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IEEE ANTS 2018 : 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems


When Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018
Where Indore, India
Submission Deadline Aug 5, 2018
Notification Due Sep 15, 2018
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2018
Categories    wireline networks   wireless networks   iot and telecom networks   emerging technologies

Call For Papers

IEEE ANTS is a premier IEEE forum on advanced networking and telecommunications topics. IEEE ANTS is financially and technically supported by IEEE Communications Society. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies. This is fostered through panel discussions, keynotes, invited talks, and industry exhibits, where academia is exposed to state-of-the-practice and results from trials and interoperability experiments. The industry, in turn, benefits from exposure to leading-edge research as well as an opportunity to communicate and collaborate with academic researchers regarding practical problems.

This year the theme is “Towards a Hyper-Connected World: Emerging Trends in ICT”. In addition to the myriad of topics mentioned in the list below, technical papers are invited which have a special focus on enabling technologies for a hyper-connected world. IEEE ANTS 2018 will be held in Indore, which is gearing up to build smart city and has been awarded as the cleanest city in India in 2017. The theme of the conference will foster an environment for deliberating on different research aspects on the said topic. Authors can submit short (4 pages) and regular (max 6 pages) papers that contain original material which is not currently communicated in other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. Potential research topics include (but not limited to) following thrust areas.

Wireline Networks:
Cloud & Data Center Networks
Software-Defined Infrastructure
(Networks, Storage, and Compute)
Core Network Architectures and Protocols
Network Resilience
Anomaly Detection
Reliability Performance Analysis
Metro & Access Networks
Optical Communications & Networking
Submarine Networks
High-performance Routing
Heterogeneous Networks
Network Architectures for Smart Grid
Hybrid Wireline-Wireless Networks
xDSL networks
Measurement & Experimental Studies

Wireless Networks:
5G & Beyond Technologies
Cellular & Broadband Networks
Ad hoc & Mesh Networks
Sensor Networks
Mobile Backhaul Networks
High Altitude Networks
Mobility Models & Mobile Networks
Embedded Systems
Internet-of-Things (IoT)
Networks Cognitive IoT
Cognitive Radio Networks
Optical Wireless (Free Space Optics)
Underwater Networks
Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications
Social Network aware Wireless Network
Spectrum Issues & Requirements
Energy Efficiency & Harvesting

Network Applications and Convergence of IT and Telecom Networks:
Software Defined Networks (SDN)
SDN as Enabling Technology for 5G
Network Virtualization
Cloud & Crowd Computing
Smart Homes & Smart Cities
Resource Planning & Management
Smartphone Networked Apps
Content Delivery Networks
Big Data & Analytics
Augmented & Virtual Reality
Cyber-Physical Systems & Networks
Game Theory in Networks
Tactile Internet
Access Control
Scheduling Algorithms
Security, Trust and Privacy

Emerging Technologies:
Massive MIMO
Airborne Communication Networks
Ultra-Reliable & Low-Latency Communications
Green Communications & Networking
Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Networks
Molecular Communications
Visible Light Communications
Millimeter-Wave Communications
Full-Duplex Communications
Wireless Body Area Networks
Simultaneous Wireless Information & Power Transfer (SWIPT)
Machine & Deep Learning
Vehicular Networks
Testbed and Prototype Implementation

Call for Papers
IEEE ANTS will present Best Paper Awards during the conference. After double blind review, all accepted and presented papers will appear in IEEE Xplore and indexed in SCOPUS, Google Scholar and other major indexing. There will be a few workshops co-located with the conference. Proposals to organize workshops inline with the theme and main conference are also encouraged. In addition, those interested in the conference are also encouraged to submit proposals for tutorials and PhD Forum.

Submit your paper using EDAS

Main Conference Track:
Paper submission: 5 August 2018
Notification: 15 September 2018
Final submission: 1st October 2018

Call for Workshops
Proposal Submission: 5 August 2018
Notification: 15th September 2018

Call for Tutorials:
Proposal Submission: 15 July 2018
Notification: 15th September 2018

PhD Forum (minimum 2 pages):
Paper Submission: 5 August 2018
Notification: 15th September 2018

Women in Engineering (WiE) Mini Conference: Panels, Keynotes, Tutorials and Technical Track (find a separate track for submission on EDAS). The first author must be female; the presenter must be female.

Submission date is same as Main Conference track.

Please check the details on the conference main page.

In the past, IEEE ANTS was cosponsored by different industries such as Qualcomm, C-DOT, Quadgen, Infinera, Microsoft, Tejas Networks. ANTS 2018 will be cosponsored by Intel, TCS, C-DOT, and many others. For more details about sponsorship, please visit:

Please contact Dr. Sudhir Dixit for more information at

Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs:
Vimal Bhatia, IIT Indore, India
Koushik Sinha, Southern Illinois University, USA

TPC Co-Chairs:
Prabhat K. Upadhyay, IIT Indore, India
Neminath Hubballi, IIT Indore, India
Daniel Benevides da Costa, UFC, Brazil

Steering Committee:
Sudhir Dixit, Basic Internet Foundation, USA (Chair)
Deepak Kataria, IP Junction Inc., USA
Byrav Ramamurthy, University of NebraskaLincoln, USA
T. Rama Rao, SRM University, Chennai, India
Vipin Tyagi, C-DOT, India

International Advisory Committee:
Biswanath Mukherjee, UC Davis, USA (Chair)
Prasant Mohapatra, University of California, USA
Josef Noll, University of Oslo & Basic Internet Foundation, Norway
Venky Krishnaswamy, San Francisco Bay area, USA
Ashok Chandra, Wireless Adviser to the GoI (Former), India
Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK
Gihan Wikramanayake, University of Colombo, SriLanka
Wee-Seng Soh, National University of Singapore
Inder Monga, ESnet, USA
Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM Research, India
K C Chen, University of South Florida, USA
Matti Latva-aho, University of Oulu, Finland
Sanjay Nayak, Tejas Networks
Balamuralidhar P., TCS, India
Bhabani Sinha, ISI, India
Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Mukesh Taneja, Cisco
Vinod Kumar, Nokia Bell Labs (retired)
Debasish Datta, IIT Kharagpur, India
Uday B. Desai, IIT Hyderabad, India
Tharmalingam Ratnarajah, University of Edinburgh, UK
Mathini Sellathurai, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Zhiguo Ding, Lancaster University, UK
Amit K. Mishra, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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