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The 7th IEEE Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (IEEE AOC'13), 

June 4th 2013, Madrid, Spain, URL:

to be held in conjunction with:

WoWMoM 2013 - Fourteenth International Symposium on a World of Wireless,
Mobile and Multimedia Networks, Madrid, Spain, June 4-7, 2013

Abstract registration: February 10, 2013
Full papers due: February 17, 2013
Notification: March 17, 2013
Camera-ready deadline: April 8, 2013 

The recent proliferation of sensor-rich portable devices is enabling novel communication paradigms for users and contributing to the implementation of the ubiquitous computing and networking vision. Opportunistic networking represents a key communication paradigm for this vision. Either as a standalone communication mode or as a complement to infrastructure-based communication, opportunistic networking leverages the mobility of end users to enhance their ability to communicate in the absence of reliable end-to-end connectivity. Opportunistic networking opens up many possibilities but also poses countless new challenges. The goal of the AOC 2013 workshop is to serve as a forum for researchers, professionals, application developers, and other experts from both academia and industry to exchange new ideas, discuss new solutions, and share their experiences. As with previous editions, this year's workshop is particularly interested in novel research directions, such as service composition techniques, co-existence with infrastructure networks, and insights from game theory, social networking analysis, and cognitive psychology. The workshop will solicit original papers addressing theoretical and practical aspects of autonomic and opportunistic communications as well as papers describing prototype implementations and deployments.

Topics of interest for AOC 2013 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

Instruction for Submission:

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

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

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

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Merkouris Karaliopoulos, University of Athens, Greece 
Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland

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

Publicity Chairs:
Alan Ferrari, SUPSI, Switzerland

Programm Committee:
Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR, Italy
Eleonora Borgia, IIT-CNR, Italy
Jian-Nong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
Vania Conan, Thales, France 
Jordi Cucurull, Scytl, Spain 
Serge Fdida, UPMC, Paris VI, France
Anna Foerster, SUPSI, Switzerland
Nidhi Hegde, Technicolor, France
Tristan Henderson, University of St. Andrews, UK
Theus Hossmann, University of Cambridge, 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 
Katia Obraczka, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece
Melek Önen, EURECOM, France 
Joerg Ott, HUT, Finland 
Elena Pagani, University of Milan, Italy
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy
Andreea Picu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Christian Rohner, Uppsala University, Sweden
Fabrizio Sestini, EU Commission 
Abdullatif Shikfa, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, France 
Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, EURECOM, France
Stavros Toumpis, Athens University of Economics and Businesss, Greece 
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 
Xiaolan Zhang, Fordham University, USA

Alan Ferrari

University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Via Cantonale - Galleria 2
CH-6928 Manno
Tel: +41-58-666-6597 
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