Welcome to IEEE CQR 2021

The 35th IEEE International Workshop on Communications Quality and Reliability will be held virtually. The workshop will offer technical sessions, original paper presentations, and keynotes panels designed to further career opportunities and the in-depth understanding of key issues impacting communications networks quality and reliability.

Bridging the Digital Divide – Quality, Reliability and Secure Access for All

For the 2021 edition, the workshop will identify problems and solutions to bring quality, reliable, and secure access to the under-served in rural and urban areas. The problems and solutions will be discussed from three perspectives – Reachability, Equity and Extensibility.

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Organizing Committee

Pasi Hurri Brett Brock Tetsuya Yokotani
BaseN Brock Research KIT, Japan
Chikara Ohta Kevin Krantz Aman Singh
Kobe University, Japan Ericsson, USA Palindrome Technologies, USA
Jason Boswell    
Ericsson, USA    
Melissa Torres    
IEEE ComSoc, USA    
Scott Poretsky Chris Mayer Kelly Krick
Ericsson, USA Solstice Consulting, USA Ericsson, USA
Karl Rauscher Ray Bonelli Chi-Ming Chen
GIIC, USA Consultant, USA InfoBeyond, USA

Technical Program Committee


Vijay Gurbani, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), USA / Vail Systems, Inc.
Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Tukushima University, Japan

Masaki Bandai Sophia University
Monireh Dabaghchian Morgan State University
Abdallah Farraj University of Toronto
Mathias Fischer University of Hamburg
Go Hasegawa Tohoku University
Kouji Hirata Kansai University
Noriaki Kamiyama Fukuoka University
Tomotaka Kimura Doshisha University
Ying Mao Fordham University
Takayuki Nishio Kyoto University
Hiroyuki Ohsaki Kwansei Gakuin University
Dimitri Papadimitriou University of Antwerp
Wentao Shang UCLA
Hideyuki Shimonishi NEC
Aman Singh Palindrome Technologies
Aaron Striegel University of Notre Dame
Takuji Tachibana University of Fukai
Zhicheng Yang PingAn Tech, US Research Lab
Jindan Zhu University of California, Davis
Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline
Draft paper acceptance notification
Final paper submission deadline

The IEEE International CQR (Communications Quality and Reliability) Workshop is held annually with the purpose of bringing together industry and academic experts to present and discuss communications quality, reliability and security issues as they relate to real world issues. The output from the workshops adds to the community’s body of knowledge and serves to inform, to help form opinion, and to assist in the development of best practice and relevant standards.

Submission Topics

Continuing the tradition of this series of workshops, CQR 2021 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the areas listed below. You are invited to submit a paper related to various aspects of QoS and Reliability for the following networks/services, but are not limited to:

  • Grid and Distributed Cloud Computing
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Data Center Networks
  • Information-Centric Networking
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 5G/B5G Mobile Networks
  • Network Slicing
  • Edge/Fog Computing
  • MIMO Communications
  • Robotics
  • Application of Data Analytics
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security and Reliability
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Resource Allocation and Management
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Impact of Security on QoE
  • Scheduling and Buffer Management
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Machine Learning for Networking
  • ML-based Operations

For additional information on this CFP, please contact Technical Program Co-Chairs. Please note that, CQR2021 has two programs: Technical and Strategic. This Call for Papers covers the Technical Program only. For more information on the Strategic Program, please visit the CQR2021 website or contact the General Program Chairs.


Paper Submission Guidelines

Paper submission must be made via EDAS

Papers should describe original work, and be 4-6 two-column, single-spaced pages and be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings

Papers accepted for CQR 2021 will be included in the Workshop Proceedings, and IEEE Xplore with the exception that IEEE reserves the right to exclude any paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Paper Publication Instructions

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CQR 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Here is important information about your reviews and the camera-ready submission. Please follow all steps carefully.

  • The deadline to submit your final manuscripts is Feb 21, 2021. Your timely submission of the final manuscript revised in accordance with the reviewer’s comments and formatted according to the guidelines is very important.
  • To be published in the IEEE CQR Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate (not a student rate).
  • The Paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference.

Instructions for Camera-Ready Submission

  1. Update your manuscript according to the reviewer’s comments. Please carefully proofread your paper.
  2. Verify that your paper follows IEEE manuscript template. Papers should be 4-6 two-column, single-spaced pages, and formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings. Templates can be downloaded from templates.html Please remove all page numbers from your manuscript.
  3. Your camera-ready paper should be converted into a PDF file and verified for Xplore compliance by IEEE PDF Xplore Plus. Please visit our conference’s PDF express site and follow these steps:
    • Log in to
    • First-time users should do the following:
      1. Select the “New Users – Click Here” link
      2. Enter the following:
        • Conference Record Number: 39960
        • PDF eXpress Site ID: 39960X
        • your email address
        • a password
      3. Continue to enter information as prompted.
        • An online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup. Previous users of PDF eXpress or IEEE PDF express Plus need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that the contact information is valid.
  4. Copyright: all accepted papers must be accompanied with an IEEE Copyright Form, which you can submit through EDAS. We are using the IEEE eCopyright function (ECF), where authors are redirected to an IEEE website and fill in the IEEE copyright form on the web. Thus, authors do not have to print, fill out and upload copyright forms manually.
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  • Conference Date

    Jun 07



    Jun 09


  • Feb 21 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Mar 16 2021

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Apr 13 2021

    Final Paper Deadline

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