Welcome to CNBuB 2012
Community networking, together with the Bottom-up-Broadband initiative, is an emerging model for the Future Internet across Europe and beyond where communities of citizens build, operate and own open IP-based networks, a key infrastructure for individual and collective digital participation.
To support the growth of community networking and bottom-up-broadband in society, it is necessary to improve the state-of-the-art in design, operation, and evolution of community networks. Towards this objective, the networking and systems research community has the opportunity to contribute with more sustainable, adaptive, scalable, integrated, autonomic solutions.
The CNBuB 2012 workshop aims at serving as a meeting point for researchers and practitioners, both from academia and community networks, to discuss state-of-the-art and in-progress research, exchange ideas and share experiences. The workshop will address theoretical and practical challenges of community networks and bottom-up-broadband, including insights from other disciplines that contribute to the socio-technical-economic understanding of the community network operation and growth.
For participation in the workshop as an author presenting a paper please refer to the author instructions. Community network participants and students without authoring a paper can apply for a reduced registration rate for the workshop (limited number). Please contact with the workshop chairs.Topics of interest for CNBuB 2012 include, but are not limited to:
|Wireless mesh networks|
|Wireless MAC and routing protocols|
|Services and applications|
|Hybrid networks with wireless and optical fibre links|
|Tools for bootstrapping and running community networks|
|Performance modelling and evaluation|
|Quality of service provisioning|
|Quality of experience in community networks|
|Community network security and privacy|
|Large-scale management and data collection infrastructures|
|Incentive models for encouraging users and businesses to participate in community networks|
|Socio-technical-economic models for community networks|