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Smart Communication Protocols and Algorithms (SCPA 2011)
December 5-9, 2011, Huston, Texas (USA)
In conjunction with Globecom 2011

Selected papers will be invited to the Special Issue on Smart Protocols and Algorithms of the International Journal Network 
Protocols and Algorithms (ISSN 1943-3581)

Communication protocols and algorithms are needed to communicate network devices and exchange data between them. The appearance of 
new technologies usually comes with a protocol procedure and communication rules that allows data communication while taking profit 
of this new technology. Recent advances in hardware and communication mediums allow proposing new rules, conventions and data 
structures which could be used by network devices to communicate across the network. Moreover, devices with higher processing 
capacity let us include more complex algorithms that can be used by the network device to enhance the communication procedure.

Smart communication protocols and algorithms make use of several methods and techniques (such as machine learning techniques, 
decision making techniques, knowledge representation, network management, network optimization, problem solution techniques, and so 
on), to communicate the network devices to transfer data between them. They can be used to perceive the network conditions, or the 
user behavior, in order to dynamically plan, adapt, decide, take the appropriate actions, and learn from the consequences of its 
actions. The algorithms can make use of the information gathered from the protocol in order to sense the environment, plan actions 
according to the input, take consciousness of what is happening in the environment, and take the appropriate decisions using a 
reasoning engine. Goals such as decide which scenario fits best its end-to-end purpose, or environment prediction, can be achieved 
with smart protocols and algorithms. Moreover, they could learn from the past and use this knowledge to improve future decisions.

In this workshop, researchers are encouraged to submit papers focused on the design, development, analysis or optimization of smart 
communication protocols or algorithms at any communication layer. Algorithms and protocols based on artificial intelligence 
techniques for network management, network monitoring, quality of service enhancement, performance optimization and network secure 
are included in the workshop. 

We welcome technical papers presenting analytical research, simulations, practical results, position papers addressing the pros and 
cons of specific proposals, and papers addressing the key problems and solutions. The topics suggested by the conference can be 
discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, deployments, implementations, running experiments and applications. 

Topics of interest:
Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, 
including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:
 Smart network protocols and algorithms for multimedia delivery
 Application layer, transport layer and network layer cognitive protocols
 Cognitive radio network protocols and algorithms
 Automatic protocols and algorithms for environment prediction.
 Algorithms and protocols to predict data network states. 
 Intelligent synchronization techniques for network protocols and algorithms
 Smart protocols and algorithms for e-health
 Software applications for smart algorithms design and development.
 Dynamic protocols based on the perception of their performance 
 Smart protocols and algorithms for Smartgrids
 Protocols and algorithms focused on building conclusions for taking the appropriate actions.
 Smart Automatic and self-autonomous ad-hoc and sensor networks.
 Artificial intelligence applied in protocols and algorithms for wireless, mobile and dynamic networks.
 Smart security protocols and algorithms
 Smart cryptographic algorithms for communication
 Artificial intelligence applied to power efficiency and energy saving protocols and algorithms
 Smart routing and switching protocols and algorithms
 Cognitive protocol and algorithm models for saving communication costs.
 Any kind of intelligent technique applied to QoS, content delivery, network Monitoring and network management.
 Smart collaborative protocols and algorithms
 Problem recognition and problem solving protocols 
 Genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic and neural networks applied to communication protocols and algorithms

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 7 July 2011
Paper Acceptance: 14 August 2011
Camera-Ready: 7 September 2011

Submission guidelines:
All submissions must be full papers in PDF format and uploaded on EDAS (http://edas.info//N10879).
They must not exceed 10 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10 pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages in IEEE style format.

General Chairs
Jaime Lloret, Univ. Politecnica Valencia, Spain
Joel Rodrigues, Inst. of Telecommunications, Univ. of Beira Interior, Pt

TPC Chairs
Nidal Nasser, University of Guelph, Canada
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Poster Chairs
Binod Vaidya, University of Ottawa, Canada
Bin Wei, AT&T, USA

Industry Chairs
Haohong Wang, Cisco
Chi-Ming Chen, AT&T, USA

Publicity Chairs
Sandra Sendra, Univ. Politecnica Valencia, Spain
Mbaye B. Sene; Cheikh Anta Diop Univ., Dakar, Senegal

Web Chair
Miguel Garcia, Univ. Politecnica Valencia, Spain

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