2009 Systemics and Informatics World Network (SIWN 2009)


Leipzig, Germany, 23-25 March 2009


Co-located with SABRE 2009















2009 International Conference on Mobile Communications and Pervasive Computing (MCPC 2009)


Leipzig, Germany, 23-25 March 2009



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Mobile communications have remained one of the most vibrant and stimulating areas driving forward the Information and Communications Technology. Quite clear is appearing the tomorrow’s picture of networks and communications, that is, convergence of diversified networks, integration of IP based core network and flexible robust wireless access, self-organization and self-management, on-demand service-oriented architectures, to just mention a few striking characteristics.


Pervasive computing is emerging as the next paradigm for distributed and mobile computing through building systems of communicating miniaturized devices, sensors and actuators in which ambient, personalized trustworthy services built out of pervasive infrastructure and information are seamlessly available anywhere, anytime, and in all forms. By embedding ambient intelligence in everyday objects, our workplaces, our homes and even ourselves, pervasive computing and communications will enable a new breed of applications and systems which are composed of massive smart objects to create the environments that underpin a smart world.


MCPC 2009 provides a premier forum for researchers and engineers alike to present state-of-the-art research and development progresses in all areas related to architecture, design, implementation, application and evaluation of mobile communications and pervasive computing as these technologies are permeating and integrating into our everyday living and working environments.


Important Dates

05 January 2009    Submission of manuscripts

31 January 2009        Notification of acceptance

15 February 2009      Camera-Ready Version (CRV) due

23-25 March 2009     Conferences

Submission & Publication

online submission MCPC 2009


Instructions for Manuscripts & Publication

Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.


(1) Mobile Communications


- autonomic communications

- 2G/3G/4G integration

- 3G/4G bandwidth on demand

- cognitive radio

- dynamic spectrum access networks

- encryption and cryptography in wireless and mobile environment

- location based services and positioning

- micro and macro-mobility

- middleware for handhelds and mobile services nodes

- mobile and pervasive applications and services

- mobile multimedia applications

- mobile radio networks

- mobile software architecture and programming

- mobility, location and handoff management

- multimedia QoS and traffic management

- pervasive/ubiquitous computing

- power and interference control

- protocols for wireless networks and mobility

- QoS management in mobile systems

- security, privacy, authentication, and authorization in wireless and mobile environments

- service portability and mobility

- software defined radio and re-configurability

- ultra-wideband (UWB)


(2) Wireless Networks


- cross-layer design in wireless networks

- integrated wireline/wireless networks

- internetworking heterogeneous wireless/wireline networks

- media and content distribution over wireless networks

- mobile ad-hoc networks

- mobile and wireless IP

- mobile/wireless networks modeling and simulation

- multi-hop wireless networks

- network monitoring and accounting in wireless and mobile environment

- networks convergence and integration

- performance of end-to-end protocols over wireless networks

- policy based management in wireless LANs and MANs

- proxies and middleware for wireless networks

- routing in multihop, ad hoc and sensor networks

- topology control in wireless networks

- traffic and congestion control, QoS, resource management in wireless networks

- wireless ad hoc networks

- wireless and mobile network planning

- wireless broadband mobile access

- wireless LANs, MANs

- wireless MAC protocols

- wireless mesh networks

- wireless multicasting

- wireless networks managements

- wireless protocols and architectures

- wireless sensor networks

- wireless WANs: 2G/3G/4G

- wireless-wireline convergence


(3) Autonomic Networks and Communications


- active/programmable networks

- adaptive networking

- context-aware networks

- future-generation internet

- intelligent networks

- internet traffic models and self-monitoring

- next generation networks architectures and protocols

- on-demand networking

- policy based management of network resources, services and access control

- scalable internet computing

- self-defending networks

- self-managed, self-configured networks, systems and services

- self-monitoring of network operations

- self-optimization of network performance

- self-organization and emergent behavior in P2P networks

- self-organization and self-configuration of networks

- self-organization in overlay networks

- self-organized ad hoc sensor networks

- self-organized service deployment

- self-protection, self-diagnosis, and self-healing of networking

- SLA/contract based network management for next generation networks

- user level programming of network services


(4) Pervasive Computing and Communications


- agent technologies for pervasive computing and communications

- agent-oriented software engineering for pervasive computing

- ambient intelligence in pervasive environments

- swarm intelligence models for pervasive computing and communications

- context-aware mobile networks

- coordination and interaction models for pervasive computing

- cross-media for pervasive computing and communications

- dependable pervasive computing

- interactions between actors, devices, applications and environments for pervasive computing and communications

- mobile and ubiquitous computing

- multimodal interfaces for pervasive computing devices,

- pervasive context-aware computing

- pervasive autonomic communications

- pervasive computing and communication architectures

- pervasive embedded systems and software

- pervasive sensing, perception and semantic interpretation

- pervasive autonomic computing

- privacy, security, and trust in pervasive computing and communications

- programming paradigms for pervasive systems

- self-organization of pervasive multi-agent systems

- sensor-enabled pervasive environments

- sensors and RFID in pervasive systems

- smart devices, programmable and active networks for pervasive computing

- ultra-low power and green pervasive computing and communication

- usability and HCI issues for pervasive computing

- user and context self-awareness for pervasive computing and communication

- virtual immersive communications

- wearable computers

- wireless ad hoc networks for pervasive computing and communications

- wireless sensor networks for pervasive computing and communications


(5) Pervasive Infrastructures and Services


- pervasive middleware

- agent-based service-oriented architectures for pervasive computing and communications

- agent-based web service discovery and composition systems

- autonomy-oriented architectures for pervasive computing and communications

- data mining in pervasive environments

- knowledge management for pervasive computing

- middleware services for pervasive computing and communications

- mobility management

- multi-agent architectures for pervasive computing and communications

- peer-to-peer services for pervasive computing and communications

- pervasive grid computing

- pervasive P2P and scalable computing

- pervasive service and semantic web

- pervasive service dissemination and discovery protocols

- runtime support for intelligent, adaptive agents

- security services for applications in pervasive environments

- software infrastructures and frameworks for pervasive computing

- spontaneous and ad hoc service emergence

- tools, infrastructures, architectures and techniques for designing, implementing & deploying pervasive computing systems


(6) Pervasive Applications


- ambient intelligent environments

- common application platform for pervasive computing

- health and wellness measurement and monitoring by ambient intelligence technologies

- healthcare information storage, transmission, processing, and monitoring by mobile and wireless sensor networks

- human-centered pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for healthcare and wellness

- novel applications of pervasive computing technologies

- pervasive assistive environments

- pervasive automotive and traffic control and monitoring

- pervasive collaboration and teamwork

- pervasive healthcare management

- pervasive healthcare, ubiquitous healthcare

- positioning and tracking technologies

- security and privacy in pervasive healthcare

- smart homes, smart space

- socio-technical issues and implications of pervasive computing

- ubiquitous learning


Technical Program Chair


Dr Jaafar Gaber

Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard




Publicity Chair


Dr Jemal Abbawajy

School of Engineering and Information Technology

Deakin University, Australia



International Technical Committee