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REFRESH 2020 (ONLINE) 1st  International Workshop on Real-life modeling in 5G networks and beyond - IEEE DCOSS 2020

Due to the pandemic, DCOSS 2020 Workshops will be held in an ONLINE manner, without physical attendance.
Still, all accepted papers will be included in the IEEE Proceedings as planned, in the same volume with the main event.
Reduced registration fees will apply.

Scope and Overview:

The economic and societal potential of emerging 5G and cyber-physical social systems is vastly greater than what has been realized so far, and major investments are being made worldwide to develop the corresponding science and technology. The Future Internet paradigm, the proliferation of emerging networks and architectures, wireless access technologies and multi-homing smart devices are evolving towards a competitive environment, where users and devices have access to various resources, while their behaviors become strongly interdependent. This fact demands and motivates the development of user-centric resource management and optimization frameworks, which enable user's self-optimization and autonomy. This vision is further motivated and supported by the convergence of various emerging technologies enabling Cyber-Physical Systems operation, including 5G/B5G technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Edge Computing and Software Defined Networking, all targeting flexibility and efficiency. To deal with the involved complexity, and driven by the requirements of autonomy and scalability, distributed resource orchestration approaches appear as a necessity rather than a desire.

The REFRESH Workshop aims at to stimulate research on the most novel topics of real-life modeling in 5G networks and beyond. This year's edition encourages submission of theoretical and experimental work (including studies of real deployment), with a primary interest in new directions of wireless networking in concrete application scenarios and demonstrators in areas such as, but not limited to: mobile edge computing, Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, public safety networks, dynamic spectrum utilization, smart grid communications, wireless power communication, green wireless networks, information-centric wireless networks. The workshop seeks original work presented in the form of research papers describing new research and development approaches and results, as well as work-in-progress papers. Highly disruptive work-in-progress and position papers are also welcome, provided they focus on particularly innovative solutions or applications for 5G networks and beyond. All papers shall be forward-looking, describe their relationship to existing work, and shall argue their impact and implications for ongoing or future research. Selected workshop papers will also be considered for publication in a Special Issue and/or Special Sections of international peer-reviewed journals.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to

  *   5G Cellular systems and beyond
  *   Cognitive radio networks, dynamic spectrum access and emerging applications and services
  *   Wireless power transfer and energy harvesting for wireless networks
  *   Delay tolerant networks
  *   Wireless communications on different media
  *   End-to-end protocols, flow and congestion control
  *   Artificial intelligence and machine learning for wireless networks
  *   Attack modelling, prevention, mitigation, and defense in wireless networks
  *   Security, Reliability, Privacy and Trust in Wireless Networks
  *   Green Wireless Networks
  *   Heterogeneous, Small-Cell and Dense networks
  *   Information-centric wireless networks
  *   Internet of Things
  *   Pervasive and wearable computing and networking
  *   Public Safety Networks
  *   Social wireless networks
  *   Quality of Service provisioning and management in 5G networks and beyong
  *   Quality of Experience and User Experience in 5G networks and beyond
  *   Software-defined wireless neworks
  *   Vehicular wireless networks
  *   Wireless mesh networks
  *   Wireless multimedia networks
  *   Wireless network virtualization
  *   Multiple Access, Radio Resource Management, Interference Management and Scheduling
  *   Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Networks
  *   Hybrid communication systems (e.g., satellite/unmaneed aerial vehicles/terrestrial/wireline hybrids)
  *   Machine learning-based resource allocation for wireless networks
  *   Reinforcement learning and deep learning for 5G networks and beyond
  *   Architectures, models, security, and approaches for smart grid networks
  *   Economics and pricing for 5G networks and beyond
  *   Smart Cities supported by 5G networks and beyond
  *   Scalability, Robustness and Resilience in 5G networks and beyond

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 30th, 2020
Authors Notification: May 15th, 2020
Camera-ready submission: June 10th, 2020
Workshop: ONLINE

Submission Guidelines

General Paper Format

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate current research on real-life modeling in 5G networks and beyond related to REFRESH workshop's topics of interest. Please use the US letter size (8.5 X 11 in) standard IEEE conference LaTeX format or Microsoft Word template available on the link below:

All submissions should be written in English and submitted as a full or work-in-progress paper. Full papers should have a maximum of eight (8) printed pages including figures and references. Full papers are expected to describe fully developed ideas with a thorough evaluation. Work-in-progress papers should have a maximum of four (4) printed pages including figures and references. Work-in-progress papers are expected to describe new and interesting ideas that have not yet reached full maturity. Note that REFRESH does not follow the double-blind review policy. The names and affiliations of all the authors must be present in the submitted manuscript.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the DCOSS 2020 conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Submission Site

Please submit your papers in PDF format using the following paper submission website:

Program Committee Chairs
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou (University of New Mexico, USA)
Symeon Papavassiliou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Workshop Web Chair
Georgios Fragkos (University of New Mexico, USA)

Publicity Chairs
Jim Plusquellic (University of New Mexico, USA)
Suzan Bayhan (University of Twente, Netherlands)

Technical Program Committee
Swades De (IIT, Delhi, India)
R. K. Gosh (Department of EECS, IIT Bhilai)
Nathalie Mitton (INRIA, France)
Jelena Misic (Ryerson University, Canada)
Antonella Molinaro (Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy)
Amiya Nayak (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Elena Pagani (Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Athanasios Panagopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Simone Silvestri (University of Kentucky, USA)
Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos (Institut Eurocom, France)
Tuna Tugcu (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Spyridon Vassilaras (Huawei Technologies, France)

Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou
Assistant Professor

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