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First International Workshop on

MObile and NEtworking Technologies for social applications (MONET'06)

Oct 29, 2006
Montpellier, France

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06)

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS


In recent years the research area of social mobile and networking technologies has made rapid progress, due to the increasing development of new mobile technologies and the widespread usage of the Internet as a new platform for social interactions.

Social applications of mobile and networking technologies serve groups of people in shared activities, in particular geographically dispersed groups who are collaborating on some task in a shared context. An important characteristic of those social applications is the continuous interaction between people and technology to achieve a common purpose. Again social applications tend to be large-scale and complex, involving difficult social and policy issues such as those related to privacy and security access.

Mobile technologies are devoted to play an important role in many areas of social activities, most likely in those areas where the right data in the right time have mission-critical importance. Mobile technologies play an essential role in personalizing working and interaction contexts, and supporting experimentation and innovation.

Social Networking technologies join friends, family members, co-workers and other social communities together. These technologies are convergent, emerging from a variety of applications such as search engines and employee evaluation routines while running on equally diverse platforms from server clusters to wireless phone networks. The third generation of social networking technologies has hit the Web. This network serve increasingly significant social functions. Networking technologies have to face emerging problems of robustness, such as vulnerabilities to reliability and performance due to malicious attack.

Workshop participants can extent their background on this area, exchange ideas with other researchers and propose new solutions.


The aim of the proposed workshop is to gather researchers, from academia and industry, and practitioners to discuss about new mobile and networking technologies, to identify challenging problems that appear in social applications of those technologies and to show results and experiences realized by researchers. The workshop will be organized in a way to stimulate interaction among the participants. Shorter position papers may be presented from researchers of all backgrounds, in particular social-mobile technologies, information networking, human-computer interaction, security and privacy.


Topics of interest may include one or more of the following (but are not limited to) themes;

  • Social networking technologies
  • Semantic web
  • Multi-modal applications
  • Mobile and network security and privacy
  • Web and mobile accessibility
  • Sharing and management of knowledge
  • Future social mobile applications
  • Wireless telecommunications technologies
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Online communities and Social Computing
  • Innovative technologies to support people's interaction


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. AuthorsÕ instructions can be found at the address:

The paper submission site is located at:

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.


  Abstract Submission Deadline   June 15, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline June 30, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 15, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008


Program Chairs

  • Fernando Ferri
    Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali (IRPPS)
    National Research Council, Italy

  • Maurizio Rafanelli
    Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica (IASI)
    National Research Council, Italy

  • Arianna D'Ulizia
    Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali (IRPPS)
    National Research Council, Italy

Program Committee Members

  • Russell Beale, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome, Italy
  • Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France
  • Karin Coninx, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Juan De Lara, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Anna Formica, Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica, CNR Italy
  • Patrizia Grifoni, Istituto di Ricerca sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali, CNR Italy
  • Otthein Herzog, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Irina Kondratova, Institute for Information Technology, NRC, Canada
  • Steve Marsh, Institute for Information Technology, NRC, Canada
  • Rebecca Montanari, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Michele Missikoff, Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica, CNR Italy
  • Nuria Oliver, Microsoft, USA
  • Marco Padula, Istituto di Tecnologia delle Costruzioni, CNR Italy
  • Andrew Phippen, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Tommo Reti, Helsinki Insitute for Information Technology, Finland
  • Tim Strayer, Internetwork Research, BBN Technologies
  • Henri Ter Hofte, Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands
  • Riccardo Torlone, University of Rome, Italy
  • Mikael Wiberg, Umea University, Sweden