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ExtremeCom 2014 - 6th Extreme Conference on Communication and Computing (ExtremeCom)

Date2014-08-11 - 2014-08-16


VenueGalapagos, Ecuador Ecuador



Topics/Call fo Papers

The Extreme Conference on Communication and Computing (ExtremeCom) brings together researchers and practitioners in areas related to communications in rural, remote or other extreme environments, and computing in extreme operating conditions such as extreme temperatures, energy constraints, involving extreme quantities ("big data") and/or extremely large-scale systems, and extreme levels of threat and uncertainty, in order to gain experience and insight into the challenges that such environments pose for the system, the network and the users.
We welcome a broad range of topics concerning both technical and economical aspects, for example wireless communication, mobile computing, low power devices and protocols, delay tolerant networks and other networking paradigms, distributed computing paradigms, big data, distributed systems, cloud computing, business and services models, user experiences and web applications. Researches addressing computing challenges in general mobile environments (even not completely extreme) are also welcomed by the conference.
Following on from the success of ExtremeCom 2009 - The Midnight Sun Expedition in Laponia, Sweden, ExtremeCom 2010 - The Himalayan Expedition in Dharamsala, India, ExtremeCom 2011 - The Amazon Expedition in Manaus, Brazil, ExtremeCom 2012 - The Swiss Alps Winter Expedition in Zurich, Switzerland, and ExtremeCom 2013 - The Volcanic Expedition in the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano region in Iceland, we present the ExtremeCom 2014 edition: The Galápagos Expedition. The conference will start with 3 days of excursions in the amazing nature of the Galápagos Islands. Along the way, participants will get to see and experience the islands and their plant and animal life, both above and beneath the surface of the ocean. The immersion will not only give a better idea of both the technical and user requirements of such a harsh environment, but it will also give many opportunities for informal research discussions between the participants. Participants that have their own software for scenarios like this will also, to as great an extent as possible, be encouraged to test and demonstrate it within this environment. After the excursions, there will be two days of paper presentations and demos. Focus will still be on informal research discussions, with the hope that the field experience will give participants the ability to discuss the topics in a new light.
Participants should submit 6 page papers about ideas and visions about the topics of the conference or demo proposals to be shown during the conference. Visionary and thought-provoking papers that are likely to generate much discussion during the conference are especially solicited. The aim of the conference is to maintain an informal environment, where new research ideas can be discussed and developed. We also hope to have a demo session where participants can show their implementations and systems. If you want to show a demo, please submit a 2 page demo proposal using the same submission system as for conference papers. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. A selected set of top submissions will be fast-tracked to a special issue in a reputed SCI/E journal.
We only accept PDF files, no greater than 6 pages in length (2 pages for the demos), including text, figures and references. Manuscripts should use the ACM templates (for LaTeX, please use Option 2 files), with 9pt fonts. Topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:
Testbeds for large-scale sustainable testing of moobile communication systems
Real deployments of networks in extreme environments
Business and service models for networks in rural, remote, and other challenging environments
Delay tolerant networking
User experience research
Big data research such as mining and modeling of mobility and social network
Cloud computing for extreme scalability
Mesh networks and sensor networks
Low-power and intermittent-power protocols
Mechanisms for emergency and urgent communications
Distributed computing for mobile environments
Networked applications and services
Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing and networking
Security, privacy, and trustworthiness of extreme communications
Underwater networking
Robotic communications and mobile augmented reality
Due to logistics, the number of participants will be limited. Priority will be given to authors of papers and those who register first.
Important dates
Submission deadline: May 4, 2014
Notification of acceptance: May 26, 2014
Early registration deadline: June 7, 2014
Registration deadline: June 15, 2014
Conference dates: August 11-16, 2014 (tentative dates)

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