IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
15-19 April 2018 // Honolulu, HI // USA

Workshop on Workshop on SCAN: Advances in Software Defined and Context‐Aware Cognitive Networks - Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Future wireless systems will require a paradigm shift in how they are networked, organized, configured, optimized, and recovered automatically based on their operating situations. With the emergence of software defined networks, dynamic adaptive services and applications are gaining much attention since they allow automatic configuration of devices and their parameters, systems, and services to user's context change. In addition, context awareness, with the help of software defined and cognitive systems, allows customization of operating parameters of devices, users, applications, and networks based on the current context.

IEEE SCAN‐2018 will serve as a forum for researchers from academia, government and industries to exchange ideas, present new results and provide future visions on these topics. Original technical papers on the advances in software defined and context aware cognitive Networks as well as those that describe practical deployment and implementation experiences are solicited for presentation and publication.

Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Architecture and protocols for software defined networks
  • Big data analytics in software defined and cognitive networks
  • Reliability, efficiency and routing issues in context‐awaresystems
  • Fundamental limits for autonomic and opportunistic communications
  • Co‐existence of opportunistic communication networks
  • Blockchain technology enabled wireless networks
  • Opportunistic spectrum access in highly mobile networks
  • Data dissemination techniques Context aware mechanisms and algorithms
  • Cognition‐driven information processing and decision making
  • Trust, security, privacy, and reputation
  • Socio‐economic models for autonomic/opportunistic communications
  • Cognitive communication and networking
  • Context based content delivery and adaptive schemes
  • Network virtualization and software defined networks
  • Self‐organization, self‐configuration, self‐optimization and self‐recovery
  • Software defined systems scalability and optimization
  • Software defined systems challenges and opportunities
  • Biological‐inspired networking
  • Standardization, use cases, testbeds