• Chair
    • Vincent P. Wade
      • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Programme Committee Chair
    • Vinny Cahill
      • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Poster Chair
    • Yacine Ghamri-Doudane
      • Institute d’Informatique d’Enterprise, France
  • Publicity Chair
    • David Lews

  • Steering Committee
    • Sven van der Meer
      • Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Ireland
    • Dirk Pesch
      • Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
    • Tom Pfeifer
      • Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Ireland
    • Sajal Das
      • Uni of Austin Texas, USA
    • Declan O'Sullivan
      • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  • Scientific Programme Committee
    • Nazim Agoulmine
      • Université d'Evry-Val d'Essonne, France
    • Mark Burgess
      • Oslo University College, Norway
    • Vinny Cahill
      • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    • Lorcan Coyle
      • University College Dublin, Ireland
    • Kevin Curran
      • University of Ulster, UK
    • Kieran Delaney
      • Tyndall Institute, Ireland
    • Yacine Ghamri-Doudane
      • Institut d'Informatique d'Entreprise, France
    • Brendan Jennings
      • Waterford Institute of Technology
    • Martin Klepal
      • Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
    • David Lewis
      • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    • Archan Misra
      • IBM, USA
    • Micheal O’Foghlu
      • Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
    • Declan O'Sullivan,
      • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    • Tom Pfeifer
      • Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
    • Joan Serrat
      • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
    • Roy Sterritt
      • University of Ulster, UK
    • Michael Smirnov
      • Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
    • John Strassner
      • Motorola, USA
    • Sven van der Meer
      • Waterford
    • Vincent Wade
      • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

CALL FOR PAPERS

SCOPE

Ubiquitous Communications and Services, as evidenced in pervasive computing and smart space applications, present significant management challenges for successful delivery of highly adaptive services across heterogeneous networks, mobile networks, ad-hoc networks, middleware, applications and devices. Such challenges include: managing user centric services and context services, extreme distribution and scalability, extensive system & network & semantic heterogeneity, ad hoc formation and disassociation of systems and services, intelligent support for user centric applications.

Since 2003, the MUCS workshop (both independently and aligned with major conferences) has provided a very successful forum for researchers and practitioners to explore the theoretic, technological and organizational challenges, and to present advances in management techniques and technologies, for pervasive computing and smart space applications.

The workshop provides a single-track scientific programme containing a blend of keynote presentations from leaders in research in this area, 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 pervasive/smart space applications from a broad perspective. Submissions are invited for original and previously unpublished research.

TOPICS

  • Context Aware Management and Configuration
  • Security, Privacy, and Trust Management in Pervasive Computing/Smart Spaces
  • Adaptive technologies and techniques for Services and Management
  • Knowledge Representation Techniques and Semantics for Management
  • Management and Control of Mobile Ad-hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Distributed Management & Collaborative Governance
  • Context Identification, Retrieval, Prediction and Management
  • Provisioning and Maintenance of Quality of Service in ubiquitous computing environments
  • User Interaction with Management of UbiComp and Pervasive Systems
  • Managing Collaborative pervasive computing and smart space applicationsManagement of Smart Spaces and Applications
  • Policy Based Management
  • Autonomic Management of Services  and Communications
  • Communication & Systems Management
  • Wireless and Fixed Network Integrated Management
  • Adaptive Service and Network Management
  • Content Oriented Network & Service Management
  • Service and Network Management for Optimised Personalisation
  • Knowledge Representation Techniques and Ontologies  for Management Services
  • Bio-inspired management approach

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Submission: January 25th 2008
Notification: February  15th 2008
Camera ready: February  22nd 2008
Workshop: April 11th 2008

PAPER SUBMISSION

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged to be submitted to IEEE MUCS 2008. Papers under review elsewhere MUST NOT be submitted to IEEE MUCS 2008. Authors are requested to submit either long papers or short papers (work-in-progress reports), strictly in 10 point following IEEE conference style:

  • Long papers (up to 10 single-spaced two-column pages, including figures, tables, references and annexes)
  • Short papers describing work-in-progress (up to 4 pages, including figures, tables, references and annexes )

Submissions exceeding the above mentioned paper size will not be reviewed and returned to the authors.

PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings of IEEE MUCS 2008 will be published and is intended to be made available via  IEEE Explorer (confirmation pending).

LOCATION

This year’s IEEE  MUCS is collocated with the 10th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Network Operations and Management Symposium, NOMS 2008 in Brazil,

PROGRAMME

9:00am – 9:15 Welcome address MUCS General Chair
Dr Vincent Wade
9:15 – 10:15 Invited Speaker:
Management of Context-Awareness in UbiComp Applications
Dr John Strassner, Fellow and Director of Autonomic Computing, Motorola Research Labs
10:15 – 10:45 Efficient Management of User Interests for Personalized Communication Services
Matthias Strobbe,  Olivier Van Laere,  Samuel Dauwe Ghent University – IBBT, Belgium
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 12:30 User Centric Trust-based Access Control Management for Ubiquitous Computing Environments 
Bo Fu, Declan O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

RFID Mat Sensors in Group Home
Motoki Miura, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan;  Sadanori Ito,  Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan;  Ryozo Takatsuka,  Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Coping with Diverse Semantic Models when Routing Ubiquitous Computing Information   
Song Guo, John Keeney, Declan O’Sullivan,  David Lewis
Trinity College, Dublin Ireland

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Modelling Context for Autonomic Networking
John Strassner, Motorola, USA

Using Automated Policy Refinement to Manage Adaptive Composite Services  
Kevin Carey, Emerging Technologies, Avaya Inc, Ireland  Vincent Wade, Trinity College Dublin,  Ireland

Towards Policy Decomposition for Autonomic Systems Governance by Applying Biologically Inspired Techniques.
John Keeney, Vincent Wade
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

3:00 – 3:15 Coffee
3:30 – 5:00 Semantic Interoperation to Support Context in Adaptive Applications Alexander O'Connor, Vincent Wade Knowledge & Data Engineering Group, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

An authentication scheme for ubiquitous commerce: A cognitive agents based approach 
Venkataram Pallapa, Indian Institute of Science, India

A Sense and React Plane Structured Autonomic Model Suitable for Quality of Service (QoS) Management
Romildo Bezerra, Joberto Martins UFB,A Brazil

5:00 CLOSING REMARKS

Why is MUCS important for you?

The explosive growth of the Internet, the proliferation of mobile networks and the increasing difficulty in managing multi-vendor environments and the services that they provide have altered forever the dynamics of the information and communications technology industry, the expectations of its customers and the business models under which it operates.
Moreover, pervasive computing and smart space applications offer the promise of dynamic integration of embedded computing resources, information appliances, and multimodal sensors as well as traditional computers, to empower people to perform tasks efficiently or to perform tasks automatically on users’ behalf. However, the management of such applications presents significant challenges for successful delivery of highly adaptive services across heterogeneous, ad hoc networks, mobile networks, middleware, applications and devices.
Being able to manage pervasive computing and smart space applications confronts the demanding requirements that will soon dominate broader management challenges including managing user centric services, extreme distribution, extensive systems and network heterogeneity, ad hoc formation and disassociation of systems and services, and intelligent support for user centric applications. Furthermore, from aninformation and knowledge viewpoint, the issues of context awareness, capture, semantic interoperability and scalability are key challenges that must be met.

To address these issues, new and innovative management solutions need to be realized. Such approaches need to support greater levels of autonomy within the management of systems, services and networks. However such new-style management needs to be informed by and operate within the scope of business, operational and environmental constraints and policies. A key element of greater acceptance and impact of pervasive management across application domains will be the degree of user empowerment they offer, balanced against the ever increasing need for greater management automation.

Contact

For further information contact: Vincent.Wade@cs.tcd.ie