Call for Papers

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The 13th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop
(Med-Hoc-Net 2014)

http://netlab.cs.ucla.edu/medhocnet2014

June 2-4, 2014
Piran, Slovenia

Overview

Wireless ad hoc networks have attracted considerable attention from the research community in the last several years. Now that many of the fundamental topics and challenges have been deeply investigated, the focus is partially shifting to new issues, which include data-centric operations, autonomous organization, service creation/support, continued operation under intermittent connectivity, optimization, control, cross-layer design and application scenarios (road safety, disaster recovery, smart cities, energy efficient buildings, sensors, actuators, wearables, etc.). Moreover, novel and exciting challenges are introduced by commercial systems adopting the ad hoc paradigm, from mesh, sensor and vehicular networks, and by associated delay-tolerant and opportunistic scenarios. Furthermore, today's market explosion of smart phones is creating new opportunities for wireless ad hoc social networks, the study of which requires the combination of opportunistic ad hoc networking aspects with the understanding of social behavior and mobility patterns.

MED-HOC-NET 2014 focuses on all the ramifications of ad hoc networking research, not only the classic topics of location management, security/privacy, topology optimization/control schemes and resource allocation, but also paying attention to novel emerging areas such as green networking, safety/surveillance, underwater communications, and coexistence among heterogeneous devices.

The Workshop is endorsed by the IEEE Communication Society and its Technical Committees for Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks, Information Infrastructure & Networking, and Radio Communication, and by IFIP.

Accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE in IEEEXplore.

Topics

Papers are solicited in a variety of topics related to ad hoc, wireless, sensor, mesh, delay-tolerant, content-centric 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
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Novel performance measures
  • Green networking
  • Cooperative schemes
  • Network localization
  • Network secrecy
  • Networking virtualization
  • Services based, and enabled by Ad Hoc networks

Important Dates

Papers Due: March 17, 2014 March 22, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: April 7, 2014 April 14, 2014
Camera-Ready Version due: May 4, 2014
Conference Dates: June 2-4, 2014


Conference Chairs

Fulvio Babich - University of Trieste, Italy
Eve Schooler - Intel Labs, USA


Technical Program Chairs

Andreas Kassler - Karlstads Universitet, Sweden
Gustavo Marfia - University of Bologna, Italy


Steering Committees

Ian F. Akyildiz - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Khaldoun Al Agha - Paris-Sud University, France
Luigi Fratta - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mario Gerla - UCLA, USA
Farouk Kamoun - ENSI, Tunisia
Giovanni Pau - UCLA, USA
Guy Pujolle - UPMC, Paris 6, France