Mobilware 2011

4th Int. ICST Conf. on MOBILe Wireless
MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications
June 22-24, 2011 – London, UK

Towards Mobile Middleware Enablers for Seamless Service Provisioning

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: February 1, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2011
Camera Ready Deadline: May 15, 2011
Conference Date: June 22-24, 2011

The advances in wireless communication technologies and the proliferation of mobile devices have enabled the realization of intelligent environments for people to communicate with each other, interact with
information-processing devices, and receive a wide range of mobile wireless services through
various types of networks and systems everywhere, anytime. A key enabler of these pervasive and
ubiquitous connectivity environments is the advancement of software technology in various
communication sectors, ranging from communication middleware and operating systems to networking protocols and applications.

The conference solicits original technical papers, not previously published and not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
– New middleware concepts for mobile devices
– Cross platform application development
– Open terminal and network APIs
– End-to-end architectures for seamless service provisioning and deployment – Integration of heterogeneous wired and wireless networks and frequency bands – Interworking of mobile applications in mobile cloud environments – QoS awareness, adaptation, and fault-tolerance of mobile services – Opportunistic and delay-tolerant mobile and wireless networking – Location-aware and context-aware networking and computing
– Energy-efficient applications and services and OS air interface management – Mobility and handoff management
– Location and tracking supports and services
– Human-computer interface and portable 3D graphics for mobile devices – Novel applications and communication protocols
for wireless sensor networks, vehicular networks, and home networks – Modeling, simulation, and performance
evaluation of mobile wireless systems and services
– Trustworthiness, security, and privacy of mobile and wireless systems

Accepted papers will be published by
Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of the
Institute for Computer Sciences, Social
Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
(LNICST) series. The proceedings will be
available in both soft and hard copies by Springer.

Selected high-quality papers will be invited to a
Special Issue of a prestigious journal in the
area, probably Springer Mobile Networks and
Applications (MONET) and/or Elsevier Pervasive
and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journals approval pending.

Steering Committee
Paolo Bellavista
University of Bologna (Italy)
Carl Chang
Iowa State University (USA)
Imrich Chlamtac
Create-Net (Italy)
Thomas Magedanz
Technical University Berlin (Germany)

Organizing Committee
General Chairs
Vladimir Getov
University of Westminster (UK)
Martin Sauter
WirelessMoves (Germany)

TPC Chairs
Stephan Steglich
Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)
Nalini Venkatasubramanian
University of California, Irvine (USA)
Qinghua Zheng
Xian Jiaotong University (P.R. China)

Publicity Chairs
Carlos Becker Westphall
Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Panagiotis Chountas
University of Westminster (UK)

Web Chair
Carlo Giannelli
University of Bologna (Italy)

Conference Coordinator
Gergely Nagy

Local Chair
Alexander Bolotov
University of Westminster (UK)

Technical Program Committee
Allott Nick
Wholesale Application Community (UK)
Bonnin Jean-Marie
Telecom Bretagne(France)
Borcea Cristian
New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA)
Boussard Mathieu
Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs France (France)
Bu Jiajun
Zhejiang University (China)
Budimir Djuradj
University of Westminster (UK)
Caceres Marcos
Opera (Norway)
Cai Ying
Iowa State University (USA)
Cao Jiannong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HongKong)
Cheng Liang
Lehigh University (USA)
Dan Grigoras
University College Cork (Republic of Ireland)
Demeure Isabelle
Telecom Paris (France)
Dixit Sudhir
HP (India)
Dragehorn Olaf
University Kassel (Germany)
Economou Daphne
University of Westminster (UK)
Faeth Matthias
TNO (The Netherlands)
Fasbender Andreas
Ericsson (Germany)
Fu Xinwen
University of Massachusetts Lowell (USA)
Fuhrhop Christian
Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)
Gavras Anastasius
Eurescom (Germany)
Georgalas Nektarios
British Telecom (UK)
Giambene Giovanni
Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy)
Gunes Mesut
FU Berlin (Germany)
H. Glitho Roch
Concordia University (Canada)
Hesselman Cristian
Novay (The Netherlands)
Hirschfeld Robert
Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Holtel Stefan for Advanced Business Research (Germany)
Hong Feng
Ocean University of China (China)
Jaokar Ajit
Futuretext (UK)
Ji Yang
BUPT (China)
Kanter Theo
Mid Sweden University (Sweden)
Kernchen Ralf
University of Surrey (UK)
Koolwaaij Johan
Novay (The Netherlands)
Krussel Steffen
Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Ku Wei-Shinn
Auburn University (USA)
Kurze Martin
Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Lachmund Sven
DOCOMO Euro-Labs(Germany)
Langendoerfer Peter
IHP Microelectronics (Germany)
Li Xiuqi (Suze)
University of North Carolina (USA)
Li Yan
Huawei (China)
Li Xiaolin
University of Florida (USA)
Lohi Mahi
University of Westminster (UK)
Minerva Roberto
Telecom Italia – Future Centre (Italy)
Moessner Klaus
University of Surrey (UK)
Nadeem Tamer
Old Dominion University (USA)
Nord Christian
Sony Ericsson (Sweden)
Ohsaki Hiroyuki
Osaka University (Japan)
Paul Andre
Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)
Quantz Joachim
ART+COM (Germany)
Shikh-Bahaei Mohammad R.
King’s College London (UK)
Raggett Dave
W3C (UK)
Ravi Nishkam
NEC Labs (USA)
Roman Gruia-Catalin
Washington University in St. Louis (USA)
Salden Alfons
Almende (The Netherlands)
Schwaiger Roland
Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Sun Weiwei
Fudan University (China)
Taheri Javid
The University of Sydney (Australia)
Tao Xianping
Nanjing University (China)
Tarczynski Andrzej
University of Westminster (UK)
Tripathi Anand
University of Minnesota (USA)
Wagner Matthias
DOCOMO Euro-Labs (Germany)
Wang Xiaodong
National University of Defence Technology (China)
Xue Guangtao
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Zhu Yanmin
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Zambonelli Franco
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)


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

New paper accepted for publication

The manuscript entitled as QoE-driven dynamic management proposals for 3G VoIP services authored by Jose-Oscar Fajardoa, Fidel Liberal, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Lingfen Sun and Harilaos Koumaras has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Computer Communications, Elsevier.

In this paper the authors propose a combined approach where service level adaptation is considered first and, provided that no suitable parameter combination is capable of providing enough QoE, a change of network state will be suggested. In order to do so we analyse the performance of the end-to-end (e2e) performance metrics in this  convergent scenario, the root causes of possible degradations and, finally, the combined effects of the different network segments and their impact on the user perceived QoE. We show the the map of best performing VoIP configurations for every state of the network segments. Furthermore, considering each of these configurations, we analyse the acceptability of the service or the convenience of trying to modify the network state. Finally, a lightweight implementation based on simple network state estimation and decision heurisitics is proposed and validated in terms of accuracy and responsiveness.

Workshop on Impact of Scalable Video Coding on Multimedia Provisioning (SVCVision)

Collocated with MobiMedia – 6th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference
6th-8th September 2010 – Lisbon, Portugal

Aims and Scope
Scalable Video Coding (SVC) refers to the possibility of removing certain parts of a video bit stream in order to adapt it to a changing usage environment, e.g., end device capabilities, network condition or user preferences. SVC has been an active standardization and research area for at least 20 years, reaching back to H.262/MPEG-2, which offered scalable profiles. However, these previous attempts suffered from a significant loss in coding efficiency as well as a large increase in decoder complexity (and thus energy consumption), which hindered market adoption. Only the most recent attempt, i.e., the SVC extension of H.264/AVC, focuses on avoiding these disadvantages. Since H.264/SVC standardization started in 2003, it has been at the focus of many multimedia research groups.

Today’s increasing variety of end devices (smart phones, tablet PCs, Netbooks, Laptops, PCs, networked HDTVs, …) and the associated multitude of Internet connectivity options (GPRS/EDGE, UMTS, ADSL, PLC, WiMAX, …) provide particular momentum for SVC, which can be easily and pervasively adapted to these various usage environments. SVC also allows end devices to only decode a sub-set of the SVC bit stream, thus enabling in particular mobile end devices to minimize the necessary (processing) power requirements.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for both academic and industrial participants to exchange and discuss recent advancements and future perspectives of SVC.

SVC topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Robust streaming, error resilience and error concealment
– Streaming in heterogeneous environments
– Peer-to-Peer (P2P) video distribution
– Internet Protocol television (IPTV)
– Energy-efficient video distribution
– Content adaptation (e.g., scaling, rewriting, transcoding) and summarization
– Complexity optimization and new tools for achieving scalability
– Adaptation decision taking & context information
– Storage & file format
– Conditional access & protection
– Novel applications & implementation experiences

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 23. April 2010
Notification: 28. May 2010
Camera Ready: 25. June 2010

All accepted papers will be published in Springer Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) series and included in major article indexing services.