2nd International Workshop on Real-life modeling in 5G networks and beyond – REFRESH 2021


Co-located with

The 17th Annual International Conference on
Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2021)*
Coral Bay, Pafos, Cyprus
June 7 - 9, 2021


DCOSS is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing – TCPP


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



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: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html



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 2021 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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=refresh2021

Program Committee Chairs


Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou (University of New Mexico, USA)

Symeon Papavassiliou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Important Dates


Submission: May 21, 2021

Notification: June 11, 2021

Camera Ready: June 18, 2021

Early Registration: July 5, 2021




Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou

Assistant Professor


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, 87131

Office: 326B

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