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NoF 2020 : IEEE International Conference on Networks of the Future


When Oct 12, 2020 - Oct 14, 2020
Where Bordeaux, France
Submission Deadline May 11, 2020
Notification Due Jun 14, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 22, 2020
Categories    computer networks   5g networks

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
NoF 2020

The 11th International Conference on Network of the Future
October 12-14, 2020 – Bordeaux, France

Technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE ComSoc
All accepted and presented papers will be published on IEEE Xplore


The 11th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF) is inviting
authors to submit original contributions in the area of Future Internet design,
with emphasis on enabling and cutting-edge technologies from the perspectives of
specification, design and analysis related to network of future architecture,
applications, services, management, implementation, scalability, standardization,
business and legal aspects, just to name a few.
The conference aims at providing a forum for researchers, students, and
professionals to exchange ideas, share their experiences, and discuss their
research results around a single-track of technical sessions and a series of
keynote speeches.

NoF 2020 will take place at the LaBRI Lab, Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en
Informatique (Bordeaux Computer Research Laboratory). LaBRI is located in the
campus of the University of Bordeaux.

*** Topics of interest ***
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* 5G networks
* Software-defined networks
* Virtual networks
* Overlay networks
* Wireless networks and cellular networks
* Wireless sensor networks
* Internet of Things networks
* Information-centric networks
* Enterprise networks and campus networks
* Time-sensitive networks
* Data center networks
* Optical networks
* IP networks
* Home networks
* Access networks
* SCADA networks and distributed control systems
* Smart Cities and Smart Grids
* Access, metro, backbone and core networks
* Vehicular ad hoc networks and intelligent transportation systems
* Mesh, ad hoc, and sensor networks

* Quality of service and traffic engineering
* Network Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Reasoning
* Network Data Analytics, Anomaly Detection, Feature Extraction
* Network automation and orchestration
* Autonomic, Cognitive and Intent-based Networking
* 5G Network Architecture, Services and Protocols
* 5G Control and Management Architecture
* 5G Functional Decomposition and Composition
* Advanced 5G Infrastructure Slicing and Radio Slicing
* Scalability and multi-tenancy in 5G
* Network Programmability and Softwarization
* Protocols for Ultra-Low Latency and Ultra-High Reliability
* Fog, Edge and Multi-Access Computing
* Software Defined Networking and High Availability
* Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Orchestration
* Service Function Chaining and Virtual Network Embedding
* Big data and Fast Data Processing and Management
* CDN Architectures and Network Cache Allocation Schemes
* Advanced multimedia and real-time communications
* Performance, Optimization and Resource Dimensioning
* Security, Trust and Privacy
* Use of Blockchains in Networking and Servicing

Business and Legal Aspects
* Economic aspects
* Multi-stakeholder aspects
* Service level agreements
* Lifecycle aspects
* Process and workflow aspects
* Legal perspective
* Regulatory perspective
* Privacy aspects

* Mathematical optimization
* Control theory
* Probability theory, stochastic processes, and queuing theory
* Machine learning and artificial intelligence
* Evolutionary algorithms
* Economic theory and game theory
* Mathematical logic and automated reasoning
* Data mining and (big) data analysis
* Monitoring and measurements
* Computer simulation experiments
* Prototype implementation and testbed experimentation
* Field trials

*** Submission guidelines ***
Authors are invited to submit original contributions that have not been
published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be prepared
using the IEEE 2-column conference style and are limited to 8 pages excluding
references (full papers) or 4 pages excluding references (short papers). They
must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS.

Papers exceeding page limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers
will be rejected without further review. All other papers will sustain a thorough
single-blind review process.

For specific details about submission format and procedure, please check

*** Important dates ***
- Paper submission deadline: May11, 2020 (extended)
- Paper acceptance notification: June 14, 2020
- Camera-ready Papers: June 22, 2020

Important: NetSoft 2020 is enforcing a strict publication and no-show policy as
stated by IEEE. Please check details on the NetSoft 2020 website.

*** TPC Co-Chairs ***
Toufik Ahmed, Bordeaux INP, France
Tobias Hossfeld, University of Würzburg, Germany

*** General Co-Chairs ***
Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs (retired), France
Francine Krief, Bordeaux INP, France


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