Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is available in TEXT version.

The 10th IEEE IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop
(Med-Hoc-Net 2011)

June 12-15, 2011
Favignana Island, Sicily, Italy


Wireless ad hoc networks have attracted the attention of the research community in the last several years. Now that the fundamental issues and challenges have been clearly assessed, the focus is partially shifting to new issues, which include application scenarios (road safety, disaster recovery, sensors, actuators, etc.), data-centric operation, autonomous organization, optimization and control, ability to retain operation under intermittent connectivity, and service creation and support. Moreover, new and exciting challenges are posed by closely related networks such as wireless mesh networks, sensor networks, and vehicular networks, delay tolerant and opportunistic networks. Finally, the today's market explosion of smart phones is creating new opportunities for social networks, whose thorough understanding requires to combine opportunistic networking aspects with comprehension of social behavior and mobility patterns.

Med-Hoc-Net is a major annual international workshop, aiming to serve as a platform for researchers and visionaries from academia, research labs, and industry. Following Sicily (2006), Corfu (2007), Palma de Mallorca (2008), Haifa (2009), and Juan-les-pins (2010), Med-Hoc-Net 2011 will take place in Favignana Island (Italy).


The papers solicited cover a variety of topics related to ad hoc, wireless, sensor, mesh, delay tolerant, and opportunistic networks, including but not limited to:

  • Routing algorithms and protocols
  • MAC protocols, scheduling, power control, and resource allocation
  • Transport layer protocols for multi-hop networks
  • Middleware for ad hoc networks
  • Application driven architectures and protocols
  • Sensor network applications and protocols
  • Vehicular networks
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Integration of ad hoc networks with wireless access networks
  • Implementations, testbeds, and prototypes
  • Technology related issues (IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth, ZigBee, IEEE 802.16, etc.)
  • Self organization and network reconfiguration
  • Optimization models and algorithms
  • Resource and service discovery
  • Use of advanced antenna technologies (MIMO, beam forming, etc.)
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Exploitation of social and mobility patterns for opportunistic networking
  • Mobile social networks
  • Security and privacy
  • Participatory and urban sensing
  • Underwater wireless networks

Important Dates

Papers Due: March 12, 2011 March 25, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: April 17, 2011 April 27, 2011
Camera-Ready Version due: May 1, 2011 May 4, 2011
Conference Dates: June 12-15, 2011

Conference Chairs

Giuseppe Bianchi - University of Roma Tor Vergata
Mario Gerla - University of California, Los Angeles

Program Chairs

Khaled Boussetta - University of Paris 13
Dario Maggiorini - University of Milano
Tommaso Melodia - SUNY, Buffalo
Liviu Iftode - Rutgers University
Falko Dressler - University of Erlangen