Call for Papers [PDF]

7th MiNEMA Workshop
August 21, 2008 - Lappeenranta, Finland

in conjunction with the 17th Summer School on Telecommunications
at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: July 6, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 13, 2008
Revised papers due: July 27, 2008


The research related to wireless communications and its usage concentrates on providing tools for application developers to create new and better applications and services e.g. a better ways to handle connection forming, new ways to manage personal information or new approaches to model the context information. Middleware plays a crucial role to bridge the gap between applications and the lower-level hardware and system software in order to coordinate the components and their  interoperation. The scope of the MiNEMA workshop is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of middleware and architectures for mobile computing and communication environments.

The 7th MiNEMA workshop features invited presentation, research paper presentations, work in progress presentations and open discussion. Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 17th Summer School on Telecommunications that concentrates on security, privacy and trust issues in the mobile communications.

Contributions will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Potential participants may submit the following types of contributions:

  • Research paper: (max 10 pages)
  • new research results on the selected workshop area
  • summaries of completed research projects
  • Work in progress: (max 3 pages)
  • work that is still in progress and could benefit of open discussion in the workshop


The workshop seeks papers in the areas listed below (not strictly limited to these):

MiNEMA focus:

  • Communication paradigms
    • Peer-to-peer
    • Pub/sub
    • Group communications
  • Networking
    • Ad hoc
    • Sensor networks
    • BAN/PAN/LAN/...
  • Architecture issues
  • Performance issues
  • Routing
  • Context awareness
  • Applications/Application areas

Submissions are also encouraged to consider the summer school focus (security, privacy and trust), e.g.:
  • Authentication

  • Privacy threats and protection

  • Trust

  • Automation and Simplicity

  • Lightweight cryptography

  • Availability

  • Threat analysis

  • User-Centric security

  • Feasible security solution(s)

  • Security Management

  • Touch zone security

  • Payment systems

Please feel free to contact the program chair at
WAWC@lut.fi to determine the appropriateness of the topic of your paper.

What to submit

Paper submission:
The original submission should be maximum of 10 (research paper) or 3 (work-in-progress) single-spaced A4 pages, including figures, tables and references using point 12 font. Details of the paper format can be found on the workshop website.

This workshop among most conferences and journals requires that papers must be original and published only in this conference. Proceedings will be published in the Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis series of Lappeenranta University of Technology with ISBN/ISSN number). This proceedings will later be openly and fully available for the research community through the workshop web pages.

How to submit

All submissions for the workshop will be electronic, in PDF format. Please, submit papers through the paper submission system at the workshop website. Authors will be notified of the receipt of submission via email. If you do not receive notification, contact WAWC@lut.fi.

Review process

All the papers will be reviewed by at least two members of program committee plus workshop chair.


Inquiries concerning the workshop to WAWC@lut.fi.

Organized by the Communications Software Laboratory, Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Communications Software Laboratory