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Welcome to MODIES 2008


First International Workshop on MObile and DIstributed approaches in Emergency Scenarios


The field of medical emergencies is more dynamic and subject to context variability compared to other e-health fields. The emergency management domain is very information-intensive and mission-critical, and the involved tasks exhibit wide heterogeneity, difficulties in communicating and in physically reaching the place. The efficiency of the assistance is an aspect of vital importance, so that all involved people (healthcare workers, drivers, police, firemen, and so on) need to communicate, coordinate and access distributed resources in a simple and fast way. The employed resources (users and medical devices) must dynamically organize themselves in a temporary net, where communication links are established just in time.
Therefore, the major requirements of such support systems are dynamicity and context-awareness, ie they have to easily self-configure and adapt to the situation variability.
The above described context demands the adoption of very innovative and powerful paradigms, much more dynamic and flexible than those usually adopted for conventional distributed systems.
The workshop will focus on mobile and distributed approaches to face the issues of emergency scenarios, and to support involved actors in their tasks.

This workshop solicits papers (from researchers and practitioners) that address key issues, open problems, models, infrastructures and innovative applications related to mobile and distributed approaches in emergency scenarios.

Address of the Conference:

Holiday Club Tampere Spa Lapinniemenranta 1233180 Tampere, Finland

Important dates:


Extended deadlines

Paper Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2007 October 10th, 2007
Notification to Authors: November 2nd, 2007 November 16th, 2007
Camera Ready: November 16th, 2007 November 30th, 2007

Workshop Organizers:

Giacomo Cabri
Francesco De Mola
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dates & News

Submission Deadline (extended)
October 10, 2007

Allowed pages
Regular papers up to 4,
short papers up to 2