COMSNETS 2021, 5-9 January: Call for Papers

October 2, 2020

Please consider contributing papers/posters to the 13th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS 2021) and distribute the Call for Papers to your colleagues/students who might be interested. The papers submission deadline is 7 October 2020 at 11:59 pm AoE. See more deadlines below.

Owing to safety concerns as well as statutory restrictions preventing travel and gatherings, we will not hold an in-person, physical conference this year. Rather, COMSNETS 2021 will be organized as a virtual conference.

COMSNETS is a premier international conference dedicated to advances in Networking and Communications Systems. The conference is a yearly event for a world-class gathering of researchers from academia and industry, practitioners, and business leaders, providing a forum for discussing cutting edge research, and directions for new innovative business and technology. The conference will include a highly selective technical program consisting of submitted papers, a small set of invited papers on important and timely topics from well-known leaders in the field, and a poster session of work in progress. Focused workshops and panel discussions will be held on emerging topics to allow for a lively exchange of ideas. International business and government leaders will be invited to share their perspectives and will complement the technical program.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest for the technical program include, but are not limited to:

  • 5G and wireless broadband networks
  • Technologies for 6-100 GHz spectrum
  • Visible light communications
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Cognitive radio and white-space networking
  • Economics of networks
  • Energy-efficient communications
  • Cloud computing
  • Enterprise, data center, and storage-area networks
  • Internet architecture and protocols, Internet science and emergent behavior
  • Mobility and location management
  • Mobile Sensing
  • Traffic analysis and engineering
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Caching and content delivery systems
  • Information/Content centric networks (ICN)
  • Network management and operations
  • Network security and privacy
  • Trusted computing
  • Network science
  • Online social networks
  • SDN/NFV and Network Programmability
  • Internet Measurement and Modeling
  • Systems and networks for smarter energy and sustainability
  • Vehicular communications
  • Smart Grid communications and networking
  • Machine Learning and AI in Networking
  • Big Data Analytics in Networking, including IoT Analytics
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

Papers submitted to the main conference should be prepared in standard IEEE conference format and should contain no more than eight pages of technical content, plus one page of references. We will follow a single-blind review policy. Please check the conference website for more details.

Selected Best Papers from COMSNETS 2021 will be invited for submission of their significant extended version for a special issue of Elsevier’s Ad Hoc Networks Journal.

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote/Invited/Banquet Talks
  • Technical Paper and Poster Sessions
  • Graduate Research Forum
  • Panel Discussions
  • Demos and Exhibits
  • Mentoring Sessions
  • Co-located Workshops: Cyber Security and BlockChain, MINDS, IMOBILE, AIMS, NetHealth, LastMileS, ITS

Keynote Speakers

  • Sunita Sarawagi, IIT Bombay, India
  • Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University, USA
  • Michele Zorzi, University of Padua, Italy

Invited Speakers

  • Dinesh Bharadia, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Harsha Madhyastha, University of Michigan, USA
  • Sharayu Moharir, IIT Bombay, India
  • K P Naveen, IIT Tirupati, India
  • Damith Ranasinghe, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Winston Seah, VUW, New Zealand
  • Pooja Vyavahare, IIT Tirupati, India

Important Dates and Deadlines
Abstract submission: 7 October 2020, 11:59 pm AoE
Paper submission: 7 October 2020, 11:59 pm AoE
Notification of Acceptance: 31 October 2020
Camera-Ready Submission due: 15 November 2020
Main Conference: 6-8 January 2021
Workshops: 5 and 9 January 2021

COMSNETS provides generous travel grants to International student applicants who have an accepted paper at the conference. Please see the conference home page for details.

Poster Session
The COMSNETS 2021 Poster Session is a forum to showcase preliminary/ongoing work in the area of computer networking and communications. Poster presenters will benefit from lively discussions and critical feedback on their work in progress. Accepted posters will be published in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates and Deadlines
Poster submission: 15 October 2020, 11:59 pm AoE
Notification of Acceptance: 1 December 2020
Camera-Ready Submission due: 15 December 2020

Demos and Exhibits
COMSNETS invites demos from researchers, startups, and corporates showcasing cutting edge information technologies and their applications. All accepted demos will be considered for the Best Demo Award.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Demos
Demo submission: 1 November
Notification of Acceptance: 1 December 2020
Camera-Ready Submission due: 15 December 2020

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