The 11th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS 2019)

January 7 – 11, 2019

Bengaluru, India

The 11th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) will be held in Bangalore, India, during January 7 – 11, 2019. COMSNETS is a premier international conference dedicated to advances in Networking and Communications Systems. The conference is a yearly event for a world-class gathering of researchers from academia and industry, practitioners, and business leaders, providing a forum for discussing cutting edge research, and directions for new innovative business and technology.

The conference will include a highly selective technical program consisting of submitted papers, a small set of invited papers on important and timely topics from well-known leaders in the field, and poster session of work in progress.

Focused workshops and panel discussions will be held on emerging topics to allow for a lively exchange of ideas. International business and government leaders will be invited to share their perspectives, and will complement the technical program.

Technical Program Topics

The topics of interest for the technical program include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • 5G and wireless broadband networks
  • Technologies for 6-100 GHz spectrum
  • Visible Light Communications
  • Heterogeneous networks (HetNets)
  • Cognitive radio and white-space networking
  • Economics of networks
  • Energy-efficient communications
  • Cloud computing
  • Enterprise, data center, and storage-area networks
  • Internet architecture and protocols, Internet science and emergent behavior
  • Mobility and location management
  • Mobile Sensing
  • Traffic analysis and engineering
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Caching & content delivery systems
  • Information/Content centric networks (ICN)
  • Network management and operations
  • Network security and privacy
  • Trusted computing
  • Network science
  • Online social networks
  • Overlay communications, content distribution
  • Wireless adhoc and sensor networks
  • Systems and networks for smarter energy and sustainability
  • Vehicular communications
  • Smart Grid communications and networking
  • Machine Learning and AI in Networking
  • Big Data Analytics in Networking, including IoT Analytics
  • Cognition and Cognitive Computing in Networking

Conference Highlights

The conference will comprise of several:

  • Keynote/Invited/Banquet Talks
  • Technical Paper and Poster Sessions
  • Graduate Research Forum
  • Panel Discussions
  • Demos & Exhibits
  • Mentoring Sessions
  • Co-located Workshops
    • WACI (Big Data Analytics & IoT)
    • Social Networking
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Networked Healthcare
    • Mobile India
    • Blockchain
    • MINDS (Machine Intelligence in Networked Data and Systems)
    • LastMileS

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission 7th September, 2018, 11:59 pm EST
Paper submission 14th September, 2018, 11:59 pm EST
Notification of Acceptance 31st October, 2018
Camera-ready Submission 23rd November, 2018

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Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs

  • Sue Moon, KAIST, Korea
  • Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Krishna Gummadi, MPI-SWS, Germany

Technical Program Co-Chairs

  • Ranjita Bhagwan, Microsoft Research, India
  • Suman Banerjee, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
  • Rajesh Balan, SMU, Singapore

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Binbin Chen, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
  • Karthik Dantu, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Kirill Kogan, IMDEA Networks, Spain
  • Jongwon Yoon, Hanyang University, Korea
  • Vivek Bohara, IIIT Delhi, India

Graduate Forum Co-Chairs

  • Bharadwaj Satchidanandan, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Rijurekha Sen, IIT Delhi, India

Travel Grant Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Malati Hedge, IISc Bangalore, India
  • S. V. R. Anand, IISc Bangalore, India

Panel Co-Chairs

  • Somali Chaterji, Purdue University, USA
  • Akshay Uttama Nambi, Microsoft, India

Poster Co-Chairs

  • Antony Franklin, IIT Hyderabad, India

Publications Chair

  • Sandip Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur, India

Mentoring Sessions Co-Chairs

  • Nova Ahmed, North South University, Bangladesh

Web Chair

  • Abhijit Mondal, IIT Kharagpur, India

IT & Operations Chair

  • Anand Krishna, Czar Securities, Paris

Demos & Exhibits Co-Chairs

  • Amit Kumar Saha, CISCO, India
  • Santashil PalChaudhuri, JPMorgan Chase & Co., India

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Prasant Misra, TCS Research & Innovation, India
  • Vijay Gabale, Huew, India

Mobile India Workshop Co-Chairs

  • V Sridhar, IIIT Bangalore, India
  • T K Srikanth, IIIT Bangalore, India

Social Networking Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Rishiraj Saha Roy, MPI for Informatics, Germany
  • Saptarshi Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur, India

Blockchain Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Sayandeep Sen, IBM Research, India
  • Vinay Ribeiro, IIT Delhi, India

WACI Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Abhinav Kumar, IIT Hyderabad, India
  • Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

MINDS Workshop Chair

  • Vijay Gabale, Huew, India

NetHealth Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Rohan Dsouza, InnAccel, India
  • Abhishek Appaji, B.M.S College of Engineering, India

ITS Workshop Co-Chairs

  • C.S. Shankar Ram, IIT Madras, India
  • Lavanya Marla, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

LastMileS Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Prasant Misra, TCS Research & Innovation, India
  • Samar Shailendra, TCS Research & Innovation, India

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

  • Vijay Gabale, Huew, India
  • Raj Sharma, VideoKen, India

Sponsorship Co-Chairs

  • Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
  • Rajeev Shorey, TCS Research and Innovation, India

Finance Co-Chairs

  • Chandrika Sridhar, IISc Bangalore, India
  • Raj Sharma, VideoKen, India

Registration Co-Chairs

  • Chandrika Sridhar, IISc Bangalore, India
  • Ashwini Sampath, IISc Bangalore, India

International Advisory Committee Co-Chairs

  • Tulika Pandey, MEITY, GoI, India
  • Zartash Afzal Uzmi, LUMS, Pakistan
  • Prashant Pillai, University of Bradford, UK
  • Dah Ming Chiu, CUHK, China
  • Pamela Kumar, CCICI, India

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

  • Uday Desai, IIT Hyderabad, India
  • Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
  • Rajeev Shorey, TCS Research and Innovation, India
  • G. Venkatesh, SASKEN, India