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Oct 23, 2013

Slides online.

Aug 30, 2013

2 Keynotes scheduled.

Aug 30, 2013

Program is online.

Aug 13, 2013

Registration is open.

Aug 13, 2013

List of accpeted papers (7)

Aug 13, 2013

Workshop date is fixed.

May 22, 2013

Submission is open.

March 11, 2013

Call for Papers is online.

March 11, 2013

Webpage is online!

Important Dates

Paper Submission

June 21, 2013
July 05, 2013

Acceptance Notification

August 05, 2013

Camera-ready Version

August 16, 2013

Workshop Date

October 07, 2013

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Call for Papers

Download Call for Papers: PDF

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 and a large variety of services with different requirements. Therefore, operators need to seek for new technologies to efficiently utilize the available network resources, in particular, this concerns resource allocation and flow management. At the same time, network virtualization in data centers and carrier networks enables a more flexible and efficient resource management - but creates new challenges for sharing capacity among tenants and users of those networks, e.g, scaling up network resources transparently based on the congestion level. In wireless networks, capacity sharing is particularly relevant due to the inherently limited resources, which render a simple "throwing bandwidth at the problem" solution impossible.

This change in network operation and the strong growth and continual changes in the traffic characteristics and usage behavior raises questions on how to share limited capacity resources fairly and more efficiently. While efficiency is most important when resources are spare, fairness need to be evaluated based on the different quality requirements of the various Internet services that we have today. While the Internet, especially the mobile Internet, was mostly engineered to provide a low loss service, low-latency services are not well supported today. 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 data centers, 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. We solicit contributions on the state-of-the-art, results of ongoing research, open issues, trends and new ideas. We want to encourage researchers to consider integrated consideration of the problem space over all layers.

Topics of Interest

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to

  • Context-aware resource allocation
  • Cross-layer adaptation
  • Network protocols to exchange information on the network state
  • Support low-latency services
  • Transport layer solutions
  • Possible interactions with cellular/fixed access networks
  • Application-layer adaption especially for mobile and interactive services
  • Network Function Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking to implement capacity sharing
  • QoE and fairness definitions, metrics and evaluation
  • Data traffic characteristics in fixed and mobile Internet
  • Economic aspects on capacity sharing and business models
  • Related standardization activities, projects and regulatory constraints

Paper Submission Guidelines


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 IEEE Computer Society format. Please see the workshop webpage for further submission guidelines.

Important Dates

Paper submission

Friday, June 21, 2013 [23:59 EDT]
Friday, July 05, 2013 [23:59 EDT]

Acceptance notification

Friday, August 5, 2013

Camera-ready version

Friday, August 9, 2013 [23:59 EDT]

Date of the workshop

Monday, 7 October, 2012

Workshop Chairs

Dirk Kutscher, NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
Mirja Kühlewind, IKR, University of Stuttgart, Germany

If you have any questions, please contact the organizing committee at