CFP: IPTComm 2008: Services and Security for Next Generation Networks

The Second Conference on Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications (featured info: VoIP Security workshop now federated with IPTComm)

July 1st and 2nd, 2008 Heidelberg, Germany

While standards and products now support PSTN-equivalent services for voice, video and text over IP, there are significant difficulties in deploying attractive, large-scale, reliable and secure IP telecommunication systems. On one hand standardization organizations are currently defining their vision of Next Generation Networks (NGNs) with sub-systems dedicated to multimedia (IMS), to IPTV and to PSTN emulation (PES). On the other hand services that go beyond basic features remain hard to develop and deploy. VoIP domains almost always interoperate through the PSTN making peering and federation concepts far from being a reality. Interoperability is still an issue when coming to security, instant messaging and advanced features. IP-based emergency services are still not mature enough in terms of location determination and conveyance, architecture and trials. The aim of the IPTComm conference is to serve as a platform for researchers from academia, research labs, industry and government to share their ideas, views, results and experiences in the field of IP-based telecommunication with a special focus on security and services issues. IPTComm will include presentations of theoretical and experimental achievements, innovative security systems, prototyping efforts, case studies, and advancements in technology.

We invite authors to submit papers in the following and related areas:

Convergent Services

  • Collaboration including interactive television, networked music performance and multiplayer games
  • IP based (Mobile) TV services
  • Feature integration and interference
  • Presence and event notification
  • Service creation environments and languages
  • Service architectures (e.g. Parlay, SIP Servlets, IMS)

VoIP, NGN and IMS Security

  • Intrusion and anomaly detection and protection for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • Denial of Service detection and prevention
  • Security models of voice, video and text over IP services
  • Detection, mitigation and prevention of SPIT, SPIM, Vishing
  • Fraud detection and prevention
  • Threat and vulnerability analyses of VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • Content security and protection of media flows
  • Security of VoIP supporting systems such as AAA and ENUM
  • End-to-end security schemes
  • Inter-provider trust and verification schemes
  • Emerging security aspects in standards

Management, Resilience and QoS

  • Management of VoIP infrastructure and services
  • P2P overlays for future telecommunication systems
  • Resilience architectures (including P2P schemes)
  • Traffic monitoring and QoS measurement of VoIP, NGN and IMS traffic
  • Monitoring and testing tools for VoIP, NGN and IMS infrastructures
  • QoS for voice and video
  • VoIP and IMS system performance, reliability and scalability
  • Load balancing for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • High availability solutions for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems

Billing and Regulatory aspects

  • Billing, AAA
  • Emergency services (individual to authority, authority to individuals and to authority
  • Regulatory aspects of IP-based telecommunication systems (NGN, IMS) and future evolutions to P2P
  • Lawful intercept for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems (with open questions for P2P-based systems)

Paper submission: March 28 2008

The complete CFP can be found here.

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