Call for Papers

The Second International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks And Management


22-24 September 2010

Santander, Spain

Aim and Scope

MONAMI 2010 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 2010 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 2010 invites 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, but are not limited to, the following:

Papers accompanied by a live demonstration at the conference are actively solicited. Authors planning to present a demonstration should indicate this accordingly when submitting the paper.

We also seek papers, which within the main scope of MONAMI, address a range topics clustered in the following Special Tracks.

Autonomic Networks and Services
Chair: Symeon Papavassiliou

Autonomic networking is targeting at complexity issues related to network management. Autonomic systems engineering or autonomics is about designing systems that exhibit the so-called self-* properties e.g. self-configuring, self-healing etc., in short self-managing properties, in order to make the systems themselves tackle management complexities that are otherwise difficult to be handled by systems and network operations personnel. Autonomics is not only about self-* functions that relieve the burden on network operations personnel, but is also about implementing self-* functions for self-adaptability, context or situation driven behavior changes in systems, services or applications.

Topics to be addressed in this MONAMI special Track include, but are not limited to, the following:

Lower Layer Aspects
Chair: Faouzi Bader

It is now believed that proper management of available resources and the involved services can no longer be fulfilled without the capacity of interacting with the subjacent lower layers. There must be some interaction between the corresponding entities and parties. Reciprocally, the information and the possibilities of the physical and MAC layers should be made aware.

This Special Track is soliciting papers on:

Smart Objects
Chair: Antonio Puliafito

A smart object allows the virtual world to become real and physical objects to become part of a virtualized reality. A smart object automatically distributes information about itself, enriched with additional details on its behavior, location, owner, functioning state, surrounding environment. As a result, a huge amount of information is systematically generated by smart objects and put in strict relation with a constantly updated information base. Identification technology is one aspect of the problem, but new advances are needed to create, track, use smart objects and allow their management in new advanced everyday applications.

Some of the topics to be addressed in this Special Track include, but are not limited to, the following:

Security in Mobile Network Management
Co-Chairs: Stephen Farrell and Peter Schoo

Security is a vital part of Mobile Network Management (MNM) and targets the legitimate use and integrity of network resources as well as the prevention of misuse of these resources for operational availability. The dynamics in mobile networks present challenges to viable security solutions; there are trade offs between security solutions and user privacy or profile building. The management of mobile networks also cannot currently cover the access of malware coming in via increasingly capable devices or smartphones.

In order to support the exchange of new ideas about security solutions or early experiences from R&D activities in this area we invite submissions of new work not submitted elsewhere on topics such as the following:

Network Virtualization in a Heterogeneous World
Chair: Andreas Timm-Giel

Network Virtualization is already being applied to share physical resources in today's networks. It is furthermore seen as a suitable way to move to a Future Internet allowing the coexistence of legacy networks with new networking approaches. However, suitability, challenges, and advantages of network virtualization for heterogeneous, wireless, and multiaccess networks still need to be explored.

Therefore this Special Track focuses on:

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 12 pages in the Springer Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) style and must be submitted by 14 May 2010. Short papers of up to 8 pages, reporting most current results, are also solicited.

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.

LNICST vol. 32: MONAMI 2009

Best Paper Awards

The organizing committee of MONAMI 2010, in cooperation with ICST, is happy to announce three awards for accepted papers that exhibit outstanding technical merit. The MONAMI 2010 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 2010 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 2010 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 on Mobile Networks and Management

The authors of selected papers from MONAMI 2010 will be invited to submit extended versions describing their work to the ACM Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal Special Issue on Mobile Networks and Management.

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

ACM/Springer Special Issue on
Mobile Networks and Management