Call for Papers

Fifth International Workshop on Quality of future Internet Services (QofIS’04)

“Quality of Service in the Emerging Networking Panorama”
September 29 - October 1, 2004

Barcelona, Catalunya, SPAIN
QofIS’04 CFP:


The purpose of QofIS 2004 is to present and discuss design and implementation techniques for providing quality of service in the Internet. The impact of emerging terminals, mobility and embedded systems will create a new environment where networks will be ambient. New challenges are open by this new space where networks of interest ranging from personal networks to large-scale application networks will need to be designed and often integrated. Protocol mechanisms for supporting quality of service at the different layers of the networks will need to be assessed and eventually redesigned in such environments. The focus of this year’s workshop is on the provisioning of Quality of Service in the Emerging Networking Panorama, assessed by results of experiments carried out in simulation platforms and test-beds, and given the progressive irruption of optical technologies.

This workshop, at its fifth international event, is organized under the umbrella of the E-NEXT Network of Excellence on “Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies”, which will start early in 2004.

Along with presentations of papers and keynote speeches, QofIS 2004 will offer two one day workshops on October 1, namely the

Fourth International Workshop on Internet Charging and QoS Technology (ICQT’04) and the
First International Workshop on QoS Routing (WQoSR’04)

Authors are invited to submit work on issues related to, but not limited by, the following list of topics:

Papers and Submissions

Papers are solicited in full length of no more than 10 single-spaced pages (in English). All papers will be subject to a full review process. Submissions should follow the author guidelines specified at Information for LNCS Authors and must include: title, authors, affiliations, 100-word abstract, and a list of maximum five keywords. The author responsible for correspondence should be identified, including mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. An electronic, PDF-based submission of papers is mandatory.

The conference proceedings will be published as hard-copy and electronically by Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, which will be available during the event. Following the workshop, authors will be invited to submit an updated and extended version of their papers for a possible publication in a special issue of the Computer Communication journal edited by Elsevier.

Best Ph.D. student paper award

Papers that are candidate for the best PhD student paper award should be clearly identified by being marked as such when submitting the paper in the EDAS system. To be eligible for the award, the PhD student should be the principal author and presenter of the submitted paper. The selection will be based on both the quality of the written paper and its presentation at the workshop.

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions: May 2, 2004 May 9, 2004 (Hard Deadline)
Notification of acceptance: July 2, 2004
Camera ready version: July 25, 2004
Workshop date: September 29-30, 2004

General Information

The final program will be run as a two days workshop on September 29-30, 2004, followed by ICQT’04 and WQoSR’04 workshops running in parallel on October 1, 2004. The registration fee for this event will include the attendance of all of them QoFIS’04, ICQT’04 and WQoSR’04. For more information please visit or contact

Program Co-Chairs

Josep Solé-Pareta, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Michael Smirnov, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Germany

Program Committee

Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Juan Alonso, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Arturo Azcorra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Bengt Ahlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Mario Baldi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Roberto Battiti, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
J.L. van den Berg, TNO Telecom, The Netherlands
Chris Blondia, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Fernando Boavida, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Olivier Bonaventure, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
David Bonyuet, Delta Search Labs, USA
Torsten Braun, University of Bern, Switzerland
Franco Callegati, Università di Bologna, Italy
Georg Carle, Universität Tübingen, Germany
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Michel Diaz, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Jordi Domingo-Pascual, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Peder J. Emstad, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norway
Ramon Fabregat, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Serge Fdida, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Gísli Hjálmtýsson, Reykjavik University, Iceland
David Hutchison, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
Andrzej Jajszczyk, University of Science and Technology, Poland
Gunnar Karlsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Techonogy, Finland
Artur Lason, University of Science and Technology, Poland
Thomas Lindh, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Marko Luoma, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Josep Lluís Marzo, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Rob van der Mei, TNO Telecom, The Netherlands
Edmundo Monteiro, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Jaudelice C. de Oliveira, Drexel University, USA
Giovanni Pacifici, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
George Pavlou, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Guido H. Petit, Alcatel and University of Ghent, Belgium
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Mihai Popa, Unaffiliated, Romania
Carla Raffaelli, Università di Bologna, Italy
Simon Pietro, Romano Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Sergio Sánchez-López, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Caterina Maria Scoglio, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dimitrios Serpanos, University of Patras, Greece
Vasilios Siris, ICS-FORTH and University of Crete, Greece
Michael Smirnov, FOKUS, Germany
Josep Solé-Pareta, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ioannis Stavrakakis, University of Athens, Greece
Burkhard Stiller, UniBw Munich and ETH Zurich, Germany and Switzerland
Piet Van Mieghem, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Giorgio Ventre, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Adam Wolisz, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Lars Wolf, Technical University at Braunschweig, Germany