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NCA 2016 : 15th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications


Conference Series : Network Computing and Applications
When Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016
Where Cambridge, MA, USA
Abstract Registration Due Aug 15, 2016
Submission Deadline Aug 20, 2016
Notification Due Sep 10, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2016
Categories    network   cloud   computing   application

Call For Papers


15th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA 2016)
*Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on Distributed Processing

This CFP is available at:


**Some of the best papers might be considered for a special issue in some IEEE journal.**


NCA is a successful series of conferences that serves as a large international forum for presenting and sharing recent results and technological developments in the fields of Network and Cloud Computing. NCA, which is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, reaches out to both researchers and practitioners, and to both academia and industry. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations and workshops.

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to) :

- Theory of Network Computing
- High Speed Networks, Protocols and Middleware
- Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
- Network Protocol Verification and Validation
- Routing, Load Balancing and Traffic Scheduling Techniques
- System Area Networks (SAN) / Clusters
- Performance Modeling / Quality of Services (QoS) in Network Computing
- Dependable Wide, Local, and System Area Networks
- Network Security
- Web Caching and Switching
- Intrusion-Tolerant Systems
- Scalable and Dependable Servers and Data Centers
- Middleware for Dependable Network Computing
- Platforms for Network Computing
- Autonomic Network Computing
- Network Cloud Computing: Optimizing (Path, Communication, Applications)
- Machine Learning Techniques for Cloud Resources Management
- Self-* (Configuring, Healing, Optimizing, Protecting, Organizing, Aware) Systems and Networks.
- Secure Cloud Applications and Platforms
- Software Defined Networking (SDN): Principals and Implementation
- Designing Highly-Available and Secure SDN
- Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): Design and Optimization
- Big Data in Clouds for IoT
- Future Internet and Communicating Objects
- Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs)
- Sensor Networks
- Fog/Edge Computing
- Energy-Efficient Computation and Communication
- Applications to Real and/or Complex Problems, Practical Experiences and Prototypes
- Programming Models and Environments for Distributed Systems


The IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications is organizing the following workshops:


The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) :
- Dynamically Forming Virtual Organizations
- Adaptive Infrastructure for Cloud Computing
- Dynamic Reconfiguration in the Presence of Anomalies in the Cloud
- Security Protocols in the Cloud Infrastructure
- Homomorphic Encryption


The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) :
- Networked-Driven Multicore Chips
- Interconnection Networks: Fault Tolerance, Scalability and Performance Analysis
- Caching and Virtualization in On-Chip Networks for Multicore Chips
- Low Power On-Chip Networks for Multicore Chips


Paper submissions are managed through EasyChair. Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere and must be cleared for publication in the NCA Proceedings, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. The manuscript must be written in English, and must not exceed 8 pages for NCA papers or 4 pages for workshop papers. The submission must be in PDF format.

Instructions for submitting the manuscript are available at


Regular Papers: 8 pages, including all figures, tables, and references. Up to 2 extra pages may be purchased at $100 (US dollars) per extra page.
Short Papers: 4 pages, including all figures, tables, and references. Up to 1 extra page may be purchased at $100 (US dollars).


Every regular paper accepted by a technical meeting sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society must have attached to it at least one registration at the full (member or non-member) rate. Thus, for a manuscript for which all authors are students, one student author will be required to register at the full registration rate. For manuscripts where at least one author is already registered at the full rate, this fulfills the obligation for up to two (2) papers.

No-show papersare defined as papers submitted by authors who subsequently did not present the paper in-person (no videos, no remote cast will be allowed) at the technical meeting. Presentations by proxies are not allowed, unless explicitly approved before the conference by the technical co-chairs. No-show papers that were not withdrawn and were published in the Proceedings must be identified as "No-Show" in the files submitted to IEEE for further publication (IEEE Xplore). No-shows will not be available on IEEE Xplore or other public access IEEE forums. IEEE will maintain an archive of no-shows.

Exceptions to this policy will be made by the Technical Program Chair of the conference only if there is evidence that the no-show occurred because of unanticipated events beyond the control of the authors, and every option available to the authors to present the paper was exhausted.

The IEEE strongly discourages changes and, in particular, withdrawals of papers once submitted and included in the program. To avoid the likelihood of this, the author is strongly encouraged to get all necessary company and/or government approvals prior to submitting his/her paper to the conference.

If under any circumstances it becomes necessary for the author to withdraw or change a paper, IEEE policy dictates that the request to do this must come directly from the author and not from any third party. IEEE policy also states that in this case, the author will be held liable for all costs that are incurred. It would then be up to the author to get reimbursed for the expense from any third party if he/she feels it is justified. The IEEE cannot act as a policing entity on behalf of the author in this regard.


The IEEE NCA2016 Program Committee will select Best Paper and Best Student Paper. The first author of the Best Student Paper must be a PhD student.


Title and Abstract Due: 15 August 2016
Manuscript Due: 20 August 2016
Author Notification: 10 September 2016
Camera Ready Papers: 20 September 2016
Authors Registration: 26 September 2016
Conference Start: 24 October 2016
Conference End: 27 October 2016


Steering Committee Chair: Dimiter R. Avresky, IRIANC, Boston/Munich, USA/Germany
General Chair: Mladen A. Vouk, NC State University, USA
Program Chair: Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Research, Dublin, Ireland
Program Co-Chair: Alessandro Pellegrini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Program Co-Chair: Pierangelo Di Sanzo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Technical Program Committee:

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