Nowadays’ smart phone is the main tool for us to access any kind of information from fixed or mobile ad hoc terminals. When mobile services are provided to the mass, the self-organized computing, communication, and storage services are main concerns for most of the mobile users. Specifically, organizing distributed participants’ sensing data as well as services in ad hoc way will need distributed coordination in sensing and computing, together with relatively low communication overhead. Because centralized information fetching and storage are vulnerable to mobile scenarios. Mobile sensing, computing and communication (MSCC) are to extend conventional functions, providing services and results to the world of future mobile applications. MSCC is fundamentally different from previous cloud based study, because it brings a pure distributed and dynamic environment for sensing, data, computing task sharing and service providing. There is little or no infrastructure can be leveraged to improve the network performance. We believe that, this topic can be sustainable, and perennial for mobile ad hoc research, because it brings many brand new challenges and even some of open problems for researchers to investigate.

The MSCC workshop is intended to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners in current participatory sensing, computing and communication from academia, industry, and service providers, to share ideas, experiences, and practical implementations related to new MSCC technologies and applications. Both position and working-in-progress papers are encouraged. To that end, papers are solicited from all MSCC related areas involving the interactions or integrations of massive sensing data with advanced computing and communication solutions.including, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Innovative service architecture and designs
  • Quality of sensing data and “Big Data” oriented storage architecture
  • Performance evaluation and measurement of services and applications
  • Service platform and Quality of Experience (QoE) studies
  • Content/context-based sensing, routing, and networking
  • Incentives and mechanism design
  • Security and privacy protection
  • Novel hardware and sensor design for contact-free sensing
  • Data reduction, inference and mining for contact-free sensing
  • Experience with real-world deployments and applications
  • Context reasoning models/algorithms for contact-free sensing
  • Signal processing techniques for contact-free sensing
  • Cloud-ready network architecture and management;
  • Federated Management of Cloud computing platforms;
  • Mobile-aware cloud databases, data retrievals;
  • Resource description, measurement, and accounting;
  • Mobile cloud computing models, infrastructures, and approaches;
  • Managing variability in mobile cloud computing;
  • Application specific management framework, algorithms, and protocols;
  • Interoperability between private and public Cloud management;
  • Mobile-aware networking, protocols, and infrastructures


Important dates

  • Paper submissions due: April 15th, 2014, 11:59pm EDT
  • Author notification: June 1st, 2014
  • Camera-ready papers deadline: June 20th, 2014


Paper submission instructions

All submissions will be handled electronically and must be in PDF format. Paper submissions for regular papers must be limited to 6 pages (US letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures, and references. The font size must be at least 10 points. Accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings. All submitted papers will be judged on their quality through double-blind reviewing where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors' names must not appear in the paper or in the PDF file. Submitted papers must not be currently under review for any other publication. Before submitting your paper, please check the description of the conference scope. Instructions on paper submission are available at the conference web page. Note that the margin must be 1 inch on all sides. Submit your papers at
Please direct any questions about the paper submission process to the Program Co-Chairs. See the Committees page for information.