Capacity Sharing Workshop @ ACM CoNEXT 2012

December 10, 2012
Nice, France

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Capacity Sharing Workshop

Internet data traffic continues to grow rapidly. The challenge that operators face, especially in the mobile Internet, is to support more subscribers with higher bandwidth demands.

Therefore, operators need to seek for new technologies to efficiently utilize the available network resources, in particular, this concerns resource allocation and flow management. In wireless networks, the problem is particularly relevant due to the inherently limited resources, which render a simple “throwing bandwidth at the problem” solution impossible. The higher rate of optical technology in access networks introduces the potential for capacity sharing problems to move closer to the core, while passive optical networks move sharing problems closer to the end-user (more like cable and radio access networks). Data centers typically employ yet another type of network with different characteristics - and different tools for capacity sharing.

Addressing this topic correctly is not trivial as there are different interests to consider: operators naturally want to be able exercise control on how the network is used, avoid service disruptions and account for network usage. Users are interested to use different applications and expect a certain level of service quality, consistent experience etc. Many applications today are provided by so-called over-the-top (OTT) providers - in conjunction with web-services, smart-phone applications etc. These applications and the corresponding platforms are important drivers for innovation and sources of revenue - although there is controversy over whether enough revenue is directed into capacity growth. Still, application providers are interested in their application working with sufficient quality. In addition, there is regulation that can impose additional requirements in some markets, such as availability requirements, network neutrality etc.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the area of transport protocols, system designers of fixed and mobile access networks, and their applications to advance the state of research on capacity sharing. We solicit contributions on the state-of-the-art, results of ongoing research, open issues, trends and new ideas.


Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to


Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must be at most six (6) pages long, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices in 10pt, double column ACM SIGCOMM format.

Workshop papers will be published in the same set of proceedings as the conference, and will be available on the ACM Digital Library. To submit papers to the ACM CoNEXT 2012 Capacity Sharing workshop, please read the formatting guidelines provided on the conference submission page. Authors are expected to make sure that their submission complies with these requirements.

Please use the following link to register and submit your paper:

Important Dates

Abstract submission (extended) July 20, 2012 (old: July 13, 2012)
Paper submission (extended) August 03,2012 (old: July 20, 2012)
Acceptance notification September 25, 2012
Camera ready October 25, 2012
Workshop date December 10, 2012

Capacity Sharing Workshop Co-Chairs
Bob Briscoe, BT Research & Technology, UK
Mirja Kühlewind, IKR University of Stuttgart, Germany
Dirk Kutscher, NEC Europe Labs Heidelberg, Germany