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The Eighth International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications

ICSNC 2013
October 27 - November 1, 2013 - Venice, Italy

Call for Papers

The Eighth International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications (ICSNC 2013) continues a series of events covering a broad spectrum of systems and networks related topics. The conference covers fundamentals on wireless, high speed, sensor and mobile and ad hoc networks, security, policy based systems, and education systems. Topics are targeting design, implementation, testing, use cases, tools, and lessons learnt for such networks and systems.

The conference has the following specialized topics:


Wireless networks                           


High speed networks                                   


Sensor networks                                          


Mobile and Ad hoc networks                      


Advances in P2P Systems


Advances in Mesh Networks


Vehicular networks


Radio-frequency identification systems


Security systems                                         


Multimedia communications systems  


Policy-based systems                                  


Pervasive education systems          

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 Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.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.

WINET: Wireless networks 

3G/4G integration
Wireless protocols, architectural and design concepts
Design and implementation of mobile information systems
Wireless communications and mechanisms
Antenna and RF subsystems
Coding & modulation & equalization,
Channel modeling and characterization
Wireless technologies
Wireless applications & services
IP Multimedia subsystems (IMS)
Wireless and mobility
Wireless-wireline convergence
Radio communications systems
Specialized wireless networks
Management of wireless networks
Position on standards & fora on wireless networks
Business models on wireless networks
Communications regulations, Spectrum management
Software-Defined Radio (SDR) [ architectures, hardware, software, signal processing and smart antennas, etc.]

HSNET: High speed networks

Technologies, protocols, and applications for high speed networks
Voice over high speed networks
Services and interconnections of high speed networks
Technologies for High speed optical networks
Optical burst switching
End-to-end applications
Optical control plan
Advanced optical technology architectures
Design of high speed systems and networks
Methodologies and development tools for high speed networks
Management and control of high speed networks
Performance in high speed networks
Security aspects in high speed networks
QoS/SLA in high speed networks
Diagnosing high speed networks
High speed networks and NGN

SENET: Sensor networks      

Architectures and protocols for wired and wireless sensor networks
Design of sensor networks
Instrumentation and models for deployment of sensors networks
Power in sensor networks
Ad hoc and wireless sensor networks
Management and control of sensor networks
Performance in sensor networks
Security and reliability aspects in sensor networks
Information assurance in sensor networks
QoS/SLA in sensor networks
Applications, case studies and prototypes with sensor networks

MHNET: Mobile and Ad hoc networks 

Mobile technology and fundamentals
Analytical and validation models for mobility
Architecture and routing protocols for mobile networks
Architectures, frameworks, fundamentals on ad hoc networks
Energy efficient design, cross-layer design, scalability
MAC protocols for ad-hoc and sensor networks (801.11, Bluetooth, etc.)
Data, information, and signal processing in mobile networks
Complexity analysis of mobile algorithms and protocols
Software platforms and development tools supporting mobility
QoS/SLA, access control and security in mobile and ad hoc networks
Location and mobility management
Location and service discovery in ad hoc networks
Planning, provisioning, and deployment mobility features
Directional and smart antennas for mobile and ad-hoc networks
Performance and security in ad hoc and mobile networks
Self-organization, synchronization and stability in ad hoc networks
Self-management in ad hoc and mobile networks
Ad hoc and mobile networks and autonomic computing 
Mobile ad hoc platforms, systems and tools
Applications over ad hoc networks
Standards evolution on mobility and ad hoc networks

AP2PS: Advances in P2P Systems

Architectures and protocols
Gossip-based and epidemic protocols
Integration with network operators and service providers
Autonomic computing and networking
Semantic P2P
Opportunistic networking
Content delivery networks
Prototypes and simulations
Comparative performance analysis
Dependability, resilience and availability
Benchmarking and optimization
Quality of experience
Security, trust and reputation
Digital rights management
Content filtering
P2P and wireless convergence
Integrated approaches
Energy efficiency

MESH: Advances in Mesh Networks

Architectures and algorithms
Wireless interference models
Large-scale networks
Real-time and non-real-time communications
Centralized and distributed scheduling
Service differentiation
Security, Privacy, and Trust
Protocol interference models
Single-channel multihop/multichannel routing
Quality of Services routing
Multimedia-centric routing
Cross-layer multicast routing
QoS-based access protocols for mesh networks
Multichannel access protocols
Multimedia services
Broadband home networking communications
Smart buildings
Broadband Internet access

VENET: Vehicular networks

Communication technologies in vehicular networks
Frameworks and architectures for vehicular networks
Interoperability with Internet and other networks
Vehicle-infrastructure communications
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications
Emerging inter/intra-vehicle and infrastructure-to-vehicle wireless technologies
Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular networks
Middleware and service architectures for vehicular networks
Propagation issues
Vehicular sensors and data collection and process
On-drive diagnostics and repair technologies and systems
Protocol features /MAC, QoS, routing, multicast, addressing, identity/
Mobility and hand-off
Properties /security, privacy, performance, robustness, real-time, etc./
Control and management in vehicular networks
Driver-oriented support systems /assistance, active&passive safety, etc./
Case studies and fields trials on vehicular networks
Applications across vehicular networks /content distribution, alerting, etc./
Standardization /802.11p, DSRC, etc./ and standard platforms /JasPar, AUTOSTAR, etc./

RFID: Radio-frequency identification systems

Fundamentals for RFID systems
Communications in RFID systems
Next generation RFID Technologies
RFID middleware design and architecture
Antenna design for RFID
System design and deployment
Circuits and architecture
RFID ans sensor networks
Bridging RFID networks in heterogeneous networks
Collision, proximity, speed
Security, privacy, trust
Monitoring and control of RFID systems
Localization and tracking
Inventory tracking
Testing and verification
Planing and executing RFID systems
RFID pilot projects
Use cases in deploying and operating /finance, manufacture, agriculture, transportation, etc./
Tools for supporting the design and deployment of RFID systems

SESYS: Security systems

Security analysis methodologies
Middleware and distributed systems security
Cryptography, certificates, information hiding, access control
Protection, risk, vulnerabilities, attacks, authorization/authentication
Access control, wireless access control, broadband access control
Biometrics, smart cards, identification and trust methodologies
Certification, accreditation anonymity, and audit
Security management, emergency contingency planning, identify theft, life safety
Wireless and mobile security
Fast security associations
Electronic surveillance and e-commerce protocols
Security and trust in web-services-based applications
Peer-to-peer security, denial of services
Information survivability, insider threat protection, integrity
Intellectual property rights, privacy, legal and regulatory issues
Criminal exploitation of technology
Commercial and industrial security
Viruses, hackers, worms, spam, and other malicious code

MCSYS: Multimedia communications systems 

Technologies, protocols, and mechanisms for multimedia communications
Multimedia compression mechanisms and information representation
Multimedia encoding and compression, MPEG-1 to MPEG-4, Wavelet and fractal
Multimedia frameworks, communications, and middleware
Next generation multimedia communications,
Mobile multimedia communications,
Methodologies and development tools for multimedia communications systems
Wireless mobile multimedia communications
Ad hoc multimedia networks
IP-based Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)
QoS/SLA in mobile multimedia services and applications
Mechanisms for interactive multimedia applications
Designing and implementing interactive applications
Multimedia authoring, publishing, and right securing
Security and performance for multimedia communications
Management, QoS, and security aspects in streaming over wireless ad hoc networks,
Management and control of multimedia systems
Standards protocols for multimedia communications

POSYS: Policy-based control systems

Policy for automation control
Trusting policy control commands
Policy-driven autonomic organizations
Policy-based control scalability
Policy sensors for feedback control
Policy conflict detection and conflict resolution
Context-aware policy-driven adaptive frameworks
Policy integrity, trust and negotiations
Policy-based software applications
Policing pervasive computing environments
Policing on-demand systems and services

PESYS: Pervasive Education Systems

Learning and teaching systems
E-learning methods and e-learning scenarios
Tools and architectures for mobile/ubiquitous e-learning
Cooperative learning and working
Mobile technology and education
Distance learning and education
Computers and arts
Education in developing regions
Reflection in learning software and hardware
Social impact metrics on distance learning
Methodologies and processes for education
Curriculum projects and experiences
Intelligent support
Multimedia environment for teaching
E-market place for higher education
Embedded systems education
Wearable computers and education



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) May 28, 2013 June 20, 2013
Notification July 29, 2013
Registration August 15 , 2013
Camera ready August 22 , 2013

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.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

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)

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/industrial/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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