The 5th Annual Mobility Roundtable was held in Helsinki from 1-2 June 2006, hosted by the Helsinki School of Economics. Since 2002, mobility roundtables have been held in Tokyo (Japan), Stockholm (Sweden), Austin (United States), and Hong Kong, China. The main objectives of the roundtables are:
- to build and support a sustainable international network of research and industry best practices for the mobile communication and computing business, market and industry;
- to exchange research and knowledge about best practices for different mobile modes of business; and
- to facilitate communication and collaboration among global researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
The 2006 programme, and all final papers can be found here. There were four keynote speakers at the event: Jarkko Sairanen (Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy, Nokia), Dr. Elizabeth Keating (University of Texas at Austin), Ari Tolonen (CEO, InfoBuild), and Lara Srivastava (ITU). Lara Srivastava is a member of the international advisory committee for the mobility roundtables. Her keynote address was entitled "Mobiles for a Smaller World" and is available here.
The 6th roundtable will be held in Los Angeles (California) in June 2007, hosted by the University of Southern California.