[ecoop-info] CFP: 4th International Conf on Smart Communications in Network Technologies, IEEE and IEEE ComSoc Technical co-sponsorship, Paris, 17-19 June 2013

Scott Fowler scott_fowler at ymail.com
Mon Dec 10 10:14:35 CET 2012

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Call for Papers : 4th International Conference on SmArt COmmunications in NEwork Technologies (SaCoNeT'2013). 
Endorsed by ComSoc CS TC, Internet TC, CSR TC, IIN TC and CSIM TC
Technical co-Sponsorship by IEEE and IEEE Communications Society, Proceedings published in IEEE Xplore® 
Extended version of selected papers will be considered for publication in high ranked ISI Scopus journals (visit http://www.lissi.fr/saconet2013)
• Paper submission: January 31, 2013
• Acceptance notification: March 15, 2013 
• Camera-ready deadline: April 8, 2013
• Author registration due: April 22, 2013

Dates : 17th-19th June 2013, Paris, France.
Website : http://www.lissi.fr/saconet2013
Submission : https://edas.info/N12819

SaCoNeT 2013 will be organized in Paris - France “THREE” days after IEEE ICC 2013 which will take place in Budapest – Hungary. Take this exceptional opportunity to visit on your ICC way the famous City of Paris and enjoy your stay in Europe. 
The main scope of the SaCoNet conference deals with the ever growing smart communications fields embedded in complex systems, for a wide variety of applications in the future generation of network and cloud computing technologies. SaCoNet focuses on how smart communications affect protocols, global design, equipment, algorithms, paradigms, power consumption, etc., for a large family of applications (Healthcare, Underwater, Vehicular, Robotic, Economics, etc.) using different network technologies (Sensor Networks, MANET, VANET, Ubiquitous, Virtualization, Data centers, etc.). Indeed, autonomous applications embedded in complex configurations and dynamic environments, have suffered a rapid expansion from classical applications where different modular devices, actuators and sensors interact closely. This expansion considerably impacted on the control of a given system in a centralized manner. Current research trends propose new autonomic architecture
 schemes that manage and control future emerging networks: Sky of clouds, Internet of things, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, etc. In parallel, the evolution of Internet usages appeals for higher quality guarantees in order to support stringent services. In this context, for example, Healthcare and wellness applications such as helping elderly people, assisting dependent persons, or habitat monitoring in a smart environment, constitute some of the potential scenarios of convergence between autonomous systems and smart network technologies. These applications, which are based on high-level commands, accomplish some specific tasks, reveal new challenges regarding mechanic design, portability, acceptability, power support and efficiency, control theory, etc. In addition to achieve portability and low-power systems, which are major challenges that limit substantially the efficiency of any autonomous system based application; smart network paradigms should also
 take into account issues related to cost, economic aspects, scalability and security. Another key challenge arises at business level, since existing models do not cover added value services. Before investing in these infrastructures, providers must be ensured to perceive incentive compensations. This conference will highlight the overlapping of these two domains of autonomous systems and smart network technologies devoted for different applications and a large variety of domains. Issues related to concepts, new technologies, test-beds, and protocols will elicit particular attention. 

Scope of Contributions
We solicit papers addressing Smart Communications areas in:
Ad hoc, Sensor and Vehicular Networks 
o    Internet of things 
o    Techniques of sensing, actuation and recognition 
o    Architecture and protocol for wireless based sensor networks 
o    Context awareness using sensor networks 
o    Vehicular applications of autonomous behavior 
o    Energy optimization 
o    Real-time network based structure using sensors, actuators and transducers Autonomic and Robot based Networks 
Autonomic and Robot based Networks 
•    Design modeling and control of autonomous robotic systems 
•    Monitoring and security of autonomous systems in intelligent environment 
•    Assistive robotic technology 
•    Autonomous manipulation using service robots 
•    Network based transmission architecture for controlling autonomous systems 
•    Pervasive communication in autonomous application fields 
•    Energy optimization of autonomous systems 
o    Rural applications 
o    Underwater applications 
o    Context-awareness and ubiquitous applications 
o    Rehabilitation robotics, exoskeletons, smart textile clothes and wearable robots applications 
o    Economic aspects 
o    Secure, scalable and low cost network paradigms applications 
Next Generation Networks 
o    Smart network management 
o    Service oriented networks 
o    Novel security paradigms 
o    Routing innovation for smart communications 
o    Cloud networking 
o    Network virtualization 
The conference accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a 5-page standard IEEE conference style paper to this conference (including all text, figures, and references) through EDAS submission system.

One additional page may be allowed but with additional publication fee. Accepted papers must be presented at the Conference. The presenter must register for the Conference before the deadline for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from the Conference proceedings and the program. 

All papers selected for publication will be included in IEEE digital library.

General Chair 
Abdelhamid Mellouk, Paris-Est University (UPEC, LiSSi), France

Technical Program Co-Chairs 
Nadjib Aitsaadi, UPEC, France
Xavi Masip-Bruin, UPC, Spain 
Mohammed Younis, University of Maryland, USA

Visit: http://www.lissi.fr/saconet2013
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