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International Journal of Services, Economics and Management
International Journal of Services, Economics and Management


Special Issue on: "Mobile Collaboration Services and Management (MCSM)"

Guest Editors:
Dickson K.W. Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
Haiyang Hu and Yi Zhuang, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

Recent advances in workflow technologies and the adoption of service-oriented architecture (SOA) has much facilitated the automation of business collaboration within and across organisations to increase their competiveness and responsiveness to the fast-evolving global economic environment. The widespread of mobile technologies has further resulted in an increasing demand for the support of mobile collaboration across multiple platforms anytime and anywhere. Examples include supply-chain logistics, group calendars, and dynamic human resources planning. As mobile devices become more powerful, the adoption of mobile computing is imminent. However, mobile business collaboration is not merely porting the software with an alternative user interface, but rather involves a wide range of new requirements, constraints, and technical challenges.

This special issue intentionally seeks scientists, engineers, educators, industry people, policy makers, decision makers, and others who have insight, vision, and understanding of the big challenges in mobile collaboration services and management (MCSM).

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the theoretical, technical, or empirical aspects of the following related to MCSM:
  • Principles, theories, models, challenges of MCSM
  • Economic, social, and legal issues of MCSM
  • MCSM requirements, design, implementation, and case studies
  • MCSM deployment, adoption, and diffusion
  • Inter- and intra-organisational integration for mobile platforms
  • Mobile database, service, and workflow management
  • Multi-databases, federated databases, parallel, and distributed databases for MCSM
  • Temporal, spatial, and mobile databases for MCSM
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery for MCSM
  • Intelligent and agent based technologies for MCSM
  • Machine learning and cybernetics for MCSM
  • Context and location sensitive applications
  • RFID and sensor applications and management for collaboration
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA), quality, and reliability
  • Web Services, ontology, and Web x.0 support for MCSM
  • Cloud computing and emerging technologies for MCSM
  • Content management and man-machine interactions for MCSM
  • Virtual organisations and supply-chain issues for MCSM
  • Trust, reputation, security, and privacy in MCSM

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submissions due: 30 October, 2009

Reviews to authors: 15 January, 2010

Revised manuscripts: 15 February, 2010