A well developed information infrastructure is critical to the emerging knowledge society. Arguably, it is the availability of network-based development toolkit that enables consumers to generate value for the suppliers in the so-called reverse economy scenario. Similarly, it is the availability of ubiquitous Web-based information access that provides deep support to individuals in the new paradigm of distributed capitalism. It might not be extravagant to claim that a sustainable knowledge society, to a great extent, relies on a sophisticated information infrastructure.
As part of the information infrastructure, mobile communication has developed at an extraordinarily high speed in both developing and developed countries. In 2002, the total number of mobile phone users historically surpassed that of the fixed-line telephone users on a global scale. In the mean time, the third generation mobile communications (3G) has been launched successfully in certain economies, including Hong Kong. Indeed, mobile communications has moved beyond being a mere instrument of communication to become a key element in every aspect of our daily lives and business.
Hong Kong Mobility Roundtable 2005 is an opportunity for academic scholars and business leaders to share their vision regarding the implications of mobile communication in the emerging knowledge society. The Conference Chairs are now inviting submissions on all topics related to the conference theme. Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
· The Adoption and Usage Pattern of Mobile Communications
· Dynamics of Mobile Data Communication
· Human and Social Considerations for Mobile Communications
· Integration of Mobile Communications and Information System
· M-commerce, M-business and M-Government
· Mobile Communications and Knowledge Management
· Convergence in the Era of Broadband Wireless Communications
· Location-based Services and its Implications
· WiMax, WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID and their Applications
· Mobile Communications: Opportunities and Challenges for the Media
· Mobile Communications and Digital Divide
· Regulatory Framework for M-Commerce
· Spectrum Regulation and Licensing
· The Role of Mobile Communications in the Social-economic Development
· Implementation and Management Strategies for Organizational Communications
· Mobile Transaction Security and Technology
· Privacy, Trust and Intellectual Property Rights
· Future of Peer-to-Peer on Mobile Networks
· Country Studies
Electronic version of an abstract of 400-500 words with authors’ affiliation and e-mail correspondence should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 15 February 2005.