Call for Papers

Call for Papers / PDF Format

Notification of Acceptance Mailed: 23 September 2003  ** EXTENDED DEADLINE**

The paper submission deadline for CCNC 2004 has been extended until July 31, 2003
We expect that this decision will give the potential authors to have little more time to finish up their papers during the summer months.

Please also note that the submission deadline for the posters and demo proposals
have also been extended until July 31, 2003.




The demand for networked consumer systems and devices is large and growing rapidly. At home, in a car or truck, at work or at play, Internet citizens want transparent internetworking for the systems and devices that provide entertainment, information, and communications. This internetworking should be on-demand, with whomever or whatever they want, regardless of time or location. As a result, consumer networking is gaining increasing attention from industry spawning a range of dramatically different solutions including wireless, wireline, and power line networked communications environments, each with their own strength and special challenges to overcome. This in turn has defined the scope of consumer networking, to range from the body area networking and personal area networking to home networking and wide area networking. In the not too distant future, we will see Ad hoc networking augmented with sensors sharing networked knowledge that enables devices and systems to seamlessly interact with Internet and wide are wireless systems such as WiFi, 3G and future 4G networks. And this is just the beginning!

This phenomenon, - "Consumer Communications and Networking", has been attracting many researchers in diverse areas from networking to consumer electronics. This conference will present the latest approaches and technical solutions in the area of consumer networking, enabling technologies such as middleware and multimedia, and novel applications and services. The conference will include a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, technology application panels, tutorials, and poster sessions. CCNC 2004 provides a compelling forum for formal discussion and socialization of many of these research challenges with seasoned practitioners and colleagues from throughout the industry and academia.

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to

  • Home LANs (802.11, HiperLAN, Bluetooth, HomePlug)
  • Vehicle Networks
  • Body & Personal Area Networks
  • Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Entertainment Networks
  • Broadcast Networks
  • TV-Centric Home Networks
  • Home Information Infrastructure
  • Residential Gateways
  • Interworking (Internet, 3G/4G, etc.)
  • Network Management & Control
  • Network Security
  • Privacy Issues
  • Protocols
  • QoS support
  • Performance

Enabling Technologies

  • Middleware (Java, .Net, XML, OSGi, JTWI, MHP/OCAP, UPnP, etc.)
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Image Retrieval
  • Look-up Technologies
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Management Systems
  • Networked Knowledge
  • Data and Program Migration
  • Consumer Middleware
  • Device Discovery
  • Biometrics for Security
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Wearable Computers
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Transmission technologies such Ultra Wideband
  • User Interface
  • Digital TV

Novel Applications and Services

  • Novel Applications for Networked Appliances
  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • Medical, Health Care
  • Surveillance, Home Monitoring
  • Appliances
  • Service Evaluation
  • Smart Services
  • Smart Spaces
  • Field Trials
  • Application for Special Needs
  • "Kitchen" Counter Intelligence
  • e-Commerce, m-Commerce
  • Location Based Services
  • Personalization
  • Virtual Home Environment
  • Intelligent Vehicles


Authors MUST submit their papers through the EDAS web site, together with a short abstract (approximately 150 words) in the EDAS web site form. Please note that the potential authors should create their own accounts in the EDAS web site before submitting paper(s). Although either MS Word or PDF file format is acceptable when submitting the extended abstracts, it is strongly suggested that authors should submit papers using PDF format.

Papers should be written in English and should preferably follow the instructions in However, in the interest of time to make the submission deadline, papers written in any format and up to 6 pages long will be accepted for review as well. The cover page should include paper title, abstract, list of keywords indicating the paper's topic area (preferably from the above list), author's full names, affiliations and complete addresses, telephone numbers and electronic mail addresses

All paper submissions will be carefully reviewed by at least three experts and returned to the author(s) with comments to ensure the high quality of the accepted papers. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference. For further information on the Technical Sessions, please contact:

Technical Program Chair:
- Mehmet Ulema, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Technical Program Vice Chair: – Networking:
- Guenter Schaefer, Technische Universitaet Berlin,
Technical Program Vice Chair: – Enabling Technologies:
- John Barr, Motorola,
Technical Program Vice Chair: – Novel Applications and Services:
- Eric Addeo, Devry College of Technology, New Brunswick, NJ

Deadline for Submitting Technical Session Papers: 31 July 2003  ** NEW DATE **
Notification of Acceptance Mailed: 23 September 2003  ** EXTENDED DEADLINE**
Final Camera Ready Papers Due: 17 October 2003  ** NEW DATE **

In addition to the regular presentation sessions, the symposium also offers poster sessions for more informal interactions and presenting work in progress. Extended abstracts can be submitted for consideration as poster presentations. Posters will be selected from these extended abstracts and regular papers.
Poster proposals should be submitted by following the instructions explained under the technical papers above.
Poster sessions will be presented in a large auditorium and will last the entire day of 8 January 2003. In addition to the posters presenters will be able to show demonstrations of research prototypes. Please submit a demo description and requirements needed for your demonstration.

For further information, please contact:

Poster Chair:
- Barcin Kozbe, Ericsson Inc, Redmond, WA,

Deadlines for Posters will follow the technical paper submission schedule given above.
31 July, 2003

The conference includes business application sessions in parallel to the technical program. Proposals for Technology Applications Panels should include the following information:

• Session Title
• Names of the Organizer and Panelists
• Abstract

Proposals should be submitted to:
Technology Applications Panels Chair:
- Alex Gelman, Panasonic Technologies, Princeton, NJ

Deadline for Submitting Panel Proposals: 15 September 2003

The symposium includes tutorials on the day after the technical program. A proposal to present a tutorial should contain the following information:

• Tutorial Title, Full Name of the Instructor
• Biography of the Instructor (100-200 words)
• Outline and Extended Abstract (500-1000 words)
• If the tutorial or its earlier version has been given before, please indicate the events, dates and contents.

Proposals should be submitted to:
Tutorial Chair:
- Alan Kaplan, Panasonic Technologies, Princeton, NJ

Deadline for Submitting Tutorial Proposals: 15 September 2003

A limited number of Student Travel Grants are available to those student authors who will be presenting papers and are unable to obtain funding to attend the symposium.  The form will be available in the author kit.

Note: Every paper accepted for CCNC 2004 must have attached to it at least one registration at the full member/nonmember rate. Thus, for a manuscript for which all authors are students, one student author will be required to register at the full registration rate. For manuscripts where at least one author is already registered at the full rate, this fulfills the obligation for up to four papers where all the other authors are students.

Attendees from all non-US Countries, please see the Visa Information page for details on the new requirements for entry into the US.

There will be a Best Paper Award for the best-submitted paper. Potential candidates for awards will be identified during the normal review process. A special independent Awards Committee will be formed to evaluate the candidate papers together with their presentations and to select the award winners. The Awards Committee has the right to give the award to one paper, not to give an award, or to split the award among several papers.