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NCA 2017 : 16th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications


Conference Series : Network Computing and Applications
When Oct 30, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017
Where Cambridge/Boston, MA, USA
Abstract Registration Due Aug 15, 2017
Submission Deadline Sep 1, 2017
Notification Due Sep 21, 2017
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2017

Call For Papers

16th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA 2017)


Cambridge/Boston, MA, USA — 30 October to 1 November 2017

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society - Technical Committee on Distributed Processing

*Title and Abstract Deadline has been extended to September 17, 2017 (firm deadline)*

*Important Dates*

• Title and Abstract Due: 17 September 2017
• Manuscript Due: 17 September 2017
• Author Notification: 21 September 2017
• Camera Ready Papers: 30 September 2017
• Authors Registration: 30 September 2017
• Conference Start: 30 October to 1 November 2017
NCA is a successful series of conferences that serves as a large international forum for presenting and sharing recent research 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.

All papers presented at the main conference and the workshops will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication and indexing.

The IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA) is seeking articles concerning fundamental research and practical experience reports. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Theory of Network Computing
• Autonomic Network Computing
• Content Delivery Network (CDN)
• High Speed Networks/Protocols and Middleware
• Routing Mechanisms
• Overlay Networks/Peer-to-Peer Systems
• System Area Networks (SAN)/Clusters
• Performance Modeling/Quality of Services (QoS) Issues
• Web Caching and Switching
• Dependable Wide, Local, and System Area Networks
• Network Security
• Intrusion-Tolerant Networked Systems
• Scalable and Dependable Servers and Data Centers
• Middleware for Dependable Network Computing
• Self* (Configuring, Healing, Optimizing, Protecting, Organizing, Aware)
• Platforms for Network Computing
• Network Protocols: Verification and Validation
• Autonomic Network Computing for Achieving Self* Properties and Applications Availability
• Seamless and Virtual Capabilities for Implementing Self* Properties
• Software Defined Networking (SDN): Principles and Implementation
• Designing Highly-Available and Secure SDN
• Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): Design and Optimization
• Network Cloud Computing
• Machine Learning Techniques for Cloud Resources Management
• Big Data in Clouds for IoT
• Future Internet and Communicating Objects
• Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET)
• Sensor Networks
• Fog/Edge Computing
• Energy-Efficient Computation and Communication
• Applications to Real and/or Complex Problems, Practical Experiences and Prototypes
• Programming Environments for Distributed Systems
• Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers
• Byzantine Fault Tolerance
• Web and Mobile Security

*Submission and Submission Requirements*

Paper submissions are managed through EasyChair. Please visit the submission link to send your manuscript:

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

*Manuscript page limit*

Regular Papers: 8 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.

Short Papers: 4 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.

*Purchasing extra pages*

Regular Papers: Up to 2 extra pages may be purchased at $100 (US dollars) per extra page.

Short Papers: Up to 1 extra page may be purchased at $100 (US dollars).

Authors can decide to submit papers longer than 8/4 pages (up to 10 and 5, depending on the category) before the reviewing process. This is an indication of their will to purchase extra pages during the registration process. Therefore, longer papers cannot be shrunk when preparing camera ready versions, in case of acceptance. This is to respect the work made by reviewers and other authors which decided to stay in the limits.

*Accepted papers and Publication Policies*

Every regular paper accepted 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 papers are 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.

*Best Paper Awards*

The IEEE NCA2017 Program Committee will select Best Paper and Best Student Paper. The first author of the Best Student Paper must be a PhD student.

Steering Committee

• Chair: Dimiter R. Avresky, IRIANC - Boston, USA / Munich, Germany
Program Chair

• Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Watson Health - Boston, USA
Program Co-Chairs

• Miguel Correia, INESC-ID / IST, Lisboa, Portugal
General Chair

• Alfredo Goldman, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Financial Chair

• Mirco Marchetti, University of Modena, Italy
Technical Program Commitee

• E. Anceaume, IRISA/CNRS, France
• S. Antonatos, IBM Research, Ireland
• L. Arantes, Lip 6, Paris, France
• F. Araujo, U. Coimbra, Portugal
• L. Bittencourt, Unicamp, Brazil
• Y. Busnel, IMT, Rennes, France
• F. Chaix, ICS-FORTH, Greece
• B. Ciciani, University of Roma, Italy
• M. Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy
• S. Dolev, BGU, Israel
• P. Di Sanzo, University of Roma, Italy
• S. Frechette, Boston, MA, USA
• H. Hellwagner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
• D. B. Hoang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
• Z. Kalbarczyk, UIUC, USA
• R. Khazan, MIT Lincoln Labs, MA, USA
• N. Koziris, NTUA, Athens, Greece
• D. Khankin, Negev Monte Carlo Research Center, Israel
• M. R. Lyu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• E. Maehle, University of Luebeck, Germany
• P. Massonet, CETIC, Brussels, Belgium
• Y. Nan, The University of Sydney, Australia
• R. Olsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
• R. Palmieri, Virginia Tech. USA
• M. Pardal, INESC-ID / IST, Portugal
• A. Pelegrini, University of Roma, Italy
• F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
• H. Schwefel, Aalborg University, Denmark
• P. Sens, Lip 6, Paris, France
• J. Serafinski, SRT, Brisbane, Australia
• P. Solis, University of Brasilia, Brazil
• W. Steiner, TTTech Comp. AG, Vienna, Austria
• A. Y. Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

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