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NGCom 2017

International Workshop on Next Generation Computing (NGCom 2017)

Ubiquitous (pervasive) computing, which is considered as the third and newest generation of computing, seeks ubiquitous (every-time/ every-where) provisioning of services to users. The first and second generation of computing were mainframe and personal (distributed) computing, respectively. According to Mark Weiser’s anticipation, 2020 is the year of comprehensive realization of ubiquitous computing. While we are approaching this year, this question appears that what the fourth generation of computing is?

The goal of the workshop is to discuss the practical solutions, and introduce future research directions to help the researchers of this subject.

Call for Papers

The “International Workshop on Next Generation Computing” (NGCom 17) will be held in conjunction with the MobiQuitous 2017 in Melbourne, Australia on November 6, 2017. The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers in the emerging area of next computing model to exchange knowledge and ideas.

During the time interval of emerging ubiquitous computing [2000-now], many computing paradigms have emerged such as grid computing, cloud computing, mobile computing, pen computing, social computing, crowd computing, Internet of things, etc. Some of these paradigms have waned (e.g. pen and grid computing), and some have similarities and mutual trends. For example, although cloud computing is regarded as the realization of distributed computing, it pursues ubiquitous provisioning of services to the users in an anywhere/anytime manner, which is also the main goal of ubiquitous computing. Working on the emerged computing paradigms to introduce a comprehensive computing model that perfectly adapts to the future of technology is an essential and fundamental research direction. This computing model, as the fourth generation of computing, will shape the future of research in the science of computation.

The necessity of introduction of the fourth generation computing model has emerged recently, and the window of opportunity is open now. In this regard, this workshop intends to provide the opportunity for researchers and product developers to review and discuss the requirements, state-of-the-art and trends of new computing models. We strongly encourage researchers to submit their papers to this special issue. Papers on theoretical, practical, and methodological issues in this subject are welcome. Given that ubiquitous (pervasive) computing has found applications in many domains such as transportation, tourism, healthcare, social networks, fitness, etc., focusing on any of these domains is another interesting trend of the workshop.

We invite authors to submit their original papers describing future-trend research in all aspects of mobile, ubiquitous and cloud computing as well as next computing models. Topics of interest are included but not limited to:

  • Future generation of Ubiquitous computing
  • Future generation of Cloud computing
  • Middleware for next generation computing models
  • Operating system support for next generation computing models
  • Common trends of ubiquitous and cloud, and other computing models
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Ubiquitous cloud computing
  • Mobility issues in next generation computing models
  • Expandability & scalability issues in next generation computing models
  • Software engineering techniques for next generation computing models
  • Software development methodology for next generation computing models
  • Evaluating methods of applications, systems and middleware for next generation computing models
  • Programming languages for next generation computing models
  • Context-awareness in next generation computing models
  • Privacy protection in next generation computing models
  • Service management in next generation computing models
  • Mobile crowd sensing in next generation computing models
  • Commerce in next generation computing models


NGCom 17 seeks original, previously unpublished, and not currently under review manuscripts, describing research in all aspects of next generation computing that contribute to the workshop theme. All papers will be reviewed by at least three experts, and acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Papers should be formatted according to the ACM formatting guidelines.  Accepted Papers will be included in the main conference proceedings and will be accessible via the ACM digital library. Distinguished papers accepted and presented in the workshop, after further revision will be published in a special issue of a prestigious journal of Elsevier. Papers must be submitted electronically through (link will be available).

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Important Dates

Paper submission
August 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance  
August 31, 2017

Camera-ready submission
October 1, 2017

Workshop date
November 6, 2017

Workshop organizers (Co-chairs):

Dr. Hamed Vahdat-Nejad
Pervasive & Cloud Computing LAB, University of Birjand, Iran
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Dr Wathiq Mansoor
University of Dubai, UAE


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