[Acpc-l] UNA'08

Wolfgang Schreiner Dr. Dan Grigoras" <d.grigoras@cs.ucc.ie
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 08:44:46 +0100

1st Workshop on Urban Networks and Applications (UNA ’08)
       Lakeshore Hotel, Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 4-6, 2008


                   held in conjunction with the
  13th IEEE Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference

Urban settings are host of diverse networking technologies, from cellular
and wired broadband to WiMAX, WiFi, Bluetooth and, more recently, mesh and
sensor networks. While this rich environment
offers opportunities for connectivity, inter-operability and
sharing of services and resources, the co-existence of these
heterogeneous technologies, competing for the same resources and offering
similar services, poses difficult engineering and legal problems. For
example, network planning is a major issue that
can determine the effective use of each network and, when
possible, inter-operability of the networks. Cities
administrations are keen to deploy and take advantage of public
service networks, whereas citizens are interested to use public
or private services at home, at work or while driving or walking.
Private initiatives may selectively focus on certain niche
services. Overall, urban networks can increase the quality of
life in cities and can make the distinction among cities. In
achieving this goal, many technical challenges have to be tackled.
This workshop will be a forum for discussion of new and
interdisciplinary ideas on new architectures, paradigms, concepts,
service models and novel applications for urban networks.

The topics for submission include but are not limited to:

cognitive radio technologies
congestion control
micro- and pico-cell control architecture
hybrid cell configuration
sensor networks in urban settings
personal area networks
vehicular networks
mesh networks
mobile ad hoc networks
networks planning
networks inter-operability
data mining of a large volume of data in urban networks database support for
urban networks network and service discovery mobility supporting services
context awareness
mobile middleware
ubiquitous and urban computing
urban network systems and applications
locative media and applications
access, security and privacy in urban networks

Both research and industry papers are solicited. Submitted papers should be
original, unpublished work and not currently under review for any other
conference or journal. Papers reporting work in
progress are welcome. Questions about the submission process
should be directed to the workshop chair.

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by members of the
international program committee. Accepted papers will appear in the
Proceedings of ACSAC 2008, which is to be published by the
IEEE Computer Society Press.

Papers are limited to 8 pages including figures and references and
they must follow the IEEE 8.5"x11" two-column format guidelines
described at http://www.computer.org/portal/pages/cscps/cps/cps_forms.html

Papers  should  be  submitted  electronically  in  PDF  format through

The publication of a paper requires at least one of the authors to register
and be present at the conference.

Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected.

Important dates
Paper submissions due:	  March 20, 2008
Acceptance notification:  April 30  2008		
Final camera-ready due:	  May 10,   2008	

Workshop Chair

Dan Grigoras			
University College Cork, Ireland

Workshop Publicity Chair

Daniel Doolan
University College Cork, Ireland

Program Committee

Jemal Abawajy
Deakin University, Australia

Akira Arutaki
NEC Communication Systems, Japan

Antonio Capone
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Valentin Cristea 		
Politehnica University Bucharest, Romania

Mario Gerla			
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Mads Haahr			
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Diego López de Ipiña		
Deusto University, Spain

Seung Jin Lim		
Utah State University, USA

Chun-Yuan Lin		
Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Alex Nicolau		
University of California, Irvine, USA

Giovanni Pau		
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Cormac Sreenan		
University College Cork, Ireland

Lars Wolf			
Technical University Braunschweig, Germany