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ACM CHANTS 2018 : 13th Workshop on Challenged Networks, co-located with ACM MobiCom 2018


When Oct 29, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018
Where New Delhi, India
Abstract Registration Due Jun 7, 2018
Submission Deadline Jun 14, 2018
Notification Due Jul 20, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2018
Categories    challenged networks   opportunistic networks   dtn   wireless communications

Call For Papers


Challenged networks comprise those situations where communication is desired, but traditional Internet architectures fail to provide it effectively. Such networks may be characterized by intermittent connectivity, a heterogeneous mix of nodes, frequent nodal churn, and widely varying network conditions. The applications of challenged networks range from time-critical communications such as for disaster relief to delay-tolerant transmission in poorly connected regions or where censorship should be counteracted. However, challenged networking has also found many applications in everyday settings, for which they were not initially conceived, such as opportunistic networking supporting data-centric communications, traffic offloading from cellular networks, mobile cloud/edge computing, opportunistic and participatory sensing as well as challenged IoT.
This workshop builds on the success of the twelve previous CHANTS workshops, and WDTN 2005, and aims to stimulate research on the most novel topics of challenged networking research. This year’s edition encourages submission of theoretical and experimental work (including studies of real deployment), with a primary interest in new directions of challenged networking in concrete application scenarios and demonstrators in areas such as autonomous driving, underwater robots, emergency response operations, underground mining, interplanetary missions, polar research and unmanned aerial vehicles. The workshop seeks original work presented in the form of research papers describing new research approaches and results, as well as demo and poster submissions. Highly disruptive work-in-progress and position papers are also welcome, provided they focus on particularly innovative solutions or applications for challenged networks. All papers shall be forward-looking, describe their relationship to existing work, and shall argue their impact and implications for ongoing or future research.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Delay/disruption-tolerant networks (DTNs), opportunistic communication and computing
• Architecture, design, and implementation of communication systems for challenged networks
• Communication systems and networks for underground mining
• Underwater communication systems and networks
• Security/trust/privacy concerns and solutions in challenged networks
• Networking in polar regions
• Millimeter Wave Networking
• Modeling, analysis, and characterization of challenged networks and protocols
• Challenged networking techniques for mobile cloud computing
• Mobile data offloading via challenged networks
• Challenged networking techniques for participatory and opportunistic sensing
• Challenged networking in the Internet of Things
• Challenged networking in Cyber-Physical Systems
• Software-defined networking in challenged environments
• Energy-efficient communication in challenged networks
• Space-terrestrial networks, lunar networks as well as interplanetary networks
• Information centric and content-centric networking in challenged networks
• Real-world mobility trace collection, analysis, and modeling for challenged environments
• Network coding in challenged networks
• Real deployment and case studies in various stages of use
• Disrupted scenarios for challenged networks (e.g., disaster relief and emergency management)
• User Interfaces and interactive applications optimized for Challenged Networks
• Test and simulation tools for evaluating challenged network systems
• Configuration, management, and monitoring of challenged networks.


General Paper Format:
Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 pages, and should adhere to the standard ACM conference proceedings format. Authors must register the abstract 1 week prior to the full paper submission.

Demo/Poster Format:
Demo and poster proposals will be published as part of the proceedings and must not be longer than 2 pages. For demos, an additional page must describe the precise setup and requirements (the 1-page setup description will not be published in the proceedings).

Reviews will be single-blinded. Papers should neither have been published elsewhere nor being currently under review by another conference or journal.


Extended versions of the selected workshop papers will be considered for possible fast track publication in well-known journals. Candidate journals are, e.g., Computer Communications (Elsevier) or the ACM GetMobile.


Abstract Registration (General Paper): 22 June 2018 (extended)
Submission Deadline: 29 June 2018 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: 29 July 2018
Camera Ready Due: 10 August 2018
Workshop: 29 October 2018


Program Committee Chairs
• Marius Feldmann (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
• Mahbub Hassan (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Workshop Web Chair
• Fehmi Ben Abdesslem (SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden)

Publicity Chairs
• Guohao Lan (University of New South Wales, Australia)
• Felix Walter (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

Steering Board
• Kevin Almeroth (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
• Kevin Fall (Nefeli Networks, USA)
• Stephen Farrell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
• Jörg Ott (Technische Universität München, Germany)
• Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR, Italy)

For more information, please check out the workshop homepage:

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