[SIPForum-discussion] CfP - IPTCOMM 2008

Saverio Niccolini Saverio.Niccolini at nw.neclab.eu
Thu Feb 28 08:43:27 UTC 2008

Please find enclosed the Call for Papers for a conference devoted
to IP telecommunications to be held in Heidelberg, Germany, July
1-2 2008. You are encouraged to circulate this CFP to interested
colleagues, mailing lists, forums and blogs.


Call for Papers

IPTComm 2008: Services and Security for Next Generation Networks
The Second Conference on Principles, Systems and Applications of IP
(featured info: VoIP Security workshop now federated with IPTComm)

July 1st and 2nd, 2008
Heidelberg, Germany


While standards and products now support PSTN-equivalent services
for voice, video and text over IP, there are significant difficulties
in deploying attractive, large-scale, reliable and secure IP
telecommunication systems. On one hand standardization organizations
are currently defining their vision of Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
with sub-systems dedicated to multimedia (IMS), to IPTV and to PSTN
emulation (PES). On the other hand services that go beyond basic
features remain hard to develop and deploy. VoIP domains almost always
interoperate through the PSTN making peering and federation concepts
far from being a reality. Interoperability is still an issue when
coming to security, instant messaging and advanced features. IP-based
emergency services are still not mature enough in terms of location
determination and conveyance, architecture and trials. The aim of the
IPTComm conference is to serve as a platform for researchers from
academia, research labs, industry and government to share their
ideas, views, results and experiences in the field of IP-based
telecommunication with a special focus on security and services issues.
IPTComm will include presentations of theoretical and experimental
achievements, innovative security systems, prototyping efforts, case
studies, and advancements in technology. 

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)  

Important dates:
Paper submission: March 28th, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 2nd, 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)

TPC Members
Gregory W. Bond - AT&T Labs Research
Sapan Bhatia - Princeton University
Gonzalo Camarillo - Ericsson
George Carle - University of Tuebingen
Eric Chen - NTT Information Sharing Platform Laboratories
Charles Consel - INRIA
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
Tasos Dagiuklas - Teimes
Xiaotao Wu - Avaya
Pamela Zave - AT&T Labs Research
Author Information:
IPTComm solicits full papers up to 12 pages in length, in two-column
ACM conference format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). 
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 and
in the ACM Digital Library (ACM approval pending).

Dr. Saverio Niccolini
Senior Researcher
NEC Laboratories Europe, Network Research Division	
Kurfuerstenanlage 36, D-69115 Heidelberg
Tel.     +49 (0)6221 4342-118
Fax:     +49 (0)6221 4342-155
e-mail:  saverio.niccolini at nw.neclab.eu <-- !!! NEW ADDRESS !!!
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