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FNC 2017 : Future Networks and Communications


When Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
Where Leuven, Belgium
Submission Deadline Mar 27, 2017
Notification Due Apr 28, 2017
Final Version Due May 28, 2017

Call For Papers

The 12th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC)
July 24-26, 2017
Leuven, Belgium

Future Networks and Communications (FNC) research effort will help achieving a major promise of the emerging technologies such as, ubiquitous access to broadband, supporting vital applications in our daily lives such as health, energy consumption, environment transport, entertainment or education. The scope of FNC is the development of energy-efficient future network infrastructures that support the convergence and interoperability of heterogeneous mobile, wired and wireless broadband network technologies as enablers of the future Internet. This includes but not limited to ubiquitous fast broadband access and ultra-high speed end-to-end optical connectivity, supporting open services and innovative ambient applications. Scope also embraces novel and evolutionary approaches to tackle network architectures, taking due consideration of users and societal needs for success.

Important Dates
- Paper Submission Due: March 27, 2017 (Extended)
- Acceptance Notification: April 28, 2017
- Final Manuscript Due: May 28, 2017

All FNC 2017 accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Science is hosted by Elsevier on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus ( and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index ( All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( Moreover, all accepted papers will be indexed in DBLP ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of:

- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (IF: 0.835), by Springer (
- Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 2.430), by Elsevier (

FNC 2017 will be held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC

FNC 2017 will be gel in the city of Leuven. Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Brussels. It is the 10th largest municipality in Belgium and the fourth in Flanders. Leuven is home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university still in existence. The related university hospital of UZ Leuven, is one of the largest hospitals of Europe. The city is also known for being the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer and one of the five largest consumer-goods companies in the world.

General Chairs
Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK
Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada

Program Chairs
Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB Ð Hasselt University, Belgium
Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA

Advisory Committee
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
Roch Glitho, Concordia University, Canada
Zygmunt J. Haas, Cornell University, USA
Philippe Martins, Telecom Paris Tech, France
Peter Sloot, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Workshops Chairs
Zahoor Khan, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

International Journals Chair
Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Publicity Chairs
Wim Ectors, Hasselt University, Belgium
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Bjšrn A. Johnsson, Lund University, Sweden

Technical Program Committee

Steering Committee Chair
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada

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