Rating: Funny how M2M doesn’t get a specific mention
Gosh, how time flies. The GSMA, which organises Mobile World Congress (MWC), has just issued a call for papers to be given at the next conference and exhibition. It will take place between 25th-28th February 2013. [Notice how the GSMA avoids Valentine's Day these days.] Anyway, if you want to submit a proposal for inclusion in the mobile/cellular industry’s biggest global event, then you’d better click here.The organiser claims the conference programme at Mobile World Congress will reflects the latest developments in the mobile industry. So it’s interesting to see their list of what they regard as being important.
We thought they put mobile advertising at the top of their list until we realised it was alphabetic! We’re also not sure whether the all-important M2M (machine-to-machine) sector is covered by ‘ Embedded Mobile – Automotive, Consumer Electronics’. But that’s going to be big.
We also wonder if Telefonica/Mozilla will wait until MWC before launching the first Firefox OS powered handset given that Telefonica said it should appear in Q1 2013.
So here is the list of the Mobile World Congress 2013′s hot topic areas: -
• Business Models – Segmentation and Pricing
• Cloud Services
• Converged Networks
• Devices – Mass Market Devices and Media Tablets
• Economic/Social Impact of Mobile
• Embedded Mobile – Automotive, Consumer Electronics
• Enterprise Strategies
• Intelligent Networks
• Internet Services
• Location-based Services
• Mobile Health
• Mobile Innovation
• Mobile Money
• Near Field Communication (NFC)
• Network Management Strategies
• Next-Generation Networks
• Retail in Mobile
• Social Media
• Strategies for Growth – Joint Ventures, M&A
For information on the conference programme and details on how to submit a proposal go here.
The Call for Papers will close at midnight (EST) on the September 7th 2012.
For submission guidelines and FAQs go here.