MobEA IV- Empowering the Mobile Web

Edinburgh, Scotland, May 23rd 2006

Collocated with WWW2006 conference


Final Program


Aim and Scope


We are in the midst of a mobile revolution. Mobile Web Initiative spearheaded by W3C is making a strong stand on how to realize the vision of pervasive mobile computing. Services provided have to be adapted to the users wants and needs. To do this, we need to go beyond technology, and understand the human-centric aspects of mobile computing. The objective of this workshop is to provide a single forum for researchers and technologists to discuss the state-of-the-art, present their contributions, and set future directions in emerging innovative applications for mobile wireless access. W3C has started a number of initiatives along the direction of Mobile Web Best Practices, Device Description Working Group, Device Independence Working Group and others.


Topics of interest for technical papers include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Mobile Web Best Practices
  • Conformance of Mobile Web content
  • Device Description and Device Independence
  • Content adaptation and description
  • Multimodal Interactions
  • Peer-to-peer mobile computing
  • Security of mobile applications
  • Methods for measuring mobile application usage
  • Models and methods for qualitative analysis of applications usage
  • User interface for mobile devices
  • Usability, customer focused mobile services
  • Multimedia messaging applications
  • Performance studies of mobile applications
  • Context-Aware services and applications
  • Mobility issues of web services


The topics of interest are particularly important for the Spring 2006 timeframe to align MWI with the users, the carriers’/operators deployment strategies and of course the application/service providers’.


Submissions will be solicited and all papers are subject to peer review. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two peers and their collective comments will be taken into consideration to decide paper acceptance. We will maintain a rather high level of importance on the technical feasibility of the proposed applications for a telecommunications carrier managed service or a premise-based enterprise deployment at large scale.


This conference will provide an international forum to discuss issues on emerging mobile applications both from a technical and business standpoint. The chosen mix of papers will attract a large community of mobile application providers. The targeted audience will range from developers and technical managers to business level executives, providing a good mix of talent.




You are invited to submit a full paper describing completed work (up to 5,000 words) or a position paper describing work in progress (up to 2,000 words) not to exceed 12 double spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch pages (including figures, tables and references) in 10-12 point font. Include an abstract, five to ten keywords, and the corresponding author's e-mail address.. Submissions will be evaluated according to the relevance and originality of the work and to their ability to generate discussions between the participants of the workshop. The format of submitted papers must follow the ACM conference proceedings guidelines, including no page numbers. At least one author of accepted papers must register for the WWW’06 conference before the early registration deadline. Registration information will be available at the conference web site:


Submitted papers must be in PDF or Postscript format. Papers should be submitted to either or



Important dates


February 10th 2006: Submission of full and position papers

13th March 2006: Notification of acceptance

27th March 2006: Camera-ready copies due

23rd May 2006: Workshop day



Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings


Previous MobEA proceedings

MobEA III 2005

MobEA II 2004

MobEA I 2003



Organizing Committee Members

Rittwik JanaPrincipal Member Technical Staff at AT&T Labs Research. He received a B.E degree in electrical engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1994. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Australian National University in 1999. He worked as an engineer at the Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO), Australia from ’96 – ’99 and as a member of technical staff at AT&T Labs-Research, New Jersey from ’99 to date. He has been continuously working in the area of mobile and wireless communications for ten years covering aspects from physical layer modem design to application layer software development. His primary expertise fall in the areas of radio resource management, mobile service platform design and wireless channel modeling. He has served as a reviewer and a program committee member for numerous IEEE conferences and journals. He has also successfully organized MobEA-I and MobEA-II workshops at WWW 2003 and 2004 respectively.

Daniel Appelquist (W3C Mobile Web Best Practices chair) has over eleven years of experience in the Internet services industry. In 1989, he founded an online fiction magazine, Quanta, which published for 5 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University. At Visix software, he helped to build a technical documentation system for documenting software APIs. In 1995, he co-founded and became lead technologist for E-Doc ( a company that provided web development services to the scientific, technical, and medical publishing industry. Working with publishers such as John Wiley & Sons and Macmillan, he was the architect of the SGML-based publishing systems behind the Journal Cancer and Nature online.

At (, he was the architect of their XML based publishing system and developer of a global strategy for deploying software technologies. Subsequently, he filled the dual role of CTO for and Vice President of Global Technology for At Digital Channel Partners, he built an R&D capability and led the technology team for the UK. Dan has also worked at AOL's Digital City (, New Century Network and the Web consulting firm Codefab ( He has spoken at numerous trade shows and events including Seybold and XTech, is active on the Advisory Committee of the W3C ( and is on the Advisory Board of Kinecta Corporation ( He has recently completed a book on building applications with XML and SQL for Addison-Wesley, which is due to be published this December.

Bin Wei – received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1998 and joined the research community at AT&T Shannon Laboratory since then. His research interests are in the areas of high-performance computer systems, multimedia, and service platforms for mobile users. His recent work on media related services involves building prototype systems to support media acquisition, processing, management, and delivery to various mobile devices. In addition to publishing papers in ACM and IEEE conferences and journals, his professional experience also includes reviewing papers and books, serving as a program committee member and a co-chair. He received a B.S. from Tianjin University, China, in 1983 and an M.S. from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1989



Rittwik Jana and Bin Wei

AT&T Labs – Research

180 Park Ave

Florham Park, NJ, 07932



Daniel Appelquist

Vodafone Group Services

The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2FN

United Kingdom