Wednesday, August 7, 2019


12th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS
January 7-11, 2020
Bangalore, India

Technical Co-Sponsor: IEEE, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Future NETWORKS

The 12th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS
(COMSNETS) will be held in Bangalore, India,
during January 7 - 11, 2020. COMSNETS is a premier international conference
dedicated to advances in Networking and Communications Systems. The
conference is a yearly event for a world-class gathering of researchers
from academia and industry, practitioners, and business leaders, providing
a forum for discussing cutting edge research, and directions for new
innovative business and technology.

The conference will include a highly selective technical program consisting
of submitted papers, a small set of invited papers on important and timely
topics from well-known leaders in the field, and poster session of work in

Focused workshops and panel discussions will be held on emerging topics to
allow for a lively exchange of ideas. International business and government
leaders will be invited to share their perspectives, and will complement
the technical program.

Technical Program Topics:

The topics of interest for the technical program include (but are not
limited to) the following:

• 5G and wireless broadband networks
• Technologies for 6 - 100 GHz spectrum
• Visible Light Communications
• Heterogeneous networks (HetNets)
• Cognitive radio and white-space networking
• Economics of networks
• Energy-efficient communications
• Cloud computing
• Enterprise, data center, and storage-area networks
• Internet architecture and protocols, Internet science and emergent
• Mobility and location management
• Mobile Sensing
• Traffic analysis and engineering
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Caching & content delivery systems
• Information/Content centric networks (ICN)
• Network management and operations
• Network security and privacy
• Trusted computing
• Network science
• Online social networks
• Overlay communications, content distribution
• Wireless adhoc and sensor networks
• Systems and networks for smarter energy and sustainability
• Vehicular communications
• Smart Grid communications and networking
• Machine Learning and AI in Networking
• Big Data Analytics in Networking, including IoT Analytics
• Cognition and Cognitive Computing in Networking

The selected best papers from COMSNETS 2020 will be invited for a
submission of their significant extended version at a special issue in
Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks journal (2018 Impact factor: 3.490).

High quality papers making novel contributions may be considered for fast
track publication (after significant extension) in Elsevier's Pervasive and
Mobile Computing (PMC) journal (2018 Impact factor: 2.769).

Important Deadlines:

Abstract submission: 30th August, 2019, 11:59 pm AoE
Paper submission: 6th September, 2019, 11:59pm AoE
Notification of Acceptance: 31st October, 2019
Camera-ready Submission: 15th November, 2019

Conference Highlights:

The conference will comprise of several:

• Keynote/Invited/Banquet Talks
• Technical Paper and Poster Sessions
• Graduate Research Forum
• Panel Discussions
• Demos & Exhibits
• Mentoring Sessions
• Co-located Workshops
• LastMileS
• Intelligent Transportation Systems
• Cyber Security & Blockchain
• Networked Healthcare

COMSNETS provides generous travel grants to International student
applicants who have an accepted paper in the conference. Please see the
home page for details.

Poster Session

The COMSNETS 2020 Poster Session is a forum to showcase preliminary/ongoing
work in the area of computer networking and communications. Poster
presenters will benefit from lively discussions and critical feedback on
their work in progress. Accepted posters will be published in the
conference proceedings.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Posters

Paper submission: 7th November, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 28th November, 2019
Camera-Ready Submission: 7th December, 2019

Demos and Exhibits

COMSNETS invites demos from researchers, startups, and corporates
showcasing cutting edge information technologies and their applications.
There will be dedicated demo sessions without any simultaneous paper
sessions. Additionally, every accepted demo will be given 2 – 3 minutes on
the main stage to advertise the demo. All accepted demos will be considered
for the Best Demo Award.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Demos

Paper submission: 1st November, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 1st December, 2019
Camera-Ready Submission: 15th December, 2019
Event date: 8-9th January, 2020

COMSNETS 2020 Keynote Speakers

• Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
• Gerhard P. Fettweis, TU Dresden, Germany
• Sriram Rajamani, Microsoft Research, India

COMSNETS 2020 Banquet Speaker

• Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania, USA

COMSNETS 2020 Invited Speakers

• Hrishikesh B. Acharya, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
• Claudio Casetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
• Supratik Mukhopadhyay, Louisiana State University, USA
• Vishnu Navda, Microsoft Research, India
• Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
• Nirupam Roy, University of Maryland College Park, USA
• Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA
• Krishna Sivalingam, IIT Madras, India

Conference Venue:

The conference will be held in The Chancery Pavilion Hotel, Bangalore,

Paper Registration/Submission Guidelines:

For any queries please contact us at

Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs:
Swades De, IIT Delhi, India
Falko Dressler, University of Paderborn, Germany
Vijay Raghunathan, Purdue University, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Sandip Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur, India
Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins University, USA
JeongGil Ko, Ajou University, Korea

Poster Co-Chairs:
SaiDhiraj Amuru, WiSig Networks, India
Nabanita Das, ISI Kolkata, India

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Vijay Gabale, Huew, India
Prasant Misra, TCS Innovation Labs, India

Demos and Exhibit Chair:
Amit Kumar Saha, CISCO, India

Graduate Forum Chair
T. Venkatesh, IIT Guwahati, India

Panel Chair
Pamela Kumar, TSDSI, India

Mentoring Sessions Chair
Abhishek Appaji, B.M.S College of Engineering, India

MINDS Workshop Co-Chairs:
Vijay Gabale, Huew, India
Prasant Misra, TCS Innovation Labs, India

ITS Workshop Co-Chairs:
Bhargava Rama Chilukuri, IIT Madras, India
Tarun Rambha, IISc Bangalore, India

LastMileS Workshop Co-Chairs:
Ashwin Ashok, Georgia State University, USA
Seshan Srirangarajan, IIT Delhi, India

Cyber Security & Blockchain Workshop Co- Chairs:
Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
Prashant Pillai, University of Wolverhampton, UK

NetHealth Workshop Chair:
Dr. Dayaprasad G Kulkarni, Syracuse University, USA
Abu Saquib Tauheed, Coeo Labs, India

IMOBILE AIMS Workshop Co-Chairs
Sandip Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur, India
Prasant Misra, TCS Innovation Labs, India
Amit Kumar Saha, CISCO, India

COMSJOB Co-Chairs:
Prasant Misra, TCS Innovation Labs, India
Amit Kumar Saha, CISCO, India

Publication Co-Chairs:
Bivas Mitra, IIT Kharagpur, India
Mainack Mondal, Cornell Tech, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Joongheon Kim, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Joe Novak, Raytheon, USA
Sushmita Ruj, ISI Kolkata, India

Travel Grants Chair:
S. V. R. Anand, IISc Bangalore, India

Web Chair:
Madhumita Mallick, IIT Kharagpur, India

IT & Operations Chair
Ananda Krishna, Astra Security, India

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
Rajeev Shorey, TCS Innovation Labs

Awards and Honors Co-Chairs:
Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur, India
Jeffrey Tew, TCS, USA

Advisory Committee:
Tulika Pandey, MEITY, GoI, India
Prashant Pillai, , University of Wolverhampton, UK
Dah Ming Chiu, CUHK, China
Pamela Kumar, CCICI, India

Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
Uday Desai, IIT Hyderabad, India
Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
Rajeev Shorey, TCS Innovation Labs, India
G. Venkatesh, SASKEN, India


Sushmita Ruj
Associate Professor
Cryptology and Security Research Unit
Computer and Communication Sciences Division
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
203 B.T. Road
Kolkata 700108

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