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RAFNET with VTC-Fall 2018 : 5th RAFNET with VTC-Fall 2018, Chicago, USA


When Aug 27, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018
Where Chicago, USA
Submission Deadline May 21, 2018
Notification Due Jun 4, 2018
Final Version Due Jun 25, 2018

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
5th International Workshop on Research Advancements on Future Internet Architectures (RAFNET)
in conjunction with
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall 2018),
August 27-30, Chicago, USA, 2018.


Overview and Topics

Recently, a lot of research efforts have been made from both academia and industry side to promote various new and emerging network paradigms. The reason is that during the past decade, it has been realized that the current internet architecture was originally designed for end-to-end host centric communications, however, the actual focal of communications is the content itself. Hence, we have witnessed new architectures such as an Information Centric Network (ICN) with various extensions like Content-Centric Network (CCN), Named Data Network (NDN), Data-Oriented Network Architecture, and so on. On the other hand, enormous efforts in cellular networks have been made for improving the user experience and because of today, we are able to use LTE-A and other networks. In this context, the upcoming 5G networking architectures, whose ongoing research is focused on the networking mechanisms regarding the massive increase in the number of connected devices, bandwidth requirements, reduced latency, and the deployment of supporting operational mechanisms such as network virtualization, cloud-based deployments, mobile edge computing, and storage and new utilization scenarios. Moreover, these modern technologies are being applied in other networking domains as well, including VANETs, Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Big Data, etc.

RAFNET aims to bring together researchers working on selected areas of future internet architectures along with 5G implications, applications, such as smart cities, smart communities, smart automotive driving, etc. The authors are expected to share their innovative ideas, latest findings, and results in the following topics:
- Information-Centric Networking (ICN) in Internet of Things
- Networking Layer and Forwarding Strategies in ICN
- Interest/Data Forwarding in Content Centric Networks
- Interest/Data Forwarding in Named Data Networks
- ICN Application Layer operations and Models for Testing/Evaluation
- Future Internet and 5G architectural designs
- Analysis of Content-Centric Networking in current network paradigms
- Analysis of Named Data Networking in current network paradigms
- Congestion Control Protocols in ICN for both Ad-hoc and wired networks
- Business perspective of applying ICN in Real World Environment
- Future Internet in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
- Future Internet in Big Data
- Transport layer issues in Future Internet architectures
- Multimedia Applications and Feasibility with Future Internet architectures
- Future Internet in Smart Cities

Important Dates
May 21, 2018 Submission of Papers
June 04, 2018 Notification of Acceptance/rejection
June 25, 2018 Camera-ready Submission

Submission Link

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Workshop Chairs

Syed Hassan Ahmed, University of Central Florida, USA
Danda B. Rawat, Howard University, USA
Muhammad Alam, Xi’an, Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Publicity Co-Chairs

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh.
Zhiwei Yan, China Internet Network Information Center, Beijing, China.
Ali Kashif Bashir, University of the Faroe Islands, Denmark.​

Steering Committee

Mohsen Guizani, University of Idaho, USA. (Best Paper Award Committee)
Hassnaa Moustafa, Intel Corporation, USA.
Guo Song, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
Claudia Campolo, University in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Ravi Ravindran, Huawei Corp., USA.
Tanveer Zia, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Houbing Song, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA.
Jaime Lloret, UPV, Valencia, Spain. (Best Paper Award Committee)
Safdar Hussain Bouk, DGIST, Korea. (Best Paper Award Chair)

Technical Program Committee

Di Zhang, Waseda University, Japan.
Mahasweta Sarkar, San Diego State University, USA.
Suzan Bayhan, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Muhammad Azfar Yaqub, Kyungpook National University, South Korea.
Awais Ahmad, Yeungnam University, Korea.
Marica Amadeo, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Wael Guibene, Intel Labs, Ireland.
Muhammad Faran Majeed, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
Cormac J. Sreenan, University College Cork, Ireland.
Rasheed Hussain, University of Amsterdam, Netherland.
Abdul Wahid, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Zhihan Lv, University College London, UK.
Imran Khan, Schneider Electric, France.
Suhail Jabbar, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Murad Khan, Sarhad University, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Muhammad Bilal Amin, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Muhammad Toaha Raza Khan, Kyungpook National University, South Korea.
Kishwer Abdul Khaliq, University of Bremen, Germany.
Fatima Hussain, Ryerson University, Canada.
Adnan Shahid, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Syed Ali Hassan, SEECS, NUST Pakistan.


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