Call for Papers

MONAMI 2011 aims at bringing together top researchers, academics and practitioners specializing in the area of Mobile Network Management (MNM) and Service Management.

Multiaccess and resource management, mobility management, and network management have emerged as core topics in the design, deployment and operation of current and future networks. Yet, they are treated as separate, isolated domains with very little interaction between the experts in these fields and lack cross-pollination. MONAMI 2011 offers the opportunity to leading researchers, industry professionals and academics around the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in these areas and present results related to technologies for true plug-and-play networking, efficient use of all infrastructure investments, and access competition. The aim of the forum is to disseminate the latest innovative mobile network solutions for increased competition and cooperation in an environment with a multitude of access technologies, network operators and business actors.

MONAMI 2011 invites researchers to submit papers that follow either evolutionary approaches based on current IP-centered architectures or introduce revolutionary MNM approaches and new paradigms. Papers reporting experimental and empirical studies as well as implementation/industry results (including testbeds and field trials) are also welcome.

Topics of particular interest include:

Papers accompanied by a live demonstration at the conference are actively solicited.

MONAMI 2011 is sponsored by ICST in partnership with the University of Aveiro. The conference is technically co-sponsored by Create-Net and IEEE Portugal Section, and is organized in association with the European Alliance for Innovation.

The conference proceedings will by published by Springer-Verlag in the LNICST series, and will be archived online on SpringerLink. The MONAMI 2011 Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI, CrossRef and Zentralblatt Math, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Paper Submission

We encourage submission of high-quality technical papers reporting original material that is has not been previously published, or is not currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Full Papers should not exceed 14 pages in the Springer Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) style and must be submitted by 16 May 2011. LNICST templates are available for both LaTeX and MS Word.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent reviewers, including a TPC member to ensure high quality and relevance to the topics of the Conference. All accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNICST series and then be included in major article indexing services.

Important Dates

Extended Paper submission deadline: 16 May 2011
Notification of acceptance: 19 June 2011
Camera Ready Deadline: 17 July 2011
Conference Date: 21-23 September 2011

Best Paper Awards

The organizing committee of MONAMI 2011, in cooperation with ICST, is happy to announce three awards for accepted papers that exhibit outstanding technical merit. The MONAMI 2011 Best Paper Award will be presented to the authors during a special ceremony and will be accompanied by 250 EUR prize. The Best Student Paper award will also be presented during the same ceremony and is accompanied by a 150 EUR prize. Finally, MONAMI 2011 will also present the Best Paper Accompanied by a Demonstration at the conference, which will carry a 100 EUR prize.

All papers submitted are automatically candidates for the Best Paper Award.

Student authors need to inform the organizing committee of their status, in order to qualify for the Best Student Paper award, and must be the primary contributor of the submitted paper. Authors who are interested in presenting a demo during MONAMI 2011 based on a paper accepted for publication in the conference proceedings should also inform the organizing committee in order to qualify for the Best Paper Accompanied by a Demonstration award.

ACM/Springer MONET Special Issue:
Mobile Network Management and Virtualization

The authors of the best papers from MONAMI 2011 will be invited to submit extended versions describing their work to the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal Special Issue on Mobile Network Management and Virtualization.

For further details, see the corresponding Special Issue Open Call for Papers.