The 6th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering (IEEE Mobile Cloud 2018)

March 26 – March 29, 2018

Welcome Hotel, Bamberg, Germany

The integration of mobile computing and cloud services and engineering enables new applications that provide resources and services on an intelligent basis, process big data collected from mobile sensors, and support Internet of things (IoT) with massive cloud‐based backend. Such applications will have tremendous impacts on almost every aspect of our daily life, including transportation, e‐commerce, healthcare, safety and location privacy, smart home and smart city, social interaction, and many more.

This conference will provide a great platform to allow researchers in academia and industry to share their latest research ideas and results, development activities, and the emerging industry technologies on mobile cloud computing, services, and engineering. The conference solicits original technical papers, not previously published and not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness. Extended versions of the best papers will be invited for fast‐track publication in a planned Special Issue on Mobile Cloud Computing of the IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine.


Topics of interest, embedded with the special interest on the annual theme, include, but are not limited to:

Theory, Modeling and Methodologies

  • Mobile cloud computing models, architectures, and platforms
  • Testing methodologies for mobile cloud services and applications
  • Engineering on-demand mobile cloud systems and services
  • Design of energy-saving mobile cloud protocols
  • Cloud-IoT integration, cloud-centric IoT and software defined IoT
  • Mobile crowd sensing models and associated platforms
  • Mobile cloud resource management, provisioning, and migration
  • Mobile-aware cloud data management and data retrieval
  • Mobile cloud data centers, storage, and networking technologies for 5G
  • Mobile artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning
  • Virtualization techniques for mobile cloud computing and services
  • Security, reliability and privacy for mobile cloud computing

Applications and Industry Practice

  • Mobile multimedia and mobile social community services
  • Cloud-assisted human-centered applications based on wearable devices
  • Mobile commerce and cloud-based marketplace
  • Intuitive user interfaces for cloud-based mobile applications
  • Mobile cloud enabled pervasive learning and education
  • Research case studies and experimental reports
  • Industry reports on experience and lessons learned
  • Standardization on mobile clouds

Organizing Committee

Steering Committee

  • Jerry Gao (San Jose State University, USA)
  • Volker Gruhn (University Leipzig, Germany)
  • Wei Li (Beihang University, China)
  • W. T. Tsai (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Ron Vetter (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA)
  • Sato Hiroyuki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Axel Küpper (Technische Universität Berlin/Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany)
  • Hong Zhu (Oxford Brookes, UK)
  • Guido Wirtz (University of Bamberg Germany)

General Chairs:

  • Luca Foschini (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Haiping Xu (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA)

Program Chairs:

  • Peter Ruppel (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Burak Kantarci (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Toru Kobayashi (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Local Chair

  • Wirtz, Guido (University of Bamberg, Germany)

Finance Chair

  • Jerry Gao (San Jose State University, USA)

Publicity Chairs

  • Stefano Chessa (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Habib M. Ammari (Fordham University, USA)
  • Ahmet Sekercioglu (Monash University, Australia)

Registration Chair

  • Song Liu, Jilin Normal University, China

Web Chair

  • James Wu (San Jose State University, USA)

Important dates

Workshop proposal submission October 15, 2017
Tutorial proposal submission October 15, 2017
Paper submission December 3rd, 2017
Author notification January 5th, 2018
Camera‐ready submission and conference registration January 31, 2018
Conference March 26 ‐ March 29, 2018

Paper submission

Papers must be written in English. Manuscript must include a title, an abstract with
200‐250 words, and a list of 4‐6 keywords. Each paper is limited to 8 pages normally,
including tables, figures and references. All papers must be prepared in the IEEE double
column proceedings format. Please see

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three TPC members. Authors must submit their
manuscripts using the EasyChair conference system, please follow this EasyChair link

Paper publication

All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press (EI‐Index) and
included in IEEE Digital Library. For publication, each accepted paper is required to be
registered at full rate by one of its authors, and at least one author is required to
attend and present the paper at the conference for the paper to be included in the
final technical program and the IEEE Digital Library. The length of camera‐ready
papers will be limited to 8 pages with no surcharge. Up to 2 additional pages may be
purchased with extra page fee upon the approval of the Program Chairs.

Workshop/tutorial proposals submission

Please see details on the conference Web site ‐‐