It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 18th edition of DRCN the “International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks” which will take place in March 28-31 2022, in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain.

Since its creation in 1998, DRCN has become over the years a well-established forum for scientists from both industry and academy who have interest in reliability and availability of telecommunication networks, or other resilience-related topics. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from various disciplines, ranging from engineering of survivable equipment and network technologies to network management and monitoring, through methods and models for survivable and robust network design.

The conference program will put together many different activities, including keynotes from outstanding speakers, technical sessions with regular and demo papers, co-located workshops in topics within the conference field, tutorials is highly interesting topics and panel discussions.
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General Co-Chairs
Xavi Masip, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Shahrokh Daijavad, IBM (CA, USA)

TPC Co-Chairs
Eva Marín, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Admela Jukan, Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)
George Rouskas, North Carolina State University (NC, USA)

Treasurer Chair
Sergi Sánchez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Tutorial Chair
Eiji Oki, Kyoto University (Japan)
Dominic Schupke, Airbus (Germany)

Keynote Chair
David Tipper, University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA)
Teresa Gomes, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Local Organizing Committee
Adrià Asensio, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Ayaz Hussain, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Publication Chair
Jordi Garcia, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Guido Maier, Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy)

Publicity co-Chair
Vitor Barbosa, Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil)
Xuefeng Yin, Tongji University (China)
Prosper Chemouil, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France)
Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA, USA)

Workshop Chair
Antonio Lioy, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Carmen Mas, Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline

The International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN) has been held for more than 20 years, addressing resilence topics, such as reliability and availability of communication networks and becoming a meeting point for both, industry and academy. The DRCN conference has always been conceived as multidisciplinary, putting together scientists from the fields of engineering of survivable equipment and network technologies as well as network management and monitoring, and without forgetting data analytics for fault diagnosis among others. After all these years, the level of excellence has grown, making DRCN a well-known meeting point, where academia and industry present novel and challenging results in the mentioned research fields. In 2022, as we hold the 18th edition of DRCN, we are pleased to invite you to contribute and participate in DRCN 2022 in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain, on March 28-31, 2022.

Submission Topics

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

  • Resilience in next generation mobile networks and services (5G, 6G)
  • 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 networks
  • Resilience in FSO/VLC communications
  • Survivability and reliability in optical and multi-layer networks
  • Robustness of multi-domain networks
  • Survivability in distributed computing systems
  • 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-X applications (smart city, intelligent transportation, smart energy, etc.)
  • 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 using 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 in hostile environments
  • Network dependability and performance trade-off analysis (energy, capacity, delay, etc.)
  • 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
  • Education and curriculum development for reliable networks and systems


Authors are invited to submit original contributions that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be prepared using the IEEE 2-column conference style and are limited to 8 pages including references (full papers) or 5 pages including references (short papers). They have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS.

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Papers exceeding page limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. All other papers will sustain a thorough single-blind review process.

All accepted and presented papers will be included in DRCN 2022 proceedings. 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 conference proceedings.

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    Mar 28



    Mar 31


  • Nov 19 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

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