The 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN 2021)

August 17 (Tue.) ~ 20 (Fri.), 2021

Jeju Island, Korea & Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

During the last decade, we have witnessed fast developments of various networking technologies, and many forms of networking and systems are becoming core parts of our daily lives. With the proliferation of future wireless technologies and electronic devices, there is a fast growing interest in ubiquitous and future networks. In the days to come, we expect that the ubiquitous communication and networking technologies will become ubiquitous along with the emergence of many future networking technologies. The ubiquitous and future network will offer multiservice, multimedia services convergence, mobility, service ubiquity and context awareness, fixed mobile convergence, quality of service, variable connectivity, spontaneous networking, autonomic networking and other capabilities as the norm. Building on the success of the last ten years, the twelfth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN 2021) aims at addressing advances in research on ubiquitous and future networks, covering topics ranging from technology issues to emerging applications and test-bed developments. ICUFN 2021 solicits original, unpublished contributions in all aspects of ubiquitousand future networking and system. Submitted articles must not be concurrently considered elsewhere for publication. We also encourage authors to submit short papers on the early stages of research or development in progress, which present important new challenges. Position papers on new idea and industry papers are also welcome. The conference is organized by KICS (The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences) with the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE Communications Society and IEICE Communications Society. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ICUFN 2021 Conference Proceedings with an assigned ISBN number. Also Extended versions of selected papers will be published in the following international journals as a special section for the ICUFN 2021.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

Mobile Communication

  • Wireless and Communication Network
  • Cognitive Radio Network
  • 6G, 5G, PS-LTE, LTE-R, LTE-Advanced,
  • Wireless Ad-hoc and Mesh Network
  • Small Cell Networks
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Interference Management
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Cooperative and Collaborative Communications
  • Cross-Layer Design and Optimization

Open Networking

  • QoE, QoS, SLA, and GoS
  • Future Internet and Network
  • SDN and Network Virtualization
  • Web-services and SOA
  • Security and Network Management
  • Open Platform, Software and Services
  • Network Theory and Network Science
  • Information Networks
  • Social Network
  • Network Coding

Big Data and Cloud

  • Cloud Computing and Networks
  • Datacenter Networking
  • CCN/CDN/ICN/Delay-tolerant networks
  • Big Data Networks
  • Fog Computing and Networking
  • Storage Networking Protocols
  • Distributed and Parallel Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Smartphone Applications
  • Applied Computing
  • Energy/Power Management

Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Ubiquitous Computing and Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks, RFID and QR Code
  • Cyber-physical system (CPS)
  • Optical Wireless Communications(OWC), VLC and IR Communication
  • Underwater Sensor Networks
  • Internet of things (IoTs) and Internet of Lights(IoL)
  • Body Area Network
  • D2D and M2M
  • Nano Communication Networks

Autonomous System

  • Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Energy Internet, Smart Grid and Green Internets
  • LBS, Localization, Positioning and Navigation
  • Location and mobility management
  • e-Health
  • AR, VR, MR, Multi Screen and Digital Signage
  • Computer Vision Applications
  • Safety Critical System
  • Reliability, Availability and Scalability
  • Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, and uploaded on EDAS. The direct link for paper submission is There are two options for the submissions, either a full paper or a short paper. We decided to allow the submission of short papers in order to accommodate the most recent research outcomes. The submissions should be formatted with single-spaced, double-column pages using at least 10 pt size fonts on A4 or letter pages in IEEE style format. The maximum number of pages is 6 for full papers and 3 for short papers. Please make sure that both full paper and short papers must be at minimum 3 pages in length. Detailed formatting and submission instructions will be available on the conference web site (

Selected Journal Publication

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ICUFN 2021 Conference Proceedings. Also extended versions of selected papers will be published in the following international journals as a special issue or section for the ICUFN 2021.

  • Wireless Personal Communications (SCIE)
  • International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (SCIE)
  • Journal on Internet Technology (SCIE)
  • Mobile Information System (SCIE)
  • Sensors (SCIE)
  • ICT Express (Scopus)
  • Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technology

Best Paper Awards

Best papers will be selected by the technical program committee members among regular papers presented at ICUFN 2021.

Important Dates

Extended Submission Deadline (6-page Full Paper or 3-page Short Paper):June 11, 2021
Acceptance Notification:July 15, 2021
Camera-Ready Paper (6-page Full Paper or 3-page Short Paper):July 22, 2021

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Chairs

  • Seong Ho Jeong, HUFS, Korea
  • Takeo Fujii, Univ. of Electro-Comms, Japan
  • Mislav Grgic, Univ. of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Zary Segall, KTH, Sweden
  • Zdenek Becvar, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague, Czech

Organizing Committee Vice-Chairs

  • Ki-Hyung Kim, Ajou Univ., Korea
  • Dong Seog Han, Kyungpook National Univ., Korea

Workshop Chairs

  • Joel Rodrigues, Inatel, Brazil
  • Sangheon Pack, Korea Univ., Korea
  • Dong-sung Kim, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea
  • Joongheon Kim, Korea Univ., Korea
  • Hyunhee Park, Myongji Univ., Korea

Special Session Chairs

  • Insoo Sohn, Dongguk Univ., Korea
  • Pascal Lorentz, Univ. of Haute Alsace, France
  • Kyung-Joon Park, DGIST, Korea
  • Junhee Seok, Korea Univ., Korea

International Liaison Chair

  • Jangwon Lee, Yonsei Univ., Korea

International Journal Chairs

  • Sang-Woon Jeon, Hanyang Univ., Korea

Registration Chairs

  • Su Min Kim, Korea Polytechnic University, Korea

Local Arrangement Chairs

  • Dohyun Kim, Jeju National Univ., Korea
  • Kaewon Choi, Sungkyunkwan Univ., Korea
  • Junsu Kim, Korea Polytechnic Univ., Korea

Publication Chair

  • Sunwoong Choi, Kookmin Univ., Korea
  • Seokjoo Shin, Chosun Univ., Korea

Publicity Chairs

  • Jeong Ryun Lee, Chung-Ang Univ., Korea
  • Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal Univ. of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Jyh-Cheng Chen, National Chiao Tung Univ., Taiwan
  • Mai Ohta, Fukuoka Univ., Japan
  • Xuejun Sha, Harbin Institute of Tech., China
  • Timo Sukuvaara, FMI, Finland
  • Carlos T. Calafate, Technical Univ. of Valencia, Spain
  • Mostafa Zaman Chowdhury, KUET, Bangladesh

Patronage Chair

  • Hyun-Woo Lee, ETRI, Korea

Finance Chair

  • Su Min Kim, Korea Polytechnic University, Korea


  • Hyunggon Park, Ewha Womans Univ., Korea

Technical Program Committee

TPC Chairs

  • Dongkyun Kim, Kyungpook National Univ., Korea
  • Xin WANG, Fudan Univ., China
  • Sang-Chul Kim, Kookmin Univ., Korea
  • Suguru Kameda, Hiroshima Univ., Japan
  • Kun Yang, Univ. of Essex, UK
  • Lingyang Song, Peking Univ. China
  • Periklis Chatzimisios, ATEITHE, Greece

TPC Vice Chairs

  • Francisco Martinez, Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Young-June Choi, Ajou Univ., Korea
  • Macos Katz, Univ. of Oulu, Finland