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The Eighth International Conference on
Networking and Services

ICNS 2012

March 25-30, 2012 - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

Preliminary Program

InfoSys 2012 & BioSciencesWorld 2012

ICNS 2012 / ICAS 2012 / ENERGY 2012 / INTENSIVE 2012 / LMPCNA 2012


Conference rooms
Time slots

Room A

Room B

Room C

Sunday, March 25


Registration starts

13:00 - 15:30

Tutorial 1

Smart Grid Optimization

Prof. Dr. Eugene A. Feinberg, Stony Brook University, USA



15:45 - 18:15

Tutorial 2

QoS and QoE in the Next Generation Networks and Wireless Networks

Prof. Dr. Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France


18:30 - 19:30

Welcome Cocktail

Monday, March 26

09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker

A Mesh Fairy Tale
Vladimir Sulc, Microrisc, Czech Republic

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30



15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30




17:30 - 19:00


Evolution of User Behavior with New Networking Paradigms and Service Offers

Reijo Savola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland - Oulu, Finland

Guest panelists:
Akira Takura, Jumonji University, Japan
Robert Kooij, TNO/ TU Delft, The Netherlands
Nirmala Shenoy, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Mike Dixon, Murdoch University, Australia

Tuesday, March 27

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker

Research Directions in Sensor Networks
Prof. Dr. Kendall Nygard, North Dakota State University, USA

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30



15:30- 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30





17:30 - 19:00


How Optimal are the Current Energy Systems?

Petre Dini, Concordia University, Canada / China Space Agency, China

Guest panelists:
Matthias Vodel, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Luca Ardito, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Chakib Bekara, Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute, Germany

Wednesday, March 28

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker

Pollution Control and Sustainability Challenges of the Ironmaking and Steelmaking Operations
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Strezov, Macquarie University, Australia

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30



15:30- 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30





17:30 - 19:00


Challenging Issues on Automatic Control

Petre Dini, Concordia University, Canada / China Space Agency, China

Guest panelists:
Vladimir Vlassov, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
David Musliner, SIFT, USA
Petre Dini, Concordia University, Canada / China Space Agency, China


20:00 - 24:00

InfoSys 2012 & BioSciencesWorld 2012
Gala Dinner

Thursday, March 29

09:15 - 10:15

Open Discussion on Adoption Speed of New Technologies

Petre Dini, Concordia U
niversity, Canada / China Space Agency, China

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 12:45


Friday, March 30

08:30 - 19:30
check the exact timing at the conference
registration desk

One day trip (by bus:  lunch, drinks, entry fees)

Sint Maarten Island Tour
Only for those registered  via the registration form

08:30 Departure from Sonesta Maho Beach Resort
Visit of Terres Basses
Visit Marigot + walk to Fort Louis 45 min
Visit of Comlombier + Mount Concordia + Pic Paradis + Grand Case
11:00 Departure for Pinel Island / snorkeling
12:00 BBQ Lunch on the Pinel Island
14:30 Visit of Orient Bay
visit of Orleans The French Quarter + Oyster pond + Philipsburg  30 min stop at  Rima in Philipsburg
Visit of Fort Amsterdam + Cay Hill
return to hotel at 18:30




ICNS 2012, The Eighth International Conference on Networking and Services

ICNS 1: Emerging Network Communications and Technologies I
Session chair: Toan Nguyen

Airborne Surveillance Networks with Directional Antennas
William Huba, Nirmala Shenoy

Merging Parallel Swarms for BitTorrent Performance Improving and Localization
Yang Wang, Jessie Hui Wang, Donghong Qin, Jiahai Yang

A Framework for Classifying IPFIX Flow Data, Case KNN Classifier
Jussi Nieminen, Jorma Ylinen, Timo Seppälä, Teemu Alapaholuoma, Pekka Loula

A Formal Data Flow-Oriented Model For Distributed Network Security Conflicts Detection
Hicham El Khoury, Romain Laborde, François Barrère, Maroun Chamoun, Abdelmalek Benzekri

ICNS 2: Emerging Network Communications and Technologies II
Session chair: Nirmala Shenoy

bile Ad hoc Networks for Ground Surveillance
Mathew McGee, Nirmala Shenoy

Resilience Issues for Application Workflows on Clouds
Toan Nguyen, Jean-Antoine Desideri

A Routing Method for Cooperative Forwarding in Multiple Wireless Sensor Networks
Junko Nagata, Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Yosuke Tanigawa, Hideki Tode, Koso Murakami

Virtual Environment for Next Generation Sequencing Analysis
Olivier Terzo, Lorenzo Mossucca, Andrea Acquaviva, Francesco Abate, Rosalba Provenzano

ICNS 3: Emerging Network Communications and Technologies III
Session chair: Pascal Lorenz

A Meshed Tree Algorithm For Loop Avoidance In Switched Networks
Nirmala Shenoy

Node Repositioning Method based on Topology Information in IEEE 802.16j Relay Networks
Takafumi Shigefuji, Go Hasegawa, Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Hirotaka Nakano

Evaluation of IEEE 802.16j Relay Network Performance Considering Obstruction of Radio Wave Propagation by Obstacles
Yuuki Ise, Go Hasegawa, Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Hirotaka Nakano

Distribution of the Frequency of Connections in Academic WLAN Networks
Enrica Zola, Francisco Barcelo-Arroyo

Power Consumption Analysis of Data Transmission in IEEE 802.11 Multi-hop Networks
Wataru Toorisaka, Go Hasegawa, Masayuki Murata

ICNS 4: Network Control and Management
Session chair: Mondelle Simeon

Improving Quality of Service in Wireless Multimedia Communication with Smooth TCP
Michael Bauer, Md. Ashfaqul Islam

A Novel Probabilistic Deadline Scheduling Mechanism for DCCP
Daniel Wilson, Mike Dixon, Terry Koziniec

A Service Platform Unifying Network Control and Service Control (POSTER)
Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Masanori Yamazaki, Yusuke Hirota, Koso Murakami

IQMESH, Technology for Wireless Mesh Networks: Implementation Case Studies
Vladimir Sulc, Radek Kuchta, Radimir Vrba

ICNS 5: Multi-technology Service Deployment and Assurance I
Session chair: Vladimir Sulc

Automated Audio-visual Dialogs over Internet to Assist Dependant People
Thierry Simonnet, Gérard Chollet, Daniel Caon, Jérôme Boudy

Automatic Conversion from CCM to HCM in State Transition Model
Tadashi Ohta, Akira Takura

From UML to SRN: A Performability Modeling Framework Considering Service Components Deployment
Razib Hayat Khan, Fumio Machida, Poul E. Heegaard, Kishor S. Trivedi

Content-based Clustering in Flooding-based Routing: The case of Decentralized Control Systems
Soroush Afkhami Meybodi, Jan Bendtsen, Jens Dalsgaard Nielsen

ICNS 6: Multi-technology Service Deployment and Assurance II
Session chair: Tao Zheng

Utilizing a Risk-Driven Operational Security Assurance Methodology and Measurement Architecture - Experiences from a Case Study
Reijo Savola, Teemu Kanstrén, Heimo Pentikäinen, Petri Jurmu, Mauri Myllyaho, Kimmo Hätönen

Impact of Gaming during Channel Zapping on Quality of Experience
Robert Kooij, Michiel Geijer

Improving Perceived Fairness and QoE for Adaptive Video Streams
Bjørn J. Villa, Poul E. Heegaard

Semantic-Based e-Services Platform (PRESENTATION)
Luka Pavlič, Marjan Heričko, Maja Pušnik

ICNS 7: Deploying the Future Infrastructure
Session chair: Robert Kooji

A Relay-assisted Handover Pre-authentication Protocol in the LTE Advanced Network
Ling Tie, Di He

A Flow Label Based QoS Scheme for End-to-End Mobile Services
Tao Zheng, Lan Wang, Daqing Gu

Impacts of IPv6 on Robust Header Compression in LTE Mobile Networks
Daniel Philip Venmani, Marion Duprez, Houmed Ibrahim, Yvon Gourhant, Marie-Laure Boucheret


LMPCNA 2012, The Fourth International Workshop on Learning Methodologies and Platforms used in the Cisco Networking Academy

LMPCNA: Learning Methodologies and Platforms used in the Cisco Networking Academy
Session chair: Ron Kovac

Summaries of Lecture Recordings Used As Learning Material in Blended Learning
Sari Mettiäinen, Anna-Liisa Karjalainen

Online Training and Impact on quality Control (POSTER)
Zoaib Mirza, Peter Liu

A worldwide descriptive analysis of educational technology use
Ronald Kovac, Kirsten Dicerbo


ICAS 2012, The Eighth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems

ICAS 1: Autonomic Computing
Session chair: Freimut Bodendorf

Comparison of Bio-Inspired and Graph-Theoretic Algorithms for Design of Fault-Tolerant Networks
Matthias Becker, Waraphan Sarasureeporn, Helena Szczerbicka

A Technique for Measuring the Level of Autonomicity of Self-managing Systems
Thaddeus Eze, Richard Anthony, Alan Soper, Chris Walshaw

A Framework to Create multi-domains Autonomic Middleware
Mahdi Ben Alaya, Thierry Monteil, Khalil Drira, Tom Guérout

State-Space Feedback Control for Elastic Distributed Storage in a Cloud Environment
M. Amir Moulavi, Ahmad Al-Shishtawy, Vladimir Vlassov

Towards Autonomic Marketing
Carl Adams, Richard John Anthony, Wendy Powley, David Bell, Chris White, Chun Wu

ICAS 2: Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Session chair: Wendy Powley

A Dynamic Load Balancing Model Based on Negative Feedback and Exponential Smoothing Estimation
Di Yuan, Shuai Wang, Xinya Sun

Interactive Rendering of Huge 3D Meshes in Cloud Computing
Daeyoung Kim, Haeyoung Lee

Fault Tolerant Approaches in Cloud Computing Infrastructures
Alain Tchana, Laurent Broto, Daniel Hagimont

Potentials of Cloud Computing for Medical Imaging (POSTER)
Freimut Bodendorf, Haithem Derouiche

BtrScript: A Safe Management System for Virtualized Data Center
Rémy Pottier, Jean-Marc Menaud

ICAS 3: Monitoring, Control, and Management
Session chair: Michael Bauer

RFDMon: A Real-time and Fault-tolerant Distributed System Monitoring Approach
Rajat Mehrotra, Abhishek Dubey, Sherif Abdelwahed, Krisa W. Rowland

Online Spectrum-based Fault Localization for Health Monitoring and Fault Recovery of Self-Adaptive Systems
Éric Piel, Alberto Gonzalez-Sanchez, Hans-Gerhard Gross, Arjan J.C. van Gemund, Rui Abreu

ICAS 4: Theory and Practice of Autonomous Systems
Session chair: Rajat Mehrotra

Augmenting Reinforcement Learning Feedback with Prediction for Autonomic Management
Khandakar Rashed Ahmed, Raphael Bahati, Michael Bauer

Autonomic Computing in the First Decade: Trends and Direction
Thaddeus Eze, Richard Anthony, Chris Walshaw, Alan Soper

A Deliberative Reasoner for Model-Based Software Health Management
Abhishek Dubey, Nagabhushan Mahadevan, Gabor Karsai

Efficient Alignment of Aerial Images Based on Virtual Forces
Claudius Stern, Christoph Rasche, Lisa Kleinjohann, Bernd Kleinjohann

ICAS 5: Self-adaptability and Self-management
Session chair: Claudius Stern

Coordinating Energy-aware Administration Loops Using Discrete Control
Soguy Mak Karé Gueye, Noel De Palma, Eric Rutten

Action Learning with Reactive Answer Set Programming: Preliminary Report
Michal Certicky

Development and Evaluation of a Self-Adaptive Organic Middleware for Highly Dependable System-on-Chips
Benjamin Betting, Mathias Pacher, Uwe Brinkschulte

FUZZBUSTER: A System for Self-Adaptive Immunity from Cyber Threats
David Musliner, Jeffrey Rye, Dan Thomsen, David McDonald, Mark Burstein, Paul Robertson


INTENSIVE 2012, The Fourth International Conference on Resource Intensive Applications and Services

INTENSIVE 1: Resource Intensive Applications and Services
Session chair: Andreas Gajda

From Hardware Trace to System Knowledge – Data-intensive Hardware Trace Analysis
Andreas Gajda, Rainer G. Spallek

Grid Spider: a Framework for Data Intensive Research with Data Process Memoization Cache
Daichi Yamada, Tomohiro Sonobe, Hiroshi Tezuka, Mary Inaba

Native based RIA Development Using Mobile Phone's Methodologies to Improve the Overall Projects Functionalities
Jonathan Bar-Magen Numhauser, Jose Antonio Gutierrez de Mesa

Mining Interesting Contrast Sets
Mondelle Simeon, Robert Hilderman, Howard Hamilton

Efficient Color-Based Image Segmentation and Feature Classification for Image Processing in Embedded Systems
Alexander Jungmann, Maarten Bieshaar, Bernd Kleinjohann, Lisa Kleinjohann


ENERGY 2012, The Second International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies

ENERGY 1: Energy Efficiency Planning
Session chair: Gerben Broenink

Analysis of Performance of CCHP Systems for Large Hospitals
Francesco Patania, Antonio Gagliano, Francesco Nocera, Aldo Galesi

The Incentives for Promoting Renewable Energy Sources in Italy (PRESENTATION)
Ornella Malandrino

Short-Term Energy Pattern Detection of Manufacturing Machines with In-Memory Databases - A Case Study
Christian Schwarz, Felix Leupold, Tobias Schubotz

A Parallel Rolling Horizon Scheme for Large Scale Security Constrained Unit Commitment Problems with Wind Power Generation
Eting Yuan, Jiaqiao Hu, Eugene Feinberg

ENERGY 2: Fundamentals in Smart Grids
Session chair: Christian Schwarz

A Survey on Smart Grid Technologies in Europe
Luca Ardito, Giuseppe Procaccianti, Giuseppe Menga, Maurizio Morisio

Error Rate Performance of QPSK-Transmitted Signal for Power Line Communication under Nakagami-like Background Noise
Youngsun Kim, Hui-Myoung Oh, Sungsoo Choi

Degrees of Freedom in Sharing Control of Smart Grid Connected Devices
Kristian Helmholt, Gerben Broenink

MIMO-OFDM based Broadband Power Line Communication using Antenna and Fading Diversity
Sangho Choe, Jeonghwa Yoo

ENERGY 3: Advanced IT Energy-aware Technologies
Session chair: Jukka Kommeri

GREASE Framework - Generic Reconfigurable Evaluation and Aggregation of Sensor Data
Matthias Vodel, René Bergelt, Wolfram Hardt

Distributed Optimization of Energy Costs in Manufacturing using Multi-Agent System Technology
Tobias Küster, Marco Lützenberger, Daniel Freund, Sahin Albayrak

A Privacy Preserving and Secure Authentication Protocol for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure with Non-Repudiation Service
Chakib Bekara, Thomas Luckenbach, Kheira Bekara

Decision Support Independence in a Smart Grid
Kendall E. Nygard, Steve Bou Ghosn, Md Minhaz Chowdhury, Ryan McCulloch, Davin Loegering, Anand Pandey, Md M. Khan, Prakash Ranganathan

ENERGY 4: Green Computation
Session chair: Marco Luetzenberger

Optimization of Energy and Emissions in High-Performance Grid Computing Data Centres
Mikko Majanen, Olli Mämmelä

Reducing Power Consumption Using the Border Gateway Protocol
Shankar Raman, Balaji Venkat, Gaurav Raina

Energy Efficiency of Server Virtualization
Jukka Kommeri, Tapio Niemi, Olli Helin


BIOTECHNO 2012, The Fourth International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies

BIOTECHNO 1: Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies
Session chair: Michael Netzer

A Coupled Three-Step Network-Based Approach to Identify Genes Associated with Breast Cancer
Michael Netzer, Xiaocong Fang, Michael Handler, Christian Baumgartner

Enhancing the Potency and Longevity of Highly Valuable Peptides Using Gene Fusion
Fuad Fares, Naiel Azzam, Rinat Bar-Shalom, Avri Havron, Eyal Fima

Predicting Gene Knockout Effects by Minimal Pathway Enumeration
Takehide Soh, Katsumi Inoue, Tomoya Baba, Toyoyuki Takada, Toshihiko Shiroishi

Effect of Insulating Layers in Loop Applicators for Cardiac Cryoablation
Michael Handler, Gerald Fischer, Michael Seger, Roland Kienast, Adrian Schuette, Christian Baumgartner


BIONATURE 2012, The Third International Conference on Bioenvironment, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies

BIONATURE 1: Bioenvironment, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies
Session chair: Vladimir Strezov

Life Cycle Assessment of the Microalgae Biofuel Value Chain: A critical review of existing studies
Scott Grierson, Vladimir Strezov

System Approach to Biomass Pyrolysis: Product Characterisation
Vladimir Strezov

Strain Response of a Wind Turbine Tower as a Function of Nacelle Orientation
Jeffrey Bas, Rupp Carriveau, Shaohong Cheng, Tim Newson

Indoor Environment and Energy Efficiency in Higher Schools Buildings
Maria Dias, João Ramos, Moisés Egido Manzano


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