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                              CALL FOR PAPERS
                       Sixth IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on
            Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC 2012)
               June 25, 2012 - San Francisco, California, USA
                       http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/aoc2012/

                          jointly supported by the

                             SCAMPI project
                 funded by the FP7-ICT Programme under the
        Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) initiative
                        http://www.ict-scampi.eu/

                                   and

                             RECOGNITION project
                 funded by the FP7-ICT Programme under the
             Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) initiative
                      http://www.recognition-project.eu/


                Fast Track on Computer Communication Journal
                  http://www.elsevier.com/locate/comcom


            **** Submission Deadline --- February 17, 2012 ****
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The diffusion of lightweight,  powerful  portable devices,  also enriched with a
variety of sensing capabilities,  is enabling new ways for users' communication,
and laying the foundation for realizing  the ubiquitous networking idea.  Acting
either  as  the  main communication mode  or as complement  to  existing  mobile
network infrastructures, opportunistic networking  can leverage  the mobility of
end  users  and  enhance their  communication  capabilities.   The opportunistic
exploitation of extemporary  contacts  among  the users of the network paves the
way to a  number of applications but also poses  new and challenging problems to
the  networking research community.   The AOC 2012 workshop aims at serving as a
meeting point  for people  working in the area and a forum for exchanging ideas,
discussing solutions,  and sharing experiences among researchers, professionals,
and  application  developers,  both  from industry  and academia.  As  with  the
previous  five editions  of the AOC workshop series,  the scope  of  this year's
workshop  will remain  on general issues related to opportunistic networking and
computing.  Yet,  AOC 2012  will have  a primary interest in  new directions  of
opportunistic communications,  such as service composition techniques, scenarios
of co-existence  with infrastructure networks,  and  insights to their operation
coming from other disciplines such as game theory  and cognitive psychology. The
workshop  will solicit  original papers  addressing  theoretical  and  practical
aspects of autonomic and opportunistic communications but also papers describing
prototype implementations and deployments.


Topics of interest for AOC 2012 include, but are not limited to:

*   Routing, transport, and reliability issues
*   Techniques for data dissemination and replication
*   Applications and middleware support, mobile social networking applications
*   Mobility models and statistical analysis of mobility traces
*   Context and social awareness mechanisms and algorithms
*   Co-existence of opportunistic networks with infrastructure mobile wireless
   networks
*   Service composition in autonomic and opportunistic networks
*   Cognition-driven information processing and decision making
*   Performance modelling, scaling laws, and fundamental limits for autonomic
   and opportunistic communications
*   Game-theoretic insights to the operation of autonomic and opportunistic
   networks
*   Participatory and urban sensing in autonomic and opportunistic networks
*   Trust, security, and reputation
*   Autonomic and opportunistic communication testbeds and prototypes,
   measurement data from real experiments
*   Socio-economic models for  autonomic and opportunistic communications



PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
--------------------------------

Papers should neither have been published elsewhere  nor being currently under
review  by another conference or journal.  Manuscripts are limited to 6 pages,
single  spacing,  double  column,  and  must  strictly  adhere to the template
format.  Guidelines  on  paper  submission  and  formatting  are available  at
http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/aoc2012/.

Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings published by IEEE. At
least  one author of  each accepted paper  is required to register and present
his/her  work at  the workshop.  There  will be no  separate  registration for
workshop, but one single registration will cover both conference and workshops
participation.

Extended versions  of workshop selected papers will be considered for possible
fast  track publication  on  the  Computer Communications  Journal (Elsevier).


IMPORTANT DATES
---------------
Full papers due:   February 17, 2012
Notification:          April 4, 2012
Workshop:              June 25, 2012


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
--------------------

WORKSHOP Chairs
 Merkouris Karaliopoulos,  University of Athens, Greece
 Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR, Italy

STEERING Committee
 Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
 Silvia Giordano, SUPSI, Switzerland
 Ioannis Stavrakakis, University of Athens, Greece

PUBLICITY Chairs
 Fabio Pezzoni, IIT-CNR, Italy
 Pushpendra Singh, IIIT Delhi, India


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed so far)
------------------------------------

Gergely Acs, BUTE, Hungary
Eleonora Borgia, IIT-CNR, Italy
Vania Conan, Thales, France
Serge Fdida, UPMC, Paris VI, France
Laura Galluccio, University of Catania, Italy
Nidhi Hegde, Technicolor, France
Tristan Henderson, University of St. Andrews, UK
Gunnar Karlsson, KTH, Sweden
Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Kyunghan Lee, North Carolina State University, USA
Franck Legendre, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Daniele Miorandi, Create-net, Italy
Refik Molva, Eurecom, France
Valtteri Niemi, Nokia, Switzerland
Katia Obraczka, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece
Joerg Ott, HUT, Finland
Elena Pagani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy
Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland
Christian Rohner, Uppsala University, Sweden
Fabrizio Sestini, EU Commission
Abdullatif Shikfa, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, France
Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, EURECOM, France
Roger Whitaker, Cardiff University, UK
Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK
Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena-Reggio, Italy


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Fabio Pezzoni - AOC2012 Publicity Chair

   Institute for Informatics and Telematics (IIT)
   Italian National Research Council (CNR)
   Via G. Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa, Italy
   phone: +39 050 315 2195
   email: [log in to unmask]
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