The 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS 2011)

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

December 18-21, 2011


We are witnessing a watershed moment in networking where the end user demands and cloud computing based service paradigms are influencing evolving network architectures, system designs and service delivery models. Over-the-Top (OTT) players, consumer electronic vendors , IT providers and 3rd party software developers have entered the service delivery value chain fostering an open environment challenging the hegemony of traditional network operators. IT & Telecom, hitherto distinct domains, are now spoken of as ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) symbolizing the close interworking of these disciplines in the emerging service delivery architectures. Different vertical industries such as energy utilities, healthcare, automotive, banking & finance, retail, media entertainment are leveraging network technologies in innovative ways to offer branded services directly or in partnership with network providers. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) have opened new vistas for communications and networking technologies.

ANTS is the premier IEEE forum on networking and telecommunications topics in India. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academia and industry. This is fostered through panel discussions, invited talks and keynotes where academia is exposed to state-of-practice and results from trials, interoperability experiments and other demos. The industry is benefited in turn by exposure to leading-edge research in networking as well the opportunity to communicate to academic researchers which practical problems require further research.

Motivated by the tremendous success of the first four IEEE ANTS events in Mumbai in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and New Delhi in 2009, the theme of IEEE ANTS 2011 will be on networking and communication technologies for realizing “any-to-any” connectivity. To address this theme, the conference will feature a technical program of peer-reviewed papers, tutorials, talks, and panels on relevant topics bringing together experts from industry, academia and government. IEEE ANTS 2011 will provide an exciting meeting ground for the confluence and exchange of ideas among participants from all over the world. The conference will be held in the IT capital of India – Bengaluru (formerly, Bangalore) – during December 19-21, 2011.

Starting new this year, IEEE ANTS 2011 will feature both long and short papers in three broad areas. These areas are:

  1. Wireline Networks (including topics such as):
  • Cloud and data center networks
  • Core network architectures and protocols
  • Metro and access networks (FTTX, PON, etc.)
  • Optical networks
  • Router and switch architectures: IP, SONET/SDH, MSPP, OXC
  • Storage networks
  1. Wireless Networks (including topics such as):
  • Ad hoc mobile networks
  • Cellular and broadband wireless networks
  • Cognitive radio networking
  • Mobility models and mobile networks
  • Optical wireless (free space optics)
  • Sensor networks and embedded systems
  • Wireless access networks
  • Wireless mesh networks
  1. Network Applications (including topics such as):
  • Cyber-physical systems and networks
  • M-Health, E-Health and Smart Healthcare
  • Energy-Efficient Green networking and Sustainability
  • IPTV, Video-on-Demand, Telepresence, Collaboration tools
  • Online social networking
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Smartphone networked apps
  • Security, trust and privacy

Important Dates

Paper submissions August 29, 2011
Notification of acceptance October 19, 2011
Registration deadline for authors November 21, 2011
Deadline for Early/ Discounted Registration November 21, 2011
Conference dates December 18 – 21, 2011
Tutorials December 18, 2011

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Sudhir Dixit, HP Labs, India

Technical Program Chairs

  • Byrav Ramamurthy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Vijay Sivaraman, University of New South Wales, Australia

Industry Chairs

  • Deepak Kataria, IPJunction Inc., USA
  • Saragur M. Srinidhi, SJBIT, Bengaluru, India

Publications Chair

  • Srinivasan Ramasubramanian, University of Arizona, USA

Panels Chair

  • Shiv Kalyanaraman, IBM Research, India

Tutorial Chair

  • Sudhir K. Sinha, IISc, India
  • Amitabh Saxena, HP Labs India

Web Chair

  • Vinod Vokkarane, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

Web Co-Chair and Graphics Designer

  • Sachin B. Shetty (HP Labs, India)

Local Arrangements Chair

  • R. Pavanesh, HP Labs, India

Publicity Chairs

  • India: Saigopal Thota (HP Labs, India and University of California, Davis)
  • Asia Pacific: Ming Xia (NICT)
  • Africa: Ntsibane Ntlatlapa (CSIR, South Africa)
  • Europe: Ashish Pandharipande (Philips, Netherlands)

Steering Committee

  • Sudhir Dixit, HP Labs, India (Chair).
  • Rudra Dutta, NCSU, USA.
  • Byrav Ramamurthy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
  • Krishna Sivalingam, IIT Madras, India.

International Advisory Committee

  • Biswanath Mukherjee, UC Davis, USA (Chair)
  • Manish Gupta, IBM Research, India
  • I. Vijaya Kumar, Wipro, Bengaluru, India
  • Viswanath (Vishy) Poosala, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, India
  • PVG Menon, India Semiconductor Association (ISA)
  • Tulika Pandey, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India