Call for Papers

IEEE WoWMoM 2016

Seventeenth International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks

Sponsored by:
IEEE Computer Society,
Missouri University of Science and Technology,
IEEE Computer Society TC on Computer Communications (TCCC)

June 21-24, 2016 - Coimbra, Portugal



IEEE WoWMoM 2016 is soliciting original and previously unpublished papers addressing research challenges and advances in the areas of wireless, mobile, and multimedia networking as well as ubiquitous and pervasive systems.

The evolution of wireless networking technologies and their key role in future Internet scenarios offer an increasing wealth of opportunities for distributing multimedia contents over wireless networks, enabling dissemination of professional contents to mobile users as well as sharing user-generated contents among them. Users will be able to retrieve, publish, and manage information, communicate with other users or devices, access and author services, and create and exploit context-awareness. Papers that present original work, validated by experimentation, simulation, or analysis, are solicited. Practical experiences and experimental efforts from both industry and academia, duly documenting the lessons learned from testbeds, field-trials, or real deployments, are also welcome.


Papers are invited which address new and previously unpublished results in the areas:
• Ad-hoc, sensor, mesh and vehicular wireless networks
• Content-centric architectures for wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Context-awareness in wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Cognitive communications and networking
• Dependability and survivability issues for wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Energy-efficiency for wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Internet/Web of Things
• Localisation, tracking, and mobility management and services
• Middleware services for wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Mobile clouds
• Mobile data offloading in 5G networks
• Mobile social networks
• Modelling, analysis, and performance evaluation
• Opportunistic and delay-tolerant networks
• Participatory, mobile and urban sensing
• Resource management and QoS/QoE provisioning
• RFID, NFC, and Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
• Security, trust and privacy issues for wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Seamless inter-networking and self-organisation
• Software-defined wireless networks
• System prototypes, measurements, real-world deployment, and experiences
• Underwater wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Wireless BAN, PAN, LAN, MAN and WAN
• Wireless multimedia systems, services and applications


• Abstract submission deadline: (* EXTENDED *) December 15, 2015

• Full manuscript due: (* EXTENDED *) December 15, 2015

• Acceptance notification: March 15, 2016

• Camera-Ready version due: April 22, 2016

• Conference Dates: June 21-24, 2016


All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.
Papers must be submitted electronically through EDAS.

Authors can submit papers falling into two distinct paper categories (please select the appropriate one when submitting):

Regular Papers
Regular papers' submissions may be up to 9 pages in length (including figures and references), formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 points or greater. For the camera ready, authors can buy one additional page up to 10 pages.

Work in Progress papers
Work-in-progress papers provide a peer-reviewed forum for late-breaking or preliminary research results, giving an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and demonstrate their recent research, and to obtain feedback from their peers in an informal setting.
Work-in-progress papers' submissions may be up to 3 pages in length (including figures and references), with the option of purchasing one extra page upon acceptance (up to 4 pages).


  • For accepted papers, attendance and presentation by one of the authors is mandatory.
  • Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend the conference and present the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of IEEE  WoWMoM 2016 and submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore. All conference proceedings must meet IEEE's quality standards, and IEEE reserves the right not to publish any proceedings that do not meet these standards. WoWMoM organizers reserve the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g.,removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.       


WoWMoM’16 will offer a four-day technical program including keynote speeches, hot-topic panel sessions, tutorials, demonstrations, and PhD forum. Several workshops will be held in conjunction with the symposium. Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE Digital Library (IEEE Xplore), showing their affiliation with IEEE WoWMoM. The conference also provides a high quality social events program, including a welcome reception, a gala dinner, and a guided tour of the historical part of the University of Coimbra.


Technical demonstrations in the areas of wireless, mobile, and multimedia networking as well as ubiquitous and pervasive systems are solicited. Instructions for submitting a demo proposal are detailed here.