Call for Papers

In the last decade, the growth of Internet and other web technologies driven fast developments of various networking technologies that are becoming primary parts of our daily lives. The wealth of exiting algorithms and architectures for parallel and distributed computing combined with the proliferation of future wireless technologies and electronic devices, resulted is a fast growing adoption of future networks and highly decentralised systems. Future networks and distributed systems research is an interdisciplinary research filed involving academic researchers in computer science, communication engineering, physics and social and behaviour studies, as well as information technology industry consultants and practitioners to support multiservice, multimedia services convergence, service ubiquity and context awareness, mobility, fixed-mobile convergence, variable connectivity, quality of service , spontaneous and autonomic networking and other capabilities.

The 2018 International Conference on Future Networks and Distributed Systems (ICFNDS 2018) aims at addressing advances in research on distributed systems and future networks, covering topics ranging from enabling technologies to emerging applications and industrial experiences. ICFNDS aims to encourage both researchers and practitioners to exchange and share their experiences and recent studies in an interactive atmosphere. The 2017 ICFNDS meeting was held at The Møller Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. To view ICFNDS 2017 click here.

Authors are solicited to contribute original, unpublished contributions in all aspects of future networking and distributed systems. Submitted articles must not be concurrently considered elsewhere for publication.

List of Topics:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Future Networks

  • Future Internet
  • Future Generation Communication Networks
  • Future Warehousing
  • Multi-Cores, Virtualization
  • Clusters and Grid Computing
  • Web-services and SOA
  • 5G, 4G, LTE, LTE-Advanced, WLAN, WPAN
  • Small cell Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Network
  • QoE, QoS, SLA, and GoS
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Optical Wireless, VLC and LED Communication
  • CCN/CDN/ICN/Delay-tolerant networks
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network functions virtualization (NFV)
  • Future Network Platforms, Software and Services
  • Network Theory and Network Science
  • Intelligent Internet Communication
  • Mobile computing
  • Peer to peer, ATM, Optical, IP/ATM and Interconnection networks
  • Network routing and communication algorithms
  • Security, reliability and fault-tolerance
  • Network security

2. Cloud, Distributed and Parallel systems

  • Parallel and distributed architectures
  • Theory of parallel and distributed computing
  • Parallel algorithms and their implementation
  • Resource allocation and management
  • Task mapping and job scheduling
  • Distributed data and knowledge based systems
  • Database applications and data mining
  • Web technologies
  • Performance evaluation and measurements
  • Wireless networks and Protocols
  • Optimization
  • Language, Compliers and Operating systems
  • Reusability and Scheduling
  • Formal methods and programming languages
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Crowd Sourcing and Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Networks and Data Center Architecture

3. Internet of Things

  • Data collection, deep learning, reality mining, and prediction methods
  • Real-time decision making and information extraction
  • Methods for seamless human-to-object and object-to-object interactions
  • Advanced manufacturing and logistics with IoT
  • Evaluation of challenges of real world deployments of Industrial Internet and GS1
  • Information architecture design on field device, edge device and servers in cloud
  • Transitioning functional and processing allocation across system entities
  • Advanced data capturing and networking technology
  • Object identification and access
  • Interoperability of IoT systems
  • Service and device discovery
  • Synchronization of distributed directory systems.
  • Semantic data description frameworks
  • Data sharing and acceptance of IoT Systems
  • Data security, authentication and authorization
  • Privacy protection, data sharing technologies, tampering protection and detection
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Smart cities and services
  • Case studies in deployment of IoT applications/services in the area of accessibility
  • Wearable technology for independent living
  • Pervasive platforms and applications for assisted living

4. General Conference Track

    Future networks and distributed systems papers that do not fit to the above tracks can be submitted to the general conference track. Subjects of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Traffic analysis
  • Cyber security and darknet
  • Smart infrastructure