4th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management

September 23–26, 2012 | Hamburg, Germany

MONAMI 2012 Workshops


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2nd MONAMI SmaRT Workshop: Workshop on Smart objects Resource managemenT

In the context of Future Networks, the term “smart objects” is used to refer to everyday objects of all kinds and makes that are enhanced with computational intelligence and the capability to communicate with each other and with online services. They are essential elements of cyber-physical systems and can find multifaceted applications in fields such as logistics, smart buildings, intelligent transport, and smart city applications.

The MONAMI SmaRT Workshop is complementary to the main conference. The workshop will look into the opportunities that smart objects create for infrastructure and infrastructure-less networks and how new services can be deployed and managed. Smart objects incorporate monitoring and control functions and need to communicate with each other and with gateways. In many cases, communication is based on wireless sensor networks integrated with an object, such as parts of a building, logistic goods, vehicles or environmental sensors and actuators. In other cases, communication is based on a hybrid approach where part of the network is infrastructure-based and the rest is self-organized.

Managing such smart objects requires algorithms and approaches based, in part, on general concepts discussed in MONAMI. However, the workshop will go one step further and consider, in particular:

  • Energy-efficient, self-organized access and routing schemes for smart object systems
  • Testbeds and experimental evaluation of services based on smart objects
  • Service and application management platforms for a variety of applications, e.g. smart cities
  • Autonomic network monitoring and management for smart object networks
  • Future Internet Architectures with smart objects

Accepted papers of exceptional merit will be considered for inclusion in the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Special Issue on Smart Object Applications and Management.

Paper Submission

We encourage submissions of high-quality technical papers reporting original research that has not been previously published, and is not currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Full Papers should not exceed 10 pages in the Springer Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) format.

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

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 15 July 2012 (firm deadline; no extensions will be given)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 August 2012
  • Camera Ready Deadline: 21 August 2012
  • Workshop Date: 26 September 2012

Workshop Chairs

Maciej Mühleisen, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Bernd-Ludwig Wenning, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Steering Committee

Ramon Aguero, University of Cantabria, Spain

Kostas Pentikousis, Huawei Technologies, Germany

Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Andreas Timm-Giel, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Carsten Bormann, Universität Bremen, TZI, Germany


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MONAMI OConS Workshop: Workshop on Open Connectivity Services for the Future Internet

One of the consequences of the Future Internet is the need for better, yet more flexible, connectivity services. These need to adapt to both the requirements of the current applications, policies from the corresponding actors and stakeholders and corresponding networking context. The currently available alternatives are rather rigid and thus do not fulfill the aforementioned challenges and needs. The connectivity embraces various levels and layers, and can refer to either the access part of the network as well as the end-to-end paths which shall be established and managed.

This problem is being analyzed in the context of the Scalable and Adaptive Internet Solutions (SAIL) project, in particular within the Open Connectivity Services workpackage, with a special emphasis on the relationship of connectivity with Information Centric Networking and Cloud Networking.

This workshop considers, among others, the following aspects:

  • Architectures and frameworks to handle connectivity for the Future Internet
  • Testbeds and prototyping related activities
  • Security for connectivity services
  • Evaluation of connectivity services to be used over Wireless Mesh Networks and DTNs
  • Connectivity services for Information Centric Networking
  • Connectivity services for Cloud Computing

Paper Submission

We encourage submissions of high-quality technical papers reporting original research that has not been previously published, and is not currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Full Papers should not exceed 10 pages in the Springer Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) format.

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 workshop. All accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNICST series and then be included in major article indexing services.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 15 July 2012 (firm deadline; no extensions will be given)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 August 2012
  • Camera Ready Deadline: 21 August 2012
  • Workshop Date: 26 September 2012

Workshop Chairs

Lucio Studer Ferreira, IST, Portugal

Lucian Suciu, Orange Labs, France

Steering Committee

Ramon Aguero, University of Cantabria, Spain

Pedro Aranda, Telefonica, Spain

Luisa Caerio, IST, Portugal

Sofiane Hassayoun, Institut Telecom, France

Olivier Mehani, NICTA, Australia

Avi Miron, Technion, Israel

Susana Pérez, Tecnalia, Spain

Simone Ruffino, Telecom Italia, Italy

Peter Schoo, Fraunhofer, Germany

Michael Soellner, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany

Andreas Timm-Giel, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany