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2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good

November 30–December 1, 2016 | Venice, Italy

Track Session on

Networking in Challenging Scenarios


Co-chaired by:

Aloizio P. Silva, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil,  aloizio[AT]

Vinicius F.S. Mota, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, vfsmota[AT]

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Track description

Due to the high demand of communication everywhere and anytime  in the cities and the lack of communication infrastructures in remote regions, in disasters scenarios and  deep space scenarios, Device-to-Device (D2D) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M)  communication have gained  special attention from both academia and industry in the past years.   D2D and M2M communication can be defined  as direct communication between two or more mobile users in range  for direct communication. D2D networks can improve connectivity in dense cellular networks  by increasing the spectral efficiency, enabling multi-hop relays, content dissemination, and,  as such,  offloading data from the cellular network.

This special session attempts to join researchers from both academia and industry  focusing on theoretical and practical research contributions. These contributions can be new techniques, analyses, and applied contributions reporting on experiences and experiments attempting networking deployment in challenging scenarios.



We solicit manuscripts that present original and previously unpublished work on topics within this domain,  but are not limited to:

·      Security and privacy in incentive mechanisms

·      Game theory in incentive mechanisms

·      Practical implementations of incentive mechanisms

·      D2D communication in delay and disruption tolerant networks

·      Resource management for D2D communications

·      Content distribution and caching under D2D communications

·      Opportunistic offloading;

·      Opportunistic medium access;

·      Spectrum management;

·      Resource optimization;

·      Energy minimization;

·      Interference management;

·      Coding and decoding methods;

·      M2M communications;

·      Vehicular communications;

·      Content distribution architectures.


Carlo Caini, Dell'Universitàdi Bologna, Italy
Cristiano M. Silva, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rey, Brazil
Daniel Fernandes Macedo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Thiago Henrique Silva, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Parana,  Brazil.
Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, Université de La Rochelle, France.
José Marcos Silva Nogueira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Waldir Moreira, University Lusofona, Portugal
Scott Burleigh, JPL-NASA/Caltech, United States
William D. Ivancic, NASA Glenn Research Center, United States 




Full Paper Submission: July 8, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: September 25, 2016
Camera-Ready: October  16, 2016




All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference. We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing.

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications:

  • Ambient Systems
  • Pervasive Health and Technology

Accepted papers will be published in the SPNCE Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines.

The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

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Papers should be submitted through EAI 'Confy' system at Confy.

·         Papers should be in English.

·         Regular papers should be up to 10 pages in length.

·         Short papers should be up to 5 pages in length.

·         Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or      journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.

·         The paper submissions must follow the SPRINGER formatting guidelines