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STNC 2013 : Simulation Technologies in Networking and Communications: Selecting the Best Tool for the Test


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Abstract Registration Due Sep 15, 2013
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Final Version Due Mar 15, 2014
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Call For Papers

Call for Chapters:
Simulation Technologies in Networking and Communications: Selecting the Best Tool for the Test
To be published by CRC Press, USA


Simulation is a widely used mechanism to validate the theoretical model of a networking or communication system. It is believed that the claims made based on simulations are more or less reliable – at least in the sense that something ‘beyond theory’ is provided. But, how reliable simulation technologies really are, is a question asked when the practicality is evaluated with real-life implementation trials. This is a fact that all the simulators for the same system do not have the same inherent working method. Different simulators developed for networking and communications technologies have different underlying techniques which may significantly affect the simulation scenarios. The same scenario could give different results if different simulators are used for evaluation. Hence, the question is raised, “Which one is the best for which situation?” There is no clear verdict on this issue and it should be the researchers’ choice if a particular simulation shows relatively better results with a specific simulator tool. From this perspective, simulation is considered as something better than nothing to validate a claim or show something to establish the ground of the proposal. Practical scenario could be again very much different and theoretical model may be often more solid proof than simulations in the sense that theory would prove the core idea with solid foundation, and then, it would remain for practical testing and performance measurement.

This book aims to address various issues covering different mechanisms related to simulation technologies in networking and communications fields. We have seen plethora of simulator tools, complete or half-done and often those are the only supports for the claims made in research papers. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Simulators for networking and communications technologies;
- Performance evaluation using simulations;
- Discrete and continuous models in simulators;
- Simulation versus practical implementation;
- Probabilistic models and simulation for networking technologies;
- Case studies with different scenarios;
- Viewpoints about what to simulate, what not to?;
- Validation through measurement and prototyping;
- New simulation mechanisms and future prospects;
- Traffic modeling using simulators, and so on.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts from all spheres of networking, computing, and communications related to SIMULATION technologies are welcome. Each manuscript should be written in a tutorial style with enough details and minimum number of mathematical equations or notations (depending on the subject topic and specific focus). Each manuscript should be approximately within minimum 9000 to 15000 words including references. Please note that this is just a guideline of length but longer manuscript may be allowed. The authors should submit an initial proposal to the corresponding editor at (with CC to and all co-editors) with the words "CRC_SIM-(chapter title)" in the email subject.

Kindly follow the deadlines mentioned below which may not be extended.

Manuscripts submitted for the book must be original, must not be previously published or currently under review anywhere. Please use A4 page format, single column with 11 point Times New Roman font with double line spacing while submitting your manuscript as an MS-Office (i.e., doc or docx) document. Use the number referencing style as usually used for regular research papers. That means, mention the reference numbers within the texts and in the references section, mention all the references with sequential numbers; [1], [2], [3] ... so on. It is advisable not to use any style sheet and plain formats for the main body texts would be preferred. Make sure the figures come out clear both in color and grayscale formats. Copyrighted images can be used with permissions from the source or original author.

A proposal for each chapter is needed as soon as possible before submitting the full chapter. The abstract/proposal could be within maximum 500 words.

NOTE: Only MS-Office (i.e., doc or docx) document is accepted for chapter manuscript. LaTex or other word processor-generated files must be converted to MS-Office file. However, initial submission could be made as all-in-one PDF file.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book are the graduate students, academics, professionals, and researchers working in the fields of networking and communications. Moreover, the book is expected to include some chapters written for the general readers so that they could be able to easily grasp some of the concepts in this area.

Important Dates

Please note that the dates may not be extended. Thank you.

Proposal Submission Due: September 15, 2013
Full Manuscript Due: December 15, 2013
Last Date of Notification of Acceptance/Revision/Rejection: February 15, 2014
Final/Revised Chapter Submission: March 15, 2014
Publication Time: 2014 (tentative)

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by postal mail to:


Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Ph.D. (Corresponding Editor)
Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Information and Communication Technology
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Jalan Gombak, 53100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-61964000 Ext. 5653, Cell: +60163910754
E-Mails: (primary), ,

Muhammad Mostafa Monowar, Ph.D.
Department of Information Technology,
Faculty of Computing and Information Technology,
King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia

Shafiullah Khan, Ph.D.
Institute of Information Technology (I.I.T),
Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Pakistan


Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Ph.D.
Founding Head, NDC Laboratory, KICT, IIUM

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Information and Communication Technology
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Jalan Gombak, 53100, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel: +603-61964000 Ext. 5653, Cell: +60163910754

Personal URL:

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