NETWORKS 2018 has been moved to “Workshop in Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning”, to be held in PIMRC 2018

The 18th International Network Strategy and Planning Symposium (NETWORKS 2018) edition becomes “Workshop in Telecommunication Networks Strategy and Planning” integrated with the IEEE PIMRC 2018 (The 29th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications) which will be held on September 9-12, 2018 in Bologna, Italy,
“Workshop in Telecommunication Networks Strategy and Planning”  will be a half-day workshop, in the program of PIMRC 2018, and authors have to comply to the general policy of PIMRC 2018, published on: http://pimrc2018.ieee-pimrc.org/registration/registration-policy/
The workshop will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 9 to 12.30 am.
A workshop track within PIMRC will be created in the EDAS platform for authors with accepted papers submit their camera-ready version.

Important dates

Acceptance notifications: June 7st, 2018
Camera-ready due: June 21th, 2018
Workshop date: September 9th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

The scope of the “Workshop in Telecommunication Networks Strategy and Planning” integrated with the IEEE PIMRC 2018 includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Emerging Topics in Network Planning and Operations

  • Software defined networking (SDN)
  • Network function virtualization (NFV)
  • Network slicing
  • Cybersecurity: challenges and solutions
  • OTT services and impact on service providers
  • Vehicular and 5G networks
  • Cloud Networking
  • Network Data Analytics
  • Smart cites
  • Internet of Things
  • Peer to peer networking
  • New networking paradigms

Economic Aspects of Network Planning and Operations

  • CAPEX vs. OPEX tradeoffs
  • Cost modeling and pricing
  • Dynamic tariff optimization
  • Infrastructure and spectrum sharing
  • Virtual network operators
  • Network neutrality
  • Frequency management

Traffic Measurements and Modeling

  • Multiservice traffic measurement, analysis, characterization, modeling, and simulation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Methods / tools for traffic measurements and prediction
  • Network monitoring and anomaly detection

Network Planning Support Processes

  • Methods and Tools
  • Business planning
  • Multilayer planning process
  • Planning of optical, access, NGN, LTE+, and 5G networks
  • Network management support
  • Hybrid planning methods and tools
  • Migration planning and dismantling of legacy equipment

Routing, Traffic Flows and Optimization

  • Signaling and control in multimedia/multiservice systems
  • OTT services and implications on traffic demand
  • Application layer traffic optimization
  • Intra-domain and inter-domain routing, traffic engineering and resilience
  • Optimization wrt. technical and economic criteria
  • Routing strategies to reduce power consumption
  • Impact of cloud and grid services

Network Design and Planning Methods

  • Network topology design, optimization at different layers
  • End-to-end service performance evaluation
  • Quality of service (QoS), quality of resilience, quality of experience (QoE) and SLA
  • Network interconnection & peering
  • IoT networks, ad-hoc and sensor networks
  • Network resilience: survivability, availability, dependability, protection, restoration
  • Energy efficiency
  • Content delivery and media services


Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Telecomunicación


Technical sponsors:

IEEE IEEE Communication Society


Media sponsors:

Sensors Journal

e-mail: networks2018@upct.es