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Details

The conference will constitute a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest results in the field of wired/wireless networks and will aim at providing research directions and fostering collaborations among the participants. In this context, the program committee will accept a limited number of papers that meet the criteria of originality, presentation quality and topic relevance. IFIP WWIC is a single-track conference which has reached, over the last 14 years, a high quality level, which is reflected by the paper acceptance rate as well as the level of attendance. Following the conference tradition, there will be a best paper award. Selected presentations will be broadcasted live in the Internet.

Short call for papers

Internet is being extended beyond its traditional boundaries through gradually incorporating a wide-range of challenging networks and autonomous devices. From traditional wireless networks to opportunistic networks of mobile devices in urban environments and deep-space communications, the new approaches require an efficient merging with the traditional wired infrastructure. The need for more efficient protocols, clean-slate or evolutionary architectures, merging and assembling of different network technologies, unified operation and management of the heterogeneous components and the support for new cloud services are only few examples of the wide range of technologies building-up this new global network. IFIP WWIC addresses research topics such as the design and evaluation of protocols, the dynamics of the integration, the performance tradeoffs, the need for new performance metrics, and cross-layer interactions. This year, we further solicit submissions on mobile clouds and mobile edge computing (MEC), and applications of NFV and SDN to wireless and mobile networks.
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Call For Papers as TXT

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Manuscript Submission Deadline March 15, 2017 March 5, 2017

Manuscript Acceptance Notification April 17, 2017

Camera-ready Paper Submission April 29, 2017

Registration April 29, 2017

The IFIP WWIC 2017 Proceedings will be available online by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

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Venue and location

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Saint-Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. In 1914 the name of the city was changed from Saint-Petersburg to Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad, and in 1991, back to Saint-Petersburg. In Russian literature, informal documents, and discourse, the word "Saint" is usually omitted, leaving "Petersburg".

Saint-Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great on May 27 1703. Between 1713-1728 and 1732-1918, Saint-Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918 the central government bodies moved from Saint-Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. It is Russia's 2nd largest city after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants (2012) and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint-Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.

The Historic Centre of Saint-Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint-Petersburg is also home to the Hermitage, one of the most popular visitor attraction, and one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums, the Hermitage is a must-see for all first-time travelers to the city. Its exhibitions include over 3 million exhibits representing Antiquity, Western Europe, Middle East, Russia and many more epochs, regions and countries. It was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased a big collection of Western European paintings.

Conference place

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The conference will take place in the heart of St. Petersburg, right next to the main square - at the House of Scientists (former Vladimir Palace).
Originally, the Vladimir Palace was the last imperial palace to be constructed in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was designed by a team of architects (Vasily Kenel, Aleksandr Rezanov, Andrei Huhn, Ieronim Kitner, Vladimir Shreter) for Alexander II's son, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. Construction work lasted from 1867 to 1872.

Like the Winter Palace and the Marble Palace, the Vladimir Palace fronts Palace Embankment; water frontage on the Neva was extremely prized by the Russian aristocracy. The façade, richly ornamented with stucco rustication, was patterned after Leon Battista Alberti's palazzi in Florence. The main porch is built of Bremen sandstone and adorned with griffins, coats-of-arms, and cast-iron lanterns. Other details are cast in portland cement.

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Unique Vladimir Palace is known to be a part of cultural heritage of Russia. The palace retains a rich history connected with many famous names of Russian government officials. The first person is Grand Duke of Russia – Vladimir Alexandrovich. The building of the Palace is designed in the original and fashionable at that time style – eclectic. The building construction was completed in 1873, but the Palace was consecrated only one year later. Prince Vladimir married the Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on the sixth day after the consecration of the building.

We highly recommend booking hotels in walking distance from the palace! The city is usually jammed in the morning and taking a taxi is not a very good option.

Directions

Address: Dvortsovaya naberezhnaya (Palace embankment), 26, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191186
Google maps link.

By public transport: Metro station Admiralteiskaya. Please follow the exit to the Nevsky Prospekt, and follow the direction to Palace Square and Hermitage. After about 700 meters on the right side you will see the arch to The Palace Square, please go through the arch of the Main Staff to the Palace Square. Walk around the building of the Hermitage on the left side and walk straight, the palace will be on your right side. Welcome!

Conference Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Ad-hoc networks
  • Blended network configurations
  • Community networks
  • Cross layer design and optimization
  • Delay/disruptive tolerant and opportunistic networking
  • Economic issues of challenging networks
  • End-to-end Quality of Service support
  • Handover techniques
  • Heterogeneous wireless access networks
  • Hybrid wired / wireless environments
  • Information centric networking
  • Interactions between wireless and optical networks
  • Integration of wired and wireless networks
  • Modeling of heterogeneity aspects
  • Mobile clouds and mobile edge computing (MEC)
  • Network analysis
  • Network design and network planning
  • Network mobility and mobility management
  • Network coding in mobile networks
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Network security in mobile environments
  • Pricing, charging, and accounting
  • QoS signalling in mobile environments
  • Resource management and admission control
  • Routing in mobile and opportunistic networks
  • Service composition and management
  • Simulation of next generation mobile networks
  • Software-defined wireless networks
  • Space internetworking
  • Technologies 5G and beyond 5G networks
  • Traffic characterization and modeling
  • Traffic engineering
  • Transport protocols and congestion control
  • Unified management of integrated challenging networks
  • User-centric networking
  • Vehicular networks
  • Virtual and overlay networks
  • WiFi hotspot sharing
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Wireless multimedia systems
  • Wireless network monitoring
  • Wireless sensor networks

Paper submission

The maximum size of papers should be 12 pages including tables and figures. The cover page must contain an abstract of at least 70 and at most 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal address. In your submission, please adhere to the formatting standard for a 12-page manuscript of Springer International Publishing. There you will find templates for preparing the submission using either LaTeX (recommended) or Microsoft Word. Notice that in the submission phase we only accept a PDF document produced from the properly formatted original editable document.

To submit your paper for review, you should have an EDAS account and visit this link.

Camera-Ready Paper Submission Instructions

The deadline for the camera-ready paper submissions is on the 29th of April, 2017. The camera-ready paper should not exceed the 12 pages formatted according to the guidelines given at the Springer Information for LNCS Authors webpage. Up to two extra pages are allowed, but an additional charging will be applied (i.e., 75€ per extra page).

The camera-ready paper submission includes the following:

The completed copyright form would be provided after the acceptance. The volume editors will check the contributions, decide their appearance order in the printed volume and send the complete material on to Springer. Once the source files have been worked on, then Springer will send the final pdf files to the corresponding authors, asking them to check their papers. This usually happens in April, hence we encourage corresponding authors of accepted papers to verify that emails with attachments are not directly filtered out. Please name your file as ZZZ.YYY, where ZZZ stands for paper's first author surname and YYY stands for zip, tar or other archive extension. The final camera-ready paper must be sent by email to: wwic2017-chairs@edas.info.

Final manuscript preparation

The deadline for camera-ready submissions via EDAS is April 29, 2017. The camera-ready paper should not exceed 12 pages formatted according to the guidelines given at Information for LNCS Authors. Please be aware that for WWIC at least one full registration before April 29 2017 per accepted paper is mandatory to include the paper in the proceedings of the conference, even if the presenting author is a student. The camera ready manuscript for WWIC 2017 MUST be formatted in accordance to Springer's LNCS requirements.

According to our publisher's requirements, we need you to submit the following files by April 29, 2017:
- Completed copyright form. Use "WWIC 2017" as the title of the book and "Y. Koucheryavy, E. Mamatas, A. Matta, A. Ometov, P. Papadimitriou" as the editors.
- The source files of your camera ready paper:
(i) For example, LaTeX2e files for the text and PS/EPS or PDF/JPG files for all figures.
(ii) Any further style files and fonts you have used together with your source files and that are not generally available at CTAN.
(iii) Final DVI file (for papers prepared using LaTeX/TeX).
(iv) Final PDF file (for reference).
(v) RTF files (for word-processing systems other than LaTeX/TeX - in that case (i), (ii) and (iii) do not apply).

Please ZIP all appropriate files (including the copyright form) and upload via EDAS as a final manuscript.
Please name your file as ZZZ.YYY, where ZZZ stands for paper's first author surname and YYY stands for zip, tar or other archive extension.

contact

Tampere University of Technology,
Tampere, Finland
wwic2017-chairs@edas.info
+358 40 7710619

The conference is holding in the framework of the RUDN University Competitiveness Enhancement Program "5-100".