Wireless on-demand network systems and services have become mainstream technologies that shape the networked world of the future. Different types of wireless LANs, both sub-6 GHz and in higher frequency bands, as well as such established technologies as Bluetooth LE, LTE-Direct, LTE ProSE, NR sidelink, NFC, and optical links are the cornerstone of networking paradigms including NextG cellular, mesh and sensor networks, cloud networks, vehicular networks, non-terrestrial networks, and in-body networks.
The challenges of this exciting research field are numerous. These include providing robust services in highly dynamic, mobile, and extreme environments, how to minimize energy demands or zero out battery usage in favor of renewable energy sources, how to smartly blend multiple wireless technologies available to a network node (including across radically different bands), and how to make wireless on-demand networks and services self-configurable, adaptive, self-organizing, and self-healing in a variety of different context, each exhibiting its own peculiar constraints.
IFIP WONS, now at its eighteenth edition, has established itself as a high quality forum to address the above and related challenges. WONS 2024 aims at continuing to provide a global platform for rich interactions between experts in their fields, discussing innovative contributions in a stimulating environment.
This announcement solicits original contributions of high-quality research providing novel insights on all aspects of wireless on-demand networks and systems. Topics of interest comprise, but are not limited to:
Novel architectures, protocols, applications and services
Open source software, open source hardware and open data
Optical and visible light wireless networks
Performance evaluation through simulations, emulations and real-world experiments
Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
Quantum computing and networking
QoS and QoE aspects
Security, privacy, and trust
Social and economic aspects
Sustainable networks and distributed ML/AI services
Theoretical and data driven modeling and optimization
Wireless technologies for NextG networks (millimeter-wave, terahertz, …)
The authors of selected papers from WONS 2024 edition will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to Elsevier Computer Communications for possible publication in a dedicated Virtual Special Issue (VSI). VSI submitted papers should extend significantly the original work offering additional contribution and insight to the community. Together with the honor, this year’s Best Paper Award comes also with a monetary prize sponsored by IFIP.
Important dates Paper registration deadline: Oct 30, 2023 Paper submission deadline: Nov 7, 2023 Acceptance notification: Dec 8, 2023