Call for Papers

The diffusion of lightweight, powerful portable devices, also enriched with a variety of sensing capabilities, is enabling new ways for users' communication, and laying the foundation for realizing the ubiquitous networking idea. Acting either as the main communication mode or as complement to existing mobile network infrastructures, opportunistic networking can leverage the mobility of end users and enhance their communication capabilities. The opportunistic exploitation of extemporary contacts among the users of the network paves the way to a number of applications but also poses new and challenging problems to the networking research community. The AOC 2012 workshop aims at serving as a meeting point for people working in the area and a forum for exchanging ideas, discussing solutions, and sharing experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers, both from industry and academia. As with the previous five editions of the AOC workshop series, the scope of this year's workshop will remain on general issues related to opportunistic networking andcomputing. Yet, AOC 2012 will have a primary interest in new directions of opportunistic communications, such as service composition techniques, scenarios of co-existence with infrastructure networks, and insights to their operation coming from other disciplines such as game theory and cognitive psychology. Theworkshop will solicit original papers addressing theoretical and practical aspects of autonomic and opportunistic communications but also papers describing prototype implementations and deployments.

Topics of interest for AOC 2012 include, but are not limited to:

  • Routing, transport, and reliability issues
  • Techniques for data dissemination and replication
  • Applications and middleware support, mobile social networking applications
  • Mobility models and statistical analysis of mobility traces
  • Context and social awareness mechanisms and algorithms
  • Co-existence of opportunistic networks with infrastructure mobile wireless networks
  • Service composition in autonomic and opportunistic networks
  • Cognition-driven information processing and decision making
  • Performance modelling, scaling laws, and fundamental limits for autonomic and opportunistic communications
  • Game-theoretic insights to the operation of autonomic and opportunistic networks
  • Participatory and urban sensing in autonomic and opportunistic networks
  • Trust, security, and reputation
  • Autonomic and opportunistic communication testbeds and prototypes, measurement data from real experiments
  • Socio-economic models for autonomic and opportunistic communications


Papers should neither have been published elsewhere nor being currently under review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts are limited to 6 pages, single spacing, double column, and must strictly adhere to the template format. Guidelines on paper submission and formatting are available here.

Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings published by IEEE. There will be no separate registration for workshop, but one single registration will cover both conference and workshops participation. At least one author of each accepted paper is required and present his/her work at the workshop.

Extended versions of workshop selected papers will be considered for possible fast track publication on the Computer Communications Journal (Elsevier).


Full papers due: February 17, 2012
Notification: April 4, 2012

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