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


The purpose of DCNET 2013, 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.


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


Laurence YangSt Francis Xavier University, Canada
Pascal LorenzUniversity of Haute Alsace, France
Donal O'MahonyTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
David NaccacheEcole Normale Superieure, France


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 29 - 31 July, 2013

Paper Submission: March 18, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 6, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 20, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 24, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 16, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 31, 2013 (expired)


DCNET Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: dcnet.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.dcnet.icete.org/


The conference will be held at Reykjavík University (RU), which is located in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.
The University offers modern and well equipped facilities and strives to build a strong international academic environment along with innovative teaching methods.
Reykjavík is a city with a long history, encircled by mountains and sea, lying just some minutes away from magnificent unspoiled nature. Visitors cannot escape experiencing the vibrant energy, whether they want to feel the boiling thermal energy underground, explore the Icelandic nature or experience its lively culture and fun-filled nightlife.


Jose Luis SevillanoUniversidad de Sevilha, Spain
Mohammad ObaidatFordham University, NY, United States
José Luis SevillanoUniversity of Seville, Spain
Zhaoyang ZhangZhejiang University, China


Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Baber Aslam, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
Julio Barbancho, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Alejandro Linares Barranco, University of Seville, Spain
Boris Bellalta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Fernando Beltrán, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Khaled Boussetta, University Paris 13, France
Christian Callegari, Dip Ing Informaz, Italy
Fernando Cerdan, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain
Paskorn Champrasert, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Min-Xiou Chen, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jitender Deogun, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Sanjay Dhurandher, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, India
Josep Domenech, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Halima Elbiaze, UQAM, Canada
Pingyi Fan, Tsinghua University, China
Pingyi Fan, Tsinghua University, China
Hiroaki Fukuda, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
François Gagnon, Cégep Sainte-Foy, Canada
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
Gheorghita Ghinea, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Carlos Guerrero, Universitat De Les Illes Balears, Spain
Jinhua Guo, University of Michigan at Dearborn, United States
Abdelhakim Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada
Aun Haider, University of Gujrat, Pakistan
Antonio Izquierdo-Manzanares, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), United States
Raj Jain, Washington University in St. Louis, United States
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Randi Karlsen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Abdallah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Philip Koopman, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Michael Kounavis, Intel Corporation, United States
Carlos León de Mora, University of Seville, Spain
Isaac Lera, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Der-Ming Liou, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, Republic of China
S. Makki, Lamar University, United States
Mario Marchese, University of Genoa, Italy
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Avi Mendelson, Technion,, Israel
Pascale Minet, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, France
Shivakant Mishra, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States
Petros Nicopolitidis, Aristotle University, Greece
Ibrahim Onyuksel, Northern Illinois University, United States
Antonio Pescape', University of Napoli, Italy
Ramon Puigjaner, Universitat de Les Illes Balears, Spain
David Rincón, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Francisco J. Ros, University of Murcia, Spain
Hangguan Shan, Zhejiang University, China
Arun Somani, Iowa State University, United States
Kenji Suzuki, University of Chicago, United States
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Dirk Trossen, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Pere Vilà, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Hiroshi Wada, NICTA, Australia
Ping Wang, Symantec Corporation, United States
Bernd Wolfinger, University of Hamburg, Germany
Issac Woungang, Ryerson University, Canada
Józef Wozniak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jianbin Xiong, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China
Xiaoling Xu, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China
Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Laurance Yang, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada
Zhongming Yang, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China
Caijun Zhong, Zhejiang University, China
Cliff Zou, University of Central Florida, United States

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