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WiFlex 2013 : International Workshop on Wireless Access Flexibility


When Sep 4, 2013 - Sep 6, 2013
Where Russia, Kaliningrad
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2013
Notification Due Apr 1, 2013
Categories    wireless   networks   telecommunication

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Wireless Access Flexibility
(WiFlex 2013)
September 4-6, 2013, Kaliningrad (Svetlogorsk), Russia
The needs of wireless networks operators and users, as well as service scenarios
and application contexts are continuously and rapidly evolving. Unfortunately,
the ability of traditional wireless technologies to adapt to this evolution is
limited: they were designed as closed systems supporting a pre-established
wireless access operation, and standardization organizations are slow in
adapting to new requirements. This explains why a lot of potentially efficient
but not fully standard compliant solutions have been discarded without
consideration even if they had required a little change of the standard.

WiFlex’13 is the first forum intended to address flexible wireless access
architecture design which opens the door for innovative solutions significantly
improving network performance even if they do not fully conform to current
telecommunication standards. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the
flexibility level of the architecture needed for the next generation wireless
communications. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts
that propose and investigate innovative approaches enhancing the current
wireless standard functionalities or exploiting them in non-standard manner to
improve wireless networks performance. Also authors are welcome to present
their visions of the novel paradigms of wireless access flexibility and
requirements for future wireless network architectures.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Next generation wireless networks and their architectures
* 4G (WiMAX 2/LTE-A), candidates for 4G (Wi-Fi) and beyond 4G wireless network
* Multihop wireless networks (MANET, VANET, mesh, DAWN, sensor)
* Software defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization
* Device-to-Device communications
* Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communications
* Cognitive radio networks
* Energy-efficient protocols, green networks and power management
* Integration and co-existence of heterogeneous technologies
* Novel applications and services
* Cross-layer design and optimization
* QoS and resource management
* Modeling and performance evaluation
* Implementations and testbeds
* Operating systems and middleware support for networking

WiFlex 2013 will be hosted on the coast of the Baltic Sea in Svetlogorsk, a very
nice resort of Kaliningrad (former Konigsberg). The seven bridges of Kaliningrad
inspired Euler to write his foundational paper on graph theory. Bessel, Jacobi,
Kirchhoff, Minkowski, Hilbert, all studied or worked here. The city witnessed
the origin of whole areas of modern science. Kaliningrad is also famous because
of its sights: Kaliningrad Organ (one of the greatest in the world), Amber
Museum, Curonian Spit with the greatest dune in Europe. We will invite WiFlex
participants to free excursions.

Important Dates
* Submission deadline: March 1, 2013
* Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2013
* Camera-ready manuscript: May 10, 2013
* WiFlex’13: September 4-6, 2013

Technical Program Committee

General Co-Chairs
* Giuseppe Bianchi (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
* Andrey Lyakhov (IITP RAS, Russia)

TPC Members

* Jesus Alonso (Alvarion, Spain)
* Raffaele Bruno (IIT/CNR, Italy)
* Antonio Capone (Technical University of Milan/MobiMESH, Italy)
* Xavier Costa-Perez (NEC, Germany)
* Pierluigi Gallo (University of Palermo, Italy)
* Omer Gurewitz (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
* Evgeny Khorov (IITP RAS, Russia)
* Andreas Maeder (NEC, Germany)
* David Malone (Hamilton Institute, Ireland)
* Vincenzo Mancuso (IMDEA, Spain)
* Enzo Mingozzi (University of Pisa, Italy)
* Marek Natkaniec (AGH, Poland)
* Paul Patras (Hamilton Institute, Ireland)
* Alexander Safonov (IITP RAS, Russia)
* Pablo Serrano (UC3M, Spain)
* Szymon Szott (AGH, Poland)
* Ilenia Tinnirello (University of Palermo, Italy)
* Guillaume Vivier (Sequans Communications, France)

Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) series (pending). The page limit is 12 pages and authors must
comply with the LNCS instructions. The maximum number of words is 5000,
including tables and figures. The cover page must contain an abstract of about
150 words, 3-5 keywords and the name and affiliation of all the authors.
The contact details of the corresponding author (e-mail and postal address) must
be included as well.

Papers must be submitted using the EDAS conference system that can be directly
accessed with the following link: It is also possible
to log in to EDAS, click on the tab "Submit papers" and look for the entry
“WiFlex 2013”.

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