Call for Papers

Group communication poses an ongoing topic in the field of computer networks. Currently, research on multicast is stimulated by newly deployed services, in particular IPTV and collaborative applications. They stress the demand of globally available, but efficient group-oriented data distribution. Additionally, the dynamic development of network access technologies suggests to extend concepts and protocols for group communication. Wireless and emerging ad hoc networks continue to motivate lively discussions about improved broad-, multi- and anycast in mobile environments. More fundamentally, efforts in search of a seamless, human centric multi-service Internet architecture motivate to rethink the position of group communication along the stack. Upcoming research heading for an Internet redesign will challenge group communication in manifold ways.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together the community working on existing problems and emerging issues in the field of multicast, broadcast, concast, and anycast for the current and future Internet. We welcome contributions that design new solutions, or analyze existing deployments, but also present striking problem statements, or early conceptual work. Group communication can be addressed in the mobile and fixed Internet, on the link, routing, or application layer respectively.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

System Design & Methodology:

Supporting Technologies: Applications:

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to five double-column, IEEE conference-style pages. One additional page will be allowed with additional publication fee (USD 100). All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated by at least three reviewers based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Accepted papers will appear in the IEEE GLOBECOM proceedings and will be included in IEEE digital library.

At least one of the authors of accepted papers must attend the workshop to present the paper. An accepted paper must be registered before the registration deadline. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the workshop. In case of double submissions or (self-)plagiarism, the paper will be excluded from the technical program.

You will find detailed information here.

Important Dates

Full paper: July 7, 2011
Notification: August 15, 2011
Final version: August 31, 2011


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