Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications

Services and Security for Next Generation Networks

July 1,2 2008
Heidelberg, Germany

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Call for Papers

We invite authors to submit papers in the following and related areas:

Convergent Services

  • Collaboration including interactive television, networked music performance and multiplayer games
  • IP based (Mobile) TV services
  • Feature integration and interference
  • Presence and event notification
  • Service creation environments and languages
  • Service architectures (e.g. Parlay, SIP Servlets, IMS)

VoIP, NGN and IMS Security

  • Intrusion and anomaly detection and protection for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • Denial of Service detection and prevention
  • Security models of voice, video and text over IP services
  • Detection, mitigation and prevention of SPIT, SPIM, Vishing
  • Fraud detection and prevention
  • Threat and vulnerability analyses of VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • Content security and protection of media flows
  • Security of VoIP supporting systems such as AAA and ENUM
  • End-to-end security schemes
  • Inter-provider trust and verification schemes
  • Emerging security aspects in standards

Management, Resilience and QoS

  • Management of VoIP infrastructure and services
  • P2P overlays for future telecommunication systems
  • Resilience architectures (including P2P schemes)
  • Traffic monitoring and QoS measurement of VoIP, NGN and IMS traffic
  • Monitoring and testing tools for VoIP, NGN and IMS infrastructures
  • QoS for voice and video
  • VoIP and IMS system performance, reliability and scalability
  • Load balancing for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • High availability solutions for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems

Billing and Regulatory aspects

  • Billing, AAA
  • Emergency services (individual to authority, authority to individuals and to authority
  • Regulatory aspects of IP-based telecommunication systems (NGN, IMS) and future evolutions to P2P
  • Lawful intercept for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems (with open questions for P2P-based systems)

Author Information

IPTComm solicits full papers up to 12 pages in length, in two-column ACM conference format. All submissions must describe original research, not published nor currently under review for another conference or journal. The program committee will referee all papers, and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Agreement with high visibility publisher is pending (e.g. LNCS).

Important Dates

Paper submission: (extended deadline) 07:00 EDT April 10, 2008 (Midnight April 9, 2008 Samoa Standard Time)
Notification of acceptance: May 20th, 2008
Camera ready papers due: May 30th, 2008
Conference dates: July 1st and 2nd, 2008
Conference Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Conference Co-Chairs

Saverio Niccolini (NEC Laboratories Europe)
Pamela Zave (AT&T Labs Research)

TPC Co-chairs

Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University)
Radu State (INRIA-LORIA)

Publicity Chair

Gregory W. Bond (AT&T Labs Research)

TPC Members

Gregory W. Bond - AT&T Labs Research
Sapan Bhatia - Princeton University
Marcus Brunner - NEC Laboratories Europe
Gonzalo Camarillo - Ericsson
George Carle - University of Tuebingen
Eric Chen - NTT Information Sharing Platform Laboratories
Charles Consel - INRIA
Tasos Dagiuklas - TEI of Mesolonghi Nafpaktos
Ram Dantu - University of North Texas
Carol Davids - Illinois Institute of Technology
Rosario Garroppo - University of Pisa
Vijay K. Gurbani - Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
Luigi Logrippo - Universite du Quebec en Outaouais
Thomas Magedanz - Fraunhofer FOKUS
Evan Magill - University of Stirling
Saverio Niccolini - NEC Laboratories Europe
Calton Pu - Georgia Tech
Stefano Salsano - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Gunter Schafer - University of Ilmenau
Henning Schulzrinne - Columbia University
Jan Seedorf - NEC Laboratories Europe
Dorgham Sisalem - Tekelec
Radu State - INRIA-LORIA
Simon Tsang - Telcordia
Xiaotao Wu - Avaya
Pamela Zave - AT&T Labs Research