The Fourteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications

ICWMC 2018

June 24, 2018 to June 28, 2018 - Venice, Italy

Deadlines

Submission

Mar 07, 2018

Notification

Apr 09, 2018

Registration

Apr 23, 2018

Camera ready

May 04, 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

ICWMC 2018 - The Fourteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications

June 24, 2018 - June 28, 2018

ICWMC 2018: Call for Papers

The Fourteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2018) follows on the previous events on advanced wireless technologies, wireless networking, and wireless applications.

ICWMC 2018 addresses wireless related topics concerning integration of latest technological advances to realize mobile and ubiquitous service environments for advanced applications and services in wireless networks. Mobility and wireless, special services and lessons learnt from particular deployment complement the traditional wireless topics.

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 topics, short papers on work in progress, workshops and panel proposals.

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 Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

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.

ICWMC 2018 conference tracks:

Future in mobile systems

Mobility-centric world; Cooperative communications; Indoor and outdoor mobility; Extended satellite services; Mobile sensing and optimizations; Detection of mobile malware; Wearable-based of motion sensing and measurement; Wearable body-to-body networks; Emerging sensing methods; Automatic personal fitness assistance; Vehicular connectivity at crossroads; Cross-layer protocols for IoT traffic in 5G; Software Defined Networks (SDN)-based mobility management; Machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT); Mobile Cloud: WiFi signal-based human activity recognition; Dynamic spectrum access; Cognitive mobility; Wavefront multiplexing techniques; Edge computing in visual analytics; Cooperative content retrieval and distribution; Collaborative spectrum sensing; mm-Wave picocells; Reconfigurable Radio Frequency (RF) receivers; Traffic-aware of NFV (Network Function Virtualization); Energy harvesting; Large-scale array of dense distributed antennas; Advanced modulation schemes; 3GPP LTE enhancements and 5G; Resource Allocation in dense 5G deployments; Commodity devices; Physical vibration virtual keyboard; Tactile and haptic mobile Internet; Commodity WiFi devices; Macro-Femto interference avoidance; Mobile apps anomalies; GPS localization errors

Mobility trends

SDN, SDX, NFV; 4G/5G and advanced mobile Internet;  Internet of X (everything, things, people, etc.); Internet, Virtualization and Cloud; Big Data and mobile networks;  Sensing and sensor networks; Energy-aware in mobile networks; Cellular cognitive networks; Future routing mechanisms; Mobility and wireless; Mobility enabling protocols; Mobile software; Service composition in mobile environments; Knowledge and service discovery in mobile environments; On-demand mobility; User presence in mobile environments

Wireless Communications Basics

Coding & modulation & equalization; Channel modeling and characterization; Equalization/Synchronization; Transform-domain communication; Multiple access algorithms and schemes; Antenna and RF subsystems; Smart antennas, adaptive antennas, MIMO and beam forming; MIMO and OFDM Based PHY Layer technologies; CDMA Systems

Radio Interfaces and Systems

Radio communications systems; Radio resource management; Radio transmission technologies; Power and interference control; Interference Cancellation for Wireless Mobile Systems; Power management for small terminals; Energy map; Channel Measurement and Characterization

Spectrum Allocation and Management

Spectrum efficiency analyses; Dynamic spectrum access networks; Spectrum management; Interference mitigation and management techniques 

Circuits for Wireless Communications

Wireless ASICs; Wireless technologies; RF Design issues

Wireless and Mobility

Mobility management; Location-based services and positioning; Micro and macro-mobility; Mobility, location and handoff management; Mobile and wireless IP; Wireless broadband mobile access; Routing in multihop, ad hoc and sensor networks; Wireless multicasting; Wireless mesh networks; Topology control in wireless

Protocols for wireless and mobility

Wireless protocols, architectural and design concepts; Protocols for air interfaces and networks; Wireless MAC protocols: Design and analysis; Transport layer issues in mobile and wireless networks; Middleware for handhelds and mobile services nodes; Proxies and middleware for wireless networks

Traffic and congestion control, QoS, Resource Management

Traffic Modeling and Analysis; 3G/4G Bandwidth on Demand; QoS and mobility; End-to-end QoS; QoS profiling and pricing; Traffic Engineering; Congestion and admission control 

Wireless and mobile technologies

Micro-mobility and macro-mobility; Wireless LANs; Home and Personal Area Networks: Bluetooth, ZigBeee, etc; Wireless MANs:802.16, 802.20; Wireless WANs: 2G/3G/4G; Mobile ad hoc networks and multi-hop wireless; Sensor networks and applications; Ultra-wideband and short-range networks; High altitude platforms and satellites; Emergency wireless communications; Wireless real-time communications; RFID systems (including readers and transponders in LF, HF and UHF bands)

Performance Evaluation, Simulation and Modeling of wireless networks and systems

Performance and QoS in wireless networks; Radio channel modeling (wave propagation and measurements); Mobile/wireless networks modeling and simulation; Performance of end-to-end protocols over wireless networks 

Management of wireless and mobile networks

Mobility and QoS management; Billing technologies and tools; Policy Based Management in wireless LANS and MANs; Wireless and Mobile Network Planning; Mobile Database Access and Design

Security in wireless and mobile environment

Security and robustness in wireless networks; Privacy, Authentication Authorization and Accounting  (AAA); Encryption and Cryptography; Key Management Protocols; Digital Rights Management and Multimedia Protection

Networks convergence and integration

2G/3G/4G integration; Convergence of 3G wireless and Internet cross-layer design in wireless networks; WLAN/3G/4G integration; Wireless-wireline convergence; Heterogeneous Networks (WAN, Wireless MAN, WLAN); IP Multimedia subsystems (IMS); Next Generation Network Architecture- mobility issues; Coexistence of mobile radio networks; End to End QoS in Heterogeneous environment; Signaling for integrated wireline/wireless networks 

Applications and services based on wireless infrastructures

Mobile & Wireless applications & services; Service discovery: protocols and frameworks; Personalized services and applications; Audio-visual and mobile multimedia applications; Media and content distribution over wireless networks 

Standardization and regulations

Position on standards & fora on wireless and mobile networks; Wireless Networks Standards and Protocols; Communications regulations; 802.11 WLAN Standards; 802.16 WMAN Standards; 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards; HSDPA Technology and Standards; Next Generation Network standards

Design and  implementation

Emerging wireless technologies; Cross-layer optimizations in wireless networks; Design and implementation of mobile information systems; Software defined radio and re-configurability; Joint PHY/MAC design

Wireless and mobile network deployment

Business models on wireless networks; Market trends and regional developments; M-commerce; Lessons learnt for wireless deployment in schools Lessons learnt for wireless deployment in special regions; Specialized wireless networks; Heterogeneous wireless network deployment (e.g., combining 802.11, 802.16 and 3G networks)

Cooperative and Cognitive Vehicular Networks

Architectures and platforms of cognitive vehicular network; Distributed artificial intelligence techniques for cognitive networks; Cognitive vehicular routing metrics and supporting protocols; Reduced complexity cognitive networks; Physical and MAC layer issues; Protocols design for cognitive vehicular networks; Cross-layer optimization in cognitive networks; Security issues for vehicular and cognitive networks; Testbed experiment, applications and new advances; Cooperative vehicular networks; QoS provisioning in heterogeneous networks ; Managing vertical handover; Multihoming; IPv6 GeoNetworking; Vehicular network architectures and protocols ; Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular networks and cognitive networks; Mobility management and topology control; Standardization and Development of vehicular networks

Convergence and social mobility

Convergence of mobile networks with the Web 2.0; Convergence on architecture and services; Open service capabilities; Open exposure of telco capabilities; Open Web APIs, SOA and SDP); Interworking strategies; Mobile terminals as sources for User-generated content; Architecture and services for user-generated content; Auto-description and metadata synthesis for telecom-generated for user-generated content; Social mobile networks; User behavior profiling; Social connections (social graphs, contacts, etc); Services and architectures/solutions for social mobile services


Deadlines:

Submission

Mar 07, 2018

Notification

Apr 09, 2018

Registration

Apr 23, 2018

Camera ready

May 04, 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