Call for Papers

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to those topics as below.

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I.  NEXT GENERATION COMMUNICATION AND NETWORKING
Networking for Cloud and Fog computing
Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
Data center network architectures and performance
Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
NFV Management and Orchestration
Information Centric Networking (ICN)/ Named Data Networking (NDN)
Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, D2D, MTC
Content-centric networking: caching, naming, distribution, load balancing, resiliency,
traffic engineering, congestion control
Future Internet and next-generation networking architectures
High speed and programmable architectures for next generation routers and switches
Mobile security: device, application, and data
Next-generation anomaly, intrusion, and attack detection/prevention
Heterogeneous multi-layer and multi-domain wireless-wireline internetworking
Free space optical (FSO) networks and Visible light communication (VLC)
Indoor localization and navigation
Intent-based network control and management
Internet economics, pricing, accounting, and growth modelling
Internet and network outages, robustness, survivability, and resilience
Integrated networking, storage, and computing
Networking flying vehicles such as UAVs and drones
Networked and Cloud Robotics
Next-generation access networks
Next-generation flow management: resource sharing, congestion control
Next-generation Internet applications and services, including virtual/augmented reality,
interactive media, voice and video, games, and immersive applications
Next-generation IP multimedia subsystem: architecture and design
Next-generation networking protocols
Next-generation network management and control
Open Communities, Open API, Open Source
Operational and research issues with IPv6
Overlay and peer-to-peer (P2P) networking
Packet classification and forwarding mechanisms at ultra-high link rates
Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) in next-generation networks
Resource orchestration in next-generation networks
Self-protection and self-organization networking
Addressing and naming with the presence of mobility and portability
Centralized-RAN, Could-RAN, and Fog-RAN architectures
Converged networks and applications


II. COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS

Networking: Future Internet/Future Networks 
QoS/QoE and Resource Management 
Optical Networks 
Wireless, Mobile, Adhoc and Sensor Networks 
Ubiquitous Networks 
Network Security 
Multimedia Networking etc. 
Communication Systems 
Coding and Information Theory 
Wireless, UWB, Ultrasonic Communications 
Satellite Communications 
Other Emerging Technologies: Network Coding, Software Defined Radio, Cognitive Radio etc.

III. SIGNAL PROCESSING & APPLICATIONS 
Signal, Image, Audio, Video Processing, Analysis and Applications 
Pattern Recognition 
Biomedical Signal Processing and Analysis 
Signal Filtering, Detection and Estimation 
Statistical Signal Processing and Modeling 
Ambient Intelligence 
Computer Vision and Audition

IV. OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING 
Design and Management of Optical Networks 
Optical Networks Performance Modeling 
Optical Networks Control and Management 
Optical Modulation and Signal Processing 
Reliable Optical Networks 
Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) 
New Architectures for Optical Routers and Switches 
New Optical Fiber Technologies 
Lasers and Photonic Components 
High Speed optical LANs and Gigabit Ethernet 
QoS. Optical Networks for Future Networks 
Energy Efficiency in Optical Networks 
Convergence of Optical and other Network Technologies 
Optical Networks to Support Cloud Computing 
Radio-over-Fiber 
Free Space and Fiber-Optic Communications

V. MICROWAVE ENGINEERING
Microwave Devices/Components Design and Techniques 
Passive, Active Devices 
MEMS 
Integration Techniques 
Nano-Scale Devices 
Millimeter-Wave and THz Components etc. 
Antenna Design and Applications 
Wideband 
Multiband 
Smart Antennas 
Antenna Modeling and Measurements 
RF 
Microwave and Milimeterwave Systems and Applications 

Other Related Technologies: Nanoscale Integration of Planar, Free-Space, and Mixed Subsystems; Metamaterial and Applications etc.