First International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks And Management


13-14 October, 2009

Athens, Greece

Welcome to MONAMI 2009

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the First International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI) being held in Athens, Greece. MONAMI 2009 aims at bringing together top researchers, academics, and practitioners specializing in the area of Mobile Network Management.

Multiaccess and resource management, mobility management, and network management have emerged as core topics in the design, deployment, and operation of current and future networks. Yet, they are treated as separate, isolated domains with very little interaction between the experts in these fields and lack cross-pollination. MONAMI 2009 offers the opportunity to leading researchers, industry professionals, and academics around the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in these areas and present results related to technologies for true plug-and-play networking, efficient use of all infrastructure investments, and access competition. The aim of the forum is to disseminate the latest innovative mobile network solutions for increased competition and cooperation in an environment with a multitude of access technologies, network operators, and business actors.

Athens is an extraordinary city, the capital of Greece, and one of the oldest cities in the world, home of the renowned Acropolis and the Parthenon. It offers ample opportunities for visiting monumental ancient sites, museums (including the new Acropolis museum), and art galleries. Visitors can enjoy good food in a vast array of restaurants and tavernas, ranging from the traditional to the experimental modern cuisine. Athens also has an excellent nightlife with great diversity in entertainment offerings. We hope that in addition to the fruitful participation in the conference you will have the opportunity to sample some of the Athenian attractions and learn more about Greece and its history.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens!

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Kostas Pentikousis
MONAMI 2009 General Chair
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland