MobiSys '03: First International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, May 5-8, 2003, San Francisco, CA, USA
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PRESS RELEASE: March 19, 2003

Leading Computer Science Professional Organizations to Present MobiSys '03: First International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services

Conference Debuts Showcasing Latest Advances From Leading Researchers

San Francisco, CA, March 19, 2003 - Wearable computing. Wireless Systems-on-a-Chip. Wireless network security. The First International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services - MobiSys '03 - May 5-8, here, debuts with a lineup of the world's leading mobile systems researchers presenting the latest research on today's most debated mobile topics.

Jointly sponsored by the two largest computer science professional organizations - ACM SIGMOBILE and The USENIX Association, in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS, MobiSys '03 http://www.usenix.org/mobisys03 fills a well-recognized need of the mobile and wireless community for a world-class conference that focuses on systems development, as well as analysis, and features original and important results in mobile systems research.

"MobiSys is a conference about systems, not just their theory but also their implementation," said Dan Siewiorek, Carnegie Mellon University professor and conference General Chair. "MobiSys presents an impressive variety of activities for an inaugural offering. This conference has the intensity and quality of a mature conference in its very first offering."

Bob Brodersen, world-renowned for his work on integrated analog/digital systems on a chip, delivers the keynote address: Design of Wireless Systems-on-a-Chip. Brodersen, co-scientific director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, University of California, Berkeley and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, will discuss how system level designers can control the Systems-on-a-Chip design process.

"A systems conference devoted to mobile and wireless systems was much needed, and MobiSys fills that void," said Deborah Estrin, Director, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), Professor, Computer Science Department, UCLA.

"MobiSys organizers have done a great job attracting experts in key areas and identifying important system-level issues that need to be resolved for the Wireless Internet to reach its potential," said David Goodman, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic University.

MobiSys '03 offers high-quality papers from authors around the world. It covers security, location management, application support, mobile architectures, sensor networks, energy management, analysis of mobile networks, application mobility, and systems techniques for solving mobility problems.

A full day of technical tutorials taught by expert technologists includes, An Intro to Wearable Computing, Mobile Networking, 802.11 Wireless Network Security, and Programming Wireless Sensor/Effector Networks of TinyOS Motes.

A combined demo and poster session features presentation of demos and early-stage research, and Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions offer informal discussions among colleagues of similar interests.

Press Badges and Registration
For complimentary badges to technical sessions or to arrange interviews, contact Wendy Grubow at 831-626-7503 or wendy@usenix.org

MobiSys 2003
May 5-8
Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel
San Francisco, CA 94102
http://www.usenix.org/mobisys03

About the USENIX Association
USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For over 25 years, it has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX conferences are the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. For more information about the USENIX Association, visit http://www.usenix.org/.

About ACM SIGMOBILE
SIGMOBILE promotes research and development by bringing together researchers and practitioners and fostering interest in the mobility of systems, users, data, and computing. As a fully accredited international ACM Special Interest Group, its activities aim to expand the evolution of portable computers and wireless networks; support the convergence of mobility, computing, and information organization; and improve access, services, management, and applications for mobile computing and communications. For more information about SIGMOBILE, visit http://www.sigmobile.org/.

About ACM
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students. ACM serves its global membership of 75,000 by delivering cutting edge technical information and transferring ideas from theory to practice. ACM hosts the computing industry's leading Portal to Computing Literature. With its journals and magazines, special interest groups, conferences, workshops, electronic forums, Career Resource Centre and Professional Development Centre, ACM is a primary resource to the information technology field. For more information about ACM, see www.acm.org/.

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