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ICIN 2010 : 2010 14th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN): Weaving Applications into the Network Fabric


When Oct 11, 2010 - Oct 14, 2010
Where Berlin, Germany
Submission Deadline May 4, 2010
Notification Due May 25, 2010
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2010
Categories    communications   services   web 2.0   identity management

Call For Papers

*** Call for Papers for ICIN 2010 ***

2010 14th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN): “Weaving Applications into the Network Fabric: The Transformational Challenge”
11-14 October 2010, Berlin, Germany

ICIN is a forum for people with a serious interest in telecoms and web services and service architectures. The ICIN conference programmes are created by an independent committee of industry experts from papers submitted by leading strategists, engineers and researchers from industry, academia and government. A rigorous peer review process guarantees a cutting edge conference programme free of hype.

ICIN 2010 will highlight how the future will open up as seen from both technical and business perspectives. In today’s environment, the challenge of creating new applications is like creating rich new tapestries from an ever-changing array of materials, techniques, and dyes. New applications are formed by weaving together emerging network capabilities, computational power, network and customer data, and content in valuable new and different patterns.

The ICIN peer review process requires an extended abstract to be submitted for review by the Technical Programme Committee. Extended abstracts should describe original, previously unpublished work not currently under review by another conference, and must be submitted electronically via EDAS.

We would be pleased to receive your extended abstract submission for ICIN 2010, to be held in Berlin. Extended abstracts should be submitted via

Further information about ICIN is available at

** Topics of Interest **

Submissions that reflect new thinking and offer new perspectives will be favoured. Submissions should be original work that is either technical or business oriented; commercial presentations will be automatically rejected. Submissions that are regarded as recycled presentations from other events or conferences will also be rejected.

** Contributions are sought in, but not limited to, the following areas:

* The Telecom Landscape and Business Models
- Disruptive ecosystems or simply new really efficient business models?
- How global internet SPs go local and regional telcos go global
- New markets for networks (e.g. Energy, automotive, health, M2M)
- Multisided business models and how to deal with cannibalisation
- Using subscriber data mining as a tool for new revenue paradigms
- Security, trust and QoS as revenue generators

* Value Creation and Innovative Charging
- Application stores and developer programs
- Exposing and monetising network features
- Revenue management including charging and billing
- How telecom can add value to social media, user generated content and social networks
- Multisided business models including advertising and recommendation engines

* The Network Fabric as a Smart Platform
- Network and services architecture
- How new business models change the network
- How new network paradigms change the apps
- Information technology (e.g. event processing) for weaving together networks and applications
- Future internet (ad-hoc networks, P2P infrastructure, overlay vs underlying networks, car networks, internet of things)
- Security, privacy, trust and identity management
- Cloud computing, virtualisation, grid computing
- Combining web 2.0/mashup and telco technologies
- Service delivery platforms, service creation and service interaction environments
- Databases at the core and at the edges
- IMS and beyond, LTE/SAE evolved packet core
- Network control aspects of next generation TV and video
- Content delivery transformation
- Management aspects of service delivery

* Services
- E(verything) as a Service:
- I(nfrastructure)aaS
- St(orage)aaS
- N(etwork)aaS
- P(latform)aaS
- S(oftware)aaS
- Internet on mobile
- Internet and mobile applications fabric
- Content and media services (including IPTV)
- Home network and follow me services
- Personal networks
- IMS rich communication services and beyond
- Localisation and augmented reality on the move
- (Interactive) gaming
- Mobile payment, mobile commerce

* Enhancing the User Experience
- Open devices and CPE
- Personalisation and customisation
- User interfaces and user interaction
- User centric design inside the CPE and in the network
- User behaviour studies
- 3-screens and other display devices
- The impact of multi-access and network complexity on services
- User-based blending of content and communication

* Transforming Lessons from the Field
- Early implementations and trials (FTTH, LTE, …)
- Global solutions
- Social networks
- Huge platforms
- IMS and SDP experiences
- IPTV and mobile TV
- Content and advertising implementations
- And many more

* Telecom Enabling Social Responsibility
- Regulatory impacts
- New domains for regulation (content, internet)
- Security and privacy issues
- Green, sustainable development
- Low cost and smart solutions for emerging countries with potentially worldwide acceptance
- Overcoming language barriers

Papers for ICIN must be written in English and submitted electronically through the EDAS system. A short (50 word) abstract is required on registration of the submission. A detailed extended abstract should then be uploaded for review by the Technical Programme Committee. Detailed instructions for authors on using EDAS are at

** NEW **

For ICIN 2010 extended abstracts are invited for three presentation categories:

1. Technical Paper Sessions - the core of ICIN, constituting at least 80% of the programme
2. Work in Progress Sessions - shorter contributions that report on work still in progress at the time of submission of the extended abstract
3. Demonstration Sessions - 'enhanced poster sessions' with the ability to present multimedia demonstrations

Extended abstracts for Technical Paper Sessions should be between 1000 and 1500 words long. They should include relevant figures and tables describing results and should indicate how the abstract will evolve into a final paper.

Extended abstracts for Work in Progress and Demonstration Sessions should be between 400 and 600 words long and should indicate clearly what information can be expected to be presented at the time of the conference.

All extended abstracts will be peer-reviewed and submissions may be accepted for oral presentation, poster or panel sessions. All presentation formats have equal status and all papers presented at the conference will appear in the conference proceedings (maximum length 6 pages).

Authors who plan to present an accepted paper must complete their paid registration at the speaker rate by the stated deadline. There is no refund for cancellation but substitutions may be made at any time prior to the event. The speaker rate is only available to accepted presenters in the programme (one presenter per paper). Co-authors participating in the event should register as delegates.

ICIN Events reserves the right to exclude a paper from the programme and from the conference proceedings and from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Extended abstracts should be submitted electronically through EDAS at Extended abstracts and full papers should conform to templates that can be downloaded from

** Important Dates **

- Extended abstract submission: EXTENDED TO: 04 May 2010
- Acceptance notification: 25 May 2010
- Speaker registration: 30 June 2010
- Conference paper due: 30 July 2010
- ICIN 2010 Conference: 11-14 October 2010

We look forward to receiving your submission and seeing you at the conference.

Kind regards

Max Michel
ICIN 2010 Technical Programme Committee

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