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NoF 2021: International Conference on the Network of the Future
Submission Date:
2021-05-16 Extended
Notification Date:
Conference Date:
Coimbra, Portugal
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Call For Papers
The 12th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF) is inviting authors to submit original contributions in the area of Future Internet design, with emphasis on enabling and cutting-edge technologies from the perspectives of specification, design and analysis related to network of future architecture, applications, services, management, implementation, scalability, standardization, business and legal aspects, just to name a few.

The conference aims at providing a forum for researchers, students, and professionals to exchange ideas, share their experiences, and discuss their research results around a single-track of technical sessions and a series of keynote speeches.

NoF 2021 will take place at the University of Coimbra in Portugal.

The  conference  will  be  designed  and prepared  as a  hybrid  event  allowing registrants the choice to participate either virtually or in-person. In the case of perduring traveling restrictions (official or de facto) during the conference dates due  to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will  be ready to convert the conference to a fully on-line event.

Topics of Interest (but not limited to):


    5G/6G networks
    Virtual networks
    Overlay networks
    Wireless networks and cellular networks
    Wireless sensor networks
    Access, metro, backbone and core networks
    Vehicular ad hoc networks and intelligent transportation systems
    Mesh and ad hoc networks
    Internet of Things networks
    Information-centric networks
    Enterprise networks and campus networks
    Time-sensitive networks
    Data center networks
    Optical networks
    IP networks
    Home networks
    SCADA networks and distributed control systems
    Smart Cities and Smart Grids
    Resilient networks


    Quality of service and traffic engineering
    Network Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Reasoning
    Network Data Analytics, Anomaly Detection, Feature Extraction
    Network automation and orchestration
    Autonomic, Cognitive and Intent-based Networking
    5G/6G Network Architecture, Services and Protocols
    5G/6G Control and Management Architecture
    5G/6G Functional Decomposition and Composition
    Advanced 5G Infrastructure Slicing and Radio Slicing
    Scalability and multi-tenancy in 5G/6G
    Network Programmability and Softwarization
    Protocols for Ultra-Low Latency and Ultra-High Reliability
    Fog, Edge and Multi-Access Computing
    Software Defined Networking (SDN) and High Availability
    Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Orchestration
    Service Function Chaining and Virtual Network Embedding
    Big data and Fast Data Processing and Management
    CDN Architectures and Network Cache Allocation Schemes
    Advanced multimedia and real-time communications
    Performance, Optimization and Resource Dimensioning
    Security, Trust and Privacy
    Use of Blockchains in Networking and Servicing

Business and Legal Aspects

    Economic aspects
    Multi-stakeholder aspects
    Service level agreements
    Lifecycle aspects
    Process and workflow aspects
    Legal perspective
    Regulatory perspective
    Privacy aspects


    Mathematical optimization
    Control theory
    Probability theory, stochastic processes, and queuing theory
    Machine learning and artificial intelligence
    Evolutionary algorithms
    Economic theory and game theory
    Mathematical logic and automated reasoning
    Data mining and (big) data analysis
    Monitoring and measurements
    Computer simulation experiments
    Prototype implementation and testbed experimentation
    Field trials

Authors are invited to submit original contributions that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be prepared using the IEEE 2-column conference style and are limited to 8 pages excluding references (full papers) or 4 pages excluding references (short papers). They must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS at:

Papers exceeding page limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. All other papers will sustain a thorough single-blind review process.

All accepted and presented papers will be included on NoF 2021 proceedings. At least one author is required to register, at the full rate, to present accepted papers at the conference and for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.
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