The 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS 2018)

16-19 December 2018

Indore, India

Call For Papers

IEEE ANTS is a premier IEEE forum on advanced networking and telecommunications topics. IEEE ANTS is financially and technically supported by IEEE Communications Society. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies. This is fostered through panel discussions, keynotes, invited talks, and industry exhibits, where academia is exposed to state-of-the-practice and results from trials and interoperability experiments. The industry, in turn, benefits from exposure to leading-edge research as well as an opportunity to communicate and collaborate with academic researchers regarding practical problems.

This year the theme is “Towards a Hyper-Connected World: Emerging Trends in ICT”. In addition to the myriad of topics mentioned in the list below, technical papers are invited which have a special focus on enabling technologies for a hyper-connected world. IEEE ANTS 2018 will be held in Indore, which is gearing up to build smart city and has been awarded as the cleanest city in India in 2017. The theme of the conference will foster an environment for deliberating on different research aspects on the said topic. Authors can submit short (4 pages) and regular (max 6 pages) papers that contain original material which is not currently communicated in other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. Potential research topics include (but not limited to) following thrust areas.

Wireline Networks
  • Cloud & Data Center Networks
  • Software-Defined Infrastructure  (Networks, Storage, and Compute)
  • Core Network Architectures and Protocols
  • Network Resilience
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Reliability Performance Analysis
  • Metro & Access Networks
  • Optical Communications & Networking
  • Submarine Networks
  • High-performance Routing
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Network Architectures for Smart Grid
  • Hybrid Wireline-Wireless Networks
  • xDSL networks
  • Measurement & Experimental Studies
Wireless Networks
  • 5G & Beyond Technologies
  • Cellular & Broadband Networks
  • Ad hoc & Mesh Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Mobile Backhaul Networks
  • High Altitude Networks
  • Mobility Models & Mobile Networks
  • Embedded Systems
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Networks Cognitive IoT
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Optical Wireless (Free Space Optics)
  • Underwater Networks
  • Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications
  • Social Network aware Wireless Network
  • Spectrum Issues & Requirements
  • Energy Efficiency & Harvesting
Network Applications and Convergence of IT and Telecom Networks
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • SDN as Enabling Technology for 5G
  • Network Virtualization
  • Cloud & Crowd Computing
  • Smart Homes & Smart Cities
  • Resource Planning & Management
  • Smartphone Networked Apps
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Cyber-Physical Systems & Networks
  • Game Theory in Networks
  • Tactile Internet
  • Access Control
  • Scheduling Algorithms
  • Security, Trust and Privacy
Emerging Technologies
  • Massive MIMO
  • Airborne Communication Networks
  • Ultra-Reliable & Low-Latency Communications
  • Green Communications & Networking
  • Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Networks
  • Molecular Communications
  • Nano-Networking
  • Visible Light Communications
  • Millimeter-Wave Communications
  • Full-Duplex Communications
  • Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Simultaneous Wireless Information & Power Transfer (SWIPT)
  • Machine & Deep Learning
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Testbed and Prototype Implementation

Call for Papers

IEEE ANTS will present Best Paper Awards during the conference. After double blind review, all accepted and presented papers will appear in IEEE Xplore and indexed in SCOPUS, Google Scholar and other major indexing. There will be a few workshops co-located with the conference. Proposals to organize workshops inline with the theme and main conference are also encouraged. In addition, those interested in the conference are also encouraged to submit proposals for tutorials and PhD Forum.

Submit your paper using EDAS


Main Conference Track Paper submission 1st June 2018
Main Conference Track Notification 15th September 2018
Main Conference Track Final submission 1st October 2018
Workshop Proposal Submission 1st July 2018
Workshop Notification 15th September 2018
Tutorial Proposal Submission 1st July 2018
Tutorial Notification 15th September 2018
PhD Forum Paper Submission 1st July 2018
PhD Forum Notification 15th September 2018

Women in Engineering (WiE) Mini Conference: Panels, Keynotes, Tutorials and Technical Track (find a separate track for submission on EDAS). The first author must be female; the presenter must be female.

Submission date is same as Main Conference track.

Please check the details on the conference main page.

In the past, IEEE ANTS was cosponsored by different industries such as Qualcomm, C-DOT, Quadgen, Infinera, Microsoft, Tejas Networks. ANTS 2018 will be cosponsored by Intel, TCS, C-DOT, and many others. For more details about sponsorship, please visit:

Please contact Dr. Sudhir Dixit for more information at

Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs
  • Vimal Bhatia, IIT Indore, India
  • Koushik Sinha, Southern Illinois University, USA
TPC Co-Chairs
  • Prabhat K. Upadhyay, IIT Indore, India
  • Neminath Hubballi, IIT Indore, India
  • Daniel Benevides da Costa, UFC, Brazil
Steering Committee
  • Sudhir Dixit, Basic Internet Foundation, USA (Chair)
  • Deepak Kataria, IP Junction Inc., USA
  • Byrav Ramamurthy, University of NebraskaLincoln, USA
  • T. Rama Rao, SRM University, Chennai, India
  • Vipin Tyagi, C-DOT, India
International Advisory Committee
  • Biswanath Mukherjee, UC Davis, USA (Chair)
  • Prasant Mohapatra, University of California, USA
  • Josef Noll, University of Oslo & Basic Internet Foundation, Norway
  • Venky Krishnaswamy, San Francisco Bay area, USA
  • Ashok Chandra, Wireless Adviser to the GoI (Former), India
  • Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK
  • Gihan Wikramanayake, University of Colombo, SriLanka
  • Wee-Seng Soh, National University of Singapore
  • Inder Monga, ESnet, USA
  • Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM Research, India
  • K C Chen, University of South Florida, USA
  • Matti Latva-aho, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Sanjay Nayak, Tejas Networks
  • Balamuralidhar P., TCS, India
  • Bhabani Sinha, ISI, India
  • Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Mukesh Taneja, Cisco
  • Vinod Kumar, Nokia Bell Labs (retired)
  • Debasish Datta, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Uday B. Desai, IIT Hyderabad, India
  • Tharmalingam Ratnarajah, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Mathini Sellathurai, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Zhiguo Ding, Lancaster University, UK
  • Amit K. Mishra, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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