Aim and Scope
MONAMI 2014 aims at bringing together top researchers, academics and practitioners specializing in the area of Mobile Network Management, Service Management, Virtualization and Object Management.
Multiaccess and resource management, mobility management, and network management have emerged as core topics in the design, deployment and operation of current and future networks. Yet, they are treated as separate, isolated domains with very little interaction between the experts in these fields and lack cross-pollination. Recently, new avant-garde techniques and solutions have emerged; Network Functions Virtualization, Software-Defined Networking, Network Virtualization and the Cloud Paradigm have taken roots. All in all, these techniques bring about new requirements and scientific challenges, and migration ways are required to provide a safe transition from today’s legacy systems to future systems. At the same time new wireless broadband access technologies like 5G are are posing new challenges and requirements that need to be taken.
MONAMI 2014 offers the opportunity to leading researchers, industry professionals and academics around the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in these areas and present results related to technologies for true plug-and-play networking, efficient use of all infrastructure investments, and access competition. The aim of the forum is to disseminate the latest innovative mobile network solutions for increased competition and cooperation in an environment with a multitude of access technologies, network operators and business actors.
MONAMI 2014 invites researchers to submit papers within the scope of the conference that follow either evolutionary approaches based on current IP-centered architectures or introduce revolutionary approaches and new paradigms. Papers reporting experimental and empirical studies as well as implementation/industry results (including testbeds and field trials) are also welcome
Topics of particular interest include:
Multiaccess networks and resource management
Mobile network management and virtualization
Future 5G network architecture
Operation and management of virtualized network functions
Mechanisms leveraging the interplay between network functions
virtualization and software defined networking
Joint management and orchestration of cloud and networking
Future Internet architectures with smart objects
Energy efficiency for multiaccess networks
Emerging multimedia services, service enablers and management
IEEE and 3GPP management standards and enabling technologies
Design, implementation, and testbed/experimental evaluations
Service and application management platforms
Autonomic network monitoring and management
Architecture and design of new services with smart objects, e.g., in smart
home and ambient assisted living environments
Energy-efficient, self-organized access and routing schemes for smart
Security solutions for managed and infrastructureless networks
Management of wireless cognitive networks
Traffic models and analysis for future networks
Papers accompanied by a live demonstration at the conference are actively solicited.
MONAMI 2014 is sponsored by ICST. The conference is technically co-sponsored by Create-Net and is organized in association with the European Alliance for Innovation.
The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNICST series, and will be archived online on SpringerLink. Selected papers may be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions Mobile Communications and Applications
Special Session on Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Software Defined Networking (SDN) marks a paradigm shift in networking by the separation of the control and forwarding plane in network elements allowing programmability based on a centralized view on the network. In particular, mobile networks benefit from the new concept introduced by SDN and related concepts such as network virtualization and network function virtualization based on cloud technologies.
As part of the main conference program a Special Session grouping papers on this topic will be organized. Submissions shall target one (or more) of the following aspects of SDN:
SDN in Mobile Networks
Mobile Network Function Virtualization
Cloudification of Network Functions
SDN based network management
Orchestration of IT and telecommunication networks and resources
SDN based mobile network applications
Performance aspects and measurements
Standardization and testbed activities