U-NET 2012 - IEEE Workshop on User-Centric Networking

Workshop Program   (11 June 2012)

09:00 – 09:15
Welcome and Introduction
09:15 – 10:00
Keynote Presentation, Prof. Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
(to be delivered by Haris Rotsos, University of Cambridge, UK)
10:00 – 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30
Paper Session: User-Centric Techniques in Communications (4 papers)
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:30
Keynote Presentation: ULOOP, the Second Generation of User-Centric Networking
Mr. Olivier Marce, Alcatel-Lucent Bell-Labs, France
14:30 – 15:30
Panel Discussion
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00
Panel Discussion continued

Paper Session: User-Centric Techniques in Communications

  • "Let Me Grab Your App: A Preliminary Proof-of-Concept Design of Opportunistic Content Augmentation"
    Giuseppe Bianchi, Pierpaolo Loreti, Arijana Trkulja
  • "On the Impact of Correlated Shadowing on the Performance of User-in-the-Loop for Mobility"
    Tamer Beitelmal, Rainer Schoenen, Halim Yanikomeroglu
  • "Client-Based QoS Data Selection and Modeling Using Generalized Extreme Value Theorem and Linear Opinion Pool"
    Ammar Kamel, Ala Al-Fuqaha, Driss Benhaddou
  • "Relay-Node Based Proactive Load Balancing Method in MPLS Network with Service Differentiation"
    Yukitaka Yoshida, Masatoshi Kawarasaki

Keynote Speakers:

Jon Crowcroft is the Marconi Professor of Networked Systems in the Computer Laboratory, at the University of Cambridge. Prior to that he was professor of networked systems at UCL in the Computer Science Department. He has supervised over 45 PhD students and over 150 Masters students.

He is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the IEE and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, as well as a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a member of the IAB 96-02, and went to the first 50 IETF meetings; was general chair for the ACM SIGCOMM 95-99; is recipient of Sigcomm Award in 2009. He is the Principle Investigator in the Computer Lab for the EU Social Networks project, the EPSRC funded Horizon Digital Economy project, hubbed at Nottingham, the EPSRC funded project on federated sensor nets project FRESNEL, in collaboration with Oxford; and a new 5-year project towards a Carbon Neutral Internet with Leeds.

Professor Crowcroft's research interests include Communications, Multimedia and Social Systems, especially Internet related.

Olivier Marcé joined former Alcatel R&I in 1999 after 2 years in French Research Institute INRIA. Since then, he worked in the field of IP networks and IP routing, as well as wireless networking and Active Networking. His main subjects of interests are related to inter-domain both in wired and wireless, as well as user-defined networks. He is author or co-authors of more than thirty international patents, mainly in IP network domain. In Bell-Labs France, he is manager of international research projects focused on the integration of the IP technologies with mobile radio networks architecture.




  • Prof. Giuseppe Bianchi, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Prof. Alessandro Bogliolo, University of Urbino, Italy
  • Prof. Shivendra S. Panwar, NYU-Poly, USA
  • Prof. Xi Zhang, Texas A&M University, USA

Giuseppe Bianchi is Full Professor of Telecommunications at the School of Engineering of the University of Roma Tor Vergata, current chair of the relevant Bachelor/Master teaching programme in Internet Technology engineering, and former chair of the Telecommunications and microelectronics PhD programme. His research activity, documented in about 160 peer-reviewed papers accounting for more than 7000 citations, spans several areas including wireless LANs, privacy and security, design and performance evaluation of broadband networks, network monitoring. His analytical models concerning the performance analysis of 802.11 WLAN networks are well known in the research community. He is in the editorial board for IEEE/ACM transactions on Networking and Elsevier's Computer communication. He has (co-)chaired more than 10 international IEEE/ACM conferences/workshops, the most recents being IEEE WoWMoM 2010 and ACM WinTech 2011, and the next major one being IEEE Infocom 2014 as technical co-chair. He has been involved in several European funded project, with general and/or technical coordination roles for the projects FP6-DISCREET (privacy in smart environments), FP7-PRISM (privacy-preserving network monitoring), FP7-DEMONS (distributed network monitoring) and FP7-FLAVIA (programmable wireless systems).

Alessandro Bogliolo is coordinator of the Information Science and Technology Division of the Department of Base Sciences and Fundamentals of the University of Urbino, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering (1992) and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1998) from the University of Bologna, Italy. From 1992 to 1999 he was with the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems (DEIS), University of Bologna. From 1995 to 1998 he was also with the Stanford University, CA, as Visiting Scholar (Computer Systems Laboratory, 1995-96), Consulting Assistant Professor (Dep. of Electrical Engineering, 1997), and Visiting Faculty (Dep. of Electrical Engineering, 1998). From 1999 to 2002 he was Assistant Professor with the Department of Engineering of the University of Ferrara, Italy. In 2002 he joined the University of Urbino, Italy, as Associate Professor, where he directed the Information Science and Technology Institute from 2002 to 2010.

Prof. Bogliolo's research interests include network models, open access networks, wireless sensor networks, routing algorithms, and multimedia. In these fields he has co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific contributions and coordinated national and international R&D projects. Within the FP7 ICT project ULOOP (User-centric wireless local loop) he's leading the unit of Urbino.

Shivendra S. Panwar is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1981, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1983 and 1986, respectively.

He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn (now Polytechnic Institute of New York University). He is currently the Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT). He spent the summer of 1987 as a Visiting Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, and has been a Consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. His research interests include the performance analysis and design of networks. Current work includes cooperative wireless networks, switch performance and multimedia transport over networks.

He is an IEEE Fellow and has served as the Secretary of the Technical Affairs Council of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a co-editor of two books, Network Management and Control, Vol. II, and Multimedia Communications and Video Coding, both published by Plenum. He has also co-authored TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab based Approach, published by the Cambridge University Press. He was awarded, along with Shiwen Mao, Shunan Lin and Yao Wang, the IEEE Communication Society's Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communication Systems for 2004.

Xi Zhang received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science (Electrical Engineering-Systems) from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He is an Associate Professor and the Founding Director of Networking and Information Systems Labs, Texas A&M University, College Station. Prof. Zhang has published more than 170 research papers. He received the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004. He received the Best Paper Awards from IEEE WCNC 2010, IEEE Globecom 2009, and IEEE Globecom 2007, respectively. He is currently serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), and a Guest Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. Prof. Zhang is the TPC Chair for IEEE Globecom 2011, and the TPC Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2010.


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