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ONIT 2013 : 5th International IFIP/IEEE Workshop on Open NGN and IMS Testbeds (ONIT)


When May 31, 2013 - May 31, 2013
Where Genth, Belgium
Abstract Registration Due Dec 10, 2012
Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2012
Notification Due Feb 1, 2013
Final Version Due Feb 15, 2013
Categories    NGN   future internet   software-defined-networking   ngn to future internet

Call For Papers

5th International IFIP/IEEE Workshop on Open NGN and IMS Testbeds (ONIT) on
"Hot Topics in Fixed and Mobile Next Generation Network Evolution"

Friday, May 31, 2013, Genth, Belgium



Fixed and mobile broadband networks are constantly under transition. The Internet influence, namely the all-IP transition has led to major changes in the control and service protocols and platforms. The resulting fixed and mobile NGNs are being rolled out globally today and their current evolution is inspired by Over-The-Top (OTT) multimedia services and emerging M2M services. The convergence of different networking domains demands for standardized solutions in order to enable an open “plug&play” multivendor environment.

The Future Internet is globally considered a hot research topic leading to even more drastic changes in these network architectures and technologies. In order to stimulate research and development in these complex environments and the prototyping and validation of new concepts, algorithms, protocols, services open testbeds and experimentation platforms, as well as open source software tools are of key importance.

The Open NGN and IMS Testbeds (ONIT) workshop is an established and vivid international community, which has been sparked by the Open IMS project in the context of NGN in 2009 and has evolved with the related developments, such as OpenEPC for mobile broadband networks and the upcoming OpenMTC toolkit for emerging M2M platforms. As these pioneering testbed toolkits are just examples, there is much more available around the globe, which should be captured by the ONIT workshop.

The 5th Workshop on Open NGN and IMS Testbed workshop 2013 (ONIT@IM2013) will give insights into the state-of-the-art technologies concerning open Next Generation Fixed and Mobile Broadband Packet Core Networks and testbeds at an international scale. A special focus of the 5th ONIT workshop lies on discussing challenges and opportunities of virtualizing telecommunication network technologies and applying SDN concepts on them. The objective is also to evaluate and share the experience on the quality and impact of such testbeds in order to improve current offerings and position them for future challenges. Therefore methodologies, mechanisms, concepts and research results, which address the design, deployment, prototyping and evaluation of Next Generation Fixed and Mobile Broadband Packet Core Networks, their evolution towards Future Internet and related application domains are target.

Especially, the role of and requirements from open source software for Next Generation Fixed and Mobile Broadband Networks testbeds, as well as how such software and infrastructures can provide the required middleware between radio technologies like GSM, UMTS, HSPA, LTE, WiMAX or Wireless LAN and Future Internet as well as Machine-to-Machine communication networks, shall be discussed in depth.
Also in scope will be the latest developments into standardization and research on topics related to Next Generation Broadband Networks, like the integration between IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and new all-IP converged network technologies as Evolved Packet Core (EPC) based networks, with special insight on how cost-effective and accelerated R&D on Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) can happen on traditionally difficult fields with the help of open testbeds.

Areas of Interest include but are not limited to:
• Evolved Packet Core Architectures
- 3GPP and IP Mobility
- Flow Mobility and Multi-Path Solutions
- Heterogeneous Access
- Always Best Connected and ANDSF evolution
- QoS and Traffic Monitoring
- Policy Control and Charging
- Efficient Routing of User-Plane Data
- Interoperability, Scalability and Performance Issues
- Convergence between 3GPP and non-3GPP Access Networks
- Interactions with Application Functions
• Software-Defined-Networks for Telecommunication Networks
- Virtualized Telecommunication Networks and Clouds
- Quality-of-Service in virtualized Environment
- Open Research Questions in SDN
- Prototypes and Experimental Validation of early Prototypes
- SDN as a new Platform for Businesses
- Carrier and Data Centre Networks
- Mobile Cloud Computing
• Open Source IMS/NGN/Mobile Broadband Network Components Development
- Open Source software as a driver for cost efficient testbeds
- Using and enhancing Open Source software in a telecom environment
- Solving Common-IMS convergence issues with open source components and testbeds
- Interoperability and Standardization
- Security and Management Aspects
• Over-the-top (OTT) applications
- Voice over LTE (VoLTE), IMS Centralized Services (ICS)
- Telco Web services and Service Delivery Platforms (SDP)
- Web TV versus Internet TV and P2P video streaming
- Mobile Applications, RCS, MMTel
- Future Applications
• NGN to Future Internet
- Cross Layer Composition and Future Internet Core Networks
- Future Fixed and Mobile Core Networks Concepts
- Next Generation Transport
- Machine-Type-Communication (MTC)
- New Architectures (Evolutionary vs. Clean Slate)
- Virtual and Overlay Networks

Papers will be withdrawn from IEEE Xplore in case the authors do not present their paper at the workshop

#Submission Guidelines
Submission under:

Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in English) in PDF format through JEMS using ONIT 2013 Submission Page. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission will be limited to 8 pages (full papers) or 4 pages (short papers) in IEEE 2-column style. The review process is single blinded (author names should be mentioned). Self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review.

To be published in the IFIP/IEEE IM 2013 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full or limited (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented at the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full or limited registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IFIP/IEEE IM 2013 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®.

#Important Dates
Paper submission: December 15th, 2012
Author notification: February 1st, 2013
Camera-Ready version: February 15th, 2013
Workshop program: March 1st, 2013
Workshop date: Friday, May 31st, 2013

#Workshop organization
-Steering Committee
Thomas Magedanz (TU Berlin/Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)

-Workshop Chair
Julius Mueller (TU Berlin, Germany)
n.n. (TBD)
n.n. (TBD)

-Publicity Chair
Carlos Becker Westphall (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

-Program Committee
under construction

For a complete list of committee, board and TPC members, please visit

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