Call for Industry and Application Papers

22nd IEEE Conference on Mobile Data Management (IEEE MDM 2021)
June 15 - 18, 2021 Toronto, Canada 

The MDM series of conferences, since its debut in December 1999, has established itself as a prestigious forum for the exchange of innovative and significant research results in mobile data management. The term mobile in MDM has been used from the very beginning in a broad sense to encompass all aspects of mobility – aspects related to wireless, portable and tiny devices. The conference provides unique opportunities for researchers, engineers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences.

Continuing its history, MDM 2021 Industry and Application Track solicits submissions of papers describing original contributions in developing and applying mobile computing and data management technologies towards the myriad of real-world problems. We encourage industrial researchers and practitioners to share and discuss the challenges and solutions in complex real-world systems, as well as the practices and examples in commercial use cases. 

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
- Machine Learning/AI for Mobile Data
- Mobile Cloud Computing and Data Management in the Mobile Cloud
- Data Management for Internet of Things (IoT) and Sensor Systems
- Data Management for Augmented Reality Systems
- Data Management for Connected Cars, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Spaces
- Data Management in Mobile Health
- Mobile Crowd-Sourcing and Crowd-Sensing
- Mobile Data Analytics
- Behavioural/Activity Sensing and Analytics
- Mobile Location-Based Social Networks
- Mobile Recommendation Systems
- Context-aware Computing for Intelligent Mobile Services
- Middleware and Tools for Mobile and Pervasive Computing
- Theoretical Foundations of Data-intensive Mobile Computing
- Storage and File Systems for Mobile Data
- Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Network
- Indexing, Optimisation and Query Processing for Moving Objects/Users
- Location and Trajectory Analytics
- Security and Privacy in Mobile Systems
- Routing, Personalized Routing, Eco-Routing, Routing for Electrical Vehicles
- Transportation-As-A-Service, Mobility-As-A-Service
- Innovative Applications driven by Mobile Data


Important Dates
- Paper Registration and Abstract: February 1, 2021, 23:59 (AoE)    ***extended***
- Paper Submission: February 7, 2021, 23:59 (AoE)  ***extended***
- Notification of Paper Acceptance: March 31, 2021
- Camera-ready: April 24, 2021, 23:59 (AoE)

Submission Guidelines
Page limit: 8 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.

Please use the following URL for paper submissions:

All submissions need to follow IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. See templates at

Note that a paper exceeding the page limit in the respective category may be rejected without review. If there are any appendices, they are counted within the page limit. 
Submission of a meaningful abstract by the abstract deadline is a precondition for paper submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Mobile Data Management and included in the IEEE Xplore digital library

Organizing Committee
General Chairs
    Nick Koudas (University of Toronto, Canada)
    Vana Kalogeraki (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
    Jianliang Xu (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)
PC Chairs
    Panos Chrysanthis (University of Pittsburgh)
    Evaggelia Pitoura (University of Ioannina, Greece) 
    Kai Zheng (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)
Advanced Seminar Chairs
    Demetris Zeinalipour (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Industry Track Chairs
    Lei Chen (Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, Hong Kong, China)
    Raghu Ganti (IBM, US)
Demo Chairs
    Bin Yang (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Proceedings Chairs
    Edison Tsz Nam Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)
Local Organization Chairs
    Manos Papagelis (York University, Canada)
    Xiaohui Yu (York University, Canada)
    Suprio Ray (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
    Morteza Zihayat (Ryerson University, Canada)
    Heidar (Kourosh) Davoudi (Ontario Tech, Canada)
Steering Committee Liaison
    Arkady Zaslavsky (Deakin University, Australia)
Publicity Chairs
    Nikos Bikakis (Athena Research Center, Greece)
	Xiaohui Yu (York University, Canada)
Web Chair
    Tilemachos Pechlivanoglou (York University, Canada)
Best Paper Award Committee
    Takahiro Hara (Osaka University, Japan)