23rd Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2020)
• Paper Submission: November 15, 2019
• Paper Acceptance Notification: December 16, 2019
• Final Papers Due: January 13, 2019
• Conference: February 24 – 27, 2019
The ICIN conference, established in 1989 and praised for the high quality of its technical program and richness of its social networking, is also recognized for its continuous adaptation to emerging technical trends.
The year 2020 will be a keystone in the evolution toward the networks of the future, with the first commercial deployments of large-scale 5G infrastructures, the increasing interest in network intelligence and machine learning techniques applied to network management and orchestration, the progress of precision networking technologies toward low-latency services, and the end of the Horizon 2020 research framework program in Europe superseded by the next Horizon Europe.
In this scenario and considering the many challenges that the aforementioned paradigms and technologies will bring, ICIN 2020 will focus on:
“Beyond 5G: building network sense”
The conference will foster new ideas and novel approaches to future service delivery in a smart network environment, able to show what could be qualified as sense, “a sane and realistic attitude to situations and problems”, according to Oxford Dictionary. With this vision, the conference will look beyond the current state of the art and promote the advances of network management and orchestration technologies.
ICIN 2020 aims at providing an international forum for researchers and
practitioners from academia, industry, network operators, and service providers to discuss and address the challenges posed by innovation in clouds, Internet and networks. Interested authors are invited to submit papers presenting novel technical studies as well as broader position and visionary papers. Contributions that discuss lessons learnt and best practices, describe practical deployment and implementation experiences, and demonstrate innovative use-cases are especially encouraged.
We are looking forward to your submission at ICIN 2020
ICIN 2020 solicits original, unpublished work not currently under review by other conferences or journals. Papers submitted to ICIN 2020 will be assessed based on originality, technical soundness, clarity and interest to a wide audience. All submissions must be written in English and must use standard IEEE two-column conference template. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done electronically through EDAS using the following link:
Papers can be of two types: Full papers or Short papers, up to 8 pages and 5 pages respectively, including tables, figures and references. Demo and poster papers of length of 3 pages are also solicited.
All accepted and presented papers will be published on IEEE digital library.
The best papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version for fast-track review in the following journals:
IEEE Communications Magazine (Impact Factor: 10.356),
IEEE Transactions on Network Service and Management (Impact Factor: 4.682),
MDPI Sensors (Impact Factor: 3.031)
At least one author is required to register, at the full rate, to present accepted papers at the conference and for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Cloud and networking aspects of IoT, 5G, and beyondVertical industries and digital twins
Automotive and vehicular networking, including vehicular cloud services
Tactile Internet and precision networking
Protocols for ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability
Fog, edge and multi-access computing and networking
Security, trust and privacy, especially applied to IoT and 5G networks
Enablers and services for 5G networks: from experiments to reality and beyond5G network architecture, services, protocols, and use cases
Service-Based Architecture (SBA) design applied to the control plane, data plane and management plane
5G functional decomposition and composition
Advanced 5G infrastructure slicing
Scalability and multi-tenancy in 5G networks and 5G network slicing
Network automation and orchestration architectures and protocolsIntent-based network management and cloud resource orchestration
Network programmability architectures and systems
Orchestration of distributed cloud and network resources in vertical markets
Network artificial intelligence, machine learning and reasoning
Network data analytics, anomaly detection, and feature extraction
Autonomic and cognitive networking
Societal and legal aspects of network automation
Technologies for innovation in clouds, Internet and networksSoftware Defined Networking (SDN)
Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Service function chaining, function placement and network embedding
Big data and fast data processing and management
Use of Distributed Ledger Technologies in networking and network services
CDN architectures and network cache allocation schemes
Advanced multimedia and real-time communications, QoS/QoE design
Lightweight virtualization technologies, software and hardware acceleration
Performance, optimization and resource dimensioning
Energy-efficient software-defined infrastructures
Measurement, monitoring and telemetry
Testbeds, open-source projects and open standards