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


(ANTS 2017)

Workshop #1:

“Last-mile” Challenges in Smart Infrastructure

19 December 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


The world is undergoing an unprecedented pace of urbanization, and if present trends continue, the world urban population will rise at a phenomenal rate in the next few years. This rapid scale of urbanization will need smarter, sustainable cities based on smart infrastructure that are able to effectively and efficiently manage city utilities and services for its citizens.

Electric grids, water distribution systems, transportation systems, communication infrastructure, waste treatment plants, commercial buildings, hospitals, homes and education centers are existing vital facilities and infrastructure components that shape the liveability standard of a city. In the future, newer infrastructures and services will also bring benefits and create opportunities of added value to its citizens. An efficient and effective management of these existing and new city-wide systems’ requires DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION and HARMONIZATION of its traditional infrastructure.

The 1st edition of LastMileS workshop @ IEEE ANTS 2017 is an iconic platform where technology, techno-commercial and governance aspects will converge under the overarching theme of “Last-mile challenges in Smart Infrastructure”.

LastMileS will bring together practitioners, smart-city stakeholders and thought-leaders to present their latest achievements and innovations in the area of: an India appropriate “last-mile” communication, networking, and data transfer framework ; which shall enable digital transformation and harmonization of smart infrastructure and help bring down the CAPEX and OPEX in the upcoming smart cities deployments.

As we are launching the first edition of this workshop, we will only have invited talks.

Workshop Co-chairs: 

  • Prasant Misra (TCS Research & Innovation)
  • Samar Shailender (TCS Research & Innovation)
  • Hemant Kumar Rath (TCS Research & Innovation)


Workshop #2:

5G and Future Wireless Technology (5GFWT 2017)

19 December 2017, 9:15 AM – 6:00 PM


5G Wireless is one of the most importance research areas at present. Several working groups all over the world are investigating various aspects of 5G Wireless/Cellular Systems.
5G cellular technology has very different technology requirements compared to 3G and 4G cellular technology.
  • 5G is expected to support 1000x higher mobile data volume and at least 10x end-user data rate.
  • It is required to support a wide range of bandwidths.
  • It is expected to provide extreme low latency in order to support tactile Internet.
  • The number of connected devices is predicted to increase by a factor of 10-100x, thereby bringing in a need to support thousand of devices per access point.
  • It is desired to support asynchronous and random network access requirement of the low power M2M devices
  • Most importantly, an End-to-End Architecture that allows for a cost- and time-efficient introduction of 5G is needed.
The goal of 5G and Future Wireless Technologies (5G-FWT 2017) workshop is to provide a forum where diverse group of researchers can share the latest research insights, present key and novel results on 5G mobile communication technology enablers, including novel system architecture, and wireless techniques, explore different applications areas, and identify new challenges and opportunities.

Workshop Co-chairs:

  • Navin Kumar, Amrita University Bangalore, INDIA
  • Arpita Thakre, Amrita University Bangalore, INDIA
  • Ashutosh Dutta, A T & T, New Jersey, US
Join us at these workshops and submit your papers at:
Deadline is September 15, 2017 11:59PM (Anywhere on Earth).


Subhankar Dhar, San Jose State University, USA –

Priyadarshi Kanungo, India –