[hpc-announce] [CFP] Networks 2014, Madeira Island, Portugal

Paulo Salvador salvador at av.it.pt
Wed Apr 23 07:47:22 CDT 2014

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16th International Telecommunications Networks Strategy and Planning 
Symposium (Networks 2014)

Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
September 17 - September 19, 2014

Paper Submission Due: May 25, 2014
Author Notification: June 23, 2014
Accepted papers will be included in Networks 2014 Proceedings to be 
submitted to IEEE Xplorer.

Networks 2014 will focus on the challenges of planning and design 
networks to deliver on the promise of convergence of the information and 
communication technologies (ICT) and next generation networks (NGN). The 
challenges are many: how to build high performance networks for 
converged services where every step is cost justified and drives 
profitable growth, where difficult issues of scalability, end-to-end 
network performance, network management, network and service control, 
reliability, security and interoperability are planned and then 
realized, and where flexibility is maintained to allow experimentation 
with new applications that can foster new and compelling revenue streams 
for operators. Unleashing the core value of convergence requires 
innovation in network planning methods, scalable architectures, new 
optimization algorithms, and understanding the tradeoffs between 
different technology choices and migration paths. Networks 2014 is the 
16th of such symposia, held every two years, and attracting participants 
from all over the world: network operators, software companies, system 
integrators, researchers from universities and industry, marketers and 
policy-makers, regulators. At Networks 2014 we will continue the 
tradition of state-of-the art papers, invited presentations, and panel 
sessions, as international experts present their latest findings and 
share experiences in network strategy, planning, operations, management, 
control and design. May we invite you to participate in Networks 2014.

** Network Design and Planning Methods **
Network design methods for multimedia services
Network topology design and optimization at different layers: physical 
optical, media and control
Quality of Service, Quality of Resilience, performance and SLA
Software Defined Networks Quality of Experience
End-to-end service performance evaluation
Networks interconnection
Ad-hoc networking
Network security
Network resilience: survivability, protection, restoration and availability
Cost modeling and pricing
Energy saving

** Migration to NGN and Mobile Broadband **

NGN and IMS architectures and solutions
Migration steps to NGN based on economical evaluation and security
New services driving the evolution to NGN
Migrating to multimedia/multiservice environment
Migration alternatives from 2G to 3G/4G
IPTV solutions
Interoperation across multiple domains
Regulation and interconnection issues in NGN
Radio Spectrum exploitation
Mobile Virtual Networks

** Routing, Traffic Flows and Optimization **

Multiservice traffic measurement, analysis, characterization and 
simulation at network level
New signaling and control in multimedia/multisystems
P2P (peer-to-peer) traffic flows and implications on network demand
Impact of mass market video services
Intra-domain and inter-domain routing, traffic engineering, resilience
Optimization process with technical and economic criteria
Routing strategies to reduce power consumption
Impact of cloud and grid services
Software defined networks

** Convergence of Different Domains **
Business strategy for convergence in competition, impact of bundle 
offers and tariffs on customer attraction and business
Triple play and multiple play; architectures and solutions
Fixed-mobile-nomadic convergence
Broadband mobile-broadcast/multicast convergence
Cloud computing, Cloud networks and services
Smart cities, Impact of smart mobile terminals
Dynamic tariff optimization per customer requirement and network status
Infrastructure and spectrum sharing
Capabilities Software Defined Networks

** Role of New Technologies, Developments and Standards **

Optical switching, next generation SDH, OTN
IPv6 and carrier grade/class Ethernet: MPLS-TP, PBB-TE
400GbE, 100 GbE and 40GbE
FTTx and PON, TWDM, NGEPON, Other new Technologies
WiMAx, LTE (long term evolution), femtocells, Cognitive radio
xDSL, cable modem, power line communication (PLC)
Microwave point-to-point solutions, free space optics
Broadcast/multicast systems; DVB-T/H and the new DVB-SH
Impact of M2M networked devices
Power consumption driving directives

** Network Planning Support Processes, Methods and Tools **

Multilayer planning process
Business planning
Optical network, access planning, NGN planning methods and tools, 3G, 
4G/LTE and 5G planning, OSS and BSS
Network management support
Hybrid planning methods and tools

** Emerging topics **

Cybersecurity issues and solutions
Social Networks and impact on new services
Vehicular networks ant its challenges
Next generation vehicular, applications and services running on vehicular
Peer to peer networking
New paradigms


General Chair
António Teixeira, Aveiro University

António Navarro, Aveiro University
Susana Sargento, Aveiro University
Paulo Salvador, Aveiro University
Mário Lima,Aveiro University

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