The 17th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications

June 17-18, 2019
Bologna, Italy

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication on the Computer Communications (Elsevier) journal

Best Paper Award (BPA)

Due to advancements in technology and development of new services, we foresee a tremendous growth of new devices and smart things that need to be connected to the Internet through a variety of wireless technologies. At the same time, the edge of the Internet is increasingly empowered with new capabilities, like pervasive sensing and computing power, which opens the way to new domains, services and business models beyond traditional mobile Internet, such as connected cars, participatory and urban sensing, industrial IoT. As a consequence, new types of information have to be delivered by the Network with varying requirements in terms of reliability, transmission rates and latency. To cope with the exponential growth of devices and mobile data traffic, there is a need for clean-slate or evolutionary Internet architectures merging and assembling different network technologies, supporting new paradigms for wired/wireless system planning and optimization, efficient transport over heterogeneous wireless access options, efficient and quality-aware content distribution, and new approaches for unified operations and management of the heterogeneous components, like software-defined systems and network function virtualization. These are only some examples of the challenges that are of interest to IFIP WWIC 2019.

The IFIP WWIC 2019 conference takes a broader view to the merge of wired and wireless technologies and welcomes submissions from academia and industry that explore challenges and advances in architectures, algorithms, protocols, and technologies for a global wired/wireless Internet network. Papers that present original work, validated by experimentation, simulation, or analysis, are solicited. We also encourage work-in-progress and position papers that describe highly original ideas, present new directions, or have the potential to generate insightful provocative discussions. IFIP WWIC is a single-track conference which has reached, over the last 15 years, a high-quality level, which is reflected by the paper acceptance rate as well as the level of attendance. Following the conference tradition, there will be a best paper award.

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

  • Anticipatory Mobile Networking
  • Architectures and protocols for unified operations and management in wired/wireless environments
  • Architectures and protocols for mobile edge/fog computing
  • Content-centric and user-centric networking in wired/wireless environments
  • Cross-layer network design and optimization
  • Data-driven network design and optimization
  • Delay/disruptive tolerant and opportunistic networking
  • Emergency communication and public-safety networks
  • End-to-end Quality of Service support
  • Game-theory applications in distributed networked systems
  • Heterogeneous wireless access networks
  • Internet/Web of Things and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications
  • Interactions between wireless and optical networks
  • Intent based wired and wireless networking
  • Localisation, tracking, and mobility management
  • Machine-learning approaches in cognitive radio networks
  • Machine-learning approaches for network planning, optimization and management
  • Modelling of heterogeneity aspects
  • Mobile clouds and mobile edge computing (MEC)
  • Mobile service level agreements / specifications
  • Network mobility and handover management
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Network security, trust and privacy in in wired/wireless environment
  • Pricing, charging, and accounting
  • QoS/QoE mechanisms in wired/wireless environments
  • Resource management and admission control
  • Robot and UAV networks
  • Routing in wired/wireless environments
  • Satellite and space networking
  • Seamless inter-networking and self-organisation
  • Service composition and management
  • System prototypes, measurements, real-world deployment, and experiences
  • Software-defined wireless networks
  • 5G and beyond 5G networks
  • Traffic characterization and modelling
  • Transport protocols and congestion control in wired/wireless environment
  • User-centric networking
  • Vehicular networks
  • Virtual and overlay networks
  • WiFi hotspot sharing
  • Wireless ad hoc, mesh, vehicular and sensor networks
  • Wireless network monitoring
  • Wearable communications and computing