two postdoctoral positions

The Network Research Lab (NRL) at The University of Montreal invites
applications from outstanding applicants for two postdoctoral positions:
(1) The first position is in the design and management of WMNs
(Wireless Mesh Networks); and
(2) The second position is in the design and management of all optical
networks including OBS (Optical Burst Switching) networks.

The successful applicant, for each position, must have a PhD in Computer
Science or in a closely related field. He/she is expected to display a
track record of accomplishments in the field. A strong background in
optimization is preferred. Good verbal and written skills in English are
required. Candidates are expected to publish scholarly work in top peer
reviewed conferences and journals, and assist in proposal writing.

The starting date will be determined by mutual agreement. The initial
contract will be for 12 months (possibility of extension for the first
Applicants should e-mail their resume with a list of three references
and links to 2-3 representative published papers. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact:
Prof. A.S. Hafid (

Special Session on Multimedia in Ubiquitous Computing and Security Services

Special Session on Multimedia in Ubiquitous Computing and Security Services

October 13-15, 2008
Hobart, Australia

in conjunction with the 2008 International Symposium on Ubiquitous
Multimedia Computing (UMC 2008)

Topics (include but are not limited to the following)

- Novel adaptive/context-aware/ubiquitous/wireless multimedia applications
and systems
- Multimedia content distribution/service system in UC
- Real-time and interactive multimedia applications for UC
- Wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks/ RFID application for UMC
- Ubiquitous multimedia streaming with mobility, QoS, and multicast support
- Mobile multimedia applications & services
- Human-computer interaction in UMC
- Theoretical aspects and algorithms for multimedia in UC
- Emerging standards and technologies for UMC
- Business model and protocols for UMS
- Cooperative networks and applications for UMS
- Security, privacy, and cryptographic protocols for UMC
- Network security issues and protocols in UMC
- Key management and authentication UMS
- Authentication and access control in UMS
- Intrusion detection and prevention in UMS
- Content protection and digital rights management for UMS
- Trusted computing in UMS
- Information hiding and watermarking in UMS

Paper Submission and Publication

Every submitted paper will be carefully reviewed by at least two PC members.
Authors should submit paper with about 4 pages (short paper), 6 pages
(regular paper) or 8 pages (full paper: 2 pages extra charge) by using
Online Systems for review. Please use IEEE CS paper format.

All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published
by IEEE CS (indexed by EI). Outstanding papers accepted and presented in
MUCASS-2008, after further revisions, will be published in Special Issues of
International Journals indexed by SCI-E (confirmed)

* COMPUTING AND INFORMATIONS - Institute of Informatics
* Mobile Networks and Applications - Springer

Program Committee Members

Jongan Park, Chosun Univ., Korea (Co-chair)
Binod Vaidya, Chosun Univ., Korea (Co-chair)
Seung-Jo Han, Chosun Univ., Korea
Katsikas Sokratis, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
SangJae Moon, Kyungpook National Univ., Korea
Jun Jo, Griffith Univ., Australia
James B D Joshi, Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA
Gritzalis Stefanos, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece
James Chang Wu Yu, Chung Hua Univ., Taiwan
Justin Zhan, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
Jinjun Chen, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, Australia
Joel Rodrigues, Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal
Jae-Young Pyun, Chosun Univ., Korea
Shiguo Lian, France Telecom R&D Beijing, China
Surya Nepal, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
ByungRae Cha, Honam Univ., Korea
Robert Biuk-Aghai, Univ. of Macau, Macao SAR
Paulo Neves, Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal
Byung-Lok Cho, Sunchon National Univ., Korea
Vasco Soares, Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal

(More PC members are to be invited)

For further information regarding MUCASS-2008 and paper submission, please
contact at



*International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Governance 2008,

*Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal, MP, India*

*November 23-25, 2008*

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The tremendous advances in wireless communication and mobile computing
technologies have created a new computing and communication environment that
provides services anytime and anywhere for everyone. Such an environment
enables users to access a wide range of services and applications using a
large variety of mobile and ubiquitous devices

The goal of conference is to create a system that is pervasively and
unobtrusively embedded in the environment, completely connected, intuitive,
effortlessly portable, and constantly available. Among the emerging
technologies expected to prevail in the pervasive computing environment of
the future are wearable computers, smart homes and smart buildings.

Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) – the state technological
university of Madhya Pradesh is organizing " International Conference on
Pervasive Computing and Governance 2008. The Conference has been planned to
be organized during November 23-25, 2008 at Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki
Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. We expect 300 Delegates representing all the
Science & Technology institutions, R&D organizations, Universities and
Industry of the country and abroad. The programme is planned for 3 Plenary
sessions, 24 Technical Sessions and 5 Parallel lectures during the 3 days.
The conference will also organize a grand exhibition from November 23-25
showcasing state of the art technologies in the are of pervasive computing

The aim of this conference is to bring together practitioners and
researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for
discussion and technical presentations on the current researches and future
research directions related to these hot research areas.

We solicit high quality technical papers that describe original and
unpublished research on mobile and pervasive computing. The papers should
not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. The papers should
describe significant and transferable results that advance the state of the
art in pervasive computing. Conference themes include:

New technologies and devices for pervasive computing

New applications of pervasive computing technologies

New interfaces and modes of interactions between people

Pervasive computing devices, applications or environments

New models, tools, infrastructures, architectures and techniques for
designing, implementing & deploying pervasive computing applications

Evaluations and evaluation methods, for assessing the impact of pervasive
computing devices, applications or environments

Privacy, security, trust & social issues and implications of pervasive

Self-configuring and self-structuring systems

Adaptive control in communication networks

Adaptive networked control systems

Rule-based adaptive systems

Pervasive e-services, including e-governance, e-learning and e-commerce

Data mining for mobile applications

Data management for pervasive computing

Data aggregation in sensor networks

Data placement, caching, replication and relocation to support mobility

User interfaces and interaction models for mobile applications

Mobile and ubiquitous applications

Sensor network applications

Important Dates :*

Submission Deadline: July 20, 2008

Author Notification: August 15, 2008

Author Registration: September 5, 2008

Final Manuscript Due: September 20, 2008

Program Committee :*

1. Prof. Sajal Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

2. Prof. Hsiao-Hwa Chen

3. Prof R C Jain, SATI, Vidisha, MP, India

4. Prof. J L Rana, MANIT, Bhopal, India

5. Prof. Asok De, Dr Ambedkar Institute of Tech., New Delhi

6. Prof. Kouichi SAKURAI, Kyushu University, Japan

7. Prof. Manikanden Balakrishnan, University of Houston, USA

8. Prof. Benhaddou Driss, University of Houston, USA

9. Dr Lalit Awasthi, NIT, Hmairpur, India

10. Prof. Bin Hu, Birmingham City University, UK

11. Prof. Geng-Sheng Kuo, Japan

12. Prof. Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria

13. Prof. Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia

14. Prof. Deniz Gurkan, University of Houston, USA

15. Prof. Laurence T. Yang, Canada

16. Prof. Bharat Jayaraman, University at Buffalo, The State University
ofNew York

17. Prof. Mounir Hamdi, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

18. Prof. Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Chaina

19. Dr. Reza Dilmaghani, King's College London, UK

20. Dr Sarabjot Singh Anand, University of Warwick, UK

21. Dr. Arndt Bode, Institut für Informatik, Germany

22. Prof Dheeren Patel, NIT Surat, India

To contact us:

School of Information Technology,

Rajiv Gandhi Technological University,

Airport Bypass Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, MP, India 462 036

Phone: +91 755 2678833

Fax: +91 755 2678844


LH*RSP2P : A Scalable Distributed Data Structure for P2P

LH*RSP2P : A Scalable Distributed Data Structure for P2P

Special session on "Collaboration and Communication in Virtual Worlds"

Special session on "Collaboration and Communication in Virtual Worlds"

Part of 6th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
CCNC 2009, 10 - 13 January 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The conference is sponsored by IEEE Communications Society

Paper Deadline: July 31, 2008.

Call for Papers

Special Session on Collaboration and Communication in Virtual Worlds

Virtual worlds combine 3D web technologies with social networking
techniques to offer new models of user interactions, collaborative
learning, information sharing, and present new business opportunities.
Collaboration and communication in virtual worlds are key to the success
of these models. Using advances from various studies on virtual reality
environments, existing virtual worlds provide a rich environment for
users to provide new and innovative end user services.

These end user services depend on multiple users collaborating in
shared spaces, interaction with other users and with other worlds, real
time nature of user interactions in virtual environments, collaboration
and communication tools in virtual environments, scalability, and
security. The goal of this special session on Collaboration and
Communication in Virtual Worlds is to provide a forum for researchers,
architects, and practitioners for discussing these and other related
issues to collaboration and communication in virtual worlds and virtual

We solicit papers covering various topics that include (but not limited
to) the following:

* Sharing Spaces in VR environments
* User Interactions in VR
* Real-time or immediacy of interactions
* Chat, voice, or video communication in virtual worlds
* Collaboration tools and techniques in VR applications
* Social networking in VR environments
* Collaborative learning in Virtual Worlds
* Consumer-business interactions
* Enterprise collaboration in VWs
* Scalability, security, and persistence of VR

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit regular technical papers or position
papers. The position papers should present novel technologies at an
early stage of development or share future vision. All submissions
should describe original, previously unpublished research, not currently
under review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts should not
exceed five (5) pages in double-column IEEE format. Please submit the
paper through EDAS. Formatting details can be found under Author
Information on the CCNC web site.

Important Dates:
Papers submission: July 31, 2008
Notification of acceptance: Sep 12, 2008
Camera-ready versions: Oct 10, 2008

Session Organizer:
Krishna Kishore Dhara
Avaya Labs Research
1N275, 307 Middletown-Lincroft Rd
Lincroft, NJ, USA.


Call for Papers

The First IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Network Algorithms

(IEEE WiNA-08)

December 9, 2008, Yilan, Taiwan

Full Paper Due: (15 July 2008)

Workshop on Wireless Networks Algorithms (WiNA-08), as an international workshop, is devoted to deeper understanding in the algorithms and fundamental problems of wireless networks including mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, underwater sensor networks, and all kinds of multi-hop wireless networks. The workshop is intended to encourage cooperation among researchers in wireless networking algorithms, and push the theoretical and practical research forward for a deeper understanding in the fundamental algorithm, modeling, and analysis techniques of wireless networks.

All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. WiNA-08 is in conjunction with IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (IEEE APSCC
2008) and all accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society (EI Index). Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. The length of the camera-ready manuscripts will be limited to 6 pages (IEEE Proceedings style). All submissions will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two to three researchers in the topic area. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the paper at the conference. The enhanced version of the best-quality selected papers may be invited for publication in the special issue of international journals.

Workshop Topics (include but are not limited to the following)

-Algorithms for wireless networks including mobile ad hoc networks wireless sensor networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, underwater sensor networks, and any kind of multi-hop wireless networks -Theoretical graph and geometric models for multiple-hop wireless networks Complexity analysis of algorithms for wireless mobile environments -Data and resource management in wireless mobile networks -Routing algorithms and strategies in multi-hop wireless networks -Power optimization strategies in mobile wireless networks.
-Throughput, capacity, and delay analysis on mobile wireless networks.
-Clustering and cooperative strategies in mobile multi-hop wireless networks -Coverage and survivability problems in wireless sensor networks -Modeling for tracking and locating mobile users -Information theory and network coding for multi-hop wireless networks -Security, privacy, and cryptographic protocols for multi-hop wireless networks

Important dates of WiNA-08
Full Paper Due: (15 July 2008)
Notification of Acceptance: (20 August 2008) Final Camera-Ready Due: (1 September 2008)

We are looking forward to receiving your paper submission. The submission deadline of WiNA'08 will be July 15. Papers must be submitted electronically through the following website:


11th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management

11th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management

1 - 5 June, 2009, New York, New York, USA

"Making Management Scalable, Robust, Cost-Effective and Revenue-Generating"

The Eleventh IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2009) will be held on 1 - 5 June 2009 at Columbia University in New York, New York, USA. The IM series of conferences has been held in odd-numbered years since 1989 (taking turns with its sibling conference NOMS), and has established itself as the main venue for original research in the area of management, operations and control of networks, networking services, networked applications, and distributed systems. IM 2009 will build on the successes of its predecessors and serve as the primary forum for technical exchange among the research, standards, vendor and user communities in the network management field.

The symposium is sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.6 on Management of Networks and Distributed Systems, and by the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).

Despite the ongoing research in the last two decades, and the great improvements in management tools and systems, integrated management of networked systems is still facing many challenges. With a continued increase in connectivity and the deployment of wireless technologies, there has been a dramatic growth in the size and complexity of networked systems at the same time that reliance upon them has increased. This dependence has highlighted the need for these systems to be reliable, secure and have predictable performance characteristics.

Management mechanisms are keys to achieving these goals, but they must not add significantly to complexity and cost or the problems will be compounded. In short we need to Make Management Scalable, Robust, and Cost-effective, and to make sure it helps generate the revenue to support it.

IM 2009 will be organized into technical and application sessions, panels, and tutorials. In addition, it will feature an industrial experience track to share Practical lessons learned by the user and vendor communities, posters, and birds-of-a-feather sessions. Paper submissions will undergo a stringent review process implemented by the Technical Program Committee, which includes the most respected experts in the field. We encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results based on experience with integrated management of networks, systems, applications and services.

Authors are invited to submit original contributions in PDF format through the IM 2009 web site. Papers must be written in English. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted.

Self-plagiarized papers and multiple submissions will be rejected without further review. Full papers are required for review. If accepted, the maximum length of each paper will be 10 printed pages including figures in IEEE 2-column style. For samples and templates, please refer to the IM 2009 author instructions.

IM 2009 covers all areas of management, operations and control of networks, networking services, networked applications, and distributed systems.

Topics of interest that will be given special attention include:

Management Paradigms, Theories and Models

* Policy and role based management

* Theory (control, optimization, economic) for management

* Biologically inspired management systems and techniques

* Evaluation and benchmarking of management systems and technologies Role of Virtualization in network and systems management

* Managing virtual resources and services

* Information modeling in virtual environments Architectures, methods and Enabling Technologies

* Management standards and enabling technologies

* Operations and management functions

* Management of emerging networks and services Service Engineering and Operational Challenges

* Service design and quality assurance

* Service discovery and negotiation

* QoS management

Organizational Aspects of IT Service Management

* Process engineering and frameworks

* Workflow management

* Business alignment of IT service management Autonomic Computing and Self-Management

* Self-repairing distributed systems

* Self-adaptive e-business services

* Self-organizing service deployment

Important Dates

* Abstract Registration: August 1, 2008

* Submission: August 8, 2008

* Notification of Acceptance: November 15, 2008

* Camera ready Copy: January 15, 2009

NOTE: 1. All submission times 24:00 (midnight) EST

2. No extensions will be granted for paper submissions.

Please plan accordingly

For Further Information Web: