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

Initial Submission Guidelines


Authors must submit their papers using EDAS  ( ) on or before the submission deadline. All papers will be reviewed for technical content and scope by a technical program committee. All accepted and presented papers would be digitally archived through IEEE Xplore.

The page limits are SIX pages for regular papers and THREE pages for short papers. Papers should be in PDF format, two columns, font size 10 or greater and compliant with other IEEE ANTS manuscript guidelines. Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word formats can be used to write technical papers and are found at:

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not currently under review for any other publication. Authors of accepted papers must sign an IEEE copyright release form and also present their paper at the conference to be included in IEEE Xplore.

Double-blind Submissions for Review Manuscripts:

IEEE ANTS 2017 will follow a double-blind review process. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality, presentation and relevance through a double-blind review process, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Therefore, the authors are required to preserve the anonymity of submission, while at the same time allowing the reader to fully grasp the context of related past work, including their own. Papers that do not conform with our double-blind submission policies will be rejected without review.

You can take the following steps for preserving anonymity, when preparing your initial submission:

  1. Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page of the PDF file that you will submit for review. This information need to be included in the final camera ready manuscript if your paper gets accepted. During the review manuscript submission, you need to include all the author details only at the EDAS registration page. The PDF file of the review manuscript should not contain the author information.
  2. Remove acknowledgments of identifying names and funding sources from the PDF file that you will submit for review. These informations can be included in the final camera ready manuscript if your paper gets accepted.
  3. Remove project titles or names that can be used to trace back to the authors via a web search engine.
  4. Use care in naming your files. Source file names (e.g., “Alice-n-Bob.dvi”) are often embedded in the final output as accessible comments.
  5. Use care in referring to your previous works as related works. Do not omit references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp the context. Instead, you can reference your past work in the third person format, just like any other piece of related work by another author. For example, instead of “In a previous work [10], we have presented a data diffusion methodology …,” sentences in the spirit of “In a previous work [10], the authors have presented a data diffusion methodology …” should be used or “XYZ et al. [10] have presented a data diffusion methodology …”
  6. Papers with the same title and abstract should not be posted on a public website, such as, or transmitted via public mailing lists.
  7. You can use an anonymous Dropbox link for the reviewers to download an extended version of the submitted manuscript with details of mathematical proofs and other Appendices. An anonymous Dropbox link will look like the following:


Proposals are solicited from domain experts to cover current topics directly relevant to the conference such as (but not limited to):  Smart City applications, Smart management of Smart City, Smart home, Big data and analytics in Smart Cit, Smartphone Networked Apps, Information Centric Networking, Internet-of-Things (IoT) Network, 5G and beyond technologies etc.

Proposals must provide an in-depth survey of a chosen topic with the option of describing a particular piece of work in detail and a meaningful summary of open issues in the topic. Proposed tutorials should be comprehensive, informative, and appealing to the attendees. Each tutorial will be for 3.5 hours with a half-hour break. Tutorial instructors must make a commitment to prepare the tutorial materials (e.g., slides) reflecting high quality standards. All tutorials will be featured prominently in the conference program.

Each tutorial proposal should have:
(i) A single page abstract that includes: Title of the tutorial, Name and affiliation and a short biography of the instructor(s), Description of the tutorial scope, Intended audience; and
(ii) A description at most two pages long that includes: Main topics (preferably with some description) to be covered during the tutorial; if relevant, a description of real-world systems, experiences and/or case studies, details of the new knowledge/perspectives gained by the audience attending the tutorial.


Original submissions are invited for ANTS 2017 PhD forum in the broad areas of wireline networks, wireless networks, and network applications. Authors must submit a ONE-page extended abstract using EDAS ( on or before due date.

The PhD forum provides an opportunity for research students to showcase their original yet incomplete ‘work-in-progress.’ Apart from the TPC reviews, presentations would allow authors an opportunity to have detailed discussions with the conference attendees and obtain feedback on their work. The forum also encourages authors to hold live and/or interactive demonstrations as part of their presentations.

The abstract should describe the main motivation and results in sufficient detail to allow the reviewers to assess the potential contribution of the work. The abstracts should be authored by active PhD Students only and should be at most one page long in two-column format. A set of 5-7 keywords should accompany the abstract. The abstracts will not be archived, and the authors would not need to sign the IEEE copyright form. Abstracts will be reviewed by the TPC and only selected work can be presented in the conference. However, the selected abstracts will not appear in IEEE Xplore. Submitted abstracts should be unpublished and not under review for any other publication and if selected the authors must present their work at the conference.


In the proposed workshop, along with invited talks from distinguished scientists working in related fields, technical paper sessions will be included.  Authors are requested to submit an abstract (max. 500 words, text only) including the goals, the methods and the findings of the topic to be presented.The workshop committee welcomes your abstracts for oral presentations. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the technical program committee. Oral presentations provide authors the opportunity to present original work related to workshop topics.

IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Policies:

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE Communications society will take action against any author who engages in either practice. Follow these links to learn more: IEEE Policy on Plagiarism and IEEE Policy on Double Submission.

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not currently under review for any other publication. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign an IEEE copyright release form and present their paper at the conference. If you have any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts, please contact the Technical Program Co-Chairs or the Publications Chair.

For all paper related queries authors are requested to drop a mail to: