The Ninth International Workshop on Next Generation of Wireless and Mobile Networks (NGWMN-2014)

To be held in conjunction with Ninth International Conference on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications at Guangzhou, China, November 8-10, 2014


The next generation of wireless and mobile networks is expected to allow a single mobile user to access heterogeneous wireless and mobile networks. Since wireless cellular networks such as 3G systems (e.g., WCDMA, UMTA, cdma200, etc) and WLANs (e.g., IEEE 802.11a/b/e/g/n, WiMax, etc) are two typical existing networks, the integration and interoperability issues become new challenges. The internetworking of different types of wireless and mobile networks aims to provide seamless services for the mobile users among different type of networks. Due to the heterogeneity of different radio access techniques, different types of traffic and applications, Quality of Service (QoS) guarantee also becomes a critical issue for an integrated wireless and mobile network. Therefore, this workshop will provide a timely technical forum for the dissemination of new results in this exciting research area and is devoted to the architectures, protocols, resource management, mobility management, and scheduling in integrated wireless and mobile networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture of integrated heterogamous networks
  • Handoff and mobility management
  • Integration of heterogeneous networks
  • Resource management
  • Multi-interface access protocols
  • QoS provisioning
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Load balancing and activity scheduling
  • MAC protocols
  • Network management and planning
  • Routing protocols
  • Multimedia communications
  • Multicasting and broadcasting protocols
  • Performance analysis and optimization
  • Congestion control algorithms and scheduling
  • Cooperation and trust management
  • Topology control and management
  • Network topology
  • Security issue of internetworking
  • Opportunistic networks


Authors are invited to submit their research papers following the Conference Publishing Service Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. The papers should be 6 pages long. They will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. The papers should be submitted by email to Leonard Barolli at or to Hsing-Chung Chen at If there is any problem during submission please contact any of the Workshop Co-chairs. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline:
Notification of Acceptance:
Final Manuscript:
Author Registration:
Conference Dates:

June 20, 2014
July 20, 2014
August 8, 2014
August 8, 2014
November 8-10, 2014

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Hsing-Chung Chen
Asia University, Taiwan

Leonard Barolli
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan

Web Administrator Co-Chairs:

Tetsuya Oda
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
Shinji Sakamoto
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan

Committee Members:

  • Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Awan Irfan, University of Bradford, UK
  • Makoto Ikeda, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Kazunori Uchida, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Tao Yang, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
  • David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
  • Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catolonia, Spain
  • Vamsi Paruchuri, University of Central Arkansas, USA
  • Neng-Yih Shih, Asia University, Taiwan
  • Yeong-Chin Chen, Asia University, Taiwan
  • Akio Koyama, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Ming-Shiang Huang, Asia University, Taiwan
  • Isaac Woungang, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Arjan Durresi, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
  • Tzu-Liang Kung, Asia University, Taiwan