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Networks 2014 : 16th International Telecommunications Networks Strategy and Planning Symposium


When Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014
Where Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2014
Notification Due Jul 21, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2014
Categories    networking   communications   computer science

Call For Papers


16th International Telecommunications Networks Strategy and Planning Symposium (Networks 2014)

Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
September 17 - September 19, 2014

Paper Submission Due: Extended to July 1, 2014 (FIRM DEADLINE)
Author Notification: July 21, 2014


Networks 2014 will focus on the challenges of planning and design networks to deliver on the promise of convergence of the information and communication technologies (ICT) and next generation networks (NGN). The challenges are many: how to build high performance networks for converged services where every step is cost justified and drives profitable growth, where difficult issues of scalability, end-to-end network performance, network management, network and service control, reliability, security and interoperability are planned and then realized, and where flexibility is maintained to allow experimentation with new applications that can foster new and compelling revenue streams for operators. Unleashing the core value of convergence requires innovation in network planning methods, scalable architectures, new optimization algorithms, and understanding the tradeoffs between different technology choices and migration paths. Networks 2014 is the 16th of such symposia, held every two years, and attracting participants from all over the world: network operators, software companies, system integrators, researchers from universities and industry, marketers and policy-makers, regulators. At Networks 2014 we will continue the tradition of state-of-the art papers, invited presentations, and panel sessions, as international experts present their latest findings and share experiences in network strategy, planning, operations, management, control and design. May we invite you to participate in Networks 2014.

** Network Design and Planning Methods **
Network design methods for multimedia services
Network topology design and optimization at different layers: physical optical, media and control
Quality of Service, Quality of Resilience, performance and SLA
Software Defined Networks Quality of Experience
End-to-end service performance evaluation
Networks interconnection
Ad-hoc networking
Network security
Network resilience: survivability, protection, restoration and availability
Cost modeling and pricing
Energy saving

** Migration to NGN and Mobile Broadband **

NGN and IMS architectures and solutions
Migration steps to NGN based on economical evaluation and security
New services driving the evolution to NGN
Migrating to multimedia/multiservice environment
Migration alternatives from 2G to 3G/4G
IPTV solutions
Interoperation across multiple domains
Regulation and interconnection issues in NGN
Radio Spectrum exploitation
Mobile Virtual Networks

** Routing, Traffic Flows and Optimization **

Multiservice traffic measurement, analysis, characterization and simulation at network level
New signaling and control in multimedia/multisystems
P2P (peer-to-peer) traffic flows and implications on network demand
Impact of mass market video services
Intra-domain and inter-domain routing, traffic engineering, resilience
Optimization process with technical and economic criteria
Routing strategies to reduce power consumption
Impact of cloud and grid services
Software defined networks

** Convergence of Different Domains **
Business strategy for convergence in competition, impact of bundle offers and tariffs on customer attraction and business
Triple play and multiple play; architectures and solutions
Fixed-mobile-nomadic convergence
Broadband mobile-broadcast/multicast convergence
Cloud computing, Cloud networks and services
Smart cities, Impact of smart mobile terminals
Dynamic tariff optimization per customer requirement and network status
Infrastructure and spectrum sharing
Capabilities Software Defined Networks

** Role of New Technologies, Developments and Standards **

Optical switching, next generation SDH, OTN
IPv6 and carrier grade/class Ethernet: MPLS-TP, PBB-TE
400GbE, 100 GbE and 40GbE
FTTx and PON, TWDM, NGEPON, Other new Technologies
WiMAx, LTE (long term evolution), femtocells, Cognitive radio
xDSL, cable modem, power line communication (PLC)
Microwave point-to-point solutions, free space optics
Broadcast/multicast systems; DVB-T/H and the new DVB-SH
Impact of M2M networked devices
Power consumption driving directives

** Network Planning Support Processes, Methods and Tools **

Multilayer planning process
Business planning
Optical network, access planning, NGN planning methods and tools, 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G planning, OSS and BSS
Network management support
Hybrid planning methods and tools

** Emerging topics **

Cybersecurity issues and solutions
Social Networks and impact on new services
Vehicular networks ant its challenges
Next generation vehicular, applications and services running on vehicular
Peer to peer networking
New paradigms


General Chair
António Teixeira, Aveiro University

António Navarro, Aveiro University
Susana Sargento, Aveiro University
Paulo Salvador, Aveiro University
Mário Lima,Aveiro University

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