Submit your work to the 12th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF)

PD Dr.-Ing. C. Mas Machuca is General Co-Chair of the 12th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF) 2021.

Submission deadline: 23 April 2021



                                 Call for Papers

                                    NoF 2021


           The 12th International Conference on Network of the Future

               October 6-8, 2021 – Coimbra, Portugal – Hybrid event






The  12th  International Conference on  Network of the Future (NoF) is  inviting

authors to submit original contributions  in the area of Future Internet design,

with emphasis on enabling and cutting-edge technologies from the perspectives of

specification,  design and  analysis related to  network of future architecture,

applications, services, management, implementation, scalability, standardization,

business and legal aspects, just to name a few.


The  conference  aims  at  providing  a  forum  for  researchers,  students, and

professionals  to  exchange ideas,  share  their experiences,  and discuss their

research results  around a single-track  of technical sessions  and a series  of

keynote speeches.


NoF 2021 will take place at the University of Coimbra in Portugal.


The  conference  will  be  designed  and prepared  as a  hybrid  event  allowing

registrants the choice to participate either virtually or in-person. In the case

of perduring traveling restrictions (official or de facto) during the conference

dates due  to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will  be ready to convert the conference

to a fully on-line event.



*** Topics of interest ***


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  * 5G/6G networks

  * Virtual networks

  * Overlay networks

  * Wireless networks and cellular networks

  * Wireless sensor networks

  * Access, metro, backbone and core networks

  * Vehicular ad hoc networks and intelligent transportation systems

  * Mesh and ad hoc networks

  * Internet of Things networks

  * Information-centric networks

  * Enterprise networks and campus networks

  * Time-sensitive networks

  * Data center networks

  * Optical networks

  * IP networks

  * Home networks

  * SCADA networks and distributed control systems

  * Smart Cities and Smart Grids

  * Resilient networks


  * Quality of service and traffic engineering

  * Network Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Reasoning

  * Network Data Analytics, Anomaly Detection, Feature Extraction

  * Network automation and orchestration

  * Autonomic, Cognitive and Intent-based Networking

  * 5G/6G Network Architecture, Services and Protocols

  * 5G/6G Control and Management Architecture

  * 5G/6G Functional Decomposition and Composition

  * Advanced 5G Infrastructure Slicing and Radio Slicing

  * Scalability and multi-tenancy in 5G/6G

  * Network Programmability and Softwarization

  * Protocols for Ultra-Low Latency and Ultra-High Reliability

  * Fog, Edge and Multi-Access Computing

  * Software Defined Networking (SDN) and High Availability

  * Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Orchestration

  * Service Function Chaining and Virtual Network Embedding

  * Big data and Fast Data Processing and Management

  * CDN Architectures and Network Cache Allocation Schemes

  * Advanced multimedia and real-time communications

  * Performance, Optimization and Resource Dimensioning

  * Security, Trust and Privacy

  * Use of Blockchains in Networking and Servicing

Business and Legal Aspects

  * Economic aspects

  * Multi-stakeholder aspects

  * Service level agreements

  * Lifecycle aspects

  * Process and workflow aspects

  * Legal perspective

  * Regulatory perspective

  * Privacy aspects


  * Mathematical optimization

  * Control theory

  * Probability theory, stochastic processes, and queuing theory

  * Machine learning and artificial intelligence

  * Evolutionary algorithms

  * Economic theory and game theory

  * Mathematical logic and automated reasoning

  * Data mining and (big) data analysis

  * Monitoring and measurements

  * Computer simulation experiments

  * Prototype implementation and testbed experimentation

  * Field trials



*** Submission guidelines ***


Authors  are  invited  to  submit  original  contributions  that  have  not  been

published or  submitted  for publication  elsewhere.  Papers should  be  prepared

using the  IEEE 2-column  conference style and  are limited to  8 pages excluding

references (full papers)  or  4 pages  excluding references (short papers).  They

must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS.

See https://edas.info/N28072


Papers exceeding  page limits,  multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers

will be rejected without further review. All other papers will sustain a thorough

single-blind review process.


For  specific details about submission format and procedure, please check:




*** Important dates ***


- Paper submission deadline: April 23, 2021

- Paper acceptance notification: June 14, 2021

- Camera-ready Papers: June 25, 2021


Important: NoF 2021 is enforcing  a strict publication & no-show policy as stated

by IEEE. Please check details on the NoF 2021 website.


*** TPC Co-Chairs ***


Susana Sargento, University of Aveiro - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

Tim Wauters, Ghent University - imec, Belgium


*** General Co-Chairs ***


Lúcia Martins, University of Coimbra & INESC Coimbra, Portugal

Carmen Mas Machuca, Technical University of Munich, Germany


*** Executive Chair ***


Prosper Chemouil, Cnam, France



Website: https://nof2021.dnac.org

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