Call For Papers
The 4th International Workshop on Community Networks and Bottom-up-Broadband (CNBuB 2015) is co-located with the in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2015) on the 24-26 August 2015.
Aim and Scope: Community networks are an emergent model for the future Internet. They emerge from the interplay of technical and social interactions. Community networks are a timely model for the future Internet, which fits into the current tendency of seeing technical systems (e.g. networks, infrastructures, clouds) not as purely technical systems, but as socio-technical systems.
Originally, community networks were only used as networking infrastructure to provide Internet access. Furthermore, however, there is an important opportunity in the provision of unique services within community networks. Cloud-based services and IoT applications are promising candidates for applications within community networks, since specifically the citizen participation can enable innovative applications which are not possible in other scenarios.
The objective of the International Workshop on Community Networks and Bottom-up-Broadband (CNBuB) is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on community networks, and researchers working in services and applications which may fit into community networks. CNBuB aims to be a forum for the collection, presentation and discussion of scientific work on the topics related to community networks.
Participation: For participation in the workshop as an author presenting a paper please refer to the submission instructions. Community network participants authoring a paper can apply for a financial support (limited number of grants) for being able to present their work at the workshop. Please contact the workshop chairs.
Papers: The workshop solicits original papers addressing 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.
Topics of interest for CNBuB 2015 include, but are not limited to:
|Wireless mesh networks|
|Services and applications|
|IoT applications and collaborative scenarios|
|Fog computing in community networks|
|Clouds for community networks|
|Hybrid networks with wireless and optical fibre links|
|Tools for bootstrapping and running community networks|
|Interoperation of cloud-based community services|
|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|
|Ecosystems for community networks|
|Socio-technical-economic-legal models for community networks|