QShine 2009 : The Sixth International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness
Conference Series : Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Wired/Wireless Networks
Call For Papers
The Sixth International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine 2009) will focus on the research challenges associated to the design and implementation of large-scale wired and wireless networks and distributed systems. The aim of this conference is to bring together research and practitioners to present and share the latest results in the areas of performance, configuration, cross-layer approaches, scalability, resilience and survivability of large scale heterogeneous networks and distributed systems. Following the tradition of the previous QShine meetings, QShine 2009 will feature prominent invited speakers as well as papers by top researchers in the field.
Original papers addressing performance optimization and Quality of Service support, ranging from the link layer to the application layer, over large-scale wired and wireless networks and distributed system, are solicited. Authors are encouraged to submit theoretical and/or experimental results of significance. The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to:
* Quality of Service provisioning in wired and wireless networks and distributed systems
* Design, implementation or architectures related to QoS-enabled networks and distributed systems
* QoS routing in wired, peer-to-peer, overlay, and wireless networks and distributed systems
* QoS-aware service composition in distributed systems
* QoS in WLAN, WPAN, WMAN and WiMAX (IEEE 802.11/15/16/20)
* QoS in wireless sensor and ad hoc networks
* QoS support across heterogeneous wired and wireless sub-networks
* MAC protocols with QoS support in wireless networks
* Topology control for QoS support in wireless networks
* QoS and survivability in mobile environments
* Scheduling, resource management, queue management, and admission control
* QoS adaptation, modeling and measurements
* Game-theoretic aspects in wired, peer-to-peer, overlay, and wireless networks and distributed systems
* Incentive engineering in wired, peer-to-peer, overlay, and wireless networks and distributed systems
* Pricing, billing, and resource allocation in wired, overlay and wireless networks
* Traffic analysis, traffic engineering, and traffic shaping in heterogeneous environments
* Security protocols and algorithms in wired, overlay and wireless networks
* Scalability of large-scale overlay and wireless networks
* Resilience of overlay and wireless protocols
* Cross-layer protocol design in wireless networks
* Cross-layer performance optimization for energy, network lifetime, and capacity
QShine 2009 invites submission of manuscripts that present original material and that have not been previously published or under review by another conference or journal. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full paper in ACM conference proceedings format, which are limited to 8 single-spaced two-column pages (including all figures and references) in a 10 point font. All paper submissions will be handled electronically.
All submitted papers will go through a peer review process. All accepted papers will be included in the Qshine 2009 Conference Proceedings. All accepted papers will be made available in, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (pending) and then be indexed by Engineering Information (EI).
Research papers of particular merit will be selected for consideration of fast track publication in a special issue of ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (pending).