The 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS 2016)

Sponsored by IEEE Communications Society

November 6-9, 2016

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

Call for Papers


ANTS is the premier IEEE forum on networking and telecommunications topics in India and the only conference financially sponsored 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-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. 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 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.

5G represents the next level of convergence in networking and communication technologies. The Smart City paradigm is forcing an integration of the vertical industries. Multi-disciplinary, cross-organisational collaborations are the need of the hour.

IEEE ANTS 2016 will feature a rich industry program comprising 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 2016 will feature short papers (3-pages) and regular papers (6-pages) in three broad areas. Authors are strongly encouraged to address topics of interest to both industry and academia, focusing on (but not limited to) the following thrust areas:

Wireline Networks

  • Cloud and data center networks
  • Software-Defined Infrastructure (Networks, Storage, and Compute)
  • Core network architectures and protocols
  • Metro and access networks
  • Optical communications and networking
  • High-performance router architectures
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Network architectures for the Smart Grid

Wireless Networks

  • Ad hoc mobile networks
  • Cellular and broadband wireless networks
  • Cognitive radio networking
  • Convergence of optical and wireless networks
  • Optical wireless (free space optics)
  • Mobile backhaul networks
  • Mobility models and mobile networks
  • Next generation mobile/wireless networks
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) Networks
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Satellite communication networks
  • Sensor networks and embedded systems
  • Wireless access networks
  • Wireless body area networks
  • Wireless local and personal area networks
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Wireless opportunistic networks

Network Applications and related topics

  • Cyber-physical systems and networks
  • Data and File sharing
  • Embedded Analytics
  • Energy-Efficient Green networks and Sustainability
  • IPTV, Video-on-Demand, Telepresence, Collaboration tools
  • M-Health, E-Health, and Smart Health-care
  • Middleware services
  • Network virtualization
  • Online social networking
  • Smartphone networked apps
  • Standardization
  • Telecom service assurance
  • Triple-play architectures and applications

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline June 17, 2016
Notification of Acceptance August 1, 2016
Camera-Ready Paper Submission and Author Registration September 1, 2016
Early-Bird Registration Ends September 15, 2016
Conference Dates November 6-9, 2016