The 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2018)

The IEEE LCN conference is the premier conference on theoretical and practical aspects ofcomputer networking. LCN is highly interactive, enabling an effective interchange of results and ideas among researchers, users, and product developers. Major developments from high-speed networks to the global Internet to specialized sensor networks have been reported at past LCNs. Please join us for our 43rd annual meeting in Chicago!
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The International Workshop on Enabling Communications and Networking for Future Internet (WECNET 18)

The Workshop on Enabling Communications and Networking for Future Internet is going to be held in Chicago. The motive of WECNET is to bring together computer scientists, researchers, engineers, and people from industry to exploit the world in a best possible way for mankind. WECNET in conjunction with LCN 2018 has the focus on Future Networks especially IoT and its enabling technologies from the perspective of networking and communication. Internet of Things (IoT) is of vital role in Future Networks and is at the forefront in its latest extensions. The major enabling technologies that are giving a flying kick start to the Future Networks are IoT, ad hoc and wireless sensor networks (WSNs), short-range wireless communications, real-time systems, low power and energy harvesting, radio frequency identification, machine type communication, resource-constrained networks, embedded software and in situ processing. Among all others, IoT is an enabling ubiquitous computing technology with novel design paradigm to integrate global physical objects, cyber and social spaces, machines and lot of other thingamabobs. It may also be envisaged as a web of trillions of machines. Therefore, many other extended terminologies can be found in literature like a web of things, social Internet of things, internet of vehicles, internet of cities, internet of robotic things, internet of trains, internet of smartphones, industrial IoT, industrial internet of the micro smart grid, internet of battle things, etc. Communication and networking is at the heart of this wave for gaining multifold sustainable and viable benefits from constituents of Future Networks and its interacting technologies (radio frequency identification, wireless sensor network, Wireless personal area network, wireless body area networks, machine to machine, cloud computing, data centers, Bluetooth, Zigbee, LTE-A, Satellite).Accepted and presented workshop papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be submitted to the IEEE digital library (IEEE Xplore). Moreover, extended version of selected high-quality papers will be invited for exclusive consideration in the special issue of reputable Journals

Call for Papers

WECNET 18-LCN Workshop – Chicago (Download PDF)

This workshop focuses on networking and communication technology for Future Networks for addressing the recent emerging trends, and associated challenges to meet with underlying requirements. Submissions could discuss novel ideas, original results, theoretical and applied research in topics, but not limited to:

  • RF/microwave/optical/terahertz devices, signal processing, and communications
  • Energy-efficient/aware Computing, Networking & Data Centers
  • Efficient communication under delay or quality of service constraints
  • Communication and networking issues and their solutions in Future Networks
  • Data Center Networks with OpenFlow
  • IoT access network technologies and capillary networks
  • Testbeds, case studies, experimental measurements, performance evaluations and optimizations in communication and networking
  • Infrastructure of information network
  • Data Integration, Data Dissemination, Data Management, and Query Processing Algorithms
  • Software, hardware, devices, and equipment
  • Emergence in user experience and quality of service for green IoT
  • Energy efficient protocols and algorithms for device-to-device, small and dense networks
  • Communication and networking protocols among enabling technologies in Future Networks
  • MAC/Network layer cooperative communications for Future Networks
  • Network design, coding, and infrastructure for Future Networks

Paper Submission

Authors are required to submit their papers through WECNET 2018 EDAS. Submission is done in three steps:

  1. Creation of a personal account on EDAS (if you are new to EDAS).
  2. Registration of the paper
    (requiring a short abstract of up to 150 words).
  3. Upload of the paper, in PDF format only.

Authors can always re-upload their manuscripts before the deadline. The snew uploaded manuscript will overwrite the existing one. For help with EDAS, please contact the IEEE LCN WECNET Program Co-Chairs. Accepted papers should be submitted as camera ready following the instuctions posted at http://www.ieeelcn.org/Author_Instructions_Final.html Accepted and presented workshop papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be submitted to the IEEE digital library (IEEE Xplore). Moreover, extended version of selected high-quality papers will be invited for exclusive consideration in the special issue of reputable Journals.

Speaker's Panel

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Damla Turgut


Project Manager - Crazyegg

Damla Turgut is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at University of Central Florida. She received her BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the Computer Science and Engineering Department of University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include wireless ad hoc, sensor, underwater and vehicular networks, cloud computing as well as considerations of privacy in the Internet of Things. She is also interested in applying big data techniques for improving STEM education for women and minorities. Her recent honors and awards include University Excellence Award in Professional Service in April 2017 and being featured in the UCF Women Making History series in March 2015. She was co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE ICC 2013. Dr. Turgut serves as a member of the editorial board and of the technical program committee of ACM and IEEE journals and International conferences. She is a member of IEEE, ACM, and the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honorary society. http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/~turgut/ https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bjX4jCkAAAAJ&hl=en

"When I share my knowledge with others I feel that I'm giving back to the community that helped me so much."

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MUHAMMAD IMRAN


He is working as Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University (KSU) since 2011. He worked as a Postdoctoral Associate on joint research projects between KSU and University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Visiting Scientist with Iowa State University, USA. His research interest includes mobile ad hoc and sensor networks, WBANs, M2M, IoT, SDN, fault tolerant computing and Security and privacy. He has published number of research papers in refereed international conferences and journals. His research is financially supported by several grants. Recently, European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) has appointed him as an Editor in Chief for EAI Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology. He also serves as an associate editor for IEEE Access, IEEE Communications Magazine, Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing Journal (SCIE, Wiley), Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks Journal (SCIE), IET Wireless Sensor Systems, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems (Inderscience) and International Journal of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. He served/serving as a guest editor for IEEE Communications Magazine (SCIE), Computer Networks (SCIE, Elsevier), Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), MDPI Sensors (SCIE), International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (SCIE, Hindawi), Journal of Internet Technology (SCIE), and International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems. He has been involved in more than fifty conferences and workshops in various capacities such as a chair, co-chair and technical program committee member. These include IEEE ICC, Globecom, AINA, LCN, IWCMC, IFIP WWIC and BWCCA. He has received number of awards such as Asia Pacific Advanced Network fellowship.

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SOHAIL JABBAR


He is a Post-Doctorate Fellow at Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. He has been Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Sahiwal and also headed Networks and Communication Research Group at CIIT, Sahiwal. He received many awards and honors from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Bahria University, CIIT, and the Korean Government. He received the Research Productivity Award from CIIT in 2014 and 2015. He has been engaged in many National and International Level Projects. His research work is published in various renowned journals and magazines of IEEE, Springer, Elsevier, MDPI, Old City Publication and Hindawi, and conference proceedings of IEEE, ACM, and IAENG. He has been the reviewer for leading journals (ACM TOSN, JoS, MTAP, AHSWN, ATECS, among many) and conferences (C-CODE 2017, ACM SAC 2016, ICACT 2016, among others). He is currently engaged as TPC memberchair in many conferences. He is guest editor of Sis in Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (Springer), Journal of Information and Processing System (KIPS), Cyber Physical System (Taylor & Francis). His research interests include Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks and Software Defined Networking.

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SYED HASSAN AHMAD


He received his B.S in Computer Science from Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan. Later, he joined School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Korea, where he completed his Masters combined Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the Monet Lab. In 2015, he has been a visiting researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. Since 2012, he has published over 60 International Journal and Conference papers in the field of wireless communications. Along with several book chapters, he also authored 2 Springer brief books. For the three consecutive years, 2014-2016, he won the Best Research Contributor award in the workshop on Future Researches of Computer Science and Engineering, KNU, South Korea. In 2016, he also won the Qualcomm Innovation Award at KNU, South Korea. Moreover, he is the recipient of IEEE and ACM Travel Grants for prestigious conferences like IEEE CCNC 2016, ACM ICN 2016, and ACM SAC 2017. He is an active IEEE/ACM member and serving several reputed conferences/journals as a TPC and Reviewer respectively. His research interests include Wireless Sensors and Ad hoc Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems, Vehicular Communications, and Future Internet.

Organization Committee

General Chair

member

Kemal Akkaya

Florida International University
USA

Email: kakkaya@fiu.edu

Workshop Chair

member

Hwee-Pink Tan

Singapore Managment University
Singapore

Email: hptan@smu.edu.sg

Workshop Co-Chairs

member

SOHAIL JABBAR

National Textile University
Pakistan

Email: sjabbar.research@gmail.com

member

SYED HASSAN AHMAD

University of Central Florida
Orlando,FL,USA

Email: sh.ahmed@ieee.org

member

MUHAMMAD IMRAN

King Saud University
KSA

Email: dr.m.imran@ieee.org

Steering Committee

  • Awais Ahmad, Yeungnum University, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
  • Licheng Wang, Beiging University of Post and Telecommunication, China
  • Javier de Andres-Suarez University of Oviedo 33007-Oviedo, Spain

Publicity Co-Chair

Technical Program Committee

  • Junaid Chaudhry, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona, USA.
  • Haibo Hong Assistant Professor School of Computer Science, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Muhammad Asif Habib, National Textile University, Pakistan
  • Mohammad Hammoudeh, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Ahcene Bounceur, University of Brest, France
  • Gwanggil Jeon, Incheon National University, South Korea
  • Nasir Mahmood, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Muhammad Farhan, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal, Pakistan
  • Ibrahim Ghafir, Loughborough University United Kingdom
  • Abdelrahman Abuarqoub, Middle East University, Amman, Jordan
  • Beenish Abbas, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Farhan Khan, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Martin Gonzalez-Rodriguez University of Oviedo 33007-Oviedo, Spain
  • Kashif Amjad, College of North Atlantic, Canada
  • Muhammad Shahid, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Majid Hussain, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Kijun Han, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea
  • Yacine Sam, François Rabelais University Tours, France
  • Muqeet Ahmad, South West Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
  • Omar Aldabbas, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
  • Junaid Zubairi, The State University of New York at Fredonia, NY, USA
  • Masood Habib, Dalian University, China
  • Javier de Andres-Suarez University of Oviedo 33007-Oviedo, Spain
  • Tzu-Hua Wang, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan
  • Adeel Baig, Al-Yamama University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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