Below is our first Call For Papers for WNS2 2008, the only
peer-reviewed event focusing on papers about ns2 (and 3).

Thanks to George Riley for offering to give the tutorial on the first day.

I should also note that the Internet Measurement Workshop is also
taking place earlier that week, nearby in a suburb of Athens.
giving the opportunity to get more from your travel budget.


for the WNS2 2008 conference co-chairs.


Downloadable one-page CFP PDF at:
Print out and pin to your noticeboard as a reminder!

The Workshop on ns-2 (WNS2) ( is a two-day
event held in conjunction with VALUETOOLS 2008, the Third International
Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools
(, during the week of 20-24 October 2008
in Athens, Greece. WNS2 2008 follows the success of the first WNS2
workshop in 2006. A tutorial day on Thursday 23 October is followed
by presentation of reviewed papers on Friday 24 October 2008.

The main goals of this second WNS2 workshop are to bring together
networking researchers from both academia and industry, to discuss
recent advances, to identify future directions in network simulation,
and to foster interdisciplinary collaborative research in this area.
The workshop aims to emphasise the future evolution of ns-2, now that
ns-3 is under active development, and its extension in novel research
areas and networking technologies and scenarios.

This workshop focuses on the ns simulator in itself, and in improving
simulation. We seek original contributions that go beyond the use of ns-2
“as is” for networking scenarios, and which try to make ns do something
new and different. Topics of interest for the Workshop include, but are not
limited to:

Structural developments/enhancements to the ns-2 simulator itself:
- Presentation/evaluation of new features/architectures under development
   for ns-3.
- Dynamic management of libraries / ns-Modules.
- Large-scale network simulation and model-based simulation approaches.
- Development of parallel and distributed versions of ns. Use of virtualization
   with ns.
- Integration of simulation and emulation.
- Post-processing tools, including GUIs for statistical analysis and 
   of simulation results.

Simulator use and validation of simulation accuracy:
- Validation of ns behaviour with experimentation and real data from
- Comparative studies of ns and other network simulation tools,
   both commercial and freely available.
- Environments and methodologies: the best practices, third-party code,
   helper scripts, and frameworks that serious users of ns recommend to get
   things done.

New simulation models and features:
- Wireless channel modelling.
- Frameworks for cross-layer support.
- Mobile and wireless networks, 3G/4G networks, WLANs, WPANs, WiMAX,
   Mesh networks...
- Delay-tolerant networking.
- Congestion-control and transport-layer issues in long-fat networks.
- Mobility: network mobility (NEMO), physical node mobility
   (e.g., group mobility models).
- Sensor and actuator networks (wireless, underwater, underground).
- Peer-to-peer systems.
- Network coding: data dissemination, encoding/decoding suites.
- Grid computing.

Submission of research papers due: May 25, 2008
Notification of paper acceptance: July 1, 2008
Submission of camera-ready papers due: August 1, 2008
Paper presentation date: October 24, 2008

Papers should contain original material and not be previously published
or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts must be
submitted by using the Cocus conference management system (
Conference language is English.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full paper,
with all fonts embedded, using the ACM conference proceedings format.
Paper length is limited to ten two-column pages, in a font no smaller than ten 

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