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18-20 July 2007: 13th EUNICE Open European Summer School 2007 - Enschede - The Netherlands

13th EUNICE Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on

Dependable and Adaptable Networks and Services

July 18 – 20, 2007

University of Twente, the Netherlands


Sponsored by:


The EUNICE network (http://www.eunice-forum.org/) has been created to foster the mobility of students, faculty members and research scientists working in the field of information and communication technologies and to promote educational and research cooperation between its member institutions. The main goal of the EUNICE Summer School is to give researchers and particularly Ph.D. students the opportunity to present their work at an international level. In addition to the research paper presentations, a number of tutorials or invited talks, presented by experts in the field, will be given.

Call for Contributions

One of the main challenges in the next decade will be to make the Internet and the services that are provided on top of it more dependable and adaptable. Research on these themes is needed for fixed, wireless and ad-hoc networking, ubiquitous communication and computing, sensor networks, and context-awareness. While individual mobile applications with context-aware and personalize features emerged, at the same time many challenges for network and service architectures were imposed concerning integration, interoperability, management, provisioning, reliability and security. On the one hand research has to build up a sound understanding of these applications and their supporting service and network architectures. On the other hand, the service and network infrastructure needs to be able to provide the necessary quality of service for the envisioned applications.

Although the EUNICE summer school is open to researchers from any institution, we particularly invite PhD students from EUNICE member institutes and from European Network of Excellence projects in this field, such as EMANICS and Euro-NGI to contribute with original submissions.

The topics of interest include:


Middleware for mobile and pervasive computing


Context awareness and personalized services


Service discovery, mediation and composition


Security, trust, access control and authorization in ubiquitous computing


Adaptive applications and architectures


Service oriented architectures, web services and semantic web


Service technologies and platforms


Service design and creation methodologies


Self-organizing networks and service infrastructures


Management models and architectures


Network and service provisioning, reliability and quality assurance


Management technologies and platforms


Wireless and mobile computing


Peer to peer networks and applications'


Ad-hoc and personal networks


Business integration and service architectures


Business-software alignment and traceability

Types of Contribution and Submission Guidelines

Regular Contributions: Authors are invited to submit unpublished papers that are not under review in any other conference or journal. All papers must be written in English and should not exceed eight A4 pages; formatting should be according to the LNCS guidelines (see http://lncs-guidelines.notlong.com). Submissions should be in PDF format through the JEMS system (https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/eunice2007).

Tutorials: Each EUNICE member institution is cordially invited to present tutorials (approx. 75 minutes) at the Summer School. Prospective tutorial speakers are kindly asked to submit proposals covering one or more of the technical areas indicated above. The tutorial proposals should include a brief outline, a short resume, and the speaker's full postal address, phone and fax numbers, homepage and e-mail-address.


The Proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2007 (extended!)

Notification of Acceptance: April 27, 2007

Camera-Ready Paper due: May 7, 2007

Early Registration Deadline: May 15, 2007


The conference takes place on the campus of the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, room WA 3 (Waaier Building).

Organizing Committee

Aiko Pras, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Programme Committee

Contact Information

Annelies Klos

University of Twente

PO Box 217

7500AE Enschede

The Netherlands

email: eunice2007@ewi.utwente.nl

www: http://www.ctit.utwente.nl/eunice2007