The Eleventh International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service

CTRQ 2018

April 22, 2018 to April 26, 2018 - Athens, Greece

Deadlines

Submission

Dec 22, 2017

Notification

Feb 22, 2018

Registration

Mar 08, 2018

Camera ready

Mar 15, 2018

Publication

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library

Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Affiliated Journals

CTRQ 2018 - The Eleventh International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service

April 22, 2018 - April 26, 2018

CTRQ 2018: Call for Papers

The processing and transmission speed and increasing memory capacity might be a satisfactory solution on the resources needed to deliver ubiquitous services, under guaranteed reliability and satisfying the desired quality of service. Successful deployment of communication mechanisms guarantees a decent network stability and offers a reasonable control on the quality of service expected by the end users. Recent advances on communication speed, hybrid wired/wireless, network resiliency, delay-tolerant networks and protocols, signal processing and so forth asked for revisiting some aspects of the fundamentals in communication theory. Mainly network and system reliability and quality of service are those that affect the maintenance procedures, on the one hand, and the user satisfaction on service delivery, on the other hand. Reliability assurance and guaranteed quality of services require particular mechanisms that deal with dynamics of system and network changes, as well as with changes in user profiles. The advent of content distribution, IPTV, video-on-demand and other similar services accelerate the demand for reliability and quality of service.

The Eleventh International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service, CTRQ 2018, continues a series of events focusing on the achievements on communication theory with respect to reliability and quality of service. The conference brings also onto the stage the most recent results in theory and practice on improving network and system reliability, as well as new mechanisms related to quality of service tuned to user profiles.

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.

CTRQ 2018 conference tracks:

Communication theory
Fundamentals in communication theory; Communications switching and routing; Communications modeling; Communications security; Autonomic communications; Performance in communications; Computer communications; Distributed communications; Wired and wireless communications; Signal processing in communications; Multimedia and multicast communications; High-speed communications; Delay-tolerant communications; Fault-tolerant networks; Reliable and safe communications; Iterative coding and decoding techniques

Quality and reliability in smart environments
Quality in advanced wireless networks (LTE, 3/4G, 4.5G -LTE Advanced Pro-, 5G); Quality and reliability in high velocity mobile networks; Quality and reliability in mobile (big, huge) data processing; Quality and reliability in data collection and dissemination; Quality and reliability on dense sensor networks; Quality and reliability in vehicular and transportation systems; Quality and reliability in aerial an underwater vehicles; Quality and reliability evaluation in new computing paradigms (fog computing, cloudlets, mobile edge); Quality and reliability in smart cities; Quality and reliability of elderly patient alarms and e-health systems; Quality and reliability enforcement in nano/femto cells; Quality and reliability on energy harvesting in Green environments; Quality and reliability metrics via Quality-of-Experience and customer reports; Quality and reliability testbeds for smart environments

Assessing quality and reliability
Assessing data dissemination accuracy in opportunistic networks; Assessing Internet traffic on high speed railways; Assessing the guidelines for energy-aware software for wearable devices;  Offloading floating car data; Interference mitigation in body-to-body area networks; Spatial correlation for heterogeneous cameras in multimedia sensor networks; Managing applications with different delay sensitivities; Assessing quality and reliability for off-the-shelf devices; Assessing quality and reliability of Handover protocols; Assessing context correctness for secure mobile collaboration; Assessing security and reliability through linked data in cloud and fog computing; Assessing reliability and quality for context and social-aware recommender systems; Assessing reliability of vehicular density estimation using vehicular communications; Assessing quality of service of VoIP over high velocity networks

Reliability and maintenance
Reliability modeling; Reliability stress analysis; Dependency-related reliability; Reliability prediction technologies; Reliability-aware topology control; Reliability in highly dynamic networks and distributed systems; Reliability of storage systems; Reliability in sensitive networks (ehealth, financial, etc.); Service versus network reliability; Reliability and human-related risks; Software reliability; Software-based safety kernels; Reliability testing; Maintenance tools for system reliability; QoS-driven reliability; Reliability in processing Big Data

Quality of Service
QoS design and architectures for networks and distributed systems; QoS modeling, adaptation and monitoring; QoS policy assessment; QoS metrics and measurement; QoS-based routing; QoS-aware applications and services; Provisioning and monitoring QoS constraints; QoS-based admission control; QoS negotiation and mediation; User-profile QoS-aware mechanisms; QoS-network device mechanisms (scheduling, queue management, traffic engineering, etc.); QoS and opportunistic scheduling; QoS-aware resource management; QoS in WLAN, WPAN, WMAN and WiMAX (IEEE 802.11/15/16/20); QoS in wireless sensor and ad hoc networks; QoS support in wireless networks for MAC protocols; QoS and survivability in mobile environments

Quality
Quality of Experience (QoE); QoS/QoE relationship; QoS/QoE mapping; QoS/QoE management; QoS/QoE issues in wireless networks; Quality of Handoff; Quality of Diagnosis; Quality of Context; Quality of Big Data; Quality in advanced wireless networks (4/5G); Quality in SDN

Reliability and QoS for future mobile networks
Mobile network expansion solutions; Quality in 5G radio-access networks; End-to-end network architecture and infrastructure; Interworking between heterogeneous networks and technologies; Automated management, orchestration and operation of network functions; Software defined networking (SDN); Mobility management, energy efficiency, power cost reduction; Network function virtualization (NFV) of small cells; Self-organizing network functionalities for virtualized small cells; Reliability of open source software in future mobile networks; Accuracy in Indoor/outdoor positioning; Reliability on massive connectivity handling


Deadlines:

Submission

Dec 22, 2017

Notification

Feb 22, 2018

Registration

Mar 08, 2018

Camera ready

Mar 15, 2018

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

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.

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

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

FORMATS

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

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. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution 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 should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution 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 and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. 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. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. 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. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorial slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

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 slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

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