[ecoop-info] PerNets 2010 cfp (within IEEE CCNC): paper submission deadline is August 23, 2009

Paolo Bellavista paolo.bellavista at unibo.it
Mon Jul 27 15:56:02 CEST 2009

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Fourth International Workshop on Personalized Networks
PerNets 2010

to be held in conjunction with
The IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2010)
January 9-12, 2010 - Harrah's Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Accepted papers will be published in the 
conference proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library
Paper submission via EDAS (please read the 
submission instructions below first)

CES http://www.cesweb.org/ will be held in Las Vegas during the same period.
Free Registration is open till 1st October 2009.

Purpose of this workshop
The ubiquitous nature of wireless networks has 
spawned many interesting applications that were 
unimagined hitherto. It has also brought many 
challenges for the communication and networking 
community to address. On one hand we see present 
day mobile devices are capable of providing many 
services that required several devices before. 
For example, most cell phones nowadays provide 
high speed data access, still and video cameras, 
PDA functionality, etc. These advances in device 
sophistication and service offerings, including 
wireless hotspots, have made a difference in the 
way we communicate. With increased user mobility 
and user's desire to always be connected, we have 
seen a growing interest in Personal Area Networks 
(PANs) and Body Area Networks (BANs). These 
networks can be tuned and applied meaningfully 
for individual users and their requirements. On 
the other hand the Internet has changed our way 
of interacting dramatically. These two major 
communication areas are having an in-depth 
influence on the way we communicate; it is worth 
considering them 'together' as the future communication vehicle.
Personalized Networks is one such future oriented 
concept where we seek to bring BANs, PANs, WLAN, 
sensor networks, ad hoc networks, home networks, 
vehicular networks and the Internet together onto 
one platform under one broader vision of future 
(4G) communication networks. The idea is to 
enable continuous and seamless connectivity of 
all the personal devices of a user, information 
sources, and network enabled controllers in an 
unobtrusive way, regardless of where these 
entities are located - be they local or remote. 
It is a microcosm of the persons themselves with 
their associated accessories somewhere on the 
Internet. It is equivalent to the Internet 
presence that has become a prominent concept in 
the last decade. This advanced overlay network is 
strongly person oriented and must be ad hoc, 
intelligent and must behave as a user-friendly 
virtual intelligent personal assistant to its 
owner. It is a personal distributed environment, 
global in scope that can co-exist on the present 
day Internet with its active participation. Such 
a platform enables many new applications, 
especially for users with rapidly changing 
communication demands that often operate in 
various contexts simultaneously. It can also 
provide the much needed user-friendliness to many services of today.
There are numerous issues which are challenging 
to the communication network community in 
realizing a Personalized Network. Most of them 
arise from the lack of current technology to deal 
in a transparent way with the dynamic and mobile 
nature of the entities, the unpredictable 
topology of the network, the power constraints of 
the mobile devices, and the heterogeneity of the 
networking and link-level technologies. 
Therefore, creating a Personalized Network yields 
new architectures, protocols, algorithms, 
platforms, middleware, etc. They take care of 
addressing, routing, resource and service 
discovery, the self-organization of the network, 
the localization of the devices/person, the 
complex security and privacy requirements, the 
offering of context aware services and service 
management. Many of these issues, ventured upon 
earlier under various mobile ad hoc networks 
(MANET) and mobile network research initiatives, 
need to be reconsidered in this case. These 
technologies have to meet strict requirements 
with respect to user perception, viable business 
models, usage of communication bandwidth, 
protocol complexity, robustness, availability of 
links and infrastructure, dependability and trust.

Scope of the submission
We seek original contributions which are aimed at 
finding solutions to the problems that are 
outlined above towards realization of a 
Personalized Network. We have identified the 
following major topics under which we try to 
categorize the submissions. However, we will 
consider any other original, interesting, and 
imaginative ideas and thoughts towards meeting 
this goal of a Personalized Network.
    * Architectural framework of personalized networks
    * Personalized Network Applications
    * Personal Communications in the next generation Internet
    * Personal Networks for rural areas
    * Context Awareness
    * Resource, service and context discovery
    * Self-organization and adaptation
    * Addressing and routing
    * Interworking between PANs, ad hoc networks, 
etc, and infrastructure-based heterogeneous networks
    * Mobility of personalized networks
    * Security, privacy and anonymity
    * Zero configuration methods and other enablers for ease-of-use
    * Dependability
    * Application-driven communication substrates
    * Personalized networks for group oriented networking
    * New QoS concepts in personalized networks
    * QoS across heterogeneous Networks and Devices
    * Mapping of functional requirements to physical devices and resources
    * Modeling and simulation of personalized networks
    * P2P paradigm in personalized networks
    * Innovative applications or prototypes and 
demonstrations of such person centric applications are equally valued
Why should you participate in this workshop?
Personalized Networks is a concrete vision of the 
future networks, yet very current, in the field 
of communications. It attracts researchers from 
both wired and wireless domains. This workshop is 
an ideal platform to share a vision of where we 
are heading, interact, and strongly advocate an 
exciting new avenue for researchers and 
practitioners in the field of communication. 
Further, the final program would consist of 
carefully selected - with at least three peer 
reviews - and high quality submissions with a 
large emphasis on new ideas rather than 
incremental contributions to the field. 
Submissions of shorter versions of full papers 
that can be submitted to other 
conferences/journal in the near future are discouraged.

Submission Instructions
Submitted papers must represent original material 
that is not currently under review in any other 
conference or journal, and has not been 
previously published. Paper length should not 
exceed five-page technical paper manuscript.
Papers should be submitted in a .pdf or .ps 
format to the EDAS paper submission website. A 
separate cover sheet should show the title of the 
paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), 
and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and 
fax) to which the correspondence should be sent. 
All accepted papers will be published in the 
conference proceedings. At least one author of 
accepted papers is required to register at the full registration rate.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline:      August 23, 2009
Notification of Acceptance:     September 21, 2009
Camera-Ready Submissions:       October 1, 2009

Conference Committees

General chairperson
Ignas Niemegeers, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Program Co-Chairpersons
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, University of Twente, Netherlands
Magda El Zarki, University of California, Irvine, USA

Publicity Chairperson
Paolo Bellavista, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy

Contact Information
Email: wpn at ewi.tudelft.nl

Technical Program Committee
Paolo Bellavista, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Milind M Buddhikot, Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, USA
Mainik Chatterjee, University of Central Florida, USA
Carlos Cordeiro, Intel, USA
Frank den Hartog, TNO, Netherlands
Piet Demeester, Ghent University, Belgium
Sudhir Dixit, Nokia, Boston, USA
Vasilis Friderikos, King's College London, UK
Carmelita Görg, University of Bremen, Germany
K. V. S. Hari, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Hossam Hassanein, Queens University, Canada
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Geert Heijenk, University of Twente, Netherlands
Ramin Hekmat, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
James Irvine, Strathclyde University, Scotland
Sumanth Jagannathan, Broadcom Corporation, USA
H. S. Jamadagni, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Theo G. Kanter, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
Vinay Kolar, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Ramakant Komali, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Anup Kumar, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Joy Kuri, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Petri Liuha, Nokia, Finland
Anthony Lo, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Mahesh Marina, University of Edinburgh, UK
Ingrid Moerman, University of Ghent, Belgium
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, UK
Luis Muñoz, University of Cantabria, Spain
Ignas Niemegeers, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Giovanni Pau, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Jorge Pereira, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
T. V. Prabhakar, Indian Institute of Science, India
Ramjee Prasad, University of Aalbarg, Denmark
Neeli Prasad, University of Aalbarg, Denmark
Heung-Gyoon Ryu, Chungbuk National University, Korea
Amardeo Sarma, NEC Network Laboratories, Germany
Koduvayur Subbalakshmi, Stevens Institute, USA
Sai Shankar, Broadcom, San Diego, USA
Sirin Tekinay, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA
John Thompson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Stephen B Weinstein, CTTC, New Jersey, USA
Magda El Zarki, University of California, Irvine, USA
Honggang Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
Djamal Zeghlache, INT, Paris, France

Organizing Committee
Martin Jacobsson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
R. V. Prasad, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Paolo Bellavista, Ph. D.
Associate Professor in Computer Science Engineering
EB Member of IEEE Communications and IEEE T. Services Computing
DEIS - Università degli Studi di Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2 - 40136 Bologna (ITALY)
Tel# +39-051-2093866; Fax# +39-051-2093073
Email: paolo.bellavista at unibo.it
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