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IEEE CSCN 2017 : 2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (IEEE CSCN 2017)


When Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017
Where Helsinki, Finland
Submission Deadline Apr 23, 2017
Notification Due Jul 1, 2017
Final Version Due Aug 1, 2017
Categories    5G   communications   networking   IOT

Call For Papers

Call For Papers
2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking
(IEEE CSCN 2017)
Helsinki, Finland, 18 – 21 September 2017

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit your work to the 2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN’17) to be held in Helsinki, Finland’s capital 18 – 21 Sept., 2017. IEEE CSCN 2017 will be collocated with IEEE 5G-IoT Summit in Helsinki, together forming the Helsinki5GWeek. Standards play a key role in the success of the communications industry, as enablers of global systems inter-operability. IEEE CSCN aims for closing the gap between researchers, scientists and standards experts from academia, industry and different standardization bodies. It will serve as a platform for presenting and discussing standards-related topics in the areas of communications, networking and related disciplines, facilitating standards development as well as cooperation among the key players. IEEE CSCN will deliver high quality technical as well as visionary papers, which will be reviewed and selected by an international technical program committee (TPC) representing both academia and industry, with a strong standardization background. In 2017, IEEE CSCN will be divided into 5 tracks designed to cover the diverse space of technologies which together comprise a modern communication system and our connected society. The tracks solicit new and previously unpublished papers that address the emerging relevant architectures and the standardization approaches and strategies that these may take. For each track, paper topics may include (but are not limited to):

====== TRACKS ========
** Track on 5G Radio and Wireless Communications
- Physical layer and MAC layer design for cellular and other wireless networks
- Dynamic scheduling, power control, interference management, and QoS management in 5G wireless networks
- Resource Management and Control in 5G RAN (e.g. RAN Moderation, Traffic Steering, Mobility Control)
- Service-oriented user-plane design concepts (novel functions, functional placements, RAN/CN interface)
- Topology, deployment, and optimization of wireless networks, including heterogeneous, ultra dense, and mesh networks, device to device (D2D) communication, relays and wireless backhaul
- Dynamic radio access and backhaul topologies based on moving and unplanned small cells
- mmWave access, backhaul and self-backhauling
- Application of SDN, NFV, and cloud computing to 5G (and legacy) RAN and core network architectures and implementations, such as network slicing
- C-RAN and flexible fronthaul / backhaul
- R&D and standardization activities towards 5G and IMT-2020
- Green and energy efficient wireless networks
- Massive and FD-MIMO communications, hybrid and coordinated beamforming technology
- New control signaling for heterogeneous networks
- Next-Generation Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ax/ay)
- LTE/Wi-Fi/Wi-Gig interworking and aggregation
- 5G operation and coexistence in unlicensed and shared spectrum bands
- Massive MTC (mMTC), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and long distance communications
- Automotive/V2X and ultra-reliable communications
- Next-generation non-RF communications systems (Visible light, molecular, acoustic systems)
- Spectrum regulation above 24GHz
- Results from simulation, prototyping, and experiments

** Track on IoT, massive MTC and V2X (3GPP, oneM2M, IETF)
- IoT architecture design and optimizations
- IoT security and privacy of IoT devices and services
- System optimization to support Ultra-Low complexity devices
- Standardised semantic data description framework and technologies
- IoT communication procedure enhancements
- Experience and lessons learnt for standards based IoT large scale pilots
- IoT standards platforms interworking
- IoT interoperability methodologies
- IoT standards gap analysis
- 5G Networks and IoT
- Software Defined Network (SDN) and IoT
- Industrial Internet of Things
- Factory of Things
- Edge Computing, Fog Computing and IoT
- IPv6-based IoT Networks
- IoT protocols such as IPv6, 6LoWPAN, RPL, 6TiSCH, WoT
- IoT security in the sense of massive IoT deployments, e.g., embedded SIM management
- URLLC for mission critical IoT
- V2X standards and architectures

** Track on Softwarization and Network slicing
- Programmable Architecture for 5G services and verticals.
- Cross-slice management
- Central Cloud Computing vs Edge-Fog Computing.
- 5G Functional Decomposition and Deployment.
- Secure Operations in Future Virtualized Networks.
- Resource Management for Network Slicing.
- Dedicated core network functions and shared network slices.
- Network slicing issues with multi-RATs devices.
- Cross-slice management for End-to- end QoS.
- Elastic Resource sharing in Virtualized Networks.
- Joint storage, computational, and communication resource optimization.
- Fundamental trade-offs in Network Softwarization.
- Experimentation experience in Softwarization and Network Slicing.
- SDN and NFV frameworks and architectures
- SDN northbound, southbound and east-west interfaces.
- SDN programming languages and data models.
- Progress and future challenges in ETSI NFV.
- Progress and future challenges in IETF/IRTF related WGs/RGs.
- SDN and NFV in wireless and mobile networks.
- Orchestration and Management in SDN and NFV.
- Multi-domain considerations in SDN and NFV.
- SDN and NFV in multi-tenancy environment.
- Open Source efforts (e.g., ETSI NFV, OPNFV, OpenStack, OpenMANO).
- QoS/QoE aspects related to SDN and NFV based network services.
- Inter/Intra Data Center considerations for hosting SDN and NFV based network services.
- Performance, Fault and Lifecycle management of virtualized network functions and network services.
- Infrastructure resource/capacity management.
- Carrier-grade performance considerations in SDN and NFV based infrastructures.

** Track on 5G Fixed Carrier and Converged Networks
- Architectural approaches addressing convergence of fixed and mobile heterogeneous network solution
- Analysis and considerations for common VNFs across fixed and mobile networks
- SDN solutions and control/data plane separation in converged fixed-mobile networks
- Network slicing for converged fixed-mobile networks
- Multi-tenancy and control of heterogeneous infrastructures
- Transporting 5G mobile services over optical access networks
- SDN solutions for mobile networks and fixed IP cross layer transport and routing
- Convergence of access and metro networks for cost effective support of 5G services
- Convergence of multiple and diverse services over a shared, multi-tenant network architecture
- 5G architectures supporting Cloud-RAN and functional split options
- 5G architectures supporting fronthaul/backhaul integration
- End-to- end resource optimization for 5G mobile services: from radio head to data centre
- Backhauk/fronthaul considerations for dynamic capacity and mobility management
- Delivering services over ICN in 5G within a framework enabling network slicing
- Enhancing 5G backhauk/fronthaul with ICN
- Mechanisms and protocol enhancements for Hybrid Access networks

** Track on Verticals, Services and Applications
- Specific applications/services for automotive and cooperative vehicles
- Specific applications/services for robotics and factories of the future
- Specific applications/services for eHealth and mHealth
- Specific applications/services for media and entertainment vertical
- Specific applications/services for the energy industry
- Introduction of ETSI MEC technology and applications on vertical market segments
- New introduction of end-user applications at the edge of the communication network
- Standardization under W3C and standards for future web interoperability
- Web standardization for interactivity and human interactions with web platforms
- Specific applications/services for eEducation
- Interoperability for end-to- end mobile services
- Standard architectures for service enablers including integrated networks such as mobile, fixed, satellite and optical
- Open interfaces and open source platforms
- IETF standardization for CPS
- Development of mobile service enablers specifications & Standards
- Standard architectures for delivery of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and/or Object-Based-Broadcasting by next generation communication systems

** Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 23 April 2017
- Acceptance Notification: 01 July 2017
- Camera Ready: 01 August 2017

** Organizing Committee:
- Steering Committee Chair Prof. Tarik Taleb (Aalto University, Finland)
- General Chair Prof. Matti Latva-aho (Univ. Of Oulu, Finland) and Prof. Raimo Kantola (Aalto Univ., Finland)
- TPC Co-Chairs: Dr. Konstantinos Samdanis (Huawei, Germany), Prof. Min Chen (HUST, China) and Dr. Athul Prasad (NOKIA Bell Labs, Finland)

IEEE CSCN is part of the Helsinki5GWeek:
For more information and submission instructions please visit the conference website:


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