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NETWORKS 2018: International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium
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Cartagena, Spain
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Call For Papers
Networks 2018 is the 18th edition of a symposium that is held every two years and attracts participants from around the world. Network operators, software designers, system integrators, university and industry researchers, marketers, regulators and policy-makers convene to present their latest findings and share experiences in network strategy, planning, operations, management, control and design.

The scope of Networks 2018 includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Emerging Topics in Network Planning and Operations

    Software defined networking (SDN)
    Network function virtualization (NFV)
    Network slicing
    Cybersecurity: challenges and solutions
    OTT services and impact on service providers
    Vehicular and 5G networks
    Cloud Networking
    Network Data Analytics
    Smart cites
    Internet of Things
    Peer to peer networking
    New networking paradigms

Economic Aspects of Network Planning and Operations

    CAPEX vs. OPEX tradeoffs
    Cost modeling and pricing
    Dynamic tariff optimization
    Infrastructure and spectrum sharing
    Virtual network operators
    Network neutrality
    Frequency management

Traffic Measurements and Modeling

    Multiservice traffic measurement, analysis, characterization, modeling, and simulation
    Data collection and analysis
    Methods / tools for traffic measurements and prediction
    Network monitoring and anomaly detection

Network Planning Support Processes

    Methods and Tools
    Business planning
    Multilayer planning process
    Planning of optical, access, NGN, LTE+, and 5G networks
    Network management support
    Hybrid planning methods and tools
    Migration planning and dismantling of legacy equipment

Routing, Traffic Flows and Optimization

    Signaling and control in multimedia/multiservice systems
    OTT services and implications on traffic demand
    Application layer traffic optimization
    Intra-domain and inter-domain routing, traffic engineering and resilience
    Optimization wrt. technical and economic criteria
    Routing strategies to reduce power consumption
    Impact of cloud and grid services

Network Design and Planning Methods

    Network topology design, optimization at different layers
    End-to-end service performance evaluation
    Quality of service (QoS), quality of resilience, quality of experience (QoE) and SLA
    Network interconnection & peering
    IoT networks, ad-hoc and sensor networks
    Network resilience: survivability, availability, dependability, protection, restoration
    Energy efficiency
    Content delivery and media services

Authors are encouraged to submit via EDAS their work describing original, previously unpublished results. Paper length should not exceed 6 pages formatted according to the IEEE two-column conference template (minimum paper length is 3 pages). A maximum of two additional pages will be allowed at a fee of EUR 100 per extra page. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore and other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards will be presented.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-11-25
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