[ecoop-info] CfP MONAMI 2010

Carlo Giannelli carlo.giannelli at unibo.it
Wed Mar 24 12:07:24 CET 2010

  Second International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks And Management

 >>> MONAMI 2010 <<<

                            22-24 September 2010
                              Santander, Spain

                             Sponsored by ICST
                  Technically co-sponsored by Create-Net
                     Proceedings published by Springer


MONAMI 2010 aims at bringing together top researchers, academics and
practitioners specializing in the area of Mobile Network Management (MNM)
and Service Management.

Multiaccess and resource management, mobility management, and network
management have emerged as core topics in the design, deployment and
operation of current and future networks. Yet, they are treated as
separate, isolated domains with very little interaction between the experts
in these fields and lack cross-pollination. MONAMI 2010 offers the
opportunity to leading researchers, industry professionals and academics
around the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in these areas
and present results related to technologies for true plug-and-play
networking, efficient use of all infrastructure investments, and access
competition. The aim of the forum is to disseminate the latest innovative
mobile network solutions for increased competition and cooperation in an
environment with a multitude of access technologies, network operators and
business actors.

MONAMI 2010 invites papers that follow either evolutionary approaches based
on current IP-centered architectures or introduce revolutionary MNM
approaches and new paradigms. Papers reporting experimental and empirical
studies as well as implementation/industry results (including testbeds and
field trials) are also welcome.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the 

     - Multiaccess networks and resource management
     - Energy efficiency for multiaccess networks
     - Emerging and visionary multimedia services, service enablers
       and management
     - Multimedia services in mobile/multiaccess networks
     - Business models and economics for a mobile/multiaccess world
     - Future Internet architectures for Mobile Network Management
     - Management standards and enabling technologies, including
       IEEE 802.21 and ANDSF
     - Management of wireless cognitive networks
     - Design, implementation, and testbed/experimental evaluations
     - Service and application management platforms

We also seek papers, which within the main scope of MONAMI, address a
range topics clustered in the following Special Tracks.

* Autonomic Networks and Services
   Chair: Symeon Papavassiliou

Autonomic networking is targeting at complexity issues related to network
management. Autonomic systems engineering or autonomics is about designing
systems that exhibit the so-called self-* properties e.g. self-configuring,
self-healing etc., in short self-managing properties, in order to make the
systems themselves tackle management complexities that are otherwise
difficult to be handled by systems and network operations personnel.
Autonomics is not only about self-* functions that relieve the burden on
network operations personnel, but is also about implementing self-*
functions for self-adaptability, context or situation driven behavior
changes in systems, services or applications.

Topics to be addressed in this MONAMI special Track include, but are not
limited to, the following:

     - Autonomic behavior in mobile ad hoc networks
     - Autonomic network monitoring
     - Security and trust in Autonomic Networks
     - Autonomic QoS and QoE in wireless networks
     - Autonomic routing and forwarding
     - Resilience and survivability in Autonomic Networks
     - Scalability and stability in Autonomic networks
     - Self-* properties of Autonomic Networks
     - IPv6 and autonomicity

* Lower Layer Aspects
   Chair: Faouzi Bader

It is now believed that proper management of available resources and the
involved services can no longer be fulfilled without the capacity of
interacting with the subjacent lower layers. There must be some interaction
between the corresponding entities and parties. Reciprocally, the
information and the possibilities of the physical and MAC layers should be
made aware.

This Special Track is soliciting papers on:

     - IMT advanced physical layer techniques
     - Advanced spectrum sharing techniques and protocols
     - Cognitive access and protocol design for interference management

* Smart Objects
   Chair: Antonio Puliafito

A smart object allows the virtual world to become real and physical objects
to become part of a virtualized reality. A smart object automatically
distributes information about itself, enriched with additional details on
its behavior, location, owner, functioning state, surrounding environment.
As a result, a huge amount of information is systematically generated by
smart objects and put in strict relation with a constantly updated
information base. Identification technology is one aspect of the problem,
but new advances are needed to create, track, use smart objects and allow
their management in new advanced everyday applications.

Some of the topics to be addressed in this Special Track include, but are
not limited to, the following:

     - Architecture and design of new services with smart objects
     - Middleware to simplify smart objects interaction
     - Managing smart objects in a multiaccess world
     - Management for the Internet of Things

* Security in Mobile Network Management
   Co-Chairs: Stephen Farrell and Peter Schoo

Security is a vital part of Mobile Network Management (MNM) and targets the
legitimate use and integrity of network resources as well as the prevention
of misuse of these resources for operational availability. The dynamics in
mobile networks present challenges to viable security solutions; there are
trade offs between security solutions and user privacy or profile building.
The management of mobile networks also cannot currently cover the access of
malware coming in via increasingly capable devices or smartphones.

In order to support the exchange of new ideas about security solutions or
early experiences from R&D activities in this area we invite submissions of
new work not submitted elsewhere on topics such as the following:

        - Security solutions for managed and infrastructureless networks
        - Security in Future Internet approaches for MNM
        - Security of post MPLS-protocols and virtual networks
        - Attacks on mobiles and their effects on network operations
        - Security management in support of MNM
        - Access network and network element integrity protection
        - The interplay between privacy enhancing technologies and MNM

* Network Virtualization in a Heterogeneous World
   Chair: Andreas Timm-Giel

Network Virtualization is already being applied to share physical resources
in today's networks. It is furthermore seen as a suitable way to move to a
Future Internet allowing the coexistence of legacy networks with new
networking approaches. However, suitability, challenges, and advantages of
network virtualization for heterogeneous, wireless, and multiaccess
networks still need to be explored.

Therefore this Special Track focuses on:

        - Virtualization of multiaccess networks
        - Multihoming in Virtual Networks
        - Wireless Network Virtualization
        - Virtualized Wireless Resource Management
        - Performance and energy efficiency for virtualized
          multiaccess networks

We encourage submissions of high-quality technical papers reporting original
material that has not been previously published, and is not currently
submitted for consideration elsewhere. Full Papers should not exceed 12
pages in the Springer Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) format and must be
submitted by *30 April 2010*. Short papers of up to 8 pages, reporting most
current results, are also solicited. LNICST templates are available from

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent
reviewers, including a TPC member to ensure high quality and relevance to
the topics of the Conference. All accepted papers will be published in the
Springer Lecture Notes of ICST series and then be included in major article
indexing services.

The organizing committee of MONAMI 2010, in cooperation with ICST, is happy
to announce three awards for accepted papers that exhibit outstanding
technical merit. The MONAMI 2010 *Best Paper Award* will be presented to the
authors during a special ceremony and will be accompanied by 250 EUR prize.
The *Best Student Paper* award will also be presented during the same
ceremony and is accompanied by a 150 EUR prize. Finally, MONAMI 2010 will
also present the *Best Paper Accompanied by a Demonstration* at the
conference, which will carry a 100 EUR prize.

All papers submitted are automatically candidates for the Best Paper Award.

Student authors need to inform the organizing committee of their status, in
order to qualify for the Best Student Paper award, and must be the primary
contributor of the submitted paper. Authors who are interested in presenting
a demo during MONAMI 2010 based on a paper accepted for publication in the
conference proceedings should also inform the organizing committee in order
to qualify for the Best Paper Accompanied by a Demonstration award.

The authors of selected papers from MONAMI 2010 will be invited to submit
extended versions describing their work to the ACM Springer Mobile Networks
and Applications (MONET) Journal Special Issue on Mobile Networks and

For further details, see the corresponding Special Issue Open Call for 


Paper Submission Deadline:  30 April 2010
Notification of Acceptance: 11 June 2010
Camera Ready Deadline:      11 July 2010
Conference Date:            22-24 September 2010


General Chairs:
Kostas Pentikousis, Huawei Technologies European Research Center, Germany
Ramón Agüero, University of Cantabria, Spain

Technical Program Committee Chairs:
Marta García-Arranz, University of Cantabria, Spain
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Tutorial Chair:
Oliver Blume, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany

Publications Chair:
Carlo Giannelli, University of Bologna, Italy

Publicity Chair:
Jarno Pinola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland


Ramon Aguero, University of Cantabria, Spain
Toufik Ahmed, University Bordeaux 1, France
Nadeem Akhtar, Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT), India
Faouzi Bader, CTTC, Spain
Hussein Badr, Stony Brook University, USA
Roland Bless, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Oliver Blume, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany
Mischa Dohler, CTTC, Spain
Stephen Farrell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Marta García-Arranz, University of Cantabria, Spain
Raffaele Giaffreda, CREATE-NET, Italy
Carlo Giannelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Tobias Hossfeld, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Jussi Kangasharju, University of Helsinki, Finland
Theo G. Kanter, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
Vasileios Karyotis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Timotheos Kastrinogiannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Polychronis Koutsakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Zhaojun Li, Fujitsu Labs, UK
Emmanuel Lochin, ISAE - LAAS-CNRS, France
Raquel Morera, Telcordia Technologies, USA
Antonio de la Oliva, University Carlos III, Spain
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Kostas Pentikousis, Huawei Technologies European Research Center, Germany
Miguel Ponce de Leon, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
Anand R. Prasad, NEC Corporation, Japan
Javier Rubio-Loyola, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Susana Sargento, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Peter Schoo, Fraunhofer-SIT, Germany
Joan Serrat, Politechnic University of Catalunya, Spain
Haitao Tang, Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland
Andreas Timm-Giel, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Kurt Tutschku, University of Vienna, Austria
Christos Verikoukis, CTTC, Spain


Imrich Chlamtac, CREATE-NET, Italy
Kostas Pentikousis, Huawei Technologies European Research Center, Germany

Carlo Giannelli, Ph.D.
Viale Risorgimento, 2
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Facoltà di Ingegneria - DEIS - LIA (Lab1)
40136 Bologna BO (Italy)
Tel# +39-051-2093087; Fax# +39-051-2093073
Email: carlo.giannelli at unibo.it
Web: http://lia.deis.unibo.it/Staff/CarloGiannelli

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