The Fourth International Workshop on Partial and Intermittent Resources
May 13-19, 2007 - Mauritius
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We are witnessing many technological paradigm shifts imposed by the complexity induced by the notions of fully shared resources, cooperative work, and resource availability. P2P, GRID, Clusters, Web Services, Delay Tolerant Networks, Service/Resource identification and localization illustrate aspects where some components and/or services expose features that are neither stable nor fully guaranteed. Examples of technologies exposing similar behavior are WiFi, WiMax, WideBand, UWB, ZigBee, MBWA and others.
Management aspects related to autonomic and adaptive management includes the entire arsenal of self-ilities. Autonomic Computing, On-Demand Networks and Utility Computing together with Adaptive Management and Self-Management Applications collocating with classical networks management represent other categories of behavior dealing with the paradigm of partial and intermittent resources.
Therefore, the Internet, converged networks, ad-hoc networking, sensor networks, and satellite communications require a management paradigm shift that takes into account the partial and intermittent availability of resources (pi-resources), including infrastructure (networks, computing, and storage) and service components, in distributed and shared environments. The term pi-resources becomes the central concept in next generation networks, where optimization, shared resources, mobile resources, autonomic resource or service replacement, self-isolation, partial availability and other features become inherent. A resource is called partial (p-resource) when only a subset of conditions for it to function to complete specification is met, yet it is still able to provide (potentially degraded) service, while an intermittent or sporadic resource (i-resource) will be able to provide service for limited and potentially unpredictable time intervals only.
Partial and intermittent services (pi-services) are relevant in environments characterized by high volatility and fluctuation of available resources, such as experienced in conjunction with component mobility or ad-hoc networking, where the notion of traditional service guarantees is no longer applicable. Other characteristics, such as large transmission delays and storage mechanisms during the routing, require a rethinking of today's paradigms with regards to service assurance and how service guarantees are defined.
SAPIR 2007 stresses debates and focuses on different aspects and challenges in defining, deploying, and maintaining partial and intermittent resources that may collocate with traditional resources. The workshop focuses on new applications, semantics, models, and associated management mechanisms for partial and intermittent resources.
SAPIR 2007 covers aspects related to partial and intermittent services (pi-services), i.e., relevant in environments characterized by high volatility and fluctuation of available resources, such as experienced in conjunction with component mobility or ad-hoc networking, where the notion of traditional service guarantees is no longer applicable. P2P, GRID, Clusters, Web Services, Delay Tolerant Networks, Service/Resource identification and localization illustrate aspects where some components and/or services expose features that are neither stable nor fully guaranteed. Examples of technologies exposing similar behavior are WiFi, WiMax, WideBand, UWB, ZigBee, MBWA and others.
We solicit research and industrial contributions. The SAPIR 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and posted on IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to)
Formal models for pi-resources
Pi-resources in ad-hoc, sensor, and overlay networks
Dynamic reconfiguration in ad-hoc networks & dynamic mapping in overlay networks
QoS and SLA violation for pi-services, Service dependency and discovery mechanisms
Physical discovery using smart pi-antenna models, Adaptive time-out discovery protocols
Admission control and prioritization in networks with pi-resources
Application scheduling, Optimal resource allocation
Traffic analysis, P2P traffic analysis, GRID traffic analysis
High availability for networks with pi-resources
P2P and self-adaptable applications
Context-aware and context self-adaptable pi-resources
Frameworks supporting location-aware and context-aware pi-applications
Security, Authentication, Authorization, Trust
User behavioral models for pi-resources
Routing, Bandwidth allocation and control
Design of network pi-devices and pi-networks
Self-adaptive middleware, Agent-based pi-systems, Cluster networks,
Capacity planning under pi-resources
Self-stabilizing pi-resource-based systems
Wireless and mobile networks (WiFi/WiMax/WideBand/UWB/ZigBee/MBWA)
Management of intermittent resources, Service rating and billing
Self-detection, self-isolation, and self-healing with pi-resources
Metering and performance evaluation in pi-resource-based systems
Fault identification in systems with pi-resources
INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS
The SAPIR 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.
|December 1, 2006 December 12, 2006
|January 15, 2007 January 19, 2007
|Registration and Camera ready
|February 5, 2007 February 8, 2007
Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.
The files should be sent via http://www.iaria.org/conferences/SubmitAICT07.html
Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.
Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.
Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations
The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to email@example.com.
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.
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We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ionut Cardei, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Bernhard Neumair, University of Gottingen, Germany
Nazim Agoulmine, Université d'Évry, France
Rui L. Aguiar, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Christer Åhlund, Lulea University, Sweden
Sonia Aissa, INRS-Telecommunications, Canada
Rossana Andrade, UFC, Brazil
Nikos Anerousis, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Tulin Atmaca, Institut National des Télécommunications, France
Michel Barbeau, Carleton University, Canada
Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA
Diderik Batens, Universiteit Ghent, Belgium
Ilham Benyahia, Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada
Lieve Bos, Alcatel Bell, Belgium
Scott Burleigh, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Ionut Cardei, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Augusto Casaca, INESC, Portugal
Soumaya Cherkaoui, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Prosper Chemouil, France Telecom R&D, France
Claude Chaudet, ENST, France
Pierre Combes, France Telecom, Farnce
Todor Cooklev, San Francisco State University, USA
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, USA
Edgar den Boef, Phillips Research, The Netherlands
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA // Concordia University, Canada
Simon Dobson, University of Dublin Trinity College, IE
Mari Carmen Domingo, University of Technology (UPC), Spain
Avri Doria, ETRI Network Technology Lab, Korea
Mohammed Erradi, ENSIAS, Morocco
Olivier Festor, LORIA-INRIA Lorraine, France
Mike Fisher, BT, UK
Mário Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Alex Galis, University College London, UK
Emilio Garcia-Palacios, Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland, UK
Wolfgang Gentzsch, MCNC, USA
Abdelhakim Hafid, Telcordia Technologies, Inc., USA
Tom Holvoet, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
Paola Inverardi, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Claude Jard, IRISA, France
Fariaz Karim, Intel, USA
Mark Karol, Avaya, USA
Ram Khare, SAIC, USA
Ferhat Khendek, Concordia University, Canada
Ahmed Khoumsi, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Nelly Leligou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Pierre Levis, France Telecom R&D-Caen, France
Fidel Liberal, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Ramiro Liscano, University of Ottawa, Canada
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, Colmar, France
Sheng Ma, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Herwig Mannaert, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Michael Menth, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Antonella Molinaro, University “Mediterranea” or Reggio Calabria , Italy
Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Paulo Monteiro, Siemens, Portugal USA
João César Moura Mota, UFC, Brazil
Bernhard Neumair, University of Göttingen, Germany
Paddy Nixon, University of Strathclyde, UK
Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Philippe Owezarski, LAAS-CNRS, France
Gerard Parr, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
Antonio Pescapé, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Frederico II", Italy
Radu Popescu-Zeletin, GMD FOKUS, Germany
Rui Prior, San Crisóstomo University of Porto, Portugal
Mauricio G.C. Resende, AT&T Labs Research, USA
Lionel Sacks, University College London, UK
Reijo Savola, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
Bruno Schulze, LNCC / MCT, Brazil
Sakir Sezer, Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland, UK
Michelle Sibilla, IRIT, Universite P. SABATIER, France
José Neuman De Souza, Federal University of Céara, Brazil
Maciej Stasiak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Radu State, LORIA, France
Ric Telford, IBM_RTP, USA
Richard Trefler, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ken J. Turner, University of Sterling, UK
Thanh van Do, Telenor, Norway
Mazin Yousif, Intel Corporation, USA
Arkady Zaslavsky, Monash University, Australia
Farn Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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