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The Eleventh International Conference on Networks

ICN 2012

February 29 - March 5, 2012 - Saint Gilles, Reunion Island

Call for Papers

ICN 2012 is organized by and for academic, research and industrial partners.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. ICN 2012 will offer tutorials, plenary sessions, poster sessions, panels, and exhibition opportunities. Best papers will be forwarded for consideration in a special issue of a journal. A best paper award will be granted by the IARIA award selection committee.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

1. Communication theory
2. Communications switching and routing
3. Communications modeling
4. Communications security
5. Computer communications
6. Distributed communications
7. Signal processing in communications
8. Multimedia and multicast communications
9. Wireless communications (satellite, WLL, 4G, Ad Hoc, sensor networks)
10. Next generation networks [NGN] principles
11. Storage area networks [SAN]
12. Access and home networks
13. High-speed networks
14. Optical networks
15. Peer-to-peer and overlay networking
16. Mobile networking and systems
17. MPLS-VPN, IPSec-VPN networks
18. GRID networks
19. Broadband networks
20. Quality of service, service level agreement [QoS/SLA]
21. Reliability, availability, serviceabiliy [RAS]
22. Traffic engineering, metering, monitoring
23. Voice over IP services
24. Performance evaluation, tools, simulation
25. Network, control and service architectures
26. Network signalling, pricing and billing
27. Network middleware
28. Telecommunication networks architectures
29. On-demand networks, utility computing architectures
30. Applications and case studies
31. NGN protocol design and evaluation
32. NGN Standard Activities [ITU, TMF, 3GPP, IETF, etc.]
33. NGN Device Instrumentation
34. Network Management, scheduling and policy
35. NGN policy-based control
36. Networks policy-based management
37. Management of autonomic networks and systems
38. Vehicular Networks



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) October 5, 2011 October 23, 2011
Notification December 1, 2011
Registration December 15, 2011
Camera ready December 15, 2011

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides, including industrial presentations)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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