FutureNet V

Fifth International Workshop on the Network of the Future


Today's Internet architecture is stifling innovation; restricting it mostly to the application layer. From a number of angles it appears that we have reached a point in the impressive development cycle of the Internet that now requires some major change.
In the past few years, there has been a renewed worldwide interest in future Internet architectures, leading to early-stage research programs such as NSF FIND/FIA/GENI in the US, FP7 Network of the Future/FIRE 7 in Europe and NWGN in Japan. The objective of these R&D programs is to evolve or re-architect the Internet protocol to improve security and usability, incorporate new optical and wireless technologies and better serve the next generation of content, mobile and pervasive network services. The International Workshop on the Network of the Future (FutureNet) is a platform for both evolutionary and clean-slate approaches for redesign of the Internet. The event will uniquely bring together approaches driven by mobile and wireless requirements, network virtualization, network self-management, content and sensor networking and discuss these from both a technical as well as socio-economic perspective.

Topics of Interest

We solicit contributions that report early results addressing research challenges n topics related to the network of the future. Particularly, we want to identify and address issues with a very high potential for significant impacts on the way the network is functioning and being used. The workshop welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners but fresh ideas in the form of early results, position papers and systems papers are particularly welcome.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Re-design and re-evaluation of today’s architectural principles
  • End-to-end virtualization of the network
  • Programmable network equipment such as routers
  • New mobile networking technologies
  • Alternatives to established technologies such as routing
  • New optical layer networking technologies
  • Self-management of networks
  • New media-aware transport services
  • New approaches to network security and user privacy
  • Mechanisms to interconnect extremely heterogeneous edge networks
  • Technology based on new communication paradigms
  • Enabling technologies for the Internets of Things
  • Machine-to-machine networking
  • Publish/subscribe network architectures
  • Policy and social issues in future architectures

Paper Submission Guidelines

All submissions to ICC 2012 Workshop on FutureNet V should be written in English with a maximum paper length of five (5) printed pages (10-point font) including figures. Authors may submit an additional page (i.e., 6 pages total) if they agree to provide a one-page fee if the paper is accepted for publication. You may use the standard IEEE conference templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at the IEEE website. PDF versions in A4 format have to be submitted via EDAS. Please follow the updates at the ICC 2012 Website .


General co-Chairs
Lixin Gao (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
Hiroaki Harai (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
Giorgio Nunzi (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany)

Steering Comittee
Masaki Aida (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
Lars Eggert (Nokia Research Center, Finland)
Ryutaro Kawamura (NTT Laboratories, Japan)
Deep Medhi (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA)
Dipankar Raychaudhuri (Rutgers University, USA)
Joe Touch (USC’s Information Sciences Institute, USA)
Rolf Winter (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany)

Technical Programme Committee (temporary)
Masaki Aida (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
Kevin Almeroth (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
Luis Correia (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)
James Griffioen (University of Kentucky, USA)
Katherine H. Guo (Alcatel Lucent, USA)
Go Hasegawa (Osaka University, Japan)
Toru Hasegawa (KDDI R&D Labs., Japan)
Gerhard Hasslinger (Deutsche Telekom, Germany)
James Hong (POSTECH, Korea)
Ryutaro Kawamura (NTT, Japan)
Martin Karsten (University of Waterloo)
Ibrahim Matta (Boston University, USA)
Daniel Massey (Colorado State University, USA)
Akihiro Nakao (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Kiyohide Nakauchi (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
Chikara Ohta (Kobe University, Japan)
Dipankar Raychaudhuri (Rutgers University)
Gianluca Reali (University of Perugia, Italy)
Pasi Sarolahti (Aalto University, Finland)
Hideyuki Shimonishi (NEC, Japan)
Ryoichi Shinkuma (Kyoto University, Japan)
Joe Touch (USC/ISI, USA)
Rolf Winter (NEC Europe, Germany)
Beichuan Zhang (University of Arizona, USA)