Call For Papers

The multi-thematic program of this symposium edition of ISNCC will fo
cus on the major future Issues in Networking,Computing and Communications.
Please download the [PDF Version] of the Call For Papers.
The symposium has the following tracks : 

  • Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • Satellite Communication Networks
  • Antenna Systems, Propagation and RF Design
  • Cloud, Grid and Social Computing and Networking
  • Smart Communications Systems
  • Smart Cities and Internet of Everything
  • Data Science and Big Data Systems Engineering
  • Blockchains and Finance Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Trust, Security and Privacy
  • Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
  • Signal, Image and Video Processing

Topics of interest (TBA soon) include, but not limited to:

 Wireless and Mobile Networks

Wireless Ad hoc, Mesh and Sensor Networks;

Vehicular Networks;

Delay Tolerant Networks;

Body Area Networks;

Cloud Networking;

Cellular Systems;

Peer to Peer Networking;

Reconfigurable Wireless Networks;

Resource  and Mobility Management;

Cross-Layer Design and Optimization;

Performance Analysis and QoS Provisioning;

Network Planning and Capacity Analysis;

Monitoring and Network Management Algorithms;

Network Reliability, Privacy & Security;

Adaptive Antennas and Beamforming;

Multi-Antenna and MIMO Systems;

Transmitter and Receiver Techniques;

Convergence of Wireless Systems;

Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access;

Modulation, Coding, and Diversity Techniques;

Channel Estimation, Modeling and Equalization;

QoS and Scheduling;

Wireless Communications Testbed Development;

Signal Processing Interfaces in Cognitive Radio;

Blind Signal Processing for Communications;

Spectrum Shaping and Filters;

VLSI and RF Circuits for Wireless Communications;

System design for supporting multi-spectrum, multi-RAT (Radio Access Technology), and multi-operator;

Spectrum sharing between M2M (Machine to Machine) and LTE-A in 5G wireless networks;

Effective in-network caching design of pre-, in-, and post-processing resources in 5G wireless networks;

Content-centric networking architecture design and studies in 5G;

Design, implementation and deployment for 5G wireless networks;

Mobile traffic redundancy elimination and data offload in 5G wireless networks;

Green communications, cloud and software defined radio (SDR) technologies for radio access network in 5G;

Protocol design to enable traffic load balancing, traffic management, and management of virtualized network functions in 5G wireless networks;

QoS (Quality of Service) and QoE (Quality of Experience) improvement in 5G wireless networks;

Spectral-efficiency and energy-efficiency in 5G wireless networks

Mobile social networking over 5G wireless networks;

Design of 5G wireless networks supporting smart transportation, energy and healthcare applications;

5G-relevant wireless network test-beds, simulators, open-source codes, and tools;

 Cloud, Grid and Social Computing and Networking

Cloud and Cluster Computing;

Hybrid Information Technology;

Intelligent and Pervasive Applications;

Bioinformatics and Bio-Inspired Computing;

Knowledge System and Intelligent Agent;

Human-centric Computing and Social Networks;

Engineering Applications of IT;

Emerging Wireless/Mobile Applications;

Application Services Oriented Networks;

Context and Location-Aware Next Generation Services;

Service discovery and integration;

Adaptive Services management;

Policies and strategies for deployment;

Supervision and control;

SIP Based convergent services;

Content Distribution;

Internet computing;

NGOSS and tools;

Supervision and Control;

Interoperability, Mobile Data Management;

Cloud, P2P, Cluster Computing: Security and Role of Trust;

Trust Management;

Trust Calculation in Cloud Computing:

Security in Virtualization of Cloud Services;

Virtualization Impact for Green Computing;

Green Computing;

Nano Computing;Cloud Control Systems;

Fog Computing and Internet of Things 

Fog Computing and Smart City 

Fog Computing and Smart Home 

E-Health with Fog Computing 

Security and Privacy in Fog Computing 

Applications of Fog Computing 

Trends of Fog Computing 

Theory and Modeling of Distributed Intelligence 

Disaster and Emergency Management in Fog Computing

Grid Computing

Social Sciences and Information Technology;

Smart Grids Technologies & Applications;

Social Networks Analysis in on-line Social Network Application;

Privacy preserved Social Networks;

Custom default privacy profiles in Social Network Applications;

Corporate Social Responsibility;

Social Privacy;

Social Networks & Web 1.0 - 6.0 Trust Management;

Architecture for Smart Grids;
Use of information communication technologies for social computing
Mobile social computing
Infrastructure and architectures for social computing
Online communities and social networking
Social tagging and collaborative information organization
Information retrieval and sharing techniques
Usability and user needs
Applications and case studies in social computing
Novel applications supporting user-generated content and social 
Social, institutional and policy issues in social computing
Social computing in schools, enterprises and other organizations
Collaboration and social computing
Social computing trends and issues

  Smart Cities and the Internet of Everything

Smart city theory, modeling and simulation;
Intelligent infrastructure;
Sensors and actuators;
Smart economy development;
e-health and emergency management;
e-health applications and services;
Smart environment and policy development;
Citizen engagement and smart governance;
Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies;
Smart mobility and transportation;
Automated driving;
ITS for public transport;
Computer vision for ITS applications;
Urban Traffic simulation, modelling and Control;
Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities;
IoT Enabling Technologies;
IoT Application and Services;
Intelligent vehicle-to-infrastructure integration;
Smart grids;
Digital city and smart growth;
Smart home and smart buildings;
Smart city Implementation;
Advanced technology for Pedestrian and bicyclist safety;
Smart city for Special Needs;
Environmental monitoring tech. Knowledge acquisition from Big Data on the Web;
Reasoning over uncertain Web data;
Efficient models and solutions for querying and processing Big Data on the Web;
Algorithms and systems for Web-scale mining;
Web-based crowdsourcing and data analytics;
Big Data and Web of Things;
Clustering, classification, and summarization of Web data;
Web-based social sensing and data analytics;
Analytic Web services for Big Data;
Open Linked Data and the Semantic Web;
Web data integration;
Machine learning on deep Web data;
Data stream mining and spatio-temporal data analytics on Web of Things;
Business analytics & Big Data practice on the Web;
Web Services Discovery;

 Trust, Security, and Privacy

Mobile and wireless security;

Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Security;

Internet/Intranet Security;

Access control, Anonymity, Audit and audit reduction;

Authentication and authorization;

Applied cryptography, Cryptanalysis, Digital Signatures;

Biometric security;

Boundary control devices;

Data and system integrity, Database security;

Defensive information warfare;

Denial of service protection, Intrusion Detection, Anti-malware;

Distributed systems security;

Electronic commerce;

E-mail security, Spam, Phishing, E-mail fraud, Virus, worms, Trojan Protection;

Information hiding and watermarking & Information survivability;

Insider threat protection, Integrity;

Intellectual property protection;

Key management and key recovery;

Language-based security;

Monitoring and surveillance;

Multimedia security, Operating system security, Peer-to-peer security;

Performance Evaluations of Protocols & Security Application;

Privacy and data protection;

Product evaluation criteria and compliance;

Risk evaluation and security certification;

Risk/vulnerability assessment;

Security & Network Management;

Security and Assurance in Operational, Technological, commercial Area;

Security Engineering and Its Application;

Security Models & protocols;

Security threats like DDoS, MiM, Session Hijacking, Replay attack etc & countermeasures;

Trusted computing;

Ubiquitous Computing Security;

Virtualization security, VoIP security, Web security;

Security, privacy and trust for virtualization and SDN in 5G wireless networks;

Satellite Communication Networks 

Satellite and space communications and networking;
Nano-satellites communications;
Mega-constellations design;
Near-Earth satellite communications;
Antennas for Satellite Communications;
MIMO satellite communications;
Coding, modulation and synchronization schemes for satellite communications;
Channel models for satellite communications;
Next-generation channel coding for deep-space communications;
Radio resource management in satellite networks;
Cognitive satellite networks;
Integration of satellite and 5G networks;
QoS and performance for satellite networks;
On-board switching and processing technologies for next-generation satellite payloads;
Interference and Fade mitigation techniques over satellite channels;
M2M over satellite applications;
New standard in Navigation systems: Galileo, GPS, GBAS, SBAS ( WAS, EGNOS,...);
Signal detection and estimation for satellite communications;
Statistical and adaptive signal processing for satellite systems;
Delay Tolerant Networking for satellite networks;
Telemetry/telecommand space protocol evolutions;
Security, privacy, and trust in satellite networks;
Satellite communications for maritime applications (e.g.,VDE, AIS);
Satellite-based disaster recovery;
Satellite-based solutions for aeronautical applications;
Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks

Advances in Control planes, forwarding abstractions and programmability paradigms
Analysis of combined control plane architectures
Emerging improvements including Network Slicing and hierarchical controllers
Improvements in design of forwarding elements, e.g. switches/routers, wireless systems
Optimizing NFV infrastructures including hardware acceleration technologies
Dynamic service function chaining/orchestration and traffic steering
Dynamic license management, autonomics, machine learning, monitoring, resiliency, *fault management and self-healing
Security impacts
Advanced tools for automated design, deployment, validation and management
Application of machine learning and big data analytics to manage virtualized networks
Data/control plane performance, interoperability and scalability studies
Resource dimensioning and optimization (e.g. cloud-native design), workload isolation and tradeoffs
Design guidelines for modularity, scalability, high availability and interoperability (e.g. container and micro services implementations)
Usage scenarios such as SD-WAN, IoT, Smart Grid, Smart Cities, etc.
Improvements in future communication infrastructure enabled by SDN and NFV including RAN, evolution to 5G, public, private and hybrid clouds
Operations experience (e.g. lab. and field trial results)
New commercial models and ecosystems enabled by NFV and SDN

 Smart Communications Systems

Signal, Image and Video Processing

Novel communication architectures for advanced metering infrastructure;

Wireless networking techniques for supporting new smart grid features;

Communication-centric solutions for demand response, demand-side management, and energy management;

Big data management and grid analytics;

Integration of storage units and electric vehicles into a smart grid architecture;

Multiple access techniques and protocols for smart grid communications;

Smart Home Communications;

Power line communications (PLCs);

Visible Light Communications

Optic Fibres Communications

Cross-layer optimization and smart grid service integration;

Resilient communications in the smart grid;

Cyber-physical system modeling of smart energy systems;

Game-theoretic methods for smart grid management and optimization;

Hybrid PLC/wireless architectures and methods;

Modulation, coding, and signal processing for wireless and PLC communications in the grid;

Multi-hop routing and congestion control in PLC systems;

Control, operation, and optimization of distributed energy sources and microgrids;

Synergies between control and communications in power systems;

Renewable energy-powered wireless communication systems;

Machine-to-machine communications in the smart grid;

Co-existence and interoperability of smart grid communication technologies;

Smart grid-enabled cellular communications;

Economic approaches for improving smart grid communications and energy efficiency;

Optimal placement of smart grid communication infrastructure;

Measurements data and experimental testbed for smart grid communications;

Communication Devices and Channels Based on Exotic Materials (e.g. MetaSufaces, Metamaterials, Graphene, etc...);

NanoNetworks (Electromagnetically and Biologically-based) 

 Antenna Systems, Propagation and RF Design

Air-ground channel measurement and modeling; 
Antenna design and characterization; 
Antenna integration in cars; 
Antenna measurement and characterization, including 3D effects, polarization and antenna efficiency;
Antenna and solar cell integration technologies; 
Car-2-X channel measurements and models; 
Channel estimation and prediction;
Channel modeling, simulation and verification; 
Air-ground channel measurement and modeling;
Characterization of multiband channels; 
Deployment concepts;
Digital RF; 
Distributed antenna systems;
Energy-efficient antenna systems; 
Exotic wireless channels (optical wireless, acoustic, underwater);
Interaction of in-car antennas with car-electronics; Interference in heterogeneous deployment scenarios (relays, small cells); Measurement-based performance evaluation;
Multi-antenna propagation channels; 
Narrowband and wideband channel characterization and modeling;
Novel antenna concepts; 
Over-the-air testing of mobile terminal antennas;
Propagation channel measurements; 
Propagation prediction and simulation;
Reconfigurable antennas and arrays; 
RF subsystems;
Ultra-wideband propagation; 
Wideband/cognitive RF systems.