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DRCN 2015 : Design of Reliable Communication Networks


Conference Series : Design of Reliable Communication Networks
When Mar 24, 2014 - Mar 27, 2014
Where Kansas City, USA
Submission Deadline Nov 1, 2014
Notification Due Jan 15, 2015
Final Version Due Jan 29, 2015
Categories    networking   telecommunications   reliability   survivability

Call For Papers

11th International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks
DRCN 2015
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
March 24-27, 2015

Technically Co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society


DRCN is a well-established annual forum for scientists, engineers, designers and planners from industry, government and academia who have interests in the reliability and availability of communication networks and services. The conference covers topics from equipment and technology for survivability to network management & public policy, through theory and techniques for survivable and robust networks and application design. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from industry, government and academia in those disciplines in a lively forum.
Extended version of accepted papers are targeted for consideration in a special issue of Springer’s Journal of Network and Systems Management.

The 11th DRCN edition will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The conference will be enriched by a set of tutorials and invited talks. We seek papers that address theoretical, experimental, systems-related and regulatory issues in the area of dependability and survivability of communication networks, end-systems and infrastructure.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Network design and operational aspects:
- Survivability of optical and multi-layer networks
- Recovery techniques for IP routing and Layer-2 switching
- Resilient wired access networks
- Reliability of wireless access and mesh networking
- Dependability of mobile networks
- Network reliability and dependability in cloud computing and grid networks
- Reliability and recovery of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network (Function) Virtualization (NFV)
- Self-healing and autonomic networks
- Survivability Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and Information-Centric Networks (ICN)
- Fault management, monitoring, and control
- Resilience of multi-domain connections in the Internet
- Management of survivable networks
- Green Networking and reliability
- Robust design of smart grid
- Reliable Communication Networks for Real-Time and Cyber Physical Systems
- Reliable Communication Networks for Smart Cities

Theory and modeling:
- Network reliability analysis
- Methods and theory for survivable network and systems design, analysis and operation (including scalability and complexity)
- Planning and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services
- Simulation/emulation techniques for network resilience
- Modeling, design, and analysis techniques for integrated cyber security and survivability
- Network modeling and security for distributed cyber-attack detection and identification in communication networks

Resiliency of network services:
- Reliability requirements and metrics for individual users, businesses, and the society
- Restoration of services under various types of failures
- Network coding and reliability
- Service differentiation based on recovery methods
- Dependability of networked applications
- Recovery of overlay and peer-to-peer networks
- Application and service-specific survivability techniques
- Reliability and resilience of data centre networks
- Robustness of compound services

Broad context:
- Communication networks as an element of critical infrastructures
- Public policy issues for survivability and resilience
- Standardization of network resilience and reliability
- Network resilience combined with economics and commercial issues
- Quality of experience and network survivability
- Dependability and energy consumption trade-offs
- Risk assessment formalisms and measurement caused by cyber-attacks on communication networks
- Risk and reliability in the Internet and enterprise networks
- Vulnerability analysis to natural disasters or physical attacks
- Robust design against natural disasters or attacks
- New and emerging threats


Submission of papers for review (EXTENDED) November 25, 2014
Acceptance notifications January 15, 2015
Camera-ready papers due January 29, 2015
Tutorial sessions March 24, 2015
Start of the conference March 25, 2015

Submission Guidelines
All submissions should be written in English with a max. paper length (all included) of 8 double-column printed pages (10-point font) including figures. Accepted papers will be published in IEEExplore. All papers must be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings and submitted at At least 1 author of accepted papers must be registered at the regular rate for the conference as a presenter in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings.

DRCN 2015 Organizing Committee

TPC Co-Chairs
Rudra Dutta, North Carolina State University, USA
Eytan Modiano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Yi Qian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

General Chair
Deep Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

Tutorials Chair
John Doucette, University of Alberta, Canada
Dominic Schupke, Airbus Group Innovations, Munich, Germany

Publicity Co-Chairs
Stefano Secci, UPMC, Paris, France
Ken-Ichi Sato, Nagoya University, Japan

Publications Chair

William Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Local Arrangements Chair
M. Todd Gardner, Federal Aviation Administration, Kansas City, USA

Steering Committee
Piet Demeester, Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium (Chair)
Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
Tibor Cinkler, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Roberto Clemente, Telecom Italia, Italy
Robert Doverspike, AT&T Labs, USA
Deep Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Ken-ichi Sato, Nagoya University, Japan
Dominic Schupke, Airbus Group Innovations, Germany
David Tipper, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Megan Slaughter, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

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