Call for Papers

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IDCS 2012 is the fifth in its series to promote research in diverse fields related to Internet and Distributed Computing Systems. The emergence of Web as a ubiquitous platform for innovations has laid the foundation for the rapid growth of the Internet. Side-by-side, the use of mobile and wireless devices such as PDA, laptop, and cell phones for accessing the Internet has paved the ways for related technologies to flourish through recent developments. In addition, the popularity of sensor networks is promoting better integration of the digital world with physical environment.

In IDCS 2012, we are interested in receiving innovative papers on emerging technologies related to Internet and distributed systems to support the effective design and efficient implementation of high-performance computer networks. The target audience includes researchers and industry practitioners those are interested in different aspects of the Internet and distributed systems, with a particular focus on the practical experiences with the design and implementation of related technologies as well as their theoretical perspectives.

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest are organised into 5 major tracks:

Track 1: Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

  • Middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Networked Sensing and Control
  • Sensor Fusion, Tracking and Localisation
  • Embedded Software for Sensor Networks
  • Environmental Sensing Applications
  • Body Sensor Networks
  • Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

Track 2: Internet and Web Technologies

  • Internet Architectures and Protocols
  • Modeling and Evaluation of Internet-based Systems
  • Internet Quality of Service
  • Real-time Multimedia Communication Systems
  • Web services and Mash-ups

Track 3: Network Operations & Management

  • Energy Efficiency in Large-scale Distributed Systems
  • Security of Network-based Systems
  • Network-based Applications (VoIP, Streaming)
  • Network Traffic Engineering
  • Tools and Techniques for Network Measurements

Track 4: Information Infrastructure

  • Next Generation Content Delivery Network
  • Grid, Cloud, and P2P Computing
  • Distributed Computing Applications
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Computational Economy for Distributed Systems

Track 5: Resilience, Fault tolerance, and Availability

  • Fault Tolerant and Self-managing Distributed Systems
  • Dependability and Dependable Systems
  • Computing Models for Resilient Distributed Systems
  • Principles for Resilient Software Architecture
  • Availability Design

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Submission Guidelines

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF via the conference Web site at Each submitted paper should follow Springer LNCS proceedings paper template. The length of all submitted papers will have 14 pages limit, including all figures, appendix, and references, etc. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the review process. Each submission will be reviewed by the members of the TPC and external reviewers.


The conference proceedings will be published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and will be made available to all conference registrants on site. All papers will also be electronically available through SpringerLink Database, and professionally indexed through ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S),  EI, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, DBLP and Google scholar. Extended and enhanced versions of top-quality selected papers from the workshop will be invited for submission on a fast-track basis for special issues in Future Generation Computer Systems Journal,Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Journal of Internet Technology, Telecommunication Systems and International Journal of Internet and Distributed Computing Systems (IJIDCS).


Each paper selected for inclusion in the proceedings must be registered for IDCS 2012. Each paper has to be presented in person by the main author, or one of the authors.

Important Dates

Submission Due: June 24, 2012 June 30, 2012 July 07, 2012 (Final)

Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2012

Camera-ready Copy Due: September 2, 2012

Conference: November 21-23, 2012


General Chairs

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Program Chairs

Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia

Christian Vecchiola, IBM Research and Development, Australia

Program Committee

Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia

Tarem Ahmed, IIUM, Malaysia and BRAC University, Bangladesh

Falah Ali, University of Sussex, UK

Hani Alzaid, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Giuseppe Amato, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Cosimo Anglano, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Italy

Marcos Dias De Assuncao, IBM Research and Development, Brazil

Doina Bein, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, France

Angelo Brayner, University of Fortaleza, Brazil

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Massimo Cafaro, University of Salento, Italy

Rodrigo N. Calheiros, University of Melbourne, Australia

Marco Canini, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

Valeria Cardellini, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy

Andre Carvalho, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Emiliano Casalicchio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy

Luca Caviglione, CNR-ISSIA, Italy

Tania Cerquitelli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Ruay-Shiung Chang, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Yue-Shan Chang, National Taipei University, Taiwan

Tzung-Shi Chen, National University of Tainan, Taiwan

Mauro Coccoli, University of Genova, Italy

Carmela Comito, University of Calabria, Italy

Antonio Coronato, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Raphaƫl Couturier, University of Franche Comte, France

Mustafa Mat Deris, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

Susan Donohue, University of Virginia, USA

Zongming Fei, University of Kentucky, USA

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

Karl Fuerlinger, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany

Jinzhu Gao, University of the Pacific, USA

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, TELECOM Bretagne, France

Jose Daniel Garcia, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Alex Gerbessiotis, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

S K Ghosh, IIT-Kharagpur, India

Harald Gjermundrod, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Victor Govindaswamy, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA

Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA

Houcine Hassan, University Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Xuming He, NICTA, Australia

Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

Yo-Ping Huang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

Jaehoon Paul Jeong, Brocade Communications Systems, USA

Dimitrios Katsaros, University of Thessaly, Greece

Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Ram Krishnan, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Changhoon Lee, Hanshin University, South Korea

Deok Gyu Lee, ETRI, South Korea

Hae Young Lee, ETRI, South Korea

Keqin Li, SAP Research, France

Keqin Li, State University of New York-New Paltz, USA

Pengfeng Li, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Kai Lin, Dalian University of Technology, China

Pangfeng Liu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Timothy Lynar, IBM Research and Development, Australia

Jamie Lloret, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Muhammad Mostafa Monowar, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Amiya Nayak, University of Ottawa, Canada

Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia

Marco Netto, IBM Research and Development, Brazil

George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Suraj Pandey, CSIRO, Australia

Apostolos Papadopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Rubem Pereira, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Thomas Repantis, Akamai Technologies, USA

Pedro Pereira Rodrigues, University of Porto, Portugal

Casiano Rodriguez-Leon, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

Caspar Ryan, RMIT University, Australia

Erich Schikuta, University of Vienna, Austria

Seetharami Seelam, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Edwin Sha, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, University of Quebec-Outaouais, Canada

Ramesh Sitaraman, University of Massachusetts, USA

Giandomenico Spezzano, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy

Kerry Taylor, CSIRO, Australia

Jichiang Tsai, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Parimala Thulasiraman, University of Manitoba, Canada

Gennaro Della Vecchia, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Spyros Voulgaris, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cho-Li Wang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Chen Wang, CSIRO, Australia

Ziyuan Wang, IBM Research and Development, Australia

Qishi Wu, University of Memphis, USA

Bin Xie, InfoBeyond Technology, USA

Lexing Xie, Australia National University, Australia

Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Norihiko Yoshida, Saitama University, Japan

Rui Zhang, University of Melbourne, Australia

Xiangmin Zhou, CSIRO, Australia

Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA