3nd International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS)

Autonomic Pervasive Computing & Communications

in cooperation with Pervasive 2006

Cork, Ireland

May 4th and 5th 2006



Ubiquitous and Pervasive Communications, as evidenced in pervasive computing and smart space applications present significant management challenges for successful delivery of highly adaptive services across heterogeneous networks, middleware, applications and devices. Today’s management systems are unable to cope with the complexity, heterogeneity and automation required by the pervasive computing vision. New paradigms, models and technology need to be developed to allow computer systems manage themselves in accordance with high-level guidance from humans. This workshop seeks to explore the theoretic, technological and organisational challenges in managing ubiquitous communications and application services.

The workshop provides a single-track scientific programme containing a blend of keynote presentations from leaders in the research of communications and services management systems, peer-reviewed papers and a small selection of invited presentations. The goal of the workshop is to investigate the state of the art in managing ubiquitous communications and services from a broad perspective. Submissions are invited for original, and previously unpublished research in all aspects of management techniques in ubiquitous communications, including:

  • Context Aware Self Management and Self Configuration Management
  • Policy Based Management
  • Autonomic Communication Management
  • Wireless and Fixed Network Integrated Management
  • Management of Smart Spaces and Applications (Smart Home/Office etc)
  • Adaptive Service and Network Management
  • Security, Privacy, and Trust Management in Ubiquitous Communications
  • Management and Control of Mobile Ad-hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Content Oriented Network & Service Management
  • Distributed Self Management & Collaborative Governance
  • Context Identification, Retrieval, Prediction and Management
  • Service and Network Management for Optimised Personalisation
  • Managing Collaborative Ubicomp Applications
  • Provisioning and Maintenance of Quality of Service in Ubicomp environments
  • Knowledge Representation Techniques and Ontologies for Distributed Management Services
  • User Interaction with Self-Managing UbiComp Systems



Important dates

Submission deadline:

February 1st , 2006


Notification of acceptance:

March 1st, 2006


Final manuscript due: 

March 31st 2006


Workshop: May 4th and 5th 2006


Papers should be emailed to:


The 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing

May 07-10, 2006
The Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland



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