It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 9th IEEE International Conference on Networks of the Future (NoF 2018), that will be held on November 19-21, 2018 in Poznań, Poland, one of the most dynamic cities in Europe.

Networks are currently witnessing a significant transformation that is resulting in new ways to address the deployment of applications and services in a digital society. Major trends like softwarization leveraged by Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud & Edge Computing, and the introduction of new radio techniques are shaping the evolution in the Telecom and ICT industries, today emphasized by the current developments regarding 5G networks and services. Other paradigms like Information-centric networking are also impacting the way content can be delivered to customers. As such, besides technological advances, networking requires further research from architecture to operations, that would alleviate complexity and allow smart and reliable automation of service delivery.

NoF 2018 will address the challenges and issues raised in the design of future networks in all their dimensions, offering to its attendees a variety of attractive sessions, including technical presentations, keynotes, demonstrations and panel discussions.

The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to explore the opportunities and challenges of networks of the future for industry, academia, governments and enterprises. The single-track structure of the conference guarantees appropriate presentation of the technical papers and demos.

Being located in the Center of Europe, Poznań is certainly the right place to organize NoF 2018. The city has a long history from the early rise of Poland, and has been at crossroads of many economical relationships for centuries. It has also undergone major transformation towards the digital world, hosting many ICT companies, especially because of its famous universities.

The conference will take place in Poznań University of Technology, located right in the center of the city, within walking distance from the train station and offering quick access to the medium-sized airport, just a few miles away.

We are happy to organize NoF 2018 in Poznań, Poland and we are looking forward to your contribution.

Call for paper


Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Technologies for future Internet

  • 5G networks

  • Network protocols and architectures

  • Quality of service and traffic engineering

  • Software-defined networking (SDN)

  • Network function virtualization (NFV) and Service function chaining (SFC)

  • Cloud computing and networking

  • Mobile edge and fog computing

  • Green computing and networking

  • Content distribution networks

  • Information-centric networking (ICN)

  • Network intelligence

  • Cognitive management

  • Autonomous and self-organized networks

  • Wireless and mobile networks

  • Mesh, ad hoc, and sensor networks

  • Vehicular ad hoc networks and intelligent transportation systems

  • User-centric networking

  • Small cells

  • Femtocell networks

  • Internet of things (IoT)

  • Machine-to-machine networking

  • Social networking, crowdsourcing, cloud services

  • Mobile Internet applications

  • Security, trust, and privacy challenges

  • Blockchain & smart contracts

  • Cyber-physical systems

  • E-services and smart cities

  • Access, metro, backbone and core networks

  • Optical networks

Author guidelines

The authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the NoF 2018 Proceedings. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process.

All submissions must be written in English, with minimum of 10-point font and must use standard IEEE two-column conference template.

Papers can be of two types: Full papers or Short papers, up to 8 pages and 5 pages respectively, including tables, figures and references. Full papers accepted as short papers will be required to be reduced to 5-pages length. Demo papers of maximum length of 3 pages are also solicited.

At least one author is required to register, at the full rate, to present accepted papers at the conference and for the paper to appear in the proceedings.A set of best papers will be selected for fast-track publication as extended version in Journal Annals of Telecommunications.


General Chairs

Filip Idzikowski
(Poznań University of Technology, Poland)

Prosper Chemouil
(Independent Advisor, France)

TPC Chairs

Daphne Tuncer
(University College London, UK)

Adrian Kliks
(Poznań University of Technology, Poland)

Posters & Demos Chairs

Toktam Mahmoodi
(King’s College London, UK)

Piotr Chołda
(AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)

Panel Chairs

Roberto Riggio
(FBK - Create-Net, Italy)

Keynote Chair

Sławomir Kukliński
(Orange Poland & Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Tutorial Chair

Stefano Secci
(UPMC Sorbonne, France)

Publicity Chairs

Noura Limam
(University of Waterloo, Canada)

Remi Badonnel
(Inria Lorraine, France)

Alfonso Iacovazzi
(Singapore Univ. of Technology and Design, Singapore)

Overall Arrangements

Aziza Lounis
(DNAC, France)


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    19 Nov.



    21 Nov.


  • 03 Jul.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 10 Jul.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 14 Sep.


    Draft paper acceptance notification

  • 24 Sep.


    Final paper deadline

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