Call for Papers : International Workshop on Opportunistic and Delay/Disruption-Tolerant Networking 2011


International Workshop
Opportunistic and Delay/Disruption-Tolerant Networking


5 October 2011

In conjunction with the 14th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications

3-6 October, 2011

Brest, France


Delay-tolerant and disruption-tolerant networking (DTN) have become active fields of research during the past decade. They address scenarios where traditional communication protocols fail because of very long-delayed transmissions, or because of the absence of continuous end-to-end connectivity in the network. In such conditions the DTN principle mainly allows some (or sometimes all) of the network nodes to store messages and forward these messages later when connectivity conditions permit. When some network nodes are mobile, they can additionally carry messages while moving physically in the network, thus serving as "data mules" and bridging the gap between otherwise non-connected parts of the network.

The term “opportunistic networking” is often used to refer to mobile DTNs in which radio contacts between mobiles devices are not planned in advance, and must thus be exploited opportunistically.

Possible application fields for DTN are interplanetary networks, vehicular networks, disaster-relief networks, sparse and/or mobile sensor networks, tactical networks, etc.


This workshop is meant to provide a forum for academic researchers and industry professionals to present and discuss their latest research results in all areas related to delay-tolerant, disruption-tolerant, and/or opportunistic networking. Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical issues are solicited, including papers describing prototype implementations and deployments.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• enabling technologies for DTN

• physical and data-link layer issues in DTN

• cross-layering in DTN

• routing and/or information dissemination in DTN

• resource management issues in DTN

• context awareness in DTN

• high-level paradigms and APIs for DTN

• security issues in DTN

• middleware platforms for DTN

• services and applications in DTN

• simulation and modeling of DTN

• DTN experimentation



Authors are invited to submit original papers in English (maximum 5 pages) electronically in PDF format through the EDAS system. For all submissions, please use the templates available on the WPMC 2011 website (


Submission deadline: 31 March 2011

Extended deadline: 30 April 2011

Final extended deadline: May 15, 2011

Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2011 30 June 2011

Camera ready submission: September 12, 2011 31 August 2011

Tentative date of the Workshop: 5 October 2011


Dr Frédéric GUIDEC, Université de Bretagne Sud - VALORIA laboratory

Dr Stephen FARRELL, Trinity College Dublin, Distributed Systems Group




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