Thursday, March 16, 2023

[DMANET] Firm Deadline Extension to March 20, International Workshop on Digital Twins for Future Network and 5G IoT (DT4NGN-IoT)

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*International Workshop on Digital Twins for Next Generation Networks &
Real-Time IoT Systems Beyond 5G (DT4NGN-IoT)*

* held in conjunction with the 26th International Symposium On
Real-Time Distributed Computing, IEEE ISORC 2023, Nashville 23-25, 2023.*

*Extended Submission deadline (Firm): March 20, 2023*
*Best selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to the
Special Issue of the Elsevier FGCS Journal on Digital Twin for Future
Networks and Emerging IoT Applications (**IF 7.307, Cite Score 18.7)*

Digital twins, which are a virtual representation of real-world physical
entities, have received significant interest from both the research and
industrial communities.

Initially, the concept of twins was introduced by the United States
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Apollo program in the
1970s, where virtual

replicas of space vehicles on Earth were built to mirror the condition of
the equipment during the mission. Then, the concept of Digital Twin was
introduced to John

Vickers by Michael Grieves in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) as a
virtual instance (twin) of a physical system.

The main goal of this half day workshop is to address these challenges and
present advanced and innovative tools, design and modeling techniques, and
algorithms for diverse Real-Time Distributed IoT applications and services.
Contributions addressing both theoretical and practical applications,
including, but not limited to, the following topics, are welcome for

- *DT Technology as a New Frontiers for Future Networks*
- Emerging Cloud, Edge, Fog, and Embedded ML for Digital Twin
- Middleware Technologies for Network Digital Twins
- Network Digital Twin in IoT
- Federated learning, TinyML, and Edge AI for Real-Time Control in
- Intelligent Edge, Fog and Cognitive aspects of DTs beyond 5G
- DT for Software-Defined Networks and Network Virtualization
- AI/ML-Powered DT Virtualization for IoT Beyond 5G Networks
- 5G-Powered Digital Twin for Cellular and Mobile Networks
- DT-based efficient resource allocation in 5G and 6G
- DT-aware resource allocation and task scheduling in IoT networks
- Blockchain-based trust mechanism for Digital Twin in Real-Time
- Traceability supported by distributed ledgers for DT emerging
- DT-enabled Cybersecurity and Privacy-Preserving for 5G and beyond
- AI-Powered Digital Twins for Anomaly Detection and Localization
- DT for Complex Systems in Big Data and Cognitive Computing
- DT Modeling and Simulation, Ontology, UML, SYSML, Model-Driven

- *Digital Twin in IoT Application Domains, *such as (but not limited

- AR/VR, 6G, XR and the Metaverse
- Smart Cities, Metaverse, Future Transportation Systems,
Connected Vehicles, UAV, Connected Drones
- Smart farming and Smart Agriculture, Agri-Food Sector,
Integrated Energy Systems,
- Construction Industry, industry 3D Visualization Platforms,
Industrial Product's Manufacturing
- Spinning Intelligent Factory, Robotics, Electric Vehicle,
Structural Integrity
- Supply Chains, Smart Production and Logistics, DT in Zero Defect
Manufacturing, Predictive Maintenance
- Healthcare and precision medicine, Digital Therapeutics, etc.

Submission and Publication Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers. Papers
must be written in English and strictly following IEEE style. The *IEEE
conference paper templates* can be found here
Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the electronic submission system
through the HotCRP system
All accepted paper will be indexed and published in the IEEE Explore

Two types of submissions are accepted:

- *Regular Research papers: *contributions should describe original work
(up to 6 pages including all text, figures, references, and appendices).
- *Short Papers and position papers: *Research in progress, tools
presentations, and new ideas (up to 4 pages including all text, figures,
references, and appendices).

Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance,
originality, technical quality and exposition, by at least three distinct
members of an international program committee. At least one author of each
accepted paper must register and participate in the workshop. Registration
is subject to the terms, conditions, and procedures of the main conference
Extended version
Best selected papers based on the review process will be invited to submit
extended versions to the Special Issue of the Elsevier Journal (IF 7.307,
Cite Score 18.7) of Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS)
Digital Twin for Future Networks and Emerging IoT Applications.
Important Dates

- Submission deadline: *March 20, 2023*
- Authors' decision notification: *April 15, 2023*
- Camera-ready deadline: *April 20, 2023*
- Workshop date: *May 25, 2023*

Program Committee
Akram Hakiri
University of Carthage, Tunisia
Aniruddha Gokhale
Vanderbilt University, USA

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