IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference


                                  1st International Workshop on Emerging Densely Connected Networks (EDCN)

                                                                 9th January, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada

                             Satellite Workshop of 8th IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference

                                                                          (IEEE CCNC 2011)

Recent development of network expands its coverage to home networks, personal networks, in-vehicle networks, etc. Such networks consist of context-specific servers, various sensors and a large number of appliances and equipments. The network resources can become very much scarce when these networks are interconnected; to make it worse, emerging applications such as peer-to-peer and streaming applications are typically oblivious to the complex structure of underlying networks and can easily abuse the scarce resources. Furthermore, we may face to energy saving problems. In wireline networks, proposals such as P4P and ALTO have become well-known potential solutions to addressing similar challenges; however, these approaches are no longer sufficient to address the more fundamental technical challenges in densely connected networks.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a dedicated forum and community for researchers and engineers to share the state-of-the-art innovations and developments on the emerging densely connected networks. In particular, the workshop will focus on technical challenges in and emerging architecture for densely connected networks where a significantly large number of tethered and mobile devices are connected and on top of which applications unaware of the complexity of underlying networks try to compete for the resources in an uncooperative fashion.

The workshop seeks submissions in the general areas of networking, content management, systems and applications that relate to dense networks. Topics include, but are not limited to: 

·         Network architecture and its evolution of densely connected networks
·         Content dissemination via dense connectivity
·         Statistics, measurement, and evaluations of application-specific resource usage
·         Cooperative mechanisms via explicit or implicit communications
·         Incentive models and dynamics of cooperation
·         Demonstration, prototype, deployment of cooperative frameworks
·         Performance measurement of cooperative network design
·         Network design that encourages cooperation and optimizes resource usage
·         Joint optimization for network and applications
·         Energy saving in densely connected networks

Guidelines for Submission
Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. The paper should be used as the basis for a 20 - 30 minute workshop presentation.

Manuscripts should be written in English conforming to the IEEE standard conference format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column) and not exceed 5 pages in length. Submission of papers should be regarded as a commitment such that, if accepted, at least one author of the paper will register and attend the conference; otherwise it will be removed from the IEEE Digital Library after the conference.

  • Papers should be submitted in a .pdf or .ps format via EDAS paper submission website and then selecting the workshop submission link.
  • A separate cover sheet should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which the correspondence should be sent.

Important Dates
Paper Submission:                               1 September 2010
Author Notification:                               15 September 2010
Camera-ready Copy:                             1 October 2010
Workshop date:                                    9 January 2011

Workshop Co-Chairs
Haiyong Xie, Huawei Research Labs, USA
Kuai Xu, Arizona State University, USA

Technical Program Committee
John Buford, Avaya Labs Research, USA
Dave Cavalcanti, Philips Research, USA
Kaushik Chowdhury, Northeastern University, USA
Jun Li, Communications Research Centre Canada, Canada
Vinod Namboodiri, Wichita State University, USA
Yuansong Qiao, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
Shu Tao, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Feng Wang, Arizona State University, USA
Di Wu, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Changqiao Xu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China




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