DRCN, the International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks, is an event that has been set up to provide a forum of presentations and discussions of recent developments and future trends in communication networks and network subsystems, focusing on all aspects of network reliability.

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General Co-Chairs

Guido Maier, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kohei Shiomoto, Tokyo City University, Japan

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Jason Jue, University of Texas at Dallas, US
Yongli Zhao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China
Francesco Musumeci, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Giacomo Verticale, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Tutorial Chair

Prosper Chemouil, Cnam, France

Local Organizing Committee

Omran Ayoub, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ligia Moreira Zorello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Publication Chair

Andrea Sgabelluri, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Women in Engineering Co-Chairs

Dajana Cassioli, IEEE Italy Section WIE-AG Chair
Ligia Moreira Zorello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Publicity Co-Chairs

Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Hui Yang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China
Nazih Salhab, University Paris Est, France

Web Chair

Sebastian Troia, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Conference Treasurer Chair

Achille Pattavina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline

Submission Topics

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

Resilience in 5G networks and services
Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)
Design of resilient and reliable IoT systems
Resilience in Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
Secure and reliable quantum communication
Resilience in satellite communication networks
High-availability for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructures
Network dependability in cloud networking
Dependability and reliability of wireless/cellular/mobile networks
Resilience in FSO/VLC communications
Survivability and traffic engineering for optical, IP and multi-layer networks
Robustness of multi-domain networks
Survivability in grid and distributed computing
Reliability and resiliency of data center networks
Recovery of overlay and peer-to-peer networks
Risk and reliability in the Internet and enterprise networks
Communication reliability for smart city applications and intelligent transport systems
Methods for survivable network and systems design, analysis and operation
Planning and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services
Network reliability analysis
Reliability and robustness of networks optimized and managed based on AI/ML techniques
Data analytics and Machine Learning for fault diagnosis
Network coding techniques to improve resilience
Service differentiation based on recovery methods
Simulation techniques for network resilience
Quality of Experience (QoE) and network service availability assessments
Reliability requirements and metrics for users, businesses, and the society
Robustness of compound services
Resilience of networked critical infrastructures
Network robustness to natural disasters
Robust network design for hostile environments
Security issues in networks and their relation to survivability
Network dependability and energy consumption trade-offs
Network resilience combined with economics and commercial issues
Standardization of network resilience and reliability
Public policy issues for survivability and resilience
Design and test of reliable operational technology (OT) networks

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Important Date
  • Conference Date

    Apr 19



    Apr 22


  • Jan 31 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

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Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) IEEE Communications Society
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