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Call for Papers

Med-Hoc-Net 2015

Call for Papers
The 14th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop

Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society

http://medhocnet2015.uc.pt/

June 17-18, 2015

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

OVERVIEW      

The unstoppable evolution of network technologies is paving the way to new network and users scenarios, driving creative services and building new business models.   Wide and easy connectivity, network programmability, fast speed connections and decoupled data and management repositories, as well as smart devices are all of them facilitating innovation in the networking and services arena.

MED-HOC-NET 2015 focuses on fundamental network concepts, but also on topics related to those network paradigms attracting large attention by the scientific and industrial communities. Hence, the conference includes topics such as smart cities, smart transportation, IoT, data-centric operations, autonomous organization, seamless connectivity and 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.

Following recent successful conferences in Sicily (2006), Corfu (2007), Palma de Mallorca (2008), Haifa (2009), Juan-les-pins (2010), Favignana Island (2011), Cyprus (2012), Corsica (2013) and Slovenia, Med-Hoc-Net 2015 will take place in Algarve.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Extended versions of selected papers will be reviewed for possible publication in a special issue of Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal (Impact Factor: 1.291).

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

• Internet of Things

• Smart cities 

• 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

• Resource and service discovery

• Security and privacy

• 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

• Networking virtualization

• Services based, and enabled by Ad Hoc networks 

IMPORTANT DATES

• Papers Due: March 09, 2015 (new deadline).

Please note: EDAS will remain open till March 13th to grant last minute submissions.

• Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2015

• Camera-Ready Version due: April 30, 2015

• Conference Dates: June 17-18, 2015

PAPER SUBMISSION

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Submissions are limited to 8 pages in length in Two-Column Format, including references, figures and tables.  Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically through the EDAS web site. Please note: papers will less than 3 pages will not be considered for review.

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE MED-HOC-NET 2015 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper.  For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers.  Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE MED-HOC-NET 2015 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

CONFERENCE GENERAL CHAIRS
  • Adrian Segall - Bar Ilan University and Technion, Israel
  • Marilia Curado - University of Coimbra, Portugal
TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIRS
  • Edmundo Monteiro - University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Xavi Masip - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain 
STEERING COMMITTEE
  • 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
PUBLICATION CHAIR
  • Jorge Granjal - University of Coimbra, Portugal
PUBLICITY CHAIRS
  • Alicia Trivino-Cabrera - University of Malaga, Spain
  • Eduardo Cerqueira - Federal University of Para, Brazil
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