4th International Workshop on Management of Ubiquitous Communications and Services www.MUCS2007.org as part of the 10th IFIP/IEEE Symposium of Integrated Management, IM 2007 www.im2007.org, Munich, Germany

Submission: January 24th 2007 Workshop: May 25th 2007

Scope of the MUCS Workshop

Ubiquitous and Pervasive Communications, as evidenced in pervasive computing and smart space applications present significant management challenges for successful delivery of highly adaptive services across heterogeneous networks, middleware, applications and devices.

Today’s management systems are unable to cope with the complexity, heterogeneity and automation required by the pervasive computing vision. New paradigms, models and technology need to be developed to allow computer systems manage themselves in accordance with high-level guidance from humans.

This workshop seeks to explore the theoretic, technological and organisational challenges in managing ubiquitous communications and application services.

The workshop provides a single-track scientific programme containing a blend of keynote presentations from leaders in the research of communications and services management systems, peer-reviewed papers and a small selection of invited presentations. The goal of the workshop is to investigate the state of the art in managing ubiquitous communications and services from a broad perspective.

Submissions are invited for original, and previously unpublished research in all aspects of management techniques in ubiquitous communications.


* Management of Smart Spaces and Applications (Smart Home/Office etc).
* Context Aware Management and Configuration.
* Policy Based Management.
* Communication & Systems Management.
* Wireless and Fixed Network Integrated Management.
* Adaptive Service and Network Management.
* Security, Privacy, and Trust Management in Ubiquitous Communications.
* Management and Control of Mobile Ad-hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks.
* Content Oriented Network & Service Management.
* Distributed Management & Collaborative Governance.
* Context Identification, Retrieval, Prediction and Management.
* Service and Network Management for Optimised Personalisation.
* Managing Collaborative Ubicomp Applications.
* Provisioning and Maintenance of Quality of Service in Ubicomp environments.
* Knowledge Representation Techniques and Ontologies for Distributed Management Services.
* User Interaction with Managing UbiComp Systems.
* Bio-inspired management approach.

Paper Submission

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences.
Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged to be submitted to MUCS 2007. Authors are requested to submit either long papers or short papers (work-in-progress reports), strictly in 10 point following IEEE conference style:

* Long papers (up to 10 single-spaced two-column pages, including figures, tables, references and annexes).
* Short papers describing work-in-progress (up to 4 pages, including figures, tables, references and annexes).

Submissions exceeding the above mentioned paper size will not be reviewed and returned to the authors. Please see the workshop website for detailed instructions on http://www.mucs2007.org

Papers are to be submitted via the EDAS conference management system: http://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=5092&submit=0&


The proceedings of MUCS 2007 will be published in the Multicon Lecture Notes with ISBN and the IEEE Explorer (confirmation pending).

Important Deadlines

* Submission: January 24th 2007.
* Notification: March 26th 2007.
* Camera ready: April 9th 2007.
* Workshop: May 25th 2007.


Tom Pfeifer (WIT, Ireland).

Programme Committee Chairs:
John Strassner (Motorola Labs, USA).
Simon Dobson (University College Dublin, Ireland).

Steering Committee:
Sven van der Meer (TSSG, Ireland).
Vincent Wade (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).
Dirk Pesch (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland).

Publication Chair:
Brendan Jennings (WIT, Ireland)

Technical Programme Committee:
Nazim Agoulmine, Université d’Evry-Val d’Essonne, France. Mark Burgess, Oslo University College, Norway. Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Lorcan Coyle, University College Dublin, Ireland. Kieran Delaney, Tyndall Institute, Ireland. Dominique Gaiti, Université de Technologies de Troyes, France. Hani Hagras, University of Essex, UK. Markus Huebscher, Imperial College London, UK. Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia. Martin Klepal, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. David Lewis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Kevin Curran, University of Ulster, UK. Mícheál Ó Foghlú, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. Fergus O’Reilly, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. Declan O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Kay Uwe Römer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Albrecht Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. Joan Serrat, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. Roy Sterritt, University of Ulster, UK. Michael Smirnov, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany. Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, Institut d’Informatique d’Entreprise, France.