7-9 December 2016
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Technically Co-Sponsored by
 

IEEE Computer Society

News

  • Due to the extension of paper submission deadline, notification of paper acceptance has been extended to September 12, but the deadline for submitting the final version will remain the same.  
  • Sponsorship Invitation is available Click here. Details about the sponsorship packages are available Click here.
  • Late papers. To submit a late paper contact the committee for assistance.
  • Papers are being reviewed.
  • Selected high-quality papers will be invited to submit extended versions to special issues in International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems and International Journal of Information, Communication Technology and Applications.
  • We are happy to announce the first two keynote speakers for the conference. Click here for more info about the talks.
  • Travel and tourism information is available online. Click here to get more details.
  • Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings on IEEE Xplore and indexed by Ei Compendex and other major Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

ITNAC Focus Topics

With the increasing focus on modelling and simulation in the fields of cyber-networks, data mining, cyber security, distributed computing, mobile computing, cognitive computing, cloud computing, computing tools, applications, simulation tools, system performance and data and computer communications the demand for high quality research outcomes has never been greater. ITNAC has been the forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss topics related to advanced computing and data communication network technologies, services and applications.

Novel contributions are presented in the form of keynote speeches by international experts, peer-reviewed technical papers, and posters. ITNAC 2016 seeks to address and capture highly innovative and state-of-the-art research from academia, industry and standardization bodies.

ITNAC 2016 is an international conference and forum for the presentation of research outcomes covering timely and relevant aspects concerning modelling and simulation of distributed, mobile, cognitive and cloud computing, computer and data communications, local and metropolitan networks, optical, wired and wireless telecommunication networks and applications. Contributions are welcome on all advanced research and particularly (but not limited to) on the following topics:

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Cyber-Networks, Data Mining and Cyber-Security
  • Distributed, Cognitive and Cloud Computing
  • Local and Metropolitan Networks
  • Community and corporate Wi-Fi
  • Data Communications
  • Networks and Management
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Internet Technologies and Applications
  • Network-Based Applications
  • Mobility and Vehicular Networks
  • Mobile Cellular and Wireless Networks
  • Optical Communications
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Power Efficiency and Sustainability

Keynotes

Prof. Yonghong Tian - Towards Coding-Representation-Analysis Framework for Multimedia Big Data

Prof. Liang Zhou - Large-Scale Video Transmission via D2D Communication

Best Paper Awards

ITNAC 2016 papers will be eligible for conference and session best paper awards. Award recipients will receive a certificate and be able to submit an extended paper to a special issue.

Software Defined Networking Workshop

A workshop on Software Defined Networking (SDN) will be held in conjunction with ITNAC 2016. The workshop will include the opportunity to learn about SDN, carry out hands on SDN design and network configuration exercises using a hardware-based SDN testbed, and presentation of SDN research and industry case study papers.

Modelling and Simulation Workshop

A workshop on the latest modelling and simulation tools and methodologies will be held in conjunction with ITNAC 2016. The workshop will include the opportunity to learn about tools, carry out hands on simulation and modelling design exercises, and presentation of research and industry case study papers.

Student Travel Assistance Grants

ITNAC 2016 is pleased to announce there will be 10 AUD$600 travel assistance grants. To apply for a travel assistance grant please send an application letter detailing how the travel assistance grant is to be used plus a letter of support from your supervisor to the ITNAC committee.

Topic Descriptions

Networks and Management

  • General topics related to networks and applications
  • Broadband Network Management
  • Regional and Remote Networks
  • Next generation network regulation
  • Communication technology fundamentals

Internet Technologies

In the current and the envisioned future Internet, a variety of new technologies and applications is emerging. New networking architectures and design concepts are to be developed which consider interactions with the real world, as well as emerging issues like energy-efficiency or socio-economic aspects. A holistic view is necessary which takes into account the network of the Future, the Internet of services, media and enterprise Internet, but also the Internet of Things. However, there are still significant challenges for the theoretical understanding and on the deployment of Internet technologies.

The goal of the Internet technology track is to bring together people from academia and industry and to stimulate discussions on future Internet applications and future wireline and wireless Internet architectures to accelerate their development. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging Technologies:
    • Virtualization technology and programmability of FI elements
    • Service-oriented architectures and service composition
    • Future Internet routing schemes or transport concepts
    • IPv6 and its derivatives
    • Economic Traffic Management
    • Mesh networks, ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, femtocells
    • Self-configuring and self-optimizing cellular networks
    • Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio
  • Emerging Applications:
    • Content-centric networks
    • Social networks
    • Multilevel and location-aware mobile services
    • Cloud computing
    • Software as a service
    • Grid computing
    • Peer-to-peer networks and overlays
    • Multimedia support e.g. vehicle-2-X communications
    • Internet governance
  • Emerging Issues:
    • Energy efficiency and energy awareness
    • Network application awareness
    • Network management systems and control plane
    • Coarse-grained QoS solutions for scalable Future Internet services
    • Quality of Experience
    • Support of mobility of devices, users, sessions, networks, and services
    • Security and privacy mechanism
    • Flexibility to realize new innovations

IPv6 mobility and vehicular networks

  • Mobility management and topology control
  • Location-based services and positioning
  • Micro and macro-mobility
  • Mobility, location and handoff management
  • Mobile and wireless IPv6
  • IPv6 security
  • Wireless broadband mobile access
  • ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Wireless multicasting
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Topology control in wireless networks
  • Physical and MAC layer issues
  • IPv6 GeoNetworking
  • Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular networks and cognitive networks
  • Security issues for vehicular and cognitive networks

Mobile  & Wireless Networks

The field of mobile and wireless networks is a rapidly evolving area. Recent advances in technologies for emerging mobile and wireless networks, including mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, B3G/4G cellular networks, among others, have the potential to enable many new mobile and wireless services and applications that can profoundly impact our lives in positive ways.

The goal of this track is to provide a forum for the presentation of new advances, ideas, and solutions from theoretical, experimental, and applied research to address specific new challenges and emerging issues concerned with this field. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless access and routing protocols
  • Cross-layer design optimisation
  • Green, low power, energy efficient and sustainable networking
  • Nature and bio-inspired approaches to networking
  • Network-based mobile positioning and tracking systems
  • Cognitive and cooperative principles for networking
  • Inter-working, integration, and convergence issues
  • Mobile social and ambient networks
  • Mobile and fixed wireless broadband access networks
  • QoS provisioning and resource management
  • Terminal and network mobility
  • Traffic engineering, congestion and admission control
  • Techno-economic analysis and business models for emerging networks
  • Novel network-enabled applications and services
  • Networking standards and regulations
  • Security and privacy issues

Network-Based Applications

Network-Based Applications are a fast growing area for network services.

The goal of this track is to provide a forum for the presentation of new advances, ideas, and solutions from theoretical, experimental, and applied research to address specific new challenges and emerging issues concerned with this field. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Network-Based Applications

Optical Communications

Optical communication technologies will continue to be increasingly important in supporting the future Internet's expected scaling requirements of billions of users, their IT needs and aggregated huge bandwidths. Over the last two decades, optical communication technologies have increased the transmission capacity per fiber by several orders of magnitude, achieving Tbit/s transmissions. If the data traffic continues to increase at the current progressional rates, a further increase in the transmission capacity of several orders of magnitude will be needed over the coming decades. This implies that future optical systems and networks should be able to support capacities well over Peta bit/s. However, the current technologies have already begun to reveal several fundamental limits; the electronic speed limit, the Shannon and quantum limit, and the IP bottleneck. The future technologies must overcome these limits ensuring sustainable growth of network traffic. The optical communications theme aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of significant progress of research, development and applications of cutting-edge technologies in optical communication devices, subsystems, systems and networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Next Generation Broadband Access Networks, Subsystems and Systems
    • Optical Ethernet, EPON/GPON, 10Gb/s Ethernet, 100Gb/s Ethernet
    • WDM Access Networks, WDM-PON
    • Wired/wireless convergence, Telecom/broadcast convergence, IPTV
    • Hybrid optical-wireless access networks, Radio-over-fiber
    • Higher order modulations and OFDM in optical access networks
    • Fiber-to-the-Home/Fiber-to-the-Curve (FTTH/FTTC)
    • Grid/cloud computing over optical networks
    • Green Internet and energy efficiency
  • Next Generation Optical Networks, Subsystems and Systems
    • Optical core network architecture, design, control, and management
    • Optical cross-connect/add-drop multiplexers, ROADM, and switching subsystems
    • Optical packet/burst/flow switching networks and subsystems
    • Large capacity optical transmission, WDM, OTDM
    • OFDM, higher order modulations and advanced modulation formats in photonics
    • Energy efficient optical networks
    • Impairments mitigations and performance monitoring techniques
    • Digital signal processing in photonics systems
    • Free Space optical communications
  • Optical Fiber, Components, and Devices
    • Fiber design, characterization, fabrication, installation,, and maintenance
    • Photonics Crystal fibers
    • Polymer/non-silica fibers
    • Optical active device and modules
    • Optical passive device and modules
    • Fiber Bragg grating, fiber lasers/amplifiers, MUX/DEMUX, and demodulators
    • Silicon photonics
    • Optical MEM

Wireless Sensor Networks

The field of wireless sensor networks is now getting more and more mature, but new design concepts, experimental and theoretical findings, and applications continue to emerge at a rapid pace. Furthermore, there are still significant challenges for the theoretical understanding and practical application of sensor networks.

The goal of the sensor networking track is to bring together people from academia and industry who have interest in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Networking protocols: MAC, routing, transport, next generation
  • Cooperative communication approaches
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Broadcasting, multicasting, geocasting
  • Quality-of-service, reliability and fault tolerance, coverage and connectivity
  • Security
  • Supplementary services: localization, time synchronization
  • Body sensor networks
  • Operating Systems and Software
  • Middleware and Macroprogramming
  • Information and query processing
  • Prototypes, field experiments, testbeds
  • Theoretical limits, network scaling
  • Novel applications