Social Networking session at WONS’09

Organizers: J. Crowcroft (U. Cambridge), I. Stavrakakis (U. Athens)

February 2-4, 2009. Snowbird, Utah, USA
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This session solicits original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, 
position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers. We encourage papers that propose 
new research directions or could generate lively debate at the workshop.

Aspects of social networking are to be considered that affect the design of Wireless 
On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), providing novel insights on protocol 
and network design, modeling and performance evaluation, pricing and profitability 
models, QoS models, practical implementations, service level aspects and Internet 
integration of wireless networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

- Design for “On demand” wireless mobile social networks
- Content dissemination and discovery strategies in wireless-mobile social networks
- Information sharing and forwarding in wireless-mobile social DTNs.
- Rating, reputation, trust and interest-specification and evolution in wireless 
  mobile social networks
- Challenges and opportunities posed by mobile social networks


Paper submission: Monday, Nov 10, 2008 (NO EXTENSION!)
Acceptance notification: Thursday, Nov 20, 2008
Camera-ready: Dec 7, 2008
Workshop date: Feb 2-4, 2009

Submission Instructions:

Please email your submission directly to both: John Crowcroft and Ioannis Stavrakakis 
at and 

Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere or currently be under review 
by another conference or journal. Authors are invited to submit double-column full 
(8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) in PDF format having a font size no smaller 
than 10pt. Short papers should present future research directions, ongoing work, 
visionary, innovative ideas; accepted short papers will populate poster sessions 
at the conference and will be included in the conference proceedings.  
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register 
and present the paper. Conference proceedings will be included in the IEEE Xplore