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Mithun Mukherjee <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 00:03:59 +0800
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Call for Papers

Owing to safety concerns as well as statutory restrictions preventing travel and gatherings, we will not hold an in-person, physical conference this year. Rather, COMSNETS 2021 will be organized as a virtual conference.

Selected best papers from COMSNETS 2021 will be invited for submission of their significant extended versions in a special issue of Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal (2019 Impact factor: 3.643).

13th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS)
January 5-9, 2021

Technical Co-Sponsor: IEEE, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Future NETWORKS

* Paper submission deadline: 7 October 2020*

The 13th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) will be held virtually during January 5 - 9, 2021. COMSNETS is a premier international conference dedicated to advances in Networking and Communications Systems. The conference is a yearly event for a world-class gathering of researchers from academia and industry, practitioners, and business leaders, providing a forum for discussing cutting edge research, and directions for new innovative business and technology.

The conference will include a highly selective technical program consisting of submitted papers, a small set of invited papers on important and timely topics from well-known leaders in the field, and poster session of work in progress.

Focused workshops and panel discussions will be held on emerging topics to allow for a lively exchange of ideas. International business and government leaders will be invited to share their perspectives and will complement the technical program.

Technical Program Topics:

The topics of interest for the technical program include (but are not limited to) the following:

- 5G and wireless broadband networks
- Technologies for 6-100 GHz spectrum
- Visible light communications
- Heterogeneous networks (HetNets)
- Cognitive radio & white-space networking
- Economics of networks
- Energy-efficient communications
- Cloud computing
- Enterprise, data center, & storage-area networks
- Internet architecture and protocols, Internet science & emergent behavior
- Mobility and location management
- Mobile sensing
- Traffic analysis and engineering
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Caching & content delivery systems
- Information/Content centric networks (ICN)
- Network management and operations
- Network security and privacy
- Trusted computing
- Network science
- Online social networks
- SDN/NFV and Network Programmability
- Internet Measurement and Modeling
- Networks for smarter energy & sustainability
- Vehicular Networks & Intelligent Transportation
- Smart Grid communications & networking
- Machine Learning and AI in Networking
- Big Data/IoT Analytics in Networking
- Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

Papers submitted to the main conference should be prepared in standard IEEE conference format and should contain no more than eight pages of technical content, plus one page of references. We will follow a single-blind review policy. Please check the conference website for more details.

Important Deadlines:

Abstract submission: 7 October 2020, 11:59 pm AoE
Paper submission: 7 October 2020, 11:59 pm AoE
Notification of Acceptance: 31 October 2020
Camera-ready Submission: 15 November 2020

Conference Highlights:

The conference will comprise of several:

Keynote/Invited/Banquet Talks
Technical Paper and Poster Sessions
Graduate Research Forum
Panel Discussions
Demos & Exhibits
Mentoring Sessions
Co-located Workshops
Cyber Security & Blockchain

COMSNETS provides generous travel grants to International student applicants who have an accepted paper in the conference. Please see the home page for details.

Poster Session

The COMSNETS 2021 Poster Session is a forum to showcase preliminary/ongoing work in the area of computer networking and communications. Poster presenters will benefit from lively discussions and critical feedback on their work in progress. Accepted posters will be published in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Posters

Paper submission:	7 October 2020
Notification of Acceptance:	1 December 2020
Camera-Ready Submission:	15 December 2020

Demos and Exhibits

COMSNETS invites demos from researchers, startups, and corporates showcasing cutting edge information technologies and their applications. There will be dedicated demo sessions without any simultaneous paper sessions. Additionally, every accepted demo will be given 2 – 3 minutes on the main stage to advertise the demo. All accepted demos will be considered for the Best Demo Award.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Demos

Paper submission:	1 November 2020
Notification of Acceptance:	1 December 2020
Camera-Ready Submission:	15 December 2020

COMSNETS 2021 Keynote Speakers

Sunita Sarawagi, IIT Bombay, India
Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University, USA
Michele Zorzi, University of Padua, USA

Paper Registration/Submission Guidelines:

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Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs:
Ranjita Bhagwan, Microsoft Research, India
Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Manish Gupta, Google Research, India

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Aruna Balasubramanian, Stony Brook, USA
Krishna Jagannathan, IIT Madras, India
Salil Kanhere, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Poster Co-Chairs:
Veena Mendiratta, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Mainack Mondal, Cornell Tech, USA
Amit Kumar Saha, CISCO, India

Workshop Co-Chair:
Prasant Misra, TCS Innovation Labs, India

Demos and Exhibit Co-Chairs:
Kaustubh Dhondge, Glaukes Lab, USA
Alok Ranjan, Hitachi Research, India
Kuldeep Yadav, VideoKen, India

Graduate Forum Co-Chairs:
Madhumita Mallick, IIT Kharagpur, India
Ritesh Singh, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Panel Co-Chairs:
Pamela Kumar, TSDSI, India
Veena Mendiratta, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Tulika Pandey, MEITY, GoI, India

MINDS Workshop Co-Chairs:
Manjesh Hanawal, IIT Bombay, India
Dileep Kalathil, Texas A&M University, USA

NetHealth Workshop Co-Chairs:
Dr. Dayaprasad G Kulkarni, Syracuse University, USA

IMOBILE AIMS Workshop Co-Chairs:
Sandip Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur, India
Prasant Misra, TCS Innovation Labs, India
Amit Kumar Saha, CISCO, India
Kartik Muralidharan, TCS Innovation Labs, India
Vinayak Naik, BITS Pilani (Goa Campus), India

Cybersecurity and Blockchain Workshop Co-Chairs:
Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
Prashant Pillai, University of Wolverhampton, UK

LastMileS Workshop Co-Chairs:
Ashwin Ashok, Georgia State University, USA
K P Naveen, IIT Tirupati, India

ITS Workshop Co-Chairs:
Anilkumar Bachu, IIT Patna, India
Nagendra Rao Velaga, IIT Bombay, India

COMSJOB Co-Chairs:
Prasant Misra, TCS Innovation Labs, India
Amit Kumar Saha, CISCO, India

Publication Co-Chairs:
Bivas Mitra, IIT Kharagpur, India
Mainack Mondal, IIT Kharagpur, India

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Subhankar Dhar, San Jose State University, USA
Sreelakshmi Manjunath, IIT Mandi, India
Suranga Seneviratne, University of Sydney, Australia
Rohit Verma, University of Cambridge, UK
Connie Yuen, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, HK

Social Media Chair:
Abhishek Appaji, B.M.S College of Engg, India

Travel Grants Co-Chairs:
S. V. R. Anand, IISc Bangalore, India
Abhishek Appaji, B.M.S College of Engg, India

Web Chair:
Soumyajit Chatterjee, IIT Kharagpur, India

Operations Chair:
Sudipta Maitra, New Delhi, India

IT Chair:
Ananda Krishna, Astra Security, India

Finance Co-Chairs:
Raj Sharma, VideoKen, India
Chandrika Sridhar, IISc Bangalore, India

Registration Co-Chairs:
Chandrika Sridhar, IISc Bangalore, India
Ashwini Sampath, IISc Bangalore, India
Rajeswari Maitra, Arka Business Solutions, India

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
Rajeev Shorey, UQIDAR, IIT Delhi, India

Awards and Honors Co-Chairs:
Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur, India
Jeffrey Tew, TCS, USA

Advisory Committee:
Tulika Pandey, MEITY, GoI, India
B. M. Baweja, MEITY, GoI, India
Geeta Kathpalia, MEITY, GoI, India
Pamela Kumar, TSDSI, India
Prashant Pillai, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Dah Ming Chiu, CUHK, China

Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
Uday Desai, IIT Hyderabad, India
Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
Rajeev Shorey, UQIDAR, IIT Delhi, India
G. Venkatesh, SASKEN, India

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