2003 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference: 

Symposium on Data Base Management in Wireless Network Environments   

October 4-9, 2003
Hyatt Orlando Hotel
Orlando, Florida, USA


Recently, the demand for wireless communications has grown tremendously. The need for ``information anywhere anytime" has been a driving force for the increasing growth in Web and Internet technology, wireless communication, and portable computing devices. The field of mobile computing and wireless computing is the merger of these advances in information processing and communication with the aim of providing seamless and ubiquitous computing environment for mobile users. In such wireless environments, database applications are enhanced with useful features of wireless technology and mobility of the clients/nodes provides an interesting new dimension to traditional to distributed computing. On the other hand, wireless communications also put certain limits on database applications due to limited bandwidth and communication disruptions. Hence, introducing wireless communications in database systems also means that specific problems have yet to be solved while some unique features of the technology must be taken into account in order to design optimal systems. 

The purpose of the proposed symposium is to focus on the novel ways in which DBMS architecture and mechanisms can be adapted to such a wireless environment. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to): 


Authors MUST submit a short abstract (approximately 150 words in the EDAS web site form ) AND an extended abstract (up to 2 pages) also submitted through the EDAS web site. The extended abstracts are soft copy in MS Word or PDF file formats. The submission must include the name, complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and the email address of the author(s). Extended abstracts should be submitted electronically (MS Word or PDF) by March 24, 2003.

Symposium chairs:    

Prof. Yang Xiao
Computer Science Division 
The University of Memphis
373 Dunn Hall, 
Memphis, TN 38152 USA
Email: yangxiao@memphis.edu 

Prof. Jie Li
Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics
University of Tsukuba, 
Tsukuba Science City, 
Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan.
Email: lijie@is.tsukuba.ac.jp

Prof. Jiannong Cao, 
Department of Computing , 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 
Hung Hom, Kowloon , 
Hong Kong.
Email: csjcao@comp.polyu.edu.hk

Prof. Yi Pan
Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University, 
University Plaza, Atlanta, 
GA 30303 USA
Email: pan@cs.gsu.edu

Technical Program Committee