[ecoop-info] CFP COMMCA 2014

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Wed Feb 19 11:33:37 CET 2014

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International Workshop on Communicating Objects
and Machine to Machine for Mission-Critical Applications


August 17-20, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

in conjunction with the

The 9th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications  
(FNC 2014)


Submission Deadline: March 30th, 2014


Machine To Machine (M2M) is the association of Information and  
Communication Technology (ICT), with objects, making them "smart" and  
communicating through different access network technologies in order  
to give them the means to interact without any human intervention with  
the information system of an organization or an enterprise. The  
available today network technologies differ from short rang  
communication such as Zigbee, ultralow-power Bluetooth, UWB, and  
low-power Wifi to wide area networks such as 3G, Femtocell, and LTE.

M2M communication technology is certainly in its early stage even if  
we consider recent research advances in a large spectrum of  
applications in many different areas such as  E-health, smart grid,  
automotive, telemetric, smart homes, environmental monitoring,  
industrial automation. In addition, it also opens a wide research area  
for mission-critical applications, which have direct impact on the  
society and authorities such as border surveillance, security  
monitoring, military operations, fire emergency response,  
environment-oriented pollutions and land security, emergency event and  
crisis intervention, and natural disaster. These mission-critical  
applications impose their specific and challenging requirements in  
terms of power, bandwidth, latency, reliability, accuracy, security,  
and mobility. Such challenges can cause problems on almost all layers  
of M2M networks.

This workshop aims to gather researchers, engineers and practitioners,  
both from academia and industry, as well as end users, to present and  
debate recent M2M communication systems, technologies, and  
applications applied to mission-critical scenarios.

The central theme of COMMCA 2014 will be the exploitation of available  
wireless and mobile technologies which are capable of being used in  
object to object, machine to machine communications for  
mission-critical applications. Topics of interest include but not  
limited to the following:

•    Novel M2M architectures, protocols and applications for  
mission-critical applications
•    M2M Medium Access Control Protocols for mission-critical applications
•    M2M mobility management for mission-critical applications
•    M2M wireless sensor networks for mission critical applications
•    Advanced information/data management for mission-critical applications
•    Mobile communication and networks for mission-critical applications
•    Inter-networking protocols and mechanisms for mission-critical  
•    Security, Trust and privacy for mission-critical applications
•    Multi-hop wireless Networks for mission-critical applications
•    Cross-layer optimisation in M2M networks for mission-critical  
•    Reinforcement learning approach for mission-critical applications
•    Technologies for WSNs in mission-critical applications
•    Coverage and connectivity issues in mission-critical applications
•    Localisation issues in mission-critical applications
•    Field trials, testbeds, and standard activities in M2M networks  
for mission-critical applications
The topics suggested by the workshop can be discussed in terms of  
concepts, survey, research, standards, implementations, running  
experiments, applications, and practical case studies.

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on  
above topics. Submitted papers must not have been published or  
simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Please, indicate clearly the  
corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of  
no more than 400 words.

Publication: All COMMCA 2014 accepted papers will be scheduled for  
oral presentations and will be printed in the conference proceedings  
published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer  
Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on  
www.Elsevier.com and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect  
(www.sciencedirect.com), and will be freely available worldwide. All  
papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Thomson Reuters' Conference  
Proceeding Citation Index:

The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable  
DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates  
and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. All  
accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP  
(http://dblp.uni-trier.de/). At least one author of each accepted  
paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the  

•    Submission Deadline: March 30th, 2014
•    Authors notification: May 15th, 2014
•    Camera Ready papers due: June 15th, 2014
•    Workshop: August 17th-20th, 2014

•    Dr. Bouabdellah Kechar
LRIIR Laboratory, Oran University, Algeria
Kechar.Bouabdellah at univ-oran.dz
•    Pr. Hafid Haffaf
LRIIR Laboratory, Oran University, Algeria
Haffaf.Hafid at univ-oran.dz
•    Pr. Congduc Pham
LIUPPA Laboratory, University of PAU, France
Congduc.Pham at univ-pau.fr

•    Dr. Ahcène Bounceur
LABSTICC, University of BREST, France
Ahcene.Bounceur at univ-brest.fr
•    Dr. Zahia Bidai
LRIIR Laboratory, Oran University, Algeria
Bidai.Zahia at univ-oran.dz

•    Abdelhamid Mellouk, Paris-Est University, France
•    Najib Badache, USTHB-Cerist, Algeria
•    Bernard Pottier, University of Brest, France
•    Ahcène Bounceur, University of Brest, France
•    Bernard Tourancheau, University of Lyon 1, France
•    Boucif Amar Bensaber, University of Québec à Trois-Rivière, Canada
•    Abderrezak Rachedi, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM), France.
•    Malika Bourenane, University of Oran, Algeria
•    Pham Congduc, University of Pau, France
•    Doan Hoang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
•    Nacera Ghoualmi, University of Annaba, Algeria
•    Hafid Haffaf, University of Oran, Algeria
•    José Machado Da Silva, University of Porto, Portugal
•    German Fabregat, University of Valencia, Spain
•    Mejdi Kaddour, University of Oran, Algeria
•    Bouabdellah Kechar, University of Oran, Algeria
•    Belkacem Kouninef, INTTIC Oran, Algeria
•    Maimour Moufida, University of Nancy, France
•    Serge Stinckwitch, IRD/UMI UMMISCO, Vietnam
•    Yacine Hadjadj Aoul, University of Rennes, France
•    Abdallah M'hamed, TELECOM & Management SUDPARIS, France
•    Selma Boumerdassi, CNAM, France
•    Samia Bouzefrane, CNAM, France

Dr. Bouabdellah Kechar
Industrial Computing and Networks Laboratory (LRIIR)
Faculty of Exact and Applied Sciences, Computer Science
Department, Oran University PO Box 1524 El M’Naouar, Oran, Algeria
Kechar.Bouabdellah at univ-oran.dz


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