IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
13-16 December 2021 // Hyderabad, India

The Second International Workshop on, Fog Networks: The Next Generation Cellular Communication Systems

Fog computing-based networking is a promising solution for better QoS and QoE in cutting-edge mobile communication networks. It guarantees and improves the network services and provides a computable solution to analyze big-data management systems and provide a better user-centric network experience to mobile networks subscribers. The Fog networking is an augmentation of the 5G network and will build a unique framework to improve network capability, and provide a faster real-time interface to network enabled applications. Fog Networking is the next-generation paradigm that extends cloud computing services and cellular mobile networking, such as 5G or 5G beyond (5GB) by utilizing the fog computing expertise and adding new interfaces to facilitate the mobile users with improved network performance.

This workshop introduces a new domain of futuristic mobile cellular networks called “Fog Networks”, and it is complementary to cloud-aided cellular networks. The proposed workshop provides the opportunity to identify the major challenges, advancements, analysis, optimization, and performance in fog networks, which arise due to distinct features of fog computing and networking. This workshop will provide a platform to discuss the necessary modification, optimization, methodology, and possible solutions for its deployment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fog architectures for next generation cellular networks such as 5G and 5GB.
  • Fog computing service and applications for cellular networks.
  • Network management in fog computing based cellular networks.
  • Cloud and virtual machine infrastructure support for fog networks.
  • Fog networks performance analysis.
  • Resource management and scheduling in fog networks.
  • Mobility management in fog networks.
  • Data management and analysis in fog networks.
  • Security, privacy, and trust management in fog networks.
  • Quality of service and Quality of experience in fog networks.
  • Tools and technologies to deploy fog networks.
  • Challenges and opportunities in the deployment of fog networks.

Workshop Organizers:

Important dates:

  • Paper submission: 17 October 2021
  • Acceptance notification: 25 October 2021
  • Revised manuscript due (Final submission): 31 October 2021

Keynote and Invited speaker: TBA

Submission Instruction:

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must be at most six (06) pages long, including figures, tables, references, and appendices in two-column 10pt IEEE Conference format. Papers must exclude authors’ names and affiliations for double-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present (online or offline) their papers at the workshop venue. The IEEE LaTeX template should be useful in complying with the above requirements. The presented papers will be published in the IEEE ANTS 2021 Proceedings, available at the IEEE Xplore.

The EDAS submission link:

2021 Patrons

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