Call For Papers

Recent years have witnessed mobile devices surpassing stationary Internet hosts in numbers and an exponential growth of mobile data traffic. Wireless has quickly become the dominating last-hop access to the Internet. The mobility of users, devices and networks has become an integral part of today’s Internet. In the meantime, the network infrastructure is the process of transforming from a hardware-dominated landscape to an increasingly virtualized and softwarized system with decreasing dependency on hardware and physical location of servers and network functions. The increasing ability to collect and process large amount of data pertaining to network, devices, and users are posing new challenges to network and service design. As these trends continue in the near future, a re-examination is urgently required for the architecture of the mobile-centric Internet.

MobiArch 2015 has mobile Internet data analysis as the central theme, a new rising and challenging networking environment which mixes the mobility information of users and the design of mobile services and networks with the analysis of data coming from the network, the devices and the applications. The emergence of Cloud-dependent mobile services and the widespread growth of user-generated data, as well as the ever increasing use of cellular and wireless technologies, are leading to the collection of a vast amount of user mobility data as well as measurements of network statesand service provisioning. This data may come from network management and monitoring architectures, from the user device and even directly from the application. In this context, various networking challenges rise such as seamless IP mobility management, the definition of algorithms correlating user mobility and application usages, the online or offline exploitation of large amount of mobility and usage data from the access network and user devices, the possibility of offload computing tasks, whole application or part of device operating system to the cloud, possible algorithm correlating traffic offloading to content offloading and application offloading as a consequence of mobile data analysis, pattern inference and estimation, etc. To tackle these challenges, various issues need to be addressed, such as efficient mobility management and optimization, security and privacy, multi-homing, transport over wireless access, user incentives to reduce network congestion, incentives for network providers to deploy new/alternative mobile Internet infrastructure, incentives for service developers/providers to define new mobile services, efficient multimedia content distribution, information centric networking solutions, collection and management of data, new business models for mobile data, to related operational concerns and legal issues.

MobiArch 2015 welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that explore challenges and advances in architectures, protocols, and technologies in the current Internet or in future clean-slate Internet. We encourage also work-in-progress papers, we especially welcome position papers that describe highly original ideas, present new directions, or generate insightful discussion at the workshop.

Topics of Interest

All aspects around architectural issues and system support for mobility in the Internet, including but not limited to:

  • Impact of new wireless networking technologies on the mobile-centric Internet architecture
  • Mobility support in the Internet, ranging from link to application layers or cross-layer design solutions
  • Seamless mobility in heterogeneous networks
  • Data mining approaches in mobile network management data analysis
  • Data mining approaches in mobile phone data analysis
  • User mobility and digital usages pattern correlation
  • Software defined and cloud–assisted mobile networking
  • Role of network virtualization in mobile Internet architecture
  • Data-driven mobile network and service design
  • Mobile data fusion and mixing algorithms
  • Impact of Information Centric Networking on mobile and wireless networks
  • Impact of massive data collection, analysis and management in mobile architecture and services
  • Impact of incentives and smart pricing on network utilization and user Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Impact of high throughput mobile interface on ad-hoc networks
  • Addressing and routing issues, location management, support for location-aware application and protocols
  • Security and privacy issues in mobile networks and impact on Internet architecture
  • Economic, regulation, and deployment issues of mobility solutions (infrastructure and devices)
  • Important Dates

  • Title and abstract registration due (EXTENDED, FIRM): May 25nd, 2015 (11:59pm EST)
  • Full paper submissions due (EXTENDED, FIRM): May 29nd, 2015 (11:59pm EST)
  • Notification of acceptance: June 23rd, 2015
  • Camera ready due: July 12nd, 2015
  • Workshop date: September 7th, 2015