[ecoop-info] PerNets 2011 cfp (within IEEE CCNC): paper submission deadline is August 24

Paolo Bellavista paolo.bellavista at unibo.it
Thu Jun 17 13:02:39 CEST 2010

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                                     Fifth IEEE International Workshop on
                                        Personalized Networks (PerNets)

                                         to be held in conjunction with the
                IEEE Consumer Communications and 
Networking Conference (CCNC 2011)
                       January 8-11, 2011 - 
Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Accepted papers will be published in the 
conference proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library


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 and the Internet of 
Your Things. 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
- Personalized networks for rural areas
- Context awareness
- Internet of (your) things technologies
- 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
- Personalization of virtual resources
- Cooperative and collaborative methods for 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

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 PDF to the EDAS 
paper submission website. The first 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.
You may submit your paper using this link http://edas.info/N9114

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline:      August 24, 2010
Notification of Acceptance:     September 15, 2010
Camera-Ready Submissions:       October 1, 2010
Workshop date:                       January 9, 2011

Contact Information: Email: m.jacobsson at ewi.tudelft.nl

General Chairperson
Ignas Niemegeers, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Program Co-Chairpersons
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Twente Institute for 
Wireless and Mobile Communications, Netherlands
Magda El Zarki, University of California, Irvine, USA

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
Mainak 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, Twente Institute for 
Wireless and Mobile Communications, Netherlands
Geert Heijenk, University of Twente, Netherlands
James Irvine, Strathclyde University, Scotland
Martin Jacobsson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
H. S. Jamadagni, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Theo G. Kanter, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
Vinay Kolar, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Ramakant Komali, Cisco Systems, San Jose, USA
Ernö Kovacs, NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
Anup Kumar, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Joy Kuri, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Anthony Lo, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
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
Petri Liuha, Nokia, Finland
Heung-Gyoon Ryu, Chungbuk National University, Korea
Paolo Santi, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, Italy
Amardeo Sarma, NEC Laboratories Europe, 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
Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
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
Jing Wang, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Javad Vezifehdan, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Paolo Bellavista, Ph. D.
Associate Professor in Computer Science Engineering
EB Member of IEEE Communications, IEEE T. Services Computing,
Elsevier Pervasive Computing, and Springer J. Network Systems Mgmt.
DEIS - Università degli Studi di Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2 - 40136 Bologna (ITALY)
Tel# +39-051-2093866; Fax# +39-051-2093073
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