Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission Deadline has been EXTENDED to March 3, 2013

Submission Deadline: March 3, 2013
Notification: March 17, 2013
Workshop: June 4, 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-theoretical 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


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