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8 September
9 September
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:30 Keynote 1:
Cognition-based networks: applying cognitive science to wireless networking
Keynote 2:
Evolution for the Mobile Broadband
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Concerto:
C0R1First workshop on Wireless Solutions for Healthcare Applications
C1R1: : Content and context awareness and cross-layer design
M4:Green Communications and Networking
M5: P2P Networking and Security
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Concerto:
C2R1:Patient mornitoring via sensors and ultrasonography
M2:Invited papers
M7: Social and Pervasive Networking
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Concerto:
C3R1:Wireless Body Area Networks
19:00-23:00 Gala Dinner

Monday, September 8

09:00 - 10:30

Keynote 1: Cognition-based networks: Applying cognitive science to wireless networking

Keynote speaker: Michele Zorzi, University of Padova, Italy

Room: 1
Chair: Mauro Biagi (Università La Sapienza di Roma, Italy)


Several techniques for wireless networking, such as opportunistic spectrum access, or self- healing networks, may be seen as using a form of cognition, meaning that they mimic reasoning processes of intelligent beings. We propose to expand this cognition-based process by exploiting the parallel processing power of the infrastructure, so as to go beyond cognition as is meant by these approaches. We leverage novel approaches, taken from cognitive science and artificial intelligence, involving not only supervised but also unsupervised learning, and we envision their application to wireless systems. A recent example of application of this approach is in the context of video over wireless. The transmission of multimedia content, and its adaptation to the condition of the communication infrastructure, i.e., the wireless channel or the content delivery network, are envisioned as particularly critical steps for the development of latest generation mobile networks. For this scenario, we propose and evaluate a video classifier based on a Restricted Boltzmann Machine that tries to extract abstract features of videos from the analysis of the sizes of a few coded frames. These features can then be exploited by the communication network itself to optimize video transmission based on its content. As an additional example, currently in progress, we will also discuss how a cognition-based approach to context awareness may provide new opportunities for handover optimization in heterogeneous networks. Finally, we will also describe the testbed that we recently developed at the University of Padova for cognition-based research, which employs cheap commercial devices and can be easily replicated.


Michele Zorzi received his Laurea and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Padova in 1990 and 1994, respectively. During academic year 1992-1993 he was on leave at UCSD, working on multiple access in mobile radio networks. In 1993 he joined the faculty of the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. After spending three years with the Center for Wireless Communications at UCSD, in 1998 he joined the School of Engineering of the University of Ferrara, Italy, where he became a professor in 2000. Since November 2003 he has been on the faculty of the Information Engineering Department at the University of Padova. His present research interests include performance evaluation in mobile communications systems, random access in mobile radio networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, Internet-of-Things, energy constrained communications protocols, and underwater communications and networking.

He was Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications from 2003 to 2005 and Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2008 to 2011, and has been an Editor for several journals and a member of the Organizing or the Technical Program Committee for many international conferences. He was also guest editor for special issues in IEEE Personal Communications ("Energy Management in Personal Communications Systems") and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications ("Multimedia Network Radios" and "Underwater Wireless Communications and Networking''). He served as a Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society from 2009 to 2011, and is currently its Director of Education.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

MoWNet'2014: MoWNet M1: VANET

Room: 5
Chair: Anna Maria Vegni (University of ROMA TRE, Italy)

QoS-aware Node Selection Algorithm for Routing Protocols in VANETs
Ahmad Mostafa (University of Cincinnati, Egypt); Anna Maria Vegni (University of ROMA TRE, Italy); Asitha U Bandaranayake (University of Cincinnati, USA); Dharma P Agrawal (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Fast Deployment of Services in SDN-Based Networks: The Case of Proxy Mobile IPv6
Sylvain Decremps (CEA, List, Communicating Systems Laboratory, France); Sofiane Imadali (CEA, LIST, Communicating Systems Laboratory & Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA), France); Mathias Boc (CEA, LIST, Communicating Systems Laboratory, France)
Performance assessment of an epidemic protocol in VANET using real traces
Raul Amici (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy); Marco Bonola (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy); Lorenzo Bracciale (University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy); Pierpaolo Loreti (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy); Antonello Rabuffi (University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy); Giuseppe Bianchi (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)

11:00 - 11:15

C0R1 (CONCERTO'2014): First workshop on Wireless Solutions for Healthcare Applications

Opening session

Lorenzo Iacobelli, Thales Communications & Security, France

Room: 10
Chair: Lorenzo Iacobelli (Thales, France)

11:15 - 12:30

C1R1 (CONCERTO '2014): Content and context awareness and cross-layer design

Chair: Dr. Maria Martini, Kingston University, UK

Room: 10
Cross-layer scheduling with feedback for QoS support
Gianmarco Panza (CEFRIEL, Italy); Sara Grilli (CEFRIEL, Italy)
Content/Context-Aware Multiple Camera Selection and Video Adaptation for the Support of m-Health Services
Simone Moretti (University of Bologna, Italy); Sergio Cicalò (University of Ferrara - Italy & CNIT, Italy); Matteo Mazzotti (University of Bologna, Italy); Velio Tralli (University of Ferrara - Italy, Italy); Marco Chiani (University of Bologna, Italy)
Network Coded MIMO aided Cooperative Communications in the Ambulance-and-Emergency Area
Hung V. Nguyen (University of Southampton, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT) & Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Vietnam); Zunaira Babar (University of Southampton, United Kingdom); Soon Xin Ng (University of Southampton, United Kingdom); Matteo Mazzotti (University of Bologna, Italy); Lorenzo Iacobelli (Thales, France); Lajos Hanzo (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
Road Based Mobility with Network Information Services
Esa Piri (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

12:30 - 14:00

MoWNet'2014: Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

MoWNet'2014: MoWNet M2: Invited Papers

Room: 1
Chair: Abderrahim Benslimane (University of Avignon & LIA/CERI, France)

A Web platform for interconnecting body sensors and improving health care
Pedro Maia (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil); Thais Batista (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil); Everton Cavalcante (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil); Augusto Baffa (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Flávia Coimbra Delicato (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Paulo F. Pires (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Albert Zomaya (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Service provisioning through opportunistic computing in mobile clouds
Davide Mascitti (IIT-CNR, Italy); Marco Conti (IIT-CNR, Italy); Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR, Italy); Laura Ricci (University of Pisa, Italy)

C2R1 (CONCERTO '2014): Patient monitoring via sensors and ultrasonography

Chair: Dr. Peter Amon, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany

Room: 10
Investigation of Stability and Reliability of the Patient's Wireless Temperature Monitoring Device
Hanita Daud (Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia); Nurul Fauzana Imran Gulcharan (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia)
Context-aware IPv6 Flow Mobility for Multi-Sensor based Mobile Patient Monitoring and Tele-consultation
Norbert Varga (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary); Laszlo Bokor (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary); Andras Takacs (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Rate-Distortion and Rate-Quality Performance Analysis of HEVC compression of Medical Ultrasound Videos
Manzoor Razaak (Kingston University-London, United Kingdom); Maria G. Martini (Kingston University, United Kingdom)

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30

MoWNet'2014: MoWNet M3: LTE

Room: 5
Power Efficient Group Communication in Small Cell Networks
Antonios Alexiou (Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Greece); Dimitrios Bilios (University of Patras and CTI&P, Greece); Christos J Bouras (University of Patras CTI&P-Diophantus & University of Patras, Greece)
Power Consumption Analysis and Dimensioning of UMTS-LTE with Relays
Romeo Giuliano (Università di Roma Tor Vergata & RadioLabs, Consorzio Università Industria - Laboratori di Radiocomunicazioni, Italy); Franco Mazzenga (Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy); Marco Petracca (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)

C1R1 (CONCERTO '2014): Wireless Body Area Networks

Chair: Dr. Stefano Tennina, WEST Aquila srl, University of L'Aquila, Italy

Room: 10
Efficient simulation of optical wireless channel Application to WBANs with MISO link
Abdeslam Behlouli (University of Poitiers & XLIM, France); Pierre Combeau (XLIM University of Poitiers, France); Lilian Aveneau (University of Poitiers, France); Stephanie Sahuguede (University of Limoges, France); Anne Julien-Vergonjanne (University of Limoges, France)
Evaluation of MAC Protocols with Wake-up Radio for Implantable Body Sensor Networks
Vignesh raja Karuppiah ramachandran (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Berend Jan van der Zwaag (Adaptive Systems, The Netherlands); Nirvana Meratnia (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Paul Havinga (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
A Cooperative Beamforming Technique for Body Area Networks
Stefan Mijovic (University of Bologna, Italy); Chiara Buratti (University of Bologna, Italy); Alberto Zanella (Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Inform. e delle Telecomunicazioni, Italy); Roberto Verdone (University of Bologna, Italy)


Tuesday, September 9

09:00 - 10:30

Keynote 2: Evolution for the Mobile Broadband

Keynote speaker: Anania Ettore Alessandro

Room: 1
Chair: Abderrahim Benslimane (University of Avignon & LIA/CERI, France)


The presentation will focus on the Market trends and evolution for the Mobile BroadBand. The number of mobile broadband accesses has expanded steadily as users continue to add tablets, modems and phones as alternative communication methods. A growing proportion of mobile broadband subscribers is migrating from 3G to LTE. Through the analysis of mobile devices trend, a possible approach to develop LTE and continue to invest in HSPA+ is proposed. LTE key factors and LTE-Advanced opportunities, to improve spectral efficiency (bit per hertz) will be highlighted to improve customer experience.


Alessandro started his career in CSELT Turin (research Institute for Telecom Italia Group). He worked for BLU (mobile planning architecture) and TIM (Services Engineering). He joined WIND Telecomunicazioni in the fall of 2008 and brings over 14 years of experience. He has spent his years working in telecommunications, with extensive experience working with network vendors in mobile access aspects of planning. He has extensive knowledge of technical and economical design for mobile access architecture in the 2G/3G, LTE and LTE-A services including both voice and data systems. He is involved in the Business Plan, in the evaluation of new technological solution, defining new architecture, define and evaluate Request For Quotation supporting Procurement Department in the negotiation for suppliers in the Mobile Access.

10:30 - 11:00

MoWNet'2014: Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

MoWNet'2014: MoWNet M4: Green Communications and Networking

Chair: Mauro Biagi (Università La Sapienza di Roma, Italy)

Room: 5
RBS Activation Schemes for Minimum Power Consumption in Mobile Networks
Georgios Kyriazis (University of Piraeus, Greece); Angelos Rouskas (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Outage Probability of Cognitive Relay Networks over Generalized Fading Channels with Interference Constraints
Petros S. Bithas (Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, Greece); George Efthymoglou (University of Piraeus, Greece); Dimitris Kalivas (Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece)
Performance Evaluation Of Multiband CSMA/CA With RTS/CTS For M2M Communication With Finite Retransmission Strategy
Baher Mawlawi (CEA - LETI, France); Jean-Baptiste Doré (CEA, France); Nikolai Lebedev (CPE Lyon / CITI Laboratory, University of Lyon, France); Jean-Marie Gorce (INSA-Lyon, France)

MoWNet'2014: MoWNet M5: P2P Networking and Security

Chair: Anna Maria Vegni (University of ROMA TRE, Italy)

Room: 10
Improving Indoor Positioning Accuracy with Dense, Cooperating Beacons
Jack Brassil (HP Laboratories, USA)
Analyzing Temporal Scale behavior of Connectivity Properties of Node Encounters
Karim Keramat Jahromi (University of Minho, Portugal); Filipe Meneses (University of Minho, Portugal); Adriano Moreira (University of Minho & Algoritmi Research Centre, Portugal)
Authentic NATFW NSLP Signalling In Next Generation Networks
Noureddine Zerrouki (High National School of Computer Science ESI, Algeria); Chafia Yahiaoui (High National School of Computer Science ESI & Oued Smar, Alger, Algeria); Loudini Malik (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique & ESI, Algeria)

12:30 - 14:00

MoWNet'2014: Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

MoWNet'2014: MoWNet M6: LTE

Chair:Christos J Bouras (University of Patras CTI&P-Diophantus & University of Patras, Greece)

Room: 5
A Cost Modeling of High-Capacity LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.11ac based Heterogeneous Networks, Deployed in the 700 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 5 GHz Bands
Vladimir Nikolikj (Vip Operator, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of); Toni Janevski (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of)
Novel Scheduling Algorithm for 3GPP Downlink LTE Cellular Network
Nsiri Bechir (National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia); Nasreddine Mallouki (ENIT, Tunisia); Mhatli Sofien (ENIT, Tunisia)

MoWNet'2014: MoWNet M7: Social and Pervasive Networking

Chair:Davide Mascitti (IIT-CNR, Italy)

Room: 10
Client-based and Cross-Layer Optimized Flow Mobility for Android Devices in Heterogeneous Femtocell/Wi-Fi Networks
Laszlo Bokor (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary); Norbert Varga (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary); Stephane Bourou (NEC Technologies, France); Benoit Lecroart (NEC Technologies, France); Andras Takacs (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Taldea Demo: a Spontaneous Community-aware Application in Pervasive Environment
Ghada Ben nejma (LIUPPA & T2I, France); Philippe Roose (LIUPPA, France); Marc Dalmau (LIUPPA, France); Jerome Gensel (Université Joseph Fourier, France); Mohamed amine Ghorbali (LIG, France)
C3PO: a Spontaneous and Ephemeral Social Networking Framework for a Collaborative Creation and Publishing of Multimedia Contents
Frédérique Laforest (UJM, Université de Lyon & Telecom Saint Etienne, France); Nicolas Le Sommer (IRISA, Université de Bretagne Sud, France); Stéphane Frénot (INRIA Arès Project, France); Franc¸ois De Corbie`re (Mines Nantes, France); Yves Mahéo (IRISA, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France); Pascale Launay (Université Bretagne Sud, France); Christophe Gravier (UJM, Université de Lyon, France); Julien Subercaze (Telecom Saint Etienne, France); Damien Reimert (INRIA DICE, France); Etienne Brodu (INRIA DICE, France); Idris Daikh (INSA-LYON, France); Nicolas Phelippeau (ChronoCourse, France); Xavier Adam (ChronoCourse, France); Frédéric Guidec (Université de Bretagne-Sud (UBS) & IRISA Laboratory, France); Stephane Grumbach (INRIA, P.R. China)

19:00 - 23:00

MoWNet'2014: Gala Dinner