NetSys 2019

March 18 till March 21, 2019 – Garching b. München, Germany
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AIComNets2019

Call for Paper: Advanced Communication Networks for Industrial Applications

Industrial networks face new unique challenges with the advent of smart factories. These include supporting low latency applications and services, secure remote access to machine parameters and monitoring, the convergence of industrial wired and wireless networking technology, network slicing and performance isolation, e.g., for massive machine-type communication and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and low latency applications such as networked Augmented Reality (AR).

Accordingly, related building blocks, such as wireless connectivity, edge computing or network slicing will have a disruptive impact, finding their way into future smart factories and pave the way for numerous new use cases and applications in many different vertical domains, including the automotive, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and manufacturing sectors. However, most of today’s building blocks rely on “Best Effort” internetworking technology and several novel approaches do not suit the environment of future smart factories. Specifically, industrial networks come with a wide range of different technology options and deployments. Seamless interworking between the different deployments is paramount. Accordingly, today’s technology, concepts, and approaches such as network slicing and SDN need to be adapted to support advanced communication networks for industrial applications. This includes novel network programming models for industrial applications, service assurance for micro services and validation of service function chains, measurement techniques for ultra-low latency and jitter networks, and placement of functions for low latency and time-critical applications and services for future smart factories.

The Workshop will be a full day event with two main sessions: (1) a scientific track which will address recent progress in industrial communication networks and (2) an experience track which will address applications in industry and use cases, which are enabled by new technologies. In addition, in-depth presentations of exhibits during the conference might be given in the experience track in order to bring together participants from the industry and academia. The main goal is bringing together interested researchers from academia and industry to create an inspiring community to identify new research problems and to bring up relevant discussions.

Topics of Interest to the workshop include but are not limited to the following:

  • In-network processing,
  • Edge and Fog computing,
  • Next-generation wireless communications,
  • Advanced network protocols,
  • Orchestration of industrial networks and services,
  • High-Precision networking,
  • Machine learning / big data analytics in future communication systems,
  • Artificial Intelligence for advanced industrial communication networks,
  • SDN approaches for high-performance and -precision industrial networking,
  • Novel network programming models with applications in advanced industrial networking,
  • Service assurance for micro services, for service function chains,
  • Service function chaining and function placement,
  • Virtualization of industrial applications and services,
  • Network slicing and performance isolation concepts,
  • In-network service level tuning and optimization,
  • Proof and validation of service level guarantees,
  • Measurement techniques for ultra-low latency and jitter networks,
  • Industrial applications for In-band-Network-Telemetry (INT) and iOAM
  • Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) deployment approaches and IP/TSN network convergence
  • Experiences with deployment and operation of Industrial Internet, Tactile Internet, and networked VR/AR

Important Dates:

  • Submission: extended to November 30, 2018 (previously: November 15, 2018)
  • Notification: December 20, 2018
  • Camera-ready: January 15, 2019
  • Workshop: March 18, 2019

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not considered elsewhere for publication. We invite research paper submissions up to 6 pages long or demo papers up to 4 pages long, including references, figures, and tables (at least 10pt font, 2-column format). Manuscripts will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by at least three members of the technical program committee. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the publication if the paper is accepted. IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting instructions, are available online on this website. Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using the IEEE conference publishing template, via the conference submission website: https://hotcrp.hhi.fraunhofer.de/aicomnets2019/

Organizers:

  • Julius Schulz-Zander (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI)
  • Erich Zielinski (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI)
  • Hans D. Schotten (DFKI GmbH)
  • Peter Rost (NOKIA Bell Labs)