The 7th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Healthcare Services (WMCS2011)

in cooperation with

The 2nd International Conference on Security-enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grids (SUComS 2011)

September 21-23, 2011, Hualien, Taiwan


Workshop Theme:

The wide deployment of wireless mobile technologies and the significant increase in the number of mobile device users have created a very strong demand for emerging mobile commerce and healthcare services based on today’s wireless network technologies. This trend has provided many new business opportunities and challenges to e-commerce vendors, mobile service providers, mobile content publishers, mobile technology providers and solution integrators. Living in a wireless world changes and enhances people’s life in many ways, such as communications, learning, e-commerce, telemedicine and telehealthcare services. At the same time, businesses and government agencies are confronted with new pressure for technology update, that is, how to provide customers and users with reliable and secure mobile applications and efficient and user-friendly mobile services.

To meet this increasing demand on mobile services, people are looking for innovative ideas to create next generation mobile services and systems. Mobile service has become a very hot research subject in both business and research communities. The major theme of this workshop is to study new business models, emerging mobile technology, and engineering methods to build the next generation of mobile commerce and healthcare services and systems supporting mobile users anywhere at anytime.


The 7th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Healthcare Services (WMCS2011) is a forum to bring together business people, researchers, scientists, software architects, and industry professionals to discuss innovative ideas and diverse topics on next generation mobile commerce and healthcare services. Using this forum, researchers and practitioners can exchange issues, challenges, new business models and structures, and new technologies and solutions.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original and research papers addressing business and technical issues, challenges, solutions, and technologies in building mobile wireless software systems and applications. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the international program committee. Accepted paper will be included in the SUComS2011 workshop proceedings.

Topics of InterestInclude But Are Not Limited to the Following:

The topics of interest for WMCS2011 include, but are not limited to, the following:

- M-commerce business:

  • M-commerce business models, processes, strategies, and market structure analysis
  • Mobile supply chain management
  • Pricing and cost analysis of M-commerce services
  • Case studies in M-commerce and information services

- M-healthcare technologies and services:

  •  RFID/uID middleware design and implementation
  • Service for elder
  • Tools for design, deployment and evaluation of tag-based systems
  • Tag discovery, management, security, and services
  • Tagging for smart life services

- Mobile enabled and wireless Internet technologies:

  •  Mobile computing models, technologies and solutions
  • "Mobile 2.0" and/or Mobile Web 2.0 Technology Extension
  • Context-aware and location-based technologies and solutions for M-commerce/healthcare
  • Enabling technologies (such as RFID, Barcodes) for M-commerce/healthcare
  • Mobile agent, workflow models, and supporting technologies in M-commerce/healthcare
  • Wireless multimedia technologies and platforms for mobile commerce, e.g., DMB,DVB-H,  mobile TV
  • Mobile enabled architectures, middleware, components, and agent technologies
  • Mobile security problems, technologies, solutions and privacy
  • Mobile database retrieval techniques, transaction models and caching techniques
  • New mobile client design, architectures, and interaction methods for mobile devices

- Innovative wireless (or wireless Internet) based applications:

  • "Mobile 2.0" and/or Mobile Web 2.0 based applications and experience
  • Mobile-based e-learning and education environments
  • Mobile service middleware and platforms for mobile commerce/healthcare
  • Mobile advertising solutions, techniques, systems and platforms
  • Mobile payment protocols, solutions, service systems and platforms
  • New mobile portals, mobile-based social networks, and marketplaces
  • Ambient intelligent frameworks, platforms, and systems
  • Ubiquitous computing platform and services for mobile users
  • P2P mobile systems and applications 
  • New mobile enterprise systems and applications
  • Mobile digital home environment and intelligence
  • Deployment, experience and lesson learned reports in M-commerce and healthcare.

- Mobile services:

  • Semantic web and services for M-commerce
  • Mobile instant messaging systems and services
  • Mobility discovery, management, and services
  • Mobile brokerage, management, and service mechanisms
  • Mobile entertainment services and platforms for digital music, videos, tickets, and games
  • Deployment, experience and lesson learned reports in M-commerce and services
  • Mobile personalization, mobile service management, and natural language support


Original papers that are not published previously or under review by other journals or conferences will be considered. All submitted papers will be evaluated according to their originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance.

The conference proceedings, including all accepted papers, will be published in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) by Springer-Verlag.All submissions must be done through EasyChair at The format for submission is PDF or DOC.

For format and style guidelines authors should refer to: Failure to comply will prevent the paper from appearing in the conference proceedings. Manuscripts will be limited to10 pages following LNCS conference proceedings style and guidelines. Papers that present novel ideas, criticize existing work, and discuss practical studies and experiments are especially encouraged.

Accepted papers will be published in LNCS by Springer. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. WMCS2011 reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the workshop if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: June 14, 2011
  • Authors Notification: July 1, 2011
  • Final Submission and Registration Due: July 7, 2011


Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Jerry Gao                              San Jose State University, USA
  • Chien-Chang Hsu                   Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Steering Committee:

  • Jerry Gao                              San Jose State University, USA
  • Jingsha He                            Beijing University of Technology, China
  • Chien-Chang Hsu                   Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Axel Kupper                           Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
  • Keung Hae Lee                      Korea Aerospace University, Korea
  • Claudia Linnhoff-Popien           Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
  • Hsing Mei                              Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Hou-Chang Chiu                     Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
  • Hsing Mei                              Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Workshop Program Co-Chairs:

  • Chia-Mo Lin                           Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
  • Yong-Yi  FanJiang                  Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Program Committee:

  • Matthias Book                       University Leipzig, Germany
  • Donggang Cao                       Peking University, China
  • Narciso Cerpa                        University of Talca, Chile
  • Chih-Min Chao                       National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
  • Rung-Ching Chen                   Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Magdalini Eirinaki                   San Jose State University, USA
  • Volker Gruhn                         University Leipzig, Germany
  • Chi-Pan Hwang                      National Changhua University, Taiwan
  • Jia-Lien Hsu                          Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Gu-min Jeong                        Kookmin University, Korea
  • Keung Hae Lee                      Korea Aerospace University, Korea
  • Guanling Lee                         National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Xiangwu Meng                       Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Katina Michael                      University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Sheng-Lung Peng                  National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Junho Shim                           Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea
  • Xiao Su                                 San Jose State University, USA
  • Yi-Jen Su                              Shu-Te University, Taiwan
  • Chiu-Ching Tuan                    National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Ron Vetter                            UNC Wilmington, USA
  • Yuan-Kai Wang                     Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Sheng-Yuan Yang                 St. John's University, Taiwan
  • Qian Wei                              Beijing University of Technology, China
  • Chia-Hung Yeh                      National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • Yong Ik Yoon                        Sookmyung Women's University, Korea
  • Xing Zhang                            Beijing University of Technology, China


For further information on WMCS2011, please contact the workshop co-chairs at