9th IEEE Workshop on
Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS 2012)
Ubiquitous Communications and related Services grow rapidly, presenting both users as well as providers with significant management challenges ranging from successful service delivery over heterogeneous networks to semantic interoperability between different offered services, including the mobile networks, ad-hoc networks, middleware, applications, and devices. Such challenges include: managing user-centric services and context services, extreme distribution and scalability, extensive system & network & semantic heterogeneity, ad-hoc formation and disassociation of systems and services, and intelligent support for user centric applications.
Today’s management systems struggle to maintain operational requirements and to address structural as well as technological advances in pervasive communications, the complexity, heterogeneity, and automation required by the pervasive computing vision. MUCS 2012 provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to address the management of ubiquitous communications.
Since 2003, the MUCS workshop (both independently and collocated with major conferences) has provided a very successful forum for researchers and practitioners to explore the theoretical, technological, and organizational challenges, and to present advances in management techniques and technologies, for pervasive computing and smart space applications.
The workshop provides a single-track scientific program containing a blend of keynote presentations from leaders in research in this area, peer-reviewed papers, and a small selection of invited presentations. The goal of the workshop is to investigate the state of the art in managing pervasive/smart space applications from a broad perspective.