The 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS 2015)

December 15-18, 2015

Indian Statistical Institute, India


ANTS is the premier IEEE conference on networking and telecommunications topics that is held in India every year and is the only conference financially sponsored by IEEE Communications Society.  It attracts paper submissions and attendance from around the world. One of the distinguishing goals of IEEE ANTS is to promote 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 by exposure to leading-edge research in networking as well as the opportunity to communicate with academic researchers regarding practical problems that require further research.


We are witnessing a paradigm shift in networking where the end-user demands and cloud-computing-based service paradigms are influencing evolving network architectures, system designs, and service delivery models, around the concept of network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). Over-the-Top (OTT) players, consumer electronic vendors, IT providers, and third party software developers have entered the service-delivery value chain fostering an open environment which is 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 inter-working of these disciplines in the emerging service delivery architectures. Different vertical industries such as energy utilities, health-care, 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.

IEEE ANTS 2015 will feature a rich industry program comprising of keynote addresses, invited talks and panel discussions to complement a high-quality technical program of peer-reviewed papers, tutorials, and Ph.D. student forum presentations, bringing together experts from industry, academia and government. The conference will provide an exciting meeting ground for the confluence and exchange of ideas among participants from all over the world.

IEEE ANTS 2015 will feature both long (6-page) and short (3-page) papers in three broad areas. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit original, high-quality research papers addressing topics of interest to both industry and academia, focusing on (but not limited to) the following thrust areas:

  1. Wireline Networks (including topics such as):
  • Cloud and data center networks
  • Network function virtualization
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Core network architectures and protocols
  • Metro and access networks
  • Optical communications and networking
  • Architectures for high-performance routers and switches
  • Storage networks
  • Green communication networks
  • High-Performance computing networks
  • Network architectures for the Smart Grid
  • Power line communication networks
  • Disaster-aware and survivable networking
  1. Wireless Networks (including topics such as):
  • Spectrum management
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Cellular and broadband wireless networks (LTE, LTE-A, 5G, etc.)
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Convergence of optical and wireless access networks
  • Converged cloud radio access networks
  • Green wireless communication networks
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
  • Mobile backhaul networks
  • Next generation mobile/wireless networks
  • Networks for Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Optical wireless (free space optics) networks
  • Satellite communication networks
  • Sensor networks and embedded systems
  • Smart grid communication networks
  • Vehicular ad hoc networks
  • White space networks
  • Wireless body area networks
  • Wireless local and personal area networks
  1. Network Applications and Related (including topics such as):
  • Cyber-physical systems and networks
  • Big data and e-Science applications
  • Data and file sharing
  • Embedded network analytics
  • Energy-efficient green networking and sustainability
  • IPTV, video-on-demand, tele-presence, collaboration tools
  • M-Health, e-Health, and smart health-care
  • Middleware services
  • Network virtualization
  • Online social networking
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Security, trust and privacy in networks
  • Smartphone networked apps
  • Standardization
  • Telecom service assurance
  • Triple-play architectures and applications

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline July 24, 2015
Tutorial Submission Deadline July 15, 2015
Panel, Exhibits/Demos, PhD Forum Submission Deadline August 31, 2015
Notification of Acceptance September 15, 2015
Workshop absract submission deadline September 20. 2015
Notification of Absract Acceptance for Workshop September 30, 2015
Conference Dates December 15 – 18, 2015
Tutorial December 15, 2015
Workshop December 19 – 20, 2015