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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


ICETE 2020 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 8 - 10 July, 2020

Paper Submission: February 14, 2020
Authors Notification:
April 15, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
April 29, 2020

Paper Submission: March 31, 2020
Authors Notification:
May 7, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 20, 2020

Workshop Proposal: March 3, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 3, 2020

Tutorial Proposal: May 26, 2020

Demo Proposal: May 26, 2020

Panel Proposal: May 26, 2020


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.


Christian CallegariRaSS National Laboratory - CNIT, Italy
Soon Xin NgUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom


Baber Aslam, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
Pablo Belzarena, UdelaR, Uruguay
Paolo Castagno, University of Torino, Italy
Lorenzo Favalli, University of Pavia, Italy
Hiroaki Fukuda, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Francesco Gringoli, University of Brescia, Italy
Ping Ji, The City University of New York - Graduate Center, United States
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Jussara Marques de Almeida, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, United States
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
Sandrine Vaton, , France

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