Co-located Workshops

5th IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Communications in Distributed Systems and Web based Service Architectures (PEDISWESA 2014)

Performance evaluation is still a topic that attains a lot of attention in both distributed and mobile systems as well as Web based services architectures. Due to the recent advances in internet based applications as well as distributed and mobile communication systems, we are witnessing a variety of new technologies. However, these systems are becoming very large and complex at the same time. Several challenges remain to be resolved before these systems become a commodity. Guaranteeing QoS and provisioning of web-based systems as well as distributed and mobile systems and evaluating their communication performance represent among the challenging problem in the design of these systems. Quantitative analysis can be very difficult and may be intractable because of the state space explosion. New methods and tools have recently emerged for these kinds of complex systems, such as Stochastic Automata Networks, Stochastic bounds, PEPA, …

This workshop focus on the performance evaluation of both distributed and mobile systems, as well as Web based services architectures using both analytical methods and simulation studies.

4th IEEE Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems (MoCS 2014)

MoCS 2014MoCS is the first workshop series targeted at cloud computing that has been organized in association with the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC).The long tradition of ISCC as cross-interest forum make it a great place to host the MoCS workshop, whose interests cover the whole virtualization stack, from the kernel up to the application, service and management level.

The ambition and mission of MoCS 2014 is to put on the foreground all the issues about management of cloud systems at different layer of abstractions, and to bring together different ongoing research efforts related to this field. This year, special focus will be on the challenging management issues related to the delivery of efficient Green computing solutions over the Cloud.

Starting with a rigorous review process and following with the open forum approach, that promotes interaction and discussion between Workshop contributors, we expect the Fourth Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems (MoCS) to provide relevant and knowledgeable feedback that will assist all authors to significantly enhance the quality of their work.

International Workshop on Distributed Mobile systems & Services (DMSS’14)

The sophistication of today’s mobile applications and services demands resources beyond the capacity of mobile devices to support advanced functionality and offer better user experience. Mobile distributed computing has emerged as a discipline of distributed systems research and practice towards support for mobility and limited resources. Recently, Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) promises to augment the capability of mobile devices through provisioning of computational resources on demand. MCC enables resource-constrained mobile devices to offload some or all of their processing and storage requirements to the cloud infrastructure. The continuous revolution in wireless communication technologies also unleashes the full potential of mobile distributed systems, where data transfer and communications between mobile devices and supporting computing infrastructures are increasingly improving.

The scope of DMSS will extend beyond traditional cloud and mobile computing technologies to encompass emerging distributed cloud technologies and networking infrastructures. For example, federated mobile clouds, information-centric networking architectures, mobile service platforms based on Web OS, HTML5, mobile crowdsourcing and crowdsensing approaches, resource allocations, privacy and security techniques in mobile communications, etc.

The DMSS workshop is intended to create a platform for researchers, developers, and practitioners in current mobile cloud computing from academia, industry, and service providers to share and discuss their ideas, experiences, challenges, and practical implementations related to MCC technologies and mobile services. We encourage papers that address current challenges and propose novel research directions. Both position and work-in-progress papers are welcomed.

Workshop on Smart video-multicast for next generation multi-hop networks

SmartVisionVideo communication has grown considerably with the wide applications including on-demand services, live multi-party conferencing, on-line video games, video surveillance, OTT etc. At the same time, wireless multi-hop networks, has becoming part of standard in various technologies including LTE, IEEE 802 series, etc. because of its capability of range extension, energy reduction, and throughput enhancement. Video in wireless multi-hop network is an extremely demanding service in terms of QoS provisioning, security and delay guarantees. Researchers have been seeking for new solutions such as network coding assisted mechanisms, cross-layer optimization, new architectures, new protocols, etc.

This workshop, inspired by the SMARTVISION research initiative will bring together academic and industrial stakeholders to in an effort to identify and discuss the major technical challenges and recent results related to advance video multicast in wireless networks.

Workshop on “A 5G Wireless Odyssey: 2020”

SmartVisionThe Internet of Things envisages over 5 billion connected devices, that will spur the growth in mobile data traffic to rise exponentially with current predictions suggesting a 1000x increase over the next decade. This foreseen market growth has urged mobile operators to examine new ways to plan, deploy and manage their networks for improving coverage, boosting their network’s capacity, and reducing their capital and operating expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX). To provide a solution towards meeting new and evermore stringent end-user requirements, mobile stakeholders are already preparing the technology roadmap for next generation networks expected to be deployed by 2020 and beyond, which is collectively referred to as “5G”. 5G has a broad vision and envisages design targets that include, 10-100x peak rate date rate, 1000x network capacity, 10x energy efficiency, and 10-30x lower latency. This workshop, inspired by the GREEN-T research initiative will bring together academic and industrial stakeholders to identify and discuss technical challenges, as well a venue for disseminating innovative solutions towards meeting the 1000x challenge. These technologies will encompass all aspects of the radio access network and applications: from wireless network infrastructure and topologies, to physical layer transmission techniques, including spectrum availability, channel modeling, device innovations and green radio.