IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
17–20 December 2023 // MNIT Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Ubiquitous networking for seamless connectivity

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ANTS is a premier IEEE forum on networking and telecommunications topics. It is the only conference in India that is financially sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. The distinguishing characteristic of the IEEE ANTS is promoting 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, invited talks, and industry exhibits, where academia is exposed to state-of-the-practice, results from trials and interoperability experiments. The industry, in turn, benefits from exposure to leading-edge research in networking as well as the opportunity to communicate with academic researchers regarding practical problems that require further research. This year's theme is "Ubiquitous networking for seamless connectivity." In addition to the topics mentioned below, a particular focus will be on accepting papers based on telecommunications and networking solutions to provide scalable, secure, and sustainable connectivity.

IEEE ANTS 2023 will be held at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India. This year all the presentations will be conducted in-person at MNIT, Jaipur. IEEE ANTS 2023 will feature high-quality technical sessions, workshops, tutorials, keynotes, panels, industry expo and demo, early research forum, career zone, and women-in-engineering mini-conference. The theme of the conference will foster an environment for deliberating on different research aspects on the said topic. Authors can submit short (4 pages) and regular (max 6 pages) papers that contain original material which is not currently communicated/submitted/under-review in other conference or journal and has not been previously published.

After review, all accepted and presented papers will appear in IEEE Xplore. One conference registration by the author can cover up to three papers which are authored or co-authored by the author. Researchers can submit their papers in different tracks such as Women in Engineering (WiE), Workshops, Early Research Forum, etc. The conference proceedings are indexed in SCOPUS and other major indexing platforms. There will be a few workshops, tutorials, and panel discussions, co-located with the conference. Proposals to organize workshops, tutorials, and panel discussions in line with the theme and main conference are also encouraged. The early research forum will provide an opportunity for students and early career professionals to present and discuss their work in progress with experts and peers from around the world. Complimentary access to ANTS CAREER ZONE will be provided to all the participating individuals and sponsors. IEEE ANTS will present BEST PAPER AWARDS for each track during the conference. Several travel grants are available for conference attendees and authors. More details will be available soon. The authors of the selected (accepted) papers will be invited to submit the extended versions of the papers to the special issues of Springer Nature's journals, namely, Wireless Personal Communications and Photonic Network Communications.

Potential research topics include (but are not limited to) the following thrust areas.

Wireless Communication and Networks:

  • 5G-Advanced and 6G Technologies
  • Communication theory and systems
  • Cellular and Broadband Networks
  • Information and Coding Theory
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Spectrum Issues and Requirements
  • Multi-Antenna Communications
  • Energy Efficiency and Harvesting
  • Device to Device (D2D) Communications
  • High Altitude Networks
  • Mobility Models and Mobile Networks
  • Mobile Backhaul Networks
  • Ad hoc and Mesh Networks
  • Underwater Communications and Networking
  • Aerial Communications and Networking
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) networks
  • Satellite and Radar Communications
  • Unlicensed Band Communication
  • Smart Antennas

Optical Communication and Networks:

  • Free Space Optics
  • Visible Light Communication and Networks
  • Optical Fiber Communication and Networks
  • Optical Access Networks
  • Quantum Optical Communications
  • Optical Datacenter Networks
  • Hollow-Core Fiber Communication
  • Subsea Communication and Networks
  • Fiber-wireless convergence
  • Techno-economics
  • Disaster-Resilient networks
  • Optical Backhaul for Wireless Networks
  • Optical Network Architectures
  • Optical Networks for Cloud/Fog
  • Hybrid Fiber-Wireless Networks

Network Technologies and Applications:

  • Defence Communications and Networking
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • AI/ML for Communications and Networking
  • Big Data and Analytics in Smart City
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Cyber-physical systems and networks
  • Power-line Communication
  • Smart Grid Communication Networks
  • M-Healthcare 
  • Rural and Remote Connectivity
  • Blockchain for Communications and Networking
  • Security, Privacy, and Trust
  • Signal Processing for Communications
  • Network Economics and Pricing
  • Open Networking
  • Spectrum Sharing Models
  • Game Theory with Networks

Emerging Technologies:

  • Integrated Sensing and Communication
  • Quantum Communication and Networks
  • Satellite Internet
  • Intelligent Meta-Surfaces
  • Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications
  • Green Communications and Networking
  • Molecular Communications
  • Nano-networking
  • Millimeter-Wave Communications
  • Full-Duplex Communications
  • Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Edge technologies
  • UAV Communications and networking
  • IoT Networks
  • Semantic Communications
  • Haptic and Holographic Technologies
  • Testbed and Prototype Implementation


Paper Submission Deadline: 15 July 2023  31 August 2023 (Firm)
Paper Acceptance Notification: 17 October 2023
Camera Ready Paper Due: 2 December 2023

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