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IP-Oriented QoS and QoE in the Next Generation Networks: application to wireless networks 
University of Haute Alsace, France

Emerging Internet Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms are expected to enable wide spread use of real time services such as VoIP and videoconferencing. The "best effort" Internet delivery cannot be used for the new multimedia applications. New technologies and new standards are necessary to offer Quality of Service (QoS) for these multimedia applications. Therefore new communication architectures integrate mechanisms allowing guaranteed QoS services as well as high rate communications.
The service level agreement with a mobile Internet user is hard to satisfy, since there may not be enough resources available in some parts of the network the mobile user is moving into. The emerging Internet QoS architectures, differentiated services and integrated services, do not consider user mobility. QoS mechanisms enforce a differentiated sharing of bandwidth among services and users. Thus, there must be mechanisms available to identify traffic flows with different QoS parameters, and to make it possible to charge the users based on requested quality. The integration of fixed and mobile wireless access into IP networks presents a cost effective and efficient way to provide seamless end-to-end connectivity and ubiquitous access in a market where the demand for mobile Internet services has grown rapidly and predicted to generate billions of dollars in revenue. 
This tutorial covers to the issues of QoS provisioning in heterogeneous networks and Internet access over future wireless networks as well as ATM, MPLS, DiffServ, IntServ frameworks. It discusses the characteristics of the Internet, mobility and QoS provisioning in wireless and mobile IP networks. This tutorial also covers routing, security, baseline architecture of the inter-networking protocols and end to end traffic management issues.

Pascal LORENZ ( received his M.Sc.    (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Nancy, France. Between 1990 and 1995 he was a research engineer at WorldFIP Europe and at Alcatel-Alsthom. He is a professor at the University of Haute-Alsace, France, since 1995. His research interests include QoS, wireless networks and high-speed networks .He is the author/co-author of 3 books, 2 patents and 200 international publications in refereed journals and conferences.
He was Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine Editorial Board (2000- 2006), Chair of Vertical Issues in Communication Systems Technical Committee Cluster (2008-2009) and Modeling Technical Committee (2003-2009) and Chair of the Communications Software Technical Committee (2008-2010). He has been Co-Program Chair of ICC'04 and symposium Co-Chair at Globecom 2009-2007 and ICC 2009-2008. He has served as Co-Guest Editor for special issues of IEEE Communications Magazine, Networks Magazine, Wireless Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems and LNCS. He is senior member of the IEEE and member of many international program committees. He has organized many conferences, chaired several technical sessions and gave tutorials at major international conferences.  
Computational Models in Electromagnetic Compatibility 
Dragan Poljak
Department of Electronics, University of Split, Croatia

The tutorial starts with some general aspects of modeling EMC modeling. The introduction ooutlines some commonly used analytical and numerical methods, respectively.
The participants will then be given a crash-course on the wire antenna theory and related numerical solution methods for the treatment of integral equations in both frequency and time domain. Some applications of these models related to dipole antennass, Yagi-Uda arrays and logarithmic-periodic dipole antennas (LPDA) will be presented.
In addition, full wave (antenna) models for several configurations of thin wires, from rather simple to realistic complex structures, followed by the analysis of overhead and buried lines, respectively, which will be carried out. The results obtained by using the rigorous full wave models will be compared to approximate transmission line (TL) approach. In particular, an attention will be focused to the analysis of PLC (Power Line Communications) configurations and modeling of lightning channel.
Then, the transient analysis of realistic grounding systems with particular emphasis to wind turbines will be carried out.
The last part of the tutorial deals with the assessment of human exposure to non-ionizing radiation. Low frequency, frequency and transient exposures will be covered. Finally, some biomedical applications of electromagnetic fields will be presented.

Dragan Poljak was born on 10 October 1965. He received his BSc in 1990, his MSc in 1994 and PhD in electrical engineering in 1996 from the University of Split, Croatia. He is the Full Professor at the Department of Electronics at the University of Split, and he is also Adjunct Professor at Wessex Institute of Technology. His research interests include frequency and time domain computational methods in electromagnetics, particularly in the numerical modelling of wire
antenna structures, and numerical modelling applied to environmental aspects of electromagnetic fields. To date Professor Poljak has published nearly 200 journal and conference papers in the area of computational electromagnetics, seven authored books and one edited book, by WIT Press, Southampton-Boston., and one book by Wiley, New Jersey. Professor Poljak is a member of IEEE, a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, and co-chairman of many WIT International Conferences. He is also editor of the WIT Press Series Advances in Electrical Engineering and Electromagnetics. In 2011 professor Poljak became a member of WIT Bord of Directors. In June 2004 professor Poljak was awarded by the National Prize for Science. 
Multimedia Authentication in the Presence of Noise 
Obaid Ur-Rehman, Natasa Zivic, Amir Tabatabaei
Chair for Data Communications Systems, University of Siegen, Germany

Multimedia communications is ubiquitous in today’s digital world. Communication over public networks is prone to well known security problems, such as data forgery, e.g., insertion or deletion of object into an image. One of the ways to protect against such attacks is to use standard cryptographic mechanisms such as message authentication codes (MAC). Such codes detect even minor modifications in the data they protect and thus enable the receiver to reject the falsified information. Due to the nature of the underlying transmission channels, multimedia data, such as text, audio or video, might be received in error. In certain cases, such as in uni-directional or real time communications, it is not possible to use networking protocols which guarantees data delivery using retransmissions. In order to be able to detect forgeries, but at the same time accept minor changes to the multimedia data (e.g., images), new cryptographic MACs are needed. Such new MACs should be able to tolerate minor unintentional modifications in the data and at the same time identify the intentional forgeries. These MACs can be based on the actual multimedia data or
on the features extracted from the original data. Such authentication algorithms can be called in general as the approximate or noise tolerant message authentication codes.
This tutorial focuses on the design of such message authentication algorithms. The first algorithm is based on image authentication using Noise Tolerant Message Authentication Codes (NTMAC) and feature extraction techniques based on Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT). An image is split into different blocks and each block is authenticated using the DCT of that block. Using a different permutation sequence increases or decreases the security of the proposed algorithm. The images are “approximate authenticated”, errors in the images are localized and a correctable number of errors are corrected using error correcting codes such as Turbo codes. An improved version of this algorithm is based on the concept of weights assigned to the important parts of the images, e.g., the DC component of the DCT of each block is more important than other (AC) components. The idea of approximate image authentication is further refined using standard Message Authentication Codes (MACs) combined with error correcting codes (Reed Solomon codes) and feature extraction based on the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). The authentication tag is generated based on the encrypted encoded message and the MAC of the whole image. A certain number of errors are corrected using Reed Solomon codes before tag
verification and then the approximate authentication is performed.
These algorithms will be discussed together with their mathematical security analysis, to show their strengths and limitations.

Obaid Ur-Rehman is a researcher and post doctoral fellow at the University of Siegen, Germany. His main interests are in error correcting codes and computer and network security. Dr.-Ing Ur-Rehman received his M.Sc. degree in 2004 in Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila. He received his Dr.-Ing degree from the University of Siegen,
Germany in 2012, where he worked on soft decoding techniques for error correcting codes and their applications in various fields such as message authentication codes in presence of noise. He continued his work as at a post doctoral position in the same institute. Dr.-Ing Ur-Rehman has more than 6 years of industrial experience together with a few years of academic experience. He is author of various scientific papers in international conferences and journals. He also serves as the reviewer of many international journals.

Natasa Zivic is an Assistant Professor and a Private Docent at the University of Siegen. She works as a lecturer at the University of Siegen since 2007, teaching Basics of Communication Techniques, Digital Communications Technologies I and Digital Communications Technologies II. Dr.-Ing. habil. Natasa Zivic received Dipl.- Ing. degree
(1999) and a Magister degree (2002) from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
She started her research at the Chair for Data Communications Systems at the University of Siegen, Germany in October 2004. She received Dr.-Ing. Degree from the University Siegen, Faculty for Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007 and continued her work as a lecturer and as a postdoctoral candidate. She defended her Postdoctoral Degree (Habilitation) in area of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the University Siegen in 2012. Her actual areas of interest are connection between cryptography and standard communication techniques like channel coding, and applying of
cryptography in communications, especially in noisy environments. She has published about 100 journal and conference papers, 2 monographs and 3 patents (2 in Germany and 1 in USA). She works as a member of the German national body in ISO and as a project editor of security standards. She served as a TPC member and an organizer of several IEEE conferences/workshops and as a technical reviewer of several IEEE and other journals. She is a member of IEEE and IEEE Communication Society.

Amir Tabatabaei received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in applied and computational mathematics from University of Tehran and University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran. He became a part time lecturer and faculty member in Sadra University in Tehran from 2001 till 2009. From 2004 till 2009 he worked as a researcher in the field of cryptography and more specially cryptanalysis in some reputed R&D departments in electrical industries. He carried out some important national projects
in cryptography during this period. He continued his graduate studies from December 2009 in Canada and Siegen, Germany. Since December 2010, he is working as a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate at the Chair for Data Communications Systems, University of Siegen, Germany. His current research field is design and cryptanalysis of fuzzy authentication systems for authenticating of data over noisy channels. He has been the winner of some scholarships and he has several publications in reputed journals and conferences in the field of applied mathematics and cryptography.
Energy Efficient Core and Content Distribution Networks 
Jaafar Elmirghani
University of Leeds, UK

Energy efficiency is increasingly becoming a key priority for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) organizations given the ecological and economic drivers. In this tutorial we will introduce and discuss a number of measures that can be used to reduce the power consumption in the Internet and will introduce methods for the optimum use of renewable energy in core networks to reduce the Internet’s carbon footprint at a given power consumption level. We will introduce network optimization through the use of mixed integer linear programming (MILP) giving a short tutorial on MILP and build on this and heuristics inspired by it to explore a number of energy and carbon footprint reduction measures including (i) Optimum use of time varying renewable energy in core networks; (ii) Optimum resource allocation and green network design with data centres; (iii) Dynamic energy-efficient content caching for video on demand, YouTube type content and IPTV (iv) Energy-efficiency through data compression; (v) Energy-efficient peer-to-peer content distribution (vi) Physical topology design considering operational and embodied energies. We finish by outlining future directions and open research issues. This tutorial will be of particular benefit to researchers and practicing engineers interested in energy efficient designs applied to the Internet and broadly.

Jaafar Elmirghani is a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and is the Director of the Institute of Integrated Information Systems and Professor of  Communication Networks and Systems within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK. He was Chairman of the IEEE UK and RI Communications Chapter and was Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Transmission Access and Optical Systems Committee and is and has been on the technical program committee of 29 IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM conferences between 1995 and 2012 including ten times as Symposium Chair.
Prof. Elmirghani was founding Chair of the first IEEE Comsoc Green Communications track at GLOBECOM 2011. He received the IEEE Communications Society 2005 Hal Sobol award and the 2005 Chapter Achievement award, the University of Wales Swansea inaugural ‘Outstanding Research Achievement Award’, 2006 and the IEEE Communications Society Signal Processing and Communication Electronics outstanding service award, 2009. He is currently an editor of IET Optoelectronics, Co-Chair of the GreenTouch® Wired, Core and Access Networks Working Group.  He has published over 350 technical papers, co-edited “Photonic Switching Technology- Systems and Networks”, IEEE Press 1998, and has research interests in communication networks, and optical communication systems.