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ITC supports DRCN 2016

12th International Workshop on Design of Reliable Communication Networks, March 14-17, 2016 Paris, France.


ITC is supporting DRCN 2016. Please find below the call for papers.


DRCN 2016

12th International Workshop on Design of Reliable Communication Networks
March 14-17, 2016 Paris, France.

Technically co-sponsored by IEEE and IEEEE Communications Society
Supported by ITC 

Important dates

Submission deadline: October 2, 2015
Notification of acceptance: December 4, 2015  
Camera Ready Papers: January 11, 2016


The International Workshop on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN) is a forum for presenting excellent results and new challenges facing the field of the reliability and availability of communication networks and services. It brings together experts from industry, governments and academia, experienced in engineering, design and research. We would like to invite you to contribute to and participate in DRCN 2016, which will be held in the very heart of Paris, France, the historical Latin Quarter district.

Topics of interest

  • Network design and operational aspects of Reliability
    • Survivability and traffic engineering for optical, IP and multi-layer networks
    • Robustness of multi-domain network and protocol architectures
    • Resilience in Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
    • High-availability for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructures
    • Network dependability in cloud networking
    • Dependability of cellular/mobile networks
    • Reliability of wireless access and mesh networking
    • Survivability in grid and distributed computing
    • Resilience of networked critical infrastructures

  • Theory and modeling
    • Network reliability analysis
    • Methods for survivable network and systems design, analysis and operation
    • Planning and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services
    • Network coding techniques to improve resilience
    • Decomposition techniques for reliable network optimization
    • Service differentiation based on recovery methods
    • Simulation techniques for network resilience

  • Resilience of Networked Services
    • Quality of Experience (QoE) and network service availability assessments
    • Reliability requirements and metrics for users, businesses, and the society
    • Dependability of networked applications
    • Survivability of multimedia networks
    • Reliability and resiliency of data center networks
    • Recovery of overlay and peer-to-peer networks
    • Restoration of services under various types of failures
    • Application and service-specific survivability techniques
    • Robustness of compound services

  • Broad context
    • Telecommunication networks as an element of critical infrastructures
    • Risk and reliability in the Internet and enterprise networks
    • Public policy issues for survivability and resilience
    • Standardization of network resilience and reliability
    • Network resilience combined with economics and commercial issues
    • Network robustness to natural disasters
    • Robust network design for hostile environments
    • Security issues in networks and their relation to survivability
    • Network dependability and energy consumption trade-offs


Paper submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers by the deadline October 2, 2015, for publication in the DRCN 2016 Conference Proceedings and for oral presentation during the conference. All submissions should be written in English and should not exceed eight (8) double-column printed pages (10-point font) including figures. All papers must be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings. (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html). All submissions must be done through EDAS. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process. 
Paper submission site: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=20941

During the initial paper submission process via EDAS, authors are required to make sure that the pdf file and EDAS registration page of a paper have the same list of authors and paper title, namely add all authors in EDAS during the submission process. The author list of an accepted paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript. At least 1 author of accepted papers must be registered to the conference as presenter in order to appear in the proceedings.

Please contact submissions@drcn2016.org if you have any questions about submitting your manuscript.



The conference will take place at Campus Les Cordeliers of the University Pierre and Marie Curie, in the Centre of Paris.


General co-chairs

Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
Achille Pattavina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Technical program co-chairs

Stefano Secci, University Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Eric Gourdin, Orange Labs, France


For more information, please visit: http://www.drcn2016.org/