PAMS 2013

The 3rd International Workshop on
Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support
(PAMS 2013)

In conjunction with the
27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA)

March 25-28, 2013, Barcelona/Spain

The 3rd International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support (PAMS 2013)


Network transport protocols such as TCP/IP have been designed under the assumption that an endpoint is connected to a single network and is addressed by only one Network Layer address. But today, with the popularity of resilience-critical applications, such as e-commerce, e-health and emergency services, there is more and more interest in having multi-homed endpoints, where systems are connected to multiple networks and are therewith able to support the necessary resilience. The management of multi-homing creates challenges for applications and underlying protocols as well. For the best application performance, multiple approaches, situated on different protocol layers, should work cooperatively.

Multi-homed Transport Layer protocols such as SCTP are available for quite some time. However, in the last period, and with the recent progress by the IETF related with Multi-Path TCP (MPTCP), which adds multi-homing functionalities to the standard TCP protocol, multi-homed Transport Layer protocols have become a hot research topic. In addition to it, multiple large research projects are working on approaches on the Session Layer (e.g. HIP) and Network Layer (e.g. LISP, ILNP) and are dealing with similar issues. Furthermore, multi-homing is an interesting topic for interconnection networks (e.g. Infiniband). Here, it has to be mentioned that Cross-Layer Optimization in this field may lead to further improvements.

The intent of our workshop is to bring people from research and industry together in order to provide a discussion forum for state-of-the-art topics related with multi-homing on Data Link, Network, Transport, Session and Application Layers. The workshop will include full-paper sessions as well as a poster session (with short presentations) to introduce preliminary ideas as well as work in progress.

Call for Papers


The main topics to be addressed include (but are not limited to):

  • Network Resilience by Multi-Homing
  • Network Architectures for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Performance Evaluation of Multi-Homed Systems
  • Deployment of Multi-Homed Protocols in Existing Networks with Middleboxes
  • Design and Implementation of Multi-Homed Systems
  • Testbeds for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Load Sharing and Load Balancing for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Mobility for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Protocols with Multi-Homing Support
  • Congestion and Flow Control of Multi-Homed Systems
  • Quality of Service for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Multi-Homing for Interconnection Networks
  • Security of Multi-Homed Systems
  • Application Deployment and Support for Legacy Applications
  • Cross-Layer Optimization for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Multi-Homing in the Context of the Future Internet


Workshops proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Conference Publishing Service and will be included in the Digital Library.

Download of the Call for Papers

The Call for Papers as PDF file can be downloaded here.

Paper Submission

Please closely follow the manuscript preparation guidelines before submitting your paper!

Step 1: Paper Submission For Review

Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your manuscript for review.

  1. Authors are invited to submit full or short papers for presentation at the conference. Full papers (up to 6 pages) should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the conference. Short papers are an opportunity to present preliminary or interim results and are limited to 4 camera-ready pages in length. Short papers will be presented in a poster format and are published in the proceedings. All papers must include title, complete contact information for all authors, abstract, and keywords on the cover page.Please ensure that your paper is formatted in accordance with IEEE Computer Society’s guidelines. Visit for detailed paper formatting instructions.
  2. Submit your paper using the EasyChair online submission system on or before the paper submission deadline. The link for the submission to the PAMS 2013 is Please note that we do not use the EDAS submission system of the AINA main conference!
  3. Each paper will undergo independent review by at least three reviewers. You will receive an e-mail notification of the outcome of this review.

Step 2: Author Registration and Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission

Please perform the following steps to prepare and submit your camera-ready manuscript.

  1. Make the author registration for the AINA as described at Please take care of the author registration deadline, which is December 28!
    To register as author of a PAMS paper, you have to follow these steps:

    1. The AINA registration uses EDAS, i.e. If you do not have an EDAS account yet, you can create one there (click on «create a new account«); otherwise, just use your existing EDAS account.
    2. Log into EDAS at You find the AINA paper registration page for the track «The 3rd International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support (PAMS-2013)» there. You must create an EDAS entry for your paper here, i.e. submit authors, title, keywords and abstract. If needed, you can change this information later. Note: EDAS is not used for submission of the camera-ready paper, i.e. you do not have to upload your paper here!
    3. After submitting the information of the paper, please let the AINA organisers (, and know by e-mail. They will change the status of your paper in EDAS.
    4. After that, you can navigate to your paper entry and click on the «Register for conference» symbol of the attending author.
  2. For the camera-ready paper submission, please format your paper according to the workshop paper instructions posted on the AINA 2013 website:
  3. To submit your camera-ready paper, please follow the instructions given at: When asked for the paper ID, please enter the EDAS paper ID (which is a 10-digit number)!
  4. In case of questions or problems, just write an e-mail to

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012 (extended)
  • Author Notification: November 30, 2012 (updated)
  • Camera-Ready Paper Submission: December 28, 2012
  • Author Registration: December 28, 2012
  • Submission of Presenter Information: February 7, 2013
  • Workshop: March 27, 2013 (as part of the AINA conference from March 25 to March 28)


General Chairs

  • Thomas Dreibholz, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Hakim Adhari, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Program Chairs

  • Martin Becke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Thomas Dreibholz, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Publicity Chairs

  • Glenford Mapp, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  • Xing Zhou, Hainan University, China

Program Committee

  • Hakim Adhari, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Nicola Altan, ista International, Germany
  • Paul Amer, University of Delaware, U.S.A.
  • Holger Bleul, DB Systel, Germany
  • Anna Brunström, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Ahmed Elmokashfi, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Kristian Evensen, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Ernst Gunnar Gran, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Seok Joo Koh, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Amund Kvalbein, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Glenford Mapp, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  • Preethi Natarajan, Cisco, U.S.A.
  • Brad Penoff, Google, U.S.A.
  • Andreas Timm-Giel, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
  • Esbold Unurkhaan, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
  • Alan Wagner, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Michael Welzl, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Xing Zhou, Hainan University, China