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Call for Papers

DCNET is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of DCNET 2012, the International Conference on Data Communication Networking, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on communication networking between computer systems or other digital devices.

Computer networking is a combination of knowledge related to the areas of telecommunications, computer science, information technology and/or computer engineering. Data communication networks rely heavily upon the theoretical and practical application of these scientific and engineering disciplines. DCNET encompasses a diversity of aspects, from network architecture and protocols, to network management, monitoring and control, performance analysis, sensor nets, services over networks, LANs and WANS, to higher education in the data communication field.

Ideas on how to analyze and approach problems by combining data/information systems and communication technologies, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of DCNET, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer-Verlag.

Special sessions, case-studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session, or companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


  • Collaborative Networking
  • Communication Networks Education
  • Data Services Management
  • Fault Detection and Management
  • Green Communications
  • Implementation and Experimental Test-Beds
  • Internet of Things
  • Internet Technologies
  • Methodologies for Network Management
  • Middleware Support for Networking
  • Mobile & Ubiquitous Communication Networks
  • Modeling & Simulation of Communication Networks and Systems
  • Nano Networking
  • Multi-Modal Communications Networks
  • Network Applications (Web, Multimedia Streaming, Gaming, Etc.)
  • Network Architectures
  • Network Monitoring and Control
  • Network Platforms and Virtualization
  • Network Protocols
  • Neuro-Inspired Communications
  • Next-Generation Communication Networks
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Routing and Flow Control in LANs, WANs and PANs
  • Sensor Nets and Embedded Systems
  • Service Overlay Networks
  • Social Networks
  • Traffic Measurement, Analysis, Modeling and Visualization
  • VoIP Protocols and Services


Venu GovindarajuUniversity at Buffalo, United States
Sushil JajodiaGeorge Mason University Fairfax, United States
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria
Geoffrey FoxIndiana University, United States
Luis CorreiaIST/IT-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS).
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Journal of Networks (JNW) .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


DCNET Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5432
e-mail: dcnet.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.dcnet.icete.org/


Jose Luis SevillanoUniversidad de Sevilha, Spain
Mohammad ObaidatUniversity of Jordan, Jordan and Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
José Luis SevillanoUniversity of Seville, Spain
Zhaoyang ZhangZhejiang University, China


Mohiuddin Ahmed, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Julio Barbancho, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Alejandro Linares Barranco, University of Seville, Spain
Fernando Beltrán, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and CTI&P Diophantus, Greece
Roberto Bruschi, CNIT, Italy
Christian Callegari, Dip Ing Informaz, Italy
Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jitender Deogun, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Hala ElAarag, Stetson University, United States
Pingyi Fan, Tsinghua University, China
Sebastià Galmés, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Jose Daniel Garcia, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Luis Javier García Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Abdelhakim Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada
Aun Haider, University of Gujrat, Pakistan
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Randi Karlsen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Rachid Khayari, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
Abdallah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Michael Kounavis, Intel Corporation, United States
Carlos León de Mora, University of Seville, Spain
Andy Li, Cisco Systems Inc., United States
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
S. Makki, Lamar University, United States
Petros Nicopolitidis, Aristotle University, Greece
Ibrahim Onyuksel, Northern Illinois University, United States
Elena Pagani, Universita' Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy
Juan-Carlos Ruiz-Garcia, Universidad Politécnica de València, Spain
Hangguan Shan, Zhejiang University, China
Kenji Suzuki, University of Chicago, United States
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Pere Vilà, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Wei Wang, Zhejiang University, China
Bernd Wolfinger, University of Hamburg, Germany
Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Caijun Zhong, Zhejiang University, China
Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
Cliff Zou, University of Central Florida, United States