[gaia] ACM SIGCOMM GAIA Workshop 2016

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As part of our workshop series, the next GAIA workshop will be at SIGCOMM
next year and for a change it will be a peer reviewed workshop. So we have
a CfP below. Hoping to have many submissions and participation from the
GAIA community :). Merry Xmas and a Great New Year to all!

*ACM SIGCOMM Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) Workshop*

*Call for papers*

The Internet is now an all powerful medium - information has become
pervasive, the entire digital economy relies on the Internet, new models
for e-governance have emerged, and it runs the ever growing social
networking platform which can even change governments.

On one end, we have the developed world where access is getting faster and
services being developed to utilize faster access. On the other end, there
are people who do not have access to the Internet at all. Some may not be
able to get it due to lack of infrastructure support (which accounts to the
notion of the digital divide problem faced by most people in developed
countries). There have been significant initiatives to solve the problem of
affordable infrastructure. Crucially, most of these approaches address
infrastructural barriers without addressing economic ones. This problem can
also be seen in developed countries where many individuals find themselves
unable to pass a necessary credit check, or living in circumstances that
are too unstable to commit to lengthy broadband contracts. Digital
inclusion is important for social equality to ensure access to the many
benefits the Internet offers.

This workshop addresses the problem of digital exclusion through networking
technology. It will address a range of research questions (feasibility,
scalability, security, new privacy challenges, robustness, resource
allocation, sustainability, performance etc.). It will create awareness on
the technological solutions to digital exclusion and will help the research
community to explore the above-mentioned challenges, understand
requirements, the potential and the limits of solutions that have been
proposed to address in this space. The workshop will overview the state of
the art, detect gaps and determine a research roadmap to bridge these gaps.


Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Do-it-yourself (DIY) networking (such as community networks) for the
developing world

2. Cost-efficient networked systems appropriate for use in underdeveloped

3. Fault-tolerant resilient networking technologies for the developing world

4. Rural/remote area wireless solutions (that can work efficiently with
resource constraints such as intermittent and unreliable access to power/
networking service)

5. Simplified network management techniques (including support for
heterogeneous service delivery through multiple solutions)

6. Using cognitive radio technology and 5G standards (with possible native
integration of satellites) for GAIA

7. Techno-economic issues related to development (including development of
flexible pricing and incentive structures as well as new spectrum access
models for wireless)

8. Techno-political and cultural issues related to using communications for

9. Using emerging networking architectures and future Internet
architectures [e.g., cloud computing, fog computing, network functions
virtualization (NFV), information-centric networking (ICN),
software-defined networking (SDN), and delay-tolerant networking (DTN)] for

10. Using wireless access/ distribution technologies (such as the
following) for development: TV white spaces (TVWS); satellite
communications using advances in geostationary orbit  (GEO) and low-earth
orbit (LEO) satellites; low-cost community networks; cellular technologies
(such as CDMA 450, the open-source OpenBTS, etc.); wireless mesh and sensor
networks; Wi-Fi-Based Long-distance (WiLD) networks; and wireless based
wireless regional access networks (WRANs)

11. Measurements of infrastructures in developing regions

12. Understanding Internet censorship and solutions to circumvent censorship

*Workshop Chairs*

Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK

Jörg Ott, Technische Universität München, Germany

*Technical Program Committee*

1.     Aaditeshwar Seth, IIT Delhi, India

2.     Adam Wolisz, TUB, Germany

3.     Anders Lindgren, SICS, Sweden

4.     Antonio Alfredo Ferreira Loureiro, UFMG, Brazil

5.     Barath Raghavan, ICSI, Berkeley, USA

6.     Christian Esteve Rothenberg, University of Campinas, Brazil

7.     David Johnson, CSIR, South Africa

8.     Dirk Trossen, InterDigital Europe, UK

9.     Ermanno Pietrosemoli, ICTP, Italy

10.   Fernando Ramos, University of Lisbon, Portugal

11.   Gareth Tyson, Queen Mary University, UK

12.   Heikki Hämmäinen, University of Helsinki, Finland

13.   Jay Chen, New York University, UAE

14.   Jon Crowcroft, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK

15.   Kannan Govindan, Samsung Research, India

16.   Lakshmi Subramanian, New York University, USA

17.   Leandro Navarro, UPC Barcelona, Spain

18.   Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil

19.   Maneesha V Ramesh, Amrita Institute, India

20.   Marco Zennaro, ICTP, Italy

21.   Michael Welzl, Oslo University, Norway

22.   Nabil Benemar, Morocco

23.   Narseo Vallina Rodriguez, ICSI, Berkeley, USA

24.   Nick Feamster, Princeton University, USA

25.   Nishanth Sastry, Kings College London, UK

26.   Pan Hui, HKUST, Hong Kong

27.   Saleem Bhatti, University of St. Andrews, UK

28.   Scott Burleigh, JPL, NASA, USA

29.   Teemu  Kärkkäinen, Technische Universität München, Germany

30.   Tristan Henderson, University of St. Andrews, UK

31.   Veljko Pejovic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

32.   Yiannis Psaras, UCL, UK


ACM SIGCOMM GAIA Workshop will consider only original papers that are not
currently under review by other workshops, conferences, or journals, and
have not been published. All papers submitted will be
peer-reviewed (single-blind) and evaluated based on their suitability
(i.e., within the workshop scope), novelty, and merit. Submitted papers are
limited to 6 pages and should be submitted as a PDF file, including all
figures and references. All submissions should be formatted in standard ACM
conference style for publication in the conference proceedings. They must
be single-spaced, double-column, with each column 9.25" by 3.33", 0.33"
space between columns, use at least a 10pt font, and be correctly formatted
to be printed on letter-sized (8.5" by 11") paper. It is required that
at least one author of each accepted paper register and attend the ACM
SIGCOMM GAIA workshop to present their work to ensure its publication in
the ACM SIGCOMM conference proceedings.

To submit your paper to ACM SIGCOMM GAIA Workshop, please visit the
submission website <https://sigcomm-gaia16.hotcrp.com/>.

*Important Dates*
Paper registration deadline: March 11, 2016

Paper submission deadline: March 18, 2016

Paper acceptance notification: April 29, 2016

Camera-ready deadline: Late May, 2016

Arjuna Sathiaseelan
Personal: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~as2330/
N4D Lab: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~as2330/n4d