With 5G becoming mainstream after being deployed in several regions of the world, the constant growth of interconnected devices and the demand for high data rate services compel the conceptualization of the next generation of networking which will address the needs of an "always connected" society. The astonishing numbers of interconnected devices supporting smart homes/cities/transportations, e-health applications and consumer services, push toward redesigning the Internet-of-Everything (IoE) paradigm with a user-centric approach, thus extending the 5G-era shift from rate-centric enhanced mobile broadband services to ultra-reliable low-latency communications.
6G Networks should be capable of unleashing the full potential of each application, through the inherent support of contemporary wireless technologies, cutting-edge network architectures, AI/ML-based optimization techniques and over-the-top security features. It is often stated that 6G will facilitate the pivotal shift from present-day's interconnected intelligent nodes to the much broader "connected intelligence", a holistic approach for delivering disruptive services, thus introducing new heights of user satisfaction.
In this respect, this Special Session aims at providing a forum where researchers, engineers, and practitioners may discuss the latest advances on architectures, algorithms, abstractions, and technologies for delivering scalable, secure, trustworthy, robust, flexible, and agile applications. We strongly encourage submission of innovative work on contemporary network and application design.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics:
- 6G Network architectures, protocols, application programming interfaces, and programming languages
- Reliability, verification, resiliency, and fault management in 6G Networks
- Cryptography Applications in 6G Networks
- Autonomic management technologies in 6G Networks
- Zero Touch Network & System Management and Orchestration
- Multi-access Edge / Fog / Mist Computing platform design, implementation and evaluation
- Contemporary Cloud Computing Infrastructure for 6G Networking applications
- Application of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data in 6G Networks
- Architectures for Cloud-native micro-services in 6G Networks
- Software-based integration of computing, storage, and networking elements in 6G Networks
- Leveraging 6G Networking paradigms for IoT platforms and IoT-based services
- Design guidelines for scalable, highly-available and modular elements for 6G Networking applications
- Secure Data Processing/Handling/Anonymization in contemporary networks and underlying infrastructure
- Applications of Federated Learning Models in contemporary networks and underlying infrastructure
- Augmenting Trust, Security and Privacy in contemporary networks and underlying infrastructure
- Security functions and services in contemporary networks and underlying infrastructure
- Contemporary Networking applications in Smart Cities/Environments
- Applying compositional patterns for parallelism, control logic, performance, and reliability of network services
- Self-configuration/optimization/healing techniques in contemporary networking
- Optimal network configuration principles in contemporary networking
- Tools for validating network services and automated deployment and management
- Quality of Experience and Services: Framework, Evaluation and Challenges
Dr. Apostolos Fournaris (email@example.com)
Dr. Ilias Politis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Christos Tselios (email@example.com)
Prospective authors are invited to submit a full paper of not more than six (6) IEEE style pages including results, figures and references. Papers should be submitted via EDAS. Papers submitted to the conference, must describe unpublished work that has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three TPC members. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings and IEEE digital library.
Please see Special Session Description for the details.