The New Technologies & Services Track will focus on all novel aspects of technology, applications and services development to help create pathways for the development of common goals in convergent networks environments. The purpose of this Track is to bring together researchers, engineers, and students from academia and industry, to discuss, to share their experiences, and to exchange and disseminate expertise and new ideas on theoretical and practical deployment aspects of new technologies, next generation networks, and new trends, architectures and protocols for multimedia and audio-visual services as well as smart services (user-centric, personalized, contextualized, etc.).

Over the last three decades the Internet has undergone massive transformations, migrating from a relatively focused scientific research network to a ubiquitous and pervasive communications medium for the masses. This change has been brought about by immense research progress in all layers of the network hierarchy, i.e., ranging from new applications, to service-aware networking protocols and hardwares allowing for a host of new research challenges and business opportunities.

Submissions are solicited in, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • New generation Internet, Post IP and IPv6
  • NGN architectures, protocols and services management and delivery
  • Web 2.0 applications and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystems)
  • Next generation systems & Service-oriented techniques
  • IPTV and content distribution networks
  • User-centric networking and services
  • multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • Personalized access to media systems
  • Context/content-aware services
  • Smart Homes and E-Health
  • Web Commerce & Services, Data models, Web searching & querying
  • Web Mining & Web Semantics
  • Web service based Grid computing and P2P computing
  • Advanced identification techniques (Biometrics, RFID, etc.)
  • Virtualization technologies for grid and parallel computing.
  • Interactive media, voice and video, games, immersive applications
  • Network virtualization, virtual private networks (VPN), and services
  • VoIP protocols and services
  • Web Performance
  • Support for Streaming and Real-time Media
  • Wireless Multimedia Services and Applications
  • Service Portability across Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Networks
  • Service Provisioning Platforms & Service Roaming
  • Traffic and Service Charging
  • Content Networking: Caching, Content Distribution, Load Balancing, etc.
  • Content-based networking: caching, distribution, load balancing, resiliency
  • Mobile/wireless content distribution


Program co-chairs Hassnaa Moustafa France Telecom (R&D), Orange Labs, France
  Amr El-Kadi AUC, Egypt
Publicity chair Sherif Ali AUC, Egypt


Hossam Afifi Institut Telecom & Paris South, France
Nikolaos Bardis Hellenic Army Academy, Greece
Bela Berde Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, France
Mohammed Bouhorma UAE, Morocco
Makram Bouzid Alcatel-Lucent & Bell Labs, France
Prosper Chemouil Orange Labs, France
Marilia Curado University of Coimbra, Portugal
Mischa Dohler CTTC, Spain
Bertrand Du castel SLB, USA
Tarek El-Ghazawi George Washington University, USA
Mohamed Eltoweissy Virginia Tech, USA
Geoffrey Fox Indiana University, USA
Mario Freire University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Mohamed Hassan American University of Sharjah, UAE
Francine Krief Labri laboratory, France
Sam Kwong City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Steven Martin University of Paris-Sud 11, France
Oscar Martinez Bonastre University of Miguel Hernandez, Spain
Saverio Mascolo Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Adel Ben Mnaouer University of Trinidad and Tobago, Italy
Gerard Parr University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Guy Pujolle University of Paris 6, France
Frederic Rousseau EADS Secure Networks, France
Kassem Saleh Kuwait University, Kuwait
Abed Ellatif Samhat Lebanese University, Lebanon
Hannes Tschofenig Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland
Mehmet Ulema Manhattan College, USA
Sebastian Wahle Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Thomas Watteyne Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, UC Berkeley, USA
Sherali Zeadally University of the District of Columbia, USA
Yan Zhang Simula Research Laboratory, Norway