11th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS'08)

Part of the 2008 Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'08)

Sponsored by:
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)

April 14 - 17, 2008

Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel
Ottawa, Canada

Communications and networking embody the heart and the nerve system of the information technology - a technology that is profoundly affecting our daily lives. Experts, researchers, managers, and entrepreneurs in this dynamic field often encounter challenges that lead to innovative basic as well as applied research and developments. You are invited to submit full papers reporting original work to a forum where experts from industry and academia meet and exchange ideas on the topics. This international forum provides a bridge between the communications industry and academic research laboratories.

All accepted papers will also be published in the ACM Digital Library.

We welcome papers describing design principles as well as applications pertinent to communications and networks with special emphasis on modeling and simulation. Papers are solicited in the following (but not limited to) area of interests for peer review and presentation in the conference:

bullet Network Security and Management
bullet Network Design and Performance Analysis
bullet Wireless Communications and Mobile Networks
bullet Traffic Engineering and Measurements
bullet Clusters and Grid Computing & Communications
bullet Distributed Simulation and Real Time Systems
bullet Application of High Level Architecture for Networking Industry
bullet Network Centric Defense Application
bullet Network Centric Virtual Environments
bullet Virtual Environments for Training
bullet Web-Based Simulation and Applications
bullet Peer-to-Peer Communications and Computations
bullet Dynamic Data Driven and Sensor Networks
bullet Data Communications and Protocols
bullet Ad Hoc Networks and Applications
bullet Large Scale Networks
bullet Load Balancing and Congestion Control
bullet imulation Tools for Communications and Networks
bullet Internet and Mobile QoS Architectures
bullet Modeling Techniques, Verification and Validation

Best Paper Award

A paper will be selected for the Best Paper Award. The selected paper will be published in special issue of Modeling & Simulation Magazine.

Tutorials and Workshops

bullet Using and Extending NS3; presented by George Riley, Georgia Institute of Technology
bullet The US National Science Foundation has funded a multi-year effort, led by Tom Henderson at University of Washington and George Riley of Georgia Institute of Technology, to create a new network simulation environment. The new simulation, called NS3, will be completely open source, and is intended to supersede the aging NS2 simulator. The design team took a clean sheet of paper approach, and has designed the basic framework for simulating computer networks.  In this tutorial, I will discuss the basic design of NS3, including event list management, memory management, data packet representation, protocol stack data flow, statistics collection, and random variables. We will then go through several example NS3 simulations, showing by example how to create and run a simulation using NS3.
bullet Proposals are also invited for tutorials and workshops on other symposia-related topics to be presented at CNS'08. The proposal should include the tutorial or workshop objectives, a brief description (500 words), an outline, proposed length (one-hour, two-hour, or four-hour) and a short professional resume of the instructor. Key dates are the same as paper submission dates.

Tutorial and workshop presentation materials (in PDF or MS PowerPoint format) and handouts (in PDF, MS Word or MS PowerPoint format) are due by the camera ready due date. For submissions and additional information regarding tutorials and workshops, please contact the Chairs.

Paper Submission

Original papers should be submitted to the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System. All papers must include the authors' affiliation and e-mail addresses of all authors. The e-mail addresses should be related to the authors' institutions and not public portals. Paper formatting instructions and copyright form are available here. All papers will be fully refereed for accuracy, technical content, and relevance. Papers should be NO longer than 8 single-spaced double-column pages. At least one author must pre-register for the conference, paying the full registration fee, in order to have their paper included in the CD. Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library. Contact the Chairs with any questions concerning the paper submission and review process, or questions regarding the relevance of a paper to the conference.

Key Dates

Full paper due 15 Oct 2007
extended to 27 Nov 2007
Original papers should be submitted to the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System. All papers must include the authors' affiliation and e-mail addresses of all authors. The e-mail addresses should be related to the authors' institutions and not public portals. Paper formatting instructions and copyright form are available here.
Notification 30 Nov 2007
extended to 21 Dec 2007
The program committee will review the papers and determine which ones will be accepted.
Final Paper due 11 Jan 2008 The final version of accepted papers, incorporating changes based on reviewer comments, are due by this date.

Steering Committee

bullet General Chairs:
bullet Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Norfolk State University, USA
bullet Arnold Bragg, RTI International
bullet Program Chair: Hala ElAarag, Stetson University, USA

Technical Program Committee

bullet Abodolreza Abhari, Ryerson University, Canada
bullet Mohiuddin Ahmed, International Islamic University, Malaysia
bullet Shakil Akhtar, Clayton State University, USA
bullet Mohamad Badra, LIMOS Laboratory, CNRS France
bullet Bohdan Bodnar, Lemko Corporation, USA
bullet Azzedine Boukerche, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada
bullet Xuejun Cai, Nokia Siemens Networks, China
bullet Jin Seek Choi, Hanyang University, Korea
bullet James Conrad University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA
bullet Max Ehammer, University of Salzburg, Austria
bullet Dr. Arshad Hussain, National University of Computing and Emerging Sciences Pakistan
bullet Jonathan Graham, Norfolk State University, USA
bullet Ibrahim Habib, City College of New York, USA
bullet Wolfang Haidegger, Siemens, Austria
bullet Usman Javaid, Orange Labs, France
bullet Yusheng Ji, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
bullet Jussi Kangasharju, University of Helsinki, Finland
bullet Polychronis Koutsakis, McMaster University, Canada
bullet Kevin Kwiat, Air Force Resaerch Lab, Rome, NY
bullet John Laskar, Government Consultant, USA
bullet Axel Lehmann, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
bullet Susan Lincke-Salecker, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA
bullet Wasim Q. Malik, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
bullet Rasha Morsi, Norfolk State University, USA
bullet Sumit Naiksatam, Santa Clara University, USA
bullet Hassan Rajaei, Bowling Green State University, USA
bullet Anton Riedl, Christopher Newport University, USA
bullet George Riley, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
bullet Mona Rizvi, Norfolk State University, USA
bullet Yelena Rykalova, Boston University, USA
bullet Augustine Samba, Kent State University, USA
bullet Mohammed Smadi, McMaster University Canada
bullet Lev Sofman, Alcatel-Lucent North America, USA
bullet Junaid Zubairi, SUNY at Fredonia, USA

Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
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San Diego, California 92177
Phone 858-277-3888
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E-mail scs@scs.org

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