Welcome to MONAMI 2010

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Second International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI) held in Santander, Spain on 22-24 September 2010. MONAMI 2010 aims at bringing together top researchers addressing the challenges in the area of Mobile Network Management. This year, the program features papers reporting results from flagship European projects in this research area, such as 4WARD, EARTH, EPIPSANS, and SAIL.

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.

Santander, a modern cosmopolitan city with a rich historical past, has become in recent years the place chosen by many professional people to celebrate their conventions, congresses and business meetings. The appealing social and cultural background and the city's high-quality service offerings have turned the capital of Cantabria into a city qualified to entice both the traveler who simply comes to explore it on leisure and the professional who arrives in Santander, not only to work but also to enjoy the city's charm, culture, people and atmosphere. The beauty of the environment that surrounds Santander does not leave any of the approaching visitors indifferent. From the beautiful Bay of Santander, considered one of the most beautiful in Spain, bathing the southern area of the city, till the Lighthouse, passing along the majestic Sardinero beach, Santander offers one of the best settings in the world to host a conference. In this sense, we have planned for a program which merges the two aspects: high-quality research presentations followed by active discussions with social activities that enable the participants to network while enjoying the beauty of our city.

We look forward to seeing you in Santander!

On behalf of the executive committee,

MONAMI 2010 General Chairs

Kostas Pentikousis
Huawei Technologies European Research Center, Germany

Ramón Agüero
University of Cantabria, Spain