A robust, reliable, and intelligent communication network integrating both wired and wireless technologies forms the backbone of the 4th industrial revolution. Such systems, however, face a variety of challenges that range from realizing very large-scale networks to critical systems that require reliable and minimal latency in communication. Industrial networks are often required to support very low-data rate and low-power devices that are spread over tens of kilometers. On the other hand, many next generation networks will require to handle very high capacity traffic for applications that support virtual and augmented reality-based solutions. Moreover, due to mobility of workers (both humans and robots), mobile network communication (with or without infrastructure) also becomes critically important.
The ACM Future Industrial Communication Networks (FICN) workshop aims to address some of the challenges related to industrial communication networks. Importance will be given to solving real-life problems and cost-effective green solutions that can benefit emerging economies, startups, and small and medium enterprises. At ACM FICN, industry and academia shall come together to discuss challenges and cutting-edge research ideas, as well as establish a forward-looking collaborative relationship.
ACM FICN seeks original, novel, and previously unpublished (and currently not under consideration anywhere else) papers that address the challenges faced by modern industrial networks. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by eminent members of the Technical Program Committee where technical merit, novelty, timeliness, and relevance to the workshop shall be taken into consideration.
Topics of interest to ACM FICN include, but are not limited to:
Submitted papers must not exceed six (6) double-column pages (including the title, list of author(s), figures, tables, references, and appendices, if any) and must adhere to the general ACM MobiCom conference submission guidelines. The review process will be single-blinded, which means submitted papers must contain name(s) and affiliation(s) of all the authors. All submissions must be in PDF format; no other formats will be considered. ACM provides LaTeX and MS Word templates to help you draft the paper. However, you are solely responsible to verify that all guidelines have been followed.
At least one author of each accepted paper need to register and present the paper at the workshop. All presented papers will be published in the proceedings of ACM MobiCom 2018 and will be available in the ACM Digital Library.
For any query, please send an email to the organizers with "FICN2018" in the subject line.
|Falko Dressler||Paderborn University||Germany|
|Arun Kumar Saha||Cisco||USA|
|Kamesh Mahadevan||Keysight Technologies||Belgium|
|Hemant Kumar Rath||Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)||India|
|Sumit Goswami||Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO)||India|
|Waldir Moreira Junior||Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS||Portugal|
|Pushpendu Kar||Norwegian University of Science and Technology||Norway|
|Sujata Pal||Indian Institute of Technology Ropar||India|
|Manas Khatua||Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur||India|
|Yue Cao||Northrumbia University||UK|
|Ciprian Dobre||University Politehnica of Bucharest||Romania|
|Subarna Chatterjee||Inria, Rennes||France|
|Subhadeep Sarkar||Inria, Rennes||France|
|Vijay Ingalalli||Inria, Rennes||France|
|Goutam Mali||Xavier University, Bhubaneswar||India|
|Imad Barhumi||United Arab Emirates University||UAE|
|Judhistir Mohapatro||National Institute of Technology Rourkela||India|
|Antonio Carlos de Oliveira Junior||Federal University of Goiás - UFG||Brazil|
|Tamoghna Ojha||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur||India|
|Samaresh Bera||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur||India|
|Arijit Roy||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur||India|
|Pablo Gutierrez Peon||MDH||Sweden|
To be updated later.