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The Second International Conference on Models and Ontology-based Design of Protocols, Architectures and Services

MOPAS 2011
April 17-22, 2011 - Budapest, Hungary

Call for Papers

The global complexity of distributed communication systems makes their full life cycle, including the design, development, deployment and management processes, quite difficult to be understood and mastered. In particular, the knowledge of all concepts, objects, components, properties, their relationships and collaborations, needs to be very well defined. This knowledge must also be openly shared between the actors involved in the architecture design, in order to provide clear semantics, full interoperability and automatic deployment of protocols and services. Indeed, the diversity of standards, of languages, of software and hardware components, often leads to inefficiency or incompatibility issues when designing and developing protocols, services and architectures for communication systems. Moreover, the structural coherence and the behavioral coordination resulting from the composition of the different elementary components deployed at MAC, network, transport, and middleware layers also need adequate, valid and efficient multi-layer solutions. Furthermore, user and community requirements and preferences are currently not easily taken into account when defining, configuring and instantiating present multilevel communications systems.

Recent advances in ontology-based technologies, and particularly in expressing knowledge and supporting reasoning provided by these semantic frameworks, are being largely used in the new web and other important domains.

As this work is just beginning in the area of communications systems, MOPAS 2011, The Second International Conference on Models and Ontologies-based Design of Protocols, Architectures and Services proposes a new context for presenting achievements, surveys and perspectives in the areas of design, architecture and implementation based on ontologies and related models.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.


MOT: Models and Ontology-driven Technologies (for the communications system design)

MDA Model-Driven Architecture
MDE Model-Driven Engineering
MDD Model-Driven Development
CIM Computer Independent Models
PIM Platform Independent Models
PSM Platform Specific Models
ODA Ontology Driven Models
Global Models
Modeling methodologies
Fundamentals in theory
Multi-layered models
Models and Ontologies relationships
Multi-models coherences

MOCS: Models and Ontology-based Communications Services and Protocols

Semantics of Services and Service modeling
Protocol Models and Semantics
Services-to-Services mappings
Services-to-Protocols transformations and translations
Application and Quality of Experience Semantics
MAC Layer Services
Network Layer Services
Transport Layer Services
Middleware Services
Monitoring Services
Adaptive Services
Services and Protocols components
Services and Protocols implementations

MOCA: Models and Ontology-based Cross-layer Services and Architectures Design

Service Design for networks and communicating system architectures
Models and Ontologies based Architectures
Models and Ontologies based Software Frameworks
Composition of Services and Composability rules
Cross-layering services models, components and implementations
Autonomic communications
Multimedia and multicast communications
Delay-tolerant communications
Wireless sensor and ad hoc networks


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Considering the upcoming holidays, submission deadline is extended:
Submission (full paper) November 30, 2010 December 18, 2010
Notification January 18, 2011
Registration February 5, 2011
Camera ready February 5, 2011

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher 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.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

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 not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

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. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

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Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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