The First International ICST Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems (Mobilight 2009)

Venue: Amarilia

Location: Athens, Greece

Event Date/Time: May 18, 2009 End Date/Time: May 20, 2009
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Wireless communications are becoming increasingly pervasive, as the number and diffusion of portable wireless-equipped devices is exponentially increasing (ranging from cellular phones to handheld game console, from personal digital assistant and personal navigation devices to still and video cameras). This results into an unprecedented request for lightweight, wireless communication devices with high usability and performance able to support added-value services in a highly mobile environment - following the user everywhere he goes (at work, at home, while travelling, in a classroom, etc.), but also in opening exciting research, development and business opportunities.

This scenario clearly demands significant upgrades to the existing communication paradigm in terms of infrastructure, devices and services to support the ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANY DEVICE philosophy, introducing novel and fast-evolving requirements and expectations on research and development in the field of information and communication technologies, crossing technologies and standards, architectures and devices, and services, and builds challenges to wireless communication technology and ICT in general in terms of reliability and performance, to network architecture in terms of effectiveness and adaptation, to devices in terms of capabilities, portability and enhanced lifetime, to services in terms of usability and seamless access. The core issue is to support wireless users' desire of 24/7 network availability and transparent access to "their own" services.

In this framework and motivated by the interdisciplinary competences needed to build successful lightweight wireless systems, the MOBILIGHT conference will provide an international forum where practitioners and researchers coming from the many areas involved in lightweight wireless systems design and deployment will be able to interact and exchange experiences. In the scenario depicted above, the conference will enable information exchange and cross-fertilization among the different worlds of academy, research centers and industry through the organization of specific and interacting tracks related to: (i) technology, including wireless (WPAN, WLAN, WMAN/cellular) and architectures and design methodologies to support seamless access to the communication facility; (ii) services, in the vision of “always on” requirement; (iii) business models, opportunities and solutions.