The 14th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS 2022)

January 4 – 8 | Hybrid Conference | Bengaluru, India

Call For Papers

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The 14th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) will be held in Bangalore, India, during January 4 – 8, 2022. 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 and demo sessions of work in progress.

Additionally, 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

COMSNETS takes a broad view of research in communication systems and networking. 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
  • Edge and fog computing/networking
  • Studies on testbeds and large scale experimental platforms
  • Long-range/Low-power wide-area wireless networking
  • Connected unmanned aerial/terrestrial/underwater systems
  • CubeSats / Satellite Networking
  • WLAN, RFID and NFC
  • Visible light communications
  • Heterogeneous networks (HetNets)
  • Cognitive radio & white-space networking
  • Economics of networks
  • Energy-efficient communications
  • Cloud computing
  • Enterprise, data center, & storage-area networks
  • Internet architecture and protocols, Internet science & 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
  • SDN/NFV and Network Programmability
  • Internet Measurement and Modeling
  • Networks for smarter energy & sustainability
  • Vehicular Networks & Intelligent Transportation
  • Smart Grid communications & networking
  • Machine Learning and AI in Networking
  • Big Data/IoT Analytics in Networking
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

In addition to research papers, COMSNETS is also interested in Experience papers that present the details and insights from real-life testbeds and/or large scale experimental platforms around the research topics mentioned above. Such papers should provide detailed insights into (1) building the testbeds/platforms, (2) lessons that are impractical in a research setup, and (3) implications for further research in the relevant domain. Experience papers shall follow the same submission process as the research papers with an “Experience:” prefix in the title.

Papers submitted to the main conference should be prepared in standard IEEE conference format and should contain no more than eight pages of technical content, plus one page of references. We will follow a single-blind review policy.

Selected best papers from COMSNETS 2022 will be invited for submission of their significant extended versions in a special issue of Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks journal (2019 Impact factor: 3.643).

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission15th September 2021, 11:59 pm AoE
Paper submission15th September 2021, 11:59 pm AoE
Notification of Acceptance31st October 2021
Camera-ready Submission15th November 2021

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Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs

  • Rajesh Krishna Balan
    Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Pamela Kumar
    TSDSI, India
  • Rahul Mangharam
    University of Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs

  • Swarun Kumar
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Sharayu Moharir
    IIT Bombay, India
  • Amit Saha
    CISCO, India

Poster Co-Chairs

  • Rajalakshmi Nandakumar
    Cornell University, USA
  • K P Naveen
    IIT Tirupati, India
  • Rohit Verma
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Demos-Exhibits Co-Chairs

  • Kaustubh Dhondge
    Glaukes Labs, USA
  • Soma Pandey
    Jio Platforms Ltd, Bengaluru, India
  • Alok Ranjan
    Hitachi Research, India

Graduate Forum Co-Chairs

  • Madhumita Mallick
    Huawei Technologies, India
  • Ritesh Singh
    University of Antwerp, Belgium

Publication Co-Chairs

  • Divya M G
    C-DAC, India
  • Mainack Mondal
    IIT Kharagpur, India

Panel Co-Chairs

  • Dinesh Bharadia
    University of California San Diego, USA
  • Suparna Bhattacharya
    HPE, India
  • Laxmi Mukund
    CISCO, India
  • Tulika Pandey
    MEITY, GoI, India

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Nadeem Akhtar
    Arista Networks, India
  • Dheryta Jaisinghani
    University of Northern Iowa, USA

Tutorial Co-Chairs

  • Azeem Khan
    Oriental Education Society, India
  • Niranjini Rajagopal
    Amazon, USA
  • Rahul Singh
    IISc Bangalore, India


  • Prasant Misra
    TCS Research and Innovation, India

Web Chair

  • Bishakh Ghosh
    IIT Kharagpur, India

Women in Engineering (WiE) Co-Chairs

  • Veena Mendiratta
    Northwestern University, USA
  • D N Sujatha
    BMSCE Bengaluru, India

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Blockchain Workshop Chair

  • Sachin Lodha
    TCS Research, India

MINDS Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Manjesh Hanawal
    IIT Bombay, India
  • Sirisha Rambhatla
    University of Southern California, USA

ITS Workshop Chair

  • Yash Vardhan Pant
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Digvijay Sampatrao Pawar
    IIT Hyderabad, India

NetHealth Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Ashwini Appaji
    IEEE, Bangalore, India
  • Divyashikha Sethia
    Delhi Technological University, India

LastMileS Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Mukulika Maity
    IIIT Delhi, India
  • Chetna Singhal
    IIT Kharagpur, India

Standards-driven Research Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Jean-Pierre Bienaimé
    Ubiquity Consulting, France
  • Vinosh Babu James
    Qualcomm, India
  • Arzad Alam Kherani
    IIT Bhilai, India

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Nova Ahmed
    North South University, Bangladesh
  • Ashwin Ashok
    Georgia State University, USA
  • Amitalok Budkuley
    IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Jun Han
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Ade Melita
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Bindoo Srivastava
    TSDSI, India
  • Connie Man-Ching YUEN
    Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Social Media Co-Chairs

  • Tadashi Okoshi
    Keio University, Japan
  • Subrahmanya Swamy Peruru
    IIT Kanpur, India
  • Sougata Sen
    BITS Pilani, India

Awards and Honors Co-Chairs

  • Animesh Mukherjee
    IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Jeffrey Tew
    TCS, USA

Sponsorship Co-Chairs

  • Giridhar Mandyam
    Qualcomm, USA
  • Rajeev Shorey
    UQIDAR, IIT Delhi, India

Finance Co-Chairs

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

IT Chair

  • Ananda Krishna
    Astra Security, India

Registration Co-Chairs

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

International Advisory Committee Co-Chairs

  • Geeta Kathpalia
    MEITY, GoI, India
  • Tulika Pandey
    MEITY, GoI, India
  • B. M. Baveja
    MEITY, GoI, India
  • Pamela Kumar
    TSDSI, India
  • Prashant Pillai
    University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Dah Ming Chiu
    CUHK, China

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

  • Uday Desai
    IIT Hyderabad, India
  • Giridhar Mandyam
    Qualcomm, USA
  • Rajeev Shorey
    UQIDAR, IIT Delhi, India
  • G. Venkatesh
    SASKEN, India