1st international Workshop on Mobile Cloud Networking (MCN 2013)

The 1st Workshop on Mobile Cloud Networking (MCN 2013) was held on June 13, 2013 in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2013 (ICC 2013). The workshop had two tracks (see workshop program), which was followed by a panel discussion.   



About the Workskop

The 1st Workshop on Mobile Cloud Networking (MCN 2013) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2013 (ICC 2013) on June 9-13, 2013, in Budapest, Hungary. 

The workshop will address the integration of two technologies that are expected to have significant impact in the ICT area for the next decade(s): next generation mobile communication networks (mainly 4G) and cloud computing. While mobile communication networks have been established decades ago and are still continuously evolving, cloud computig became a hot topic in recent years and is expected to have significantly impact on novel applications as well as on ICT infrastructures. Cloud computing and mobile communication networks have been considered separate from each other in the past. However, there are various possible synergies between them.

First, access to cloud storage and computing service via wireless/mobile networks should be optimized in terms of delay, bandwidth and energy consumption from an end user perspective. Second, there is an increasing trend to implement more and more functions of a mobile communication network in software, e.g., for signal and protocol processing. This enables the use of cloud computing infrastructures as processing platforms for signal and protocol processing of mobile communication networks, in particular for current (4G) and future (5G) generation networks. In particular, the integration of protocol and application/service processing enables several opportunities to optimize performance of cloud applications and services observed by the mobile user, whose device is connected to the cloud via wireless access networks.

The workshop will discuss emerging technologies in cloud computing and mobile communication networks. Moreover, it will focus on possible integration scenarios and synergies between them.


About the Venue

The International Conference on Communications (ICC) is one of the two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society, together with IEEE Globecom. Each year the ICC conference attracts about 2-3.000 submitted scientific papers, a technical program committee involving about 1.500 experts provides more than 10.000 reviews, the conference being finally attended by 1.500 - 2.000 professionals from all around the world. IEEE ICC is therefore one of the most significant scientific events of the networking and communications community, a must-attend forum for both industrials and academics working in this area.

The ICC conference is a five-day event, three days being dedicated to the technical symposia and two days to tutorials and workshops. The program of the technical symposia includes oral or poster presentations of about 1.000 scientific papers, grouped into 12 thematic tracks, and 18 to 20 parallel sessions. In addition, the conference program includes workshops, tutorials, keynote talks from industrial leaders and renowned academics, panel discussions, a large exposition, business and industrial forums.

In 2013 the IEEE ICC conference will be held for the first time in Eastern Europe, previous conferences being organized in cities such as Ottawa (2012), Kyoto (2011), Cape Town (2010), Dresden (2009), Beijing (2008), Glasgow (2007), Istanbul (2006), Seoul (2005), Paris (2004) or Anchorage (2003). In 2014 the conference will be hosted by Sydney.