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ACM FICN 2018: Call for Papers

The 1st ACM International Workshop on Future Industrial Communication Networks (FICN) will be held in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2018 at New Delhi, India. The tentative date of the workshop is either 29 October or 02 November, 2018 (to be confirmed very soon).

ACM FICN seeks original, novel, and previously unpublished (and currently not under consideration anywhere else) papers that address the challenges faced by modern industrial networks. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by the members of the Technical Program Committee where technical merit, novelty, timeliness, and relevance to the workshop shall be taken into consideration.

Topics of interest to ACM FICN include, but are not limited to:
  • Autonomous and intelligent intent-based networks
  • Critical communication network and systems
  • Industry 4.0 communication systems and related standards
  • Green communication and battery-saving systems
  • Large-scale sensor networks and industrial IoT (IIoT) applications
  • 5G and industrial requirements
  • Reliable and time sensitive networks
  • Industrial applications of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks
  • Heterogeneous networks involving modern and legacy (non IP-based) equipment
  • Bid and design phases of communication networks (optimization & coverage)
  • Low-power wide area machine-to-machine networks
  • Software-defined networking (SDN) for industry
  • Condition monitoring, analytics, and prognosis for industrial systems
  • Cybersecurity: dissemination, identification, and defense against industrial malware/botnets
  • Test-beds and real-life measurements for highly scalable industrial applications
Download the detailed CFP. Paper submission is now open; please make sure to go through the guidelines.

Important Dates

Paper submission: June 10, 2018 11:59 PM IST (UTC +05:30)
Notification of acceptance: July 20, 2018
Camera-ready: August 10, 2018
Workshop date: October 29 or November 02, 2018 (to be confirmed soon)


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