Final Call for Workshop Proposals

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

Following the MDM tradition, MDM 2021 workshops will provide participants with opportunities to discuss and explore emerging areas of mobile data management with fellow students, researchers, and practitioners. The goals of the workshops are to establish a common understanding of a certain aspect, to share experiences, foster research communities, learn from each other, identify open problems and/or explore directions for future research. Note that the workshops are expected to provide significant room for controversial and stimulating discussions. The organizers of the workshop should thus take care of planning the correct presentation format to enable such kind of lively interaction. 

Workshops are tentatively planned to be held the day before the conference. Publication of accepted workshop papers will be through IEEE Computer Society. The page limits for accepted regular workshop papers are 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references. 

Submission Guidelines
Workshop proposals should be no longer than 4 pages and must include: 
1. The Workshop title and acronym. 
2. A summary of no more than 250 words describing the theme(s) of the workshop. 
3. A more detailed description of the workshop format, specific goals and plan, and explanations of why the workshop is a good match with MDM. 
4. The names, addresses, and a short bio (up to 200 words) of the organizers (up to three). 
5. The names of potential program committee members. 
6. If applicable, a description of past versions of the workshop, including number of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees. 
7. The expected number of participants and the means of soliciting participation. 
8. A description of the publicity plan. 
9. A tentative Call for Papers of the workshop, including the workshop website address. 

Workshops Guidelines
Upon notification of acceptance of the proposal, workshop organizers are required to:
* Follow up with announcements and calls for contributions on different forums and mailing lists.
* Forming a PC and manage the reviewing process, both in terms of coordinating the PC members and ensuring resolving controversial submissions.
* Collaborate with Proceedings Chairs for ensuring timely completion of the camera-ready copies.
* Keep the workshop Website updated.
   Please be aware that:
* At least one of the workshop organizers must register to MDM, and participate in the Conference, at least during the workshop.
* A workshop organiser can be co-author of at most one paper submitted to the workshop with a regular reviewing process properly handled avoiding conflict of interests.

Acceptance of workshop proposals will be determined by the MDM 2021 workshop co-chairs.  Email your proposal in PDF format to with “MDM Workshop Proposal” as the subject line by the submission deadline. 

Important Dates
  Submission of Workshop Proposals: February 6, 2021. 
  Acceptance Notification of Workshop Proposals: February 15, 2021 

Tentative Schedule for Workshops: 
  Deadline for Workshop Papers: March 20, 2021
  Notification of Workshop Papers: April 17, 2021 
  Deadline for Camera Ready Papers: April 24, 2021 

Workshop organizers can postpone the submission deadline after the main conference notification in order to consider possible good papers that did not make it to the main program. The camera ready deadline, however, cannot be postponed.

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)