The 4th Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium

GIIS 2012

December 17-19, 2012

Choroni, Venezuela

Technically sponsored by IEEE Communications Society
IEEE       IEEE ComSoc


10/12/2012: The final program is available is online.

09/11/2012: The registration site is now open here.

09/11/2012: Instructions for authors are available here

03/11/2012: Announcing Keynote speaker: Prof. Benjamín Barán (National University of Asuncion, Paraguay).

24/09/2012: The submission deadline has been extended to October 7, 2012 (FIRM deadline)

05/09/2012: Announcing Keynote speaker: Prof. Harry Perros (North Carolina State University, USA)

12/08/2012:  Invited Journal Papers: Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscript to Annals of Telecommunications (Springer)

37/07/2012: Announcing Keynote speaker: Prof. Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada)

30/07/2012: Announcing IEEE Technical co-Sponsorship of GIIS 2012 Proceedings.

01/07/2012: Paper submission under EDAS system is open.


Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS 2012) follows the success of GIIS 2007, GIIS 2009 and GIIS 2011. The scope of GIIS consists of interrelated set of technical, policy, and social issues implicit in the development of national and international (global) information infrastructures.

GIIS aims at identifying and promoting the exchange of knowledge on these interrelated issues and provides liaison to bodies in the global society, technical fora and international standards.

GIIS 2012 will stimulate interdisciplinary conference sessions and workshops to discuss, built and further the use of national and international information infrastructures.

The conference also aims at providing a forum for the participants to broaden professional contacts and for technical discussions and interactions on specific information infrastructure topics. Information infrastructure brings together information processing applications, communications networks and services, physical and software elements in networks, and end systems.

The program of GIIS 2012 will include invited talks, paper presentations, tutorials, panel, and discussion sessions. The technical issues addressed by the conference include Interoperability at various levels, standard services and user interfaces, world wide naming and addressing, and the international mobility of persons and services. The humaniarian and policy issues addressed by the conference are those with a large technical element, including protection of intellectual property, privacy and security, international use of encryption technology, commercial protocols, and standards vs. proprietary technologies. The conference is specifically interested in ubiquity, open source/equal access, ease of use, cost effectiveness, standards, and architectural openness.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: October 7, 2012
UBIROADS Workshop Submission deadline
October 7, 2012
Notification of Decisions: November 3, 2012
Registration/Final Paper Due: November 30, 2012 Firm deadline
Conference Dates: December 17-19, 2012

Conference Chairs

Guy Pujolle, University of Paris 6, France
Carlos Figueira, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
Gladys Diaz, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France