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


The purpose of DCNET 2018 is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on communication networking between computer systems or other digital devices. Computer networking is a combination of knowledge related to the areas of telecommunications, computer science, information technology and/or computer engineering. Data communication networks rely heavily upon the theoretical and practical application of these scientific and engineering disciplines. DCNET encompasses a diversity of aspects, from network architecture and protocols, to network management, monitoring and control, performance analysis, sensor nets, services over networks, LANs and WANS, to higher education in the data communication field.


  • Network Protocols
  • Next-generation Communication Networks
  • Mobile & Ubiquitous Communication Networks
  • Mobile Cloud
  • Cloud and Systems Management
  • Cloud Computing and Networking
  • Internet Technologies
  • Information-Centric Networking
  • Big Data Communication and Analytics
  • Data Network Management
  • Data as a Service
  • Data Sharing and Infrastructures
  • Network Architectures
  • Modeling & Simulation of communication networks and Systems
  • Network Monitoring and Control
  • Traffic Measurement, Analysis, Modeling and Visualization
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Routing and Flow Control in LANs, WANs and PANs
  • Sensor Nets and Embedded Systems
  • Network applications (web, multimedia streaming, gaming, etc.)
  • Social Computing and Networks
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Network Security


George KaragiannidisAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Zeno GeradtsNetherlands Forensic Institute, Netherlands
Jan MendlingVienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( 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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 26 - 28 July, 2018

Paper Submission: April 3, 2018 (extended)
Authors Notification:
May 14, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 28, 2018

Paper Submission: April 27, 2018
Authors Notification:
June 5, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 18, 2018

Workshop Proposal: March 28, 2018

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: June 7, 2018
Authors Notification: June 20, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: July 2, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 28, 2018

Tutorial Proposal: June 22, 2018

Demo Proposal: June 22, 2018

Panel Proposal: June 22, 2018


DCNET Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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Christian CallegariRaSS National Laboratory - CNIT, Italy


Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Nancy Alonistioti, The University of Athens, Greece
Baber Aslam, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
Julio Barbancho, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Alejandro Linares Barranco, University of Seville, Spain
Ilija Basicevic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Marco Beccuti, University of Turin, Italy
Pablo Belzarena, UdelaR, Uruguay
Chiara Buratti, Università di Bologna, Italy
Roberto Canonico, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Valentín Carela-Español,, Spain
Fernando Cerdan, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain
Paskorn Champrasert, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Zesheng Chen, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, United States
Min-Xiou Chen, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Kang Chen, Southern Illinois University, United States
Whai-En Chen, National I-lan University, Taiwan
Tadeusz Czachorski, IITIS PAN, Poland
Jitender Deogun, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Luca Deri, Ntop, Italy
Josep Domenech, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Enver Ever, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus, Cyprus
Mahmood Fathi, Iranian University of Science and Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Zongming Fei, University of Kentucky, United States
Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, ITACA -TSB Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Hiroaki Fukuda, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
François Gagnon, Cégep Sainte-Foy, Canada
Luis Javier García Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Bogdan Ghita, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Alberto González, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Oscar González de Dios, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Javier Gozalvez, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain
Fabrizio Granelli, Univ. Trento, Italy
Francesco Gringoli, University of Brescia, Italy
Carlos Guerrero, Universitat De Les Illes Balears, Spain
Antonio Izquierdo-Manzanares, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), United States
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Peng-Yong Kong, Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR), United Arab Emirates
Michael Kounavis, Intel Corporation, United States
Changhyun Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea, Republic of
Carlos León de Mora, University of Seville, Spain
Isaac Lera, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Quan-Lin Li, Yanshan University, China
Ziping Liu, Southeast Missouri State University, United States
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Stéphane Maag, TELECOM SudParis, France
Olaf Maennel, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
S. Kami Makki, Lamar University, United States
Eliane Martins, Universidade Estadual De Campinas, Brazil
Pascale Minet, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, France
Liam Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland
A. N. Dudin, Belarusian State University, Belarus
Ibrahim Onyuksel, Northern Illinois University, United States
Philippe Owezarski, LAAS-CNRS, France
Dhabaleswar K. Panda, The Ohio State University, United States
Maurizio Patrignani, Roma Tre University, Italy
José Pelegri-Sebastia, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Adrian Popescu, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Gianluca Reali, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
Nasser-Eddine Rikli, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Matteo Sereno, University of Torino, Italy
Jose Luis Sevillano, Universidad de Sevilha, Spain
Adel Soudani, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Tatsuya Suda, University Netgroup Inc., United States
Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland
Fabien Tarissan, CNRS, France
Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Adriano Valenzano, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Bernd E. Wolfinger, University of Hamburg, Germany
Józef Wozniak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jianbin Xiong, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China
Laurance T. Yang, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada
Cliff C. Zou, University of Central Florida, United States

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