ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

Special Issue on Intelligent Mobile Knowledge Discovery and Management Systems

Advances in wireless communication, mobile information infrastructures such as GPS, WiFi, and mobile phone technologies have enabled us to collect, process and manage massive amounts of mobile data from diverse information sources. These mobile data are fine-grained, information-rich, and provide unparalleled opportunities for us to understand mobile user behaviours and generate useful knowledge, which in turn allows the delivery of intelligence for real-time decision making in various real-world applications.  In this context, knowledge discovery is the process of automatic extraction of interesting and useful knowledge from large amounts of mobile data, whereas knowledge management consists of a range of strategies and practices to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable the adoption of novel insights and experiences for decision making. There is a critical emerging need to investigate knowledge discovery and management issues in mobile context.

The ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST) announces a Special Issue on Intelligent Mobile Knowledge Discovery and Management Systems. The goal of this journal special issue is to bring together top quality articles on the art and practice of mobile knowledge discovery and management systems that exhibit a level of intelligence. Manuscripts are solicited to address a wide range of intelligent system related topics in mobile knowledge discovery and management areas, including but not limit to the following topics:

  1. Activity Recognition and Sensing for Mobile Social Applications
  2. Concepts and Case Studies of Mobile Knowledge Discovery and Management
  3. Distributed and Cloud Data Mining on Mobile Data
  4. Intelligent GIS-enabled Mobile Services
  5. Knowledge Discovery and Management on the Mobile Internet
  6. Location Privacy and Security for Mobile Knowledge Discovery and Mangement
  7. Location-tagging-based Media Sharing and Mining
  8. Microblogging and the Mobile Web
  9. Mobile and Location-dependent Recommender Systems
  10. Mobile Social Network Modeling, Social Services, Social Networks and Applications
  11. Semantic Web, Linked Data and Knowledge Representation for the Mobile Social Web
  12. Sustainability and Mobile Data Mining
  13. Mobile Knowledge Discovery in Intelligent Transportation and Smart Cities

Submission Guidelines

Submission information can be found on the journal web page ( by clicking on "Author Info" on the sidebar. Authors should submit their manuscripts using ACM manuscript online system. To submit your article, go to the online manuscript submission page (, create a user account, and, when prompted, choose "Special Issue: IMKDMS" as the article type. Please feel free to contact the guest editors if you have any questions.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

1 December 2011

Preliminary Results

10 March 2012

Revised Version

10 April 2012

Notification of Acceptance

10 May 2012

Final Manuscripts Due

10 June 2012

Anticipated Publication

Late 2012/Early 2013

Guest editors

Hui Xiong

Rutgers University, USA

Shashi Shekhar

University of Minnesota, USA

Alexander Tuzhilin

New York University, USA

© 2011 Data Mining Group @ Rutgers Business School