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Call for Demos - 14th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (IFIP WMNC)

on 17-10-2022

... As a high-profile, leading-edge forum, for researchers and engineers in the field of networking, WMNC’2022 offers a unique opportunity to showcase advanced commercial solutions, products, research prototypes, and applications, and to exchange with a highly skilled audience and discuss emerging technologies and paradigms and recent research prototypes with key leaders in mobile and wireless networks, IoT, vehicular networks and connected vehicles technologies.

Form the presenter is expected to develop how the demonstration supports products, innovative research results or original applications, and/or the value for the community of the wireless and mobile networks. Demonstrations of previously published systems are also

We welcome demos coming from both industry and academia. Authors of contributions submitted at WMNC’2022 are also encouraged to submit a demo showcasing the concepts and more technical aspects presented in their papers. WMNC’2022, under the theme “Shaping Future networks – 5G and beyond”, will be hosted in Sousse, Tunisia, on October 17-19 2022.

Furthermore, authors of Demos accepted in previous editions are invited to submit a new demo proposal showing the progress they have done.

Submission guidelines for Demos:
Prospective contributors are expected to turn in a demo proposal in the form of a 2-page extended abstract, plus a one-page appendix detailing the demo, in IEEE conference double-column format (following the same format as the main conference). In the one-page appendix (which will not be published in the proceedings) authors should include a summary describing the demonstration, the equipment that will be used, and any special request concerning, e.g., power connections, Internet access, physical space, etc.

Demo papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. Demo proposals will be reviewed by the WMNC’2022 Demo Chairs and will be accepted based on the availability of demo space as well as on the following criteria:

Extent and significance of the product or research contribution,
Potential impact on the audience,
Quality of the proposed implementation,
Presentation quality.

At least one author of each accepted demo proposal is required to register, physically attend the conference (at the full rate) and present the demo.

Important dates for Demos:
Submission deadline: July 10, 2022
Author notification: September 10, 2022
Camera-ready papers: September 20, 2022

Feel free to contact the WMNC’2022 demo chairs, Weverton Cordeiro (, Daniel Nunes Corujo (, if you have any questions regarding the demo content or setup.

For more details about the submission instructions, please check Paper and Demo Submission Guideline at: More Information..

Altice International Innovation Award (AIIA) 2022

on 24-09-2022

... Altice International Innovation Award (AIIA) intends to award projects from finalist students and startups in the incubation phase, who present innovative projects in technological areas relevant to Altice International’s core business (such as AI/ML, Extended Reality, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Living, Big Data, eHealth, Digital Content, Future Networks, Over the Top services, security, blockchain, etc).

It also awards projects that promote digital inclusion and accessibility to communication, particularly in school, professional and social contexts, providing a set of services, solutions, or technological initiatives for people with disabilities. This category is powered by Fundação Altice Portugala partner of AIIA, and will be called “INCLUI”.

As part of the partnership between Altice Labs and the National Innovation Agency (ANI), AIIA is also promoting the Born From Knowledge (BfK) Awards, which aims to distinguish Portuguese “knowledge-born” projects, as well as Portuguese startups that stand out in the most in R&D activities.

The AIIA initiative intends to recognize innovative projects, in three categories:

A) Academia: Ph.D. students only from Portuguese universities who have presented their thesis recently (2021 or 2022) or intend to present it in the current year (2022);
B) Startups: incorporated startups in early stages (created after the 1st of January 2019) with offices in the geographies where Altice operates – Portugal, France, Israel, USA or Dominican Republic – or offices in one of the countries of the European Union;
C) “INCLUI” by Fundação Altice PT: All the eligible projects for the previous categories (academia and startups) and Private Institutions of Social Solidarity (IPSS), developing and promoting digital solutions, mobile applications, or online platforms for digital inclusion and communication of people with disabilities.
Note, that each entity may only apply to one of the above categories (AIIA – Academia, AIIA – Startups and “INCLUI”).

The awards for the three winning projects from the three categories are:

Startup award – only 1st place:

Prize money of € 50.000 (estimated value, since income withholding taxes, local taxes or taxes related to international bank transfers may apply, according to Portuguese tax law).
Together with the prize money, it may be offered to the winning startup the possibility to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Altice to perform a proof-of-concept (PoC) to evolve its project technically and pre-commercially. The duration period for the PoC will be 9 months, extendable, if both parts wish so, up to 12 months.
Academy award – only 1st place:

Prize money of € 25.000 (estimated value, since income withholding taxes, local taxes or taxes related to international bank transfers may apply, according to Portuguese tax law).
Inclui by Fundação Altice Portugal:

Prize money of €20.000 (estimated value, since income withholding taxes, local taxes or taxes related to international bank transfers may apply, according to Portuguese tax law).
The winner of BfK Award will receive “The tree of knowledge” piece of art and a certificate.

Apply until September 23rd 2022!

More information on the Award website: More Information..