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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:

Nominations for SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contribution Awards are due June
3, 2005. Complete details about the nomination process and names of
previous recipients are at:

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:

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


Latest News and Articles:

'Body talk' could control mobiles (BBC News)

Advancing Sensor Web Interoperability (SensorMag)

Feds Rethinking RFID Passport  (Wired),1848,67333,00.html

iPod Blamed for Spike in Subway Crime (CNN)

MIT Developing $100 Laptops for Children (CNN)

Scientists Concerned About Slowdown in US Government Research Spending

RFID Can Help Relieve The Fear Of Surgery (InformationWeek)

Chips, Systems, And Certification Pave Path To Global WiMax

Skype rolls out premium services (CNet)

Nokia Launches First Phone with Built-In Hard Drive (Reuters)

Small Businesses Ready To Spend On Mobility (InformationWeek)

Wireless Cloud Drifting Toward Sunny Monterey (InformationWeek)


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

MDM 2005
The Sixth Annual International Conference on Mobile Data Management
May 9-13, 2005
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

MobiHoc 2005
The Sixth ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and
May 25-28, 2005
Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

MobiSys 2005
The Third International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and
June 6-8, 2005
Seattle, USA

The Fifteenth Annual International Workshop on Network and Operating
Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video
June 12-14, 2005
Skamania, Washington, USA

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

MobiCom 2005
The Eleventh Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and
28 August-2 September 2005
Cologne, Germany

MobileHCI 2005
The Seventh International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with
Mobile Devices and Services
September 19-22, 2005
Salzburg, Austria

SenSys 2005
The Third ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
2-4 November 2005
San Diego, California, USA


Latest Developer Headlines:

Multimodality: Simple Technologies Drive a New Breed of Complex
Application Input (DevX)

Microsoft Says LCS Is Going Mobile (InternetNews)

Create Mobile Applications with IBM Forms for Mobile Devices (DevX)

An Uncommon Solution to a Common Compact Framework Problem (DevX)

Sun RFID Goes 2.0 (InternetNews)

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