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The Fourth International Conference on Advances
in Future Internet

AFIN 2012

August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy

Call for Papers

We are in the early stage of a revolution on what we call Internet now. Most of the design principles and deployments, as well as originally intended services, reached some technical limits and we can see a tremendous effort to correct this. Routing must be more intelligent, with quality of service consideration and 'on-demand' flavor, while the access control schemes should allow multiple technologies yet guarantying the privacy and integrity of the data. In a heavily distributed network resources, handling asset and resource for distributing computing (autonomic, cloud, on-demand) and addressing management in the next IPv6/IPv4 mixed networks require special effort for designers, equipment vendors, developers, and service providers.

The diversity of the Internet-based offered services requires a fair handling of transactions for financial applications, scalability for smart homes and ehealth/telemedicine, openness for web-based services, and protection of the private life. Different services have been developed and are going to grow based on future Internet mechanisms. Identifying the key issues and major challenges, as well as the potential solutions and the current results paves the way for future research.

AFIN 2012, The Fourth International Conference on Advances in Future Internet, continues a series of events dealing with advances on future Internet mechanisms and services.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. 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 topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Internet Mechanisms
Internet protocols
Routing /multicast, on-demand, QoS-routing/etc./
Access control /multi technology/
Algorithms for broadband infrastructure
Address management /locator-location paradigm/
Recovering and fault-tolerance
In-network processing
Distributing computing /autonomic, on-demand, cloud/etc./
Context-aware and context recognition
Data-centers and nano-centers
Information processing /distribution, discovery, sharing/
Overlay infrastructure
Intelligent Web services
Service-centric networking

New Internet tooling
Integrate IPods, iPhones, Xboxes, and TiVos                                          
Deliver IPTV, Triple-play and Quadruple play
Knowledge and social networks through Google map, YouTube and FaceBook
Knowledge dissemination and discovery
Distributed gaming
Web 2.0 and Semantic Web
Interactive television
Virtual 3-D videoconferencing

Challenging features 
Internet computing
Distributed feature interaction
All-IP versus protocol translation
IP simplified network management
Security, trust, and privacy
Network stability under topology change
Delay-tolerant IP networks
Trustworthy Internet
Mobile computing
Ubiquitous computing
User and service mobility
Wireless QoS
Traffic engineering
Network  planning
Intermittent services
Self-management and control

Internet services and applications
Internet and private networking
Internet and smart homes
Internet and Web services
Internet and tracking systems
Internet and ehealth/telemedicine
Internet and sensor networks
Internet and financial applications
Internet and kids education
Internet and body-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:

Submission (full paper) April 5, 2012 April 24, 2012
Notification May 23, 2012 May 29, 2012
Registration June 7, 2012 June 13, 2012
Camera ready June 7, 2012 June 20, 2012

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

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

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.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

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

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides, including industrial presentations)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas 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.

For more information,

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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