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MONET 2010 : Fifth International Workshop on MObile and NEtworking Technologies for social applications


When Oct 25, 2010 - Oct 29, 2010
Where Hersonissou, Crete, Greece
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2010
Notification Due Jun 30, 2010
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2010
Categories    networking   mobile

Call For Papers

In recent years the research area of social mobile and networking technologies has made rapid progress, due to the increasing development of new mobile technologies and the widespread usage of the Internet as a new platform for social interactions.

Applications of mobile and networking technologies serve groups of people in shared activities, in particular geographically dispersed groups who are collaborating on some task in a shared context. An important characteristic of those social applications is the continuous interaction between people and technology to achieve a common purpose. Moreover, social applications tend to be large-scale and complex, involving difficult social and policy issues such as those related to privacy and security access.

Mobile technologies are devoted to play an important role in many areas of social activities, most likely in those areas where the right data in the right time have mission-critical importance. Mobile technologies play an essential role in personalizing working and interaction contexts, and supporting experimentation and innovation.

Social Networking technologies join friends, family members, co-workers and other social communities together. These technologies are convergent, emerging from a variety of applications such as search engines and employee evaluation routines while running on equally diverse platforms from server clusters to wireless phone networks.

The third generation of social networking technologies has hit the Web. This network serve increasingly significant social functions. Networking technologies have to face emerging problems of robustness, such as vulnerabilities to reliability and performance due to malicious attack.

Workshop participants can extent their background on this area, exchange ideas with other researchers and propose new solutions.

The aim of the proposed workshop is to gather researchers, from academia and industry, and practitioners to discuss about new mobile and networking technologies, to identify challenging problems that appear in social applications of those technologies and to show results and experiences realized by researchers. The workshop will be organized in a way to stimulate interaction among the participants. Shorter position papers may be presented from researchers of all backgrounds, in particular social-mobile technologies, information networking, human-computer interaction, security and privacy.

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

• Social networking technologies
• Social network analysis
• Mobile Social networks
• Social media technologies
• Semantic web
• Mobile and network security and privacy
• Web and mobile accessibility
• knowledge Sharing and management
• Human-computer interaction
• Multi-modal applications
• Online communities and Social Computing
• Wireless technologies and services
• Mobile applications and services
• Mobile social services
• Mobile business services
• Future mobile applications

Abstract Submission Deadline: Jun 15
Paper Submission Deadline: Jun 30
Acceptance Notification: Jul 30
Camera Ready Due: Aug 13
Registration Due: Sep 3

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at:

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.
Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

The paper submission site is located at:


Patrizia Grifoni
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali (IRPPS)
National Research Council
Via Nizza 128,
00198 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 49932704
Fax: +39 06 85834506

Fernando Ferri
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali (IRPPS)
National Research Council
Via Nizza 128,
00198 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 49932865
Fax: +39 06 85834506

Irina Kondratova
NRC Institute for Information Technology
National Research Council
46 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB E3B 9W4, Canada
Phone: +1 (506) 444-0489
Fax: +1 (506) 452-3859

Arianna D’Ulizia
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali (IRPPS)
National Research Council
Via Nizza 128,
00198 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 49932707
Fax: +39 06 85834506

Program Committee Members

Kevin C. Almeroth – University of California, USA
Frederic Andres - University of Aizu, Japan
Russell Beale - University of Birmingham, UK
Yiwei Cao - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Tiziana Catarci - University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Richard Chbeir - Bourgogne University , France
Karin Coninx - Hasselt University, Belgium
Simon Courtenage - School of Informatics, University of Westminster, UK
Juan De Lara - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Anna Formica - Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica CNR, Rome, Italy
C.-C. Jay Kuo - University of Southern California, USA
Peter Leijdekkers - University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Stephen Marsh - NRC Institute for Information Technology of Moncton, Canada
Rebecca Montanari - Dipartimento di elettronica, Informatica, Sistemistica, University of Bologna, Italy
Michele Missikoff - Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica CNR, Rome, Italy
Nuria Oliver - Telefonica R&D, Spain
Marco Padula - Istituto di Tecnologia delle Costruzioni CNR, Milan, Italy
Manish Parashar - The State University of New Jersey, USA
Andrew Phippen - University of Plymouth, UK
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, India
Tommo Reti - Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
Ahmed M. Safwat - Queen’s University of Kingston, Canada
Nicola Santoro – Carleton University, Canada
Tim Strayer - Internetwork Research, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, USA
Henri Ter Hofte - Telematica Instituut, the Netherlands
Thanassis Tiropanis - School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK
Yoshito Tobe - Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Riccardo Torlone - University of Rome RomaTre, Italy
Mikael Wiberg - Department of Informatics, Umea University, Sweden
Adam Wojciechowski - Poznan University of Technology, Pola

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