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CfP | WONS 2024 - 19th Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services Conference

on 29-01-2024

... Wireless on-demand network systems and services have become mainstream technologies that shape the networked world of the future. Different types of wireless LANs, both sub-6 GHz and in higher frequency bands, as well as such established technologies as Bluetooth LE, LTE-Direct, LTE ProSE, NR sidelink, NFC, and optical links are the cornerstone of networking paradigms including NextG cellular, mesh and sensor networks, cloud networks, vehicular networks, non-terrestrial networks, and in-body networks.

The challenges of this exciting research field are numerous. These include providing robust services in highly dynamic, mobile, and extreme environments, how to minimize energy demands or zero out battery usage in favor of renewable energy sources, how to smartly blend multiple wireless technologies available to a network node (including across radically different bands), and how to make wireless on-demand networks and services self-configurable, adaptive, self-organizing, and self-healing in a variety of different context, each exhibiting its own peculiar constraints.

IFIP WONS, now at its nineteenth edition, has established itself as a high-quality forum to address the above and related challenges. WONS 2024 aims to continue to provide a global platform for rich interactions between experts in their fields, discussing innovative contributions in a stimulating environment.

This announcement solicits original contributions of high-quality research providing novel insights on all aspects of wireless on-demand networks and systems. Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:

5G and 6G networks
Cloud/edge/fog computing and networking
Cognitive radio networks
Cross-layer design
Data analytics and ML/AI-driven network systems
Heterogeneous wireless networks
Joint communications, networking, and sensing
Implementations and testbeds
Internet of Things
Intra-body and biomedical on-demand systems
Integrated Access and Backhaul technologies
Integration of different wireless technologies
Localization and mobility management
Mobile computing and services
Network and service management
Non-terrestrial (aerial, space, underwater, …) networks
Novel architectures, protocols, applications and services
Open-source software, open-source hardware and open data
Optical and visible light wireless networks
Performance evaluation through simulations, emulations and real-world experiments
Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
Quantum computing and networking
QoS and QoE aspects
Security, privacy, and trust
Social and economic aspects
Sustainable networks and distributed ML/AI services
Theoretical and data-driven modeling and optimization
Vehicular networks
Wireless technologies for NextG networks (millimeter-wave, terahertz, …)

We will have at least 3 reviews per paper, and we count on the TPC members to do the reviews themselves to ensure high-quality and comprehensive reviews.

The authors of selected papers from WONS 2024 edition will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to Elsevier Computer Communications for possible publication in a dedicated Virtual Special Issue (VSI). VSI submitted papers should extend significantly the original work offering additional contribution and insight to the community.

Together with the honor, this year Best Paper Award comes also with a monetary prize sponsored by IFIP.

Important dates:
Paper registration deadline: Oct 30, 2023
Paper submission deadline: Nov 7, 2023
Acceptance notification: Dec 8, 2023

General Chair: Serge Fdida (Sorbonne University, France)

Technical Program Chairs:
Michele Polese (Northeastern University, United States)
Ana Aguiar (Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Porto, Portugal)

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MOBISLICE 6 WORKSHOP - 6th Mobility Support in Slice-based Network Control for Heterogeneous Environments

on 07-11-2023

... This year’s edition of MOBISLICE will shed a transversal multi-disciplinary look at what have been the cutting-edge prospects and installments for enabling network slicing. Inspired by the recent trials in 5G deployments, their proposition for Beyond-5G capabilities, and the current early progression work on 6G, MOBISLICE will showcase evidence of the pursuit of definite solutions towards this utilization capability paradigm.

This workshop will be held in Dresden, Germany, on November 7, 2023.

The MOBISLICE workshop focuses, but is not limited to, the following topics targeting slicing:

Vertical use cases and architectures evaluation
-- Slices in constrained environments (IoT, Edge, etc.)
-- Factories of the future use cases including manufacturing automation and process automation
-- Automotive service and ITS scenarios
-- Telco Operator and enterprise-based environments
-- Smart-X slice mobility
-- Reliability and security
-- Experimental, real trials and their impact on vertical performance

Network, Computation, and other enablers for MOBISLICE
-- Main operations and API
-- Inter- and intra-slice mobility procedures
-- Lifecycle management and impact
-- Heterogeneous access convergence or abstraction
-- High availability and reliability techniques
-- Experimental and real trials

Standardization efforts and activities for MOBISLICE
-- Status and progress in 3GPP/ETSI/IETF and other SDOs and vertical associations such as 5G-ACIA/5GAA
-- Proposals and standardization direction for advanced slicing
-- SDN/NFV initiatives
-- Slice-enhanced Networking and telecommunication protocols

Beyond 5G and 6G slicing
-- Disruptive architectures
-- Zero-touch slice performance
-- Experimental and real trials
-- New scenarios

Paper submission: 18th September 2023
Notification of Acceptance: 3rd October 2023
Camera-ready Submission: 9th October 2023

Workshop Chairs:
Daniel Corujo (University of Aveiro and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
Augusto Neto (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
Seil Jeon (Telia Company, Sweden)

Check for more submission information at the workshop’s website:
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