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Call for Papers

Scope

The annual International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (ADHOCNETS) focuses on ad hoc networking technologies and their applications. An ad hoc network is a wireless system, in which nodes (mobile or static) are connected using wireless links and cooperate to self-organize into a network without the requirement for any infrastructures such as access points or base stations. In recent years, ad hoc networks have been attracting an increased attention from the research and engineering communities. The distributed and multi-hop nature of ad hoc networking as well as the highly dynamic topology of ad hoc networks due to node mobility has introduced many formidable challenges such as scalability, quality of service, reliability and security, and energy constrained operations for the networks. Ad hoc networking covers a variety of network paradigms including mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), sensor networks, vehicular networks, underwater networks, airborne networks, underground networks, personal area networks, device-to-device (D2D) communications in 5G cellular networks, and home networks etc. It promises a wide range of applications in civilian, commercial, and military areas.

The aim of the annual ADHOCNETS conference is to provide a forum that brings together researchers and engineers from academia, government laboratories as well as industry to meet, network, exchange ideas and present their recent research work, and discuss future directions on all aspects of ad hoc networks. This year’s ADHOCNETS conference will be held in Cairns, Australia, on September 20 – 23, 2018. The conference will consist of keynote speeches, technical sessions, and associated workshops. A workshop will be a half or one day event that focuses more on recent development and emerging applications in the area of ad hoc networking.

Topics

The conference solicits original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Papers should address technical challenges in any type of Ad Hoc Networks, including but not limited to Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks, Vehicular Networks, Personal Area Networks, Body Area Networks, Smart Grid Networks, Nanonetworks, or Home Networks. Possible topics of interest include:

  • Network architectural and protocol design
  • Cross-layer design
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
  • MAC, routing, and transport protocols
  • Resource allocation and management
  • Network control and management
  • Power control and management
  • Topology control and management
  • Quality of service provisioning
  • Service discovery
  • Ranging and node localization
  • Time synchronization
  • Data fusion
  • Network scalability and capacity
  • Reliability and fault tolerance
  • Security and privacy
  • Middleware for ad hoc networks
  • Wireless software-defined networking
  • Network function virtualization for ad hoc networks
  • Edge/fog/cloud computing for ad hoc networks
  • Machine learning (or AI) for ad hoc networks
  • Low-power wide-area IoT networking
  • Massive machine connections for IoT
  • Performance modeling and analysis
  • Tools to design, implement, and evaluate ad hoc network protocols
  • Applications of ad hoc networks

Publication

All accepted and presented papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

ADHOCNETS proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including EI Elsevier Engineering Index, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version to EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
20 April 2018
Notification deadline
20 June 2018
Registration Opens
20 June 2018
Camera-ready deadline
10 August 2018
Start of Conference
20 September 2018
End of Conference
23 September 2018

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