IWQoS 2009 Call for Papers

Sixteen years since the inauguration of IWQoS, the workshop has become the premier forum to present original, novel ideas on all research subjects related to quality of service provisioning at end systems or in a networked environment. Recent technological advances in broadband networks, peer-to-peer networks, wireless networks, grid computing, and Internet-based social networks has led to new research challenges, such as providing QoS support for multimedia applications on the future Internet that seamlessly integrates wired, wireless, and overlay networks. Building on the previous success, the objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners working in this area to discuss recent and innovative results, and to identify future directions. The scope of the workshop covers all aspects of QoS research, including related issues such as availability, reliability, security, pricing, resource management, and performance guarantees.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • QoS on the Internet
  • QoS in distributed systems, including grid computing systems
  • QoS in wireless ad hoc, mesh, and sensor networks
  • QoS in operating system design
  • QoS support in middleware
  • QoS for web services and storage systems
  • QoS for overlay networks
  • System dependability, availability, resilience, and robustness
  • Security and privacy as QoS parameters
  • Adaptive QoS in a dynamic environment
  • QoS evaluation metrics and methodologies
  • QoS analysis and modeling
  • QoS pricing and billing
  • QoS architectures and protocols
  • QoS routing algorithms
  • Programmability and language features supporting QoS
  • Rationality, incentive, microeconomics, and self-interest in decentralized networks
  • QoS in business processes, workflows
  • Policy-based QoS management
  • Last-mile QoS at wireless edge
  • QoS assurance under DoS or DoQ (denial of quality) attacks
  • QoS design for the future Internet.

IWQoS invites submission of manuscripts with original research results that have not been previously published or currently under review by another conference or journal. Submissions will be judged based on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness. Paper submissions should be no longer than 9 single-spaced, double-column pages with reasonable margins and font sizes of 10 or larger. All accepted papers, will be included in the conference proceedings. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must present the paper at IWQoS 2009.

IWQoS aims at rapid dissemination of research results. For fast turnaround, a short review and publication cycle is designed, with the submission deadline as close to the workshop as the publisher allows. The workshop is a single-track forum spanning two and a half days. Award will be given at the workshop to the best paper.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: February 27, 2009 11:59 pm EST
Notification of acceptance:April 13, 2009
Camera-ready papers due: May 11, 2009
Workshop dates:July 13-15, 2009