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Held in Thessaloniki, May 16-18, ICT 2016 introduced 154 scientific papers (peer reviewed) written by 502 authors representing 43 countries and 123 Institutions and enterprises. The technical program comprised 30 technical sessions (6 special sessions among them) accompanied by 2 workshops and 4 demos. 3 keynote speeches and 4 tutorials by top academics and professionals completed this flagship conference.
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Call for Submissions
ICT 2016 Organizing Committee would like to thank all attendees for making this year's event a success

Keynotes

Keynote Speech, May 16, 2016 “ Addressing spectrum scarcity through optical   wireless communications „

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST),
Saudi Arabia

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Keynote Speech, May 17, 2016 “ The journey to 2025 „  

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Vice President
Telefonica Europe

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Keynote Speech, May 18, 2016 “ Molecular communication for future   nanonetworks „

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Professor
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU),
Germany

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Intro

Always bustling with life, Thessaloniki, a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, known for its hospitality and cuisine, is hosting the International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT) in early summer 2016.

The theme “Expansion to Small” aims to draw research community’s attention to the enormous anticipated expansion of communication systems through small architectures and devices. Small cells, short wavelengths, small sensors, small scale communications going down to molecular level are expected to boost next generation communications leading to Big Data networking, massive Internet of Things and green, energy efficient applications.

World-class researchers are expected to join ICT 2016 and share their ideas and progress on solving the above and other future challenges of Telecommunications in a rich conference program including Plenary Talks, Tutorials, Workshops as well as Regular and Special Sessions.

For any information regarding ICT2016 contact info@ict-2016.org

Venue

Makedonia Palace is a 5 star hotel located in Thessaloniki, Greece, and is regarded as one of Greece's most famous and prestigious hotels. The hotel is located on Megalou Alexandrou Avenue, by Thessaloniki's eastern urban waterfront.

Makedonia Palace was built during the 1970s and has 284 rooms and suites. Since then it remains a modern landmark for Thessaloniki's waterfront and has full front views to the Thermaic Gulf. It is located a short distance from the city centre, the White Tower of Thessaloniki and the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, where the International Trade Fair is held every year. Makedonia Palace is about 15 km away from Macedonia International Airport.

Makedonia Palace is a major venue for both domestic and international congresses and conferences. Its infrastructure and experience is a guarantee for success in terms of hosting and technically supporting ICT2016.

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Committees

 
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Hamid Aghvami
King's College London, UK

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Farokh Marvasti
Sharif Univ. of Technology, Iran

Alhabib Abbas, University College London, United Kingdom

Mehran Abolhasan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Taufik Abrão, State University of Londrina, Brazil

Koichi Adachi, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore

Davide Adami, CNIT Pisa Research Unit, University of Pisa, Italy

Ferran Adelantado, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

George Agapiou, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, Greece

Javier Aguiar, University of Valladolid, Spain

Rui Aguiar, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Ejaz Ahmed, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Syed Hassan Ahmed, Kyungpook National University, Korea

Ozgur Akan, Koc University, Turkey

Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Ahmed Al-Dubai, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Anwer Al-Dulaimi, University of Toronto, Canada

Rakan Aldmour, Anglia Univ, United Kingdom

Nancy Alonistioti, University of Athens, Greece

Jesus Alonso-Zarate, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya - CTTC, Spain

Pierluigi Vito Amadori, University College of London, United Kingdom

Dimitris Amanatiadis, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

Russell Anam, University College London, United Kingdom

Sergey Andreev, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Vangelis Angelakis, Linköping University, Sweden

Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Khoirul Anwar, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Giuseppe Araniti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Antonios Argyriou, University of Thessaly, Greece

Yannis Askoxylakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece

Chadi Assi, Concordia University, Canada

Vladimir Atanasovski, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Luigi Atzori, University of Cagliari, Italy

Ender Ayanoglu, University of California, Irvine, USA

Faouzi Bader, CentraleSupélec, France

Luca Barletta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Ertugrul Basar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Tuncer Baykas, Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey

Boris Bellalta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy

Elhadj Benkhelifa, IEEE, United Kingdom

Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom

Manav Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Aggelos Bletsas, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Gennaro Boggia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Eleonora Borgia, IIT-CNR, Italy

Fernando Boronat, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Vasile Bota, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania

Joseph Jean Boutros, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar

Chiara Buratti, University of Bologna, Italy

Carlos Calafate, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Christian Callegari, CNIT & University of Pisa, Italy

Berk Canberk, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Nuno Carvalho, University of Aveiro/IT Aveiro, Portugal

Luca Caviglione, National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Sammy Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ioannis Chatzigeorgiou, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Symeon Chatzinotas, University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg

Shanzhi Chen, China Academy of Telecommunication Technology, P.R. China

Zesheng Chen, IPFW, USA

Chrysostomos Chrysostomou, Frederick University, Cyprus

Bruno Cornelis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Antonio Corradi, University of Bologna, Italy

Roberto Corvaja, University of Padova, Italy

Kanapathippillai Cumanan, University of York, United Kingdom

Tasos Dagiuklas, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Xuewu Dai, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Grzegorz Danilewicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Luca De Nardis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Spyros Denazis, University of Patras, Greece

Rui Dinis, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal

Ciprian Dobre, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Mark Doll, Bell Labs, Germany

Catherine Douillard, Institut Mines Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, France

Charalampos Doukas, CREATE-NET, Italy

Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece

Qiang Duan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Salman Durrani, The Australian National University, Australia

Dimitrios Efstathiou, Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Serres, Greece

George Efthymoglou, University of Piraeus, Greece

Mounim El Yacoubi, Telecom SudParis, France

Melike Erol-Kantarci, Clarkson University, USA

Hamada Esmaiel, Aswan University, Egypt

Gerhard Fettweis, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Markus Fidler, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Chuan Heng Foh, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Luca Foschini, University of Bologna, Italy

Pantelis Frangoudis, INRIA Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique, France

Huirong Fu, Oakland University, USA

Ivan Ganchev, University of Limerick, Ireland

Yue Gao, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Ana Garcia Armada, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez, University College London, United Kingdom

Hari Krishna Garg, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Damianos Gavalas, University of the Aegean, Greece

Costas Georghiades, Texas A&M University, USA

Nasir Ghani, University of South Florida, USA

John Gialelis, University of Patras, Greece

Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy

Andrés Alayon Glazunov, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

David Grace, University of York, United Kingdom

Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy

Brij Gupta, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India

M. Cenk Gursoy, Syracuse University, USA

Harald Haas, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Majed Haddad, University of Avignon, France

Stathes Hadjiefthymiades, University of Athens, Greece

Bernhard Haemmerli, Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland

Maryline Hélard, INSA Rennes, France

Liang Hong, Tennessee State University, USA

Yi Hong, Monash University, Australia

Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Fen Hou, University of Macau, Macao

Han Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Marc Ibrahim, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Christos Ilioudis, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

Ali Imran, University of Oklahoma, USA

Muhammad Imran, KSU, Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Melina Ioannidou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Moath Jarrah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Tao Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China

Hao Jin, InterDigital Communications, LLC, USA

Athanasios Kakarountas, Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands, Greece

Alexandros Kaloxylos, Huawei ERC, Germany

Athanasios Kanatas, University of Piraeus, Greece

Sithamparanathan Kandeepan, RMIT University, Australia

Arvind Kandhalu, Texas Instruments, USA

Gunes Karabulut Kurt, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Eirini Karapistoli, University of Macedonia, Greece

Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

George Karystinos, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Konstantinos Katsaros, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Rodney Kennedy, The Australian National University, Australia

Jamil Khan, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Michel Kieffer, L2S - CNRS - SUPELEC - UniversityParis-Sud, France

Dong Min Kim, Aalborg University, Denmark

Alexander Kist, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Alexandros Koliousis, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Kimon Kontovasilis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

Georgios Kormentzas, University of the Aegean, Greece

Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

Marios Kountouris, Huawei Technologies, France

Andrey Krendzel, Huawei Technologies, Finland

Witold Krzymień, University of Alberta / TRLabs, Canada

Adlen Ksentini, Eurecom, France

Massimiliano Laddomada, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA

Thomas Lagkas, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece

Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Ingmar Land, Huawei Technologies, French Research Centre, France

Anders Landström, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Rami Langar, UPMC - University of Paris 6, France

Ka Lung Law, Communication Systems Group, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Lei Lei, Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China

Helen Leligou, TEI of Chalkida, Greece

Chee Yen (Bruce) Leow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Victor Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada

Ang Li, University College London, United Kingdom

Xinrong Li, University of North Texas, USA

Ben Liang, University of Toronto, Canada

Christos Liaskos, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas, Greece

Phone Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Xiaodong Lin, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Athanasios Lioumpas, Cyta Hellas, Greece

Anyi Liu, Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA

Weilong Liu, Shandong Economics University, P.R. China

William Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Angelos Liveris, Microwave Networks Inc, USA

Renato Lo Cigno, University of Trento, Italy

Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France

Spiros Louvros, Technical University of Messology, Greece

Asimakis Lykourgiotis, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Maode Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Zheng Ma, Southwest Jiaotong University, P.R. China

Leandros Maglaras, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

Toktam Mahmoodi, King's College London, United Kingdom

Yuxin Mao, Zhejiang Gongshang University, P.R. China

Ioannis Marmorkos, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Angelos Marnerides, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Carmen Mas Machuca, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Barbara Masini, CNR - IEIIT, Italy

George Mastorakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece

Constandinos Mavromoustakis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Rashid Mehmood, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia

George Michailidis, University of Michigan, USA

Angelos Michalas, Technological Education Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece

Albena Mihovska, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark

Daniele Miorandi, U-Hopper, Italy

Nathalie Mitton, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France

Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Reza Monir Vaghefi, Virginia Tech, USA

Paolo Monti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Ioannis Moscholios, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Masoumeh Nasiri-Kenari, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Youssef Nasser, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras and Computer Technology Institute, Greece

Petr Novotny, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Hideki Ochiai, Yokohama National University, Japan

George Oikonomou, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Rodolfo Oliveira, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal

Sharief Oteafy, Queen's University, Canada

Berna Özbek, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

Michele Pagano, University of Pisa, Italy

Niklas Palaghias, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Maria Rita Palattella, University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg

Athanasios Panagopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Grammati Pantziou, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece

Dimitri Papadimitriou, Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium

Georgios Papadopoulos, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Ioannis Papaefstathiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Nikolaos Papandreou, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland

Alexandros Papanikolaou, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece

Evangelos Papapetrou, University of Ioannina, Greece

Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Michael Paraskevas, Technological Educational Institution of Western Greece, Greece

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Islamic University in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Charalampos Patrikakis, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece

Kostas Peppas, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

Antonio Pescapé, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Giuseppe Piro, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Nikos Pleros, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Christos Politis, Kingston University, United Kingdom

Ilias Politis, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark

Athul Prasad, Mobile Radio Research Lab, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland

Neeli Prasad, Center for TeleInFrastructure (CTIF), USA

Ioannis Psaras, University College London, United Kingdom

Guy Pujolle, University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France

Tony Q. S. Quek, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Jalaluddin Qureshi, Namal College, Pakistan

Konstantinos Rantos, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece

Vijay S Rao, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Mubashir Rehmani, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, France

Martin Reisslein, Arizona State University, USA

Francesco Renna, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Taneli Riihonen, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland

Joel Rodrigues, Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Jonathan Rodriguez, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

Hany S. Hussein, Aswan University, Egypt

Ioakeim Samaras, Industrial Systems Institute, Greece

Susana Sargento, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Rafael Schaefer, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Malte Schellmann, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany

Robert Schober, University of British Columbia, Canada

Martin Schubert, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Munich Office, Germany

Stefano Secci, University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France

Andrei Sechelea, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Sidi-Mohammed Senouci, University of Bourgogne - ISAT Nevers, France

António Serrador, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Angeliki Sgora, University of Piraeus, Greece

Yuan Shen, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

Lea Skorin-Kapov, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia

Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA

YeQiong Song, LORIA - University of Lorraine - France, France

Tolga Soyata, University of Rochester, USA

Petros Spachos, University of Guelph, Canada

George Spanoudakis, City University London, United Kingdom

Stavros Stavrou, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Biljana Stojkoska, University "Ss Cyril and Methodius", the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Janusz Stokłosa, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Lo’ai A. Tawalbeh, Um al Qura University, Saudi Arabia

Chintha Tellambura, University of Alberta, Canada

Fabrice Theoleyre, CNRS - University of Strasbourg, France

John Thompson, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Elias Tragos, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece

Vasilios Triantafyllou, Technical University of Messology, Greece

Theodoros Tsiftsis, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Angeliki Tsioliaridou, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece

Anna Tzanakaki, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Murat Uysal, Ozyegin University, Turkey

Sina Vafi, Charles Darwin University, Australia

Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Fabrice Valois, Univ Lyon, INSA Lyon, Inria, CITI, France

Jaap van de Beek, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Adrien van den Bossche, IRIT, Université Fédérale de Toulouse, France

Adriaan van Wijngaarden, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, USA

John Vardakas, IQUADRAT Informatica S. L. Barcelona, Spain

Emmanouel Varvarigos, University of Patras & Computer Technology Institute, Greece

Bane Vasić, University of Arizona, USA

Costas Vassilakis, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Fernando Velez, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Fabio Verdicchio, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Dimitrios Vergados, University of Patras, Greece

Xavier Vilajosana, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Alexey Vinel, Halmstad University, Sweden

Haris Volos, DENSO International America, USA

Nikolaos Voros, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece

Demosthenes Vouyioukas, University of the Aegean - Research Unit, Greece

Li-Chun Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Xin Wang, Qualcomm Inc, USA

Fiona Williams, Ericsson, Germany

Dalei Wu, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA

Kui Wu, University of Victoria, Canada

Shaoen Wu, Ball State University, USA

Yik-Chung Wu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dirk Wübben, University of Bremen, Germany

Ming Xiao, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Kun Yang, University of Essex, United Kingdom

Nan Yang, Australian National University, Australia

Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost, University of Oulu, Japan

Konstantinos Yiannopoulos, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Traianos Yioultsis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia

Ji Yuefeng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China

Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Theodore Zahariadis, TEI of Chalkida, Greece

Syed Ali Raza Zaidi, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA

Hans-Juergen Zepernick, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Honggang Zhang, Zhejiang University, P.R. China

Liang Zhou, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China

Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China

Nizar Zorba, Qatar University, Qatar

Dimitrios Zorbas, Univ of La Rochelle, France

Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor, University of Koya, Iraq

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Mischa Dohler
King's College London, UK

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George Karagiannidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

General Chairs email address: GeneralChairs@ict-2016.org

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Periklis Chatzimisios
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Athanasios Iossifides
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Shiwen Mao
Auburn University, USA

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Kan Zheng
Beijing University of Posts & Telecom., China

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Vasilis Friderikos
King's College London, UK

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Gennaro Boggia
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

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Toktam Mahmoodi
King's College London, UK

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Ioannis Askoxylakis
FORTH-ICS, Greece

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Xavier Costa
NEC Europe, Germany

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Constandinos Mavromoustakis
University of Nicosia, Cyprus

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Mahasweta Sarkar
San Diego State University, USA

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Stefano Giordano
University of Pisa, Italy

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Simone Redana
Nokia Networks, Germany

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Rasmus Nielsen
Cisco Systems, USA

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Petar Popovski
Aalborg, Denmark

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Gunes Karabulut Kurt
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

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Dimitris Vergados
University of Piraeus, Greece

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Honggang Zhang
Zhejiang University, China
(Asia)

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Burak Kantarci
Clarkson University, USA
(America)

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Marco Di Renzo
CNRS/Supelec, France
(Europe)

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Shui Yu
Deakin University, Australia
(Oceania)

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Vijay Rao
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
(Europe)

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Hanna Bogucka
Poznan University of Technology, Poland

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Christos Douligeris
University of Piraeus, Greece

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Periklis Chatzimisios
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Athanasios Iossifides
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Athanasios Iossifides
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Dimitrios Efstathiou
TEI of Central Macedonia, Greece



Submissions

 
Main Track Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature for presentation at the conference and publication in the ICT 2016 Proceedings. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The manuscripts must be prepared in English, following IEEE two-column Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings (available at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html) with a maximum length of five (5) printed pages without incurring additional page charges (maximum 2 additional pages are allowed with over length page charge of 100€ for each page if accepted). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted. Please note that every accepted paper must be accompanied by at least one FULL registration and must be presented in the conference. Accepted, registered and presented papers will be published in the ICT 2016 conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

All papers for the ICT 2016 Main Track should be submitted via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=77359. Only pdf files are accepted.

 

Main topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Next generation (5G) mobile communications
  • Heterogeneous networks and small cells
  • Big data networking
  • Protocols, architectures and applications for the Internet of Things
  • ICT for smart cities
  • Network functions virtualization and software defined networking
  • Green communications and energy efficiency
  • Self-organizing/self-deploying networks
  • Cognitive radio and networks
  • Wireless sensor and actuator networks
  • D2D and M2M communications
  • Ad-hoc communications
  • Cooperative communications
  • Multi-antenna and beamforming systems
  • Game theory for communications
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Wireless communication testbeds, measurements and modelling
  • Advances in 3G and 4G mobile communications
  • Smart grid communications
  • Powerline communications
  • Molecular, biological and multi-scale communications
  • Vehicular networking
  • Pervasive and mobile computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Satellite & space communications
  • Emerging WLANs, WPANs and WMANs
  • Optical communications and technologies
  • Wireless optical communications and VLC
  • Information theory, channel coding and joint source channel coding
  • Network coding techniques
  • Image processing, video compression and coding
  • QoS provision and management
  • Metrics and models for QoE
  • Multimedia and virtual reality
  • Cryptography and network security
  • Standards for communications and networking
 

Important Dates for Regular Papers:

  • Paper submission: January 31, 2016 extended to February 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016



 
Call for Papers
Call for Workshop Proposals

ICT 2016 invites proposals for half or full day Workshops affiliated with the main conference. For a Workshop proposal to be considered for acceptance, the proposed topic needs to be an emerging area in the conference topics, which is not yet covered in the regular sessions. The topic should be timely and significantly important to the technical audience. The proposals will be judged by the ability to introduce the area to large telecommunications community, further develop the area, and help establishing a larger research community beyond the area. Accepted, registered and presented papers will be published in the ICT 2016 conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

If interested, please submit a (up to 4 pages) proposal, no later than January 15, 2016 (extended), via email with the subject line “ICT 2016 Workshop Proposal” to the Workshop Chairs Dr. Xavier Costa (xavier.costa@neclab.eu), Dr. Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis (mavromoustakis.c@unic.ac.cy) and Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar (msarkar2@mail.sdsu.edu).

 

Each Workshop proposal must include the following:

  • The name of the Workshop
  • The names, addresses, and short bios of the organizers
  • A brief description (up to 1 page) of the technical issues that the Workshop’s focus will be on
  • The planned format of the Workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively discussions and involvement of the attendees
  • If applicable, a description of past versions of the Workshop, including dates, organizers, number of submitted/accepted papers, and number of attendees
  • An estimate of the expected number of submissions and attendees
  • A tentative Call for Papers
  • A description of the plans for publicity and Workshop Web site
 

Important Dates for Workshop Proposals:

  • Proposal submission: January 15, 2016 (extended)
  • Workshop paper submission: February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016



 
Call for Workshops
Call for Special Session Proposals

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions to be held in ICT 2016. A Special Session requires 8-10 submissions that meet IEEE standards in terms of scientific rigour, out of which 4-5 are selected after peer-review. Accepted, registered and presented papers will be published in the ICT 2016 conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

If interested, please submit a one-page proposal, no later than January 15, 2016 (extended), via email with the subject line “ICT 2016 Special Session Proposal” to all the Special Session Chairs Dr. Gennaro Boggia (g.boggia@poliba.it), Dr. Toktam Mahmoodi (toktam.mahmoodi@kcl.ac.uk) and Dr. Ioannis G. Askoxylakis (asko@ics.forth.gr).

 

Each Special Session proposal must include the following:

  • Title and topics of the proposed Special Session
  • Brief overview
  • Expected number of papers
  • A tentative Call for Papers
  • Information about the Special Session organizers
 

Important Dates for Special Session Proposals:

  • Proposal submission: January 15, 2016 (extended)
  • Special Session paper submission: February 20, 2016 (extended)
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016



 
Call for Special Sessions
Call for Tutorial Proposals

ICT 2016 solicits proposals for half-day Tutorials from leading researchers. Tutorials should provide clear and focused teaching material covering new and emerging topics within the scope of telecommunications.

If interested, please submit a (up to 4 pages) proposal, no later than February 15, 2016, via email with the subject line “ICT 2016 Tutorial Proposal” to the Tutorial Chairs Prof. Petar Popovski (petarp@es.aau.dk), Prof. Gunes Karabulut Kurt (gkurt@itu.edu.tr) and Dr. Dimitris Vergados (vergados@unipi.gr).

 

Each Tutorial proposal should describe concisely the content, importance and timeliness of the tutorial. It should contain the following sections:

  • Title of the Tutorial
  • Outline of the Tutorial
  • The tutorial speaker(s) and where appropriate the topics they will cover in the Tutorial
  • Brief CVs for each Tutorial speaker (no more than 200 words per person)
  • Importance and timeliness of the Tutorial
  • Previous lecture and Tutorial experience of the Tutorial speaker(s)
 

Important Dates for Tutorial Proposals:

  • Proposal submission: February 15, 2016
  • Notification of proposal acceptance: February 29, 2016 March 13, 2016



 
Call for Tutorials
Call for Demo Proposals

ICT 2016 solicits proposals for Demos from researchers to showcase their latest prototypes/systems with media, models, or live demonstrations. The proposal should describe the technology that the authors have developed, the relevance to the conference topics, and technical details that highlight the novelty of the prototype. For demonstrations, the proposals should also describe what conference participants will be able to see or do during the demonstration.

If interested, please submit a two (2) pages paper written in English following the standard IEEE 2-column format, no later than February 15, 2016, via email to Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios (peris@it.teithe.gr) and Dr. Athanassios Iossifides (aiosifidis@el.teithe.gr) with the subject line “ICT 2016 Demo Proposal”.  


Important Dates for Demo proposals:

  • Demo proposal submission: February 15, 2016
  • Notification of demo proposal acceptance: February 29, 2016 March 13, 2016



 
Call for Demos
Special Sessions Info and Call for Papers

Organizer
Liljana Gavrilovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, FYROM

Abstract
The Radio Environmental Awareness (REA) is emerging as a cornerstone of future 5G networks comprising heterogeneous access technologies needing self-x optimization procedures. Radio Environmental Maps (REMs) provide in-depth radio environmental knowledge and are major contributors in the REA value chain. They represent a synergy between spectrum-sensing and database approaches and can incorporate different radio environmental information such as propagation models, channel states, existence and locations of wireless transceivers and spatial-temporal spectrum utilization. The prerequisites of obtaining reliable and useful radio environmental knowledge are reliable and often real-time capable techniques for signal and interference detection, transmitter localization, propagation model estimation etc.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78307. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Luigi Alfredo Grieco, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Nicola Blefari Melazzi, Università degli Studi di Roma – "Tor Vergata", Italy
Changqiao Xu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Maria Rita Palattella, University of Luxemburg, Luxembourg

Abstract
Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a design methodology for the Future Internet that enable: native support to multicast and mobile communications; simplification of content dissemination services; content oriented security; and name driven networking primitives. Many ICN architectures are available nowadays, each one adopting different name space - routing strategy combinations. Their adoption in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET) and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) is being actively investigated. Therefore, the objectives of this Special Session are to: stimulate the scientific debate on the effectiveness of ICN architectures in VANETs and ITSs and draw new research directions in this specific research domain.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78318. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Christos Masouros, University College London, UK
Ioannis Krikidis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Gan Zheng, Loughborough University, UK

Abstract
This special session will discuss innovative approaches that consider interference as a useful resource for developing energy efficient and secure wireless communications, contrary to the traditional approaches to avoid and cancel interference. These include exploiting constructive interference as a source of useful signal power, the use of radio frequency radiation for energy harvesting as a source of green energy, and using interference as an effective means to jam potential eavesdroppers. This special session aims to bring together researchers to identify opportunities, discuss technical challenges and recent results related to interference exploitation to improve efficiency and security in wireless communications.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78319. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Ehab Mahmoud Mohamed, Osaka University, Japan
Ali Ismail Awad, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Abstract
Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly growing with an aim of that anything at any time in anywhere can be accessible through the Internet. IoT combines a wide range of technologies like wireless communications, hardware and software design methodologies, security approaches and user privacy protection techniques. This special session aims to bring together academics, professionals and practitioners to discuss the key issues related to IoT design, security, and applications. It also serves as a forum for exploring methodologies, technologies, and tools for addressing IoT-related issues. The special session emphasizes the discovery of several IoT solutions that improve the people lifestyle.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78477. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Nikos Deligiannis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – iMinds, Belgium
Ryoichi Shinkuma, Kyoto University, Japan
Yiannis Andreopoulos, University College London, UK

Abstract
The exponential growth in data generation and network traffic created by Internet-of-Things deployments requires new architectures for large-scale data sensing, communication, storage, manipulation, processing and analysis. Big data analysis offers the possibility of increased efficiency by valorizing valuable insights: patterns, tendencies, models, thus generating the need for extreme computing capabilities. Cloud computing has become the de facto model for on-demand access to large-scale computing networks, comprising servers, storage, services and applications, providing high computing power, high performance, accessibility as well as availability at reduced costs of service.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78666. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Giuseppe Piro, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Martin Schubert, Huawei’s European Research Center in Munich, Germany

Abstract
The mobile Internet is experiencing a fast growth, and it is projected to bring a 1000-fold increment of overall mobile data traffic by 2020. This development is driven by an increasing demand for pervasive video and broadcast-like services, broadband access capabilities everywhere, seamless connectivity with a high user speed, machine-to-machine applications, and real-time and ultra-reliable communications. This trend is prompting worldwide research to conceive new technological solutions for the upcoming 5th generation (5G) cellular network. Against this background, the special session aims at collecting a number of high-level scientific contributions coming from the industry and academia, which propose interesting and promising solutions and methodologies for the design of the new 5G air interface.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78668. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Ming Xiao, KTH, Sweden
Zheng Ma, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Abstract
For the fast development of smart terminals and applications, the demands on the next generation mobile (namely, 5G, the 5th generation) are expected to be very large in near future. The technique development focusing on the 5G has drawn a lot of research attention. It is expected that compared to the 4G mobile, the 5G systems should have 1000 times higher aggregated mobile data volume per area, 10 to 100 times higher typical user data rate and number of connected devices, and 10 times longer battery life for low power devices and reduced end-to-end latency. Meanwhile, three key efficiency indicators are also proposed as: 5-15x spectrum efficiency, 100+x energy efficiency, and 100+x cost efficiency. To achieve these technique objectives of the 5G systems, novel access technique is one of the most essential one. There are a lot of research topics recently in this area. This session seeks to bring together recent developments on the access techniques for the 5G.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78910. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Philip Davis, Bournemouth University, UK
David Newell, Bournemouth University, UK

Abstract
The growth of the IoT, mobile and ubiquitous computing and software defined networking technology has enabled the sensing, management and control of a wide range of physical devices and information gathering through computers. Business models are being redefined to take on board the new paradigm of IoT. To maximize the social and economic benefit of the technology, issues of interoperability, mashing up data, developing open platforms and standardization across technology layers have to be addressed. This Special Session is seeking original papers on all topics related to the development, implementation, control, adaption and ethics of the IoT and the challenges to society which this now represents.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78911. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
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  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Shaoen Wu, Ball State University, USA
Anyi Liu, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA
Qing Yang, Montana State University, USA

Abstract
A growing number of physical objects being connected to the Internet at an unprecedented rate promote the significant interest from academia, industry, and standard organization. Realized by the latest development in RFID, smart sensors, communication technologies, and Internet, the smart and connected community (S&CC) systems are expected to bridge diverse technologies to enable new applications by connecting physical objects together in supporting deep learning, knowledge discovery, and decision making. Despite recent technical advances and research efforts, S&CC communication and its security issues still remain open and challenging. Emerging technologies, innovations, and applications need to grow proportionally to match the demands of the market and people. Smart devices and objects are needed to fit the requirements in terms of efficiency, performance, power-saving, interoperability, availability, security, and privacy. In addition, new protocols are required for communication compatibility between heterogeneous smart things (RFID tags, smart sensors, vehicles, smart cards, phones, appliances, embedded systems, etc.).

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=79007. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Antoine Gallais, University of Strasbourg, France
Fabrice Theoleyre, University of Strasbourg, France
Thomas Watteyne, Inria-Paris, France

Abstract
More than one decade ago has emerged the Internet of Things (IoT), which enabled new applications in our everyday life. We have now a large variety of radio technologies to connect more and more smart objects. After providing best-effort connectivity, now it is the time to integrate stringent constraints and performance guarantees (e.g. data rates, delays, energy efficiency) to constitute the industrial IoT (IIoT) with a wide variety of applications, including Smart Factory, Factory of the Future, Industry 4.0, Smart Building, Smart Cities, Healthcare and Eldercare, Smart Agriculture. This special session aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of industrial low power wireless networks.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=79103. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Abstract
Cloud providers have become unable to meet the ever increasing demand for resources and customers’ requirements of low latency, location awareness, and mobility support. To solve this problem, solutions including inter-cloud, Fog and the Mobile Edge Computing (FME) have been introduced as a trusted and dependable solution which puts the services and resources of the cloud closer to users, and facilitates the leveraging of available services and resources in the edge networks. Inter-cloud is expected to fix the fact that there is no single cloud that has the infinite physical resources needed to deal with the growing number of things that are being connected to the cloud. The purpose of FMEC, on the other hand, is to run the heavy real-time applications at the network edge directly using the billions of connected mobile devices.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=79194. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Organizers
Charalampos Patrikakis, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
George Loukas, Greenwich University, UK
Theodoros Semertzidis, ITI, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece

Abstract
Through the latest advancements in electronics, computing and networking, it is obvious that the evolution of cyber and physical systems are converging into a future that goes beyond the Internet of Things: A Cyber-Physical ecosystem where humans, devices and software agents will not only connect, but also collaborate towards the improvement of Quality of Life. In this context, this session investigates issues related to the introduction, use and integration of sensing technologies under a common collaborating framework between humans and machines.

Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=79183. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016 extended to February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

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Workshops Info and Call for Papers

5G Cell-Less Architectures (5G-CeLArch)

Organizing Committee

Workshop Chairs
Konstantinos Samdanis, NEC Europe
Marco Di Renzo, CNRS/Supelec
Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus

Technical Program Committee

Athul Prasad, Nokia

Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki

David Grace, University of York

Anass Benjebbour, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

Constantinos B. Papadias, Athens Information Technology

Toktam Mahmoodi, King’s College London

Nikos Passas, University of Athens

Tinku Rasheed, CretNet

Daniel Cams-Mur, i2CAT

Adlen Ksentini, IRISA Lab

George Agapiou, Hellenic Telecom. Organization

Marco Di Girolamo, Hewlett Packard

Ignacio Berberana, Telefonica

David López-Pérez, Bell Labs Nokia

JaeSeung Song, Sejong University

Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC Europe

 

Scope

The vision of future 5G networks encompasses a heterogeneous communication landscape in which existing Radio Access Technologies (RATs), such as 3G, 4G, WiFi, etc., will be integrated with evolving wireless technologies and systems, software-design network architectures and cloud-enabled services. The technical requirements set for 5G systems are breath-taking, including the support of up to 1000 times higher data volumes, end-user data rates up to 10 Gb/s, very low service-level latency below 5ms, ubiquitous communicating things and mass connectivity supporting 300,000 devices within a single cell, ultra-high reliability and reduced energy consumption. The ambition towards 5G systems is to provide a customized, advanced user-centric value at an affordable price, in an effort to strengthen key societal needs in domains such as transportation, health, environment, retail, sports, entertainment, etc.

The emerging 5G ecosystem is expected to be comprised by an ultra-dense, heterogeneous deployment of multiple RATs with a wide range of backhauling options (e.g. microwave, E-band, optical, etc.), owned and shared by multiple stakeholders and tenants and supporting highly diverse applications and services, from Over-The-Top (OTT) applications, to proximity services and Machine Type Communications (MTC). A user-centric approach will be adopted, leading to the emerging disruptive cell-less architecture that goes beyond the traditional single-cell user association, enabling the joint consideration of all network resources (spanning across different cells, networks and/or operators) as a common resource pool. Innovative service-oriented network architectures supporting edge-cloud technology will open the road for enhanced user Quality of Experience (QoE), social applications and proximity services. Finally, network virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN) will play a key role in supporting multi-tenancy and enabling the optimization and management of the network operation.

Call for Papers

The workshop will address keynotes, panels and peer reviewed papers on 5G cell-less architectures, with the goal to report the latest advancements in the field. Network virtualization, 5G architectures and distributed cloud architectures must be central to all topics that include, but not limited to the following:

  • Network orchestration and SDN control for cell-less architectures
  • Support of multi-tenancy in emerging heterogeneous 5G networks
  • Programmable MAC protocols for cell-less architectures
  • Supporting cell-less connectivity via mmWave
  • Scalable user centric cell-less access
  • Ultra Dense Networks: performance gains, limitations and challenges
  • Contain awareness and service continuity in edge cloud environments
  • Service-oriented network tailoring mechanisms
  • Support for vertical market players
  • Edge-cloud Assisted Device Discovery and Programmable Proximity Services

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78913. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

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Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

5G Technology for Future Intelligent Transport System (ITS)

Organizing Committee

Workshop Chairs
Lei Lei, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Wei Xiang, James Cook University, Australia
Hang Long, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China

Scope

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have been developed rapidly all over the world. All the information in vehicles/high-speed trains, roads and the surrounding environments is collected and communicated among vehicles/ high-speed trains and humans. Moreover, huge amount of data is stored, computed and processed in the common platform, by which the system can effectively reduce the road accidents, improve the traffic management, and enable people to enjoy mobile Internet application services.

On the way to implement ITS in our real life, many challenges have to be conquered. First of all, it is essential to provide efficient, reliable and in time communications to all vehicles/trains and their embedded sensors. Thanks to the emerging new technologies in the fifth generation (5G) mobile communication networks, feasible solutions, e.g., new signal processing schemes, cloud computing, network virtualization, and so on, can be provided to meet various requirements of ITS services. Empowered with the advanced 5G communications capabilities, it is expected that future ITS can well support the functions of sensing, networking, computing and controlling. Thus, it can greatly improve the efficiencies in transportation infrastructures while reducing the traffic congestions, emergencies and accident. Moreover, the processing and storage technologies of big data in future ITS become very important with the massive number of vehicles/trains connected by 5G networks. All these issues are being studied in academics, industries, and standardization organizations.

Call for Papers

The workshop aims to provide a forum for authors to present early research results on 5G technology for future ITS that advance the state of the art and practice in 5G and ITS, including theoretical principles, tools, applications, systems infrastructure, and testbeds. Topics of interest include (but not limited to) the following:

  • ITS architectures and services
  • 5G low-latency high-reliability communication technologies for ITS
  • Vehicle behavior model and environment awareness
  • Social networks for ITS in 5G
  • 5G spectrum access technologies for ITS
  • Device-to-device communications for ITS
  • Cooperative driving, intelligent and autonomous vehicles in ITS
  • Mobile sensing networking in ITS
  • Network and information services in ITS
  • Efficient big data analysis for IoV
  • Mobile cloud computing for ITS
  • Security, privacy and trust in ITS
  • Simulation methodology and platform for ITS
  • Testbed platform and field trials

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78916. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

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Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

Optimization of Systems and Protocols for Heterogeneous High Performance Networking in- and beyond the 5G Era (Open 5G)

Workshop website: http://omikron.eit.lth.se/open5g

Organizing Committee

Workshop Chairs
Nikolaos Pappas, Linköping University, Sweden
Saeed Bastani, Lund University, Sweden

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs
Vangelis Angelakis, Linköping University, Sweden
Matteo Cesana, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Ilaria Malanchini, Bell Labs Nokia, Germany

Poster/Demo Chair
Elias Z. Tragos, FORTH, Greece

Scope

Internet traffic is continuously growing exponentially. Meanwhile, the explosive growth of the number of connected devices, backed by applications in the growing Internet of Things, places Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications in the spotlight. Future networks are therefore now called to support applications with requirements ranging from guaranteed delivery of low throughput and low latency flows (M2M) to ones with very high throughput with low delay (4K live streaming). However, the current state of the art shows that scalable solutions are not really feasible. New areas need to be explored and new techniques further developed.

Taking into account the impact of prediction on the users’ demand and availability of network resources could be one direction. By predicting and adapting to upcoming events at various time scales, an anticipatory-enabled network dramatically improves the operation quality and efficiency in comparison to the existing systems. On the other hand, wireless caching and distributed resource management have become core research aspects for the upcoming 5G technologies, with potential for significant benefits. Additionally, due to the massive access of the medium in the 5G era and in the IoT scenarios, more flexible and distributed protocols have to be deployed, focusing on short packets at very high rates. In such protocols the nodes should be auto-configurable without centralized operations.

Call for Papers

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers focusing on resource management and optimization within the context of anticipatory networking for the 5G and beyond, for large scale networks. The technical topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Prediction based on anticipatory network models for assessing network parameters
  • Performance modeling of heterogeneous networks
  • Wireless Caching
  • Ultra low latency communication
  • Age and value of information
  • Distributed resource management and self-organization
  • Multi-purpose heterogeneous networking
  • Multiple access protocols’ design and optimization
  • Network data analytics for performance optimization

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78914. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

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Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

Advances on Network Virtualization for 5G Systems (NetVis' 2016)

Organizing Committee

Workshop Chairs
Adrian Kliks, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Tao Chen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Navid Nikaein, Eurecom, France
Kostas Pentikousis, EICT, Germany

Scope

5G networks will provide solutions to support a dynamic range of services from different industries, e.g. mobile, energy, automobile, health and manufactory industry. Due to the nature of different industries, the requirements defined by key performance indicators, like peak data rate, average user data rate, latency, energy consumption, service deployment time, are totally different. It is very complex to manage different services in 5G networks. To release to potential of 5G networks to the full support of vertical sectors, advanced technologies like software defined network (SDN), network virtualization, network function virtualization, network slicing and sharing need to be well addressed so as to reshape the network architecture and provide flexible enough network management for 5G networks. It is the purpose of the workshop to disseminate most recent results on these topics.

Moreover, the commoditization of key processing components coupled with virtualization of infrastructure functions will lead to a radical change in the economics of mobile networks. The latter will help network providers (e.g., MNO, MVNO) move from proprietary hardware and software platforms towards open and flexible cellular systems based on general-purpose cloud infrastructures. In this context, 5G systems will see a paradigm shift in three planes: the data-plane, control-plane, and management-plane, in support of higher performance, efficient signalling, flexible and intelligent control and coordination in heterogeneous networks.

Call for Papers

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile and wireless network architecture based on SDN, cloud computing, mobile edge computing and virtualization technologies
  • Network virtualization technologies for RAN, backhaul and core networks
  • Software defining and abstracting strategies for network function virtualization in mobile networks
  • Network slicing in 5G networks
  • Dynamic resource allocation based on wireless network virtualization
  • Convergence of heterogeneous wireless networks based on SDN
  • Network devices programmability and customizability
  • Data center technologies for future wireless networks
  • Future wireless network management
  • Spectrum management and sharing issues for network virtualization
  • Radio and spectrum virtualization
  • Network evaluations and testbeds
  • Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) & SDN applications and use cases
  • Cloud-native radio access networks
  • Micro-service architecture and NFV
  • Multi-tenancy and RAN sharing

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers following the rules of the Main Track via EDAS using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21703&track=78915. All presented papers will be published in ICT 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

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Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 20, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 5, 2016 March 13, 2016
  • Camera ready papers: March 20, 2016 April 10, 2016

Trends and challenges of Cyber Physical Systems: Design, Architectures and Applications

[Full day workshop with a combination of invited talks and demonstrators from both industry and academia, jointly supported by RADIO, ARGO, and RAMCIP EU H2020 funded projects]

Organizing Committee

Workshop Chairs
Nikolaos Voros, Technological Institute of Western Greece, Greece
Christos Antonopoulos, Technological Institute of Western Greece, Greece

Scope

The term Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) is used to describe software-intensive embedded systems that are connected to services available around the world through global networks such as the Internet, as parts of devices, buildings, vehicles, routers, production plants, logistics and management processes etc. that use sensors and actuators to gather multimodal physical data and to directly affect physical processes. This includes the real-time connectivity to digital networks (wireless, wired, local, global) using globally available data and services. Such systems can be found in all smart mobility domains like automotive, avionics, and railway. Moreover Cyber Physical Systems will be the basis for smart mobility comprising the characteristics inter-modality, efficiency, safety, mixed criticality and the like. CPS effectively comprise a multidisciplinary research domain attracting active interest from heterogeneous areas including embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, VLSI and computer architecture.

The purpose of this workshop is to evaluate strategies for future CPS system architecture design, design tools and methods and applications. Furthermore, it will provide the opportunity for researchers coming from different technological, research and business background to discuss, exchange opinions and views on critical yet diverse challenges paving the way from advancements in areas such as: wireless sensor communication protocols, low energy communication techniques, low power miniaturized embedded systems, hardware accelerators, audio/image/video signal processing, processing units architectures, end-to-end communication infrastructure, smart home communication protocols, services and adequate application scenarios.

Participants [last updated Feb 5 2016]

Keynote speech
"Adaptivity at Run-Time: Handling Hydra’s Heads"
Michael Huebner, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany

Presenters
Vaggelis Mariatos, Dialog Semiconductors, Greece
Georgios Keramidas, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece
Christos Antonopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece
Sofia Meacham, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Nicholas Tyrrell, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Dianna Gohringer, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
Dimitrios Tzovaras, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Ingatios Fotiou, TOBEA, Greece

Demonstrators [last updated Feb 5 2016]

TRUTLEBOT 2: The robotic home assistant
[Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece]

RAMCIP project: Computer vision and robot navigation
[Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece]

Car simulator for designing CPS automotive systems
[Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany]

Call for Participation

Interested researchers and practitioners from academia and industry are welcome to join the Workshop. For further information contact the Workshop Co-Chair Nikolaos Voros at voros@teiwest.gr

Camera Ready Instructions

This part provides instructions for final manuscript (camera-ready) preparation and upload of accepted papers. Information regarding manuscript formatting, use of PDF eXpress, copyright transfer as well as use of EDAS are summarized. The instructions given below are mandatory in order to publish the accepted papers in IEEE Xplore.

Important dates

Final manuscript submission deadline: April 10, 2016 — the whole procedure described herein (5 steps) must be finalized by this date.

Final manuscript submission

Final manuscript submission consists of the following steps:

  1. Final Manuscript preparation
  2. IEEE PDF eXpress validation
  3. Paper registration
  4. Copyright form submission
  5. Final manuscript upload


1. Final Manuscript preparation

This section provides guidelines regarding acceptable manuscript applications, layouts, fonts, graphics and copyright notice addition.

  1. Applications: Please use Microsoft Word or LaTeX to create your document. Note: A DVI (DeVice Independent file) and all image files (as .eps files only) are required for LaTeX submissions. For TeX tools, see http://www.miktex.org/.
  2. Templates: The use of the corresponding for Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates provided by IEEE is suggested (available at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).
  3. Headers, footers, page numbers, bookmarks, form fields and links: None of them should appear on your manuscript.
  4. Page and Margins: The page size used should be A4. Papers cannot be accepted with margins smaller than 1.3 cm left and right, 1.9 cm top and 4.3 cm bottom.
  5. Fonts: Recommended fonts are Times New Roman (text), Courier (code) and Symbol (equations). Fonts must be either Post Script or True Type and licensed for embedding. Use of unlicensed and custom-made or hacked fonts is strictly prohibited; your submission will be rejected if it is found to contain them.
  6. Graphics and Images:
    • — Choose vector graphics (e.g., .eps) over bitmap (.bmp) images because they are electronically efficient and will not conflict with conversions to PDF.
    • — For source LaTeX submissions (see step 3), all images must be in .eps format
    • — Resolution should be 300 dpi.
    • — Labels within graphics should have a type point size of no less than 4.
    • — Smoothing of Graphics should not be used as it often produces extremely large files with slow loading time.


2. IEEE PDF eXpress validation

It is mandatory for authors to validate their final PDF manuscripts with IEEE PDF eXpress in order to ensure IEEE Xplore compatibility. EDAS will not accept final manuscripts that are not validated by IEEE PDF eXpress.

First-time users should do the following:

  1. Go to the IEEE PDF eXpress login page http://www.pdf-express.org/.
  2. Select the "New Users – Click here" link and enter the following:
    • — conference ID: 38272X
    • — your email address
    • — a password
  3. Continue to enter information as prompted

An online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.

Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous coferences. Verify that your contact is valid.

In addition to PDF validation, you can use this site to convert your source files into an IEEE Xplore-compliant PDF file (e.g., for LaTeX users, create a zip file that includes dvi and your eps figure files all together, and then upload the zip file for the system to convert into a compliant PDF file; for MSWord users, upload the Word file and let it convert and return a compliant PDF file).

Detailed instructions on how to use IEEE PDF eXpress are available at http://www.pdf-express.org/frhelpnologin.asp


3. Paper Registration

Paper registration takes place through EDAS. All papers should be registered before final manuscript upload using the instructions and options given in Registration section. Unregistered papers will not be presented in the conference nor will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Papers with more than 5 pages cannot be uploaded without paying the ovelength charges.


4. Copyright form submission

IEEE policy requires that, prior to publication, all authors or their employers must transfer to the IEEE any copyright they hold for their individual papers. Transferring copyright is a necessary requirement for publication, except for material in the public domain or which is reprinted with permission from a previously published, copyrighted publication. An IEEE Copyright Form must be submitted for each paper. Authors are allowed to fill IEEE copyright forms electronically. Detailed information regarding IEEE Intellectual Property Rights can be found here.

In order to fill in the electronic IEEE Copyright Form, please access the EDAS page of your accepted paper, click on the "+" next to the copyright field and follow the instructions through the copyright wizard. Contact EDAS support for any questions. During the procedure you will be redirected to the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form website. Please provide carefully the answers that best apply to you. Once the copyright form has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.


5. Final manuscript upload

Final manuscript upload takes place through EDAS and will be accepted only if the above mentioned four steps have been followed to the letter. In case that the PDF file cannot be uploaded due to errors, the authors are advised to review the error report carefully and make the necessary corrections. This will require a new PDF eXpress validation procedure to be applied (step 3) before uploading anew.

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Please direct any inquiries regarding camera-ready submission to info@ict-2016.org



Registration

 
Registration for Authors

Each accepted paper should be registered prior to final manuscript (camera ready) upload with one of the two options given below. Paper registration deadline is April 10, 2016. Registration takes place through EDAS by visiting the accepted paper page or https://edas.info/registerPerson.php?c=21703. Cancellation of registration is not permitted.

Registration options

IEEE Member Non IEEE Member
Options Amount EDAS code Amount EDAS code
Full (1) 450€ AUTHOR: IEEEM 550€ AUTHOR: non-IEEEM
2nd and next papers (2) 250€ AUTHOR2: IEEEM 300€ AUTHOR2: non-IEEEM

(1) This registration option is intended ONLY for AUTHORS. Registration includes access to all Sessions/Workshops included in ICT 2016, Welcome Reception (May 16, 2016), Conference Gala (May 17, 2016), Conference bag & material, Conference Proceedings, and COVERS ONE (1) PAPER of 5 pages max.

(2) This registration option is valid ONLY for AUTHORS with multiple papers who may register their additional papers with a lower registration fee. After registering their first paper (using EDAS code "AUTHOR: IEEEM" or "AUTHOR: non-IEEEM") they can use this option to register each additional paper of 5 pages max.

Overlength papers

Authors with overlength papers (more than 5 pages) have to pay additional charges of 100€ for each additional page, up to 7 pages max, following the EDAS options given below. These options will appear after regular author registration (AUTHOR: IEEEM or AUTHOR: non-IEEEM or AUTHOR2: IEEEM or AUTHOR2: non-IEEEM) is completed.

Amount EDAS code
One additional page 100€ EXTRA PAGES: 1
Two additional pages 200€ EXTRA PAGES: 2

Gala registration (additional persons)

Authors that wish to be accompannied in the Conference Gala (May 17, 2016) should select the EDAS code "GALA: ADDITIONAL" and pay an extra amount of 50€. One additional person per registered author is allowed. The deadline for this registration option is April 20, 2016.


Please direct any inquiries regarding registration to info@ict-2016.org

Registration for Attendees

All attendees, including accepted papers' co-authors that are not registered as authors, must register through EDAS at https://edas.info/registerPerson.php?c=21703. Attendees should select the appropriate option as described below.

Registration options

IEEE Member *
Options Early Late EDAS code
Full (1) 350€ 450€ ATTENDEE: full IEEEM
One-day (2) 200€ 250€ ATTENDEE: 1-day IEEEM
Non IEEE Member
Options Early Late EDAS code
Full (1) 400€ 500€ ATTENDEE: full non-IEEEM
One-day (2) 250€ 300€ ATTENDEE: 1-day non-IEEEM

Special registration options for student attendees:

Student IEEE Member *
Options Early Late EDAS code
Full (1) 250€ 300€ STUDENT: full IEEEM
One-day (2) 100€ 150€ STUDENT: 1-day IEEEM
Student non IEEE Member **
Options Early Late EDAS code
Full (1) 300€ 350€ STUDENT: full non-IEEEM
One-day (2) 150€ 200€ STUDENT: 1-day non-IEEEM

(1) This registration option is intended ONLY for ATTENDEES. Registration includes access to all Sessions/Workshops included in ICT 2016, Welcome Reception (16 May 2016), Conference Gala (17 May 2016), Conference bag & material and Conference Proceedings.

(2) This registration option covers ONE-DAY attendance and is intended ONLY for ATTENDEES (non-authors). Registration includes access to all Sessions/Workshops included in one of the three days of ICT 2016.

* IEEE membership will be cross-checked via IEEE Member ID.

** Student identity should be proved with a reference letter from the corresponding university administration sent via email to the Local Committee at info@ict-2016.org within three days of registration date.

Important dates

  • Early registration deadline: April 10, 2016
  • Final registration deadline: April 15, 2016
  • Registration cancellation: up to April 15, 2016 (cancellation fees are provided in EDAS).

Gala registration (additional persons)

Fully registered attendees that wish to be accompannied in the Conference Gala (May 17, 2016) should select the EDAS code "GALA: ADDITIONAL" and pay an extra amount of 50€. One additional person per registered attendee is allowed. Attendees with one-day registration that want to participate in the Conference Gala may select this option too. The deadline for this registration option is April 20, 2016.


Please direct any inquiries regarding registration to info@ict-2016.org

Registration for Tutorials

All registered authors and attendees, may register to attend one of the four the tutorials that will take place on May 16, 2016, 14:00. Details regarding the tutorials can be found at the Conference Program. Registration takes place through EDAS at https://edas.info/registerPerson.php?c=21703. Tutorial registration deadline is April 20, 2016. Cancellation of registration is not permitted.

Registration options

Amount EDAS code *
Regular 75€ TUTORIAL: #
Student 50€ TUTORIAL: #S

* The number of the Tutorial is given by "#", e.g., the EDAS registration codes for the second tutorial are TUTORIAL: 2 and TUTORIAL: 2S, for regular and student attendees, respectively.


Please direct any inquiries regarding registration to info@ict-2016.org



Program


Conference Program at a Glance

One-page printable Program at a Glance

Monday, May 16, 2016

Time Alexandros I Alexandros II Amfitrion I Amfitrion II Erato Kalliopi
08:15 - 08:30 OP: Opening Ceremony
08:30 - 09:30 K01: Keynote - Addressing Spectrum Scarcity Through Optical Wireless Communications
(Slim Alouini)
09:30 - 10:00 CB1: Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:30 S01: Small Cells and Heterogeneous Networks S02: Cognitive Networks and Systems S03: Device-to-Device Communications S04: QoS and QoE in Next-Generation Networks S05: Routing and Scheduling
12:30 - 14:00 LB1: Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 T1 - Part 1: Introduction to the IETF 6TiSCH Stack with OpenWSN & OpenMote T2 - Part 1: Challenges and Solutions for Networking in the Millimeter-Wave Band T3 - Part 1: Simultaneous Energy and Information Transmission T4 - Part 1: The ICN Challenge: Background, Open Issues and Research Directions
16:00 - 16:30 CB2: Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 T1 - Part 2: Introduction to the IETF 6TiSCH Stack with OpenWSN & OpenMote T2 - Part 2: Challenges and Solutions for Networking in the Millimeter-Wave Band T3 - Part 2: Simultaneous Energy and Information Transmission T4 - Part 2: The ICN Challenge: Background, Open Issues and Research Directions

Welcome Reception (21:00 - 23:00, Makedonia Palace, sea-view)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Time Alexandros I Alexandros II Amfitrion I Amfitrion II Erato Kalliopi
08:30 - 09:30 K02: Keynote - The Journey to 2025
(Mike Short)
09:30 - 10:00 CB3: Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:30 S06: Cooperative (Relay) Communications S07: Applications and Services S08: Software-Defined Networking & Network Virtualization Function S09: Cloud and IoT Enabling Services S10: Performance over Fading Channels
12:30 - 14:00 LB2: Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 S11: Modulation and Detection S12: Security I S13: Special Session - Recent advances in REM-facilitated Technologies for Future 5G Networks S14: Special Session - Big Data Analytics Driven by Internet-of-Things Technologies: Big Things Have Small Beginnings W1 - Part 1: Workshop - Advances on Network Virtualization for 5G Systems (NetViS'2016)
16:00 - 16:30 CB4: Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:30 S15: Mobile and Cellular Networks I S16: Signal Processing and Source Coding S17: Special Session - Exploiting Interference Towards Energy Efficient and Secure Wireless Communications S18: Vehicular and Transportation Systems (90 min) W1 - Part 2: Workshop - Advances on Network Virtualization for 5G Systems (NetViS'2016)
18:00 - 18:45 D1: Demo - Hypriot Cluster Lab: An ARM-Powered Cloud Solution Utilizing Docker

Conference Gala (20:30 - 23:30)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Time Alexandros I Alexandros II Amfitrion I Amfitrion II Erato Kalliopi
09:00 - 10:00 K03: Keynote - Molecular Communication for Future Nanonetworks
(Robert Schober)
10:00 - 10:30 CB5: Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:30 S19: Green and Wireless Powered Communication Systems S20: Security II S21: Massive MIMO S22: Mobile and Cellular Networks II W2 - Part 1 : Workshop - Trends and Challenges of Cyber Physical Systems: Design, Architectures and Applications
12:30 - 13:30 LB3: Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:30 S23: OFDM and More S24: Access Systems and Networks S25: Optical Communications and Systems S26: Multi-Antenna and Beamforming Systems W2 - Part 2: Workshop - Trends and Challenges of Cyber Physical Systems: Design, Architectures and Applications
15:30 - 15:50 CB6: Coffee Break
15:50 - 17:30 S27: Special Session - IoT Emerging Technologies: Design and Security S28: Special Session - Inter-Cloud, Fog and Mobile Edge Computing S29: Special Session - Industrial Internet of Things: Constraints, Guarantees and Resiliency S30: Coding and Coded Modulation
18:00 - 18:45 CL: Closing Session
Conference Program, May 16, 2016

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Session chairs: ICT 2016 Chairs

Welcome messages and greetings by:

  • George Karagiannidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), ICT2016 General Co-Chair
  • Periklis Chatzimisios (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), ICT2016 TPC and Local Committee Co-chair
  • Athanasios Iossifides (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), ICT2016 TPC, Publications and Local Committee Co-chair
  • Farokh Marvasti (Sharif University of Technology, Iran), ICT Co-founder

Session Chair: George Karagiannidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Speaker
Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Download Keynote Presentation

Coffee Break (09:30 - 10:00, Room: Alexandros I)

Technical Sessions (10:00 - 12:30)

Session Chair: Theofilos Chrysikos (University of Patras, Greece)

User Association to Small Cells in the Presence of Nakagami-m Fading and Co-Channel Interference
George Efthymoglou(University of Piraeus, Greece); Constantine Mukasa and Valentine Aalo (Florida Atlantic University, USA)

Capacity Model for Network Density Scheduling in Small Cell Networks
Georgios P. Koudouridis (Huawei Technologies Sweden R&D Center & Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) and Pablo Soldati (Huawei Technologies Sweden AB, Sweden)

Global Optimization of Weighted Sumrate for Downlink Heterogeneous Cellular Networks
Obinna Oguejiofor and Li Zhang (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)

Dynamic On/Off Control of Wireless Small Cells with Heterogeneous Backhauls
Xiangxiang Xu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA); Xiujun Zhang, Limin Xiao and Shidong Zhou (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

Delay and Stability Analysis of Caching in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks
Fatemeh Rezaei and Babak Hossein Khalaj (Sharif University of Technology, Iran); Ming Xiao (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Mikael Skoglund (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

A College Admissions Game for Content Caching in Heterogeneous Delay Tolerant Networks
Omar Ait oualhaj (ENSIAS, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco); Essaid Sabir (ENSEM/UH2C, Morocco); Abdellatif Kobbane (ENSIAS, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco); Jalel Ben-Othman (University of Paris 13, France); Mohammed El Koutbi (ENSIAS, Morocco)

Session Chair: Joerg Widmer (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)

LTCC Passive Components for Matching Circuits of Cognitive Radio Antennas
Christos Oikonomopoulos-Zachos and Matthias Arnold (IMST GmbH, Germany)

Dynamic Threshold Hard Decision Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Using Two-Stage Censoring
Hossam Farag (Aswan University, Egypt); Ehab Mahmoud Mohamed (Osaka University, Japan)

Time Allocation Mechanism with QoS Constraints in a Spectrum Leasing Environment
Anargyros J. Roumeliotis, Stavroula Vassaki and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

On Precoding Diversity in Cognitive Networks
Abdullah Yaqot and Peter A. Hoeher (University of Kiel, Germany)

Partial Discharge Detection Using Low Cost RTL-SDR Model for Wideband Spectrum Sensing
Hamd Mohamed, Pavlos Lazaridis, David Upton, Umar Khan, Bahghtar Saeed, Adel Jaber, Yong Zhang and Peter Mather (University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom); Maria Vieira (Federal University of Campina Grande & CEEI, Brazil); Kenneth Barlee (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Dale Atkinson (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom); Albena Mihovska (Aalborg Universitet, Denmark); Liljana Gavrilovska (Ss Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia); Ian A Glover (University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom)

On Spectrum and Infrastructure Sharing in Multi-Operator Cellular Networks
Shanshan Wang (CNRS, France); Marco Di Renzo (Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France); Konstantinos Samdanis and Xavier Costa Pérez (NEC Europe Ltd, Germany)

Session Chair: Samir M. Perlaza (INRIA, France)

IoT-D2D Task Allocation: an Award-Driven Game Theory Approach
Emad Abd-Elrahman (Telecom SudParis (ex. INT), France); Hossam Afifi (Institut Telecom & Paris South, France); Luigi Atzori (University of Cagliari, Italy); Makhlouf Hadji (IRT System X, France); Virginia Pilloni (University of Cagliari, Italy)

A Novel Multi-hop Secure LTE-D2D Communication Protocol for IoT Scenarios
Gary Steri (European Commission JRC, Italy); Gianmarco Baldini (Joint Research Centre - European Commission, Italy); Igor Fovino (Joint Research Centre - European Commission, European Union); Ricardo Neisse (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy); Leonardo Goratti (Create-net, Italy)

Heterogeneous Statistical QoS-Driven Power Control for D2D Communications Underlaying Cellular Networks
Xiang Mi, Limin Xiao, Ming Zhao, Xibin Xu and Shidong Zhou (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Jing Wang (EE. Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

On the Capacity Optimization of D2D Underlying Cellular Communications
Alaa Kachouh, Youssef Nasser and Hassan A. Artail (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)

Blind Repetitions for Cellular-IoT: Performance Analysis of Combination Mechanisms
Louis-Adrien Dufrene (INSA de Rennes, France); Ming Liu (Beijing Jiaotong University & Beijing Key Lab of Transportation Data Analysis and Mining, P.R. China); Matthieu Crussière (IETR - Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute of Rennes (IETR) & INSA - National Institute of Applied Sciences, France); Jean-François Hélard (IETR, France); Jean Schwoerer (France Telecom & Orange Labs, Japan)

Towards Ultra-Reliable M2M Communication: Scheduling Policies in Fading Channels
Bakhtiyar Farayev (Koç University, Turkey); Sinem Coleri Ergen (Koc University & University of California Berkeley, Turkey)

Session Chair: Xavier Vilajosana (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)

Software-Defined Inter-Networking: Enabling Coordinated QoS Control Across the Internet
George Petropoulos (Intracom SA Telecom Solutions, Greece); Fragkiskos Sardis (King's College London, United Kingdom); Spiros Spirou (Intracom Telecom, Greece); Toktam Mahmoodi (King's College London, United Kingdom)

MeFoRE: QoE based Resource Estimation at Fog to Enhance QoS in IoT
Mohammad Aazam, Marc St-Hilaire, Chung-Horng Lung and Ioannis Lambadaris (Carleton University, Canada)

A Roadmap on QoE Metrics and Models
Eirini Liotou, Dimitris Tsolkas and Nikos Passas (University of Athens, Greece)

Statistical Evaluation for Quality of Experience Prediction based on Quality of Service Parameters
Aroussi Sana (University of Saad Dahlab - Blida 1 & Higher National School of Computer Science (ESI), Algeria); Abdelhamid Mellouk (UPEC, University Paris-Est Creteil Val de Marne, France)

User QoE Assessment on Mobile Devices for Natural and Non-natural Multimedia Clips
Arghir-Nicolae Moldovan and Cristina Muntean (National College of Ireland, Ireland)

QoS-Aware Transmission Management for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks
Dan Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, P.R. China); Yan Sun (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom); Yuanyuan Yao and Changchuan Yin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Session Chair: Ioannis Psaras (University College London, United Kingdom)

A Practical Multi-Plane Routing-based Traffic Engineering Scheme in Evolutionary Convergent All-IP Access Networks
Mohammad Farhoudi, Benyamin Abrishamchi, Andrej Mihailovic and Hamid Aghvami (King's College London, United Kingdom)

Equilibrium Routing: from Theory to Practice
Duy Nguyen (UPMC, France); Stefano Secci (University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France)

Synchronization Protocol for Dynamic Environment: Design and Prototype Experiments
Bizagwira Honoré (Université Blaise Pascal & France, France); Joël Toussaint (LIMOS - CNRS, France); Michel J. Misson (Clermont Université / LIMOS CNRS, France)

Load-aware Channel Selection for 802.11 WLANs with Limited Measurement
Mehmet Karaca and Bjorn Landfeldt (Lund University, Sweden)

Hyperbolic Traffic Load Centrality for Large-Scale Complex Communications Networks
Eleni G Stai and Konstantinos Sotiropoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Vasileios A Karyotis (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) & National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Symeon Papavassiliou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

N3: Addressing and Routing in 3D Nanonetworks
Angeliki Tsioliaridou (Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece); Christos Liaskos (Institute of Computer Science, Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas, Greece); Lefteris Pachis and Sotiris Ioannidis (Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece); Andreas Pitsillides (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Lunch Break (12:30 - 14:00, Room: Alexandros I)

Tutorials - Part I (14:00 - 16:00)

Instructors
Thomas Watteyne, INRIA, Paris, France
Xavier Vilajosana, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain
Pere Tuset-Peiro, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain
Tengfei Chang, INRIA, Paris, France

Instructors
Joerg Widmer, Institute IMDEA Networks, Madrid, Spain
Carlo Fischione, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Instructors
Selma Belhadj Amor, Laboratoire CITI (Université de Lyon, INRIA, INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France
Samir M. Perlaza, Laboratoire CITI (Université de Lyon, INRIA, INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France

Coffee Break (16:00 - 16:30, Room: Alexandros I)

Tutorials - Part 2 (16:30 - 18:00)

Instructors
Thomas Watteyne, INRIA, Paris, France
Xavier Vilajosana, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain
Pere Tuset-Peiro, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain
Tengfei Chang, INRIA, Paris, France

Instructors
Joerg Widmer, Institute IMDEA Networks, Madrid, Spain
Carlo Fischione, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Instructors
Selma Belhadj Amor, Laboratoire CITI (Université de Lyon, INRIA, INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France
Samir M. Perlaza, Laboratoire CITI (Université de Lyon, INRIA, INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France

Welcome Reception (21:00 - 23:00, Makedonia Palace 9th floor - sea view)

Conference Program, May 17, 2016

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Session Chair: Athanasios Iossifides (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Speaker
Mike Short, Telefonica Europe

Download Keynote Presentation

Coffee Break (09:30 - 10:00, Room: Alexandros I)

Technical Sessions (10:00 - 12:30)

Session Chair: Anders Landström (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)

Adaptive Relay Selection Method for Asynchronous Amplify and Forward Cooperative Communications
Yasin Çelik (Aksaray University, Turkey); Niyazi Odabasioglu (Istanbul University, Turkey); Murat Uysal (Ozyegin University, Turkey)

A Delay-Aware Hybrid Relay Selection Policy
Dimitrios Poulimeneas (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden); Themistoklis Charalambous (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Nikolaos Nomikos (University of the Aegean, Greece); Ioannis Krikidis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus); Demosthenes Vouyioukas (University of the Aegean - Research Unit & University Hill - Administrative Building, Greece); Mikael Johansson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Evaluation of SNR Estimation Errors on Amplify-and-Forward Relaying Performance
Rui Shi (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Yunfei Chen (University of Warwick, United Kingdom); Min Long (Changsha University of Science and Technology, P.R. China); Wei Feng, Ning Ge and Jianhua Lu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

Outage Performance of Opportunistic AF OFDM Relaying over Rician Fading Channel
Sudhan Majhi (Indian Institute of Technology, India); Piyush Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India); Youssef Nasser (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)

Optimal Relay Selection Strategies in Heterogeneous Cooperative Relaying Networks
Yinshan Liu and Xiaofeng Zhong (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Jing Wang (EE. Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

On the Energy Efficiency in Multi-user Multi-relay Coded Network
Nan Qi (Northwestern Polytechnical University & KTH Royal Institute of Technology, P.R. China); Ming Xiao (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Theodoros Tsiftsis (Nazarbayev University & Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece, Kazakhstan); Phuong L. Cao and Mikael Skoglund (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Lixin Li (Northwestern Polytechnical University, P.R. China)

Session Chair: Ioakeim Samaras (Industrial Systems Institute, Greece)

Twitter Data Clustering and Visualization
Andrei Sechelea, Tien Do Huu, Evangelos Zimos and Nikos Deligiannis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Video Conference Based on Enterprise Desktop Grid
Roman Sorokin (ALE International & Telecom ParisTech, France); Jean-Louis Rougier (TELECOM ParisTech / LTCI, France)

Pushing the Role of Information in ICN
Simona Colucci and Marina Mongiello (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

Modeling of Managed Resources in a Location Aware Smart Building
Yun Wang (NC State University, USA); Megan Becvarik and Michael Devetsikiotis (North Carolina State University, USA)

Pricing of wireless sensor data on a centralized bundling platform
Luis Guijarro (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain); Maurizio Naldi (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy); Vicent Pla (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain); Jose Ramon Vidal Catala (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)

Design of an Energy Decision Framework for an Autonomous RES-enabled Smart-Grid Network
Chrysovalantou Ziogou (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece); Simira Papadopoulou (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece); Spyros Voutetakis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece)

Session Chair: Harilaos Koumaras (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)

In-service Video Quality Assessment based on SDN/NFV techniques
Harilaos Koumaras, Michail Alexandros Kourtis, Christos Sakkas, George K Xilouris and Stavros Kolometsos (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)

A Centralized Framework for Smart Access Point Selection based on the Fittingness Factor
Alessandro Raschellà, Faycal Bouhafs, Mirghiasaldin Seyedebrahimi, Michael Mackay and Qi Shi (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom)

DPDK Open vSwitch Performance Validation with Mirroring Feature
Sivasothy Shanmugalingam (BCOM, France); Adlen Ksentini (Eurecom, France); Philippe Bertin (Orange Labs & Bcom, France)

NO Stack: A Software-defined Framework for 5G Mobile Network
Jie Zeng (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Liping Rong (Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (TNList), Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Xin Su (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

User-centric traffic optimization in residential software defined networks
Taimur Bakhshi and Bogdan Ghita (Plymouth University, United Kingdom)

OMAC: Optimal Migration Algorithm for virtual CDN
Hatem Ibn-khedher (Telecom SudParis, France); Emad Abd-Elrahman (Telecom SudParis (ex. INT), France); Hossam Afifi (Institut Telecom & Paris South, France)

Session Chair: Yiannis Andreopoulos (University College London, United Kingdom)

HomeCloud: An Edge Cloud Framework and Testbed for New Application Delivery
Jianli Pan (University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA); Lin Ma (Huawei America Research Center, USA); Ravishankar Ravindran (Huawei & Huawei, USA); Peyman TalebiFard (The University of British Columbia, Canada)

Towards Mobile Cloud Security Performance: A Cross-Border Approach
Theodoros Mavroeidakos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Dimitrios Kallergis, Dimitrios D. Vergados and Christos Douligeris (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Performance Analysis in Heterogeneous Cloud Radio Access Networks with Non-Uniform Device-to-Device Deployment
Munzali Ahmed Abana (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Mugen Peng (Beijing University of posts & Telecommunications, P.R. China); Zhongyuan Zhao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Dynamic Virtualized Network Function Allocation in a Multi-Cloud Environment
Aris Leivadeas (Carleton University, Canada); Matthias Falkner (Cisco, Germany); Ioannis Lambadaris (Carleton University, Canada); George Kesidis (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Adaptive Sequential Offloading Game for Multi-Cell Mobile Edge Computing
Maofei Deng (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Hui Tian (Beijng university of posts and telecommunications, P.R. China); Xinchen Lyu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Toward Pattern and Preference-Aware POI Recommendation for Location-Based Social Networks
Liang Zhu, Changqiao Xu and Jianfeng Guan (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Hongke Zhang (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China)

Session Chair: Vasilis Friderikos (King's College London, Uninted Kingdom)

Diversity Interleaving Techniques in Binary and Chaos-Based CDMA Systems with Wide-Band Channels
Stevan Mirko Berber (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

SER of M−QAM Decode-and-Forward Multi-Relay Systems under Generalized Fading Conditions
Mulugeta K Fikadu (Tampere University of Technology, Finland); Paschalis C. Sofotasios (Tampere University of Technology & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Finland); Sami Muhaidat (Khalifa University, UAE); Qimei Cui (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Mikko Valkama (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Outage Probability under I/Q Imbalance and Cascaded Fading Effects
Alexandros-Apostolos A Boulogeorgos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Paschalis C. Sofotasios (Tampere University of Technology & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Finland); Bassant Selim and Sami Muhaidat (Khalifa University, UAE); George K. Karagiannidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Mikko Valkama (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Performance of High Rate 802.15.4 UWB PHY over Multipath Fading Channels
Athanasios Vasileiadis (Lund University, Sweden); Athanasios C. Iossifides (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Outage and average BER Analysis of multiband OFDM UWB System with MRC/EGC Receiver in Log-normal Fading Channels
Sai Krishna Kondoju and Venkata Mani Vakamulla (National Institute of Technology Warangal, India)

Lunch Break (12:30 - 14:00, Room: Alexandros I)

Technical Sessions (14:00 - 16:00)

Session Chair: Demosthenes Vouyioukas (University of the Aegean, Greece)

Error Analysis of Differentially Modulated Cooperative Systems Under Generalized Fading
Sara Al Maeeni (Khalifa University, UAE); Paschalis C. Sofotasios (Tampere University of Technology & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Finland); Sami Muhaidat (Khalifa University, UAE); Mikko Valkama (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

OFDM-IM vs FQAM: A Comparative Analysis
Stavros Domouchtsidis, Georgia D. Ntouni, Vasileios M. Kapinas and George K. Karagiannidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

GLRT-optimal blind MSK detection with log-linear complexity
Yannis Fountzoulas, Dimitris Chachlakis, George N. Karystinos and Aggelos Bletsas (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

Outage Probability Analysis of Cooperative Spatial Modulation Systems
Gökhan Altın, Umit Aygölü, Ertugrul Basar and Mehmet E. Çelebi (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

A Blind Signal Detection Scheme for Co-Channel Interference Cooperative Systems
Han Xi, Zhang Yan, Munzali Ahmed Abana and Peng Mugen (Beijing University of Posts and telecommunications, P.R.China, P.R. China)

Session Chair: Dimitrios D. Vergados (University of Piraeus / Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission, Greece)

Model for sharing the information of cyber security situation awareness between organizations
Tero Kokkonen, Jari Hautamäki and Jarmo Siltanen (JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland); Timo Hämäläinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Reducing the impact of targeted attacks in interdependent telecommunication networks
Diego F. Rueda and Eusebi Calle (University of Girona, Spain); Ferney Maldonado-Lopez (Universidad de los Andes & Universidad de Girona, Colombia); Yezid E. Donoso (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Increasing web service availability by detecting application-layer DDoS attacks in encrypted traffic
Mikhail Zolotukhin and Timo Hämäläinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland); Tero Kokkonen (JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland); Jarmo Siltanen (University of Applied Sciences, Finland)

Correcting Rotational Errors in Three Stage QKD
Abhishek Parakh (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA); Jacob vanBrandwijk (University of Nebraska at Omaha & Mutual of Omaha, USA)

A Multi-Level Approach to Resilience of Critical Infrastructures and Services
Antonios Gouglidis (Lancaster University, United Kingdom); Syed Noor ul Hassan Shirazi (Lancaster University & InfoLab21, United Kingdom); Steven Simpson (Lancaster University, United Kingdom); Paul Smith (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria); David Hutchison (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)

Session Chair: Liljana Gavrilovska (Ss Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

REM: Revisiting a Cognitive Tool for Virtualized 5G Networks
Adrian Kliks (Poznan University of Technology, Poland); Leonardo Goratti (Create-net, Italy); Tao Chen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD, Finland)

Exploring Radio Environment Map Architectures for Spectrum Sharing in the Radar Bands
Francisco Paisana (Trinity College, Ireland); Zaheer Khan and Janne Lehtomäki (University of Oulu, Finland); Luiz DaSilva (Trinity College & Trinity College Dublin, Ireland); Risto Vuohtoniemi (University of Oulu, Finland)

Transmitter Localization for 5G mmWave REMs by Stochastic Generalized Triangulation
Anders Landström and Jaap van de Beek (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)

Radio Resource Management based on Radio Environmental Maps: Case of Smart-WiFi
Valentin Rakovic and Daniel Denkovski (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia); Vladimir Atanasovski (Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia); Liljana Gavrilovska (Ss Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

Range and Coexistence Analysis of Long Range Unlicensed Communication
Brecht Reynders, Sofie Pollin and Wannes Meert (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Session Chair: Nikos Deligiannis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Energy Harvesting for the Internet-of-Things: Measurements and Probability Models
George Smart, John Stewart Atkinson, John Mitchell, Miguel Rodrigues and Yiannis Andreopoulos (University College London, United Kingdom)

Multichannel Cross-Layer Routing for Sensor Networks
Noradila Nordin and Richard G Clegg (University College London, United Kingdom); Miguel Rio (UCL, United Kingdom)

Internet-of-Things Data Aggregation Using Compressed Sensing with Side Information
Evangelos Zimos (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium); Joao Mota and Miguel Rodrigues (University College London, United Kingdom); Nikos Deligiannis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Proposal for "Individual specialized life management service" to support super aging society and "Life management platform"
Hideyuki Shimizu, Hisashi Sakamoto, Tohru Miyazaki and Masayoshi Kai (NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd., Japan)

Session 1

Session Chair: Pawel Kryszkiewicz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Opening
Pawel Kryszkiewicz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Building Softwarized Mobile Infrastructures with ForCES
Evangelos Haleplidis (University of Patras, Greece); Damascene Joachimpillai (Verizon, USA); Jamal Hadi Salim (Mojatatu Networks, Canada); Kostas Pentikousis (EICT, Germany); Spyros Denazis and Odysseas Koufopavlou (University of Patras, Greece)

Scenarios for 5G Networks: The COHERENT Approach
Alexandros Kostopoulos (OTE, Greece); George Agapiou (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, Greece); Fang-Chun Kuo (NEC Europe, Germany); Kostas Pentikousis (EICT, Germany); Antonio M. Cipriano (Thales Communications and Security, France); Dorin Panaitopol (Thales Communications & Security (TCS), France); Dimitri Marandin (mimoOn GmbH, Germany); Karol Kowalik (INEA, Poland); Konstantinos Alexandris and Chia-Yu Chang (EURECOM, France); Navid Nikaein (Eurecom, France); Mariana Goldhamer (4GC, Israel); Adrian Kliks (Poznan University of Technology, Poland); Rebecca Steinert (SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden); Aarne O Mämmelä (VTT, Finland); Tao Chen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD, Finland)

Enabling Programmability in LTE Networks to Support the Concept of RAN Sharing (invited talk)
Kostas Katsalis (Eurecom, France)

Coffee Break (16:00 - 16:30, Room: Alexandros I)

Technical Sessions (16:30 - 18:30)

Session Chair: Ioannis Marmorkos (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece)

User-Plane Multi-Connectivity Aspects in 5G
Diomidis S. Michalopoulos (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Ingo Viering (Nomor Research GmbH, Germany); Lei Du (Nokia Siemens Networks, P.R. China)

User-centric Scheduled Ultra-Dense Radio Access Networks
Georgios P. Koudouridis (Huawei Technologies Sweden R&D Center & Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Pablo Soldati (Huawei Technologies Sweden AB, Sweden); Henrik Lundqvist (Huawei Technologies, Sweden); Christer Qvarfordt (Huawei Technologies Sweden AB, Sweden)

The Effect of Group Mobility on the Efficacy of Routing in Next Generation Mobile Networks
Thomas Lagkas (The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece); Argyro Lamproudi (Chalmers University of Technology, Greece); Panagiotis Sarigiannidis (University of Western Macedonia, Greece)

Pilot Allocation Trade-off for Low Latency and High Reliability Transmission
Mohamed Ibrahim (Huawei Technologies, Germany); Wen Xu (Huawei & Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH - European Research Center (ERC), Germany)

Application of Opposition-Based Learning Concepts in Reducing the Power Consumption in Wireless Access Networks
Sotirios Goudos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Margot Deruyck (Ghent University / IBBT, Belgium); David Plets (Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium); Luc Martens (Ghent University, Belgium); Wout Joseph (Ghent University/iMinds, Belgium)

Flow-Level Performance Analysis of Random Wireless Network using Stochastic Petri Nets
Huijian Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Lei Lei (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Kan Zheng (Beijing University of Posts&Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Session Chair: Traianos Yioultsis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Achievability of the rate-distortion function in binary uniform source coding with side information
Andrei Sechelea and Adrian Munteanu (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium); Aleksandra Pižurica (Ghent University, Belgium); Nikos Deligiannis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Greedy Local-set Based Sampling and Reconstruction for Band-limited Graph Signals
Yang Lishan (Beijing University of Post and Telecommnications, P.R. China); Guo Wenbin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Entropy based Image Segmentation with Wavelet Compression for Energy Efficient LTE Systems
Anshu Mittal (IIT Bombay, India); Chinmoy Kundu (Memorial University, Canada); Ranjan Bose (Indian Institute of Technology, India); R K Shevgaonkar (IIT Mumbai, India)

Clustering Based Downsampling and Reconstruction for Band-limited Graph Signal
Yang Lishan (Beijing University of Post and Telecommnications, P.R. China); Guo Wenbin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

A Novel Quality-Aware 3D Video Adaptive Scheme
Yi Han and Liam Murphy (University College Dublin, Ireland); Gabriel-Miro Muntean (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Session Chair: Christos Masouros (University College London, United Kingdom)

Confidential and Energy-Efficient multiple-antenna Communications with Artificial Noise
Alessio Zappone, Pin-Hsun Lin and Eduard Jorswieck (TU Dresden, Germany)

Artificial Noise Design For Secure Multi-Relay Networks Over Generalized Fading Channels
Ying Liu (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany); George C. Alexandropoulos (France Research Center, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., France); Liang Li (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany); Marius Pesavento (Technische Universität Darmstadt & Merckstr. 25, Germany)

Robust Low-Complexity Arbitrary User- and Symbol-Level Multi-Cell Precoding with Single-Fed Load-Controlled Parasitic Antenna Arrays
Konstantinos Ntougias, Dimitrios Ntaikos and Constantinos B. Papadias (Athens Information Technology, Greece)

Symbol-level precoding in MISO broadcast channels for SWIPT systems
Stelios Timotheou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus); Gan Zheng (Loughborough University & University of Luxembourg, United Kingdom); Christos Masouros (University College London, United Kingdom); Ioannis Krikidis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Fundamental Limits of Simultaneous Energy and Information Transmission
Selma Belhadj Amor (Inria, France); Samir M. Perlaza (INRIA, France)

Session Chair: Paschalis C. Sofotasios (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

V2I Applications in Highways: How RSU dimensioning can improve service delivery
Georgios Charalampopoulos (Hellenic Open University, Greece); Tasos Dagiuklas (Hellenic Open University & University of Patras, Greece); Theofilos Chrysikos (University of Patras, Greece)

Using Web Services-based Wireless Sensor Networks for Estimating the Free Size of Parking Places
Ioakeim Samaras (Industrial Systems Institute, Intracom-Telecom, Greece); John Gialelis (University of Patras & Industrial Systems Insitute, Greece); Stavros Koubias (University of Patras, Greece)

Stochastic Modeling of Device-to-Device Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Lei Lei (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China)

A Novel Direction-based Clustering Algorithm for VANETs
Irina Tal, Phelim Kelly and Gabriel-Miro Muntean (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Session Chair: Paschalis C. Sofotasios (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Presenters
Marcel Großmann, Andreas Eiermann, Mathias Renner, Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg, Germany

Abstract
Following the establishment of virtualization approaches, cloud services within data center environments have become easily manageable. Modern infrastructures use virtual machines as a platform for service delivery, requiring powerful servers. Conjointly, the uprising of the Internet of Things implies new challenges to provide applications that can successfully manage data and communicate with a large number of connected devices. The standards of entry have resulted in extreme difficulties for small enterprises and educational institutions trying to provide their own virtualized services. The Hypriot Cluster Lab (HCL) - made publicly available on Github1 - offers cloud functionality while running on ARM processors, thereby minimizing costs. Due to the fact that such processors offer less computational power, services are packaged into lightweight containers built using the Docker framework, which avoid the overhead associated with virtual machines.

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Session 2

Session Chair: Pawel Kryszkiewicz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Virtualized Sub-GHz Transmission Paired with Mobile Access for the Tactile Internet
Oliver Holland, Stan Wong and Vasilis Friderikos (King's College London, United Kingdom); Zhijin Qin and Yue Gao (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)

Virtualization of a Heterogeneous Wireless Network – PHY Layer Perspective (invited talk)
Pawel Kryszkiewicz, Adrian Kliks (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Panel Discussion on Network Visualization
All workshop participants

Closing
Pawel Kryszkiewicz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Conference Gala (20:30-23:30, Porto Palace hotel)

Conference Program, May 18, 2016

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Session Chair: George Karagiannidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Speaker
Robert Schober, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany

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Coffee Break (10:00 - 10:30, Room: Alexandros I)

Technical Sessions (10:30 - 12:30)

Session Chair: Suzhi Bi (Shenzhen University, P.R. China)

5G Mobile Challenges: A Feasibility Study on Achieving Carbon Neutrality
Luis Carlos BS Goncalves (ISCTE-IUL/Instituto de Telecomunicações & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Pedro Sebastião (ISCTE, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Américo Correia (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Nuno Souto (ISCTE/Instituto de Telecomunicações & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)

Proportional Fair Scheduling in Wireless Powered Communication Networks
Hristina Chingoska and Ivana Nikoloska (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia); Zoran Hadzi-Velkov (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia); Nikola Zlatanov (Monash University, Australia)

Simultaneous Transmission of Information and RF Energy in Multicarrier Systems
Sumit Gautam (International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad, India); P Ubaidulla (International Institute of Information Technology, India)

User Cooperation for Enhanced Throughput Fairness in Wireless Powered Communication Networks
Mingquan Zhong, Suzhi Bi and Xiaohui Lin (Shenzhen University, P.R. China)

Session Chair: Christos Douligeris (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Secret Key Generation Using Entropy-Constrained-Like Quantization Scheme
Xuanxuan Wang (Institute of Information Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China); Lars Thiele (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany); Thomas Haustein (Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Germany); Yongming Wang (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China)

WSN Operability During Persistent Attack Execution
Eliana Stavrou (UCLan Cyprus, Cyprus); Andreas Pitsillides (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Polar-Code-Based Security on the BSC-Modeled HARQ in Fading
Yannis Fountzoulas, Angela Kosta and George N. Karystinos (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

Epidemic Model for Malware Targeting Telephony Networks
Iosif Androulidakis (University of Ioannina, Slovenia); Sergio Huerta (University of Deusto, Spain); Vasileios Vlachos (Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece); Igor Santos (DeustoTech, University of Deusto, Spain)

MISO TAS Wiretap Channels with Jamming and Noise at the Eavesdropper
Yosbel Ortega (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil); Nuwan S. Ferdinand (University of Oulu, Finland); Daniel Benevides da Costa (Federal University of Ceara (UFC) & Area: Telecommunications, Brazil); Ugo Dias and Rafael Timoteo de Sousa Junior (University of Brasilia, Brazil)

Session Chair: Matthias Korb (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Massive MIMO with Multi-Antenna Users: When are Additional User Antennas Beneficial?
Xueru Li (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Emil Björnson (Linköping University, Sweden); Shidong Zhou (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Jing Wang (EE. Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

Adaptive Split Bregman for Sparse and Low Rank Massive MIMO Channel Estimation
Ahmed Nasser Ahmed (Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) & Suez Canal University, Egypt); Maha Elsabrouty (Egypt Japan University for Science and Technology, Egypt)

Evaluating Realistic Performance Gains of Massive Multi-User MIMO System in Urban City Deployments
Siming Zhang, Angela Doufexi and Andrew Nix (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

An Enhanced Whitening Rotation Semi-Blind Channel Estimation for Massive MIMO-OFDM
Hayder Al-Salihi and Mohammad Reza Nakhai (King's College London, United Kingdom)

Dealing With Large Overhead in FDD massive MIMO Systems: A One-Bit Feedback Scheme
Yingjie Zhang, Wei Feng and Ning Ge (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

Session Chair: Paschalis C. Sofotasios (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

On the Dependence Between Base Stations Deployment and Traffic Spatial Distribution in Cellular Networks
Meng Li, Zhifeng Zhao and Yifan Zhou (Zhejiang University, P.R. China); Xianfu Chen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Honggang Zhang (Zhejiang University & Université Européenne de Bretagne (UEB) and Supelec, P.R. China)

Analysis of Vertical and Horizontal Sectorization in Suburban Environment using 3D Ray Tracing
Muhammad Usman Sheikh and Jukka Lempiäinen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Simple Semi-Analytical Expression for the Max-SIR Outage Probability in Cellular Networks
Maher Arar, Elham Kalantari and Abbas Yongacoglu (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Migration to 28 GHz Frequency with Higher order Sectorization in Urban Macro Cellular Environment
Muhammad Usman Sheikh and Jukka Lempiäinen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Received Signal Strength Based Localization in Sectorized Cellular Networks
Saliha Büyükçorak (Istanbul Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Faculty, Turkey); Gunes Karabulut Kurt (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey); Abbas Yongacoglu (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Session 1: Opening

Moderator: Nikolaos Voros (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece)

Welcome Address

Adaptivity at Run-Time: Handling Hydra’s Heads (Keynote Speech)
Michael Huebner (Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany)

Session 2: Design of Cyber Physical Systems

Moderator: Christos Antonopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece)

WCET Aware Parallelization of Model Based CPS Applications for Heterogeneous Parallel Systems: The ARGO Project Approach
Georgios Keramidas (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece)

Robots in Assisted Living Environments – Unobtrusive, Efficient, Reliable and Modular Solutions for Independent Ageing: The RADIO Project Approach
Fynn Schwiegelshohn (Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany)

Lunch Break (12:30 - 13:30, Room: Alexandros I)

Tecnical Sessions (13:30 - 15:30)

Session Chair: Diomidis S. Michalopoulos (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)

Modeling Interference Between OFDM/OQAM and CP-OFDM: Limitations of the PSD-Based Model
Quentin Bodinier (CentraleSupélec/IETR, France); Faouzi Bader (CentraleSupélec, France); Jacques Palicot (CentraleSupélec/IETR, France)

OQAM implementation of GFDM
Shravan Kumar Bandari and Venkata Mani Vakamulla (National Institute of Technology Warangal, India); Anastasios Drosopoulos (TEI of Western Greece, Greece)

Low-Complexity Approximations for LMMSE Channel Estimation in OFDM/OQAM
Vincent Savaux (B-COM, France); Yves Louet (CentraleSupelec, France); Faouzi Bader (CentraleSupélec, France)

Wavelet-OFDM vs. OFDM: Performance Comparison
Marwa Chafii (CentraleSupélec & IETR, France); Yahya Jasim Harbi and Alister G. Burr (University of York, United Kingdom)

CMA-Based Blind Equalization and Phase Recovery in OFDM/OQAM Systems
Vincent Savaux (B-COM, France); Faouzi Bader (CentraleSupélec, France); Jacques Palicot (CentraleSupélec/IETR, France)

Session Chair: Adel Ben Mnaouer (Canadian University of Dubai, UAE)

Adaptive Probabilistic Flooding for Nanonetworks Employing Molecular Communication
Taqwa Saeed and Marios Lestas (Frederick University, Cyprus); Andreas Pitsillides (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Packet Reordering Response for MPTCP under Wireless Heterogeneous Environment
Amani Alheid (University of Bristol & Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) - Kuwait, United Kingdom); Angela Doufexi and Dritan Kaleshi (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

LUPMAC: A cross-layer MAC technique to improve the age of information over dense WLANs
Antonio Franco (Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Sweden); Emma Fitzgerald and Bjorn Landfeldt (Lund University, Sweden); Nikolaos Pappas and Vangelis Angelakis (Linköping University, Sweden)

Comparison of Spatial Aloha and CSMA using Simple Stochastic Geometry Models for 1D and 2D Networks
Nadjib Achir (INRIA EVA, France); Younes Bouchaala (Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University & Institut VEDECOM, France); Paul Muhlethaler and Oyunchimeg Shagdar (INRIA, France)

Session Chair: Ioannis Marmorkos (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Pulse Shape Pre-distortion for Improving the Power Efficiency of SOA-based IR-UWB over Fiber Systems
Haidar Taki (Faculty of Sciences I, Lebanese University, Lebanon); Stéphane Azou (CNRS/Lab-STICC & Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB), France); Ali Hamie (Arts Sciences & Technology University in Lebanon (AUL), Lebanon); Ali Al Housseini (Lebanese University-Liban, Lebanon); Ali Alaeddine (Lebanese University - Hadath - Lebanon, Lebanon); Ammar Sharaiha (ENIB, France)

Channel Modeling and Performance Evaluation of FSO Communication Systems in Fog
Maged Abdullah Esmail and Habib Fathallah (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia); Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)

Design Criterion of Space-Time Codes for SDM Optical Fiber Systems
El Mehdi Amhoud (TELECOM PARISTECH, France); Ghaya Rekaya-Ben Othman (TELECOM ParisTech, France); Yves Jaouën (Telecom ParisTech, France)

Optimized Constellation Design for P-LDPC Coded Multi-Color Visible Light Communications
Chengjun Tang (National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, P.R. China); Ming Jiang and Hong Shen (Southeast University, P.R. China); Chunming Zhao (National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, P.R. China)

Improving Carrier Ethernet Recovery Time Using a Fast Reroute Mechanism
Marcelo Santos (Instutut Nacional de la Recherche Scientifique INRS, Canada); Jean-Charles Grégoire (University of Quebec, INRS, Canada)

Session Chair: Dimitrios Efstathiou (Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Greece)

Semi-Exhaustive Reduced-complexity Recursive Block Decoding for MIMO Systems
Mohamed Achraf Khsiba (Telecom ParisTech, France); Ghaya Rekaya-Ben Othman (TELECOM ParisTech, France)

Superimposed Training based Estimation of Sparse MIMO Channels for Emerging Wireless Networks
Babar Mansoor and Junaid Nawaz Syed (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan); Bilal Amin (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan); Shree Krishna Sharma (University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg); Mohammad N Patwary (Staffordshire University, Stafford, United Kingdom)

Towards Efficient Design of Fixed-point Iterative Receiver for Coded MIMO-OFDM Systems
Rida El Chall (INSA de Rennes & IETR, France); Fabienne Nouvel (INSA IETR RENNES, France); Maryline Hélard (INSA Rennes & IETR Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes, France); Ming Liu (Beijing Jiaotong University & Beijing Key Lab of Transportation Data Analysis and Mining, P.R. China); Yvan Kokar (IETR-INSA Rennes, France)

Source Precoder Design for Non-Regenerative MIMO Relay Networks with Antenna Selection
Lina Bariah (KUSTAR, UAE); Sami Muhaidat and Arafat Al-Dweik (Khalifa University, UAE)

Session 2: Design of Cyber Physical Systems (cont.)

Moderator: Georgios Keramidas (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece)

Service Robot Applications to Support MCI Patients at Home: The RAMCIP Project Approach
Dimitrios Tzovaras and Dimitrios Giakoumis (Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece)

Ambient Assisted Living Lab: A Full House Environment Integrating Heterogeneous CPS Technologies
Christos Antonopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece)

Session 3: CPS Demonstrators

Moderator: Christos Antonopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece)

WCET Aware Parallelization of Model Based CPS Applications for Heterogeneous Parallel Systems: The ARGO Project Approach
Georgios Keramidas (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece)

Demonstrator 1: TRUTLEBOT 2 – The Robotic Home Assistant of RADIO Project
[Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece]

Demonstrator 2: RAMCIP Project: Computer Vision and Robot Navigation
[Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas / Information Technologies Institute, Greece]

Demonstrator 3: Reconfigurable Hardware in Robotics Applications: A Hardware Software Codesign Approach
[Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany]

Session 4: Closing Session

Moderator: Nikolaos Voros (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece)

Coffee Break (15:30 - 15:50, Room: Alexandros I)

Technical Sessions (15:50 - 17:30)

Session Chairs: Ali Ismail Awad, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden and Hany S. Hussein (Aswan University, Egypt)

Informed Consent in Internet of Things: The Case Study of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems
Ricardo Neisse (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy); Gianmarco Baldini (Joint Research Centre - European Commission, Italy); Gary Steri (European Commission JRC, Italy); Vincent Mahieu (Joint Research Centre, European Union)

Smartphones as M2M Gateways in Smart Cities IoT Applications
Carlos Pereira (Instituto de Telecomunicações & University of Porto, Portugal); Joao G. P. Rodrigues and António Pinto (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Pedro Rocha, Fernando Santiago and Jorge Sousa (PT Inovação e Sistemas, Portugal); Ana C Aguiar (Instituto de Telecomunicações & University of Porto, Portugal)

Affine Linear Transformation based Sphere Decoder for 1-bit ADC MIMO-Constant Envelope Modulation
Doaa Abdelhameed and Hany S. Hussein (Aswan University, Egypt); Ehab Mahmoud Mohamed (Osaka University, Japan)

Flow-based Features for a Robust Intrusion Detection System Targeting Mobile Traffic
Mohammed Faisal Elrawy (MUST University, Egypt & IPA, Asir, KSA, Egypt); Ali Ismail Awad (Luleå University of Technology & Al Azhar University, Sweden); Hesham Hamed (ElMinia University, Egypt)

Session Chair: Yaser Jararweh (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan)

Consumption Considered Optimal Scheme for Task Offloading in Mobile Edge Computing
Li Tianze, Wu Muqing and Min Zhao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Extending NS3 To Simulate Visible Light Communication at Network-Level
Adel Aldalbahi (New Jersey Institute Of Technology, USA); Michael Rahaim (Boston University & NSF Smart Lighting ERC, USA); Abdallah A Khreishah (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA); Moussa Ayyash (CSU, USA); Ryan Ackerman, James Basuino and Walter Berreta (New Jersey Institute Of Technology, USA); Thomas DC Little (Boston University & NSF Smart Lighting ERC, USA)

The Future of Mobile Cloud Computing: Integrating Cloudlets and Mobile Edge Computing
Yaser Jararweh and Ahmad S Doulat (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan); Omar AlQudah (JUST, Jordan); Ejaz Ahmed (University of Malaya, Malaysia); Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan); Elhadj Benkhelifa (United Kingdom)

Cooperative models in Cloud and Mobile Cloud Computing
Khadija Bahuireth and Lo’ai A. Tawalbeh (Um al Qura University, Saudi Arabia)

Session Chair: Adrien van den Bossche (IRIT, Université Fédérale de Toulouse, France)

ICN Based Distributed IoT Resource Discovery and Routing
Lijun Dong, Ravi Ravindran and Guoqiang Wang (Huawei, USA)

Random Unslotted Time-Frequency ALOHA: Theory and Application to IoT UNB Networks
Claire Goursaud (INSA-Lyon, France); Yuqi Mo (CITI of INSA-Lyon & SIGFOX, France)

OpenWiNo: An Open Hardware and Software Framework for Fast-Prototyping in the IoT
Adrien van den Bossche (IRIT, Université Fédérale de Toulouse, France); Rejane Dalce (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse UMR 5505 - CNRS, France); Thierry Val (University of TOULOUSE - UT2J - CNRS - IRIT - IRT team, France)

PEAM: A Polymorphic, Energy-Aware MAC Protocol for WBAN
Ons Bouachir (Canadian University Dubai, UAE); Adel Ben Mnaouer (Canadian University of Dubai & School of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology, UAE); Farid Touati (Qatar University, Qatar)

Session Chair: Shree Krishna Sharma (University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg)

Non-Binary LDPC Codes over Finite Division Near Rings
Matthias Korb (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Andrew Blanksby (Broadcom Corporation, USA)

Joint Signal Alignment and Physical Network Coding for Heterogeneous Networks
Syed Saqlain Ali (University of Aveiro & Instituto de Telecommuicacoes, Portugal); Daniel Castanheira and Adão Silva (Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)/University of Aveiro, Portugal); Atilio Gameiro (Telecommunications Institute/Aveiro University, Portugal)

On Signal Space Diversity for Non Binary Coded Modulation schemes
Ahmed Abdmouleh (University of South Brittany, France); Emmanuel Boutillon and Laura Conde-Canencia (Université de Bretagne Sud, France); Charbel Abdel Nour (Institut Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, France); Catherine Douillard (Institut Mines Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, France)

Random linear network coding for streams with unequally sized packets: Overhead reduction without zero-padded schemes
Maroua Taghouti (Tunisia Polytechnic School, University of Carthage, Tunisia); Daniel E. Lucani and Morten V. Pedersen (Aalborg University, Denmark); Ammar Bouallegue (National School of Engineers of Tunis, Tunisia)

Session Chairs: ICT 2016 Chairs

Best Paper Awards
Presented by Christos Douligeris (University of Pireaus, Greece), ICT2016 Awards Co-chair.

Closing Ceremony
Greetings and short speeches by Periklis Chatzimisios and Athanasios Iossifides (ALexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), TPC and Local Committee Co-chairs.

Tutorials' Information

All four tutorials took place in parallel, on May 16, 2016, 14:00.

Instructors
Thomas Watteyne, INRIA, Paris, France
Xavier Vilajosana, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain
Pere Tuset-Peiro, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain

Abstract
This tutorial aims at acquainting its audience with ongoing standardization activities around the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), and provide hands-on experience through the OpenWSN and OpenMote ecosystems. OpenWSN was founded in 2010 and together with the OpenMote platform, which was launched in 2014, it has become the de-facto open-source implementation of IEEE802.15.4e-2012 Time Synchronized Channel Hopping (TSCH). TSCH is the standard at the heart of the IIoT, which enables ultra high reliability and low-power operation. This tutorial is tailored to the level of practicing engineers and advanced researchers who are interested in IIoT, as well as hands-on experience.

Duration: 3 hours.

Outline

  • Welcome and overview [Thomas, Xavier, Pere]
  • Standardizing the Industrial IoT, a Crash Course [Thomas]
  • The OpenWSN/OpenMote Ecosystem [Pere]
  • Deploying an OpenWSN network [Xavier]
  • Connecting to the Internet [Thomas]
  • Connecting an external sensor [Pere]
  • Wrap-up [Thomas, Xavier, Pere]

Important Dates

  • Tutorial registration deadline: April 20, 2016
  • Tutorial date/time: May 16, 2016, 14:00

Tutorial flyer


Instructors' bios

Thomas Watteyne (http://www.thomaswatteyne.com/, @thomaswatteyne) is an insatiable enthusiast of low-power wireless mesh technologies. He is a researcher at Inria in Paris, in the new EVA research team, where he designs, models and builds networking solutions based on a variety of Internet-of-Things (IoT) standards. He is Senior Networking Design Engineer at Linear Technology, in the Dust Networks product group, the undisputed leader in supplying low power wireless mesh networks for demanding industrial process automation applications. Since 2013, he co-chairs the IETF 6TiSCH working group, which standardizes how to use IEEE802.15.4e TSCH in IPv6-enabled mesh networks, and recently joined the IETF Internet-of-Things Directorate. Prior to that, Thomas was a postdoctoral research lead in Prof. Kristofer Pister’s team at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded and co-leads Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks for the IoT. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a research engineer at France Telecom, Orange Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2008), an MSc in Networking (2005) and an MEng in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France. He is Senior member of IEEE. He is fluent in 4 languages.

Xavier Vilajosana ( http://www.xvilajosana.org/) is principal investigator at the WINE research group at UOC and professor at the Computer Science, Telecommunications and Multimedia department. In addition Xavier is co-founder of Worldsensing and OpenMote Technologies, 2 prominent startups developing cutting edge IoT related technology. Until March 2016 Xavier has been senior researcher at the HP R&D Labs. From January 2012 to January 2014, Xavier was visiting Professor at the University of California Berkeley holding a prestigious Fulbright fellowship. In 2008, he was visiting researcher of France Telecom R&D Labs, Paris. Xavier has been one of the main promoters of low power wireless technologies, co-leading the OpenWSN.org initiative at UC Berkeley, and promoting the use of low power wireless standards for the emerging Industrial Internet paradigm. He also contributed to the industrialization and introduction of Low Power Wide Area Networks to urban scenarios through Worldsensing. Xavier is author of different Internet Drafts and RFCs, as part of his standardization activities for low power industrial networks. Xavier is contributing actively at the IETF 6TiSCH, 6Lo and ROLL Working Groups. Xavier holds more than 20 patents, more than 30 high impact journal publications and have contributed with several demos, tutorials and courses in the field of low power wireless networks. Finally Xavier is IEEE Senior Member and founding member and vocal of the IEEE Sensors Council in Spain.

Pere Tuset-Peiro ( http://www.peretuset.net/, @peretuset) is assistant professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), where he teaches courses on embedded systems, computer networks and operating systems. He is also co-founder of OpenMote Technologies, a start-up company that provides open source hardware for the Internet of Things. Pere received the BSc and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering degrees from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2007 and 2011 respectively, and the PhD in Network and Information Technologies from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in 2015. From January 2012 to February 2014 he was researcher at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). While being at UOC, he was visiting researcher at Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) from February 2013 to May 2013, and visiting researcher at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) from July 2013 to October 2013. From April 2014 to March 2016 he was software engineer at the HP R&D Labs. Currently, Pere holds five international patents and more than ten high impact publications. Recently, he has received the best demo runner-up award at INFOCOM 2014 for demonstrating LPDQ (Low Power Distributed Queueing), a new MAC (Medium Access Control) protocol for active RFID systems.

Instructors
Joerg Widmer , Institute IMDEA Networks, Madrid, Spain
Carlo Fischione , KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract
The tutorial will highlight the most prominent technical challenges of and possible approaches for networking in the millimeter-wave (mm-wave) band. Communication at such high frequencies brings unique challenges, primarily due the high signal attenuation, which can only be overcome by the use of highly directional antennas. This results in much less interference compared to omni-directional communication at lower frequencies, allowing for a high degree of spatial reuse and potentially simpler Medium Access Control Protocols (MAC) and interference management mechanisms. However, high directionality may cause deafness due to beam misalignments, whereas channels may appear and disappear over short time intervals and cause sudden communication blockages, in particular for mobile devices. This in turn requires a radical rethinking of wireless network design. The tutorial specifically focuses on networking aspects of the MAC layer and above.

Duration: 3 hours and 30 min.

Outline

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Interference modeling
  • Beam-forming, access initialization
  • MAC layer
  • Association and relaying, multi-hop aspects
  • mm-waves for cellular networks
  • mm-waves for short range networks
  • Impact on higher layer: transport, application
  • Testbeds and experiments

Important Dates

  • Tutorial registration deadline: April 20, 2016
  • Tutorial date/time: May 16, 2016, 14:00


Instructors' bios

Joerg Widmer is Research Professor at Institute IMDEA Networks in Madrid, Spain. He received his M.S. and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2000 and 2003, respectively. His research focuses primarily on wireless networks, ranging from extremely high frequency millimeter-wave communication and MAC layer design to mobile network architectures. From 2005 to 2010, he was manager of the Ubiquitous Networking Research Group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs in Munich, Germany, leading several projects in the area of mobile and cellular networks. Before, he worked as post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, Switzerland on ultra-wide band communication and network coding. He was a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA, USA and University College London, UK. Joerg Widmer was awarded an ERC consolidator grant as well as a Spanish Ramon y Cajal grant. He is senior member of IEEE and ACM.

Carlo Fischione is a tenured Associate Professor in KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering (3/3 years) in May 2005 and the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (Laurea, Summa cum Laude, 5/5 years) in April 2001 both from University of L’Aquila, Italy. He has held research positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2015, Visiting Professor); Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015, Associate); University of California at Berkeley, CA (2004-2005, Visiting Scholar, and 2007-2008, Research Associate. His research interests include optimization with applications to wireless sensor networks, networked control systems, wireless networks, security and privacy. He received or co-received a number of awards, including the best paper award from the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2007). He is co-founder and CTO of the sensor networks company MIND (ancient and modern musical instruments networked). He is member of IEEE.

Instructors
Selma Belhadj Amor , Laboratoire CITI (Université de Lyon, INRIA, INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France
Samir M. Perlaza , Laboratoire CITI (Université de Lyon, INRIA, INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France

Abstract
This tutorial aims to familiarize the attendees with the new communication paradigm of simultaneous energy and information transmission (SEIT) in wireless networks. The tutorial is divided into four parts. In the first part, the relevance of SEIT is highlighted as a powerful technique to ensure a more efficient energy utilization in future “green” communication systems, e.g, 5G networks, small cells, Wi-Fi networks, sensor networks and ad hoc networks. In the second part, particular attention is paid to existing techniques for implementing SEIT in point-to-point wireless communications. In particular, power allocation and beamforming techniques are reviewed. At the same time, strong emphasis is put on the fundamental limits of this technology using basic notions from information theory. In the third part, multi-user scenarios are studied and the key aspects of the energy-information trade-off are studied in both centralized networks, e.g, cellular networks and decentralized networks, e.g., sensor networks and ad hoc networks. In the latter, basic notions of game theory are studied to model the stable operating points of these networks. In the final part, practical aspects are tackled putting an emphasis on the main future challenges of SEIT in the context of 5G. For instance, front-end architectures allowing both energy harvesting and information decoding are studied. At the same time, aspects regarding in-band and out-band energy transmission as well as co-located and non-co-located receivers and energy harvesters are discussed.

Duration: 3 hours and 30 min.

Outline

  • Part I: Introduction
  • Part II: Point-to-Point SEIT
    • — Communication Techniques for SEIT
    • — Fundamental limits and information-energy trade-off
  • Part III: Multi-User SEIT
    • — SEIT induces cooperation among transmitters
    • — SEIT in cellular networks
    • — SEIT in ad hoc networks
    • — Output feedback enhances SEIT
  • Part IV: Future Technical Challenges
    • — Practical energy harvesting models
    • — RF energy harvesting architectures
    • — Impact of channel state information

Important Dates

  • Tutorial registration deadline: April 20, 2016
  • Tutorial date/time: May 16, 2016, 14:00

Tutorial flyer


Instructors' bios

Selma Belhadj Amor is an INRIA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Laboratoire CITI (Joint Lab between Universit´e de Lyon, INRIA, and INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France. She received the B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering in 2009 and 2011, respectively, from Grenoble-INP Ensimag, Grenoble, France. She also received the M.Sc. degree in mathematics and computer science in 2011 jointly from Grenoble-INP Ensimag and Universit´e Joseph Fourier (UJF), Grenoble, France. She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2015 from T´el´ecom ParisTech, Paris, France.

Samir M. Perlaza is an INRIA Research Scientist at Laboratoire CITI (Joint Lab between Universite de Lyon, INRIA and INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France. He is also a visiting research collaborator at the School of Applied Science at Princeton University (NJ, USA). He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Ecole Nationale Sup´erieure des Telecommunications (Telecom ParisTech), Paris, France, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Previously, from 2008 to 2011, he was a Research Engineer at France Telecom - Orange Labs (Paris, France). He has held long-term academic appointments at the Alcatel-Lucent Chair in Flexible Radio at Sup´elec (Gif-sur-Yvette, France); at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) and at the University of Houston (Houston, TX). His research interests lie in the overlap of signal processing, information theory, game theory and wireless communications. Dr. Perlaza has been distinguished by the European Commission with an Alban Fellowship in 2006 and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship in 2015. He was also one of the recipients of the the Best Student Paper Award at Crowncom in 2009.

Instructor
Ioannis Psaras , University College London, UK

Abstract
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) has been the topic of endless discussions in the research community in the past few years, for two main reasons: i) due to the huge advantages that such a networking paradigm would bring, and ii) due to the difficulty of implementing such a radical change on top of the current Internet. Information-Centric Networks work on the basis of content, rather than end-hosts. In the vast majority of Internet transfers, users are not actually interested in the host-to-host communication per se, but instead in the actual content/data/information that the host in question holds. Therefore, instead of searching for the host that holds the content of interest, ICN focuses on the search and resolution of the content itself, irrespectively of where the content is, who is the host of the content, or how can the content-host be reached. The evolution steps from the client-server model to the ICN proposal included IP Multicast, Web-caching, Content Distribution Networks (CDNs), Peer-to-Peer computing, but were also influenced from the wireless and mobile world, i.e., Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs), Opportunistic networks and Delay-/Disruption-Tolerant Networks (DTNs). In this tutorial, we will start off with a short summary on the evolution of content-based networking through the years, which is necessary in order to understand the foundations of the ICN pyramid; then we will dive into the details of specific research challenges in ICN. These challenges span from network layer naming and addressing to in-network caching and resource management and further to application-layer issues. The open issues in this area far outweigh the solved ones and hence, our discussion and presentation will focus on the related tradeoffs and research directions for future ICN investigations.

Duration: 3 hours and 30 min.

Outline

  • Section 1: Introduction, Background and Motivation
  • Session 2: Architectural approaches to Information-Centric Networks
  • Session 3: Naming/Addressing Content Objects vs. Naming/Addressing Hosts
  • Session 4: In-Network Caching vs. Application-Layer Caching: Design and Implications
  • Session 5: ICN and Mobility
  • Closing Session: Summary, Future Research Issues and Discussion

Important Dates

  • Tutorial registration deadline: April 20, 2016
  • Tutorial date/time: May 16, 2016, 14:00

Instructor's bio

Ioannis Psaras is Senior Researcher and an EPSRC Fellow with the Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of University College London. He has participated in several EU FP7, H2020 and EPSRC projects focusing on future Internet architectures with a special focus on resource allocation and management. His broad research interests include Congestion and Flow Control, Transport-layer Protocols, Delay-/Disruption-Tolerant Networks (DTNs), User-Provided and User-Centric Networks and Information-Centric Networks. He is active in the ICNRG group of the IRTF and has co-authored one of the first Internet Drafts on “Research Challenges of ICN”. Together with his team, he has received two Best Paper Awards at IFIP Networking 2012 and 2015, both in the area of Information-Centric Networks. He has recently received more than £1M from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to pursue a 5-year Early Career Fellowship on the interplay between Information-Centric Networks and Software-Defined Networks. Further information can be found at: http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~uceeips/.

Best Paper Awards

The following papers have been awarded the best paper awards (in random order):

Hyperbolic Traffic Load Centrality for Large-Scale Complex Communications Networks
Eleni G Stai and Konstantinos Sotiropoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Vasileios A Karyotis (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) & National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Symeon Papavassiliou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

IoT-D2D Task Allocation: an Award-Driven Game Theory Approach
Emad Abd-Elrahman (Telecom SudParis (ex. INT), France); Hossam Afifi (Institut Telecom & Paris South, France); Luigi Atzori (University of Cagliari, Italy); Makhlouf Hadji (IRT System X, France); Virginia Pilloni (University of Cagliari, Italy)

N3: Addressing and Routing in 3D Nanonetworks
Angeliki Tsioliaridou (Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece); Christos Liaskos (Institute of Computer Science, Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas, Greece); Lefteris Pachis and Sotiris Ioannidis (Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece); Andreas Pitsillides (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)



Travel Info

Thessaloniki also known in English as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece.

Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually.

Thessaloniki is a popular tourist destination in Greece. For 2013, National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide, while in 2014 Financial Times FDI magazine (Foreign Direct Investments) declared Thessaloniki as the best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle.

Thessaloniki enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with its location in northern Greece resulting in the region receiving more rain than other areas of the country, and seeing lower temperatures during the winter. Summers in Thessaloniki are generally hot and dry, and the area receives an abundance of sunshine even during the low season.

Thessaloniki's international airport is 16 km outside the city and served by many major airlines. The airport is served by the 24-hour bus line 78 (or 78N during night) from OASTH. Line 78 starts from Macedonia Central Bus Station, stops at the Railway Station of Thessaloniki and arrives to the airport through the city center. Line 78A travels the same route with the difference, that it makes an additional stop at the A.S. IKEA bus station. At the Railway Station and A.S. IKEA bus stops, passengers can find many connections with many other major bus lines.

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Visa Information

Visa Letters are available through EDAS for all accepted papers. Authors and attendees outside EU are advised to arrange their Visas the soonest possible. Information regarding visas can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hellenic Republic at http://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/.

Hotel Offers

Authors are advised to book their hotels as soon as they receive paper acceptance notification. Reference to ICT 2016 should be made when booking in the hotels given below. Thessaloniki, in addition to the hotels given below, offers a wide range of accommodation options in walking distance from the Venue.

Makedonia Palace Hotel
(Venue)

Location
Megalou Alexandrou 2,
GR-54640, Thessaloniki,
Greece
hotel webpage
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Offers
Single, sea view: 110€
Single, city view: 100€
Double, sea view: 120€
Double, city view: 110€


Metropolitan Hotel
(walking distance from Venue)

Location
Vasilissis Olgas 65,
GR-54642, Thessaloniki,
Greece
hotel webpage
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Offers
Single room: 49€
Double room: 59€




Queen Olga Hotel
(walking distance from Venue)

Location
Vasilissis Olgas 44,
GR-54641, Thessaloniki,
Greece
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Offers
Single room: 50€
Double room: 70€