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-------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS -----------------

4th IEEE International Workshop on Smart Communication Protocols and Algorithms 
(SCPA 2015)
June 8-12, 2015. London, UK
In conjunction with IEEE ICC 2013

Selected papers will be invited to the Special Issue on Smart Protocols and 
Algorithms of the International Journal Network Protocols and Algorithms (ISSN 
1943-3581) or to the Special Issue on Recent Patents on Telecommunications 
Journal ((Online)ISSN 2211-7415, (Print) ISSN 2211-7407) 

Communication protocols and algorithms are needed to communicate network 
devices and exchange data between them. The appearance of new technologies 
usually comes with a protocol procedure and communication rules that allows 
data communication while taking profit of this new technology. Recent advances 
in hardware and communication mediums allow proposing new rules, conventions 
and data structures which could be used by network devices to communicate 
across the network. Moreover, devices with higher processing capacity let us 
include more complex algorithms that can be used by the network device to 
enhance the communication procedure. 

Smart communication protocols and algorithms make use of several methods and 
techniques (such as machine learning techniques, decision making techniques, 
knowledge representation, network management, network optimization, problem 
solution techniques, and so on), to communicate the network devices to transfer 
data between them. They can be used to perceive the network conditions, or the 
user behavior, in order to dynamically plan, adapt, decide, take the 
appropriate actions, and learn from the consequences of its actions. The 
algorithms can make use of the information gathered from the protocol in order 
to sense the environment, plan actions according to the input, take 
consciousness of what is happening in the environment, and take the appropriate 
decisions using a reasoning engine. Goals such as decide which scenario fits 
best its end-to-end purpose, or environment prediction, can be achieved with 
smart protocols and algorithms. Moreover, they could learn from the past and !
 use this knowledge to improve futur
e decisions. 

In this workshop, researchers are encouraged to submit papers focused on the 
design, development, analysis or optimization of smart communication protocols 
or algorithms at any communication layer. Algorithms and protocols based on 
artificial intelligence techniques for network management, network monitoring, 
quality of service enhancement, performance optimization and network secure are 
included in the workshop. 

We welcome technical papers presenting analytical research, simulations, 
practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific 
proposals, and papers addressing the key problems and solutions. The topics 
suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the 
art, standards, deployments, implementations, running experiments and 

Topics of interest:
Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under 
review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, 
the following topic areas:

- Smart network protocols and algorithms for multimedia delivery
- Application layer, transport layer and network layer cognitive protocols
- Cognitive radio network protocols and algorithms
- Automatic protocols and algorithms for environment prediction.
- Algorithms and protocols to predict data network states. 
- Intelligent synchronization techniques for network protocols and algorithms
- Smart protocols and algorithms for e-health
- Software applications for smart algorithms design and development.
- Dynamic protocols based on the perception of their performance 
- Smart protocols and algorithms for Smartgrids
- Protocols and algorithms focused on building conclusions for taking the 
appropriate actions.
- Smart Automatic and self-autonomous ad-hoc and sensor networks.
- Artificial intelligence applied in protocols and algorithms for wireless, 
mobile and dynamic networks.
- Smart security protocols and algorithms
- Smart cryptographic algorithms for communication
- Artificial intelligence applied to power efficiency and energy saving 
protocols and algorithms
- Smart routing and switching protocols and algorithms
- Cognitive protocol and algorithm models for saving communication costs.
- Any kind of intelligent technique applied to QoS, content delivery, network 
Monitoring and network management.
- Smart collaborative protocols and algorithms
- Problem recognition and problem solving protocols 
Genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic and neural networks applied to communication 
protocols and algorithms

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 10th January, 2015
Acceptance Notification: 14th February, 2015
Camera Ready Deadline: 28th February, 2015

Submission guidelines:
All submissions must be full papers in PDF format and uploaded on EDAS 

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 
five (5) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring 
additional page charges.

General Chairs
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universitat Politècnica València, Spain
Joel Rodrigues, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal

TPC Chairs
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada
Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China

Panel Chairs
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, USA
Daqiang Zhang, Tongji University, China

Industry Chairs
Antonio Sánchez-Esguevillas, Telefonica R&D, Spain
Neeraj Kumar, Thapar University, Patiala (Punjab), India

Publicity Chair
Sandra Sendra, University of Beira interior, Portugal; Polytechnic University 
of Valencia, Spain

Web Chair
Alejandro Cánovas Solbes, Universitat Politècnica València, Spain

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