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Workshop on Technologies for Situated and Autonomic Communications (SAC)
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The goal of the "Situated and Autonomic Communications (SAC)" Initiative (See http://cordis.europa.eu/ist/fet/comms.htm) is to promote research in the area of new paradigms for communication/networking systems that can be characterised as situated (i.e. reacting locally on environment and context changes), autonomously controlled, self-organising, radically distributed, technology independent and scale-free.
A number of related research projects have been started since 2006. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and scientists working on such topics, fostering cross-collaboration links among the SAC project and other related initiatives in the area.
The Workshop will be one day soliciting contributions focusing on emerging research directions, specific topics and interdisciplinary themes in the field of Situated and Autonomic Communications (SAC). The workshop targets papers presenting significant scientific contributions on SAC-related topics, as well as papers reporting experimental results and field trials on SAC systems deployment. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas.
• Self-organising communication networks and services
The program schedule is tentative and is subject to change.
December 12, 2007 [Wednesday]
09:00 - 09:15: Opening
Chair: Workshop co-chairs
09:15 - 10:30: Overview SAC Projects
ANA Project Overview
BIONETS Project Overview
CASCADAS Project Overview
10:30 - 11:00: Socio-Economic Session
On the Impact of Network QoS on Automated Distributed Auctions
Towards the connected Society: Dynamic Co-Evolution of TLC Players and Individuals
11:00 - 11:15: Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30: Network Principles Session
Autonomic Reliable Multicast - Application-Level Group Communication Using Self-Organization Principles
Monitoring as First Class Citizen in an Autonomic Network Universe
BIONETS Architecture: from Networks to SerWorks
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 15:15: Service Session
Autonomic Supervision of Stigmergic Self-Organisation for Distributed Information Retrieval
Mapping External Functionalities into Autonomic Services
A genetic algorithm for the adaptation of service compositions
15:15 - 15:30: Break
15:30 - 16:30: Security Session
Network Immunity: What can we learn from nature for network protection?
Highly Adaptive Cryptographic Suites for Autonomic WSNs
Efficient Authentication for Users Autonomy in Next Generation All-IPNetworks
16:30 - 16:45: Coffee Break
16:45 - 18:00: Experimentation & Demo Session
(showing flavors, presentations of prototypes / real implementations)
CASCADAS: Self-organized Service Supervision, Concept Demo
BIONETS: TUB demo
BIONETS: U-Hopper demo
18:00 - 18:30: Closing Session
Technical Program Committee:
The workshop will be co-located at the BIONETICS main conference. Workshop proceedings will be published in the BIONETICS proceedings as an ICST/ACM publication, and workshop papers will be listed in the ACM and IEEE digital library.