2012 Annual IEEE CQR International Workshop

May 15-17, 2012

The Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109, USA



Final Program and Presentation Files

IEEE Communications Society
2012 International Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR) Workshop

The IEEE CQR International Workshop is held annually with the purpose of bringing together industry and academic experts to present and discuss communications quality, reliability and security issues as they relate to real world issues. The output from the workshops adds to the community's body of knowledge and serves to inform, help form opinion, and to assist in the development of best practice and relevant standards.

Continuing the tradition of this series of workshops, CQR 2012 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the areas listed below.  This year, special focus will be on the challenging issues related to the requirements, metrics, measurement, management, and dissemination of Communications Quality & Reliability.

The Workshop has two program tracks: Industry-focused Strategic Track and Technical Paper Track.

For the Strategic Track, 3 themes are organized into three segments with one segment on each day and there are 3 Keynote speakers: Hossein Eslambolchi, Chairman & CEO, 2020 Venture Partners; Scott Yow, VP, Technology Architecture, Cisco Systems; and David Geltner, VP, nPhase. For their bios, please see the Keynote Speaker page.

The content of the Strategic Track is as follows:

Segment 1 (Tuesday, May 15):
Quality, Reliability, and Security for Smart Networks

Chair Andy Rollins, NSN

The explosion of mobile applications is defining the network.  Mobile browsing, mobile video, mobile gaming, and mobile VoIP are placing new demands on the network as users have high expectations of bandwidth, service quality, and reliability.  The increased availability of these applications through the expanding penetration of smart devices served by carrier networks and the diverged characteristics of mobile applications introduce challenges to the operators for service delivery.  The operator goal is to build the Smart Network that is able to dynamically adapt to the application for optimum service delivery.  Quality, reliability, and security are essential components of the Smart Network.  This segment will discuss the impact of smart devices on the networks, the importance of quality, reliability, and security, and innovative approaches to achieve optimum service delivery.

Segment 2 (Wednesday, May 16):
Data Visibility for Quality and Reliable Service Delivery

Chair: Mike Stewart, Syniverse

The key to delivering an excellent subscriber experience is to have an understanding of the health of the services being delivered. Unseen issues or degradations are impossible to act upon and correct. Operators need visibility from the physical media (Layer 1)  to the application layer (Layer 7) to be able to optimize service delivery, proactively detect issues and to correct them before the subscriber’s service is impacted. This segment will examine implementations of data reporting architectures and methods to provide actionable intelligence that can be used to enhance the service delivery quality and customer experience.

Segment 3 (Thursday, May 17):
The Rise of the Machines: Exploring Quality, Reliability, and Security in a Machine Driven World

Chair: Mark Adams, Cox Communications

Machine to machine (M2M) allows networked machines to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans.  M2M is expected to add >50B devices to the network this decade.  Satellite Navigation, Smart Grid, Meters, Remote Cameras, and Point of Sale Systems are some examples of M2M applications now being rolled-out.   Today’s subscriber-centric networks are built to support a global population of 8B people.  The impact of machines to the network will be significant and requires careful planning to prevent degraded quality, reliability, or security issues.  This segment will examine the impact of M2M and approaches that can be taken to ensure that quality, reliability, and security are maintained.

For questions on the Strategic Track, please contact the General Program Co-Chairs.


For the Technical Paper Track, you are invited to submit a paper related to various aspects of QoS and Reliability for the following networks/services:

  • Grid and Distributed Computing
  • Mobile and Ad Hoc Networks
  • Overlay Networks
  • Multimedia Networks and VoIP Services
  • VPN, MPLS and Multicast Services
  • Web Services
  • Broadband Audio Visual Services
  • Multi-sensory Communications
  • Current and Next-generation Internet
  • Emerging Technologies and Services

The detailed technical area includes:

  • Measurements Techniques
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Security and Reliability Issues
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization

Technical Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers should describe original work, and be 4-6 two-column and single-spaced pages in IEEE conference style.  The first  page should indicate the email addresses of the corresponding author. Paper submission must be made via EDAS: http://edas.info/N11589

Papers accepted for CQR 2012 will be included in the Workshop Proceedings, IEEE XPlore, and EI Index, with the exception that IEEE reserves the right to exclude any paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Papers that are removed from IEEE Xplore will not be available through the EI Index.

For questions on the Technical Paper Track, please contact the Technical Program Chair.

General Program Co-Chairs

Scott Poretsky, Allot Communications, USA

Michael Ryan, Verizon Wireless, USA


Technical Program Chair

Professor Katsunori Yamaoka

Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Japan


Paper Submission Key Dates

Jan. 13, 2012     Paper submission deadline
Feb. 17, 2012     Notification of acceptance
Mar. 14, 2012    Camera-ready paper submission deadline
May 15-17, 2012
   CQR2012 Workshop

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members





Katsunori Yamaoka  (Chair)

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Anil Macwan

Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Paolo Bellavista

Universita di Bologna, Italy

Takumi Miyoshi

Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Eric Chen

NTT, Japan

Tutomu Murase

NEC, Japan

Kuan-Ta Chen

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Hidenori Nakazato

Waseda University, Japan

Hiroshi Fujinoki

Southern Illinois University, USA

Hitoshi Ohnishi

The Open University of Japan

Stefano Giordano

University of Pisa, Italy

Shinji Sugawara

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Fabrizio Granelli

University of Trento, Italy

Dan Keun Sung

KAIST, Korea

Go Hasegawa

Osaka University, Japan

Ken-Ichi Suzuki

NTT, Japan

Toru Hasegawa

KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan

Ning Wang

University of Surrey, UK

Kenji Hikichi

Fujitsu, Japan

Jing Wu

Communications Research Centre, Canada
Yutaka Ishibashi Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Tatsuya Yamazaki

NICT, Japan

JongWon Kim

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Tokumi Yokohira

Okayama University,  Japan

Aki Kobayashi

Kogakuin University, Japan

Tetsuya Yokotani

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

Kelly Krick

Ericsson, USA

Weider Yu

San Jose State University, USA

C Q R Officers (Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2013)

Vice Chair – Operations
Vice Chair – Programs
Vice Chair – Publications
Advisory Board Chair
Advisory Board

Kelly Krick, Ericsson,  USA
Hideaki Yoshino, NTT Service Integration Laboratories, Japan
Yokotani Tetsuya, Mitsubishi Electric Co., Japan
Carol Davids, Illinois Institute of Technology
Wei-Der Yu, San Jose State Univ., USA
Jim Runyon,
Bell Laboratories - Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Kevin Krantz, Ericsson, USA
Hiromi Ueda, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Chi-Ming Chen
, AT&T Labs, USA
Kenichi Mase
, Niigata University, Japan
Karl Rauscher, EastWest Institute, USA
Koichi Asatani, Kogakuin University, Japan,
Kelly Krick
, Ericsson,  USA
Ray Bonelli, Consultant, USA


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