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AOC 2012 : IEEE AOC 2012 - The sixth IEEE WoWMoM workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications


When Jun 25, 2012 - Jun 25, 2012
Where San Francisco, California
Submission Deadline Feb 17, 2012
Notification Due Apr 4, 2012
Categories    opportunistic networks   delay tolerant networks   mobile ad hoc networking   mobility models

Call For Papers

Sixth IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on
Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC 2012)
June 25, 2012 - San Francisco, California, USA

jointly supported by the

SCAMPI project
funded by the FP7-ICT Programme under the
Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) initiative


funded by the FP7-ICT Programme under the
Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) initiative

Fast Track on Computer Communication Journal

**** Submission Deadline --- February 17, 2012 ****

The diffusion of lightweight, powerful portable devices, also enriched with a
variety of sensing capabilities, is enabling new ways for users' communication,
and laying the foundation for realizing the ubiquitous networking idea. Acting
either as the main communication mode or as complement to existing mobile
network infrastructures, opportunistic networking can leverage the mobility of
end users and enhance their communication capabilities. The opportunistic
exploitation of extemporary contacts among the users of the network paves the
way to a number of applications but also poses new and challenging problems to
the networking research community. The AOC 2012 workshop aims at serving as a
meeting point for people working in the area and a forum for exchanging ideas,
discussing solutions, and sharing experiences among researchers, professionals,
and application developers, both from industry and academia. As with the
previous five editions of the AOC workshop series, the scope of this year's
workshop will remain on general issues related to opportunistic networking and
computing. Yet, AOC 2012 will have a primary interest in new directions of
opportunistic communications, such as service composition techniques, scenarios
of co-existence with infrastructure networks, and insights to their operation
coming from other disciplines such as game theory and cognitive psychology. The
workshop will solicit original papers addressing theoretical and practical
aspects of autonomic and opportunistic communications but also papers describing
prototype implementations and deployments.

Topics of interest for AOC 2012 include, but are not limited to:

* Routing, transport, and reliability issues
* Techniques for data dissemination and replication
* Applications and middleware support, mobile social networking applications
* Mobility models and statistical analysis of mobility traces
* Context and social awareness mechanisms and algorithms
* Co-existence of opportunistic networks with infrastructure mobile wireless
* Service composition in autonomic and opportunistic networks
* Cognition-driven information processing and decision making
* Performance modelling, scaling laws, and fundamental limits for autonomic
and opportunistic communications
* Game-theoretic insights to the operation of autonomic and opportunistic
* Participatory and urban sensing in autonomic and opportunistic networks
* Trust, security, and reputation
* Autonomic and opportunistic communication testbeds and prototypes,
measurement data from real experiments
* Socio-economic models for autonomic and opportunistic communications


Papers should neither have been published elsewhere nor being currently under
review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts are limited to 6 pages,
single spacing, double column, and must strictly adhere to the template
format. Guidelines on paper submission and formatting are available at

Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings published by IEEE. At
least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present
his/her work at the workshop. There will be no separate registration for
workshop, but one single registration will cover both conference and workshops

Extended versions of workshop selected papers will be considered for possible
fast track publication on the Computer Communications Journal (Elsevier).

Full papers due: February 17, 2012
Notification: April 4, 2012
Workshop: June 25, 2012


Merkouris Karaliopoulos, University of Athens, Greece
Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR, Italy

STEERING Committee
Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
Silvia Giordano, SUPSI, Switzerland
Ioannis Stavrakakis, University of Athens, Greece

Fabio Pezzoni, IIT-CNR, Italy
Pushpendra Singh, IIIT Delhi, India

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed so far)

Gergely Acs, BUTE, Hungary
Eleonora Borgia, IIT-CNR, Italy
Vania Conan, Thales, France
Serge Fdida, UPMC, Paris VI, France
Laura Galluccio, University of Catania, Italy
Nidhi Hegde, Technicolor, France
Tristan Henderson, University of St. Andrews, UK
Gunnar Karlsson, KTH, Sweden
Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Kyunghan Lee, North Carolina State University, USA
Franck Legendre, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Daniele Miorandi, Create-net, Italy
Refik Molva, Eurecom, France
Valtteri Niemi, Nokia, Switzerland
Katia Obraczka, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece
Joerg Ott, HUT, Finland
Elena Pagani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy
Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland
Christian Rohner, Uppsala University, Sweden
Fabrizio Sestini, EU Commission
Abdullatif Shikfa, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, France
Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, EURECOM, France
Roger Whitaker, Cardiff University, UK
Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK
Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena-Reggio, Italy

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