IEEE Interest Group on QoE

Dr. Koumaras has been elected as an active member of the Interest Group (IG) on QoE for Multimedia Communications of IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee. More information for the IG activities is available here


Future Network & MobileSummit 2011

Future Network & Mobile Summit 2011 Conference and Exhibition
15 – 17 June 2011, Warsaw, Poland

Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 (previously ICT-MobileSummit) is the twentieth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 600 delegates from industry and research to share experiences and research results, identify future trends, discuss business opportunities and identify opportunities for international research collaboration under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7). It will thus contribute to showcasing European research in the field, and position it within the multiplicity of related initiatives supported in other regions of the world.

Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 will address all the challenges of building the Future Internet, which will be based on mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications infrastructures. It showcases European research in the field, and positions it within the multiplicity of related initiatives supported in other regions of the world.

The Scientific Programme incorporates all the key constituents of Future Communication Networks including the themes Radio Access and Spectrum, Converged and Optical Networks, and Future Internet Technologies.

Supported by the European Commission and eMobility, the Future Network & MobileSummit’s reputation is based on high quality networking, plenary sessions that discuss strategic issues in core thematic areas, and paper sessions that showcase original results in all areas of mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications systems and networks.

Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Poland Communications Chapter Krakow, IEEE Poland Computer Chapter and IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.

While European funded research results are of particular interest, innovative research funded commercially or at national level is equally interesting from a community perspective. The participation of representatives of leading commercial, research and regulatory organizations in the Conference Community ensures a stimulating and high quality networking environment.

Call for Papers
Important Deadlines:
Submission deadline for full papers: 10 December 2010
Acceptance decision: 29 January 2011
Final Paper Submission: 11 March 2011

The scientific programme for Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 is based on an open Call for Papers and the conference language is English.
Interested presenters are encouraged to prepare a paper of 6 – 8 pages and submit online by 10 December.
All papers are double blind reviewed. Please ensure that there are no contact details within the text of your paper submission for review (Word document or PDF), the properties of the file or the file name prior to uploading it onto the server. Please enter all authors and co-authors details as part of the online submission form. Please ensure that the paper uploaded by 10 December is your final version to be reviewed as all papers will be assigned to the TPC following the paper submission deadline.
All submissions will be double blind reviewed by the Technical Programme Committee and authors will receive feedback by 29 January. Accepted authors will then be invited to submit a final paper taking account of feedback provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 11 March.

Core Thematic Priorities for Future Network & MobileSummit 2011
– Access and Spectrum
– Next-generation Radio System Architectures and Protocols
– Cooperative Wireless Networking
– Advanced Physical Layer Techniques
– Cognitive and Reconfigurable Radio Systems
– Radio Spectral Coexistence and Future Frequency Bands
– Radio Network and Terminal Self-configuration and -management

Converged and Optical Networks
– WDM and long-reach Passive Optical Networks
– Mobile Access Networks based on Free-space Optical Technology including Infrared and Visible Light
– Next-generation Active Optical (P2P) Networks
– Gigabit Home and In-Building Networks
– Fixed-mobile Convergence including Infrastructure Convergence, Centralisation in Radio-over-fibre, Femto-cells and Supporting Solutions

Future Internet Technologies
– Future Internet Architecture and Protocol Design
– Scalable Architectures for the Real World Internet
– Future Internet Self-Management Frameworks
– Network Overlay, Virtualisation and Federation
– Future Internet Experimental Facilities and Benchmarking
– Platforms and Middleware for Seamless Service and Content Delivery
– Security, Trust and Privacy in the Future Internet

More information is available at

ICCCN 2011

20th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Communications and Networks

(ICCCN 2011)

Sheraton Hotel and Resort, Maui, Hawaii, August 1-4, 2011

Proposal submission: the sooner the better, no later than Nov. 15, 2010

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Maui, Hawaii, August 1-4, 2011. Quality workshops are to be held in conjunction with ICCCN.

The workshops aim to explore special topics and provide international forums for scientists, engineers, and computer users to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results on hot and broad topics on computer communications and networks. Workshops for presenting papers from industrial companies and papers on design and implementations of systems and services are welcome. ICCCN is a premier international conference in the field and running a workshop in association with it is of high visibility.

The proceedings of the workshops program will be published, as the ICCCN 2011 main conference, by IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Digital Library.

The topics we are soliciting include, but are NOT limited to:

· Mobile Cloud Computing and Services

· Green communications and Networking

· Embedded and Real-time Networking Systems

· Cognitive Networking and Communications

· Next Generation Broadband Wireless Access Networks

· Virtualized Infrastructure Systems and Architectures

· Networking of Mobile Handheld Devices, Social Networking

· RFID and Internet of Things

· Smart Grids

· Security and Privacy in communications and networks

Submission Guidelines and Publication:

One workshop may take one day with 12 or more accepted and registered papers. Please send a workshop proposal by Nov 15, 2010, to

Prof. Liqiang Zhang and cc to: Prof. Waltenegus Dargie

Workshop General Chair Workshop General Co-Chair

E-mail: liqzhang Email: waltenegus.dargie

Please note that the proposals will be reviewed once received and we will try to make the decision and send the notification back as soon as possible. So submitting a proposal early has the advantage.

Particularly, early-bird proposals (by Oct. 15th) are encouraged and will be given higher priority.

For each approved workshop, at least one organizer must commit to attending and running the workshop on site. Please do not hesitate to send emails to the chairs if you have any questions.

The workshop proposal should include following information:

1. Title of the workshop

2. Workshop organizer(s): name, affiliation, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail,

with the indication of the main contact person (no more than three chairs in one workshop)

3. A brief description of the content and technical issues

4. Planned format of the workshop, e.g. number of papers, sessions, keynotes, panels etc.

5. A description of the publicity and promotion plan

6. Tentative list of program committee members

7. Short bio of the main workshop organizers (up to 200 words)

Each workshop will start to advertise and distribute its CFP after receiving the approval notification.

Papers submitted to each workshop should be original, and, be peer reviewed by the program committee or external reviewers. An accepted paper must be registered and presented at the conference venue and must be limited to 6 pages in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font). More updates will be posted on the ICCCN-2011 Web site.

Important Dates:

Proposal submission due: Nov 15, 2010

Proposal notification due: Dec 1, 2010

IFIP Networking 2011

IFIP Networking 2011,
9-13 May, 2011, Valencia, Spain

Web page:

Aim and Scope:

Networking 2011 is the 10th event of the series of International Conferences on Networking, sponsored by the IFIP Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC6). The main objectives of Networking 2011 are to bring together members of the networking community from both academia and industry, to discuss recent advances in the broad and fast-evolving field of computer and communication networks, and to highlight key issues, identify trends and develop visions. The accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published
by Springer, in the Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS) series. The technical sessions will refer to four main areas:

-Applications and Services:
web architectures and protocols, middleware support for networking, quality of experience, pricing and billing, authentication, security, trust and privacy, anomaly detection, DoS detection and remediation, content distribution, real time (live) content distribution, online social networks, networking aspects in cloud services

-Next Generation Internet:
peer-to-peer networks, virtual and overlay networks, network management and traffic engineering, internet of things, addressing and routing architectures, evolution of IP network architecture and protocols, green
networking (energy and power management), performance measurement, monitoring and traffic analysis, resilient networks (fault tolerance, recovery, self* ), cross-layer design and optimization, mobility (user, device, service, network), content-centric networks, broadband access technologies, resource allocation, switching and routing

-Wireless and Sensor Networks:
ad hoc networks, mobile networks, sensor networks, mesh networks, delay/disruption tolerant networks, opportunistic networks, embedded systems, RFID-based systems

-Network Science:
topology characterization and inference, robustness and vulnerabilities of network infrastructures, emergence properties of real networks, dynamic peer-to-peer network topologies, epidemic spread models, tools and techniques to design and analyze networks, inference and analysis of social networks, community detection and modularity optimization, game theoretic approaches to communications and networks – Important Dates:

Abstract due: November 26, 2010
Full Paper Submission: December 10, 2010
Acceptance Notification: January 31, 2011
Camera ready due: February 15, 2011 – Guidelines for Submission:

Authors are invited to submit full papers via the EDAS Conference Management System. Only original papers describing previously unpublished, not currently under review by another conference or jounal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development must be submitted.

All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, LNCS published by Springer-Verlag, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Papers must be writting in English and should follow the instructions in the Springer template file available in both LaTeX and Microsoft Word format.

The first page should include paper title, an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords indicating the paper topic area and symposium, name and affiliation
of author(s) as well as the corresponding author’s e-mail and postal addresses.
Maximum paper length is 12 printed pages (10-point font). There will be a
Best Paper Award, as well as a number of student travel grants. Organising Committee

-General Chairs:
Ana Pont, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

-Technical Program Committee Chairs:
Jordi Domingo-Pascual, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTECH, Spain
Sergio Palazzo, University of Catania, Italy
Caterina Scoglio, Kansas State University, USA

-Honorary Chair:
Ramón Puigjaner, Universitat Illes Balears, Spain

-Steering Committee:
George Carle, TU Munich, Germany
Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Pedro Cuenca, Universidad de Castilla-la-Mancha, Spain
Guy Leduc, University of Liège, Belgium
Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University, USA