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UNPF 2013 : Call for Papers – PhD Forum – ULOOP/NEMPS Summer School 2013 (UNPF2013)


When Jul 4, 2013 - Jul 4, 2013
Where Lisboa, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jun 20, 2013
Notification Due Jun 30, 2013
Final Version Due Jul 2, 2013

Call For Papers

The ULOOP/NEMPS Summer School 2013 PhD Forum provides an environment for doctoral students to present and discuss their ongoing research both with peers and experts from academia and industry. The Forum provides students with an opportunity to get feedback on their ongoing work, as well as to get acquainted with new advances in the field. The forum gives students worldwide the opportunity to mingle with peers, as well as with senior researchers coming from industry and from academia. This is a unique opportunity for the exchange of know-how; to get feedback from experts concerning the research being developed, as well as to get a better perspective on future opportunities.

The ULOOP/NEMPS Summer School 2013 has as main motivation to disseminate and to provide know-how concerning aspects related to pervasive systems. In regards to pervasive systems we provide lectures by international experts in the following topics: user-centric wireless network aspects such as social trust management and cooperation incentives; mobility estimation and management; intelligent resource management. Moreover, the Summer School shall also give insight into three new exciting applicability fields: people-centric services; cooperative ITS; machine-to-machine communications.

The PhD Forum is hosted by SITILabs, University Lusófona, and is supported by the European project ULOOP – User-centric Wireless Local Loop – and by the PhD programme NEMPS (New Media and Pervasive Systems) of University Lusófona.

The PhD Forum takes place on day 4 (04.07.2012) of the ULOOP/NEMPS Summer School, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The students selected shall provide an extended abstract (maximum 2 pages, double column IEEE Trans) and a poster (A1) describing their current dissertation work. Posters shall be grouped accordingly to the different topics of the ULOOP summer school, namely:

Community detection and social interaction Dynamic trust management models and cooperation incentive models Distributed mobility management Human behavior and mobility prediction Virtual currency architectures and models Resource management in spontaneous environments Cooperative networking
Submission Details

Each candidate must provide an extended abstract (up to 2 pages), comprising at least: motivation; challenges; use-cases; related work and if available initial results. The papers must clearly identify contributions accordingly to the tracks proposed. IEEE conference proceedings style, 2-column, bust be used to prepare the extended abstract.

Upon acceptance, the student must prepare a poster (format A1) based on the extended abstract, and add 1 document with a small bio.

All submissions, abstracts and biographical sketches must be in PDF only and provided online.

*** The best extended abstracts shall be invited to integrate the ULOOP Book 2013, and the best paper in the Forum will be awarded with an iPad Mini engraved "Best Paper Award - PhD Forum - ULOOP Summer School 2013" ***

Relevant dates

Submission deadline: May 3rd, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 3rd, 2013
Final version of abstracts and posters upload: June 29th, 2013
PhD Forum: July 4th, 2013

How to submit



Registration fee for the PhD Forum is of 150 Euros per student. Registration comprises proceedings, coffee and lunch breaks. Discounts apply, refer to the following URL for full details and to register:

Student travel grants

We encourage participating students (authors or not) to apply for the travel grants, via EDAS ( Requirement for the grants: be a full-time student currently enrolled in a PhD programme. Applicants must submit: a request letter, CV, supporting letter from advisor, proof of enrollment, and estimated attendance costs (tickets, hotel, and summer school registration). It is important to note that travel grants will **partially** cover these overall costs.


Organizing Committee

Waldir Moreira (Chair), SITILabs, University Lusofona
Tauseef Jamal, SITILabs, University Lusofona
Carlos Ballester, University of Geneve
Huseyin Haci, University of Kent

Technical Programme Committee

Paulo Mendes (TPC Chair), SITILabs, University Lusofona, Portugal
Olivier Marcé, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
Qing Zhou, Huawei Technologies, Germany
Alfredo Matos, Caixa Mágica, Portugal
Valentín Moreno, FON, Spain
Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneve, Switzerland
Alessandro Bogliolo, University of Urbino, Italy
Paolo Di Francesco, Level 7, Italy
Fikret Sivrikaya, TU Berlin, Germany
Thomas Hühn, TU Berlin, Germany
Rute Sofia, SITILabs, University Lusofona, Portugal
Huiling Zhu, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Ricardo Mota, ZON, Portugal
David Lamas, University of Tallin/University Lusofona, Estonia

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