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NoF 2022 : The 13th International Conference on Network of the Future


When Oct 5, 2022 - Oct 7, 2022
Where Ghent, Belgium
Submission Deadline May 15, 2022
Notification Due Jul 1, 2022
Final Version Due Jul 10, 2022

Call For Papers


Call for Papers
NoF 2022

The 13th International Conference on Network of the Future
October 5-7, 2022 – Ghent, Belgium
On-site event

- NoF 2022 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE ComSoc.
- All accepted & presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.


*** Paper submission deadline: May 15, 2022 ***

The 13th 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 2022 will be held at "Het Pand" in the historical Center of Ghent, Belgium.

As the Covid-19 pandemics appears to be under control, the conference will be
designed and prepared as an on-site event allowing registrants to participate
in-person again. In the case the situation is worsening again, we will be ready
to convert the conference as an hybrid or a fully on-line event.

*** Topics of interest ***
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* 5G and Beyond (5GB) networks
* Virtual networks
* Overlay networks
* Intermittently connected networks
* Wireless networks and cellular networks
* Wireless sensor networks
* Access, metro, backbone and core networks
* Next-generation carrier-grade networks
* Vehicular ad hoc networks and intelligent transportation systems
* Mesh and ad hoc networks
* Internet of Things networks and IoT-assisted wireless networks
* Information-centric networks
* Enterprise networks and campus networks
* Time-sensitive networks
* Data center networks
* Optical networks
* IP networks
* Home networks
* SCADA networks and distributed control systems
* Smart Cities and Smart Grids
* Resilient 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
* 5GB Network Architecture, Services and Protocols
* 5GB Control and Management Architecture
* 5GB Functional Decomposition and Composition
* Advanced 5GB Infrastructure Slicing and Radio Slicing
* Scalability and multi-tenancy in 5GB
* Network Programmability and Softwarization
* Protocols for Ultra-Low Latency and Ultra-High Reliability
* Fog, Edge and Multi-Access Computing
* Software Defined Networking (SDN) 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
* Energy-aware networking
* Delay/Disruption-tolerant networking
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 queueing theory
* Machine/Reinforcement/Federated/Deep 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 9 pages including
references (full papers) or 6 pages including 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: May 15, 2022
- Paper acceptance notification: July 1, 2022
- Camera-ready Papers: July 10, 2022

Important: NoF 2022 is enforcing a strict publication & no-show policy as stated
by IEEE. Please check details on the NoF 2022 website.

*** TPC Co-Chairs ***
Federica Paganelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Maurice Khabbaz, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

*** General Chair ***
Tim Wauters, Ghent University - imec, Belgium


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