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Call for Papers

DCNET is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Data communication networks are among the most important and influential global infrastructures that humanity has created and an always growing number of physical objects are being connected to the Internet at an unprecedented rate, posing new challenges every day.The purpose of DCNET 2020 is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners to present and discuss ideas, challenges and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in the areas of computing, communications, and informatics. DCNET encompasses a diversity of topics, covering almost every aspect related to data communication: from network architecture and protocols to network management, monitoring and control, performance analysis, sensor nets, services over networks, LANs and WANS, IoT, vehicular communication, emerging communication technologies, Data Center networks, up to higher education in the data communication field.


  • Big Data Communication and Analytics
  • Mobile Cloud
  • Modeling & Simulation of Communication Networks and Systems
  • Network Applications (Web, Multimedia Streaming, Gaming, Etc.)
  • Network Architectures
  • Network Monitoring and Control
  • Network Protocols
  • Network Security
  • Next-Generation Communication Networks
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Routing and Flow Control in LANs, WANs and PANs
  • Cloud and Systems Management
  • Sensor Nets and Embedded Systems
  • Social Computing and Networks
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Traffic Measurement, Analysis, Modeling and Visualization
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine-to-Machine Communications
  • Vanet and Automotive
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • 5G-enabled Applications
  • Tactile Internet
  • Cloud Computing and Networking
  • 5G Communication
  • Data Center Networking
  • Data as a Service
  • Data Network Management
  • Data Sharing and Infrastructures
  • Information-Centric Networking
  • Internet Technologies
  • Mobile & Ubiquitous Communication Networks


Henderik ProperLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Jaime Lloret MauriUniversidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Ajith AbrahamMachine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Moti YungColumbia University, United States
Ingemar Johansson CoxUniversity of Copenhagen, United Kingdom


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 8 - 10 July, 2020

Paper Submission: March 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
April 15, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
April 29, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 7, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 7, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 20, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: March 3, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 13, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: May 26, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 3, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 3, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)


DCNET Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: dcnet.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.dcnet.icete.org


Available soon.


Mohammad ObaidatFordham University, NY, United States
Jalel Ben-OthmanUniversity of Paris 13, France


Christian CallegariDip Ing Informaz, Italy
Soon Xin NgSchool of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, U.K., United Kingdom


Baber Aslam, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
Shahram Babaie, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Pablo Belzarena, UdelaR, Uruguay
Paolo Castagno, University of Torino, Italy
Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Hiroaki Fukuda, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Francesco Gringoli, University of Brescia, Italy
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Eliane Martins, Universidade Estadual De Campinas, Brazil
Matteo Sereno, University of Torino, Italy
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Tatsuya Suda, University Netgroup Inc., United States
Bernd Wolfinger, University of Hamburg, Germany

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