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For 2013

M&N Partners



  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society – TC37 “Measurements for Networking”
  • IEEE System Council – Italy Chapter
  • IEEE Italy
  • Italian Consortium for Metrics and Measures on Electrical Systems (MESE)


  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies - University of Naples Federico II
  • Department of Engineering - University of Naples “Parthenope”
  • Italian Authority for Telecommunication - Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Telecomunicazioni
  • Italian Association of Electrical and Electronic Measurements (GMEE)
  • Italian Association of Telecommunications and Information Technologies (GTTI)
  • Italian Federation of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Automation, Computer Science and Telecommunications (AEIT)
  • LeCroy Italy
  • Agilent Technologies Italy
  • Rohde & Schwarz Italy
  • Distek Fluke Networks
  • TME – Test and Manufacturing Engineering


TIM Special Issue



The M&N 2013 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) is intended to promote best results presented at M&N 2013.

The authors of any paper accepted and presented to M&N 2013 are invited to submit an extended version of the conference paper for possible publication on the M&N 2013 Special Issue of IEEE TIM.

Each manuscript should be based on a paper published in the M&N 2013 Proceedings and presented at the workshop. However, the manuscript MUST be significantly extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper (in terms of the overall TECHNICAL content and research results).

The Special Issue will contain papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the participants of M&N 2013.

Please note that papers submitted to TIM must be within the scope of the journal (click to see the Scope of the Transactions), and that the fact that they have been accepted for presentation at the conference does not automatically mean that they are within the scope of TIM. Indeed, extended papers submitted for possible publication in the Special Issue must be clearly related to the state-of-the-art of instrumentation and measurement and refer to scientific and technological results published in related archival journals.

Submission dates (NO EXCEPTION)

Special issue manuscript may ONLY be uploaded in the period of November 25 - December 9, 2013. Please DO NOT try to submit your papers earlier, since the M&N2013 Special Issue folder in Allentrack will not be available.

Guest Editor

Prof. Dario Petri, University of Trento
IEEE Fellow
Member of the I&M Society Ad-Com
Chair of IEEE Italy Section

Preparation for manuscript submission

The manuscript, together with the accompanying documents “viz. the manuscript submission cover letter, the IEEE copyright transfer form, and the overlength page charge form” must be submitted electronically using the web-based submission system. Prior to submission of the manuscript, its author, especially if he/she has not yet used that system, should register and obtain a password that will enable him/her to enter the system and read Authors Instructions and Manuscript Upload Instructions. Both instructions contain information of vital importance for the problem-free submission. In particular, Authors Instructions provide the guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. The following additional requirements must also be satisfied when submitting the manuscript:
The manuscript must be TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper, as mentioned above.

At the time of submission, the authors must provide detailed information regarding how the manuscript is a technically-extended version of the proceedings paper, as per the instructions below.

The proceedings paper MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the Special Issue manuscript. A PDF copy of the proceedings paper must also be submitted, as per the instructions below.

When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System.  Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose the proper Special Issue (i.e., M&N2013 Special Issue).  Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two files; one with containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the M&N 2013 Proceedings paper.  To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files.  Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers.

Failure to submit a detailed explanation of the technical extension and a PDF copy of the M&N Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

Notice: The M&N 2013 paper identifier should be put in the upper right-hand corner of every document to be submitted.

Further information and help:

Ms. Cam Ingelin
Editorial Assistant
E-mail: c.ingelin@ieee.org



Leopoldo Angrisani, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Kim Fowler, Kansas State University, USA
Claudio Narduzzi, University of Padova, Italy

Pasquale Daponte, University of Sannio, Italy
Luigi Paura, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Dario Petri, University of Trento, Italy
Giorgio Ventre, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Anatolji Platonow, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Leszek Rutkowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Angela Sara Cacciapuoti, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Antonio  Pescape’, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Michele Vadursi, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy

Prof. Bruno Ando, University of Catania, Italy
Andrea Bondavalli, University of Florence, Italy
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Filippo Attivissimo, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
Giovanni Betta, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
Alessio Botta, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Domenico Capriglione, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
Christian Callegari, University of Pisa, Italy
Mauro D'Arco, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Luca De Vito, University of Sannio, Italy
Xenofontas    Dimitropoulos    ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Michele D'Urso, Selex SI, Italy
Luigi Ferrigno, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
Alessandra Flammini, University of Brescia, Italy
Nelson Fonseca, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Mingwei Gong, Mount Royal University, Canada
Domenico Grimaldi, University of Calabria, Italy
Carlos Kamienski, Federal University of ABC, Brazil
Imre Kocsis, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Carmine Landi, Second University of Naples, Italy
Nuno Laranjeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Aime Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento, Italy
Paolo Lollini, University of Firenze, Italy
David Macii, University of Trento, Italy
Aniket Mahanti, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Giovanni Manco, Chairman of ICT Committee Italian Society of Engineers - Naples Branch, Italy
Sabato Manfedi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Linus Michaeli, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Gianfranco Miele, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
Antonio Moschitta, University of Perugia, Italy
Aniello Napolitano, SESM, Italy
David Parish, University of Loughborough, UK
Vito Pascazio, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Nicola Pasquino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
András Pataricza, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Simon Pietro Romano, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
William Sanders, University of Illinois, USA
Guenter  Schaefer, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Rosario Schiano Lo Moriello, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Francesco Tortorella, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy


Francesco Bonavolontà, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Giacomo Ianniello, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Diego Santoro, Univeristy of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Giovanni Scarpato, INGV, Italy

Hotel Accomodations


A free shuttle service will be provided from hotel Best Western Paradiso to the conference location (Villa Doria d'Angri), including transfer to the gala dinner and back to the hotel.

Monday 7th

9:30 from Hotel to Conference Venue ***changed

17:30 from Conference Venue to Hotel

19:25 from Hotel to Conference Venue

22:30 from Conference Venue to Hotel

Tuesday 8th

9:00 from Hotel to Conference Venue



The nearest hotel (about 900 meters from the conference venue) is

Best Western Paradiso (4*)


Map from Hotel to Conference Venue

Single 85 €
Double for Single Use 118 €
Double 130€
Double for Single Use (sea view) 150 €
Double (sea view) 155 € 

All rates include breakfast.

These are special prices. You absolutely need to specify that you are attending an event organized by the University of Naples to get these prices.


Grand Hotel Vesuvio (5*L) 
Single from 180 €
Double from 190 €

Grand Hotel Excelsior (5*L)
Single from 200€
Double from 230€

Grand Hotel Parker’s (5*L)
Single from 108 €
Double from 140 €


Hotel REX (3*)
Single/Double from 80€ 

Hotel REX (3*)
Single from 80€
Double from 100€ 


Hostel Mergellina
Salita della grotta, 23 - Naples, 80122 Tel: +39 081 7612346
Twin 44€ 


Average duration of bus ride from most hotels to Conference venue is about 10 minutes, but … buses are not very reliable in Naples

Average cost of taxi ride to Conference venue is about 10 €

Directions from Hotel Best Western Paradiso to Conference Venue





Register Online Here!

To register by bank transfer, please complete the registration form and email the completed form to Lauren Pasquarelli, laurenp@conferencecatalysts.com. A bank transfer invioce will be issued once you are regsitered.

M&N 2013 Registration fees are listed below in USD:


Through SEP 7, 2013
Advance Registration

After SEP 7, 2013
Late and On-Site Registration

IEEE Member






Student, IEEE Life-Member



Do not jeopardize the publication of your work in the proceedings! An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by September 7, 2013 - no exceptions. Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper: they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only one accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a $50 USD printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. No exception.


For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the M&N 2013 Administrator:

Lauren Pasquarelli
email: laurenp@conferencecatalysts.com

Call for Papers


Following the success of the first edition, the 2nd IEEE International Workshop M&N 2013 aims to represent a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, and government interested in the areas of measurements, communications, computer science, wireless systems, sensor networks and to foster discussion on the role of both measurements for networking and networking for measurements.
The workshop will provide the opportunity to gather complementary competencies from different fields, and discuss recent results and trends on related highly interdisciplinary topics:

QoS measurement and performance assessment

•    Methods and techniques for performance assessment in networks
•    Protocol analysis
•    Traffic analysis and monitoring
•    Cross-layer measurements
•    Error management and troubleshooting in networks

Measurements on network infrastructures

•    Characterization of network equipment
•    In-service testing
•    Out-of-service measurements
•    Conformance and interoperability testing
•    Load tests

Security measurements

•    Coexistence and interference problems in wireless networks
•    Signal integrity problems
•    Anomaly detection and classification

Wireless Sensors Networks (WSN)

•    Modeling and performance prediction
•    Design, implementation and application
•    Measurements for characterization and performance assessment
•    Synchronization issues

GRID and distributed measurements

•    GRID architecture for measurements
•    Distributed measurement systems
•    Instrumentation GRID
•    GRID services

Special session on “Dependability and security measurements in computer systems and networks”

Special Session Co-Chairmen:

Prof. Andrea Bondavalli, University of Florence, Italy
Prof. Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Measuring the dependability and security of a given computer system or component is very dependent on many factors, either internal to the system (hardware and software) or external (environment or human made). Assessing system dependability is in fact a very difficult problem and has been addressed by using both model-based and measurement-based techniques and their combination.  The problem is even more difficult when addressing security measurements as computer systems security is frequently disregarded by system developers and is largely dependent on unknown aspects about the system (i.e. vulnerabilities).
The goal of this special session is to provide a forum for discussing disruptive techniques and tools for the quantitative measurement and analysis of dependability and security attributes of computer systems.

Special session on Sensor Networks for Ambient Assisted Living

Special Session Chairman:

Bruno Andò, University of Catania, Italy

Ambient Assisted Living puts its focus in enabling technologies improving style and quality of life of weak people with particular regards to elderly. To such aim, advanced measurement systems and innovative sensing methodologies assume a fundamental role.
In particular Sensors Networks (SN) could be strategic to change the nowadays approach in terms of the amount of information which could be easily acquired and conveyed by such networks. Such strategies could improve localization features as well as monitoring tasks to acquire awareness of the environment and Activity Daily Living of weak users.
We strongly invite original research papers on this subject with the goal to generate an amusing discussion where novel ideas on how to exploit Sensor Networks for AAL can be shared within the audience. Submission are welcomed on:
- Overview of State Of The Art on SN for AAL
- Sensor Networks to improve life quality of weak people: “performance assessment”
- Smart multi-sensor systems for AAL
- Wireless Body Sensor Network (WBSN)

Important dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1
Acceptance/Rejection Notification: July 26
Final Manuscript Submission: September 7

Accepted Papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library and indexed by EI/Compendex.

IMPORTANT: Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements connected to the workshop

Download the Call for Papers

Author Instructions


Author Instructions

Final Instructions

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Paper Templates

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED.

2. Register online.

Online Registration is now open -  You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the registration fee by September 14, 2013. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a $50 USD surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Lauren Pasquarelli, M&N 2013 Administrator.


3. An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

·         Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: mn2013wkx

·         The first time you access the system, please follow the link to New user. Please note that, in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:

o   Upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion.

o   Receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS.

o   Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by September 14, 2013.

·         Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info

·         Upload your paper.

o   Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.

·         Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.

o   The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the M&N 2013 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.


·         Prepare the presenter's biography form.

o   Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.


If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Oral Presentations

The duration of a presentation slot is 20 minutes. You will have 15 minutes for the presentation itself and 5 minutes for questions from the audience.

An LCD projector & computer (Windows XP, MS Powerpoint & Adobe Acrobat

Reader) will be available in the session room for regular presentations.

Preparation of Slides:

PLEASE NOTE THAT INDIVIDUALS USING COMPUTER PROJECTION MUST BRING A MEMORY STICK CONTAINING THEIR PRESENTATION. Files can be uploaded to the local PCs in the lecture rooms during the breaks between the sessions.

To avoid software compatibility problems (MS Powerpoint), speakers are advised to bring a .ppt or .pptx or PDF-version of their presentation.

Speakers should arrive in their session room 15 minutes BEFORE the start of their session to report to the chair person. A proctor will also be available in case you need technical assistance.

General Considerations:

Limit the number of words per visual to no more than 20.

Leave space, at least the height of a capital letter, between lines of text.  All fonts, including that on graphs, should be 18 point or larger.

Graphs and charts should have bold lines and symbols that contrast sharply with the background.

Poster Presentations

1. Posters will be on display in the Poster Area.

2. Recommended dimensions of the posters are 70 cm wide x 100 cm high.

3. Material for mounting posters will be provided in the poster area.

4. Posters should be brought to the meeting by the authors.

5. Authors are requested to be present at their posters during the poster session.

6. A headline strip on the poster should include the title, authors, organizations and addresses.

7. Posters should be designed in a way that everything is readable from a distance.

8. Please include a 2 x 2 photo of the presenter in the upper right hand corner of the poster, and underline the name of the presenter in the author listing.

Problems in preparing and submitting your extended abstract? Further Information?

Contact the M&N 2013 Administrator:
Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC