Smart Protocols and Algorithms for Networks with Mobility

(SPANM 2020)

In association with


20-22 October 2020, Montreal, Canada


Workshop Chairs

Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues    

Federal University of Piauí, Teresina - PI, Brazil

Amjad Gawanmeh

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE

Jamal Nazzal Al-Karaki

Institute of Applied Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Kashif Saleem

King Saud University, KSA


Sazia Parvin

Melbourne Polytechnic, Victoria, Australia

Description, Scope, and Topics

Communication protocols and algorithms are needed to communicate network. Several developments have been done in networking area to enable devices to communicate using smart protocols and algorithms. However, regular methods might not be optimum for the operation of devices with mobility.  

This includes devices such as drones, UAVs, automobiles, mobile sensors, etc.  In addition, there are several new paradigms that have received the attention of researchers, such as MANET, VANET, opportunistic networks, WPAN, WBSN, drone small cells (DSCs) networks, etc.  Such advances allow proposing new rules, conventions and data structures which requires new protocols and algorithms for network devices to communicate. Moreover, devices with higher mobility requires more complex algorithms that can be used by the network device to enhance networking and enable the device to achieve the required task.

Smart communication protocols and algorithms make use of several methods and techniques (such as machine learning techniques, decision making techniques, knowledge representation, network management, network optimization, problem solution techniques, and so on), to communicate the network devices to transfer data between them.

Topics of Interest

·                     Smart protocols for networks with mobile devices

·                     Smart algorithms for networks with mobile devices

·                     Networks of mobile devices.

·                     Networks of medical devices and sensors.

·                     Communication and networking issues in wearable devices.

·                     Networks of mobile sensors.

·                     Physical layer issues in mobile networks.

·                     Routing and transport protocol design issues.

·                     Mobility effect on networking of devices.

·                     Communication issues in mobile devices.

·                     Body area sensor networks.

·                     WBSN and WPAN.

·                     WSN with mobile sensors.

·                     Wearables and medical sensors with networks infrastructures.

·                     Energy optimization in networks with mobile devices.

·                     Security and privacy issues in networks of mobile devices.

·                     Networks of drones

·                     VANET.

·                     MANET.

·                     Intelligent vehicular ad hoc networks (InVANETs)

·                     Intelligent transport systems.

·                     Mobile IP Networks

·                     QoS support for mobile networks.

·                     Mobile sensing and Crowdsensing

·                     Security in Networks with Mobility

·                     Networking in Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAVs)

·                     Surveys and state of the art reports in the area.

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be neither previously published nor under review by another workshop, conference or journal. Only electronic submissions in PDF will be accepted. Submitted regular papers must be written in English, must be no longer than 6 pages in 10-point font, must render without error using standard PDF viewing tools, must print on US-Letter-sized paper, and must include the author names and affiliations in the first page. An extra page is allowed with 100$ extra registration fees.

Submitted manuscripts may not exceed six (6) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE ISNCC conference style), including figures, tables, and references. See style templates for details. IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings

The authors of regular papers will deliver oral presentations. The authors of demo and poster papers will deliver system demonstrations and poster presentations, respectively. All accepted papers will be published by in IEEE ISNCC Workshops proceedings and indexed by IEEExplore.

Prospective authors are invited to submit an original Full or Short paper in IEEE PDF format via  the EDAS online submission system:

Important Dates 


 Submission Deadline (extended):                                                           May 10, 2020     

                                                                                                            Still accepting late submissions      

 Acceptance Notification:                                                             July 31, 2020

 Registration and Camera-ready copies of accepted papers :     August 23, 2020

For further information, please contact Workshop co-chair:

Amjad Gawanmeh: Amjad.gawanmeh@gmail