IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
16-19 December 2018 – Radisson Blu, Indore, India


ANTS is a premier IEEE forum on networking and telecommunications topics. It is the only conference in India, which is financially sponsored by IEEE Communications Society. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies. This is fostered through panel discussions, keynotes, invited talks, and industry exhibits, where academia is exposed to state-of-the-practice and results from trials and interoperability experiments. The industry, in turn, benefits from exposure to leading-edge research in networking as well as the opportunity to communicate with academic researchers regarding practical problems that require further research.

This year the theme is “Towards a Hyper-Connected World: Emerging Trends in ICT”. In addition to the myriad of topics mentioned in the list below, special focus will be on accepting papers, which haves special focus on enabling technologies for communications in Smart Cities. As Indore is gearing up to build smart city, has been awarded as the cleanest city in India in 2017, the theme of the conference will foster an environment for deliberating on different research aspects on the said topic.

Authors can submit short (4 pages) and regular (6 pages) papers focusing on (but not limited to) the following thrust areas.

Wireline Networks:

Cloud and data center networks
Software-Defined Infrastructure(Networks, Storage, & Compute)
Core network architectures & protocols
Metro and access networks
Optical communications & networking
Submarine networks
High-performance router architectures
Heterogeneous Networks
Network architectures for the Smart Grid
Hybrid wireline-wireless networks

Emerging Technologies:

Massive MIMO
Airborne Communication Networks
Ultra-Reliable & Low-Latency Communications
Tactile Internet
Green Communications & Networking
Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Networks
Molecular Communications
PHY Layer Security
Visible Light Communications
Millimeter-Wave Communications
Full-Duplex Communications
Wireless Body Area Networks
Testbed & prototype implementation of wireless services

Network Applications and Convergence of IT & Telecom Networks:

Software Defined Networks(SDN)
SDN as enabling technologies for 5G Network virtualization
Cloud & crowd computing applied to smart City Smart City applications
Smart home in Smart City
Smart management of Smart City
Smartphone networked apps
CDN techniques in Smart City
Big data & analytics in Smart City
Augmented & Virtual Reality
Cyber-physical systems & networks
M-Health care

Wireless Networks:

5G & beyond technologies
Cellular & broadband wireless networks
Ad hoc mobile networks
Mobile backhaul networks
High altitude networks
Mobility models & mobile networks
Sensor networks & embedded systems Internet-of-Things (IoT) Networks
Cognitive Internet of Things
Cognitive radio networking
Optical wireless (free space optics)
Underwater networks
Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
Social Network-aware wireless
Spectrum issues and requirements

Call for Papers >>

After review, all accepted and presented papers, will appear in IEEE Xplore and indexed in SCOPUS, Google Scholar and other major indexing. There will be a few workshops co-located with the conference. Proposals to organize workshops in-line with the theme and main conference are also encouraged. In addition, those interested in the conference are also encouraged to submit proposals for tutorials and PhD Forum.

Limited funds are available for students to travel to the conference for paper presentation and participation.