Call for Papers



Track on "Multimedia & Telecommunications: Network of the Future and its Applications

Parma , Italy - Sept. 1st – Sept. 5th, 2008


Program Chairs

Paul Mueller
of Kaiserslautern
phone +49 631 205 2263


Rainer Stotzka
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

phone +49 7247 82 4738


Program Committee


Hendrik Berndt, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany

Torsten Braun, University of Berne, Switzerland

Isabel Campos, Instituto de Fisica Cantabria, Santander, Spain

Hermann deMeer, University of Passau, Germany

Michel Diaz, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Wolfgang Effelsberg, University of Mannheim, Germany
Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany 

Bernd Freisleben, University of Marburg, Germany

Thomas Friese, Siemens AG, Germany

Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems, Germany

Frank Kargl, University of Ulm, Germany

Marcel Kunze, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany

David Larrabeiti, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Daniel Kofman, ENST Paris, France

Prabhat Kumar Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Laurent Mathy, University of Lancaster, UK
Ludek Matyska, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Andreas Mauthe, University of Lancaster, UK
Harald Müller, Siemens AG, Germany
Marcin Plociennik, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Erwin P. Rathgeb, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Ivica Rimac, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Simon P. Romano, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Jens Schmitt, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Matti Mikael Siekkinen, University of Oslo, Norway

Ralf Steinmetz, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University Wuerzburg, Germany

Michael Weber, University of Ulm, Germany


Call for papers

The current inter-networking paradigm, although highly successful as exemplified by the Internet, has become sub-optimal due to its sheer popularity. There has always been an answer to all requirements, no matter whether caused by new applications or technologies. So, over time the formerly simple and clear Internet architecture became a patchwork of new balconies, workarounds and bypasses. In this conference track we should discuss the two mainstreams in this area: the “Clean-Slate Approach” as well as the “Evolutionary Approach”.

Beside future networks also new applications especially in the Grid using collaboratively distributed computer resources are emerging and becoming popular. One of the major goals in Grid computing is to hide its complexity from the software developers and end users resulting in new approaches for Grid architects, middleware and application developers.

We invite you to contribute to this conference track by submitting papers in one or more of the categories outlined below.


- IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

- (Multimedia) Information systems for emergency services

- Integration of IP and broadcast services

- Middleware and reflective systems support for wireless multimedia

- Ambient multimedia services

- Home entertainment

- Gaming


- Future Internet (Clean-Slate versus Evolution)

- Embracing P2P communities as a new business approach for Telcos

- Access networks

- Layer-2 Technologies

- Self-engineering communications

- Performance evaluation of fixed and mobile networks

- QoS control and scheduling

- Security

Grid Computing

- Programming models, tools and environments

- Software architectures and middleware

- Virtualization

- Robustness, fault-tolerance and self-healing

- Scalability

- Data distribution and data access

- Ad-hoc computing grids

- Integration of problem solving environments

- Distributed applications


We encourage submissions demonstrating the potential of new applications by providing case studies, experiments, and quantitative data.


Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of their paper to

Papers should not exceed 8 pages (in IEEE/CS proceedings format; 10pt, single-space, double-column) or 6000 words and include an abstract of up to 150 words. A cover page should clearly show the name, mailing address, e-mail address and fax number of the author to contact, as well as the topic areas of the submitted paper. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE. Selected papers will be offered the opportunity to appear as extended versions in a special issue of a scholarly journal.

The following signed statement should be included on the cover page:

"Neither this paper nor any version close to it has been or is being offered elsewhere for publication. All necessary clearances have been obtained for the publication of this paper. If accepted, the paper will be made available in Camera-ready forms by June 6th 2008, and it will be personally presented at the EUROMICRO 2008 Conference by the author or one of the co-authors. The presenting author(s) will pre-register (full fee) for EUROMICRO 2008 before the due date of the Camera-ready paper."


Important Dates

Submission deadline:
March 30, 2008 (EXTENDED)
Notification of acceptance:
May 9, 2008
Camera-ready paper due:
June 6, 2008


General Information

This track is an integral part of the   EUROMICRO 2008 conference. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.


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