IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
17-20 December 2017 – C. V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India


11th IEEE International Conference on
Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS)
Sponsored by IEEE Communications Society
(IEEE ANTS 2017)

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 2017 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-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 “Communications for Smart City“. In addition to the myriad of the topics mentioned in the list below, special focus will be on accepting papers, which have special focus on enabling technologies for communications in Smart Cities. As Bhubaneswar is gearing up to build smart city, the theme of the conference will foster an environment for deliberating on different research aspects on the said topic.

The following are the thrust areas for this year’s conference:

Wireline Networks:

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

Wireless Networks:

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

Network Applications and Convergence of IT and Telecom Networks:

  • Software Defined Networks(SDN)
  • SDN as enabling technologies for 5G
  • Network virtualisation
  • Cloud and 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 and analytics in Smart City
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Cyber-physical systems and networks
  • M-Health care