[hpc-announce] ICIN'17 - Call for papers: March 7 - 9, 2017, Paris, France

Noel Crespi noel.crespi at mines-telecom.fr
Mon Jul 11 09:00:30 CDT 2016

(Apologies if you received duplicate copies of this call for papers)


20th Innovations in Cloud, Internet and Networks
March 7 - 9, 2017
Paris, France

www.icin.co.uk <http://www.icin.co.uk/>

Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Communications Society & IFIP TC6
All accepted and presented papers will be published in IEEE Xplore Digital


****** Paper submission deadline:October 1, 2016 *******

Since 1989 the ICIN conferences have been bringing together leading
internet and telecom experts from industry, universities and government
worldwide. ICIN operates on a rigorous peer review process and has an
enviable track record of identifying key technology and service trends ­
and analysing their impact on business models ­ before they become widely

ICIN 2017 seeks original and unpublished contributions describing original
research and innovation in the following areas:

Full paper sessions:

€ Network and Service IT-zation
€ Internet of Things
€ Actionable Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
€ Control Orchestration and Management and Policy

Short paper sessions:

€ Technology, Biz Sustainability and Regulation issues
€ Demo track.

Call for panels.

Key dates

€ Paper submission deadline:October 1, 2016
€ Acceptance notification:December 1, 2016
€ Speaker registration: January 15, 2017
€ Full Conference Paper:December 31, 2016

Topics of Interest

A number of techno-economic drivers are radically changing
Telecommunications and ICT scenarios. Service Providers will have to face
unprecedented challenges and opportunities posed, for example, by the
impressive increase of video traffic, by emerging of new service scenarios
(e.g., Tactile Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Cloud Robotics, A.I.) in
a more and more competitive and dynamic market.
In order to face these challenges, Service Providers aim at making their
infrastructure efficient, programmable, elastic and agile. In this
context, SDN and NFV are two enabling technologies of an overall systemic
transformation called IT-zation or Softwarization which is steering the
evolution not only of Networks, but also of Service Platforms (e.g., Cloud
and Edge Computing architectures) and even future terminals, machines and
smart things. Overall it¹s a systemic digital business transformation of
several industries.
Some key areas of transformation include: infrastructures architectural
delayering, simplifications and optimization of the operational processes
(e.g., through orchestrators and new paradigms of OSS/BSS capable of
managing the complexity and heterogeneity of SDN and NFV infrastructures),
development of flexible and programmable ³platforms of platforms². If
mastering the software is recognized a must for a successful digital
business transformation, standardization of open source software solutions
and interfaces is still felt to be a hot issue. Eventually SDN and NFV are
lowering the thresholds for new Players to enter in the Telecommunications
and ICT ecosystems, so it is likely that Service Providers strategies will
be more and more influenced by the dynamics of new Competitors (even
Start-ups) entering their business segments, the analogous transformation
of the Technology Providers, as well as the regulation rules.

The following topics will be particularly investigated:

Track A: Network and Service IT-zation ­ chaired by Akihiro Nakao
(University of Tokyo, Japan)

€ Functional Decomposition
€ Edge and Fog Computing
€ SDN and NFV as enabling technologies for 5G
€ 5G and ICN
€ Network and IT slicing (vertical and horizontal)
€ Intent-based networking
€ Virtualization technologies and approaches (recursive)
€ Real-time communications (services and platforms)

Track B: Internet of Things ­ chaired by Luigi Atzori (University of
Cagliari, Italy)

€ Operating System for IoT
€ Security, trust and privacy, identity management
€ Verified systems for IoT
€ Business models
€ Collaborative applications and systems, context awareness
€ Platforms of Platforms: IOT vs Industry 4.0, Pervasive Robotics,
Self-driving vehicles,Tactile Internet, Immersive Communications, etc

Track C: Actionable Big Data and Artificial Intelligence ­ chaired by
Corrado Moiso (TIM, Italy)

€ Actionable Data for network and services
€ Big Data for IoT
€ Artificial Intelligence
€ Data analytics algorithms and platforms
€ Security and privacy
€ Services based on A.I. and Cognitive capabilities (future terminals)

Track D: Control Orchestration and Management and Policy ­ chaired by
Diego Lopez (TID, Spain)

€ Functions embedding in Service Platform
€ Multi-domain, multi-layer Orchestration (two sided, i.e., for service
platforms and network infrastructures)
€ Integration and support of OSS and BSS into SDN- and NFV-based networks
€ Network & Service Orchestration and Management using Machine Learning
€ Operating System for 5G and Real Time Operations
€ Policy-based management
€ end-to-end resilience (UE, Access, Core)
€ Information and Data Modeling, including modeling languages (Service
modeling, resource modeling, YANG, OASIS TOSCA, etcŠ
€ Microservices for networks

Call for Workshop 

ICIN 2017 solicits proposals for workshop. These proposals should indicate
a brief description of the topic and motivate the potential interest to
the audience. Workshop proposals should include a proposal for a chairman
(if different from the submitter) and potential Speakers (both short and
long paper are welcome).

Demo Track (short papers)
ICIN 2017 invites proposals for research prototypes and demonstrations on
all the topics from tracks A, B, C and D. Prospective contributors are
expected to write a short paper proposal, preferably including a system
architecture illustration.

Call for panel 
ICIN 2017 solicits proposals for panels. These proposals should indicate a
brief description of the topic and why it will be of interest to the
audience. Panel topics should be related to the main themes of the
conference and involve various perspectives and viewpoints. Proposals
should include a suggestion for a panel moderator (if different from the
submitter) and potential panelists.


Submission Instructions

Submissions should be original, previously unpublished work not currently
under review by other conferences or publications. Papers submitted to
ICIN are assessed on the basis of originality, significance, technical
soundness, clarity of expression and interest to a wide audience.
Commercial presentations will be automatically rejected.

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions
must be done electronically through EDAS at https://edas.info/N22578. A
short (50-word) abstract is requested on registration of the submission.
All submissions must be written in English and must use standard IEEE
two-column conference templates that can be downloaded from:

Full Paper ­ maximum length of 8 pages (10-point font) including tables,
figures and references.
Short Paper ­ minimum length of 3 pages (10-point font) including tables,
figures and references.

General instructions

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ICIN 2017
Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other
Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
Acceptance of papers can be conditional subject to revisions required as a
result of reviewers' comments. Accepted authors will be invited to submit
a final paper taking account of feedback provided. Session chairmen may
recommend rejection of final papers that do not take account of
reviewers'; requirements and expectations in an acceptable manner. The TPC
reserves the right to remove such papers from the programme.
Accepted papers should be presented at the conference by one of the
authors. An author of an accepted paper is required to complete paid
registration at full (member or non-member) rate for the conference prior
to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the
paper. There is no refund for cancellation but substitutions may be made
at any time prior to the event.
Speakers must register for the conference at the full (member or
non-member) rate even if they are a student. Each speaker can present only
one paper in the programme.
Failure to complete paid speaker registration before the deadline will
result in withdrawal of the paper from the conference programme and the
proceedings. Any paper not presented at the conference will be excluded
from the conference proceedings.
Papers accepted for the special session and demo track will be published
as short papers in the proceedings.
Before you upload your camera-ready paper, you will need to submit your
IEEE copyright form using the IEEE electronic copyright mechanism. Please
follow the link provided on the paper submission page.

TPC Chair
Antonio Manzalini (TIM, Italy)

General Chair
Noel Crespi (Institut-Mines Telecom, France)

Marko Jagodic (Iskratel, Slovenia)

Philip Kelley (Nokia, France)

Workshop Chair
Payam Barnaghi (University of Surrey, UK)

Publication Chair
Stefano Secci (UPMC, France)

Publicity Chair
Luigi Iannone (Telecom ParisTech, France)

For further information, see www.icin.co.uk <http://www.icin.co.uk/>
Contact for details:
Aziza Lounis
Email:  aziza.lounis at dnac.org

We welcome your contributions and look forward to your participation at
ICIN 2017. 

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