In conjunction with

85th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2017-Spring)

June 4 - 7, Sydney, Australia, 2017

Recently, a lot of research efforts have been made from both academia and industry side to promote various new and emerging network paradigms. The reason is straight that during the past decade, it has been realized that the current internet architecture was originally designed for end-to-end host centric communications. However, the actual focal of communications is the content itself. Hence, we have witnessed new architectures such as an Information Centric Network (ICN) with various extensions like Content-Centric Network (CCN), Named Data Network (NDN), Data-Oriented Network Architecture, and so on. On the other hand, enormous efforts in cellular networks have been made for improving the user experience, and in result today we are able to use LTE-A and so on. In this context, the upcoming 5G networking architectures, whose ongoing research is focused on the networking mechanisms in regards to the massive increase in the number of connected devices, bandwidth requirements, reduced latency, and the deployment of supporting operational mechanisms such as network virtualization, cloud-based deployments, mobile edge computing, and storage and new utilization scenarios. Moreover, these all new technologies are being applied in other networking domains as well, including VANETs, Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Big Data, and so on.

In RAFNET workshop, we accept technical findings, reports, experimental results, and discussions regarding the aforementioned topics. Also, we welcome panelists to bring attention to the topics and we can create one panel discussion session during the main conference. 

Important Dates

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February 05, 2017

Submission of Papers

March  01, 2017

List of Accepted Papers

April    01, 2017

Camera-ready Submission & Author Registration

Invited Speaker:

Dr. Rasheed Hussain, 

Innopolis University, Russia.

RAFNET History

RAFNET 2016

(WMNC 16, Colmar, France)