IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications
18-20 November 2020 // Virtual Conference

Authors Guidelines

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Call for Papers

The LATINCOM 2020 Organizing Committee is inviting the submission of original, unpublished, high-quality research papers focused on (but not limited to) the following topics of interest:

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Mobile and Wireless Networking

– Cellular systems, 4G/5G/B5G

– Cognitive radio networks

– Device-to-device/machine-to-machine communications

– Green wireless networks

– Opportunistic wireless networks

– Pervasive and wearable computing and networking

– Reconfigurable wireless networks

– Software defined wireless networks

– Underwater wireless networks

– Vehicular networks

– Wireless network virtualization

– Wireless multimedia networks

– WLAN, WPAN, and other home/personal networking technologies

– Wireless networking techniques based on AI

Communication Services, Software and Multimedia Applications

– Cooperative networking for streaming media content

– E-health, E-governance, E-agriculture, etc.

– High quality service provisioning for multimedia applications

– Location-based services

– ML techniques for video delivery and service

– ML techniques for multimedia content analysis

– Multimedia cloud, streaming, multicast and broadcast services

– Multimedia edge computing and fog communication 

– QoE and QoS

– Quality-oriented routing algorithms

– Real time communication services

– Service orchestration and management

– Service security and privacy

– Triple and quadruple play services

Communication QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling

– Networks and communication systems modelling

– Networks and communications performance evaluation 

– Reliability of systems and networks

– Traffic measurement, modelling, visualization, and engineering

– Security and trust in network design

– Integration aspects in IoT and Big Data systems

– Design of cloud, grid and distributed computing networks

– QoS and network efficiency

Optical Networks

– AI and ML for optical systems and networks

– Big data driven optical networking

– Data analytics for optical networks

– Elastic, flexible rate and flexi-grid optical networks

– Free space optical networks 

– Optical network control and management

– Optical network survivability and availability

– Optical vehicular networks

– Optical and wireless convergence

– Routing and spectrum assignment for optical networks

– Software defined optical networks 

– Ultraviolet communications and networks

– Underwater optical communications

– Virtualization and slicing in optical networks

– Visible light communications

Communications Systems & Signal Processing

– Communication theory of ad-hoc and sensor networks

– Communication theory of distributed and edge computing

– Communication theory of networks and cross-layer design

– Multi-antenna, multi-user and multi-node systems

– Radio communications

– Satellite & space communications

– Signal processing techniques in 5G/B5G 

– Signal processing for QoS and QoE based applications

– Signal processing for smart grid and green communications

– Signal processing for sensor networks and IoT

– Signal processing for software defined and cognitive radio

– Signal processing for power line communications

– Signal processing for millimeter and tera-Hz communication

– Theoretical aspects of blockchain and ML in networks

Next-generation Networking and Internet

– 5G architecture

– Blockchain in next generation communications and networks

– Content-centric networking 

– Centralized-RAN and Cloud-RAN architectures

– Future Internet and next-generation networking architectures

– High speed architectures for next generation routers/switches

– Management of service-oriented control plane in 5G/B5G

– Network functions virtualization

– Next-generation access networks

– Next-generation anomaly-intrusion-attack detection/prevention

– Next-generation flow management

– Next-generation IP multimedia subsystem

– Next-generation network management and control

– Parallel architectures for next generation routers/switches

– Software-defined networking

AI, Big Data and ML for Networking 

– AI and ML for 5G/B5G and network slicing 

– AI and ML for virtualized and softwarized networks 

– AI, neural networks, and deep learning for network management

– Big data for smart cities and smart homes

– Big data in, with, and for cloud computing and networking

– Big data in, with, and for communications and networking

– Big data with and for smart grids

– Big data with IoT and cyber-physical systems

– Cloud and network data analytics, modelling and visualization

– Cooperative learning for softwarized and virtualized networks

– Data analytics to QoS and traffic classification

– Data analytics to faults and root-cause analysis

– Data-driven management of virtualized infrastructure

– Data-driven management of IoT and cyber-physical systems

– Data-driven management of SDN and data centers

– ML based distributed training and learning over-the-air

– Operational analytics and intelligence

– Predictive analytics and real-time analytics

Selected Areas in Communications

– Blockchain in communications and networks 

– Cloud, edge and fog computing

– Internet-of-Things

– Smart cities and urban computing

– Smart grid communications

– Social networks, crowdsourcing, and crowdsensing

– Tactile Internet

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Submission Format

Papers must be written  in English,  unpublished  and not  being considered  in  the  review  process  of  other  conferences  or journals.  Full  papers  must be  formatted as the standard IEEE double-column  conference template and submitted exclusively  in PDF on JEMS (  Maximum 6 pages  are allowed for each paper, including all illustrations and  references. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE LATINCOM 2020  Conference  Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. Authors of selected papers from Latincom will be invited to submit an extended version for possible publication to special issues in international journals.

Important Dates

– Paper submission deadline: September 11, 2020 ** FIRM DEADLINE ** 

– Submission of tutorial proposals: September 11, 2020 ** FIRM DEADLINE **

– Notification of acceptance: October 11, 2020

– Camera-ready papers: October 19, 2020

– Conference dates: November 18-20, 2020