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        ACM SIGMOBILE E-Mail Newsletter
                 for Apr/2005
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SIG Announcements:

Did you vote already?  If you are a member, you should have received the
ballot either electronically or via a postcard with your personalized
voting number. Please vote soon. Details on:
        http://www.sigmobile.org/elections/2005/

Nominations for SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contribution Awards are due June
3, 2005. Complete details about the nomination process and names of
previous recipients are at:  
       http://www.sigmobile.org/awards/oca.html

SIGMOBILE's instituted its first two international Chapters. A Student
Chapter at The Nanyang Technology University, Singapore and a
Professional Chapter in Sydney, Australia. Details on how a chapter can
be started, activity ideas and benefits are available at:
        http://www.sigmobile.org/chapters/

MobiSys 2005 will be in Seattle, Washington. Senior Vice President of
Microsoft Research Rick Rashid and Vice President of Software, IBM
Research Alfred Spector will deliver keynotes. An elaborate dinner
cruise for attendees is planned. Details and registration information is
at:
        http://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2005/


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Latest News and Articles:

'Body talk' could control mobiles (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4398439.stm

Advancing Sensor Web Interoperability (SensorMag)
http://sensorsmag.com/articles/0405/14/

Feds Rethinking RFID Passport  (Wired)
http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,67333,00.html

iPod Blamed for Spike in Subway Crime (CNN)
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TECH/ptech/04/28/subway.crime.ipod.ap/index.html

MIT Developing $100 Laptops for Children (CNN)
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TECH/ptech/04/04/hundred.dollar.laptops.ap/
index.html

Scientists Concerned About Slowdown in US Government Research Spending
(VOA)
http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-04-20-voa70.cfm

RFID Can Help Relieve The Fear Of Surgery (InformationWeek)
http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=161601037

Chips, Systems, And Certification Pave Path To Global WiMax
(InformationWeek)
http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=160902165

Skype rolls out premium services (CNet)
http://news.com.com/Skype+rolls+out+premium+services/2100-7352_3-5672713.html

Nokia Launches First Phone with Built-In Hard Drive (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=8311373

Small Businesses Ready To Spend On Mobility (InformationWeek)
http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=161600949

Wireless Cloud Drifting Toward Sunny Monterey (InformationWeek)
http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=161501059


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Upcoming Conferences and Events endorsed by SIGMOBILE:

** SIGMOBILE members get the same low registration fee as
** members of the organization which is sponsoring the event.

WTS 2005
Wireless Telecommunications Symposium
April 28-30, 2005
Pomona, California
http://hwang.cisdept.csupomona.edu/wtsi2005/

MDM 2005
The Sixth Annual International Conference on Mobile Data Management
May 9-13, 2005
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
http://www2.cs.ucy.ac.cy/mdm05/

MobiHoc 2005
The Sixth ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and
Computing
May 25-28, 2005
Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
http://www.sigmobile.org/mobihoc/2005

MobiSys 2005
The Third International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and
Services
June 6-8, 2005
Seattle, USA
http://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2005

NOSSDAV 2005
The Fifteenth Annual International Workshop on Network and Operating
Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video
June 12-14, 2005
Skamania, Washington, USA
http://www.nossdav.org/2005/

QShine 2005
The Second International Conference on Quality of Service in
Heterogeneous Wired/Wireless Networks
August 22-24, 2005
Orlando, Florida, USA
http://www.qshine.org/

MobiCom 2005
The Eleventh Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and
Networking
28 August-2 September 2005
Cologne, Germany
http://www.sigmobile.org/mobicom/2005/

MobileHCI 2005
The Seventh International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with
Mobile Devices and Services
September 19-22, 2005
Salzburg, Austria
http://mobilehci.icts.sbg.ac.at/

SenSys 2005
The Third ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
2-4 November 2005
San Diego, California, USA
http://sensys.csail.mit.edu/


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Latest Developer Headlines:

Multimodality: Simple Technologies Drive a New Breed of Complex
Application Input (DevX)
http://www.devx.com/wireless/Article/27878

Microsoft Says LCS Is Going Mobile (InternetNews)
http://www.internetnews.com/wireless/article.php/3498861

Create Mobile Applications with IBM Forms for Mobile Devices (DevX)
http://www.devx.com/wireless/Article/27871

An Uncommon Solution to a Common Compact Framework Problem (DevX)
http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/27460

Sun RFID Goes 2.0 (InternetNews)
http://www.internetnews.com/wireless/article.php/3498431





The ACM Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data and Computing