MobiCom '95

Greetings from the General Chairs,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in November for ACM's First International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom '95.

The growing awareness of the effects that wireless communication is having on the way we compute, communicate and interact is leading to an increased demand for a better understanding of all aspects of wireless, mobile communication and computation. The need to bring together researchers, planners and practitioners, studying mobility issues from various perspectives is greater than ever. ACM MobiCom '95 is the first of a planned series of annual, international conferences, established to serve as the premier forum for addressing networks, systems, algorithms and applications that support the symbiosis of portable computing and wireless networks.

An exciting and high quality technical program was put together to open this activity. The conference will begin with three tutorials covering a broad spectrum of issues and problems faced by the designer of wireless mobile networks and applications that work on them. The Technical Program will be opened by a keynote address from Prof. Leonard Kleinrock entitled "Nomadic Computing". His contributions to the field of Computer Networking and Performance Analysis have spanned more than three decades and have helped shape this field. Dr. Kleinrock's talk will be followed by two days of intensive, single track, highly selective, technical sessions examining emerging networking and mobile computing issues. A panel on "Future Mobile Communications and Government funded Research" chaired by Dr. William Sander, Acting Director of the Army Research Office, promises to offer a hearty and stimulating discussion. The Wednesday luncheon will feature a talk by Dr. Barry Leiner from ARPA. Dr. Leiner is a Senior Scientist with the Universities Space Research Association and the Deputy Director of the Computing Systems Technology Office of the Advanced Research Projects Agency. Dr. Leiner will speak on "Mobile and Wireless Computing: From Packet Radio to Mobile Information Infrastructure".

A number of social events will provide ample opportunities for discussions, debates and exchange of information between users, providers and researchers. Participants will be able to view state-of-the-art demonstrations that will highlight the emerging developments in mobile computing and communications

We hope you will agree when we say that ACM MobiCom '95 promises to provide three full days of intensive intellectual stimulation and fun. We hope to see you at MobiCom '95.

Imrich Chlamtac and Dave Morgan