15. ITG/GI - Fachtagung
Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen
26. Februar - 2. März 2007 in Bern, Schweiz


Call for Papers [DE]

The bi-annual symposium "Communication in Distributed Systems" (KiVS) will be held from February 26th to March 2nd at the University of Bern, Switzerland. This will be the first time in 29 years that the KiVS is held outside of Germany.
The symposium starts with visits at well-known research institutes (CERN Geneva, IBM Zurich and Swisscom Innovations Bern). The focus of the KiVS event is the main conference, for which original scientific contributions in the below mentioned research areas are solicited.
Full papers can have a length of up to 12 pages (short papers can have up to 6 pages) and need to follow the Springer "Informatik Aktuell" template. Furthermore, papers from industry and practice describing current projects, technologies, and trends are highly appreciated. These contributions should be extended abstracts of 1-2 pages. All contributions of these three categories must comply with the format specification on the KiVS web site http://kivs07.unibe.ch. They will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee, which will decide about acceptance for publication.
In addition to the special focus topic of "Peer-to-Peer Systems", five collocated workshops on special topics in the area of communication and distributed systems will be organized:
Submitted papers must be written in English or in German and must not have been submitted or published elsewhere. The selected conference and workshop papers will be published in one of several proceedings at Springer-Verlag and VDE-Verlag.

Topics of KiVS 2007

Wireless Networks
  • Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Mesh Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Integration of RF-IDs
  • Next Generation Cellular Networks
  • Mobility Models
  • Energy-efficient Protocols and Systems
Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
  • Overlay Networks
  • Self-organization
  • P2P Systems
  • P2P applications
  • Congestion control
  • Quality-of-Service
  • Mobility
  • Network Management
Methods and Tools
  • Modeling und Simulation
  • Analytical Methods for Performance Evaluation
  • Description Languages
  • Protocol and System Verification
  • Model-driven Development
  • Testing
  • Traffic Measurement
  • Middleware for Web and Grid Services
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Middleware (Continuation)
  • Deployment
  • Enterprise Application Integration
  • Reflexive Systems
  • Service Discovery and Composition
  • Agent Technologies
  • Context-sensitive and Adaptive Systems
Security and Trustworthiness
  • Authorization, Authentication, and Accounting (AAA)
  • Identity- and Access-Management
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Trust-Management
Distributed Applications
  • Grid Applications
  • Automotive Systems
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
  • Intelligent Transportation System
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Autonomous Components
  • Collaborative Applications
  • Web Applications
  • Workflow Management
  • E-Learning
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Finance
  • E-Health
  • Banking Processes
  • Quality-of-Service in Applications

Important Dates

Registration deadline for full conference papers September 15, 2006
Submission deadline for full conference papers (New!) September 22, 2006
Submission deadline for tutorial proposals October 15, 2006
Submission deadline for workshop, short and industry papers October 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance for full conference papers November 6, 2006
Notification of acceptance for workshop, short and industry papers November 30, 2006
Camera ready version for full conference papers December 4, 2006
Camera ready version for workshop, short and industry papers December 29, 2006
Symposium February 26 - March 2, 2007
Additional information and current news for the KiVS symposium and its program are available on the web site http://kivs07.unibe.ch. Format templates for the "Informatik Aktuell" style are available in german only (Guidelines, general directions, and a LaTeX template). If you prefer english guidelines please refer to the equivalent Springer LNCS style.
Please use use the corresponding EDAS page for paper submissions. In special cases, the symposium chairs (Torsten Braun, University of Bern, Georg Carle, University of Tübingen, Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich) may be contacted under at the e-mail address kivs07-chairs@iam.unibe.ch.