The detailed program is also available for download (pdf)


Day 1 - May 29, 2006

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 – 12:30

Tutorial 1:
IP-Oriented QoS in the Next Generation Networks: application to wireless networks

Tutorial 2:
Peer-to-Peer Networks, Applications and Services

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch (for Tutorial participants)


14:00 – 14:20

Welcome and Opening
General Chair Prof. Radu Popescu-Zeletin (slides)

14:20 – 16:00

Session 1: Personalized and context-aware Services

User Profile Management for personalizing services in pervasive computing
Olivier Coutand; Michael Sutterer; SianLun Lau; Olaf Droegehorn; Klaus David

Context Reuse in Application-oriented Context Awareness 

Daisuke Yamada; Taro Nakao; Tatsuya Nakamura; Shigetoshi Yokoyama (slides)

Enabling Intents based call from Caller 

Subodh Sohi; Anshuman Sinha (slides)

Context-Awareness: DynAMITE Environment Model

Ali Asghar Nazari Shirehjini (slides)

16:20 – 18:00

Session 2: Sensor Networks and Applications

Improving Bandwidth Utilization in Medical Sensor Networks 

Mohamed Chedly Ghedira; Bastien Mainaud; Hossam Afifi; Abdelfettah Belghith (slides)

A Routing and Power Control Protocol for Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks 

George Bravos; Athanasios Kanatas (slides)

On the Use of Wireless Mobile Ad-hoc Sensor Networks for the Very Large Scale Animal Monitoring

Milena Radenkovic, Bartosz Wietrzyk (slides)

Day 2 - May 30, 2006

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 – 9:30

Invited Presentation:
Dr. Mikhail Smirnov
"Autonomic Communication" (slides)

9:30 – 10:20

Session 3: Decentralized Services

A fully distributed recommendation system for pervasive devices 

Seamus Moloney (slides)

Avoiding broadcast storms in inter-vehicular warning delivery services 

Roberta Fracchia; Michela Meo; Dario Rossi (slides)

10:30 - 12:15

Panel: "The Car as Sensor and Service Provider"
Panel Chair: Prof. Dr. Josef Noll, UniK, Norway
Panelists: Ralf Herrtwich (Daimler-Chrysler), Françoise Petersen (ETSI), Amardeo Sarma (NEC), Hans-Jörg Vögel (BMW)

12:15 - 13:45


13:45 – 15:25

Session 4: Middleware for Handhelds and Mobile Service Nodes

Context-aware multimodal output selection for the Device and Modality Function (DeaMon)

Ralf Kernchen; Bernd Mrohs; Marcin Sałaciński; Klaus Moessner (slides)

DESES: Middleware for Dynamic End-to-end Session-Enhancing Services for Java-enabled Mobile Phones 

Dimitris Kalofonos; Parijat Shah; Elias Manolakos (slides)

Resource Efficient Mobile Blogging System 

Petros Belimpasakis; Rod Walsh (slides)

USTplus: Exploiting Hierarchical P2P Overlay to Decentralize the Architecture for Distributed Terminal System 

Hu Zheng; Han Xihai; Ji Yang; Ping Zhang

15:45 – 17:00

Session 5: Performance and QoS in wireless Networks and Systems

Performance Analysis of Bluetooth Terminals in a Piconet-Intensive Environment 

Xu Mingdong; Abdur Rahim

Quality of Service Support in NEMO Networks 

Mazen Tlais; Houda Labiod (slides)

17:05 – 18:00

Session 6: Location-based Services

Seamless Adaptive Location-Based Services using Heterogeneous Positioning Technologies and Multiple Location Servers

Maximilian Zuendt; Peter Ippy; Bernd Laqua (slides)

Bayesian Filtering for Localization of Mobile Terminals 

Mohamed Khalaf-Allah; Kyandoghere Kyamakya

19:00 –

Dinner at Meilenwerk (

Day 3 - May 31, 2006

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 – 10:40

Session 7: Cross-Layer Design (CLD)

Performance Evaluation of a Cross-layer based Wireless Interface Dynamic Selection on WPAN/WLAN Heterogeneous Environments: An Experimental Approach 

Jorge Lanza; Luis Sánchez; Luis Muñoz (slides)

A Cross-layer Mobility Adaptation Framework 

Rolf Winter; Jochen Schiller (slides)

A Cross-Layer Design for 4G Wireless Real-Time Video Communications 

Zhikui Chen; Yan Tang; Paul Christ (slides)

Quick NAP - Secure and Efficient Network Access Prototocol 

Jari Arkko; Pasi Eronen; Hannes Tschofenig; Seppo Heikkinen; Anand Prasad (slides)

11.00 – 12:15

Session 8: Mobile Service Platforms and Architectures I

Seamless Service Access for Mobile SIP-based Applications and IMS Services on Top of Different Access Networks 

Fabricio de Gouveia; John Floroiu; Thomas Magedanz (slides)

An OSGi-based mobile service middleware for 4G adaptive multimedia services 

Ming Yin; Joachim Fuchs; Thomas Springer; Frank Steuer (slides)

Next Generation Service Architecture: Challenges and Approaches 

Adel Al-Hezmi; Bernd Mrohs; Christian Räck; Muslim Elkotob; Stephan Steglich (slides)

12:15 - 13:45


13:45 - 15:00

Session 9: Mobile Service Platforms and Architectures II

A distributed mechanism to resolve dynamically Feature Interaction in the UMTS IP Multimedia Subsystem 

Noel Crespi (slides)

Implementation of an Authentication and Authorization Architecture for Mobile Internet Users 

Thomas Spreng; Torsten Braun; Marc Steinemann; Attila Weyland (slides)

Addressing the challenges of B3G service delivery: the SPICE service platform

Christophe Cordier; Francois Carrez; Herma van Kranenburg; Carlo Licciardi; Jan Van Der Meer; Antonietta Spedalieri; Jean-Pierre Le Rouzic; Josip Zoric (slides)

15:15 – 16:30

Session 10: Wireless Network Technologies

Service publishing to support an efficient 802.11 network selection 

Dario Di Sorte; Mauro Femminella; Gianluca Reali (slides)

A Transmit Power Control Proposal for IEEE 802.11 Cellular Networks 

Elena Lopez-Aguilera; Jordi Casademont (slides)

A Class Based Dynamic Admitted Time Limit Admission Control Algorithm for 802.11e EDCA 

Aleksander Bai; Bjorn Selvig; Tor Skeie; Paal Engelstad (slides)

16:30 – 16:45

Closing Panel

Tutorial 1: Monday, May 29, 2006 (9:00 – 12:30)
IP-Oriented QoS in the Next Generation Networks: application to wireless networks

Pascal Lorenz, Universite de Haute Alsace, Colmar, France

Emerging Internet Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms are expected to enable wide spread use of real time services such as VoIP and videoconferencing. The "best effort" Internet delivery cannot be used for the new multimedia applications. New technologies and new standards are necessary to offer Quality of Service (QoS) for these multimedia applications. Therefore new communication architectures integrate mechanisms allowing guaranteed QoS services as well as high rate communications. The service level agreement with a mobile Internet user is hard to satisfy, since there may not be enough resources available in some parts of the network the mobile user is moving into. The emerging Internet QoS architectures, differentiated services and integrated services, do not consider user mobility. QoS mechanisms enforce a differentiated sharing of bandwidth among services and users. Thus, there must be mechanisms available to identify traffic flows with different QoS parameters, and to make it possible to charge the users based on requested quality. The integration of fixed and mobile wireless access into IP networks presents a cost effective and efficient way to provide seamless end-to-end connectivity and ubiquitous access in a market where the demand for mobile Internet services has grown rapidly and predicted to generate billions of dollars in revenue. This tutorial covers to the issues of QoS provisioning in heterogeneous networks and Internet access over future wireless networks as well as ATM, MPLS, DiffServ, IntServ frameworks. It discusses the characteristics of the Internet, mobility and QoS provisioning in wireless and mobile IP networks. This tutorial also covers routing, security, baseline architecture of the inter-networking protocols and end to end traffic management issues.

Tutorial 2: Monday, May 29, 2006 (9:00 – 12:30)
Peer-to-Peer Networks, Applications and Services

Jörg Eberspächer, Gerald Kunzmann, and Stefan Zöls, Munich University of Technology, Germany Wolfgang Kellerer, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany

P2P networking refers to a class of systems, applications and architectures that employ distributed resources to perform routing and networking tasks in a decentralized and self organizing way. Within the last few years, P2P traffic has become a major part in IP networks. This leads to an increasing attention of P2P in the research community, and a significant number of new P2P protocols have evolved. In this tutorial we give an introduction to the world of P2P networking, the history and the impacts of P2P. We present the different P2P overlay architectures (centralized, pure, hybrid, DHTs) and compare their advantages and disadvantages. Further, we explain how popular file-sharing applications work (Firewall and NAT traversal, efficient lookup, efficient download strategies, possible attacks) and give examples for P2P applications beyond file-sharing, among them voice-over-P2P (e.g. Skype), distributed computing and P2P based collaboration tools (e.g., Groove Virtual Office). Finally, we present challenges, potentials and solutions for P2P networking in mobile and wireless environments.

Invited Presentation: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 (9:00 - 9:30)
Autonomic Communication

Dr. Mikhail Smirnov

The talk will introduce and discuss the emerging approach of Autonomic Communication to handle ever increasing complexity of network control and management. The AC concept will be positioned in front of known network self-management features like automation, adaptation and reconfiguration. The AC will be argued to be a natural evolution of network self-management that enables a revolution in communication services - in the first place in mobile and wireless. A birds-view roadmap of a totally autonomic communication system that is governed by a user and/or a business processes will be followed by a number of research challenges and examples of in-network decision making.

Panel: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 (10:30 - 12:30)
The Car as Sensor and Service Provider

Panel Chair: Prof. Dr. Josef Noll, UniK, Norway
Panelists: Ralf Herrtwich (Daimler-Chrysler), Françoise Petersen (ETSI), Amardeo Sarma (NEC), Hans-Jörg Vögel (BMW)

The car previously received attention as a transportation vehicle. Entertainment and communications have reached the car, its driver and the passengers, and makes car journeys to entertainment sessions. Interconnecting the car and the mobile phone brings this experience one step further. Services are not limited to the car itself, but become integrated, including: user services, car services and external services.

The ASWN panel will address the upcoming service world, and enlighten the opportunities for the driver and the passengers. The participants will provide an overview over the activities in their respective companies, and discuss the upcoming opportunities and challenges.

Challenges, as the lifetime of cars is rather long compared to trends in IT and entertainment and opportunities linked to user services, car infrastructure and integration of external services.

See also

Last modified: 2006-05-31 17:48