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ENMS 2012: The First ACM International Workshop on Emergency Network Management and Global Security

In conjunction with MobiCom 2012

Istanbul, Turkey, August 26, 2012

 

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a unique opportunity to bring together the interested community and researchers in the filed of emergency network management and to share the experience of real-life scenarios and drills that have taken place in the country to improve communication and response.  The growing scale and frequency of disasters in the world highlights the importance of communication and network management in emergency scenarios. Effectiveness of response to emergency situations depends on timeliness and urgency of communications. Precise network management and essential integration of emergency management functions is critical to emergency response and management. Yet, based on aftermath reports, communication has always been a problem in a large-scale crisis. There is a need to explore how new and emerging technologies can enhance interoperability, stability, security, intelligence, and reconnaissance capabilities. Hybrid networks provide mobility and flexibility but introduce a number of challenges in time-sensitive applications and emergency scenarios due to dynamic topology changes as well as privacy and energy constraints. The design of efficient and scalable protocols continues to pose challenges for effective network management in the rapidly changing world of information technology.

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, and experts from academia and industry dealing with network management, decision support, collaborative knowledge management, and resource management to present the latest research on design, development and deployment of scalable communication and information technologies with application to emergency response. Papers that identify challenges, and present strategies to improve network management, decision making, and secure communication in heterogeneous environments targeted towards coalition and crisis scenarios are also welcome. We are also seeking original, previously unpublished papers addressing network management and security issues with application to emergency scenarios.

All submissions will be judged by their technical merit and relevance to the workshop, based on a thorough review process by the Technical Program Committee. Apart from regular paper presentations, the workshop program will include an interactive session with posters. The posters may describe work in progress and offers an excellent opportunity for feedback and discussions on early research.

General areas include, but are not limited to:

- Integration of technologies in crisis response using collaborative information and knowledge management
- Heterogeneous systems for surveillance and threat detection
- Topology control and management
- Mobility models and location management
- Cross-layer architecture for information sharing
- Novel communication and information sharing architecture in Global and Homeland security
- Secure and fault tolerant coordination and communication
- Improve decision-making techniques in dynamic environments
- Modeling and performance evaluation of real-life scenarios

 

Important Dates


Paper submission: May 28, 2012 [23:59 PST]
Poster/Demo Submission: June 15, 2012
Acceptance notification: June 18, 2012
Camera-Ready and Registration Deadline: July 1, 2012
Date of the workshop: August 26, 2012

 

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