Workgroup Meeting, April 23rd, 2009 - Valencia, Spain
19:30 - 20:15

Attendance: 28

Agenda:  Program, Topics, Journals, comments/suggestions

According to the program, several exciting items were scheduled

Two Tutorials
The tutorial slide decks are posted at

  • Capacity Constrained MANETS: Adaptive Policy-Driven Fault and Performance Management
    by Latha Kant
  • Challenges in Network Virtualization
    by Omar Cherkaoui

Three Keynote-dedicated speeches
The presentations are posted at

  • e-Infrastructures for Compute and Date Intensive Applications
    by Wolfgang Gentzsch
  • The COMDES Network and Emergency Management Systems: Integration with the Valencia Local Police
    by Juan Manuel Medina
  • A Viewpoint on the Management of the Future Internet
    by Joan Serrat

One Expert Panel
The presentations are posted at

Expert Panel
e-Infrastructure Security versus Anonymity and Privacy

Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc. USA /Concordia University, Canada
Expert Guests: Michael A Bauer, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Omar Cherkaoui, UQAM, Canada
Bruno Dillenseger, Orange Labs, France
Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA, EU
Latha Kant, Telcordia Technologies, USA
Octavio Nieto-Taladriz García, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Helmut Reiser, MNM-Team, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany

Excellent discussions were around these special invited presentations and panel positions.

There were discussions on:

  • Complexity of privacy/security in cross-countries data storage
  • Challenges at the embedded level
  • Efforts to maintain and develop existing multi-national infrastructures issued from temporary grants/consortiums.

- The current topics in the Call for Papers were considered as ‘up to date’
- Please have a look at:

Suggestions are welcome to

The procedure of invitation-only for extended versions of selected papers among those presented for on-line IARIA journals, with no additional fees, was appreciated.


  • Topics must be tuned according to the new trends; some of the current topics /and the Call for Papers itself/ must reflect these trends, i.e., IPv6, Packet Dynamics and Optical Burst Switching should be less emphasized in the Call for Papers. Also, on these topics, special communities must be a target for invitations, as the number of submissions in these areas was not too high. 
  • One suggestion was to add a “demo section’
  • On large campuses, better signage to get to the meeting rooms
  • Definitively, the technical program committee must be tuned to reflect additional/updated topics and assure a fair peer-to-peer review process.  

Next steps:

  • Develop the new topics via off-line exchanges and update the current ICNS 2010 site
  • Extend invitations to committee membership

ICNS 2010

- The CfP for ICNS 2010 is already posted at
- Location: March 7-12, 2010 - Cancun, Mexico
- Under InfoSys 2010


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