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ICIN 2015 : 2015 18th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks


When Feb 17, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015
Where Paris
Submission Deadline Oct 24, 2014
Notification Due Nov 25, 2014
Final Version Due Jan 13, 2015
Categories    communications   networks

Call For Papers

18th International ICIN Conference
Innovations in Services, Networks and Clouds
Connecting People, Things and Machines


ICIN 2015
Paris, France
17-19 February 2015

Technical co-sponsor IEEE ComSoc

Since 1989 the ICIN conferences have been bringing together leading internet and telecom experts from industry, universities and government worldwide. Major service providers and manufacturers from the most active markets worldwide have consistently contributed and provided insight on the technical and strategic directions that the industry is taking. ICIN operates on a rigorous peer review process and has an enviable track record of identifying key technology and service trends – and analysing their impact on business models – before they become widely recognised.

ICIN 2015 will focus on new technology trends and the new business opportunities they create for network and service providers.

ICIN 2015 seeks original and unpublished contributions describing original research and innovation in the following areas:

• Service Webification;
• Social Networks and Customer Relationships;
• Network IT-isation;
• Internet of Things.

Important Dates
• Paper submission deadline: 30 September 2014


• Acceptance notification: 25 November 2014
• Speaker registration: 13 January 2015
• Full Conference Paper: 13 January 2015

Topics of Interest

Requirements to operate and monetise a network are increasingly diverse. On one side cloud computing applications and content services such as live and on-demand video or latency-critical applications will continue to impose a huge throughput demand, stressing networks to their limits, transforming communications networks into information delivery networks, possibly requiring new control and routing paradigms. On the other side, these networks will have to be resilient enough to support mission critical services. In response to these challenges, many industry initiatives aimed at making networks more agile, more open and more cost-efficient are being launched, each focussing on different tools such as autonomic network management to overcome network complexity, network functions virtualisation to benefit from the economies of scale of the IT industry and to reduce time-to-market to deploy new network services, software-defined networking to make networks programmable, and exposure of APIs towards 3rd parties to monetise network assets. All these initiatives contribute to the so-called IT-isation of telecommunication networks.

Simultaneously, voice, video and real-time communications are undergoing a major transformation as a conjunction of new technologies and usage, towards service webification (e.g. enabling voice/video to be integrated in web applications, rapid consumer adoption of new communication means, and evolution of voice from a synonym for telephony into a component of multimodal communications). In addition, online social networks, and machine-to-machine communications present unique traffic patterns and pose new challenges to service providers, including for instance social IoT, data mining and big data, distributed storage, security, trust and privacy, identity management, collaborative applications and systems.

The following topics will be particularly investigated:

Track A: Service Webification
Chair: Roch Glitho (Concordia University, Canada)
- New paradigms for post-IMS communication architectures
o WebRTC and http-based signalling
o Voice over content-centric networks (VoCCN)
o Context-based communications
o Business aspects, e.g. multiple actors providing different parts of the value chain
o Management of new communication services
o Security and privacy implications, future of emergency communications
o Migration paths from today’s legacy architectures to future ones
o Aspects of combining RCSe and WebRTC
- Innovative services and applications, impact on business customers
- Technical and business challenges, e.g. different service categories over the same infrastructure
- User interface design innovations, human computer interface (HCI), usability

Track B: Social Networks and Customer Relationships
Chair: Raouf Boutaba (Waterloo University, Canada)
- Social properties in systems design
o Modelling social networks and customer behaviour
o Formation and evolution of communities, in the web and for enterprises
o Infrastructure support for social networks and systems
o Trust and reputations in social systems
o Multi-actor networks
o Management of social network data and web mining
o Security issues, protecting privacy and identity theft protection for users
o Business models and psychological understanding of social networks
- Applications of social network mining
- Challenges for enterprise social networks, organisational and technical impacts on information systems and enterprise IT
- Marketing tools-based recommendation engines, network marketing

Track C: Network IT-isation
Chair: Bruce Maggs (Duke University, Akamai, USA)
- Telcos' requirements for network functions virtualisation (NFV) and cloud technologies
o Service chaining
o Virtual network functions as a service and other XaaS variants,
o Virtual CDN
o Impact on OSS/BSS, towards real-time OSS
o Impact of IPv6
o Security and resilience
o Energy efficiency and management
o Migration of legacy applications in cloud/NFV
o Performance and availability aspects of NFV
o Test-beds, field trial experiences
- Software Defined Networking (SDN)
o SDN and NFV cross-fertilisation
o Control and forwarding plane separation
o Relation to policy-based management
- Cloud-based applications
- Cross-layer solutions to minimise latency in existing and future networks
- Flexible and autonomic network management
- Evolution of business models (inc. between operators and telecoms equipment vendors)

Track D: Internet of Things
Chair: Jiangtao Wen (Tsinghua University, China)
- IoTPS (Internet of Things, People and Services)
- Impact of IPv6
- Social IoT
o Software architectures and middleware
o Semantic technologies, collective intelligence, reasoning about things and smart objects
o Data mining and big data, distributed storage, data fusion, distributed sensing and control, sensors data management
o Business models, involving multiple actors
o Delivery models
o Localisation and management aspects, mobility
o Security, trust and privacy, identity management
o Internet applications naming and identifiers
- Collaborative applications and systems, context awareness
- Test-beds, field trial experiences in the domain of smart cities, building automation systems, e-Health, intelligent transport systems, energy management, personal medical monitoring, vehicular systems, residential appliances and systems, structural monitoring of infrastructure

Paper Submission Instructions

Submissions should be original, previously unpublished work not currently under review by other conferences or publications. Commercial presentations will be automatically rejected.

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done electronically through EDAS at A short (50-word) abstract is requested on registration of the submission. A full paper should then be uploaded for review by the ICIN 2015 Technical Programme Committee (TPC).

All submissions must be written in English with a maximum paper length of eight (8) printed pages (10-point font) including tables, figures and references and must use standard IEEE two-column conference templates that can be downloaded from Final manuscripts should be prepared using the most current version of Microsoft Word to help reduce Word-to-PDF conversion issues such as embedded fonts, bookmarks, etc. A PDF conversion facility will be provided. Submitted PDFs must not include page numbers or headers/footers and must have non-zero top and bottom margins (typically, at least 0.5 inches).

Papers submitted to ICIN are assessed on the basis of originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of expression and interest to a wide audience.

Acceptance of papers can be conditional subject to revisions required as a result of reviewers' comments. Accepted authors will be invited to submit a final paper by 13 January 2015 taking account of feedback provided at acceptance. Session chairmen may recommend rejection of final papers that do not take account of reviewers' requirements and expectations in an acceptable manner. The TPC reserves the right to remove such papers from the programme.

Accepted papers should be presented at the conference by one of the authors. An author of an accepted paper is required to complete paid registration at full (member or non-member) rate for the conference prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. There is no refund for cancellation but substitutions may be made at any time prior to the event. Speakers must register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate even if they are a student. Each speaker can present one paper in the programme.

Failure to complete paid speaker registration before the deadline of 13 January 2015 will result in withdrawal of the paper from the conference programme and the proceedings. ICIN Events also reserves the right to exclude a paper from the programme and from the conference proceedings and from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Special Session Submissions

Proposals are invited for Special Sessions that will complement the regular programme with new and emerging topics of interest.

Special session proposals should contain the title of the proposed special session; the rationale of the special session, stating the significance of the topic; names/affiliation of the organisers (including brief bio and contact info); and a tentative title, abstract, and author list for each paper that will be submitted for the session. The proposal must be in the form of a single PDF file, and its length must not exceed four pages.

Special session proposals should be submitted through EDAS by 30 September 2014.

ICIN 2015 Technical Programme Committee

Noël Crespi Institut-Mines Telecom France
Dan Fahrman Ericsson Sweden
Hui-Lan Lu Alcatel-Lucent USA
Osamu Mizuno Kogakuin University Japan
Mauricio Arango Oracle USA
Pieter Ballon IBBT Belgium
Hendrik Berndt DOCOMO Euro-Labs Germany
Emmanuel Bertin Orange France
Niklas Blum Fraunhofer FOKUS Germany
Thomas Michael Bohnert Zurich University of Applied Sciences Switzerland
Raouf Boutaba Waterloo University Canada
Udo Bub EICT Germany
Bruno Chatras Orange Labs France
Marc Cheboldaeff T-Systems International Germany
Prosper Chemouil Orange France
Chi-Ming Chen AT&T USA
Graham Cobb Ericsson UK
Rebecca Copeland Core Viewpoint UK
Igor Faynberg Alcatel-Lucent USA
Yacine Ghamri-Doudane University of La Rochelle France
Masami Iio NTT Japan
Stephen Johnson BT UK
Hakyong Kim LG U+ Korea
Ernö Kovacs NEC Europe Germany
Latif Ladid IPv6 Forum Luxembourg
Juan Carlos Luengo Intel Iberia Spain
Anders Lundqvist Oracle Sweden
Thomas Magedanz TU Berlin Germany
Tizianna Margaria University of Potsdam Germany
A.C (Chet) McQuaide StraDis Consulting USA
Max Michel France Telecom France
Roberto Minerva Telecom Italia Italy
Warren Montgomery Insight Research USA
Mohamed Moustafa Egyptian Russian University Egypt
Yoshihiro Niitsu Shibaura Institute of Technology Japan
Christian Nord Sony Mobile Communications Sweden
John O'Connell Hewlett-Packard France
Guy Pujolle UPMC France
Lei Shu GDUPT China
Erwin Six Bell Labs Belgium Belgium
Hans Stokking TNO Netherlands
Meenakshi Sundaram Nokia India
Kurt Tutschku Blekinge Institute of Technology Sweden
Stefan Uellner T-Systems Germany
Bernard Vilain Cassidian France
Bostjan Vlaovic University of Maribor Slovenia
Yasushi Wakahara University of Tokyo Japan
Lei Wang Dalian University of Technology China
Jiangtao Wen Tsinghua University China
Yoshio Yasumoto Osaka City University Japan

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