co-located with

88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference


August 27 - 30, 2018, Chicago, USA.

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 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 as a result, today, we are able to use LTE-A and other networks. 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 new technologies are being applied in other networking domains as well, including VANETs, Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Big Data, etc.


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 a panel discussion session during the main conference. 

Important Notice: All the Accepted Papers will also be Featured in IEEE Newsletters such as IEEE Internet Initiative (Link), IEEE Software Defined Networks (Link), and IEEE Future Directions (Link). The authors of accepted papers will be invited to write about the effect of their research on the Internet & Software Defined Networking policies and Future Directions in 800 -1000 words. The articles have to be in the scope of these newsletters. 

4th RAFNET 2018

(VTC Spring, Porto, Portugal)

3rd RAFNET 2017

(VTC Fall, Toronto, Canada)

2nd RAFNET 2017

(VTC Spring, Sydney, Australia)

1st RAFNET 2016

(IFIP WMNC, Colmar, France)

RAFNET History

Technical Sponsors

Important Dates

Submissions Due:

11 June 2018 (Extended)


27 June 2018 (Extended)

Camera Ready Submission:

6 July 2018 (Extended)

Authors Registration: