ADHOC-NOW: Ad-Hoc, Mobile and Wireless Networks



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Event When Where Deadline
AdHoc-Now 2020 The 19th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless
Oct 19, 2020 - Oct 20, 2020 Bari, Italy Apr 15, 2020 (Apr 5, 2020)
AdHoc-Now 2019 18th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 3, 2019 Luxembourg May 15, 2019 (Apr 30, 2019)
AdHoc-Now 2018 International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless
Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 Saint-Malo, Frace TBD
ADHOC-NOW 2015 14th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (ADHOC-NOW)
Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015 Athens, Greece Feb 20, 2015
ADHOC-NOW 2014 Ad-Hoc, Mobile and Wireless Networks
Jun 22, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014 Benidorm, Spain Feb 7, 2014
ADHOC-NOW 2013 ADHOC-NOW: : Ad-Hoc, Mobile and Wireless Networks
Jul 8, 2013 - Jul 10, 2013 Wroclaw, Poland Mar 3, 2013
ADHOC-NOW 2012 The 11th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless
Jul 9, 2012 - Jul 11, 2012 Belgrade, Serbia Mar 1, 2012
ADHOC-NOW 2011 International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless
Jul 18, 2011 - Jul 20, 2011 Paderborn, Germany Mar 31, 2011
ADHOC-NOW 2010 The 9th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (ADHOC-NOW 2010)
Aug 20, 2010 - Aug 22, 2010 Edmonton, Canada Apr 25, 2010

Present CFP : 2020

The 19th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (AdHoc-Now 2020),
Bari, Italy, 19-21 October 2020.


Important Dates
- Abstract Registration: 5 April 2020
- Full Paper Submission Due: 15 April 2020
- Notification to the Authors: 1 July 2020
- Authors registration and camera-ready: 1 August 2020
- End of early bird rates: 1 September 2020
- AdHoc-Now Conference 2020: 19-21 October 2020

Topics & Main Tracks

AdHoc-Now has become a well-known and well-established event dedicated to wireless and mobile computing. It aims to bring together Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) experts from research institutions, academia, and industry, as well as start-ups and investors. The event also serves as a forum for interesting discussions on ongoing research and novel contributions in the context of wireless and mobile computing.

The AdHoc-Now 2020 organization team seeks original contributions as work in progress, experimental, and theoretical research in wireless sensor, ad‐hoc, mobile and satellite communication systems. Among the selected topics, there will be three special tracks:

- Smart Mobility
- Internet of Medical Things
- Wireless & Softwarization

Smart mobility

Transportation represents a cornerstone sector that aims at improving the quality of a citizen’s life in smart cities. As well-known, its current evolution is rapidly moving towards a disruptive mobility landscape. In this context, the research on wireless communication and mobile computing is called to formulate new or optimized solutions for smart mobility, while addressing many challenging applications and services (including, electric, green and autonomous driving, intelligent transport, safety, smart parking, payment and traffic light management, sharing of transportation means, just to name a few).

The smart mobility special track focuses on (but not be limited to) the following topics:
Novel network architecture for future urban mobility systems
Optimized, secure, configurable, and energy-efficient communication protocols for smart mobility
Interoperability among heterogeneous technologies (IoT, V2X, 5G, B5G, and so on)
Machine learning approaches applied to smart mobility
Experimental testbed and demo on recent advancements in the smart mobility domain

Internet of Medical Things

The Internet of Medical Things is merging as a new communication paradigm for a collection of medical devices and applications, connected to remote (and potentially distributed) healthcare informatics systems through the Internet. Its pervasive diffusion is promoted by the massive usage of smart and wearable devices and IoT communication technologies in the healthcare domain. In this context, wireless and mobile computing will cover a fundamental rule for the end-device connectivity, supporting tele-assistance, and tele-rehabilitation, clinical decision support systems, effective management of health emergencies, and many other medical services.

The Internet of Medical Things special track focuses on (but not be limited to) the following topics:

Network architectures for disease management and assistive technologies for e-health and in-hospital scenarios
Implanted and on-body networked smart objects
Optimal and energy-efficient communication protocols for diagnostic, prognostic and recuperation IoT devices
Security and Privacy in Internet of Medical Things
Experimental testbed and demo on recent advancements in the Internet of Medical Things

Wireless & softwarization

Future network architectures must ensure high levels of flexibility on both data and control planes, as well as support dynamic management of virtual network facilities. The research in this direction already achieved important milestones for the core network, mainly based on the joint adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Network Slicing. Today, such a trend is deeply embracing edge and wireless access network. In this context, the softwarization paradigm promises to support the design of flexible, configurable, but also secure Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) facilities, access networks based on heterogeneous Radio Access Technologies (RATs), multiple spectrum bands, multiple types of devices, and so on.

The wireless softwarization special track focuses on (but not be limited to) the following topics:

Novel network architectures and communication protocols for software-defined mobile/wireless networks
Network slice, service management, and multi-tenancy in softwarized networks
Mobile Edge Computing and network softwarization
Integration of Software-Defined Networking and Software-Defined Radio
Testbed, use cases, and applications highlighting the potential of software-defined mobile/wireless networks

Other topics of interest

In addition, the organization team seeks research papers in any of the following areas:

-5G and beyond
-Access Control
-Ad Hoc Network Applications and Architectures
-Ad Hoc Networks of Autonomous Intelligent Systems
-Aerospace communications
-Algorithmic Issues
-Analytic Methods and Modelling for Performance Evaluation
-Big Data Inspired Data Sensing
-Cyber-security in wireless communications
-Delay-Tolerant Networking
-Deterministic Networks
-Disaster Management
-Distributed Algorithms for Ad Hoc Networks
-Edge/fog computing
-Energy Efficiency
-Geometric Graphs
-Hybrid IoT-satellite networks
-Internet of Drones (IoD)
-Internet of Mobile Things
-Internet of Things (IoT)
-Location Discovery and Management
-Long-range IoT (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT)
-Mobile Ad Hoc Computing Platforms
-Mobile Edge Computing
-Mobile Social Networking
-Mobility Handling and Utilization
-Nanoscale communication systems
-Network softwarization
-Optical wireless communications
-Precision Agriculture
-Processing and Networking Technologies Complexity and Computational Issues
-Protocol Optimization
-Prototype systems and real-world deployment experiences
-Routing Protocols (Unicast, Multicast, etc.)
-Satellite Communication
-Secure Services and Protocols
-Sensor Networks
-Service Discovery
-Smart city and smart mobility
-Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
-Systems and Testbeds
-Timing Synchronization
-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
-Vehicular Networks
-Wireless Mesh Networks
-Wireless softwarization

Organising committee

Conference and Program Chairs:
Luigi Alfredo Grieco, (Politecnico di Bari, Italy,
Gennaro Boggia, (Politecnico di Bari, Italy,

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chairs

Giuseppe Piro, (Politecnico di Bari,
Yaser Jararweh, (Duquesne University,
Claudia Campolo, (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria,

Publicity Arrangements Chair

Danda Rawat, (Howard University, United States)
Changqiao Xu, (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Periklis Chatzimisios, (International Hellenic University, Greece)

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