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MSPN 2018 : The 4th International Conference on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking


When Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018
Where Paris
Submission Deadline Apr 3, 2018
Notification Due Apr 10, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2018

Call For Papers


4th International Conference on
Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking
--- MSPN'2018 ---

Paris, France, June 18-20, 2018

MSPN 2018 is the 4th edition of the successful International Conference on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for scientists, engineers and researchers to discuss and exchange novel ideas, results, experiences and work-in-process on all aspects of computer and information technology. Each year, MSPN attendees appreciate and benefit from multidisciplinary exchanges on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking. MSPN 2018 will be held from June 18 to June 20, 2018 in Paris, France.

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to one of the following tracks.

Position papers are also welcome and should be clearly marked as such.

5G Evolution and Implementation Track

This track aims at examining 5G technologies and applications. The aim of 5G is to implement a new mobile network architecture that not only improves physical throughput, but also creates a new ecosystem for deploying new services and applications. One of the central objectives is to build a new network architecture that, beyond conventional broadband applications and services, supports new user needs such as automotive systems, Smart Grid, Public Safety, Health, and other IoT services.

The topics of this track include, but are not limited to:

* Software Defined Networks (Tools, Software, Concepts)
* Virtualization and Cloud computing
* Networks and Cloud computing
* Fog Computing and Fog-based System and Architectures
* Cross-Layer Design and Optimization
* Modeling and Performance Evaluation
* Network Function Virtualization
* 4G and 5G Networks
* Intent-Based Networking
* Cooperative Networking and Self-Organizing Networks
* Internet of Things and Optical Networks
* Vehicular networks and Connected Cars
* Smart Cities

Security Analysis of Information Systems Track

In a meshed world, organizations collect hundreds of Gigabytes of data from the events occurring in the information systems and business operations. However, just collecting those data is not meaningful without a further analysis. Post-mortem analysis of security attacks have shown that much of the required information to detect and prevent abnormal behaviors is hidden in logs.

Knowledge management allows to use a broad range of techniques to meet the security analysis goals of an organization by giving meaning to the collected data and creating new added-value knowledge. Traditionally, artificial intelligence techniques have been used to detect patterns in high dimensional data. Moreover, future trends in knowledge management lead to an “intelligent” representation of the human knowledge to create dynamic, able to learn, and predictive security models.

The purpose of this track is to create a space to discuss about the analysis of the security, and the way how the knowledge management and the artificial intelligence contribute to this analysis.

The topics of this track include, but are not limited to:

* Approaches for security analysis (formal, semi-formal, by design)
* Process modeling applied to the analysis of security
* Models for security analysis
* Elicitation of business rules for security analysis
* Knowledge extraction for security analysis (patterns, abnormal security behavior, security event correlation)
* Log management (anonymization, collection of data log, storage, auditing, data visualization)
* Context-aware security analysis
* Techniques for security analysis (data mining, neural networks, clustering, machine learning)

Wireless and Communication Networks Track

The wireless and communication networks track will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in most state-of-the-art areas of computers and communications.

The track will include presentations of both theoretical and experimental achievements, innovative wireless systems, case studies and advances in technology related to wireless networking and communication infrastructures.

The topics of this track include, but are not limited to:

* Mobile computing and Mobile Cloud computing
* Security issues in Networks, Services and Applications
* Green Computing and Networking
* Ubiquitous Computing and Sensor Networks
* Smart Grid and Power Line Communications
* Cognitive Radio
* Modeling and Performance Evaluation
* Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications
* Cooperative Networking and Self-Organizing Networks
* Distributed Sensing, Actuation, and Control in Cyber-Physical Systems
* Internet of Things
* Vehicular networks and Connected Cars
* Location-Based Services
* Smart Cities
* Satellite and Space Communications
* Communication Theory

PhD and MSc Students Forum

The PhD forum provides an opportunity for research students to show their original yet incomplete ‘work-in-progress’.

As a separate track of MSPN, the PhD and MSc Students Forum aims at providing constructive feedback and guidance to students who are performing their dissertation research and to help them interact with established researchers and practitioners in their field.

Important dates

Paper submission: March 23, 2018
Notification of acceptance: March 30, 2018
Final manuscripts due: April 30, 2018
Conference: June 18-20, 2018


Submissions must not be published or submitted to a journal and/or conference/workshop with proceedings. Each submission should be at most 20 pages with the Springer’s LNCS format. All submissions should be anonymous (i.e., no author names/affiliations and obvious citations). Submissions are to be made to the submission web site:

The accepted papers wil be published as a post-proceedings in Springer's LNCS.

Only pdf files are accepted. Submissions not meeting the above guidelines will be rejected without other consideration. The camera-ready version of accepted papers will have to follow the Springer guidelines for publication in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

All papers are eligible for the best paper award. The award will be announced at the conference dinner.

Authors of accepted papers must present their papers at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the paper.

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