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MobiArch 2018 13th Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture

June 10, 2018 - June 11, 2018

MobiArch 2018 13th Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture
To be held in conjunction with MobiSys 2018, June 10th, Munich, Germany

Call for Papers

Recent years have witnessed not only mobile devices surpassing stationary Internet hosts in numbers, but also exponential growth of mobile data traffic due to ubiquitous penetration of portable devices, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, user-generated content sharing, and user-centric applications such as augmented/virtual reality. In the meantime, mobile devices continue to increase in their computing power, as well as the network infrastructure is in the process of transforming from a hardware-dominated landscape to an increasingly virtualized and software-defined system with computing moving to the cloud, edge, and the fog to alleviate the processing load on the mobile devices. The increasing ability to collect and process large amounts of data pertaining to network, devices, and users is posing new challenges to network design, in which, for example, resources are provisioned in either centralized global data centers or local servers close to the network edge, or both interacting with one another.

In this context, various networking challenges arise, such as seamless IP mobility management, algorithm design to correlate user mobility and application usages, online/offline exploitation of large amount of mobility and usage data from the access network and user devices, investigating possibility of offloading computing/storage tasks from mobile hosts to the cloud/edge, algorithm design to correlate traffic offloading to content offloading and application offloading, pattern inference and estimation, and multi-connectivity technology exploitation for QoS, and extreme reliability and low-latency in challenged scenarios. To tackle these challenges, various issues need to be addressed, such as efficient mobility management and optimization, multi-homing, efficient transport over heterogeneous wireless access options, incentive mechanisms, efficient and quality-aware mobile multimedia content distribution, information-centric and mobility-aware networking solutions, new business models for mobile data, security and privacy, as well as related operational concerns and legal issues.

MobiArch 2018 welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that explore challenges and advances in architectures, algorithms, protocols, middleware, and technologies in the current Internet or in the future clean-slate Internet. We also encourage work-in-progress and position papers that describe highly original ideas, present new directions, or have the potential to generate insightful provocative discussions. MobiArch uses a single blind review policy for paper review. All papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Topics of interest center around all architectural issues and system support for mobility in the evolving Internet (e.g., towards content-centric, information-centric, edge/fog computing, and network softwarization), including but not limited to:

  • Architectures and protocols for mobility support at all layers (including cross-layer) of the IP stack
  • Architectures and protocols for mobile edge/fog computing
  • Architectures and protocols for efficient integration of cyber-physical sensors/actuators, edge nodes, and the cloud, with offloading opportunities in the different layers
  • Future Internet architecture for efficient mobility support
  • Mobile network management and architecture design with data analysis and learning, in particular with reference to the technical challenges of big and M2M data
  • Mobility in 5G (network slicing, mobility across access networks and in 5G-core, etc.)
  • Software defined and/or cloud–assisted mobile networking
  • Network virtualization in mobile Internet architecture
  • Connected vehicles architecture (and associated Vehicle-to-Vehicle/Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communications)
  • Impact of M2M communications (e.g., WiFi Direct, LTE Direct, etc.) on Internet architecture design
  • Mobile data sensing and fusion, in particular with reference to the technical challenges of big and M2M data
  • Impact of Information-Centric Networking on mobile and wireless networks
  • Cognitive networks design for mobile systems and applications
  • Seamless mobility and mobility-prediction-enhanced techniques in heterogeneous networks
  • Location management, positioning, and data management for wireless and mobility
  • Accounting, access control, security, and privacy issues, and novel technologies such as block-chains
  • Social, economic, scalability, and deployment issues
  • Large-scale pilots, deployment experiences, experimentation, and quantitative performance assessment of innovative mobile Internet architectures

Workshop Co-Chairs
Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin, Germany
Satyajayant “Jay” Misra, New Mexico State University (NMSU), USA

Best Paper Award
All papers will be considered for the Best Paper award. The program committee will select a number of candidates for the award among accepted papers, and select one or more award papers prior to the conference.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions: March 11, 2018 (11:59 PM, EST)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: May 4, 2018
  • MobiArch Workshop Day: June 10, 2018

If you have any questions, please contact Jay Misra ( and/or Thomas Magedanz (


MobiArch 2018 13th Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture


June 10, 2018
June 11, 2018