Call For Papers

Recent years have witnessed mobile devices surpassing stationary Internet hosts in numbers and exponential growth of mobile data traffic. Wireless has quickly become the dominate last-hop access to the Internet. The mobility of users, devices and networks has become an integral part of today’s Internet. In the meantime, the network infrastructure is the process of transforming from a hardware dominated landscape to an increasingly virtualized and software-defined, cloud-based system with decreasing dependency on hardware. The increasing ability to collect and process large amount of data pertaining to network, devices, and users are posing new challenges to network design. As these trends continue in the near future, a reexamination is urgently required for the architecture of the mobile-centric Internet.

The lack of adoption of Mobile IP and IPv6 mobility extensions and additional challenges posed by mobility have led to renewed interest in a clean-slate design that comprehensively addresses mobility, without existing architectural constraints. This requires addressing issues such as efficient mobility management and optimization, locator-identifier split, multi-homing, security and privacy, transport over wireless access, user incentives to reduce network congestion, efficient multimedia content distribution, new cloud computing infrastructure with information centric networking, collection and management of data, new business models for mobile data, and related operational/deployment concerns. Furthermore, the architecture will need to include novel services to meet the demands of today’s fast evolving mobile applications. 

MobiArch 2014 welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that explore challenges and advances in architectures, protocols, and technologies in the current Internet or in future clean-slate Internets. We encourage work-in-progress papers, we especially welcome position papers that describe highly original ideas, present new directions, or generate insightful discussion at the workshop.

Topics of Interest

All aspects of architectural issues and system support for mobility in the Internet, including but not limited to:

  • Impact of new wireless technologies/services, networking technologies, and mobility patterns on the mobile-centric Internet architecture
  • Mobility support in the Internet, ranging from link to application layers or cross-layer design solutions
  • Seamless mobility in heterogeneous networks
  • Software defined and cloud –assisted mobile networking
  • Role of network virtualization in mobile Internet architecture
  • Impact of Information Centric Networking on mobile and wireless networks
  • Impact of massive data collection, analysis and management in mobile architecture and services
  • Impact of incentives and smart pricing on network utilization and user Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Impact of high throughput mobile interface on ad-hoc networks
  • Addressing and routing issues, location management, support for location-aware application and protocols
  • Security and privacy issues in mobile networks and impact on Internet architecture
  • Economic, regulation, and deployment issues of mobility solutions (infrastructure and devices)
  • Important Dates

  • Full paper submissions due: June 9th, 2014 June 15th, 2014 (11:59pm EDT)
  • Notification of acceptance: July 5th, 2014 July 13th, 2014 July 14th, 2014
  • Camera ready due: July 19th, 2014
  • Workshop date: September 11th, 2014