Important Updates 26/05/2020

The AdHoc-Now 2020 committee, considering the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak, has decided to hold the conference entirely online. Further updates and instructions will be soon announced.

Three special tracks on the following topics

AdHoc-Now 2020 will consider three special tracks: Smart Mobility, Internet of Medical Things, and Wireless & Softwarization.


Smart mobility

Transportation represents a cornerstone sector that aims at improving the quality of a citizen’s life in smart cities. As well-known, its current evolution is rapidly moving towards a disruptive mobility landscape. In this context, the research on wireless communication and mobile computing is called to formulate new or optimized solutions for smart mobility, while addressing many challenging applications and services (including, electric, green and autonomous driving, intelligent transport, safety, smart parking, payment and traffic light management, sharing of transportation means, just to name a few).

The smart mobility special track focuses on (but not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Novel network architecture for future urban mobility systems
  • Optimized, secure, configurable, and energy-efficient communication protocols for smart mobility
  • Interoperability among heterogeneous technologies (IoT, V2X, 5G, B5G, and so on)
  • Machine learning approaches applied to smart mobility
  • Experimental testbed and demo on recent advancements in the smart mobility domain


Internet of Medical Things

The Internet of Medical Things is merging as a new communication paradigm for a collection of medical devices and applications, connected to remote (and potentially distributed) healthcare informatics systems through the Internet. Its pervasive diffusion is promoted by the massive usage of smart and wearable devices and IoT communication technologies in the healthcare domain. In this context, wireless and mobile computing will cover a fundamental rule for the end-device connectivity, supporting tele-assistance, and tele-rehabilitation, clinical decision support systems, effective management of health emergencies, and many other medical services.

The Internet of Medical Things special track focuses on (but not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Network architectures for disease management and assistive technologies for e-health and in-hospital scenarios
  • Implanted and on-body networked smart objects
  • Optimal and energy-efficient communication protocols for diagnostic, prognostic and recuperation IoT devices
  • Security and Privacy in Internet of Medical Things
  • Experimental testbed and demo on recent advancements in the Internet of Medical Things


Wireless & softwarization

Future network architectures must ensure high levels of flexibility on both data and control planes, as well as support dynamic management of virtual network facilities. The research in this direction already achieved important milestones for the core network, mainly based on the joint adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Network Slicing. Today, such a trend is deeply embracing edge and wireless access network. In this context, the softwarization paradigm promises to support the design of flexible, configurable, but also secure Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) facilities, access networks based on heterogeneous Radio Access Technologies (RATs), multiple spectrum bands, multiple types of devices, and so on.  

The wireless softwarization special track focuses on (but not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Novel network architectures and communication protocols for software-defined mobile/wireless networks
  • Network slice, service management, and multi-tenancy in softwarized networks
  • Mobile Edge Computing and network softwarization
  • Integration of Software-Defined Networking and Software-Defined Radio
  • Testbed, use cases, and applications highlighting the potential of software-defined mobile/wireless networks


Other topics of interest

In addition, the organization team seeks research papers in any of the following areas:

  • 5G and beyond
  • Access Control
  • Ad Hoc Network Applications and Architectures
  • Ad Hoc Networks of Autonomous Intelligent Systems
  • Aerospace communications
  • Algorithmic Issues
  • Analytic Methods and Modelling for Performance Evaluation
  • Big Data Inspired Data Sensing
  • Cyber-security in wireless communications
  • Delay-Tolerant Networking
  • Deterministic Networks
  • Disaster Management
  • Distributed Algorithms for Ad Hoc Networks
  • Edge/fog computing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Geometric Graphs
  • Hybrid IoT-satellite networks
  • Internet of Drones (IoD)
  • Internet of Mobile Things
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Location Discovery and Management
  • Long-range IoT (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT)
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Computing Platforms
  • Mobile Edge Computing
  • Mobile Social Networking
  • Mobility Handling and Utilization
  • Nanoscale communication systems
  • Network softwarization
  • Optical wireless communications
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Processing and Networking Technologies Complexity and Computational Issues
  • Protocol Optimization
  • Prototype systems and real-world deployment experiences
  • Quality-of-Service
  • Routing Protocols (Unicast, Multicast, etc.)
  • Satellite Communication
  • Secure Services and Protocols
  • Self-Configuration
  • Sensor Networks
  • Service Discovery
  • Smart city and smart mobility
  • Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
  • Standardization
  • Systems and Testbeds
  • Timing Synchronization
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Wireless softwarization
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