28th ITNAC Call for Papers - 21-23 November 2018, Sydney, Australia

August 15, 2018

With the increasing focus on modelling and simulation in the fields of cyber-networks, data mining, cyber security, distributed computing, mobile computing, cognitive computing, cloud computing, computing tools, applications, simulation tools, system performance and data and computer communications the demand for high quality research outcomes has never been greater. ITNAC has been the forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss topics related to advanced computing and data communication network technologies, services and applications.

Novel contributions are presented in the form of keynote speeches by international experts, peer-reviewed technical papers, and posters. ITNAC 2018 seeks to address and capture highly innovative and state-of-the-art research from academia, industry and standardization bodies.
ITNAC 2018 is an international conference and forum for the presentation of research outcomes covering timely and relevant aspects concerning modelling and simulation of distributed, mobile, cognitive and cloud computing, computer and data communications, local and metropolitan networks, optical, wired and wireless telecommunication networks and applications. Contributions are welcome on all advanced research and particularly (but not limited to) on the following topics:
Mobile & Wireless Networks

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Wireless access and routing protocols
  • Cross-layer design optimization
  • Green, energy efficient and sustainable networking
  • Nature and bio-inspired approaches to networking
  • Network-based mobile positioning and tracking
  • Cognitive and cooperative networking
  • Mobile social and ambient networks
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Mobile and wireless broadband access networks
  • 4G/5G/6G networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Vehicular Ad-hoc networks
  • Cognitive networks    

Best Paper Awards
ITNAC 2018 papers will be eligible for conference and session best paper awards. Award recipients will receive a certificate and be able to submit an extended paper to a special issue.

Student Travel Grant
ITNAC 2018 is pleased to announce there will be 10 AUD$600 travel assistance grants. To apply for a travel assistance grant please send an application letter detailing how the travel assistance grant is to be used plus a letter of support from your supervisor to the ITNAC committee.
Internet Technologies and Applications

  • Network modeling and simulation
  • Software defined networking
  • Smart Cities and Smart Grids
  • Traffic engineering, congestion and admission control
  • Content delivery networking
  • Datacenter networks and Cloud Computing
  • Sustainable networking
  • Peer-to-peer networks and overlays
  • Novel network-enabled applications and services
  • Future Internet routing schemes or transport concepts
  • IPv6 and future network addressing
  • High performance network virtualization
  • Networking standards and regulations
  • QoS/QoE provisioning and resource management

Network Management, Privacy and Security

  • Next generation network regulation 
  • Broadband network management
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Key distribution and management
  • Large-scale attacks and defense
  • Security and privacy in wireless networks
  • Network security policy, theory and tools
  • Secure Mobile Agents and Mobile Code
  • Trusted computing and management
  • Security and privacy
  • Network resiliency and network security
  • Cyber-security and cyber-crime

Optical Networking and Applications

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Optical switching and routing
  • Optical Network on Chips
  • Visible light communication
  • Optical Ethernet, EPON/GPON, 100Gb/s Ethernet
  • WDM Access Networks, WDM-PON
  • Wired/wireless convergence, Telecom/broadcast convergence, IPTV
  • Optical-wireless access networks, Radio-over-fiber
  • Large capacity optical transmission, WDM, OTDM
  • OFDM and advanced modulation in photonics
  • Energy efficient optical networks

Selected papers will be invited for submission to the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy. For paper submission guidelines, please refer to the Conference website.

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: 15 August 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 2 September 2018

Organizing Committee:

  • General Co-Chairs
  • Mark Gregory, RMIT University, Australia
  • Vijay Sivaraman, UNSW, Australia
  • Program Chairs
  • Khandakar Ahmed, Melbourne Institute of Tech., Australia