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UNet 2018 : Fourth International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking


When May 2, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Where Hammamet, Tunisia
Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2018
Notification Due Mar 20, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 2, 2018
Categories    communication theory   wireless communication   iot & cloud computing   cyber security

Call For Papers

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- Submission deadline extended to February 20, 2018 (Firm)
- UNet 2018 program will host four special talks addressed by distinguished keynote speakers: Pr. Michele Zorzi (University of Padova, Italy), Pr. Robert Schober (Friedrich Alexander University, Germany), Pr. Moncef Gabbouj (Tampere University of Technology, Finland) and Pr. Mounir Ghogho (International University of Rabat-Morocco/University of Leeds, UK)
- UNet'2018 will feature seven special sessions
- UNet'2018 will be colocated with IEEE 5G-IoT Summit Hammamet
- All accepted papers will be published as part of the Springer LNCS

Call for Papers

Fourth International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNet' 2018)
Hammamet, Tunisia, May 02-05, 2018

Ubiquitous networks sustain development of numerous paradigms/technologies such as distributed ambient intelligence, context-awareness, cloud computing, wearable devices, and future mobile networking (e.g., B4G and 5G). Various domains are then impacted by such a system, including security and monitoring, environment protection, e-health, agriculture, intelligent transportation. A crucial challenge is that ubiquitous networks should be engineered to better support existing and emerging applications including broadband multimedia, machine-to-machine applications, Internet of Things, sensor networks and RFID technologies. Many of these systems require stringent quality-of-service including better latency, reliability, higher spectral and energy efficiency, but also some quality-of-experience and quality-of-context constraints.

The Fourth international symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNetí18) highlights new trends and findings in hot topics related to ubiquitous computing/networking. UNet provides an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and the practicability of sciences and technologies of information and communications. This event intends to bring together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their recent progresses in all major areas of ubiquitous networking. UNet 2018 solicits high-quality and original contributions, and will features thematic content across the following five tracks:

Track 1: Ubiquitous Communication Technologies and Networking. This track addresses and deals with challenges facing Ubiquitous Communication Technologies and Networking.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz communications
- Modulation, coding, and diversity techniques
- OFDM, MIMO, multi-user MIMO, and massive MIMO
- Multiple access techniques in wireless networks
- Optical wireless access networks
- Visible light communications and networks
- Free space optical communications and networking
- Power line communication technologies
- Maritime, space and underwater communications
- Beyond 4G and 5G communications
- Heterogeneous and small-cell networks
- Satellite communication and networks
- Physical-layer secrecy and privacy
- Quality of service provisioning schemes
- Cognitive and flexible radio
- Channel estimation, characterization, and synchronization techniques
- Optical data center networking
- Radio-over-fiber
- Visible light positioning and navigation
- Ultraviolet communications and networks
- Optical wireless sensing and monitoring
- Optical switching technologies, devices, and architectures
- Energy harvesting and green wireless communications
- Software-defined mobile/wireless networks
- Mesh, relay, sensor and ad hoc networks
- Delay-tolerant and fault-tolerant networking
- Seamless inter-networking, self-organization and self-healing
- Routing in ubiquitous networks
- Resource management and optimization
- Integrated wireless/optical networks
- Mobility, localization, navigation, and handoff management
- Wireless broadcast, multicast and streaming
- Congestion and admission control
- Wireless BAN, PAN, LAN, MAN and WAN
- Dynamic bandwidth allocation in 4G, B4G, 5G and Pervasive Systems
- Provisioning, measuring and controlling QoS, QoE, QoC and QoI in Pervasive Environments
- Cross-layer design and emerging protocols for Pervasive Networks

Track 2: Ubiquitous Internet of Things: Emerging Technologies and Breakthroughs. This track serves as a driver for key challenges in the Ubiquitous Internet of Things domain.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Internet connectivity for IoT
- Data architectures, brokering and management
- Security, privacy, trust, and access control for IoT
- Edge and cloud computing for IoT
- Mobility, localization and management aspects of IoT
- Internet of Things scalable infrastructures, architectures and platforms
- Beyond 4G and 5G involvement in IoT environment
- Innovative context aware IoT services and applications
- Crowdsensing and sourcing, and social IoT
- Incentive mechanisms for participatory crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications
- Energy harvesting and green technologies for IoT
- Object naming in the IoT/IoE environments
- Fundamentals and characterization of IoE communications
- Multiple access protocols for IoT environment
- Resource management techniques for IoT environment
- Routing and control protocols for ultra-dense IoT environment
- Game theory and learning for IoT ubiquitous communications
- Identity management and object recognition
- Embedded Systems, wearables devices, and Body Sensor Networks
- Multi-sensor fusion in IoT
- Distributed computing and storage in IoT
- Data Fusion and management, and big data analytics for IoT
- Autonomous vehicles and self-driving
- Cooperative driving for autonomous vehicles
- Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicles (UAV) platforms and networking
- Standardization, regulation and industrial efforts for IoT
- Business models, monetization and ecosystems of IoT
- Lightweight communication protocols and data structures for IoT
- Radio Frequency Identification
- Low power chip/system design for IoT
- Integration of software defined networks with IoT
- Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Device-to-Device (D2D) communications
- Application-oriented solutions (Healthcare, Military, Supply Chains, Environment, Agriculture, Smart cities, Education, ...)
- Cyber Physical Systems design and networking
- Advanced technologies for dense and ultra-dense network deployment
- Clustering, topology control, coverage, and connectivity

Track 3: Mobile Edge Networking and Fog-Cloud Computing. This track focuses on new architectures, technologies, approaches, and applications in the area of edge networking and fog and cloud computing.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Mobile cloud networking, architectures, and platforms
- Cloud radio access networks
- Security, privacy and reliability for ubiquitous cloud computing
- Crowdsensing models and architectures
- Energy efficient resource allocation for cloud-based systems
- Resources management, provisioning, and migration in cloud systems
- Cloud data storage and management models
- Network and service functions virtualization, and programmable infrastructures
- SDN, objects abstraction and virtualization
- Fog and Edge computing
- Hybrid cloud integration
- X As A Service in ubiquitous clouds
- Resource management, optimization, and provisioning in the cloud
- Quality of Service for cloud applications
- Big Data analytics in clouds
- Virtualization aware networking
- Service modeling, specification, discovery, monitoring, control, composition, and brokering
- Techniques and methods for cloud design and analysis
- Cluster and smart Grid
- Vehicular and sensor cloud networks
- Consumer-centric applications and services using mobile edge platforms
- Cloud on Demand: agility and scalability
- Fog-based and Cloud Radio Access Networks
- Fog-Cloud interactions and enabling protocols
- Data centers and infrastructures
- Interaction between the edge and the cloud
- Cloud economics
- Risk compliance and governance for cloud networking
- Software development platforms and innovative applications
- Cloud service-level agreements and cloud context-level agreements
- Virtual network management and orchestration

Track 4: Data Engineering for Ubiquitous Environments. This track covers all aspects related to theories, techniques, applications, and experiences in data engineering for ubiquitous environments.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Data engineering models
- Machine learning and data mining
- Deep learning
- Data science and big data
- Cloud, high performance, and scalable computing
- Multimedia streaming over mobile networks
- Collaborative streaming for Ubiquitous Networks
- On Demand video streaming
- ICN enabled mobile video delivery
- Provisioning user QoE in ICN
- Analytics for information centric networking decision in 5G
- Cyber security and defense in Big Data
- Big Data analytics and applications in pervasive systems
- Big Data platforms for 5G
- Data classification, retrieval, clustering, and visualization
- Knowledge discovery and transformation
- Artificial intelligence and decision support systems
- Formal methods, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and ant colony optimization
- Data query processing and optimization in databases
- Temporal, spatial, sensor, and multimedia databases
- Distributed, Parallel, and Peer-to-Peer Databases
- Ubiquitous data management
- Cooperation, competition, learning and autonomy in pervasive systems
- Context-aware and profile-aware pervasive systems
- Content caching/storage and dissemination in pervasive systems
- Adaptive, autonomic and context-aware computing
- Data Grids, Data Warehousing, and OLAP
- Economics in pervasive systems
- Signal, image, and video processing for pervasive systems
- Game-theoretic models and application in pervasive systems

Track 5: Cyber Security for Ubiquitous Communication. This track focuses on all aspects related to cyber security, privacy, trust, and forensics which pose serious challenges in Ubiquitous Communication.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Legal and policy issues in cyber security and defense
- Availability, privacy, authentication, trust, access control, and key management
- Formal and theoretical techniques of cyber security
- Incident response techniques in networked and distributed systems
- Security and privacy in wireless and mobile systems
- Cyber security engineering
- Intrusion Detection
- Risk analysis and management in cyber security
- Storage systems protection and forensics
- Economic and management aspects of cyber security and privacy
- Evidentiary aspects and forensics of digital crimes
- Cybercrime scenarios modeling, analysis, and investigation
- Hypothetical reasoning in cyber incident response
- Collaborative and distributed techniques for cyber defense and cyber investigation
- Active, adaptive, and intelligent defense systems
- Embedded security
- Evidence preservation, management, storage and reassembly
- Anti-forensics and anti-anti forensics prevention, detection, and analysis
- Multimedia security
- Traffic jamming and defenses
- Lightweight security techniques
- Large-scale investigations in large networks and Big Data
- Privacy and Security in Big Data
- Security and privacy in clouds
- Techniques for tracking and trace-back of attacks in ubiquitous systems
- Data hiding, extraction, and recovery technique
- Security in distributed, virtual, and cloud environments
- Cyber security architectures
- Defense in depth
- Cybersecurity of industrial control systems and critical infrastructures
- Cyber physical systems security
- Supervisory control and data acquisition security
- Bio-inspired security

Special Sessions

UNet 2018 will feature the following Special Session tracks that will run throughout the conference in parallel to other tracks:

SS1: All-optical transport systems architectures and wireless convergence for 5G networks
SS2: Smart Grid and Smart Building
SS3: Wireless Networking, Applications and Enabling Technologies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
SS4: Green and Energy Efficient Communications in Ubiquitous Networks (GrEEN-UN)
SS5: Reliable, Secure and Resource-Efficient Internet of Thing in the 5G
SS6: Distributed network management for IoT
SS7: IoT Stream Processing and Analytics

Papers submitted to Special Sessions will be evaluated and peer-reviewed under the very same criteria of the main conference.
Accepted papers will appear in the main conference proceedings, which will be published as part of the Springer LNCS.

Initial Papers Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers with unpublished material and not currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. We invite two types of submissions: Full Technical Papers, and Short Technical Papers.
Full Papers should not exceed 12 LNCS formatted pages, including figures, tables, and references. Short papers should be up to 6 pages.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference and present the paper.
Regular papers accepted and presented at UNet 2018 will be published as part the Springer LNCS. They will also be submitted to appear in Scopus, ISI, DBLP and other leading indexing services.
All submitted papers must conform to the LNCS Formatting Guidelines. Authors are invited to use either the LNCS's Latex template or MS Word Template.
If you have any questions about paper submissions or the program, please contact us at
All submissions must be made electronically via EDAS using this link:

Important Dates
Papers submission (Main Conference tracks) deadline (extended): February 20, 2018 (Firm)
Papers submission (Special Sessions) deadline: February 11, 2018
Notification: March 20, 2018
Submission of camera ready: April 02, 2018
Registration: April 02, 2018
Conference date: May 03-05, 2018

Organizing Committee

General Chairs
- Noureddine Boudriga, University of Carthage, Tunisia
- Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA

Technical Program Chairs
- Slim Rekhis, University of Carthage, Tunisia
- Essaid Sabir, Hassen II University, Morocco
- Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven, Belgium

Main Tracks Chairs
- Mustapha Benjillali, INPT, Morocco
- Adel Ghazel, University of Carthage, Tunisia
- Halima ELbiaze, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Canada
- Mounir Ghogho, International University of Rabat-Morocco/University of Leeds, UK
- Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Publication Chairs
- Bruno Miguel Silva, University of Beira Interior, Protugal
- Mohamed Sadik, ENSEM, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

Workshops & Special Sessions Chairs
- Rachid EL-Azouzi, University of Avignon, France
- Tembine Hamidou, New York University of Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tutorial Chairs
- Fethi Tlili, University of Carthage, Tunisia
- Mohamed El Kamili, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University of Fez, Morocco

Local Arrangement and Registration Chairs
- Walid Abdallah, Aviation School of Borj El Amri, Tunisia
- Yacine Djemaiel, Higher Institute of Technological Studies in Communications, Tunisia

Publicity Chairs
- Lamia Chaari, University of Sfax, Tunisia
- Tania JimÈnez, University of Avignon, France
- Abdellatif Kobbale, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco
- Wessam Ajib, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Canada
- Dario Bauso, University of Palermo Italy
- Jong-Hoon Kim, Kent State University, USA
- Sami Habib, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Program Committee
Abdelhamid Belmekki, INPT, Morocco
Abdellatif Kobbane, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco
Abdelmajid Badri, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
Abdelmajid Khelil, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Abdulkadir Celik, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA
Abdulrahman Alabbasi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Adel Ghazel, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Ahmed El Maliani Drissi, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Alessandro Chiumento, KU Leuven, Belgium
Alonso Silva, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh
Amal Hyadi, McGill University, Canada
Antoine Bagula, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Asma Ben Letaifa, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Basem Shihada, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA
Bruno Miguel Silva, University of Beira Interior, Protugal
Bruno Tuffin, INRIA Rennes, France
Carlos Alberto Kamienski, Federal University of ABC, Brazil
Dhananjay Singh, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea
Dieter Fiems, Ghent University, Belgium
Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Donghyun Kim, Kennesaw State University, USA
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Emna Zedini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA
Faissal El Bouanani, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
Fatma Benkhelifa, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA
Fethi Tlili, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Francisco Javier Lopez-Martinez, University of Malaga, Spain
Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Giampaolo Bella, Catania University, Italy
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Giuseppe Ruggeri, Mediterranea University, Italy
Gyu Myoung Lee, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Habib Fathallah, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Haijun Zhang, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Hakim Ghazzai, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Qatar
Halima ELbiaze, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Hamza Dahmouni, INPT, Morocco
Hina Tabassum, University of Manitoba, Canada
Hongjiang Lei, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Houbing Song, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Houria Rezig, El Manar University, Tunisia
Hyunbum Kim, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA
Imran Ansari, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
Ismail Berrada, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Jean-Pierre Cances, University of Limoges, France
Jong-Hoon Kim, Kent State University, USA
José Luis Hernandez Ramos, University of Murcia, Spain
Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland
Kumar Yelamarthi, Central Michigan University, USA
Lamia Chaari, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Leila Boulahia, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Liang Yang, Guangdong University of Technology, China
Lin Cai, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Loubna Echabbi, INPT, Morocco
Luis Quesada, University College Cork, Ireland
Maha Sliti, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Mahdi Ben Ghorbel, University of British Columbia, Canada
Majed Haddad, University of Avignon, France
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Fordham University, USA
Megumi Kaneko, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Michael Losavio, University of Louisville, USA
Miguel Franklin de Castro, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Mohamed El Kamili, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University of Fez, Morocco
Mohamed Raiss El Fenni, INPT, Morocco
Mohamed Sadik, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
Mohammed Erradi, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Mojtaba Aajami, Yonsei University, South Korea
Mort Naraghi-Pour, Louisiana State University, USA
Mouna Garai, DGET, Tunisia
Mounir Ghogho, International University of Rabat-Morocco / University of Leeds, UK
Mourad El Yadari, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco
Mudassir Masood, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA
Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow, UK
Murat Uysal, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Mustapha Benjillali, INPT, Morocco
Nabil Benamar, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco
Nasir Saeed, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA
Neji Youssef, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, UK
Nourhene Ellouze, University of Jendouba, Tunisia
Olivier Brun, LAAS-CNRS, France
Oussama Elissati, INPT, Morocco
Oussama Habachi, University of Limoges, France
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
Parul Garg, University of Delhi, India
Paulvanna Nayaki Marimuthu, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Ping Zhou, Qualcomm, USA
Rabah Attia, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Rachid EL-Azouzi, University of Avignon, France
Rachid Saadane, EHTP, Morocco
Razvan Stanica, INSA Lyon, France
Rick McGeer, University of California, USA
Ridha Hamila, Qatar University, Qatar
Rosa Figueiredo, University of Avignon, France
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy
Said Andaloussi, University of Hassan II, Morocco
Salah Benabdallah, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Salvatore Distefano, University of Kazan, Russia
Sami Faiez, Manouba University, Tunisia
Sami Habib, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Sarra Berrahal, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Satish Chikkagoudar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Sergio Saponara, University of Pisa, Italy
Seyeong Choi, Wonkwang University, South Korea
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA
Sofiane Cherif, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Stefano Chessa, University of Pisa, Italy
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Stylianos Basagiannis, United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland
Sung Sik Nam, Korea University, South Korea
Sye Loong Keoh, University of Glasgow, UK
Takoua Abdellatif, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Tania Jimenez, University of Avignon, France
Taufik Abrão, State University of Londrina, Brazil
Tawfik Ismail, Cairo University, Egypt
Tembine Hamidou, New York University of Abu Dhabi, UAE
Thinagaran Perumal, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Tzu-Chieh Tsai, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan
Vasilis Friderikos, King's College London, UK
Walid Abdallah, Aviation School of Borj El Amri, Tunisia
Wessam Ajib, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Yacine Djemaiel, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Yahya Benkaouz, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
Yan Chen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, P.R. China
Yang Xiao, University of Alabama, USA
Yunsheng Wang, Kettering University, USA
Zhuo Chen, InterDigital Communications, USA
Zoubir Mammeri, Paul Sabatier University, France

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