Welcome to UNet

Call For Papers

The sixth international symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNet’21) highlights new trends and findings in hot topics related to ubiquitous computing/networking. This event intends to bring together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their recent progresses in all major areas of ubiquitous networking. The UNet’21 program will host special talks addressed by distinguished keynote speakers and highly reputed visionary experts, and will feature technical papers, tutorials, special sessions, and workshops.

Papers delivered at UNet 2021 will be published by IEEE (pending) and indexed by IEEE Xplore. They will also be submitted to SCOPUS, ISI, DBLP, Google Scholar, and other leading indexing services. Papers of particular merit will be recommended for a possible special issue in international journals (discussions are underway with several international journals for publishing the accepted papers). A PDF version of the call for papers can be found here. The conference invites two types of submissions: Full Technical Papers (up to 6 pages), and Short Technical Papers (up to 4 pages). A detailed description of papers submission procedure is available via this link. UNet 2021 will features thematic content, but not limited to, across the following tracks:

Track 1: Ubiquitous Communication Technologies and Networking

  • Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz communications
  • Modulation, coding, and diversity techniques 
  • OFDM, MIMO, multi-user MIMO, and massive MIMO
  • Multiple access techniques in wireless networks
  • Optical wireless access networks
  • Visible light communications and networks
  • Free space optical communications and networking
  • Power line communication technologies
  • Maritime, space and underwater communications
  • Beyond 4G and 5G communications
  • Heterogeneous and small-cell networks
  • Satellite communication and networks
  • Physical-layer secrecy and privacy
  • Quality of service provisioning schemes
  • Cognitive and flexible radio
  • Reprogrammable MAC and PHY layers
  • Channel estimation, characterization, and synchronization techniques
  • Optical data center networking
  • Radio-over-fiber
  • Visible light positioning and navigation
  • Ultraviolet communications and networks
  • Optical wireless sensing and monitoring
  • Optical switching technologies, devices, and architectures
  • Energy harvesting and green wireless communications
  • Software-defined mobile/wireless networks
  • Mesh, relay, sensor and ad hoc networks
  • Delay-tolerant and fault-tolerant networking
  • Seamless inter-networking, self-organization and self-healing
  • Routing in ubiquitous networks
  • Resource management and optimization
  • Integrated wireless/optical networks
  • Mobility, localization, navigation, and handoff management
  • Wireless broadcast, multicast and streaming
  • Congestion and admission control
  • Wireless BAN, PAN, LAN, MAN and WAN
  • Dynamic bandwidth allocation in 4G, B4G, 5G and Pervasive Systems

Track 2: Tactile Internet and Internet of Things

  • Internet connectivity for IoT
  • Data architectures, brokering and management
  • Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)
  • Tactile Internet Use-Cases and Scenarios
  • Internet of Skills
  • Robotic Communications and Control Systems
  • PHY Design for URLLC and Tactile Internet
  • MAC Design for URLLC and Tactile Internet
  • Radio Resource Management for URLLC and Tactile Internet
  • Security, privacy, trust, and access control for IoT
  • Network Slicing for Tactile Internet and URLLC
  • Edge and cloud computing for IoT
  • Mobility, localization and management aspects of IoT
  • Internet of Things scalable infrastructures, architectures and platforms
  • Communications technologies: LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M, NB-IoT, IEEE 802.11ah, etc.
  • Beyond 4G and 5G involvement in IoT environment
  • Innovative context aware IoT services and applications
  • Crowdsensing and sourcing, and social IoT
  • Incentive mechanisms for participatory crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications
  • Energy harvesting and green technologies for IoT
  • Object naming in the IoT/IoE environments
  • Fundamentals and characterization of IoE communications
  • Multiple access protocols for IoT environment
  • Resource management techniques for IoT environment
  • Routing and control protocols for ultra-dense IoT environment
  • Game theory, AI and machine learning for Tactile Internet and IoT
  • Identity management and object recognition
  • Embedded Systems, wearables devices, and Body Sensor Networks
  • Multi-sensor fusion in IoT
  • Distributed computing and storage in IoT
  • Data Fusion and management, and big data analytics for IoT
  • Autonomous vehicles and self-driving
  • Cooperative driving for autonomous vehicles
  • Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicles (UAV) platforms and networking
  • Standardization, regulation and industrial efforts for IoT
  • Business models, monetization and ecosystems of IoT
  • Lightweight communication protocols and data structures for IoT
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Low power chip/system design for IoT
  • Communication Systems for Industry 4.0
  • Integration of software defined networks with IoT
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Device-to-Device (D2D) communications
  • Application-oriented solutions (Healthcare, Military, Supply Chains, Environment, Agriculture, Smart cities, Education, …)
  • Cyber Physical Systems design and networking
  • Human-Machine Interfaces for Tactile Internet and URLLC
  • Tactile Internet Prototypes, Test-beds and Demos
  • Real-Time Interactive Systems for Tactile Internet
  • Advanced technologies for dense and ultra-dense network deployment
  • Clustering, topology control, coverage, and connectivity

Track 3: Mobile Edge Networking and Fog-Cloud Computing

  • Mobile cloud networking, architectures, and platforms
  • Cloud radio access networks
  • Security, privacy and reliability for ubiquitous cloud computing
  • Crowdsensing models and architectures
  • Energy efficient resource allocation for cloud-based systems
  • Resources management, provisioning, and migration in cloud systems
  • Cloud data storage and management models
  • Network and service functions virtualization, and programmable infrastructures
  • SDN, objects abstraction and virtualization
  • Fog and Edge computing
  • Hybrid cloud integration
  • X As A Service in ubiquitous clouds
  • Resource management, optimization, and provisioning in the cloud
  • Quality of Service for cloud applications
  • Big Data analytics in clouds
  • Virtualization aware networking
  • Service modeling, specification, discovery, monitoring, control, composition, and brokering
  • Techniques and methods for cloud design and analysis
  • Cluster and smart Grid
  • Vehicular and sensor cloud networks
  • Consumer-centric applications and services using mobile edge platforms
  • Cloud on Demand: agility and scalability
  • Fog-based and Cloud Radio Access Networks
  • Fog-Cloud interactions and enabling protocols
  • Data centers and infrastructures
  • Interaction between the edge and the cloud
  • Cloud economics
  • Risk compliance and governance for cloud networking
  • Software development platforms and innovative applications
  • Cloud service-level agreements and cloud context-level agreements
  • Virtual network management and orchestration

Track 4: Artificial Intelligence-Driven Communications

  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Deep learning
  • Artificial intelligence and decision support systems
  • Formal methods, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and ant colony optimization
  • Game-theoretic models and application in pervasive systems

Track 5:Data Engineering, Cyber Security and Pervasive Services

  • Data engineering models
  • Data science and big data
  • Cloud, high performance, and scalable computing
  • Multimedia streaming over mobile networks
  • Collaborative streaming for Ubiquitous Networks
  • On Demand video streaming
  • ICN enabled mobile video delivery
  • Provisioning user QoE in ICN
  • Analytics for information centric networking decision in 5G
  • Cyber security and defense in Big Data
  • Big Data analytics and applications in pervasive systems
  • Big Data platforms for 5G
  • Data classification, retrieval, clustering, and visualization
  • Knowledge discovery and transformation
  • Data query processing and optimization in databases
  • Temporal, spatial, sensor, and multimedia databases
  • Distributed, Parallel, and Peer-to-Peer Databases
  • Ubiquitous data management
  • Cooperation, competition, learning and autonomy in pervasive systems
  • Context-aware and profile-aware pervasive systems
  • Content caching/storage and dissemination in pervasive systems
  • Adaptive, autonomic and context-aware computing
  • Data Grids, Data Warehousing, and OLAP
  • Economics in pervasive systems
  • Signal, image, and video processing for pervasive systems
  • Legal and policy issues in cyber security and defense
  • Availability, privacy, authentication, trust, access control, and key management
  • Formal and theoretical techniques of cyber security
  • Incident response techniques in networked and distributed systems
  • Security and privacy in wireless and mobile systems
  • Cyber security engineering
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Risk analysis and management in cyber security
  • Storage systems protection and forensics
  • Economic and management aspects of cyber security and privacy
  • Evidentiary aspects and forensics of digital crimes
  • Cybercrime scenarios modeling, analysis, and investigation
  • Hypothetical reasoning in cyber incident response
  • Collaborative and distributed techniques for cyber defense and cyber investigation
  • Active, adaptive, and intelligent defense systems
  • Embedded security
  • Evidence preservation, management, storage and reassembly
  • Anti-forensics and anti-anti forensics prevention, detection, and analysis
  • Multimedia security
  • Traffic jamming and defenses
  • Lightweight security techniques
  • Large-scale investigations in large networks and Big Data
  • Privacy and Security in Big Data
  • Security and privacy in clouds
  • Techniques for tracking and trace-back of attacks in ubiquitous systems
  • Data hiding, extraction, and recovery technique
  • Security in distributed, virtual, and cloud environments
  • Cyber security architectures
  • Defense in depth
  • Cybersecurity of industrial control systems and critical infrastructures
  • Cyber physical systems security
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition security
  • Consensus protocols for blockchains
  • Novel blockchains applications
  • blockchain engineering and design
  • consensus and blockchains protocols
  • Novel attacks against blockchains
  • Bio-inspired security
  • Provisioning, measuring and controlling QoS, QoE, QoC and QoI in Pervasive Environments
  • Cross-layer design and emerging protocols for Pervasive Networks
  • New Business Models for Pervasive Systems
  • P2P services for multimedia
  • Self-adaptation on the service layer
  • Mobility Issues and continuity of services
  • M2M and MTC communications
  • Body area networks
  • Emerging Internet applications
  • Context and location-awareness in pervasive systems
  • Emerging wireless and mobile applications
  • User interfaces, user-machine interactions
  • Mobile health care and medical applications

Submission Guidelines

Papers should contain original material, which is not currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 printed pages standard IEEE format including figures, without incurring additional page charges (maximum 2 additional pages, with over-length page fee).

All submitted papers will go through a peer review process. Questions about paper submissions or the conference program can be addressed to any of the Program Chairs. Standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats can be found at:


Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done through EDAS online submission system: https://edas.info/N27342. You are invited to submit papers in all areas related to ubiquitous networks and pervasive systems. Submit your proposal now!

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digitial Library (pending). They will also be indexed by leading Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. They will mainly be indexed by

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Papers of particular merit will be recommended for a possible special issue in an international journal. There will also be best papers awards.

Camera Ready

Step1: Paper formatting


Step 2: Copyright form


Step3: Submitting the necessary files via EDAS


Publication Policy


No-Show Policy


Plagiarism policy and multiple submissions

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference or journal at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the Springer publisher may take action against any author who engages in either practice.

If you have any questions about camera ready paper submissions or the program, please contact the Technical Program Chairs at unet21-chairs@edas.info.

Important Dates

Special Sessions deadline November 15th, 2020
Paper submission deadline January 20th, 2021
NotificationMarch 20th, 2021
Camera-ReadyApril 5th, 2021
Registration (Authors)April 5th, 2021
UNet’21 ConferenceMay 19-22, 2021