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ITC 2015 : International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-27) -- Call for Papers


Conference Series : International Teletraffic Congress
When Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 10, 2015
Where Ghent, Belgium
Abstract Registration Due Feb 22, 2015
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2015
Notification Due May 15, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2015
Categories    communications   networking   cloud computing   modeling

Call For Papers

27th International Teletraffic Congress
September 8-10, 2015, Ghent, Belgium
“Traffic, Performance and Big Data”

With the emergence of the Internet of Things, the number of devices being connected to the Internet is steadily growing and huge amounts of data are being generated worldwide. Big data brings new traffic and performance related challenges. These include how to model big data characteristics such as volume, velocity and variability, how to efficiently and securely manage and share big data, how to provide wireless connectivity for big data, how to optimally deploy cloud networking for big data applications, and how to exploit big data to improve network performance. The theme of ITC 27 “Traffic, Performance and Big Data” reflects these challenges.

Over the past 60 years, ITC has provided a forum for leading researchers from academia and industry to present and discuss key technological and methodological advances in the design, performance evaluation and control of communication networks, protocols and applications and in traffic measurement and management. ITC 27 continues this tradition and solicits original contributions that address novel technologies or propose innovative models and techniques. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Network technologies and applications
Future networks design
Internet of Things
Network virtualization
Cloud networking
Software-defined networking
Data center networks
Carrier networks
Optical networks
Cellular networks
Fixed mobile convergence
Green ICT
Wireless ad-hoc and mesh networks
Delay-tolerant networks
Sensor networks
Cognitive radio networks
Application layer networks and overlays
P2P and distributed lookup
Content delivery networks
Information-centric networking
IPTV, WebTV, and HTTP-based streaming
Distributed, grid, and cloud computing
Web-services and SOA
Social networks and crowd sourcing
Tele-medicine, -education, -metry

Network planning, QoS, performance, and associated approaches
Network design methods
Capacity planning methods and tools
Planning for multi-carrier networks
Cross-layer design and optimization
Performance of wireless/wired networks
Resource allocation and management
QoE, QoS, SLA, and GoS
Energy efficiency
Optimization techniques
Scheduling algorithms
Caching algorithms
Queueing and traffic models
Game-theoretic models
Random graph models
Simulation methods and tools
Performance and reliability tradeoffs
Robustness and reliability issues
Network coding
Pricing and billing
Business models for service deployment

Traffic measurement, management, and security-related issues
Network tomography
Big data traffic modeling and management
Traffic engineering
Dynamic bandwidth management
Intelligent adaptive routing
Location and mobility management
Multi-domain issues
Overload and congestion control
Admission control
Traffic and performance monitoring
Protection, switching, and restoration
Anomaly detection
Detection of DoS attacks
Attack mitigation methods
Epidemiological models
Worm and virus propagation
Privacy and trust

Important dates
Paper registration: February 22, 2015
Full paper due: March 01, 2015
Acceptance notification: May 15, 2015
Camera-ready paper due: June 15, 2015
Workshops and tutorials: see separate calls

Submitted papers must contain original work, must not be under review at other journals/conferences, and may comprise of max. 9 pages in 2-column IEEE conference style with minimal font size of 10 pt.
Papers should be submitted electronically using the EDAS online submission system.
All accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.
We are planning to publish extended versions of selected papers in a special issue of a journal.


Conference Co-Chairs: Piet Demeester (Ghent University / iMinds, Belgium) & Chris Blondia (University of Antwerp / iMinds, Belgium)
TPC Co-Chairs: Sabine Wittevrongel (Ghent University, Belgium) & Michela Meo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) & Catherine Rosenberg (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Local Organization Co-Chair: Peter Van Daele (IMEC / iMinds / Ghent University, Belgium)
Keynote Co-Chair: Benny Van Houdt (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Tutorial and Workshop Co-Chairs: Rob van der Mei (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), The Netherlands) & Michael Menth (University of Tübingen, Germany) & Daniel Sadoc Menasche (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,Brazil)
Publicity Co-Chairs: Florin Ciucu (University of Warwick, UK) & Zhisheng Niu (Tsinghua University, China) & Andrés Ferragut (ORT University, Uruguay)
Publication Co-Chair: Peter Van Daele (IMEC / iMinds / Ghent University, Belgium)
EDAS Co-Chair: Joris Walraevens (Ghent University, Belgium)
International Advisory Council: Chair: Prosper Chemouil (Orange Labs, France); Vice-Chair: Phuoc Tran-Gia (University of Würzburg, Germany)

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