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Call for Presentations „Cloud-based Service Platforms for the Future Internet“

We would like to announce the 7th Workshop (Fachgespraech) on Next Generation Service Delivery Platforms, “Cloud-based Service Platforms for the Future Internet”, of the GI/ITG specialist group on Communications and Distributed Systems „Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme (KuVS)“.

October 2012, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur, Switzerland

As the formerly divided Telco and IT industry continues to converge in the “Future Internet”, demand for “Cloud-based Service Platforms” is sharply rising. This important topic is thus made subject of this workshop and presentations are welcome in any domain related to cloud-based service delivery, that is service delivery and cloud hosting technology that adopts, exploits, consumes, or provides any kind of cloud attributes.
It is the objective of this series of workshops to support intense discussions among researchers from industry and academia in this challenging area gluing together applications and different network types.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
On-demand, elastic, and metered computing and service delivery
Software-as-a-service, Platform-as-service, Storage as a service, Data-as-a-Service, Process-as-a-Service
Cloud computing programming and application development
Trust, privacy, and security for clouds and cloud-based service platforms
Cloud and service platform performance (QoS, power-efficiency, load balancing, etc)
Cloud and services SLAs, business models and pricing policies, subscription model
Enabling virtualization and hosting technologies, novel data centers and nano-centers concepts and technologies
Orchestration and composition of services and applications hosted in data centers and clouds
Pre-packaged applications and services hosted in the cloud, licensing and support policies
Novel cloud-based applications and services
Mobile cloud computing
Test-beds, pilots, and field trials, standardization and regulatory issues

Important Dates and Submission Information:
August 12, 2012: Deadline for Abstracts (2-3 pages max)
September 14, 2012: Notification of acceptance
October 2012: Workshop in Winterthur
September 20, 2012: Register via email
Paper submission and registration:
Language is English

Local (Swiss) Chairs
T. M. Bohnert and G. Baudinot (ZHAW), T. Braun (Uni Bern), B. Stiller (Uni Zurich), B. Plattner (ETH)

Steering Board
Dr. Heinrich Arnold, Deutsche Telekom AG – Laboratories, Germany, Dr. Wolfgang Kellerer, DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany, Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, Dr. Karsten Schröder, Telefonica o2 Germany, Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University, USA, Dr. Steffen Weichselbaum, Vodafone D2 GmbH, Germany

Proud Sponsors

ICCLab will present at the „Open Cloud and Public Administration“ event

Title: The OpenStack Cloud Computing Framework and Eco-System
Authors: Andrew Edmonds, Christof Marti, Fabrice Mannhart, Thomas M. Bohnert (presenter)

OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.

The InIT Cloud Computing Lab (ICCLab) of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is researching the full cloud computing stack. Much of this work happens in the context of the OpenStack framework and the ICCLab is official coordinator of the „OpenStack Community Switzerland“.

In this talk we’ll present evolution, objectives, scope, and status of the the OpenStack project. Attendees will be briefed from an technological and eco-system perspective, thus learning what defines Cloud Computing, how OpenStack implements Cloud Computing, and how to engage with the OpenStack community. The talk will close with a short overview of research activities and services provided by the ICClab.

Event: Open Cloud and Public Administration
/ch/open will organize an event in June in Bern about Open Cloud and Public Administrations. The event will be under the sponsorship of Oscar Nierstrasz of the Software Composition Group of the Institute of Informatics and Applied Mathematics of the University of Bern.
Place: University of Bern, UniS, room 003
Date: 19. June 2012
Audience: 150-200 participants
Motivation and Goal

Cloud Computing becomes more and more important. To get the full power of clouds in the view of /ch/open these
clouds should be open according of the principles open cloud initiative (
The goal is to foster open clouds and interoperability of clouds. Especially taking into account the requirements of
public administrations.

IEEE ICC 2013 Call for Workshops – Deadline 25 June 2012

IEEE ICC 2013 Call for Workshops
In 2013 the prestigious IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013) will be held for the first time in Eastern Europe, in the beautiful city of Budapest. As with previous editions of this IEEE ComSoc flagship conference, ICC 2013 will be hosting a set of workshops and therefore invites submission of workshop proposals.

Organization and Submission Procedure
According to IEEE Communications Society guidelines, workshops should emphasize current topics of particular interest, and should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, and panels, while in general promoting the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Accepted workshops will implement ComSoc’s academic best-practices, in particular in what regards peer-reviews and paper publication. Articles will be
added to IEEE Xplore and workshop proceedings are foreseen.

Workshop proposals should be submitted via EDAS (link will be available very soon) no later than 25 June 2012.

Each workshop proposal must include
– Title of the workshop
– Length of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day
– Names, addresses, and a short CV (up to 200 words) of the organizers
– A brief description (up to 1 page) of the technical issues that the workshop will address, emphasizing its timeliness
– Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers
– Planned format of the workshop, such as number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels etc.
– If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.
– A description of the publicity and promotion plan
– A draft call for papers
– The workshop website address (if available at the time of the proposal
– will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)

Important Dates
Workshop proposal submission deadline: 25 June 2012

Thomas Michael Bohnert, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, thomas.bohnert/at/,
Christina Fragouli, Assistant Professor, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, christina.fragouli/at/
Christoph Mecklenbrauker, Professor, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria, cfm/at/

On the TPC of The 12th Intl Conf on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networking (NEW2AN 2012)

The 12th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networking NEW2AN 2012

August 27 – 29, 2012
St.Petersburg, Russia

co-located with
the 5th International Conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces ruSMART 2012


– NEW2AN/ruSMART 2012 proceedings will be published in Springer’s LNCS (confirmed) and indexed by relevant databases
– Submission deadline April 18, 2012
– Acceptance rate is 35% (5 years)
– Authors of the selected best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to be published in a special issue of a journal TBA


About the Conference

Next-generation mobile networks will evolve out of existing wired and wireless networks of different nature by means of convergence, fusion and mutual penetration; next-generation multimedia services in turn pose new requirements and challenges on treatment of traffic within communication systems – a certain degree of multilayer co-operation has to be achieved. This forms a framework on harmonization of results obtained separately in different areas of network research like network performance evaluation, architecture and protocol design, and low layer network design. The conference goal is in the identification, investigation and integration of new algorithms, approaches, architectures, methods and mechanisms to enable proper and efficient operation of a next-generation IP-based wireless network. Therefore, wireless networks and their interaction with wired networks shall be widely examined and addressed throughout the conference.

The history of NEW2AN dates back to 1993, today it is an established conference featured by proceedings published by Springer LNCS (confirmed) and distinguished keynote speakers.

The NEW2AN 2012 will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia – the meeting point of East and West. Through its stunning architecture and wonderful art galleries and museums, among a number of other attractions, the wealth of history of East and West can be seen and felt in this beautiful city.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

o Femtocells
o End-to-end Quality of Service Support
o Traffic Characterization and Modeling
o New Teletraffic and Network Traffic Challenges and Paradigms
o Performance Evaluation
o Resource Management and Admission Control
o Cross-layer Interactions
o P2P and P2P Overlays
o Delay Tolerant networking
o Routing and Addressing
o Overlay Networks
o Home Networks
o Transport Protocols
o Network Planning
o Network Economics and Game Theoretic Modeling
o Network Security in Wired and Wireless
o Network Management Applications
o Services and Applications
o Mobile Service Level Agreements and Specification
o Mesh and Ad-hoc Networks
o Wireless Multimedia
o Wireless Sensor Networks
o Handover Techniques
o Broadcast and Satellite Communications
o Trust and Reputation
o SPAM and SPIT Prevention
o Convergence of Broadcast and Communications Technologies
o Solutions for Consumer Communications
o Digital TV and Radio Broadcasting

Paper submission

The authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in all areas of computer networking and data communications. All papers will be reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Papers must be submitted electronically in the conference site. The maximum size of papers should be 5000 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 12-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author’s e-mail and postal address. Selected best papers will appear in a journal special issue.

Important dates

Extended paper submission April 18, 2012
Notification of acceptance May 23, 2012
Camera ready version June 03, 2012

On the TCP of ACM SIGCOMM 2012 – Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing

Hot topic to watch (see my earlier blog post on MCC).

SIGCOMM 2012 – MCC: Mobile Cloud Computing

Today the Internet Web Service is the main way we access any kind of information from fixed or mobile terminals. Some of the information is stored in the Internet Cloud, where computing, communication, and storage services are main services provided for Internet users. In a non-distant future many of our queries will be beyond current Internet scope and will be about the people, the physical environments that surround us, and virtual environments that we will be involved. Having witnessed the phenomenal burst of research in cloud computing, Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is to extend cloud computing functions, services and results to the world of future mobile applications. MCC will address issues that current Internet Clouds or Mobile Computing Technologies alone cannot effectively or efficiently address.

The MCC workshop is intended to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners in current mobile computing and cloud computing from academia, industry, and service providers, to share ideas, experiences, and practical implementations related to new MCC technologies and applications. Both position and working-in-progress papers are encouraged. Workshop participants will discuss emerging and future trends in research and application that integrate the cloud computing paradigm into mobile devices, mobile applications, security and privacy, and mobile services, evaluating the impact of mobile applications on cloud computing techniques. To that end, papers are solicited from all MCC related areas involving the interactions or integrations of mobile techniques and cloud computing solutions, including, but not limited to the following topics.

Paper Registration March 19, 2012
Submissions due March 26, 2012

ESF COST Action IC0906: Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WiNeMO)

WINEMO My fondness for ESF COST Actions should be widely known, I hope. It was also documented during an interview back in 2007 (download), in which reflections about my participation in COST290 resulted in this summary:
Why would you recommend other early stage researchers to become involved in COST?

  • The complete experience gathered by directly interacting with one and the same community over an
    extended period of time.
  • A combination of invaluable technical feedback received, more frequent and to a much larger extent than by attending conferences, and social aspects that bring young scientists forward
  • An ideal framework to establish teams. Work in science includes multiple disciplines and requires teamwork. Teamwork depends on a social network. Meeting regularly is a central element to gain credibility, establish trust and invaluable interpersonal links, the foundation of any teamwork.
  • I do not know any other programme where seniors and juniors are so vividly interacting and where, as a result of that, great ideas naturally become projects which in turn provide the vital means for scientific contributions.
  • It is therefore even more delightful to be given the chance to join the Management Committee of COST IC0906 WiNeMO with my new affiliation at ZHAW (and after repeated failures to convince SAP to do so). Thanks goes to the chair of the action, Yevgeni, and Torsten for keeping this seat free and arranging my late registration. Special thanks also to the Swiss COST office; This appointment means to act as official Swiss representative.

    About WiNeMO
    The Internet of the Future will incorporate a large number of autonomous wireless objects moving with diverse patterns and speeds while communicating via several radio interfaces. Examples of such objects may include humans, cars or unmanned aerial vehicles, with every object acting as a networking device generating, relaying and/or absorbing data. Achieving the Internet of the Future, will require global interoperability amongst objects/devices, not typically commonplace due to inherent features of today’s Internet. To overcome current shortcomings, a number of research challenges have to be addressed in the area of networking, including protocol engineering, development of applications and services, as well as realistic use-cases. The Action will increase the knowledge and coordinate research efforts of national and international projects in the area of Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WiNeMO). Its activity will foster wide dissemination of research results, serving as an internationally recognized reference point. This will be achieved through capacity building of WiNeMO stakeholders offering appropriate networking opportunities to Early Stage Researchers. Results will also be demonstrated through joint living labs and showcases for researchers, decision makers and public exhibitions.

    The main objective of WiNeMo is to advance the state-of-the-art concerning networking aspects of scenarios integrating moving objects of the most varied kinds, ranging from personal use devices to sensors, into the Internet of the Future. In particular, the Action will coordinate the development of new algorithms, techniques, protocols models and tools that will facilitate the integration of moving objects into pervasive and ambient communications. The Action will foster cooperation among researchers at European and global level by contributing to the coordination and defragmentation of research efforts across Europe in the area by creating an open forum for academia and industry. As a consequence, the Action will play a supporting role to European industry – including SMEs – and will enhance cooperation between industry and academia in the area of networking support for moving objects. The Action will seek active cooperation with existing COST Actions and foster relationships with external bodies such as Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF); Open Mobile Alliance (OMA); the Standardization and Radiocommunication Sectors of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). The establishment of links with international (e.g. FP7 programmes) and national research projects is deemed as an essential goal which will be proactively pursued throughout the Action’s lifetime.

    General Chair of DCPerf 2012

    Appointed to General Chair of the 2nd international workshop on Data Center Performance, DCPerf 2012

    Data centers have become an integral part of the backbone infrastructure for information technology. In particular, they provide a cost-efficient solution for provisioning a wide range of computing resources in diverse environments such as for business, scientific, or mobile purposes. Owing to the rapid growth of user-defined and user-generated programs, applications and content, the complexity of deploying and operating data centers is expected to increase. Considering the high volume of mixed workloads, the diversity of services offered, and the increasing mobility of users across geographically distributed areas, the performance optimization of data centers has become ever more necessary and challenging, especially concerning criteria such as scalability, reliability, manageability, power efficiency, area density, and operating costs. As a result, adaptive and autonomic optimization strategies are essential for managing the multi-dimensional complexity of data center performance.

    The goal of this workshop is to promote a community-wide discussion to find and identify suitable strategies to enable effective and scalable data center performance optimizations. We are looking for papers that present new techniques, introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions, or discuss strategies for resolving open performance problems at all layers of a data center.

    The 16th International Conference on Optical Networking Design and Modeling – ONDM 2012

    On the TPC of ONDM 2012 (special thanks to Reza).

    The CFP remains open until the 30th November 2011, author instructions can be found at the conference website. ONDM 2012 encourages submissions of research papers that relate the topics of optical networking to the other areas and disciplines, such as integration of optical and wireless networks or the role of optical network for the future Internet design. Controversial ideas and approaches and their open discussion are strongly encouraged.

    Future Internet Symposium 2011

    Will talk about „Business, Technology, and Research Trends in the Telecom Industry“ on behalf of Net!Works and FI-WARE at the Future Internet Symposium (FIS) 2011.

    FIS 2011 is co-located with the COIN Final Conference and focuses on these objectives. The agenda of the event can be found here: FIS 2011 Technical Program along with the slides of my talk“.