The Second International Conference on Computing and Network Communications (CoCoNet'18) will be held on August 15-17, 2018, Astana, Kazakhstan. Astana, the capital and the second largest city in Kazakhstan has modern futuristic architecture and some of the world's largest building projects, as well as museums, amusement parks, and a beautiful nearby lake area. The conference is hosted by Nazarbayev University, a modern and rapidly developing university located in the heart of Eurasia – Astana. ​ The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE and IEEE Communications Society.

The objective of CoCoNet'18 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Computing and Network Communications. The material is presented in a program of technical sessions, panel discussions, symposiums, tutorials, posters, demos, exhibits, workshops, doctoral consortium, lightning talks and plenary/keynote talks. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical committee of the Conference. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.​​​

  • Shigeo Katsu, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Ilesanmi Adesida, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Charles Surya, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Honorary General Chairs

  • Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • Leon Chua, University of California, Berkeley, USA
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Track I: Network Communications

  • Access Networks and Systems

  • Biologically Inspired Communication and Networking

  • Cloud Communications and Networking

  • Cognitive Radio and White-space Networking

  • Communication of Visual Data

  • Communications Services and Management

  • Communications Quality and Reliability

  • Communications Systems Integration and Modelling

  • Communications Software

  • Cooperative Communications

  • Cross Layer Optimization

  • Emerging MIMO Technologies

  • Enterprise, Data Center and Storage Area Networks

  • Future Internet Architecture and Protocols

  • Green Networking and Smart Grid

  • Humanitarian Communications Technology

  • Internet of Things and Smart Cities

  • Fog Computing and Networking

  • Mobile Computing and Vehicle Communications

  • Mobility and Location Management

  • Nano-Scale, Molecular and Quantum Networking

  • Network Algorithms and Performance Evaluation

  • Network Security and Privacy

  • Next Generation Networking

  • Network Design, Optimization and Management

  • Network-on-Chip Architectures and Applications

  • Optical and Grid Networking

  • Powerline Communications

  • Quantum Networking

  • Real Time Communication Services

  • Satellite Communications and Networking

  • Sensor Networks and Mobile Sensing

  • Signal Processing for Communications

  • Situation Management

  • Smarter Energy Networks and Sustainability

  • Social Networks and Crowd Sourcing

  • Software Defined Networking

  • Switching and Routing in Wireless Networking 

  • Traffic Analysis and Engineering

  • Virtualized Infrastructure Architectures and Systems

  • Web Caching and Switching

  • Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures

  • Wireless, Cellular and Mobile Communications


Track II: Computing

  • Algorithmic Engineering

  • Autonomic, Adaptive, Dependable Computing

  • Cloud and Big Data Analytics

  • Cognitive Computing

  • Computational Biology

  • Parallel and Distributed Computer Graphics

  • Data Engineering and Distributed Data Mining

  • Green Computing

  • Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Image and Vision Computing

  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms/Systems

  • Energy-efficient Pervasive Computing

  • Positioning and Tracking Technologies

  • Participatory and Social Sensing

  • Scalable Storage Systems

  • Scientific Computing

  • Multicore Computing

  • GPU and Accelerator Computing

  • Scheduling and Resource Management

  • Parallel and Distributed Embedded and Control Systems

  • Resilient/Fault-Tolerant Algorithms and Systems

  • Internet Computing

  • Knowledge-intensive Software Engineering

  • Large Data Set Computations

  • Machine Learning and Cybernetics

  • Distributed Multimedia Systems

  • Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation

  • Nature Inspired Computing

  • Intelligent Computing in Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition

  • Web Algorithms and Systems

  • Approximate and Stochastic Computing

  • Cryptographic Tools for Secure Distributed Computing

  • Security, Trust and Privacy

  • Assistive Technologies

  • E-Commerce and E-Services


Authors should submit their papers online. The manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format (PDF version ≥ 1.4). We use EDAS system for submission of papers and review process. Unregistered authors should first create an account on EDAS to log on. Detailed usage instruction on EDAS can be found here.

The manuscript MUST follow the standard IEEE camera-ready format (IEEE standard format, double column, 10-point font). Submissions must include title, abstract, keywords, author and affiliation with email address. Please double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the letter-size paper layout (8.5 inch X 11 inch).

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    Aug 17


  • May 15 2018

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Jun 10 2018

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification