News & Updates

Upcoming Deadlines
  • Paper submission closes on: July 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM IST (UTC +05:30)
  • Notification of acceptance: July 20, 2018
  • Camera-ready papers due by: August 10, 2018
  • Workshop to be held on: November 2, 2018
Latest News
  • [July 20, 2018] Acceptance notifications sent out
  • [June 26, 2018] Final extension of submission deadline up to July 1, 2018
  • [May 30, 2018] Submission deadline extended up to June 29, 2018
  • [May 14, 2018] Workshop date confirmed (Friday, November 2, 2018)
  • [April 24, 2018] Paper submission is now open; see submission guidelines
  • [April 24, 2018] Call for Papers announced
  • [April 20, 2018] Workshop's website launched

About FICN

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.

Call for Papers

ACM FICN seeks original, novel, and previously unpublished (and currently not under consideration anywhere else) papers that address the challenges faced by modern industrial networks.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:

  • Autonomous and intelligent intent-based networks
  • Critical communication network and systems
  • Industry 4.0 communication systems and related standards
  • Green communication and battery-saving systems
  • Large-scale sensor networks and industrial IoT (IIoT) applications
  • 5G and industrial requirements
  • Reliable and time sensitive networks
  • Industrial applications of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks
  • Heterogeneous networks involving modern and legacy (non IP-based) equipment
  • Bid and design phases of communication networks (optimization & coverage)
  • Low-power wide area machine-to-machine networks
  • Software-defined networking (SDN) for industry
  • Condition monitoring, analytics, and prognosis for industrial systems
  • Cybersecurity: dissemination, identification, and defense against industrial malware/botnets
  • Test-beds and real-life measurements for highly scalable industrial applications

Download CFP


Submitted papers must not exceed six (6) double-column pages (including the title, list of author(s), figures, tables, references, and appendices, if any) formatted using single spacing, 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 author(s). 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.

Submit Manuscript

For any query, please send an email to the organizers with "FICN2018" in the subject line.

Organizing Committee

Technical Program Committee

Name Affiliation Location
Sun Sumei A*Star Singapore
Falko Dressler Paderborn University Germany
Arun Kumar Saha Cisco USA
Kamesh Mahadevan Keysight Technologies Belgium
Hemant Kumar Rath Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) India
Narasimha Chari Roku USA
Debojyoti Bhattacharya Bosch India
Linus Thrybom ABB Sweden
Gulzaib Rafiq ABB Norway
Rohan Vibhandik Emerson India
Sumit Goswami Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) India
Waldir Moreira Junior Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS Portugal
Animesh Srivastava Caspar USA
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
Mats Bjorkman MDH Sweden
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
Anitha Varghese ABB India
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

Program Details

To be updated later.