8th International Workshop on Applications and
Services in Wireless Networks

October 9th – 10th, 2008 in Kassel, Germany

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The location is:

Universität Kassel
Wilhelmshöher Allee 73
Entrance C
Room -1606 (follow the signs)

1st day:


October 9th 2008 (Thursday)





“IMS vs. P2P and Web 2.0 - Understanding the Role of the IP Multimedia System (IMS) in face of a converging telco and internet service world”

Prof. Dr. Ing. habil. Thomas Magedanz, FOKUS




 “Trends and Challenges of Wireless Sensor Networks”
Dr. Louis Latour, European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC)


Session on Wireless (Sensor) Networks
Session Chair: Dr. Louis Latour

“Collaborative Transmission in WSNs by a 1+1-EA”
(Stephan Sigg, TU Braunschweig)

“USEME: A Service-oriented Framework for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks”
(Eduardo Cañete Carmona, University of Málaga)


Coffee Break


Session on Authentication, Trust, and Security
Session Chair: Martti Mäntylä

“Combining Passive Autoconfiguration and Anomaly-based Intrusion Detection in Ad-hoc Networks”
(Lars Völker, Universität Karlsruhe (TH))

“Tandem smart cards : enforcing trust for TLS-based network services”
(Prof. Pascal Urien, Telecom ParisTech)




Social Event

2nd day:


October 10th 2008 (Friday)





“The OtaSizzle Project: Large-Scale Service Experimentation Testbed”
Prof. Dr. Sc. Martti Mäntylä,

Helsinki University of Technology


Session on Services
Session Chair: Dr. Olaf Drögehorn

“A P2P-based Middleware for Wide-area Service Discovery”
Dr. Wassef Louati, TELECOM & Management SudParis


Coffee Break


“Adaptive Services in a Distributed Environment”
Nermin Brgulja, University of Kassel

“Delivering RSS-feeds over SIP”
Johannes Jari Korpela, University of Helsinki




Session on Context Awareness
Session Chair: Dr. Stephan Sigg

“Dynamic Context Monitoring Service for Adaptive and Context-Aware Applications”
Antti Juhani Laitakari, VTT - Technical Research Center of Finland

“DAGR – DAG based Context Reasoning: An Architecture for Context Aware Applications”
Bernd Niklas Klein, University of Kassel

“Analysing Context-Aware Service Development under MUPE Platform”
Anssi Jääskeläinen, Lappeenranta University of Technology




Dr. Louis Latour from European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) will present the following keynote speech:

Trends and Challenges of Wireless Sensor Networks

The interest for sensor networks has been rapidly growing in the last years and the number of applications using sensor networks is increasing rapidly. However, the adoption of wireless sensor network technology has been hindered by the difficulty to program them in a simple and efficient way. In this key note we will talk about trends of development of sensor networks and a forward looking way to tackle some of the related challenges for broad deployment. In particular, we will present some of the work done at the European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) to develop an integrated programming model based on the .Net technology. The programming model enables the development of a sensor network application as a set of connected services (filters and aggregators) forming a data flow. The set of defined services is dynamically deployed on the sensor networks where the runtime associated to the programming model and running on the nodes of the sensor networks, applies some optimization strategies in order to limit the amount of communications required to execute the application. This programming model is based on the Coordination Decentralized Software Services (DSS) and the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR) developed by the Microsoft Robotics Studio team and further apply to the wireless sensor domain. It has been validated by the development of several applications in the context of collaborative projects in which EMIC is involved.

Prof. Dr. Ing. habil. Thomas Magedanz from Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) will present the following tutorial:

IMS vs. P2P and Web 2.0 - Understanding the Role of the IP Multimedia System (IMS) in face of a converging telco and internet service world

This tutorial will introduce the notion of network convergence and Next Generation Networks by looking at the evolution of telecommunication services and internet services and the related infrastructure. Special emphasis will be placed on describing the principles and architecture of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), a common service platform standard defined by IETF, 3GPP, ETSI TISPAN, and Cablelab, which is based on internet protocols and intelligent network principles. Besides the IMS core operation also the IMS application provisioning principles will be illustrated. It will be shown tha IMS is well designed to support seamless presence and community oriented multimedia information and communication services across various networks. However, a critical comparison of IMS with classic VoIP infrastructures, P2P service platforms and the emerging Web 2.0 will be performed. The tutorial ends with an introduction of the Fraunhofer FOKUS Open IMS Playground - a globally known pioneering IMS testbed, and the corresponding open source IMS core system, which has been released in 2006 and since then provides the foundation for many academic and industry NGN/IMS testbeds around the globe.

Prof. Dr. Sc. Martti Mäntylä from Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) will present the following keynote speech:

The OtaSizzle Project: Large-Scale Service Experimentation Testbed

Our accumulated experience in designing digital customer services, such as Jaiku.com, www.kuvaboxi.fi, and comeks.com, suggest design principles dealing with the service life-cycle. They include: how to gain the interest of the user at first encounter; how to hold it during the process of service appropriation; and how to make the contact durable.

However, even though the evidence towards these principles is clear, and comes from several parallel sources, a number of open lines of research remain:

  • How do the principles scale with the size of the user population? Are some further design rules needed to deal with larger crowds?

  • Just how general are these rules? Are there also domain-specific rules (what it yes, what distinct domains are identifiable)?

  • The successful services are also characterised by continuous contact with users and very rapid evolution (daily builds). Is there some larger principle behind this?

The recently started OtaSizzle project is designed to study these issues. We plan to build services following the above principles, focusing on service initiation; hooking the user; and building a durable relation. We will test the services them with sufficiently large user populations and over sufficiently long time to see the dynamics of service diffusion and the impact of various principles. To achieve this, we will involve partners with access to large user populations and service infrastructures for reaching the users and deploy multi-disciplinary researcher resources for really studying, understanding and explaining the phenomena taking place.

Further programme information will be added as soon as the paper review process is completed.


Last update: 23.10.2008