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CNBuB 2016 : 5th International Workshop on Community Networks and Bottom-up-Broadband


When Aug 22, 2016 - Aug 24, 2016
Where Vienna, Austria
Submission Deadline May 6, 2016
Notification Due Jun 1, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2016

Call For Papers

The 5th International Workshop on Community Networks and Bottom-up-Broadband (CNBuB 2016) is co-located with the 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2016) on 22-24 August 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

AIMS AND SCOPE: Community networks are an emergent model for the future Internet. They emerge from the interplay of technical and social interactions. Community networks are a timely model for the future Internet, which fits into the current tendency of seeing technical systems (e.g. networks, infrastructures, clouds) not as purely technical systems, but as socio-technical systems.

Originally, community networks were only used as networking infrastructure to provide Internet access. Furthermore, however, there is an important opportunity in the provision of unique services within community networks. Cloud-based services and IoT applications are promising candidates for applications within community networks, since specifically the citizen participation can enable innovative applications, which are not possible in other scenarios.

The objective of the International Workshop on Community Networks and Bottom-up-Broadband (CNBuB) is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on community networks, and researchers working in services and applications which may fit into community networks. CNBuB aims to be a forum for the collection, presentation and discussion of scientific work on the topics related to community networks.

PARTICIPATION: For participation in the workshop as an author presenting a paper please refer to the submission instructions. Community network participants authoring a paper can apply for a financial support (limited number of grants) for being able to present their work at the workshop. Please contact the workshop chairs.

PAPERS: The workshop solicits original papers addressing theoretical and practical challenges of community networks and bottom-up-broadband, including insights from other disciplines that contribute to the socio-technical-economic understanding of the community network operation and growth.

Topics of interest for CNBuB 2015 include, but are not limited to:

Wireless mesh networks
Routing protocols
Services and applications
IoT applications and collaborative scenarios
Edge and Fog computing in community networks
Clouds for community networks
Cross-layer designs
Hybrid networks with wireless and optical fibre links
Tools for bootstrapping and running community networks
Interoperation of cloud-based community services
Performance modelling and evaluation
Quality of service provisioning
Quality of experience in community networks
Community network security and privacy
Large-scale management and data collection infrastructures
Ecosystems for community networks
Socio-technical-economic-legal models for community networks


Once accepted, papers will be included into the IEEE conference
proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press and will be
accessible via IEEE Xplore Digital Library.


Roger Baig,, Spain
Bart Braem, iMinds, Belgium
Felix Freitag, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain


Antoine Bagula, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Christoph Barz, Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE, Germany
Rui Campos, INESC Technology & Science (INESC TEC), Portugal
Llorenç Cerdà-Alabern, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Renato Lo Cigno, University of Trento, Italy
Andrea Detti, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Jim Dowling, SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden
Paul Fuxjaeger, FTW - Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria
Gianfranco Giulioni, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Steven Latre, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jesus Luna, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Leonardo Maccari, University of Trento, Italy
Leandro Navarro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Dirk Neumann, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
Axel Neumann, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Andriy Panchenko, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Rubem Pereira, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Gregers Petersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ermanno Pietrosemoli, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
Luis E. T. Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Arjuna Sathiaseelan, University of Cambridge, UK
Tuan Anh Trinh, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Luis Veiga, INESC-ID, Portugal
Vladimir Vlassov, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Marco Zennaro, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy

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