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HotICN 2018 : The 1st IEEE International Conference on Hot Information-Centric Networking


When Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018
Where Shenzhen, P.R.China
Submission Deadline May 20, 2018
Notification Due Jun 9, 2018
Categories    ICN   blockchain   knowledge graph

Call For Papers

1. Introduction
The “2017 Information Center Future Network Forum” was held in ShenZhen, China, in 2017. The forum was divided into a main forum and five sub-forums, and invited many domestic and foreign experts and scholars of ICN, inculding Academician Yunjie Liu of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor Lixia Zhang of the University of California, Los Angeles (The NDN Project Leader), Professor Zhili Zhang of the University of Minnesota, Professor Xiaoming Fu from the University of Göttingen, Professor GQWang of HuaWei North America, Associate Professor Beichuan Zhang of the University of Arizona, Professor Lan Wang of the University of Menphis, and Professor Liu Bin of Tsinghua University, etc. The number of participants is about 300 people, from more than 20 regions at home and abroad, more than 40 colleges and universities, government, scientific research institutions, enterprises. (For details,
On this basis, in August 2018, we will be held the 1st IEEE International Conference on Hot Information-Centric Networking (IEEE HotICN2018), in Shenzhen. The conference aims to organize an international conference in the field of information center network, which will gather experts and scholars from home and abroad in this field to discuss the structure, key technologies, innovative ideas, future development trends and industry prospects of information center network.We welcome the majority of scientific research staff submission.

2. Call for Papers
(1) Track1: ICN
 ICN architecture and fundamentals
• Routing and forwarding
• Congestion Control
• Hybrid networks, such as Integration ICN with SDN or IPv6 or DNS
• Caching policy and management
• Smart ICN (AI in ICN)
• Data Center/High speed ICN
• Prototype equipments for ICN Deployement
 ICN mobility
• Producer/Consumer mobility, hand-over management
• 5G ICN
• Vehicle Networks or dynamic networking
 ICN in IoT
• Fog Computing or Edge networks
• IoT-specific security
 Security Issues in ICN
• Privacy issues
• Caching related security problems
• Access Control
• Trust management
 ICN performane and evaluation
• Network Qos、Reliabiltiy
• System performance and Application oriented performance
• Green ICN (energy saving or cost reducing)
• Monitoring and debugging
• Testbed or benchmarking
 ICN-inspired applications and systems
• ICN advantages in Ad hoc network
• Tools, add-ons and thinner ICN systems
• Content distribution and P2P
• Distributed ICN algorithms and systems
• Cloud-based services, Database, Big data
• Streaming application and VR/AR
• Implementation challenges and experiences
 ICN analysis and theory
• Simulation or real system analysis (eg. Scalability or bottleneck)
• Fundemantal control and optimization theories
• Traffic Engineering
• Methodology and metrics
(2) Track2: Blockchain
 Blockchain Technologies and Systems.
 Distributed Consensus Algorithms.
 Digital currency or Cryptocurrencies technologies
 Security, privacy and trust issues with blockchain schemes.
 Performance and scalability optimization of blockchain system.
 Testing, simulation, and modeling.
 Smart contracts and distributed ledger applications.
 Innovative applications with blockchain technique (eg. IoT, Fintech).
(3) Track3: Knowledge graph
 Information Extraction
• Knowledge extraction
• Named entity recognition, entity disambiguation and linking
• Relationship extraction, event extraction
• Semantic similarity / Metric learning
 Information Retrieval
• Algorithm, models and theory of IR
• Text filtering, mining, classification and clustering, community mining
• Content Recommendation, Analysis and Classification
• Topic detection and summarization
• Interactive research, UI and visualization
 Knowledge Representation
• Knowledge representation learning
• Knowledge graph embedding, modeling
• Knowledge graph mapping, merging, reuse, and alignment
• Quality issues, assessment metrics and measures in knowledge graphs
 Knowledge Graph Based Application
• Machine translation
• Question Answering, Dialogue and interactive systems
• Use cases in natural language processing, knowledge management, data integration, data publishing, smart data access and analytics
• Specific applications in various verticals: medicine, business, industry and cultural heritage

HotICN Knowledge Graph Academic Competition is co-organized by IEEE HotICN2018 and Shenzhen Medical Information Center, which provides a platform for researchers to test techniques, algorithms and systems. This competition sincerely invites scholars from relevant fields to take part in, meanwhile, participants in this competition will be invited to share their techniques, methods and experience. The chairman and member list of which will be released later.

3. Submission
2018 1st IEEE International Conference on Hot Information-Centric Networking (HotICN) has been officially approved by IEEE. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE, which will be submitted EI, CNKI index. Excellent papers will be selected and published on SCI and EI journals.
• Regular Papers: up to 6 pages in length (excluding references, may need extra fees for addtional pages );
• Industry Papers or Demos, 2 pages (including references), only for the BlockChain Track;
• Posters and Demos, 2 pages (including references) are welcomed for Knowledge Graph

4. Members of Organization Committee
Members of Organization Committee
Position Name Workplace
Advisoring Chair Yunjie Liu Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
General Chair Wenfei Fan Fellow of University of Edinburgh and the Academy of Europe
Kai Lei Peking University ShenZhen Graduate School
Technical Program Chair Xiaoming Fu University of Goettingen
Technical Program Co-Chair(ICN Track) Jiangtao Luo Professor , Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Technical Program Co-Chair(Blockchain Track) Wang Yang Central South University
Technical Program Co-Chair(Knowledge graph Track) Buzhou Tang Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
TPCmember (ICN Track) Lixia Zhang ACM/IEEE Fellow, UCLA, USA
TPCmember (ICN Track) Zhili Zhang IEEE Fellow, University of Minnersota, USA
TPCmember (Blockchain Track) Xueming Si Fudan University

5. Important Dates
 Abstract registration: May 20, 2018 (11:59PM GMT)
 Paper submission: May 20, 2018 (11:59 PM GMT)
 Notification of decision: June 09, 2018
 Camera-ready date: June 25,2018
 Conference dates: August 15-17, 2018

6. Contact us
Unit name: PEKING UNIVERSITY Shenzhen Graduate School
Add: Room 113,Building A,Pku,Shenzhen University Town ,Xili,Nanshan District,Shenzhen, Guangdong,518055, P.R.China
Tel: +86-755-26032149 (Zhuyun Qi)

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