Call for papers

Welcome to IWQoS 2008

Since 1994, IWQoS has served as the prime annual workshop on Quality of Service, providing an international forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting edge research in the field. Building on the success of previous workshops, the objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners working in this area to discuss recent and innovative results, and to identify future directions and challenges in developing practical computer/communication systems where predictable, controlled, and robust performance is a central requirement. IWQoS has a long standing tradition of being highly interactive, while maintaining highest standards of competitiveness and excellence. The scope of the workshop covers the main and currently important aspects of QoS research, including related issues such as availability, reliability, security, pricing, resource management, and performance guarantees.

Please note that NOSSDAV 2008 is held on May 28 - 30 at TU Braunschweig, Germany. If you are also interested in attending NOSSDAV 2008, you can easily combine the two trips.

The program will include the following highlights:

The session with short position papers will be highly interactive and leave much room for the audience to get involved. The short papers will go through the general reviewing process.

Technical Program

As in previous years, the workshop covers a broad spectrum of QoS issues in communications networking. IWQoS 2008 will particularly emphasize the increasing importance of application level QoS and perceived QoS, i.e., the quality of applications as experienced by the end users, which is usually expressed in terms of a ‘mean opinion score’ (MOS). Relevant topics for the workshop include the following:

  • End-to-end QoS provisioning in heterogeneous network environments
  • Application protocols and QoS
  • QoS in overlay and peer-to-peer networks
  • QoS adaptation, adaptive applications
  • Perceived QoS for VoIP and multimedia applications
  • Mapping network performance to perceived QoS
  • Service-level agreements (SLAs) and QoS
  • QoS modelling for gaming applications
  • Measurement based QoS estimation and verification
  • QoS in wireless, mobile, ad hoc and sensor networks
  • QoS in context aware systems (also related to mobility)
  • End-to-end QoS signalling and support
  • QoS in home networks, intranets and Metro Ethernets
  • Operating systems support and end-system design for QoS
  • e also solicit papers in the following areas:
  • QoS analysis and modeling
  • Traffic and network engineering
  • QoS architectures and protocols
  • Content delivery networks with service/performance guarantees
  • QoS, availability, resilience and security in L2 and L3 VPNs
  • Resource management and admission control
  • QoS routing
  • QoS pricing and billing
  • QoS in web server systems and storage systems
  • Evaluation metrics and methodologies for QoS
  • Fault tolerance and QoS
  • QoS measurement; QoS signaling and control
  • Server-side QoS and its roles in end-to-end QoS provisioning
  • QoS and SLAs for composite services in SOA
  • QoS-aware middleware frameworks and services

IWQoS aims at allowing rapid dissemination of research results and to provide fast turnaround. The deadline for papers is therefore as close to the conference as the publishers allow. The workshop is a single-track forum spanning two and a half days. It values both theoretical contributions and practical experience.
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Best Student Paper Award

Award will be given at the conference to the best student paper, whose first author is/was a student at the time of the paper submission.

Paper Submission

IWQoS 2008 invites submission of manuscripts that present original research results and that neither have been published nor are currently under review for another conference or journal. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must present the paper at IWQoS 2008.

All the papers will be published via IEEE.

Paper Formatting

We recommend that you use the IEEE transactions format. You can download them from the official IEEE website. LaTeX transactions style file is available here. We will only accept files in Adobe PDF format. Please do not try to upload PS, DOC, or RTF files. Note that PDF files should be compliant with the IEEE Xplore format.

Full Papers

Submissions should be full-length papers that are no longer than 10 single-spaced, double-column pages with font sizes of 10 or larger, including all figures and must include an abstract of 100 to 150 words. References can appear on a separate page (not included in page count).

Short Position Paper Session

We solicit submissions of short papers for the session outlined above. The short papers are limited to three single-spaced pages. Accepted short position papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates:

  • Extended abstract deadline: February 4, 2008, 11:59pm CET
  • Extended paper submission deadline: February 4, 2008, 11:59pm CET
  • Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2008
  • Camera-ready papers due: April 8, 2008
  • Early registration deadline and
  • Hotel reservation cut-off date: April 15, 2008
  • Workshop dates: June 2– 4, 2008
  • Workshop reception and welcome party: June 1, 2008