First Announcement and Call for Papers

IFIP International Conference Network of the Future
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane, Australia
20-23 September 2010

Programme Committee Chairs

Guy Pujolle, UPMC, France
S. V. Raghavan, IITM, India
Yabin Ye, Huawei Technologies
Djamal Zeghlache, Telecom SudParis, France

Conference topics

Network of the Future-2010 conference will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia everywhere in the world to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the Internet of the future, Post-IP architecture and Beyond IP.

This conference is part of the IFIP World Congress celebrating both the Golden Jubilee of IFIP. Topics include, but are not limited to:

· Post-IP solutions, Stratum-based architecture, etc.
· Convergence, New improvements in IMS and NGN
· Optical Communications and Networking
GMPLS, Ethernet Carrier Grade, Burst Switching, WDM Systems
Broadband Networks, Heterogeneous Networks
Cognitive and Reconfigurable Networks
Converged Optical-Wireless Networks, Ad hoc and Mesh Networks
Wireless Communications, Wi-Fi NG, WiMAX phase 2 and 3
4G systems; Radio Resource Management, Cognitive radio
The Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks
Autonomic networking, Orchestration plane, Governing solution
Decentralized management, Intelligent piloting, Aware solution
Virtualization, virtual networks, virtual wireless equipment
Network on the fly, Virtual control, Virtual radio, Isolation
High secure networking
Strong authentication, privacy, confidentiality
Performance and Experiment

Instructions for paper submission

Papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or are simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers must be written in English; they should be at most 12 pages in total, including bibliography and well-marked appendices. Papers should be intelligible without appendices, if any.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and published in the IFIP AICT (Advances in Information and Communication Technology) Series by Springer. Submitted and accepted papers must follow the publisher’s guidelines for the IFIP AICT Series (, Author templates, Manuscript preparation in Word). At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference and present the paper.

All papers must be submitted in electronic form through the web via by the deadline indicated below. Papers submitted after this deadline will be discarded without review.

Important dates

Submission of papers: January 31, 2010

Notification to authors: April 20, 2010

Camera-ready copies: May 15, 2010