International Conference on Networking and Services

ICNS 2006

July 16-19, 2006 - Silicon Valley, USA
Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara

Call for Papers

The ICNS 2006 initiated a series of events targeting general networking and services aspects in multi-technologies environments. The conference covers fundamentals on networking and services, and highlights new challenging industrial and research topics. Ubiquitous services, next generation networks, inter-provider quality of service, GRID networks and services, and emergency services and disaster recovery are considered.

The conference has the following independents tracks:

ENCOT 2006: Emerging Network Communications and Technologies

COMAN 2006: Network Control and Management

SERVI 2006: Multi-technology service deployment and assurance

NGNUS 2006:  Next Generation Networks and Ubiquitous Services

MPQSI 2006: Multi Provider QoS/SLA Internetworking

GRIDNS 2006: Grid Networks and Services

EDNA 2006: Emergency Services and Disaster Recovery of Networks and Applications

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.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas. Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged. 

The following track topics are expected to be covered (but not limited to):

ENCOT 2006: Emerging Network Communications and Technologies

Access and home networks
Ad hoc networks
Application-specific networks (e.g. SANs)
Autonomic Networks
Delay-tolerant Networking
Distributed communications systems & applications
Energy-efficient networking
High-speed & optical networks
Mobile networking and systems
MPLS-VPN & IPSec-VPN networks
Multimedia and multicast communications
Networking Communication theory
Network modeling & simulation
Network monitoring techniques
Network security
Next Generation Networks (NGN)
Overlay networks
Peer-to-peer networking
Programmable and Active Networks
Sensor networks
Switching and routing
Wireless and Satellite Networks

COMAN 2006: Network Control and Management

Network, control and service architectures
Network signaling, pricing and billing
Network middleware
Network management, monitoring and control
Network resource scheduling
Networks policy-based management
Management of autonomic networks and systems
Telecommunication networks architectures
On-demand networks, utility computing architectures
Applications and case studies

SERVI 2006: Multi-technology service deployment and assurance

Service-oriented architectures
Service definition, creation, bundling, deployment
Service reuse, composition and service feature interaction
Service orchestration and federation
Inter-provider service dependency
Intra-provider service dependency and service interaction
Service middleware and service development platforms (SDPs)
Service open architecture (SOA)
Profiling and service adaptation
Service privacy and security
Quality of service, service level agreement [QoS/SLA]
Service agreement violations
Mobile services and service migration
Reliability, availability, serviceability [RAS]
Service performance metrics
Traffic engineering, metering, monitoring
Voice over IP services
IP Multimedia services
Real-time/not-real-rime services; real-time services over IP/IPv6
Service performance evaluation, tools, simulation

NGNUS 2006:  Next Generation Networks and Ubiquitous Services

Methodologies, development support, and tools for NGN and converging services
NGN and convergence of ubiquitous services
NGN frameworks, architectures, and concepts
NGN technologies and mechanisms
QoS/SLA, traffic in NGN
NGN transport/service layered capabilities and operations
NGN concepts for active, ad hoc, mobile, and wireless networks
3G and 4G Mobile networks
Fixed/mobile networks integration and internetworking
Services and service differentiation over NGN
Managing ubiquitous services in NGN
NGN interworking, non-NGN interoperability, migration
Regulatory services in NGN and standard activities
NGN device instrumentation
NGN policy-based control
Next Generation Internet

MPQSI 2006: Multi Provider QoS/SLA Internetworking

Architectures, frameworks, mechanisms for admission control and measurement
QoS in multi-provider and multi-technology networks
Service classes and multi-provider service class discovery
Service level agreement and service assurance in multi-provider environments
Carrier-class end-to-end SLA and QoS monitoring and management
Multi provider accounting/billing/cost sharing
Management, monitoring, and measurements in multi-provider networks
End-to-end QoS/SLA advanced network services in multi-provider networks
End-to-end QoS/SLA for multimedia applications and services in multi-provider networks
Security issues in multi-service provider networks
Business models for multi-providers under QoS/SLA constraints
Standards and fora activities

GRIDNS 2006: Grid Networks and Services

GRID theory, frameworks, methodologies, architecture, ontology
GRID infrastructure and technologies
GRID middleware
GRID protocols and networking
GRID computing, utility computing, autonomic computing, metacomputing
Programmable GRID
Context ontology and management in GRIDs
Distributed decisions in GRID networks
GRID services and applications
Virtualization, modeling, and metadata in GRID
Resource management, scheduling, and scalability in GRID
GRID monitoring, control, and management
Traffic and load balancing in GRID
User profiles and priorities in GRID
Performance and security in GRID systems
Fault tolerance, resilience, survivability, robustness in GRID
QoS/SLA in GRID networks
GRID fora, standards, development, evolution
GRID case studies, validation testbeds, prototypes, and lessons learned

EDNA 2006: Emergency Services and Disaster Recovery of Networks and Applications

Theory on disaster-tolerant robust networks
Recovery by disruption resource procedures
Security issues with emergency services and disaster recovery
Networks resiliency methods
Formal methods for safety-critical systems
Networks emergency services
Public safety, reliable emergency communications, and applications
Response to the networks emergency services
Disaster prevention and recovery
Fighting mechanisms for disaster of networks and applications
Notifications and recovery in various network technologies
Customer protection and serviceability perception
Cost models and business impact
Cultural and legal aspects
Future advanced network development and evolution
Standards and guidelines
Lawful interception and defense strategies


The ICNS 2006 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.

Important dates:

Submission deadline March 5, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 31, 2006 April 4, 2006
Camera-ready April 15, 2006 April 20, 2006

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

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


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. 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.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

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


Cosimo Anglano, Universitá del Piemonte Orientale Alessandra, Italy
Prosper Chemouil, France Telecom, France
Fabio Chiussi, Invento Networks, Inc., USA
Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
José Neuman de Souza, UFC, Brazil
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Luyuan Fang, AT&T, USA
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Wolfgang Gentzsch, MCNC - North Carolina, USA
Stein Gjessing, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Gigi Karmous-Edwards, MCNC, USA
Takumi Kimura, NTT Corporation, Japan
Paul Labbé, Defence R&D, Canada
Pascal Lorenz, University Haute Alsace, France
Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris XII - Val de Marne, France
Nikolai Nefedov, Nokia Research Center, Finlad
Gerard Parr, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
Bruno Schulze, LNCC/MCT, Brazil
Mazin S Yousif, Intel, USA


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