13th International Conference on Network of the Future

NoF 2022

October 05-07, 2022
Ghent, Belgium (In-person Conference)

NoF 2022 Submission guidelines

The 13th  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 2022 will take place in “Het Pand” in the historical center of Ghent, Belgium.

*** Topics of interest ***


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  * 5G and Beyond (5GB) networks

  * Virtual networks

  * Overlay networks

  * Intermittently connected networks

  * Wireless networks and cellular networks

  * Wireless sensor networks

  * Access, metro, backbone and core networks

  * Next-generation carrier-grade networks

  * Vehicular ad hoc networks and intelligent transportation systems

  * Mesh and ad hoc networks

  * Internet of Things networks and IoT-assisted wireless 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

  * 5GB Network Architecture, Services and Protocols

  * 5GB Control and Management Architecture

  * 5GB Functional Decomposition and Composition

  * Advanced 5GB Infrastructure Slicing and Radio Slicing

  * Scalability and multi-tenancy in 5GB

  * 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

  * Energy-aware networking

  * Delay/Disruption-tolerant networking                              

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 queueing theory

  * Machine/Reinforcement/Federated/Deep 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

*** Submission guidelines ***


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  9 pages including references (full papers)  or  5 pages  including references (short papers). 

They must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS at: https://edas.info/N29432

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.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 15, 2022 May 31, 2022 (Firm deadline)
  • Paper acceptance notification: June 17, 2022 July 4, 2022
  • Camera-ready Papers: June 24, 2022 July 15, 2022