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CCNC 2021 : IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference


Conference Series : Consumer Communications and Networking Conference
When Jan 9, 2021 - Jan 12, 2021
Where Las Vegas, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2021
Notification Due Sep 25, 2021
Final Version Due Nov 6, 2021
Categories    communications   networking   5G   security

Call For Papers

18th IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC)
Las Vegas, January 9-12, 2021
(Held in conjunction with the International Consumer Electronics Show - CES)

Important note: The Organizing Committee, with full support of the IEEE Communications Society, currently plans on holding the conference in Las Vegas as originally planned. Our goal is to produce a valuable event for all participants, including those who may be impacted by travel restrictions. We will do our best to accommodate presentations by those blocked from travel due to corporate policy or country-specific limitations. Substitute and remote presenters will also be considered as needed to ensure an inclusive and robust conference.
We will continue to monitor official travel advisories related to COVID-19 and update the event website to keep you informed.


IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, is a major annual international conference organized with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas of consumer communications and networking.

IEEE CCNC was organized specifically to help the consumer electronics industry drive the advancement of the numerous wireless and wireline communications technologies that will one day provide on-demand access to both entertainment and information anytime, anywhere, regardless of time or location. This includes a detailed analysis of nearly every technological area ranging from cognitive and peer-to-peer networking to the designer services and tools used to ensure ease-of-use, security and stunning interactivity.

IEEE CCNC 2021 is proud to announce two distinguished keynote speakers: Prof. Edward Knightly, Sheafor-Lindsay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Rice University, and Dr. Jim Lansford, Director, Technical Standards at Qualcomm. The conference will present the latest developments and technical solutions in the areas of large scale experimentation, home/consumer networking, efficient wireless spectrum use, enabling technologies, and novel applications and services.The conference will include a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, special sessions, industry track sessions, tutorials, and demonstration sessions.

Kaushik Chowdhury, TPC Chair, Northeastern University, USA
Marco Di Felice, TPC Vice-Chair, University of Bologna, Italy

Joonhyuk Kang, General Chair, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Submissions are welcomed for the following technical tracks in consumer communications and networking. Submit your paper at:

Track 1: Networking solutions for Games, Multimedia, Social Good, and P2P Applications
Submission link:
Silvia Mirri, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Furini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Track 2: Cloud & Fog/Edge Computing and Networking
Submission link:
Jen-Yen Chen (Cosmos), National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Kiho Lim, William Paterson University, USA

Track 3: Next Generation Protocols: MAC and Above
Submission link:
Melike Erol-Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada
Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, USA

Track 4: Wireless Communications: Fundamentals and PHY
Submission link:
Bang Chul Jung, Chungnam National University, South Korea
Suman Kumar, Troy University, USA

Track 5: 5G and Onwards to 6G
Submission link:
Josep Jornet, Northeastern University, USA
Sara Pizzi, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Track 6: IoT Enabling Technologies
Submission link:
Swades De, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Carlo Vallati, University of Pisa, Italy

Track 7: Security, Privacy and Content Protection
Submission link:
Michele Nogueira, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Shamik Sengupta, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Track 8: Mobile and Wearable Devices, Services and Applications
Submission link:
Rui Campos, INESC TEC and Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
José Santa Lozano, Technical University of Cartagena, SpainJosé Santa Lozano

Track 9: Communication and Applications for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles on Land, Water, and Sky
Submission link:
Raphael Frank, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Francesco Malandrino, IEIIT-CNR, Italy

Track 10: AI/ML in Sensing, Communication and Applications
Submission link:
Paul Patras, University of Edinburgh, UK

Track 11: Software Defined Networking/Network Function Virtualization
Submission link:
Berk Canberk, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden

Important Dates:
Technical Papers due: July 10, 2020
Acceptance Notification: September 25, 2020

Workshops provide a lively and interactive forum for the discussion within areas of special interest pertinent to consumer communications and networking. Workshops aim at examining an area in a less formal, open environment for the free exchange of views, and possibly in a more focused way than in the main track of the conference itself. Workshop proposals are welcomed in all areas of consumer communications and networking.
Examples comprise (alternative and additional topics are highly welcome!):

• Wireless Systems (WiFi 6, 5G and beyond)
• Deep Learning / Artificial Intelligence in Communications & Networking
• Energy-aware Consumer Networks / Green Radio
• Consumer Networks as Enabler for IoT
• Cyber-Physical Systems based on Consumer Networking
• Ultra-High Data-Rate and Low Latency Applications (AR/VR/xR)
• Multiple-Drone- / UAV-Applications
• Networking Architectures (Cloudlet and Edge Computing)
• mmWave / THz Ultra High Frequency Communication
• High Mobility in Consumer Communication and Networking
CCNC workshops will be organized on the first and last day of the conference (January 9th & 12th).

Important Dates:
Workshop Proposals due: July 5, 2020
Acceptance Notification: July 19, 2020

Please see additional proposal submission instructions here:
Proposals should be emailed to the Workshop co-chairs below.

Workshop Co-chairs:
Thorsten Herfet, Saarland Informatics Campus, Saarland, Germany

Carlos Kamienski, Universidade Federal do ABC


Prospective authors are invited to submit Work-in-Progress (WiP) papers
related to all areas of consumer communications and networking that
summarizes speculative breakthroughs, industry featured projects, open
problems, experimental findings, new application challenges, visionary ideas, and preliminary studies or recent achievements that are not quite ready for a regular
full-length technical paper.

Submission link:

Important Dates:
WiP Papers Due: September 4, 2020
Acceptance Notification: September 25, 2020

WiP Co-chair:
Claudio E. Palazzi, University of Padova, Italy


The CCNC 2021 organizing committee invites proposals for tutorials,
which are half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours) in length and will
take place on the first and last day of the conference (January 9 and 12).
We seek proposals across a wide range of topics and levels,
ranging from fundamentals to the latest advances in hot topic areas.
Topics of interest include all areas of consumer communications and

Please see additional submission instructions here:
Proposals should be emailed to the Tutorial co-chairs below.

Important Dates:
Tutorial Proposals Due: July 31, 2020
Acceptance Notification: August 14, 2020
Final Camera Ready Slides: January 4, 2021

Tutorial Chair:
Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA

Floriano De Rango, University of Calabria, Italy


We invite researchers and developers from academic, industrial, and
government laboratories to present their novel ideas and demonstrations
of original research prototypes. CCNC especially welcomes demonstrations
of emerging and innovative technologies that have potential commercial
application from nascent and incubating companies. In addition, authors
that have a demonstration component in their work and are planning to
submit their papers to the main technical tracks are highly encouraged
to also submit proposals to the demonstration session.

Please see additional submission instructions here:
Submission link:

Important Dates:
Demonstrations proposals Due: October 9, 2020
Demonstrations acceptance notification: October 23, 2020
Final Camera-ready artwork: November 6, 2020

Demonstration Chair:
Ebrahim Saberinia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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