3rd European Conference on

Universal Multiservice Networks




October 25-27, 2004 - Porto, Portugal




The European Conference on Universal Multiservice Networks (ECUMN) was born in Colmar, France under the sponsorship of SEE (Société de l'Electricité, de l'Electronique, et des Technologies de l'Information). After the first two successful venues in Colmar in 2000 and in 2002, the 3rd European Conference on Universal Multiservice Networks (ECUMN ’04) is moving to Portugal and will take place at Hotel D. Henrique, in Porto (Oporto) from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 October, 2004. The conference is jointly organized by Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) and OE (Ordem dos Engenheiros), with the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Portugal Section, EUREL and SEE.


The goal of the ECUMN conference is to bring together researchers from the academia and practitioners from the industry in order to address network and service convergence issues. The conference will provide a forum where the academia shall be able to present up-to-date research results and the industry describe emerging technologies and new research problems related to them.


The conference scope has been extended to put specific emphasis on Service Provisioning, and Service differentiation issues. Graceful evolution of Networks, new access schemes, flexible protocols, increased variety of services, hybrid networks reliability, are some of the present and future challenges that have to be met by the various technologies that will be discussed during the conference.


A competition for the best student paper will be organized to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies.





Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:


  - Evolution of Telecommunication Networks Architecture:

            Next Generation Networks (NGN)

            Active Networks

            Optical Networks

            Access Networks

            Mobile Networks

            Storage Area Networks

            Network measurements and testbeds

  - Protocols issues:


            Switching and routing


            Mobility management

            Security and privacy

            Real time and multimedia

  - Service provisioning and deployment in a heterogeneous environment:


            Network design and planning

            Network management and control

            Traffic engineering

            Interfaces and Reference points

            Flow control

  - Service differentiation

            Real time services over IP/IPv6

            Pricing and real time billing

            Traffic control and QoS

            Service reliability, availability

            Congestion and admission control

            Replication system (caching, mirroring, CDNs, etc).



Paper submission deadline: April 30, 2004

Authors notification: July 8, 2004

Deadline for full-length camera ready paper: July 26, 2004



The authors should submit their original contribution as full paper, no longer than 10 pages, or as an extended abstract summarizing the original work. All the contributions must be written in English. The top of the first page of each paper must include the title of the paper, authors' names, address, telephone, e-mail of the author responsible for correspondence. Submissions must be made electronically through the paper submission page. Acceptable formats are Postscript, Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word. Please use A4 paper format when formatting your submission.

Proceedings of ECUMN’2004 will be published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit full-length manuscripts, which must be structured according to the instructions of Springer-Verlag. LNCS Authors Instructions sub page is available at:

For more information please contact:

Mário Freire

Institute of Telecommunications – Covilhã Lab

Department of Informatics

University of Beira Interior

Rua Marquês d’Ávila e Bolama

P-6200-001 COVILHA


Tel.: + 351 275 319891

Fax: + 351 275 319888


Check our Web page at for the latest information concerning the conference.




General Co-Chairs

Prosper Chemouil (France) - France Telecom R&D

Annie Gravey (France) - Groupement des Ecoles des Télécommunications

Pascal Lorenz (France) - University of Haute Alsace

Mario Freire (Portugal)- Univ. Beira Interior/Instituto de Telecomunicações


Steering Committee

Prosper Chemouil (France) - France Telecom R&D

Annie Gravey (France) - Groupement des Ecoles des Télécommunications

Pascal Lorenz (France) - University of Haute Alsace

Jean-Gabriel Rémy - (France) Cegetel

Sylvie Ritzenthaler - (France) Alcatel

Pierre Rolin (France) - France Telecom R&D


Technical Program Committee

P. Bertin (France) – France Telecom R&D

F. Boavida (Portugal) – University of Coimbra

S. Bregni (Italy) – Politecnico Milano

P. Brown (France) - France Telecom R&D

E. Carrapatoso (Portugal) – University of Porto

P. Castelli (Italy) – Telecom Italia Labs

T. Chahed (France)  INT

J. Craveirinha (Portugal) – University of Coimbra

M. Diaz (France)  LAAS-CNRS

P. Dini (USA) - Cisco

N. Fonseca (Brazil) – Campinas University

Y. Gourhant (France) – France Telecom

A. Jamalipour (Australia) –  Univ. of Sydney

H.-K. Kahng (Korea) – Korea University

N. Kamiyama (Japan) – NTT

S. Karnouskos (Germany) - Fraunhofer FOKUS

L. Lancieri (France) - France Telecom R&D

K. Lim (Korea) - Kyungpook Nat'l University

M. Maknavicius-Laurent (France)- INT

Z. Mammeri (France) - University of Toulouse

E. Monteiro (Portugal) – University of Coimbra

S. Oueslati (France) - France Telecom R&D

G. Petit (Belgium) – Alcatel

M. Pioro (Poland) - Warsaw University of Technology

S. Ritzenthaler (France) – Alcatel

A. Santos (Portugal) – University of Minho

R. Valadas (Portugal) – University of Aveiro

M. Villen-Altamirano (Spain) - Telefonica I+D

J. Yan (Canada) – Nortel


Organizing Committee

Carlos Salema (Portugal) - IST/Ordem dos Engenheiros/Institute of Telecommunications

Luís Sá (Portugal) – Univ. Coimbra/Institute of Telecommunications

Mário Freire (Portugal) Univ. Beira Interior/Institute of Telecommunications

Henrique Silva (Portugal) – Univ. Coimbra/Institute of Telecommunications

Joel Rodrigues (Portugal) Univ. Beira Interior/Institute of Telecommunications

Fernando Perdigão (Portugal) – Univ. Coimbra/Institute of Telecommunications

Rui Rocha (Portugal) - IST/Institute of Telecommunications