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COMMCA 2014 : International Workshop on Communicating Objects and Machine to Machine for Mission-Critical Applications


When Aug 17, 2014 - Aug 20, 2014
Where Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2014
Notification Due May 15, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2014
Categories    communicating objects   wsn   critical applications   M2M

Call For Papers

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International Workshop on Communicating Objects
and Machine to Machine for Mission-Critical Applications

August 17-20, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

in conjunction with the

The 9th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC 2014)

Submission Deadline: March 30th, 2014 (Extended: April 15th, 2014)


Machine To Machine (M2M) is the association of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with objects, making them "smart" and communicating through different access network technologies in order to give them the means to interact without any human intervention with the information system of an organization or an enterprise. The available today network technologies differ from short rang communication such as Zigbee, ultralow-power Bluetooth, UWB, and low-power Wifi to wide area networks such as 3G, Femtocell, and LTE.

M2M communication technology is certainly in its early stage even if we consider recent research advances in a large spectrum of applications in many different areas such as E-health, smart grid, automotive, telemetric, smart homes, environmental monitoring, industrial automation. In addition, it also opens a wide research area for mission-critical applications, which have direct impact on the society and authorities such as border surveillance, security monitoring, military operations, fire emergency response, environment-oriented pollutions and land security, emergency event and crisis intervention, and natural disaster. These mission-critical applications impose their specific and challenging requirements in terms of power, bandwidth, latency, reliability, accuracy, security, and mobility. Such challenges can cause problems on almost all layers of M2M networks.

This workshop aims to gather researchers, engineers and practitioners, both from academia and industry, as well as end users, to present and debate recent M2M communication systems, technologies, and applications applied to mission-critical scenarios.

The central theme of COMMCA 2014 will be the exploitation of available wireless and mobile technologies which are capable of being used in object to object, machine to machine communications for mission-critical applications. Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:

• Novel M2M architectures, protocols and applications for mission-critical applications
• M2M Medium Access Control Protocols for mission-critical applications
• M2M mobility management for mission-critical applications
• M2M wireless sensor networks for mission critical applications
• Advanced information/data management for mission-critical applications
• Mobile communication and networks for mission-critical applications
• Inter-networking protocols and mechanisms for mission-critical applications
• Security, Trust and privacy for mission-critical applications
• Multi-hop wireless Networks for mission-critical applications
• Cross-layer optimisation in M2M networks for mission-critical applications
• Reinforcement learning approach for mission-critical applications
• Technologies for WSNs in mission-critical applications
• Coverage and connectivity issues in mission-critical applications
• Localisation issues in mission-critical applications
• Field trials, testbeds, and standard activities in M2M networks for mission-critical applications
The topics suggested by the workshop can be discussed in terms of concepts, survey, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and practical case studies.

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above topics. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words.

Publication: All COMMCA 2014 accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index:

The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP ( At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.

• Submission Deadline: March 30th, 2014 (Extended: April 15th, 2014)
• Authors notification: May 15th, 2014
• Camera Ready papers due: June 15th, 2014
• Workshop: August 17th-20th, 2014

• Dr. Bouabdellah Kechar
LRIIR Laboratory, Oran University, Algeria
• Pr. Hafid Haffaf
LRIIR Laboratory, Oran University, Algeria
• Pr. Congduc Pham
LIUPPA Laboratory, University of PAU, France

• Dr. Ahcène Bounceur
LABSTICC, University of BREST, France
• Dr. Zahia Bidai
LRIIR Laboratory, Oran University, Algeria

• Abdelhamid Mellouk, Paris-Est University, France
• Najib Badache, USTHB-Cerist, Algeria
• Bernard Pottier, University of Brest, France
• Ahcène Bounceur, University of Brest, France
• Bernard Tourancheau, University of Lyon 1, France
• Boucif Amar Bensaber, University of Québec à Trois-Rivière, Canada
• Abderrezak Rachedi, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM), France.
• Malika Bourenane, University of Oran, Algeria
• Pham Congduc, University of Pau, France
• Doan Hoang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
• Nacera Ghoualmi, University of Annaba, Algeria
• Hafid Haffaf, University of Oran, Algeria
• José Machado Da Silva, University of Porto, Portugal
• German Fabregat, University of Valencia, Spain
• Mejdi Kaddour, University of Oran, Algeria
• Bouabdellah Kechar, University of Oran, Algeria
• Belkacem Kouninef, INTTIC Oran, Algeria
• Maimour Moufida, University of Nancy, France
• Serge Stinckwitch, IRD/UMI UMMISCO, Vietnam
• Yacine Hadjadj Aoul, University of Rennes, France
• Abdallah M'hamed, TELECOM & Management SUDPARIS, France
• Selma Boumerdassi, CNAM, France
• Samia Bouzefrane, CNAM, France

Dr. Bouabdellah Kechar
Industrial Computing and Networks Laboratory (LRIIR)
Faculty of Exact and Applied Sciences, Computer Science
Department, Oran University PO Box 1524 El M’Naouar, Oran, Algeria

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