OCT 27

CARTOON 2014 : Workshop on CellulAR Traffic Offloading to Opportunistic Networks (CARTOON) 2014


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  27 Oct 2014 through 27 Oct 2014

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  03 Aug 2014


  , Philadelphia

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Workshop on CellulAR Traffic Offloading to Opportunistic Networks (CARTOON) 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
October 27, 2014

Co-located with the 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) 2014



The emergence of powerful handheld devices — coupled with the proliferation of cloud-based applications and an ever-increasing dominance of multimedia content in today’s Internet traffic — have ignited an unprecedented growth of mobile data traffic in recent years. Such a fact has posed significant challenges to mobile network operators, who are now pressed to maintain satisfactory quality of service under exponential traffic demands. To complicate matters, it has also become apparent that traditional approaches to expand network capacity may not suffice (e.g., new spectrum licenses and/or technology upgrades), and they can soon be outpaced by aforementioned traffic growth. Because of that, new ideas to cope with the so-called “data crunch problem” have been sought, and mobile data offloading has appeared as one of the most promising solutions: the routing of macrocellular traffic through alternative networks. Although mobile data offloading is generally thought in terms of WiFi hotspots or femtocell networks, recent developments in the arena of Opportunistic Networks — one of the most interesting evolutions of traditional mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)  — have paved the way for researchers from both cellular and MANET backgrounds to work together in the development of new network paradigms, architectures, and techniques that can leverage the potentials of both “worlds” to promote and enhance mobile data offloading.

Motivated by this vision, we invite researchers, engineers, and practitioners from academia, industry, and the public sector to submit original contributions to the Workshop on CellulAR Traffic Offloading to Opportunistic Networks (CARTOON) 2014 in any of the following topics (but not limited to):

+ WiFi offloading
+ Hybrid operation in licensed/unlicensed spectrum
+ Authorized Shared Access / Licensed Shared Access
+ Incentive mechanisms for offloading to opportunistic networks
+ New architectures and paradigms for offloading using opportunistic networks
+ PHY and MAC-layer issues
+ Routing protocols for data offloading through opportunistic networks
+ Resource allocation and management
+ Game-theoretical studies for mobile data offloading
+ Multi-radio access technologies (RAT) co-existence and support for data offloading
+ Content and data dissemination, replication, and caching strategies
+ Mobility models
+ Data flow management and load balance
+ Machine-to-machine support in opportunistic networks
+ Internet of Things in opportunistic networks
+ Cooperative and non-cooperative approaches for mobile data offloading
+ Backhaul support for mobile data offloading with opportunistic networking
+ Network measurements and testbeds
+ Capacity sharing strategies
+ Traffic engineering and quality of service for mobile data offloading
+ Dynamic spectrum sharing and access for data offloading to opportunistic networks
+ Performance evaluation, simulation studies
+ Capacity studies and analytical modeling
+ Self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing mechanisms
+ Multimedia data offloading through opportunistic networks
+ Power saving mechanisms
+ Security, privacy, authentication issues

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: August 03
Notification of Acceptance: August 14
Camera-ready papers: August 21

Workshop Organizers:

- Luiz A. DaSilva, Virginia Tech, USA & Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Marcelo M. Carvalho, University of Brasília, Brazil

Technical Program Committee:

- Yu Wang, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
- Luca De Nardis, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- Rudi Villing, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
- Renato Mariz de Moraes, University of Brasília, Brazil
- Zaheer Khan, University of Oulu, Finland
- Matthias Wählisch, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
- Rolando Menchaca Méndez, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
- André Noll Barreto, University of Brasília, Brazil
- Sofie Polin, KU Leuven, Belgium
- Nicola Marchetti, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- George Iosifidis, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
- Robson Domingos, Nokia Institute of Technology, Brazil
- Ilker Demirkol, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Marco Fiore, CNR-IEIIT, Italy

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit technical papers presenting original, unpublished research, not currently under review elsewhere. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum length of 6 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, with side-margin at least 1 inch, including all figures, tables, and references. Authors must use the Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Procedings. Authors can get additional 2 pages at US$ 150/page.

All paper submission will be electronic, in PDF format. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by IEEE and will be presented at the conference. For all papers, IEEE reserves the right to exclude the paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

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24 October 2014
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