8th International Workshop on
Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS 2011)
Ubiquitous Communications and Services, as evidenced in pervasive computing and smart space applications, present significant management challenges for the 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, and intelligent support for user centric applications. Today’s management systems need to keep pace with the complexity, heterogeneity, and automation required by the pervasive computing vision.
Since 2003, the MUCS workshop (both independently and collocated with major conferences) has provided a very successful forum for researchers and practitioners to explore the theoretical, 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 program 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.