Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit novel, challenging and innovative results on both theoretical and practical aspects of the scope of the conference, which include but is not limited to (the CfP in PDF format can be found here):

Wired/Cable/Fibre Communications
Network architectures and protocols
Twisted pair copper systems and xDSL
Broadband Power Line communications
Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) systems
FTTx and Passive/Active Optical Networks
Optical network architectures, control and management
Routing and wavelength assignment
IP-WDM integration
Optical networks to support Cloud and Grid computing
Field trials, new applications and experiments
Energy efficient/green wired/cable networks
Network security and privacy
Standardization activities on wired/cable networks

QoS, Reliability and Modelling
Quality in Multimedia Networks including VoIP and IPTV
Performance Evaluation Techniques
Quality, Scalability and Performance in the Internet
Network Simulation Techniques
Quality and Performance in Wireless and Mobile Networks
Network Modelling
Quality, Reliability and Performance in Optical Networks
Network Measurement and Monitoring Techniques
Quality in Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
Resource Allocation for Networks and their services
Traffic and Workload Modelling and Characterization
Metrics and Models for Quality of Experience (QoE)
Standardization Aspects of QoS and Reliability

Wireless/Mobile Communications
Network architecture and protocols
Standardization on Wireless Systems
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE, WLL and Cellular Access
Broadcast Networks, Satellite & Space communications
Wireless LAN/PAN
Ultra-wideband networks
Free-Space Optical-Access
Reconfigurable wireless networks
Software defined and cognitive radio networks
Adaptive Modulation and Coding
Network Coding in Mobile Environments
Wireless Propagation and Channel Characterization
MIMO and Multi-antenna Communications
Energy efficient/green wireless networks
EMF Measurement Methodologies
EMF Radiation Modelling and Simulation
Bio-Effects of EMF Exposure

Internet of Things (IoT)
Architectures for the Internet of Things (IPv4/6 Enabled)
Future technologies bridging the physical/virtual worlds
End to End / Machine to Machine (M2M) protocols
Cloud computing and IoT internetworking
Middleware architectures & M2M Platforms
Embedded Web Services (RESTFul, CoAP, SOAP...)
Lightweight structured data (EXI, JSON...)
Mobile integration of the Web of Things
User-oriented, context-aware IoT services
Integration of the Handle System
Semantic technologies for devices and services
Indexing, naming, and addressing the Internet of Things
Security, Trust, Privacy and Identity in the IoT
Smart cities deployments, test-beds and field trials
Smart cities through mobile computing
Efficient resource management in Smart Cities
Smart cities deployments, test-beds and field trials

Next Generation Services and Delivery Platforms
Hybrid wired/wireless service platforms
Heterogeneous and blended network configurations
IMS/P2P synergy for multimedia services delivery
Convergence of communication and global services
GIS and location-based services
Social networking services and platforms
Cloud Computing and distributed services
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
Everything-as-a-Service model and delivery platforms
VoP2P and P2P-SIP services
Next Generation Services and emerging threats
Home network services and platforms

Software and Protocol Technologies for advanced services
Web Services and distributed S/W technology
Location-based services
Distributed systems and applications
Ubiquitous computing services and applications
Peer-to-Peer technologies for communication services
Service overlay networks
Cooperative communications
Context awareness and personalization
Traffic modelling and traffic management
Cross-layer design and optimization
Energy efficiency flow control and routing mechanisms

3D Media Creation and Delivery
3D Capture, Processing, and Coding
3D audio-visual scene reconstruction techniques
Multi-view and multi-sensor imaging
System Architectures and Transmission for 3DTV
Fixed and mobile 3D multimedia applications and systems
3D multimedia delivery, over P2P architectures
Error resilience and error concealment of 3D video
3D multimedia devices and terminals
Quality of Experience (QoE) for 3D Multimedia Services
Subjective/Objective quality metrics & evaluation
Interactive media processing for social groups
Virtual reality and augmented reality
Standardisation activities for 3D multimedia services

SDN and NFV
Standardization ONF, IETF, ITU, ETSI, ATIS
SDN Controller architectures, and design challenges
Operational models of computing, storage and networking
OpenFlow/ OVSDB/ OF-Configuration
Orchestration and controllers
Performance evaluation and optimization
Monitoring and reliability of network services
Application of Big Data models and analytics to NFV/SDN
Commercial models for NFV/SDN ecosystems
Service & information orchestration/chaining
Scalability dimensions on control architectures
Security deployment issues including monitoring,
Security function virtualization, security as a service

e-Services and Interactive Applications
ICT-enabled personal health systems
Image and video processing for E-Health
Social networking application and services
e- Government services and public service infrastructures
e-Business applications and marketing strategies
Interactive TV and Social TV
Security and privacy for e-Services

 

Informatics in Geoenvironmental Monitoring
Remote Sensing
Natural Hazards
Cultural Heritage
Agriculture
Environment
Earthquake Prediction and Forecasting
Landslides
Earth Observation
Earth’s System Complexity
Geoenvironmental Sensors

 

Important Dates

Special sessions and workshops proposals..............December 20, 2015

Submission of technical papers...............................February 28, 2016, March 11, 2016

Notification of acceptance ......................................March 28, 2016 May 06, 2016

Submission of camera-ready papers .......................April 11, 2016 May 15, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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