The International Symposium On Ubiquitous Networking
UNet is a new international scientific event that highlights new trends and findings in hot topics related to ubiquitous computing/networking. This first edition will be held on September 08-10, 2015, in the fascinating city of Casablanca, Morocco. UNet’15 is technically sponsored by IEEE Morocco Section and IEEE COMSOC Morocco Chapter.
Ubiquitous networks sustain development of numerous paradigms/ technologies such as distributed ambient intelligence, context-awareness, cloud computing, wearable devices, and future mobile networking (e.g., B4G and 5G). Various domains are then impacted by such a system, one cite security and monitoring, energy efficiency and environment protection, e-health, precision agriculture, intelligent transportation, home-care (e.g., for elderly and disabled people), etc.. Communication in such a system has to cope with many constraints (e.g., limited capacity resources, energy depletion strong fluctuations of traffic, Real-time paradigm, dynamic network topology, radio link breakage, interferences, etc.) and has to meet the new application requirements. Ubiquitous systems bring many promising paradigms aiming to deliver significantly higher capacity to meet the huge growth of mobile data traffic and to accommodate efficiently dense and ultra-dense systems. A crucial challenge is that ubiquitous networks should be engineered to better support existing and emerging applications including broadband multimedia, machine-to-machine applications, Internet of things, sensor networks and RFID technologies. Many of these systems require stringent quality-of-service (QoS) including better latency, reliability, higher spectral and energy efficiency, but also some quality-of-experience and quality-of-context constraints.
The main purpose of this symposium is to serve as a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss recent developments in pervasive and ubiquitous networks. This conference will provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, debate on identified challenges and share experiences among researchers and professionals. UNet aims also to promote adoption of new methodologies and to provide the participants with advanced and innovative tools able to catch the fundamental dynamics of the underlying complex interactions (e.g., game theory, Mechanism Design theory, Learning theory, SDR platforms, etc.). Papers describing original research on both theoretical and practical aspects of pervasive computing and future mobile computing (e.g., LTE-A, LTE-B, 5G) are invited for submission to UNet 2015.
Papers delivered at UNet 2015 will be published and indexed by Springer Verlag. They will also be submitted to SCOPUS, ISI, DBLP and other leading indexing services. Papers of particular merit will be recommended for a possible special issue in international journals. Discussions are underway with several international journals for publishing the accepted papers.
Download the PDF version of this call for papers from here.
Topics of Interest
UNet 2015 solicits high-quality and original contributions in ubiquitous networking in, but not limited to, the following directions:
- Cooperation, Competition, Learning and Autonomy in Pervasive Systems
- Distributed-Ambient Intelligence
- Self-Organization, Self-Configuration and Self-Healing
- Game Theory, Mechanism Design and Learning Applied to Ubiquitous Systems
- Context-aware and Profile-aware Pervasive Systems
- Always-Best-Connected Paradigm and Pervasive Systems for Smart Cities
- Cross-layer Design and Emerging Protocols for Pervasive Networks
- Advanced Technologies for Dense and Ultra-Dense Network Deployment
- Sensor Networks, Delay Tolerant Networks and RFID Technologies : Architecture, Adaptivity, Deployment and Mobility
- Mobile Networking, Mobile Cloud Networking, Virtualization, Cluster and Smart Grid
- Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Flexible Radio for 5G Mobile Systems
- Energy Efficiency and Green Techniques for Pervasive Systems
- Heterogeneous Networking and Multihoming for Ubiquitous Environments
- Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications, Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications and Internet of Things
- Handling Big Data in Pervasive Systems: Models, Algorithms and Analytics
- Embedded Systems and Smart Wearable Devices
- Smart antenna : MIMO, Multi-User-MIMO, Massive-MIMO and Beamforming
- Provisioning, Measurement and Control of QoS, QoE and QoC for Pervasive Environments
- Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation in 4G, B4G, 5G and Pervasive Systems
- Security Issues : Privacy, Authentication, Information manipulation, Localization, Machine Vision, Attacks, etc.
- Ubiquitous Social Networks : Issues and Applications
- Economics Challenges and Aspects of Pervasive Systems
- Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Decreased Reality
- Application-oriented Solutions with a Scientific Focus (e.g., Healthcare, Hospital, Military, Supply Chains, etc.)
- Drone-based Solutions : Innovative Applications and new opportunities
- Drone-related Issues : Navigation, Position Control, Real-Time Hovering, Battery Lifetime, Flight Parameters Optimization, etc.
- Drone-Based Backhaul and Ad Hoc Networks
- Delay Tolerant Aerial Networks and Ferry-Assisted Solutions
- Signal Processing and Image Processing for Drone-based Solutions
- Mission-Oriented solutions (Drones, Autonomous Cars, Balloons, etc.) for Civilian/Military Applications