Selected Areas of Wireless Communications and Networking


The technical track on Wireless Communications and Networking (WCN) of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2018) will be held in Pau, France, April 9 - 13, 2018.

Research on Wireless Communications and Networking (WCN) has been able to improve our lives in the multiple ways. The need to communicate anytime, anywhere brought us many new wireless and networking technologies that we are using today, including cellular networks (3G/4G/5G), ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, WiMAX, etc. The invention of these technologies has created a new paradigm of research and developments. In particular, the past decade has seen a significant surge of research activities in wireless communications and networking. While a number of their applications and services have been introduced, the demands for new applications still exist, requiring technical challenges to become bigger every day. In addition to the WCN research topics, a great number of individuals, researchers, academics are emphasizing new novel ideas and improving the performance of next generation of networking paradigms such as Future Internet architectures, Data centric communications, and so on. This special track aims to bring together researchers, academics, individuals working on selected areas of wireless communications and networking to share their new ideas, latest findings and results.



Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)

  • Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs)

  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications (V2V communications)

  • Wireless Body area Networks (WBANs)

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Machine to Machine Communications (M2M)

  • Peer-to-Peer Networks

  • Ubiquitous Networks

  • Cognitive Wireless Networks

  • Network design, control, and performance

  • Congestion control and Traffic management

  • Energy efficiency and power control

  • MAC, Routing and Transport protocols

  • Data Centric Communications and Protocols

  • Future Internet Architectures (ICN/CCN/NDN)



The proposed track would like to solicit original contributions regarding recent developments and ideas related to the above-mentioned topics. Submissions must not have been published or be currently under consideration somewhere else. The papers should be submitted in the PDF format. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the submitted paper. Papers should be formatted according to the template available at the SAC 2017 website. Each submission will be reviewed in a double-blind process. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM and will be available online through the ACM Digital Library.

Prospective papers should be submitted in PDF format using the provided automated submission system for Regular Papers and SRC Papers.

Paper Length Information: Full papers are limited to 8 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include up to two (2) extrapages at additional fee of US$80 per page. Posters are limited to 3 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include only one (1) extra page at additional fee of US$80. SRC Abstracts are limited to 2 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. No extra pages allowed.

Important Note: Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

Submission of papers and SRC research abstracts: (PST) September 25, 2017

Notification of paper and SRC acceptance/rejection: November 10, 2017

Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC: November 25, 2017

Author registration due date: December 10, 2017

School of Computer Science and Engineering,

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea


Department of Computer Science,

San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA



Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA.

Syed Hassan Ahmed, Kyungpook National University, Korea.

Danda B. Rawat, Howard University, Washington D.C., USA.

- Juan-Carlos Cano, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

- Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA.

- Floriano De Rango, University of Calabira, Italy.

- Mahasweta Sarkar, San Diego State University, USA.

- Nafaa Jabeur, German University of Technology, Oman.

- Kun Hua, Lawrence Technical University, MI, USA.

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