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Paper Submission Guidelines:

6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS)
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
December 16-19, 2012
*Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc)*
EDAS link for paper submission:

We are witnessing a paradigm shift in networking where the end user demands and cloud
computing based service paradigms are influencing evolving network architectures, system
designs and service delivery models. Over-the-Top (OTT) players, consumer electronic
vendors, IT providers and 3rd party software developers have entered the service delivery
value chain fostering an open environment challenging the hegemony of traditional network
operators. IT & Telecom, hitherto distinct domains, are now spoken of as ICT
(Information and Communications Technologies) symbolizing the close interworking of
these disciplines in the emerging service delivery architectures. Different vertical
industries such as energy utilities, healthcare, automotive, banking & finance, retail,
media entertainment are leveraging network technologies in innovative ways to offer branded
services directly or in partnership with network providers. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and
Internet of Things (IoT) have opened new vistas for communications and networking

ANTS is the premier IEEE forum on networking and telecommunications topics in India.
The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS 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, and invited talks where academia is exposed to state-of-practice and results
from industry trials, and interoperability experiments. The industry is benefited in
turn by exposure to leading-edge research in networking as well the opportunity to
communicate to academic researchers which practical problems require further research. 
Further,  an opportunity is provided to discuss governmental policies and make
recommendations as appropriate to promote an innovation economy in India.

Motivated by the tremendous success of the first five IEEE ANTS events in Mumbai
in 2007, 2008, 2010, in New Delhi in 2009, and in Bangalore in 2011, the theme of 2012
event is on enabling content enriched personalized communication over "green" networks
while delivering exemplary user experience on any connected device.

To address this theme, the conference will feature a rich industry program comprising
of keynote talks, panel discussions as well as a high quality technical program of
peer-reviewed papers, tutorials, and invited talks on relevant topics bringing together
experts from industry, academia and government. IEEE ANTS 2012 will provide an exciting
meeting ground for the confluence and exchange of ideas among participants from all over
the world. The conference will be held again in Bangalore during December 16-19, 2012.

IEEE ANTS 2012 will feature both long and short papers in three broad areas.
These areas are:

1. Wireline Networks (including topics such as):
• Cloud and data center networks
• Core network architectures and protocols
• Metro and access networks
• Optical networks
• Router and switch architectures
• Storage networks

2. Wireless Networks (including topics such as):
• Ad hoc mobile networks
• Cellular and broadband wireless networks
• Cognitive radio networking
• Mobility models and mobile networks
• Optical wireless (free space optics)
• Sensor networks and embedded systems
• Wireless access networks
• Wireless mesh networks

3. Network Applications (including topics such as):
• Cyber-physical systems and networks
• M-Health, E-Health and Smart Healthcare
• Energy-Efficient Green networking and Sustainability
• IPTV, Video-on-Demand, Telepresence, Collaboration tools
• Online social networking
• Peer-to-peer networks
• Smartphone networked apps
• Security, trust and privacy
• Embedded Analytics

Of particular interest are papers which address challenges in the emerging economies
in the networking and telecommunication sectors and which address the conference theme
of enabling content enriched personalized communication over "green" networks while
delivering exemplary user experience on any connected device.
Authors are strongly encouraged to address topics of interest to both industry and

Submission Guidelines:
Authors are encouraged to submit their papers using EDAS (
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 the long paper track and THREE pages for
the short paper track. Papers should be in PDF format, two columns, font size 10
or greater and compliant with other IEEE ANTS manuscript guidelines.
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.

IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Policies:
All IEEE ANTS 2012 technical papers must be associated with an author
registration at the FULL rate. For authors presenting multiple papers,
one FULL registration is valid for up to three papers. 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

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: August  20th , 2012
Notification of acceptance: October 31st, 2012
Registration deadline for authors: November 15th, 2012
Camera Ready copy due: November 15th, 2012
Deadline for Early/ Discounted Registration: November 8th, 2012
Conference dates: December 16 - 19, 2012
Tutorials: December 16, 2012

Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:
Sanjay Nayak, Tejas Networks
Deepak Kataria, IPJunction Inc

Technical Program Chairs:
Magda El Zarki, UC Irvine
Debasish Datta, IIT Kharagpur
Goutam Das, IIT Kharagpur

Industry Chairs:
Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Avaya
Srinidhi Saragur, SJB Research Foundation

Tutorial Chair:
Vijay Mann, IBM Research India

Publications Chair:
Vinod Vokkarane, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Panels Chairs:
PVG Menon, India Semiconductor Association (ISA)
Mansoor Alicherry, Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent

Web Chair and Graphics Designer:
Sachin B. Shetty (HP Labs, India)

Local Outreach & Arrangements Chair:
Pavanesh, R (HP Labs India)
Poornima S P (Tejas Networks)

Publicity Chairs:
India: Saigopal Thota, HP Labs India and University
of California, Davis
Asia Pacific: Vijay Sivaraman, University of New South Wales, Australia
USA: Ming Xia, Ericsson Research, USA

Conference Manager:
Gayle Weisman (IEEE ComSoc)

Steering Committee:
Sudhir Dixit, HP Labs, India (Chair)
Rudra Dutta, NCSU, USA
Byrav Ramamurthy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Krishna Sivalingam, IIT Madras, India
Deepak Kataria, IPJunction Inc, USA

International Advisory Committee:
Biswanath Mukherjee, UC Davis, USA  (Chair)
I. Vijaya Kumar, Wipro, Bengaluru, India
Viswanath (Vishy) Poosala, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, India
PVG Menon, India Semiconductor Association (ISA)
Tulika Pandey, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India

Brand Development and Graphic Design:
Max Loskutnikov (IEEE ComSoc)


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