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ExtremeCom 2012 : The 4th Extreme Conference on Communication


When Mar 10, 2012 - Mar 14, 2012
Where Zurich, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Jan 7, 2012
Notification Due Jan 30, 2012
Categories    delay-tolerant networks   communications   networking   systems

Call For Papers


4th Extreme Conference on Communication - The Alpine Expedition
ExtremeCom 2012
March 10-14, Zurich, Switzerland


Important dates
Submission deadline: January 7, 2011
Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2012
Registration deadline: March 1, 2012 (early registration before February 15, 2012)


The Extreme Conference on Communication (ExtremeCom) brings together researchers and practitioners in areas related to communications in rural and remote environments, in order to gain experience and insight into the challenges that such environments pose for the network and the users. We welcome a broad range of topics concerning both technical and economical aspects, for example delay tolerant networks and other networking paradigms, business and services models, low power devices and protocols, user experiences and web applications.
Following on from the success of ExtremeCom 2009 - The Midnight Sun Expedition in Laponia, Sweden, ExtremeCom 2010 - The Himalayan Expedition in Dharamsala, India, and ExtremeCom 2011 - The Amazon Expedition in Manaus Brazil, we now offer ExtremeCom 2012 - The Swiss Alps Winter Expedition. In this first winter edition, we aim to explore the challenges of the Swiss Alps during winter.
Hosted by the ETH Zurich, the conference will start with 3 days of snowshoe hike in the Swiss Alps backcountry where the conference participants will be experimenting with solar-powered experiments.
The immersion will not only give a better idea of both the technical and user requirements of such an harsh environment, but it will also give many opportunities for informal research discussions between the participants. Participants that have their own software for scenarios like this will also, to as great an extent as possible, be encouraged to test and demonstrate it within this environment.
Upon reaching the end of the "field experience", there will be two days of paper presentations and demos in a high altitude hut with no electricity. We will rely on solar-panels to power laptops and beamers. Focus will still be on informal research discussions, with the hope that the field experience will give participants the ability to discuss the topics in a new light.

Submission Guidelines
Participants should submit 6 page papers about ideas and visions about the topics of the conference or demo proposals to be shown during the conference. Visionary and thought-provoking papers that are likely to generate much discussion during the conference are especially solicited. The aim of the conference is to maintain an informal environment, where new research ideas can be discussed and developed. We also hope to have a demo session where participants can show their implementations and systems. If you want to show a demo, please submit a 2 page demo proposal using the same submission system as for conference papers. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:
• Testbeds for large-scale sustainable testing of DTN systems
• Real deployments of networks in extreme environments
• Business and service models for networks in rural, remote, and other challenging environments
• User experience research
• Delay tolerant networking
• Low-power and intermittent-power protocols
• Mechanisms for emergency and urgent communications
• Networked applications and services
Due to logistics, the number of participants will be limited. Priority will be given to authors of papers and those who register first.


General and TPC co-chairs:
Anders Lindgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Pan Hui, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and TU Berlin, Germany

Local arrangement committee:
Bernhard Distl, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Franck Legendre, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Sascha Trifunovic, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Demo chair:
Agoston Petz, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Publicity chair:
Aline Carneiro Viana, INRIA, France

Web chair:
Fehmi Ben Abdesslem, University of Cambridge, UK
Bernhard Distl, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Technical Program Committee:
Ken Banks,, South Africa
Yahel Ben-David, University of California - Berkeley, USA
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Elwyn Davies, Folly Consulting, UK
Marcelo Dias de Amorim, CNRS, France
Michael Doering, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Avri Doria, Independent Research Consultant, USA
Stephen Farrell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Marco Fiore, INSA Lyon/INRIA, France
Roy Friedman, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Bo Han, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Luigi Iannone, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Christine Julien, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Gunnar Karlsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kyunghan Lee, North Carolina State University, USA
Franck Legendre, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Feng Li, Indiana University/Purdue University, USA
Yong Li, Tsinghua University, China
Jörg Ott, TKK, Helsinki, Finland
Aaditeshwar Seth, IIT Delhi, India
Julinda Stefa, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Bill Thies, Microsoft Research, India

Steering Committee:
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Avri Doria, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Tristan Henderson, University of St. Andrews, UK
Pan Hui, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and TU Berlin, Germany
Anders Lindgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden


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