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        ACM SIGMOBILE E-Mail Newsletter
                 for Dec/2007
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SIG Announcements:

- After three years of dedicated service as the Editor-in-Chief of
SIGMOBILE's Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R), Mani
Srivastava is stepping down.  Srikanth Krishnamurthy of the
University of California, Riverside, will be the new
Editor-in-Chief for MC2R.  Please join us in welcoming Srikanth!

- .. and Happy New Year!


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Latest News and Articles:

Airwave Auction May Steer Future (CNN)
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/

Web 2.0 Software Converts Cell Phone Into GPS Device (InformationWeek)
http://www.informationweek.com/mobility/showArticle.jhtml

Stanford Researchers Could Extend Laptop, Mobile Device Battery Life Tenfold
(CIO)
http://advice.cio.com/al_sacco/

IBM Dishes Five Predictions for Future (IDG News)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140818/article.html

Torvalds: Linux to Make Dent in Smartphones in '08 (CNet)
http://www.news.com/Torvalds-Linux-to-make-dent-in-smartphones-in-08/

Keyboard-free Access Could Benefit Health (eHealth Europe)
http://ehealtheurope.net/news/3345/keyboard-free_access_could_benefit_health

Cell Phones Prove to be Poor Surfing Platforms (NY Times)
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/344882_mobileweb26.html

Reality, Only Better (The Economist)
http://www.economist.com/search/displaystory.cfm

Wireless Sensor Detects Abnormal Vibrations Offshore (EngineerLive)
http://www.engineerlive.com/features/19610/

Mobile Ads: Not So Fast (BusinessWeek)
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2007


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Upcoming Conferences and Events Sponsored By or In-Cooperation With SIGMOBILE:


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


HotMobile 2008
The Ninth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
25-26 February, 2008
Napa Valley, California, USA
http://prisms.cs.umass.edu/hotmobile2008/

MobiHoc 2008
The Ninth International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and
Applications
26-28 May, 2008
Hong Kong SAR, China
http://www.sigmobile.org/mobihoc/2008/

MobiSys 2008
The Sixth International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications
and Services
10-13 June, 2008
Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
http://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2008/

MobileHCI 2008
The 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with
Mobile Devices and Services
2-5 September, 2008
Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://www.mobilehci2008.org/

UbiComp 2008
The Tenth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
21-24 September, 2008
COEX, Seoul, South Korea
http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2008/

ACM Sensys 2008
The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
5-7 November, 2008
Raleigh, NC, USA
http://sensys.acm.org/2008/


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Latest Developer Headlines:

The Year of the New Mobile Operating System (IDG News)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140666-c,nonwindowsoss/article.html

Apple iPhone Winning Corporate Fans Despite Flaws (CNet)
http://www.news.com/Apple-iPhone-winning-corporate-fans-despite-flaws/

Getting Down and Dirty with Google's Android (DevX)
http://www.devx.com/wireless/Article/36225

Using the Smart Device Framework for Windows Mobile Development (DevX)
http://www.devx.com/wireless/Article/36134


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