First International Workshop on Smart Communication Protocols & Algorithms (SCPA 2011)

Venue: Houston

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 05, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 09, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 07, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jul 07, 2011
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Smart communication protocols and algorithms make use of several methods and techniques (such as machine learning techniques, decision making techniques, knowledge representation, network management, network optimization, problem solution techniques, and so on), to communicate the network devices to transfer data between them. They can be used to perceive the network conditions, or the user behavior, in order to dynamically plan, adapt, decide, take the appropriate actions, and learn from the consequences of its actions. The algorithms can make use of the information gathered from the protocol in order to sense the environment, plan actions according to the input, take consciousness of what is happening in the environment, and take the appropriate decisions using a reasoning engine. Goals such as decide which scenario fits best its end-to-end purpose, or environment prediction, can be achieved with smart protocols and algorithms. Moreover, they could learn from the past and use this knowledge to improve future decisions.
In this workshop, researchers are encouraged to submit papers focused on the design, development, analysis or optimization of smart communication protocols or algorithms at any communication layer. Algorithms and protocols based on artificial intelligence techniques for network management, network monitoring, quality of service enhancement, performance optimization and network secure are included in the workshop.

We welcome technical papers presenting analytical research, simulations, practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, and papers addressing the key problems and solutions. The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, deployments, implementations, running experiments and applications.
Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

Smart network protocols and algorithms for multimedia delivery
Application layer, transport layer and network layer cognitive protocols
Cognitive radio network protocols and algorithms
Automatic protocols and algorithms for environment prediction
Algorithms and protocols to predict data network states
Intelligent synchronization techniques for network protocols and algorithms
Smart protocols and algorithms for e-health
Software applications for smart algorithms design and development
Dynamic protocols based on the perception of their performance
Smart protocols and algorithms for Smartgrids
Protocols and algorithms focused on building conclusions for taking the appropriate actions
Smart Automatic and self-autonomous ad-hoc and sensor networks
Artificial intelligence applied in protocols and algorithms for wireless, mobile and dynamic networks
Smart security protocols and algorithms
Smart cryptographic algorithms for communication
Artificial intelligence applied to power efficiency and energy saving protocols and algorithms
Smart routing and switching protocols and algorithms
Cognitive protocol and algorithm models for saving communication costs
Any kind of intelligent technique applied to QoS, content delivery, network Monitoring and network management
Smart collaborative protocols and algorithms
Problem recognition and problem solving protocols
Genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic and neural networks applied to communication protocols and algorithms