Special Session

In future distributed systems, the emergence of mechanisms achieving robust, predictable self-managed and self-adaptive behaviour for large-scale networked systems will be an important evolution step. In this context, key challenges lie in the efficient cooperation of heterogeneous elements in order to provide advanced problem solving capabilities and improved services. Furthermore, innovations for low energy are considered a fundamental parameter in the efforts to combat climate change and to achieve sustainable economic growth. Low energy solutions create an attractive business case by offering significant benefits in terms of operational cost, long-term product reliability, sustainability, and increased lifetime of wireless or mobile elements. For this purpose, a promising path lies in the study and development of energy-aware distributed and cooperating systems for monitoring and control, in particular based on wireless sensor networks for providing radio and environmental context information. At the same time, as systems get more complex in terms of scale and functionality, reliability and dependability are getting increasingly important and self-adaptation techniques for achieving dependable system operation under cost and energy constraints will be a key concept. Furthermore, the constantly rising complexity of such dynamically changing network infrastructures can only be managed and maintained by making the requirements for self-growing and self-adapting wireless infrastructures an absolute must in order to ensure a large scale deployment.
In this context, the evolution of mechanisms that will cope with energy-aware and dependable cooperation of wireless elements becomes a fundamental enabler for future heterogeneous distributed systems.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work on research topics incuding (but not limited to):

-    Energy Efficient Network Techniques and Dynamic Energy Optimisation
-    Green Wireless Communications
-    Cooperative Paradigms for Low Energy and Dependability
-    Cooperative networks: architectures, strategies and solutions
-    Cooperative transmission and optimisation
-    Wireless Sensor Networks
-    Mechanisms and Strategies for Self-Growing Networks
-    Network Optimization and Resource Provisioning
-    Autonomic Communication Systems, self-management disciplines and self-organized networks
-    Cognitive Radio: Communications, Networking, Architectures and Business Opportunities
-    Business Models and Market Econometric analysis for advanced wireless and green networking.
-    Vision papers on self organizing networks (architectures, concepts, and challenges)
-    Test beds and real life experimentation

Paper Submission

Submission guidelines: http://camad2012.av.it.pt/submit.html
EDAS link: http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=12475&track=22837

Important Dates




Paper submission:

June 8th, 2012


Notification of acceptance:

June 30th, 2012


Submission of camera-ready papers:

July 15th, 2012


Special Session Chair

Prof. Nancy Alonistioti has a B.Sc. degree and a PhD degree in Informatics and Telecommunications (Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens). She has working experience as senior researcher and project manager in the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications at University of Athens. She has participated in several national and European projects, (CTS, SS#7, ACTS RAINBOW, EURESCOM, MOBIVAS, ANWIRE, E2R, LIAISON, E3, SELFNET, SACRA, CONSERN, UNIVERSELF etc) and has experience as Project and Technical manager of the IST-MOBIVAS, IST-ANWIRE, ICT-SELFNET projects, which had a focus on reconfigurable mobile systems, cognitive mobile networks and FI. She has served as PMT member and WP Leader of the FP6 IST- E2R project. She is co-editor and author in “Software defined radio, Architectures, Systems and Functions”, published by John Wiley in May 2003. She has served as lecturer in University of Piraeus and she has recently joined the faculty of Dept. Informatics and Telecommunications of Univ. of Athens. She is TPC member in many conferences in the area of mobile communications and mobile applications for systems and networks beyond 3G. She has over 55 publications in the area of mobile communications, reconfigurable, cognitive and autonomic systems and networks and Future Internet. (e-mail nancy@di,uoa,gr)

Special Session Organizing Commitee

Mr. Marc Emmelmann graduated summa cum laude from Technical University Berlin holding a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering.He currently works as a senior scientist for the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS). As a member of the compentece center for Next Generation Networks Infrastructures (NGNI), he manages projects in the area of cognitive radio networks. His research focuses on cognitive systems for dynamic spectrum access and self-organization in high mobility wireless communication systems. Marc was fomerly affilliated with the Technical University of Berlin, faculty of computer science and electrical engineering. As a member of the Telecommunication and Networks Group (TKN), his reaearch interest focused on seamless mobility support at lower OSI layers covering all aspects of the handover including novel apoaches towards network discovery, handover decision, and link-layer reestablishment schemes. He is an active member of the IEEE having served in several Technical Program Commitees as well as a reviewer for numerous conferences and journals. Marc established the IEEE 802.11 Task Group for Fast Initial Link Set-Up (TGai). Apart from leading this standardazation task group, Marc actively monitors the IEEE standardization groups for Dynamic Spectrum Access (IEEE 1900 DySPAN). (e-mail: marc.emmelmann@fokus.fraunhofer.de).

Mr. George Koudouridis received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Sciences from the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, in 1995 where he also studied for the MSc degree till 1997. Currently he pursues his Ph.D degree in telecommunications at School of Electrical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH. He had 12-years of experience within industrial applied R&D as a technical leader, project leader and technical contributor, starting in year 1997 when he joined Telia Research. He represented Telia in numerous international fora and European projects among others in the IST 6th FP Ambient Networks project. He joined Huawei in the beginning of year 2008 as a senior researcher. His main research interests include self-organized networks, autonomic and cooperative networks, and future multi-radio networks sharing radio resources dynamically and in an energy-efficient manner. (e-mail: george.koudouridis@huawei.com)

Dr. Panagis Magdalinos is a research associate in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens (UoA). In 2010 he acquired his PhD diploma entitled "Linear and Non Linear Dimensionality Reduction for Distributed Knowledge Discovery" from the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He also holds an M.Sc. in Information Systems from AUEB and a B.Sc. degree in Informatics and telecommunications from UoA. He has been working as a research associate for the SCAN group since 2004 and has participated in a number of European research projects, namely E²R, E²R II, E3, SelfNET and CONSERN. His research interests focus on supervised and unsupervised knowledge extraction from distributed data collections (i.e. Learning and Mining in Distributed Environments, Parallel Data Mining, Database Management Systems, Large Scale Applications, Cloud Computing, Data Mining, Information Retrieval) (e-mail panagis@di,uoa,gr)

Mr Makis Stamatelatos is a researcher in the SCAN group of Lecturer Nancy Alonistioti, in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens (UoA). He holds an M.Sc. in Communication Systems and Networks from UoA and a B.Sc. degree in Informatics and Telecommunications from UoA. He has been working as a research associate for the SCAN group since 2004 and has participated in a number of European research projects, namely E²R, E²R II, E3, SelfNET, SACRA, CONSERN, and UniverSelf. His research interests focus on information modeling for network management, knowledge management and business modeling for future networks. He has acted as Designated Representative of UoA in the IEEE P1900.4 WG and SCC41 TC and has contributed to the standard development. He has also contributed to OMA and OMG; he is currently following ETSI TC RRS. (e-mail makiss@di,uoa,gr)

Mr. Simon Delaere conducts research on business model analysis as well as policy issues surrounding media and ICT, in particular with regard to mobile communications markets and audiovisual broadcasting. He was involved in several 6th and 7th FP IPs (E2R II, E3), focusing on policies and business models for cognitive radio systems and flexible spectrum management in the B3G world. (e-mail: simon.delaere@vub.ac.be).