With the increasing focus on telecommunication networks and applications, including the advent of big data, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, there has rapid growth in research to telecommunication networks, security and privacy, data mining, distributed and mobile computing, 。 demand for high quality research outcomes has never been greater. ITNAC has been the forum for researchers and engineers to present and invited topics related to advanced computing computing. And data communication network technologies, services and applications. Novel contributions are presented in the form of keynote speeches by international experts, peer-reviewed technical papers, and posters.ITNAC 2018 seeks to address and capture highly innovative and state-ofthe- art research from academia, industry and standardization bodies.

Call for paper

Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-08-15

Draft paper acceptance notification:2018-09-02

Final paper submission deadline:2018-10-15

Call for paper description

ITNAC 2018 is an international conference and forum for the presentation of research outcomes covering timely and relevant aspects concerning modelling and simulation of distributed, mobile, cognitive and cloud computing, computer and data communications, local and metropolitan networks, optical, wired and wireless telecommunication networks and applications. Contributions are welcome on all advanced research and particularly (but not limited to) on the following topics:

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Cyber-Networks, Data Mining and Cyber-Security
  • Distributed, Cognitive and Cloud Computing
  • Local and Metropolitan Networks
  • Community and corporate Wi-Fi
  • Data Communications
  • Networks and Management
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Internet Technologies and Applications
  • Network-Based Applications
  • Mobility and Vehicular Networks
  • Mobile Cellular and Wireless Networks
  • Optical Communications
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Power Efficiency and Sustainability

Topic Descriptions

Networks and Management

  • General topics related to networks and applications

  • Broadband Network Management

  • Regional and Remote Networks

  • Next generation network regulation

  • Communication technology fundamentals


Internet Technologies

In the current and the envisioned future Internet, a variety of new technologies and applications is emerging. New networking architectures and design concepts are to be developed which consider interactions with the real world, as well as emerging issues like energy-efficiency or socio-economic aspects. A holistic view is necessary which takes into account the network of the Future, the Internet of services, media and enterprise Internet, but also the Internet of Things. However, there are still significant challenges for the theoretical understanding and on the deployment of Internet technologies.

The goal of the Internet technology track is to bring together people from academia and industry and to stimulate discussions on future Internet applications and future wireline and wireless Internet architectures to accelerate their development. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging Technologies:

    • Virtualization technology and programmability of FI elements

    • Service-oriented architectures and service composition

    • Future Internet routing schemes or transport concepts

    • IPv6 and its derivatives

    • Economic Traffic Management

    • Mesh networks, ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, femtocells

    • Self-configuring and self-optimizing cellular networks

    • Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio

  • Emerging Applications:

    • Content-centric networks

    • Social networks

    • Multilevel and location-aware mobile services

    • Cloud computing

    • Software as a service

    • Grid computing

    • Peer-to-peer networks and overlays

    • Multimedia support e.g. vehicle-2-X communications

    • Internet governance

  • Emerging Issues:

    • Energy efficiency and energy awareness

    • Network application awareness

    • Network management systems and control plane

    • Coarse-grained QoS solutions for scalable Future Internet services

    • Quality of Experience

    • Support of mobility of devices, users, sessions, networks, and services

    • Security and privacy mechanism

    • Flexibility to realize new innovations


IPv6 mobility and vehicular networks


  • Mobility management and topology control

  • Location-based services and positioning

  • Micro and macro-mobility

  • Mobility, location and handoff management

  • Mobile and wireless IPv6

  • IPv6 security

  • Wireless broadband mobile access

  • ad hoc and sensor networks

  • Wireless multicasting

  • Wireless mesh networks

  • Topology control in wireless networks

  • Physical and MAC layer issues

  • IPv6 GeoNetworking

  • Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular networks and cognitive networks

  • Security issues for vehicular and cognitive networks


Mobile  & Wireless Networks

The field of mobile and wireless networks is a rapidly evolving area. Recent advances in technologies for emerging mobile and wireless networks, including mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, B3G/4G cellular networks, among others, have the potential to enable many new mobile and wireless services and applications that can profoundly impact our lives in positive ways.

The goal of this track is to provide a forum for the presentation of new advances, ideas, and solutions from theoretical, experimental, and applied research to address specific new challenges and emerging issues concerned with this field. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless access and routing protocols

  • Cross-layer design optimisation

  • Green, low power, energy efficient and sustainable networking

  • Nature and bio-inspired approaches to networking

  • Network-based mobile positioning and tracking systems

  • Cognitive and cooperative principles for networking

  • Inter-working, integration, and convergence issues

  • Mobile social and ambient networks

  • Mobile and fixed wireless broadband access networks

  • QoS provisioning and resource management

  • Terminal and network mobility

  • Traffic engineering, congestion and admission control

  • Techno-economic analysis and business models for emerging networks

  • Novel network-enabled applications and services

  • Networking standards and regulations

  • Security and privacy issues

Network-Based Applications

Network-Based Applications are a fast growing area for network services.

The goal of this track is to provide a forum for the presentation of new advances, ideas, and solutions from theoretical, experimental, and applied research to address specific new challenges and emerging issues concerned with this field. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Network-Based Applications

Optical Communications

Optical communication technologies will continue to be increasingly important in supporting the future Internet's expected scaling requirements of billions of users, their IT needs and aggregated huge bandwidths. Over the last two decades, optical communication technologies have increased the transmission capacity per fiber by several orders of magnitude, achieving Tbit/s transmissions. If the data traffic continues to increase at the current progressional rates, a further increase in the transmission capacity of several orders of magnitude will be needed over the coming decades. This implies that future optical systems and networks should be able to support capacities well over Peta bit/s. However, the current technologies have already begun to reveal several fundamental limits; the electronic speed limit, the Shannon and quantum limit, and the IP bottleneck. The future technologies must overcome these limits ensuring sustainable growth of network traffic. The optical communications theme aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of significant progress of research, development and applications of cutting-edge technologies in optical communication devices, subsystems, systems and networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Next Generation Broadband Access Networks, Subsystems and Systems

    • Optical Ethernet, EPON/GPON, 10Gb/s Ethernet, 100Gb/s Ethernet

    • WDM Access Networks, WDM-PON

    • Wired/wireless convergence, Telecom/broadcast convergence, IPTV

    • Hybrid optical-wireless access networks, Radio-over-fiber

    • Higher order modulations and OFDM in optical access networks

    • Fiber-to-the-Home/Fiber-to-the-Curve (FTTH/FTTC)

    • Grid/cloud computing over optical networks

    • Green Internet and energy efficiency

  • Next Generation Optical Networks, Subsystems and Systems

    • Optical core network architecture, design, control, and management

    • Optical cross-connect/add-drop multiplexers, ROADM, and switching subsystems

    • Optical packet/burst/flow switching networks and subsystems

    • Large capacity optical transmission, WDM, OTDM

    • OFDM, higher order modulations and advanced modulation formats in photonics

    • Energy efficient optical networks

    • Impairments mitigations and performance monitoring techniques

    • Digital signal processing in photonics systems

    • Free Space optical communications

  • Optical Fiber, Components, and Devices

    • Fiber design, characterization, fabrication, installation,, and maintenance

    • Photonics Crystal fibers

    • Polymer/non-silica fibers

    • Optical active device and modules

    • Optical passive device and modules

    • Fiber Bragg grating, fiber lasers/amplifiers, MUX/DEMUX, and demodulators

    • Silicon photonics

    • Optical MEM

Wireless Sensor Networks

The field of wireless sensor networks is now getting more and more mature, but new design concepts, experimental and theoretical findings, and applications continue to emerge at a rapid pace. Furthermore, there are still significant challenges for the theoretical understanding and practical application of sensor networks.

The goal of the sensor networking track is to bring together people from academia and industry who have interest in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Networking protocols: MAC, routing, transport, next generation

  • Cooperative communication approaches

  • Cross-layer design and optimization

  • Broadcasting, multicasting, geocasting

  • Quality-of-service, reliability and fault tolerance, coverage and connectivity

  • Security

  • Supplementary services: localization, time synchronization

  • Body sensor networks

  • Operating Systems and Software

  • Middleware and Macroprogramming

  • Information and query processing

  • Prototypes, field experiments, testbeds

  • Theoretical limits, network scaling

  • Novel applications

Author guidelines

Best Paper Awards

ITNAC 2018 papers will be eligible for conference and session best paper awards. Award recipients will receive a certificate and be able to submit an extended paper to a special issue.

Student Travel Grant

ITNAC 2018 is pleased to announce there will be 10 AUD$600 travel assistance grants. To apply for a travel assistance grant please send an application letter detailing how the travel assistance grant is to be used plus a letter of support from your supervisor to the ITNAC committee.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted manuscripts should be written in English conforming to the standard IEEE templates available from Here. We invite the following two types of submissions: 

Full Papers (6 pages complementary, and up to 8 pages with over length charge) and

Short Papers (3 pages complementary and up to 4 pages with over length charge).

All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS from Here. 

Guidelines for Camera Ready Papers

Preparing the final version of your paper, it is important that you address all relevant critical comments of reviewers.

The IEEE templates are the same as for initial submissions.

All camera-ready papers should be in PDF 1.7 format or higher and fonts must be embedded. The final version must be submitted via EDAS. Please log in into EDAS, and click "copyright" in the row with your paper. Complete the copyright form and begin uploading the final version of your paper.

For final manuscripts:

if you are using Microsoft Word, then use its most current version, as it will help reduce word-to-pdf conversion issues such as embedded fonts, bookmarks, etc.,

no page numbers and no headers/footers,

a non-zero PDF top and bottom margins (typically, at least 0.5 inches) to help indicate if there are any page numbers, and

the final version MUST pass the format check in EDAS.

If you are informed about errors in your PDF file, hints for fixing a given problem can be found here.

Full papers are allocated up to six A4 pages in the IEEE conference proceedings. Short papers are allocated up to three pages. You can submit up to two more A4 pages for full papers or one more page for short papers, but this carries an extra charge of USD100 per page. Full papers exceeding eight pages or short papers exceeding four pages will NOT be accepted by EDAS.

The deadline for the camera-ready submission is 15 October 2018.

As stated on the Registration page, authors of papers accepted for ITNAC 2018 should also remember that:

Publication of each paper (regardless whether the paper is authored by a student or non-student) has to be secured by at least one full standard conference registration fee paid by its authors.

The IEEE reserves the right to exclude paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Please see the No-Show Policy for details.

The conference publication chair is Dr Khandakar Ahmed (<>), and please contact us if you need help.

Preparing your Presentation for ITNAC 2018

Please ensure you nominate the presenter in EDAS and upload your presentation to EDAS prior to the conference.

Sessions have been planned to allow 25 minutes per presentation. 18 - 20 minutes are allocated for the delivery and 5 - 7 minutes for Q & A discussions and changeovers. Please plan your presentation to fit these parameters. PowerPoint or pdf delivery will be acceptable, for normal delivery of a talk we would expect your talk to consist of at most about 15 - 18 slides:

The following is an extract from a series of 4 booklets prepared by the IEEE to guide it's members in preparation of technical presentations, it contains some useful hints:

"An introduction, opening, body and conclusion comprise the four major parts of a successful presentation. The introduction sets up your presentation by identifying the tone of your message, highlighting the importance of the subject matter and establishing your credibility. The opening provides a preview of the presentation by drawing the audience’s attention to your presentation, conveying your core message and defining an outline of the upcoming points. The body is the heart of your presentation.

The body defines your main points with appropriate, detail and supporting material. The body may incorporate rhetorical devices while maintaining a focus on simple, clear language to maximize comprehension.

Finally, the conclusion summarizes your core message, recaps your main points and challenges the audience to take action.

With these four components, you can create effective presentations to persuade, inform or share information."

REFERENCE: "Technical Presentations. Book 2 Structure - Anatomy of a Successful Presentation", IEEE USA E-Books.


ITNAC Advisory Panel

  • Professor Richard Harris - Massey University

  • Associate Professor Mark Gregory - RMIT University

  • Professor Phuoc Tran-Gia - Wuerzburg University

  • Professor Krys Pawlikowski - University of Canterbury

Steering Committee

  • Associate Professor Ron Addie - University of Southern Queensland, AU

  • Professor Adnan Al-Anbuky - Auckland University of Technology, NZ

  • Professor Franco Davoli - University of Genova, Italy

  • Associate Professor Mark Gregory - RMIT University, Melbourne, AU

  • Professor Richard Harris - Massey University

  • Professor Phuoc Tran-Gia - University of Wuerzburg, Germany

General Co-Chairs

  • Mark Gregory - RMIT University, AU

  • Vijay Sivaraman - UNSW, AU

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Khandakar Ahmed - Victoria University, AU

  • Keshav Sood - Victoria University, AU

Local Organising Committee Chair

  • Mark Gregory - RMIT University, AU

Local Organising Committee

  • Tomotaka Wada - Kansai University, AU

  • Qahhar M Qadir - University of Kurdistan Hewler, Iraq

  • James Kang - Melbourne Institute of Technology, AU

  • Student Members:

    • TBA



Industry Liaison

  • TBA

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Nazmus Nafi - Victoria Institute of Technology, AU

Publication Chair

  • Leith Campbell - University of Melbourne, AU

TPC Members

  • Chaiyod Addie Australia

  • Iwan Adhicandra Australia

  • Khandakar Ahmed Australia

  • Marco Ajmone Marsan Italy

  • Akram Al-Hourani Australia

  • Rana Alhalaseh Germany

  • Muhammad Arfeen Pakistan

  • Zohaib Awan Germany

  • Anuradha Banerjee India

  • Kashinath Basu United Kingdom (Great Britain)

  • Arash Behboodi Germany

  • Marek Blok Poland

  • Faycal Bouhafs United Kingdom (Great Britain)

  • Philip Branch Australia

  • Nevil Brownlee New Zealand

  • Wojciech Burakowski Poland

  • Leith Campbell Australia

  • Sammy Chan Hong Kong

  • Joachim Charzinski Germany

  • Da-Ren Chen Taiwan

  • Luca Chiaraviglio Italy

  • Kwan-Wu Chin Australia

  • Michele Colajanni Italy

  • Frank den Hartog Australia

  • Waleed Ejaz Canada

  • Emhemed Elbakush United Arab Emirates

  • Ernesto Exposito France

  • Maria Julia Fernandez-Getino Garcia Spain

  • Gianluigi Ferrari Italy

  • Markus Fiedler Sweden

  • Paul Fitzpatrick Australia

  • Jing Fu Australia

  • Qiang Fu New Zealand

  • Maurice Gagnaire France

  • Mohit Garg Australia

  • Rosario Garroppo Italy

  • Takoua Ghariani France

  • Mariusz Glabowski Poland

  • Karina Gomez Australia

  • Mingwei Gong Canada

  • Mark Gregory Australia

  • Song Guo Hong Kong

  • Muhammad Asif Habib Pakistan

  • Aun Haider Japan

  • Richard Harris New Zealand

  • Mu He Germany

  • Akbar Hossain New Zealand

  • Honggang Hu P.R. China

  • Zhiyi Huang New Zealand

  • Zbigniew Hulicki Poland

  • Robert Hunjet Australia

  • Zahir Hussain Iraq

  • Salekul Islam Bangladesh

  • Aditya Jagannatham India

  • Abbas Jamalipour Australia

  • Dhammika Jayalath Australia

  • Sana Jokhio Pakistan

  • Sylwester Kaczmarek Poland

  • Rajan Kadel Australia

  • Mohammad Kadhum Canada

  • James Kang Australia

  • Asanka Kekirigoda Australia

  • Ibrahim Khalil Australia

  • Dong-Seong Kim New Zealand

  • Sung-Yeon Kim Korea

  • Alexander Kist Australia

  • Gayathri Kongara Australia

  • Jerzy Konorski Poland

  • Anthony Krzesinski South Africa

  • Puneet Kumar USA

  • Peter Langendoerfer Germany

  • Shuo Li P.R. China

  • Zhen Ling P.R. China

  • Qiang Liu P.R. China

  • William Liu New Zealand

  • Pascal Lorenz France

  • Rongxing Lu Canada

  • Paula Lutui New Zealand

  • Rudolf Mathar Germany

  • Andrew Maxwell Australia

  • Wojciech Mazurczyk Poland

  • Hamid Mcheick Canada

  • Natarajan Meghanathan USA

  • Farah Nadia Mohd Isa Malaysia

  • Huda Adibah Mohd Ramli Malaysia

  • Amirhossein Moravejosharieh New Zealand

  • Kumudu Munasinghe Australia

  • Katrina Neville Australia

  • Lei Pan Australia

  • Pangun Park Korea

  • Krzysztof Pawlikowski New Zealand

  • Harry Perros USA

  • Chaiyod Pirak Thailand

  • Niki Pissinou USA

  • Neeli Prasad USA

  • Rastin Pries Germany

  • Silvano Pupolin Italy

  • Qahhar Qadir Australia

  • Farukh Rahman Australia

  • Raihan Rasool Australia

  • Saeed Rehman New Zealand

  • Joel Rodrigues Brazil

  • Farzad Safaei Australia

  • Nurul Sarkar New Zealand

  • Harsha Sirisena New Zealand

  • Keshav Sood Australia

  • Krzysztof Szczypiorski Poland

  • WanBin Tang P.R. China

  • Halina Tarasiuk Poland

  • Elias Tragos Ireland

  • Ljiljana Trajković Canada

  • Somanath Tripathy India

  • Ming-Fong Tsai Taiwan

  • Kurt Tutschku Sweden

  • Maria Villapol New Zealand

  • Tomotaka Wada Japan

  • Ke Wang Australia

  • Zengfu Wang P.R. China

  • Bob Warfield Australia

  • Xuetao Wei USA

  • Ian Welch New Zealand

  • Andreas Willig New Zealand

  • Bernd Wolfinger Germany

  • Jozef Wozniak Poland

  • Tin-Yu Wu Taiwan

  • Tianhua Xu United Kingdom (Great Britain)

  • Lina Yao Australia

  • Shui Yu Australia

  • Dong Yuan Australia

  • Chau Yuen Singapore

  • Paul Zanna Australia

  • Yuexin Zhang Australia

  • Liang Zhou P.R. China

  • Thomas Zinner Germany

  • Karla Ziri-Castro Australia

  • Moshe Zukerman Hong Kong

  • Tranos Zuva South Africa


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