[ecoop-info] [IEEE AOC 2011 - WoWMoM Workshop]: Call for Papers

Valerio Arnaboldi valerio.arnaboldi at iit.cnr.it
Fri Jan 14 13:57:12 CET 2011

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
                        Fifth IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on
             Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC 2011)
                        June 20-24, 2011 - Lucca (Italy)

                           jointly supported by the

                             SOCIALNETS project
                  funded by the FET-IST Programme under the
           FET proactive initiative on Pervasive Adaptation (PerAda)

                              SCAMPI project
                  funded by the FP7-ICT Programme under the
         Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) initiative

                 Fast Track on Computer Communication Journal

             **** Submission Deadline --- January 31, 2011 ****

The diffusion  of lightweight, powerful  portable devices, also enriched  with a
variety of sensing capabilities, is  enabling new ways for users to communicate,
and is  laying the  foundation for  the ubiquitous networking  idea to  become a
reality.  Risen from the ashes of  traditional MANETs, which failed to cope with
the variability  of a  network solely made  up from mobile  users, opportunistic
communications have recently  stood out and gained a  lot of research attention.
Opportunistic networking is the enabling strategy for communications in a mobile
network.  The  idea of  opportunistically exploiting extemporary  contacts among
the  users  of the  network  poses  new and  challenging  problems,  as well  as
providing  with novel and  promising opportunities,  to the  networking research
community.  The AOC 2011 workshop will  be a meeting point for people working in
the area  and it will constitute  a forum to exchange  ideas, discuss solutions,
and  share   experiences  among  researchers,   professionals,  and  application
developers, both from industry and academia.   The AOC 2011 workshop will have a
primary  interest   in  the  new  directions   of  opportunistic  communications
represented  by  mobile   social  networking,  content-centric  networking,  and
participatory  sensing.  More  in  general, papers  tackling  issues related  to
opportunistic networking and computing  are welcome.  Original papers addressing
both  theoretical   and  practical   aspects  of  autonomic   and  opportunistic
communications   are  solicited,   as  well   as  papers   describing  prototype
implementations and deployments.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

*  Architectures and models for autonomic and opportunistic communications
*  Advanced  technologies  for  enabling  autonomic  and  opportunistic
*  Tools and techniques for designing, analysing and building autonomic and
   opportunistic networks
*  Scaling laws and fundamental limits in autonomic and opportunistic
*  Performance modeling of autonomic and opportunistic communications
*  Autonomic and opportunistic communication testbeds and measurements
*  Algorithms, models, and architectures for opportunistic computing
*  Mechanisms, algorithms and testbeds for service provisioning in autonomic
   and opportunistic networks
*  Algorithms, models, and architectures for content centric autonomic and
   opportunistic networks
*  Mobile social networking in autonomic and opportunistic communications
*  Participatory and urban sensing in autonomic and opportunistic networks
*  Resource management techniques applied to autonomic and opportunistic
*  Context and social awareness in autonomic and opportunistic networks
*  Routing, transport, and reliability issues in autonomic and opportunistic
*  Techniques for data dissemination and replication in autonomic and
   opportunistic networks
*  Applications and middleware support for autonomic and opportunistic
*  Mobility models and statistical analysis of mobility traces
*  Trust, security, and reputation in autonomic and opportunistic
*  Socio-economic models for  autonomic and opportunistic communications


Papers should neither have been published elsewhere  nor being currently under
review  by another conference or journal.  Manuscripts are limited to 6 pages,
single  spacing,  double  column,  and  must  strictly  adhere to the template
format.  Guidelines  on  paper  submission  and  formatting  are available  at

Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings published by IEEE. At
least  one author of  each accepted paper  is required to register and present
his/her  work at  the workshop.  There  will be no  separate  registration for
workshop, but one single registration will cover both conference and workshops

Extended versions  of workshop selected papers will be considered for possible
fast  track publication  on  the  Computer Communications  Journal (Elsevier).

Full papers due:   January 31, 2011
Notification:      March 28, 2011


  Elena Pagani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy

  Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR, Italy

STEERING Committee
  Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
  Silvia Giordano, SUPSI, Switzerland
  Ioannis Stavrakakis, University of Athens, Greece

  Valerio Arnaboldi, IIT-CNR, Italy


Gergely Acs, BUTE, Hungary
Giuseppe Bianchi, Universita' degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Eleonora Borgia, IIT-CNR, Italy
Vania Conan, Thales, France
Igor Curcio, Nokia, Finland
Serge Fdida, UPCM Paris VI, France
Sabrina Gaito, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Laura Galluccio, University of Catania, Italy
Mario Gerla, UCLA, USA
Philip Ginzboorg, Nokia, Finland
Stratis Ioannidis, Technicolor, France
Merkourios Karaliopoulos, University of Athens, Greece
Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Frack Legendre, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Daniele Miorandi, Create-net, Italy
Refik Molva, Eurecom, France
Giovanni Neglia, INRIA, France
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece
Joerg Ott, HUT, Finland
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy
Konstantinos Psounis, University of Southern California, USA
Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland
Christian Rohner, Uppsala University, Sweden
Fabrizio Sestini, EU Commission
Abdullatif Shikfa, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, France
Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, EURECOM, France
Roger Whitaker, Cardiff University, UK
Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK
Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena-Reggio, Italy
Xiaolan Zhang, Fordham University, USA


Valerio Arnaboldi - AOC2011 Publicity Chair

Institute for Informatics and Telematics (IIT)
Italian National Research Council (CNR)
Via G. Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa, Italy
phone: +39 050 315 2195
email: valerio.arnaboldi at iit.cnr.it

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