MobiArch 2021

Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture to be held in conjunction with MobiCom 2021

New Orleans, United States, April 1, 2022


The program committee is delighted to invite you to the 16th Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture MobiArch 2021. The workshop will be held on April 1, 2022. MobiArch is in conjunction with MobiCom 2021

Aim and Scope

The last two decades have witnessed an extremely fast evolution of network technologies and an unprecedented growth in mobile data traffic. According to Cisco Annual Internet Report, over 70 percent of the global population will have mobile connectivity by 2023 and machine to machine (M2M) connections will be half of the global connected devices and connections. This trend is coming along with increased capabilities and intelligence of devices, hence offering great opportunities for research innovation and development.

Globally, 5G network deployment is rapidly moving from trials to early commercialisation and is promising to provide higher data speeds at low latency and enhanced throughput to handle more simultaneous connections without causing disruptions. However, some issues and challenges have not been fully addressed in 5G mobile networks and they are attracting further research efforts. Among these issues, we mention the emerging applications challenges that are pushing the required quality of service QoS to extreme levels, the mobile edge computing issues for user mobility support in small cells, the tendency towards Open and smart RAN enabling interoperable interfaces and RAN virtualization that are pushing embedded machine learning systems and artificial intelligence back end modules for an enhanced RAN intelligence.

Furthermore, given the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the (wireless & wired) broadband Internet and mobility become more than a desired feature but now a mandate, from home office, online education and e-business to gaming and VR/AR/360-degree video for tourists and entertainment; as well as various outdoor activities... Hence, supporting the quality of experience QoE for users and business interactions becomes more critical for Internet-based infrastructure.

All these challenges drive the need towards deep research on next generation mobile Internet system that tackles these issues while delivering new mobile services and defining the fundamental architectural components for the next generation mobile Internet.

MobiArch'21 workshop will focus on the technical architecture issues for next generation mobile Internet, to tackle the aforementioned challenges. MobiArch 2021 welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that explore the latest developments in mobile communication technologies and architectures. In addition, we encourage work-in-progress and position papers that describe highly original ideas, present new directions, or have the potential to generate insightful provocative discussion at the workshop....