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NETWORKS 2016 : 17th International Network Strategy and Planning Symposium


When Sep 26, 2016 - Sep 28, 2016
Where Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Submission Deadline Jul 11, 2016
Notification Due Jul 18, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 25, 2016
Categories    networks   communications   wireless   emerging technologies

Call For Papers



17th International Network Strategy
and Planning Symposium

September 26-28, 2016
Montreal, Canada

Technically co-sponsored by
IEEE Communications Society


- ERICSSON (Canada): Pierre Boucher, Research Director
- GENI (US): Chip Elliott, GENI Futures Director
- CIENA (US): Loudon Blair, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy
- SAVI (Canada): Alberto Leon-Garcia, Scientific Director of the NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures


- Extended Abstract Submission: July 11th 2016
- Acceptance Notification: July 18th 2016
- Camera ready version: July 25th 2016


The prospective authors are invited to submit via Easy Chair ( their extended abstracts/short papers describing recently completed work, highly relevant results of work in progress, and innovative ideas that can stimulate interesting discussions. The abstract/paper length should not exceed 3 pages (minimum 1 page) formatted according to the IEEE two-column conference template. Abstracts of the accepted and presented posters will be published in the conference proceedings. Best Poster Award will be given.



The prime focus of Networks 2016 is on Emerging Topics in Network Planning and Operations:

- Software Defined Networking (SDN),
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV),
- Cloud networking,
- Big data analytics,
- Cybersecurity issues and solutions,
- OTT services and impact on service providers,
- Social networks and impact on new services,
- Vehicular and 5G networks and their challenges,
- Smart cities,
- Internet of Things,
- Peer to peer networking,
- New paradigms.

Networks 2016 topics also cover (but are not limited to) the following main tracks (detailed topics are available at :

- Network Design and Planning Methods
- Economic Aspects of Network Planning and Operations
- Network Planning Support Processes
- Traffic Measurements and Modelling
- Routing, Traffic Flows and Optimization

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