Part of MANWEEK 2009, October 26-30
Telecom Italia Future Centre, Venice, Italy

MMNS 2009: 12th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services
(part of MANWEEK 2009, October 26-30)
Telecom Italia Future Centre, Venice, Italy

Paper Registration Deadline: May 22, 2009
Paper Submission Deadline: May 22, 2009


The 12th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services (MMNS) will be held in October 26 - 30, 2009 at the fascinating Telecom Italia Future Centre, in the worldwide known and magnificent Venice, Italy, as part of the 5th International Week on the Management of Networks and Services (Manweek 2009).

The MMNS 2009 conference will provide participants with a high quality and intimate setting for discussion and debate. The conference is sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.6 on Management of Networks and Distributed Systems, with technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE Communications Society and specifically the Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).

Since 1997, MMNS has established itself as a major conference for research and innovation in the management of multimedia technology and networked services. The scope of the conference has been expanded in recent years to include management of emerging mobile and wireless networks and their integration with more traditional network infrastructures. The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers and scientists from academia and industry interested in state-of-the-art management of converged multimedia networks and services across heterogeneous networking infrastructures, while creating a public venue for result dissemination and intellectual collaboration. The convergence of existing and emerging technologies such as broadband, mobile, and broadcast networks is considered as a promising opportunity for existing providers to increase their service subscriber base, so that the 4G vision and beyond becomes a reality. An important research effort is undertaken by main actors to face the multidimensional, in terms of transport technology, session signaling, and QoS provisioning, heterogeneity of Next Generation Networks (NGNs). The efficient management of wireless and wired technologies side-by-side and of the number of multimedia services provisioned over these integrated networks is a key ingredient in the effort to provide cost effective, innovative, and mass-market solutions that are likely to become a major source of income for different stakeholders. The need to evolve management tools, solutions, platforms and methodologies to keep pace with emerging networks is at a critical juncture with the proliferation of mobile and wireless systems, intelligent and broadband networks, quadruple play convergence, and the integration of embedded systems in different domains, from smart homes/cities to next generation automotive systems. The academic and industry research communities should unify forces to address the challenges of developing and operating converged multimedia networks and services. Inevitably, integrated management is a key element in addressing this challenge.

The MMNS 2009 technical program committee is soliciting research papers in the broad area of network and service management that address new models, architectures, and technological designs to enable multimedia and mobility proliferation in NGNs. MMNS 2009 intends to continue the success of the outstanding agendas of the past, and will emphasize and solicit novel research in the management of wired-wireless multimedia networks and services.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Management of multimedia streaming and real-time service delivery
Management of wireless ad-hoc/mesh networks
Management of NGN/4G networks and services
Management of Service Oriented Architectures
Management of sensor networks for enhanced multimedia provisioning
Middleware for the management of mobile multimedia services
Middleware support for seamless mobility of multimedia services
Multi-service/multiple-play over IP (voice, video, data and mobility over IP) network management
Grid networking for multimedia
Cross-layer multimedia management
Multimedia in peer-to-peer networks
Quality of service management in multimedia and mobile networks
Planning and optimization of multimedia and mobile networks
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) operations and management
Management of service delivery platforms
Management of content distribution networking
Distributed multimedia service management
Performance evaluation of multimedia and mobile services
Wireless/mobile multimedia broadcast/multicast technologies
Novel protocols for multimedia services
Multi-point and multicast service management
Pricing, accounting, and billing for multimedia services
Management of trust and security for mobile and multimedia networks and services Self-* properties of multimedia and mobile networks and services
Network virtualization for network management and service provisioning
Remote over-the-air manageability in mobile networks
End-to-end management for multimedia transmission in mobile/wireless networks
Mobile platform architecture optimizations for management services
Network manageability across heterogeneous wireless networks
Novel network architectures for mobile network management services

Paper submissions must present original and unpublished research work or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged for submission to MMNS 2009. Papers under review elsewhere MUST NOT be submitted to MMNS 2009. Authors are requested to submit either long papers or short papers (work-in-progress reports), strictly in LNCS format (see below):

Long papers (up to 12 single-spaced single-column pages)
Short papers describing work-in-progress (up to 6 single-spaced single-column pages)
Submissions exceeding the above mentioned paper size will not be reviewed and will be returned to the authors. Please visit the conference website for detailed submission instructions:

The MMNS 2009 proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (pending approval). For more information regarding manuscript format please visit the authors’ instruction links at LNCS Springer. Awards will be presented to the best paper and to the best student paper at the conference. Furthermore, the best papers of MMNS 2009 will be invited to be submitted as extended versions to the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management - TNSM.

Paolo Bellavista
University of Bologna, Italy
Tom Pfeifer
TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Paper Registration: May 22, 2009
Paper Submission: May 22, 2009, hard!
Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2009
Camera-ready Papers Due: July 18, 2009
Conference Dates: October 26-27, 2009