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10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness

August 18–20, 2014 | Rhodes, Greece

**Please download PDF version of Call for Workshop here:** Call for Papers

**CALL FOR PAPERS**

**10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness**

**18-19 August 18--19, 2014**

**The Greek Island of Rhodes, Greece**

**http://qshine.org/2014/show/home**


Computer networking has been embracing increased heterogeneity since its inception, in terms of the range of the applications it has to support, the various communication technologies it can run on, and the hierarchical, hybrid and heterogeneous techniques it has to rely on to meet the challenges from both the diverse application requirements and communication technologies.

The only conference focusing on heterogeneous networking, QShine has been established as the primary venue for researchers and practitioners to disseminate, exchange and discuss all recent advances related to heterogeneous networking, particularly for quality, experience, reliability, security and robustness.

As a conference series held in three major continents so far, QShine-2014 comes to the Greek Island of Rhodes, with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Greece Section.

Original submissions, not under any concurrent reviews, are solicited in all areas related to heterogeneous wired, wireless and hybrid networks varying from sensor, vehicle, cellular, ad hoc, enterprise, datacenter, to service-provider and overlay networks, ranging from in/on-body, personal/local/metropolitan/wide-area, to intra/inter-planetary scales.

**HIGHLIGHTS**

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.

Qshine 2014 will be collocated with the International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks,† AdHocNets.

Selected papers, particularly those nominated for the Best Paper competition, will be automatically considered for publication in the special issues of Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) journal (SCIE-indexed) and will be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.

**CONFERENCE TOPICS**

Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Quality-of-Service (QoS) provisioning: architectures, protocols, mechanisms.
  • Quality of Experience (QoE): user-perceived quality, cost-sensitive experience.
  • Reliability and Scalability: performance, adaptation, cognition, extensibility.
  • Security and Privacy: system/network security, user privacy/accountability.
  • Robustness: fault/disruption/disaster-tolerance, resilience, survivability.
  • Cross-Layer Design, Optimization and Implementation: spectrum/energy efficiency.
  • Social and Economic Perspectives: incentive, pricing, billing, governance.
  • New Applications and Communication Technologies: cloud, smart grid, SDN.

**IMPORTANT DATES**

  • Full Paper Due 15 May 2014
  • Acceptance Notification 27 June 2014
  • Camera-ready Due 14 July 2014

**ORGANIZING COMMITTEE**

**General co-chairs**

Victor Leung, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Thanos Stouraitis, University of Patras, Greece

**TPC co-chairs**

Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Edith Ngai, Uppsala University, Sweden

Jianping Pan, University of Victoria, Canada

**Workshops Co-chairs**

Adlen Ksentini, University of Rennes 1 / IRISA Lab

Tarik Taleb, NEC Europe Labs

**Publicity chair**

Scott Fowler, Linköping University, Sweden

**Industry chair**

Panos Nasiopoulos, The University of British Columbia, Canada

**Publication chair**

Xiaofei Wang, Seoul National University, South Korea

**Web chair**

Wei Cai, The University of British Columbia, Canada

**PAPER SUBMISSION**

Conference language is in English. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit full papers in PDF file format. Papers should be prepared in the 2-column IEEE conference paper format in 10-point Times New Roman fonts, and should not be more than 7 pages long all inclusive. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Please visit the Submission page for detailed submission requirements and procedures.

Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal.

Submission of the paper implies agreement of the author(s) to attend the conference and present the paper if accepted. For additional information see the registration information page.

**PUBLICATION**

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing.

Selected papers, particularly those nominated for the Best Paper competition, will be automatically considered for publication in the special issues of Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) and Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (PPNA) journals (SCIE-indexed) and will be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.

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