Q2SWinet 2015

The 11th ACM International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks

November 2nd to 6th, 2015 - Cancun, Mexico

The organizing committee of the MSWiM symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks is glad to welcome you to the 2015 edition of Q2SWinet, that will be held on November 2nd-6th, 2015, in Cancun, Mexico.

The Q2SWinet 2015 symposium aims at serving as a meeting point and a forum for exchanging ideas, discussing solutions, and sharing experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers, both from industry and academia. As with the previous seven editions of the Q2SWinet symposium series, the scope of this year's symposium will remain on general issues related to QoS and security in wireless and mobile networks networking and computing.

Call for Papers

In recent years, wireless and mobile communication systems have become increasingly popular as an inexpensive and promising means for ubiquitous communications. In this scenario, the QoS provisioning and the management of network security have become crucial tasks to determine the success of future generation wireless mobile networks. This symposium calls for cutting-edge research achievements on the provisioning of QoS and Security in wireless and mobile networks. It also aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete papers presenting new research related to theory or practice of all aspects of Quality of Service and Security issues in mobile and wireless systems.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Security in Wireless MANETs, VANETs, Sensor, Mesh and PCS Networks
  • Secure PHY, MAC and Routing Protocols
  • Secure Cooperation-Based Systems and Services
  • Intrusion Detection in Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Privacy, anonymity and authentication
  • Trust Establishment
  • Cooperation and Prevention of Non-cooperative Behavior
  • Incentive Aware Secure Protocol Design
  • QoS for Wireless Multimedia Networks and Systems
  • QoS for Wireless/Wired Hybrid Systems
  • QoS support and Mobility Management in Wireless Internet
  • QoS-Aware Routing for Wireless Networks
  • QoS Metrics
  • Wireless Network Survivability
  • Wireless Systems Reliability
  • Field operating tests, Performance Modeling and Simulation Techniques
  • Real-time and QoS-aware Wireless Networks

Paper submission and publication

Papers should neither have been published elsewhere nor currently under review by another conference or journal. Guidelines on paper submission and formatting are available here. Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings published by ACM. Please note that all accepted papers will need to have a full registration to the symposium (there will also be a symposium-only registration separated by the main conference registration). In addition, at least one author of each accepted paper is required to present his/her work at the symposium. No-shows of accepted papers at the symposium will result in those papers NOT being included in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: June 15th, 2015 (extended deadline)
  • Acceptance Notification: July 25th, 2015
  • Camera Ready: August 30th, 2015
  • Author Registration: September 8th, 2015
  • Symposium dates: Nov. 2nd-6th, 2015

Submission Instructions

High-quality original papers are solicited. Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must be submitted electronically through the EDAS system. The complete list of authors' names must be inserted when registering the paper on the EDAS system. All papers will be reviewed by Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference.

At least one author of accepted papers must attend the symposium to present its contribution. No-shows of accepted papers at the symposium will result in those papers NOT being included in the ACM Digital Library.

The maximum page limit for regular papers is 10 pages, double column, in ACM style including tables and figures. Note that the regular paper size will be 8 pages, with the possibility to obtain up to 2 additional pages (total 10 pages) by paying a fee. Only PDF format is accepted for submitted manuscripts.

Camera-ready Instructions

The maximum page limit for regular papers is 10 pages, double column, in ACM style including tables and figures. Note that the regular paper size will be 8 pages, with the possibility to obtain up to 2 additional pages (total 10 pages) by paying a fee.

For detailed instructions about paper format and template to be used to prepare the final paper version, please refer to this link.

Registration & VISA info

Registration will be open through the ACM MSWIM web site:
ACM MSWIM registration page.

Note: author registration is intended as the registration performed by at least one author of accepted papers (presenting the paper at the corresponding event).

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Technical Program Chairs

Publicity and Webmaster Chair

Technical Program Committee

  • Marco Baldi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Jalel Ben-Othman, University of Paris 13, France
  • Luciano Bononi, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Cristian Borcea, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Raffaele Bruno, IIT-CNR, Italy
  • Llorenç Cerdà-Alabern, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Antonio Corradi, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Mario Dantas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Melike Erol-Kantarci, Clarkson University, USA
  • Rosario Garroppo, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Lynda Mokdad, Université de Paris 12, France
  • Mauro Tortonesi, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, USA

Technical Program

Monday, November 2


7:30 AM

Registration Opening


8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome message from Technical Program Chairs


9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 1: Emerging Trends in Mobile Systems I

  • An Enhanced Quality of Context Evaluating Approach in an Ambient Assisted Living e-Health Platform
    Mario A R Dantas (UFSC, Brazil); Débora Cabral Nazário and Jose Todesco (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil); Adroaldo de Andrade, Lucas Borges and Willian Ramos (UFSC, Brazil)
  • Recommendations for IPsec Configuration on Homenet and M2M devices
    Daniel Migault (Ericsson, Canada); Tobias Guggemos (University of Munich, Germany); Daniel Palomares (Orange Business Services & Orange, France); Aurelien Wailly (Orange, France); Maryline Laurent (Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom SudParis, France); Jean-Philippe Wary (Orange Labs, France)


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Session 2: Security in Wireless Networks I

  • Autonomic Management of Replica Voting based Data Collection Systems in Malicious Environments
    Kaliappa Ravindran (City University of New York, USA); Arun Adiththan (City University of New York - CUNY Graduate Center, USA); Mohammad Rabby and Jinu Jose (City University of New York, USA)
  • Spraying techniques for securing key exchange in large ad-hoc networks
    Ariel Stulman and Alan Stulman (Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel)
  • On the Impact of Cross-Layer Information Leakage on Anonymity in Crowds
    Andriy Panchenko (University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg)


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 3: QoS and QoE for Wireless Networks and Systems I

  • A Managing QoE Approach for Provisioning User Experience Aware Services Using SDN
    Madalena Silva (Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil); Mario A R Dantas (UFSC, Brazil); Alexandre Gonçalves (Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil); Alex Pinto (UFSC, Brazil)
  • Quality Service Evaluation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in WiMAX Networks based on IP/MPLS Environment
    Octavio Salcedo Parra (Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas, Colombia); Brayan Steven Reyes Daza (Intelligent Internet Research Group & Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia)


3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Coffee Break

4:20 PM - 6:00 PM

Session 4: Emerging Trends in Mobile Systems II

  • A Proxy Gateway Solution to Provide QoS in Tactical Networks and Disaster Recovery Scenarios
    Alessandro Morelli (University of Ferrara, Italy); Rita Lenzi (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA); Cesare Stefanelli (University of Ferrara, Italy); Niranjan Suri (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition & US Army Research Laboratory, USA); Mauro Tortonesi (University of Ferrara, Italy)
  • Bounding Degrees on RPL
    Fadwa Boubekeur (University of paris 6 & LIP6, France); Paolo Medagliani (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., France); Lelia Blin (LIP6-University of Evry Val d'Essones, France); Rémy Leone (TELECOM ParisTech & Thales Communications & Security, France)
  • Location Assisted Coding (LAC): Embracing Interference in Free Space Optical Communications
    Thai Duong and Duong Nguyen-Huu (Oregon State University, USA); Thinh Nguyen (Oregon State, USA)
  • Noah: Keyed Noise Flooding for Wireless Confidentiality
    Sang-Yoon Chang (Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), Singapore); Jemin Lee (Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore); Yih-Chun Hu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)


Tuesday, November 3


7:30 AM

Registration Opening


8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome Address and Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mario Gerla (VANET Services, Autonomous Vehicles and the Mobile Cloud)


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break


10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Poster Session 5: QoS and QoE for Wireless Networks and Systems II

  • OMNeTA: A hybrid simulator for a realistic evaluation of heterogeneous networks
    Markus Jung (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany); Anton Hergenröder (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany)
  • Can We Predict Future Link States in Wireless Smart Grid?
    Takuma Hamagami (Osaka City University, Japan); Kentaro Yanagihara (Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Japan); Shinsuke Hara (Osaka City University, Japan)
  • Sharing the Cost of Lunch: Energy Apportionment Policies
    Ekhiotz Jon Vergara, Simin Nadjm-Tehrani and Mikael Asplund (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • The VB-TDMA Protocol for Long-term Tracking and Monitoring Mobile Entities in the Outdoors
    Ion Emilian Radoi (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Janek Mann and DK Arvind (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • An open source platform for perceived video quality evaluation


12:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Poster Session 6: Security in Wireless Networks II

  • Inferring Smartphone Positions Based on Collecting the Environment's Response to Vibration Motor Actuation
    Irina Diaconita (Multimedia Communications Lab, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany); Andreas Reinhardt (TU Clausthal, Germany); Delphine Christin (University of Bonn and Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany); Christoph Rensing (Technical University of Darmstadt & Multimedia Communications Lab, Germany)
  • Reliability evaluation of imperfect networks using polygon-to-chain reductions: A theoretical and practical approach
    Rebaiaia Mohamed-Larbi (Laval University & CIRRELT, Canada)
  • Secure and Error Resilient Approach for Multimedia Data Transmission in Constrained Networks
    Zeinab Fawaz (University of Franche Comte, France); Ahmed Mostefaoui (Université de Franche Comté, France); Hassan Noura (Independent, France)
  • Secure Routing against Wormhole Attack and Its Formal Verification based on Timed Colored Petri Net
    Lishi Chen and ChunYan Liu (Harbin Institute of Technology ShenZhen Graduate School, P.R. China); Hejiao Huang (Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China)
  • E-BIAS: A Pervasive EEG-Based Identification and Authentication System
    Javad Sohankar, Koosha Sadeghi Oskooyee, Ayan Banerjee and Sandeep Gupta (Arizona State University, USA)
  • QoS Management for WiFi MAC layer processing in the Cloud - Demo Description


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Closing Session

Past Editions

Here you can find the links to previous Q2SWinet homepages and to the digital proceedings published by the ACM.

Previous events Years
The 10th ACM Q2SWinet in Montréal, Canada (proceedings) 2014
The 9th ACM Q2SWinet in Barcelona, Spain 2013
The 8th ACM Q2SWinet in Paphos, Cyprus (proceedings) 2012
The 7th ACM Q2SWinet in Miami Beach, USA (proceedings) 2011
The 6th ACM Q2SWinet in Bodrum, Turkey (proceedings) 2010
The 5th ACM Q2SWinet in Tenerife, Spain (proceedings) 2009
The 4th ACM Q2SWinet in Vancouver, Canada (proceedings) 2008
The 3rd ACM Q2SWinet in Chania, Crete Island, Greece (proceedings) 2007
The 2nd ACM Q2SWinet in Torremolinos, Spain (proceedings) 2006
The 1st ACM Q2SWinet in Montreal, Canadanbsp (proceedings) 2005

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