Topics of Interest

Areas of interest include and are not limited to the following topics:

Sustainable Communications and Energy Efficiency

  • Smart Grid communications
  • Architectures and models for the Smart Grid
  • Smart Grid network and service management
  • Communications networks for the Smart Grid
  • Information security in the Smart Grid
  • Distributed generation and storage of energy
  • Field trials and deployment experiences
  • Trials and experiences of operators

Next-Generation Networking and Internet

  • Communications and information security
  • Switching and routing
  • Optical networking and high-speed networking
  • Next-generation access networks
  • Future Internet
  • Traffic measurements
  • Overlay and peer-to-peer networks
  • Emerging standards, trials and demonstrations

Green wireless and fixed-line communications

  • energy-efficient protocols and networks
  • management of energy efficiency
  • measurement of ICT energy consumption
  • economy and price models
  • Communications technologies for green solutions
  • communications for transport optimization
  • communications for energy-efficient buildings
  • supply chain management

Mobile and Wireless Networking

  • Ad Hoc, sensor and mesh networks
  • Cognitive networks
  • Wireless services and applications
  • Wireless network protocols, design and performance
  • Emerging standards, trials and demonstrations

Communications Systems and Signal Processing

  • Communication theory
  • Data storage
  • Transmission, access and optical systems
  • Power-line communications
  • Radio communications
  • Wireless communications
  • Cross-layer design
  • Satellite and space communications
  • Signal processing and communication electronics

Communication Software, Services and Multimedia Applications

  • Service creation, discovery, delivery, management
  • Multimedia communications
  • Network operations and management
  • Charging, pricing and business models
  • E-health

Communication QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling

  • Communications systems integration and modeling
  • Quality and performance evaluation
  • Reliability of systems and networks
  • Standardization aspects of QoS and reliability
  • Network simulation techniques
  • Traffic engineering and traffic theory