Call for Papers

The recent proliferation of sensor-rich portable devices is enabling novel communication paradigms for users and contributing to the implementation of the ubiquitous computing and networking vision. Opportunistic networking represents a key communication paradigm for this vision. Either as a standalone communication mode or as a complement to infrastructure-based communication, opportunistic networking leverages the mobility of end users to enhance their ability to communicate in the absence of reliable end-to-end connectivity. Opportunistic networking opens up many possibilities but also poses countless new challenges. The goal of the AOC 2016 workshop is to serve as a forum for researchers, professionals, application developers, and other experts from both academia and industry to exchange new ideas, discuss new solutions, and share their experiences. As with previous editions, this year’s workshop is particularly interested in novel research directions, such as service composition techniques, co-existence with infrastructure networks such solutions based on fog or edge computing, and insights from complex network analysis. The workshop will solicit original papers addressing theoretical and practical aspects of autonomic and opportunistic communications as well as papers describing prototype implementations and deployments. Topics of interest for AOC 2016 include, but are not limited to:

  • Techniques for data dissemination and replication
  • Context and social awareness mechanisms and algorithms
  • Autonomous and self-adaptive systems for smart cities
  • Autonomous solutions for IoT and cyber-physical systems
  • Solutions based on fog or edge computing
  • Big data for autonomic and opportunistic systems
  • Mobile social networking algorithms and applications
  • Co-existence of opportunistic networks with infrastructure mobile wireless networks
  • Mobility models and statistical analysis of mobility traces
  • 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
  • Participatory and urban sensing in autonomic and opportunistic networks
  • Game-theoretic insights to the operation of 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
  • SNA and graph modeling for autonomic and opportunistic networks
  • Autonomic and opportunistic solutions for mobile cloud applications
  • Applications and middleware support Routing, transport, and reliability issues


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. Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings published by IEEE. There will be no separate workshop registration, as 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.