Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS 2018)

October 23-25, Thessaloniki, Greece

collocated with

Updates/News:

Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for possible inclusion in a Special Issue of Wiley’s Internet Technology Letters

GIIS 2018 is collocated with IEEE 5G/IoT Summit

The paper submission is open!
Important Dates:
  • Paper submission: July 30
  • Notification of paper acceptance: September 1

About

After the successful organization of the IEEE 5G Summit in 2017 and the ICT conference in 2016, beautiful Thessaloniki is hosting the Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS) this Fall. GIIS 2018 aims at providing a forum for the participants to broaden professional contacts and for technical discussions and interactions on specific information infrastructure and networking topics.

Information Infrastructure and Networking (IIN) brings together information processing applications, communications networks and services, physical and software elements in networks and end systems. The technical program will be split into the following four conference regular Tracks:
– Track 1: Next Generation Networking and Communications
– Track 2: Internet of Things
– Track 3: Emerging Topics in Communications and Networks
– Track 4: Communication Services, Standardization and Telecom Policies

GIIS 2018 is technically sponsored by IEEE. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

The program of GIIS 2018 will include (a) Keynote Speeches, paper presentations, Panels and Tutorials (October 23-24) and (b) the IEEE 5G/IoT Summit (October 25).

For any information regarding GIIS 2018 contact info@giis-2018.org

 

Committees

Submissions

Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature for presentation at the conference and publication in the GIIS 2018 Proceedings. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The manuscripts must be prepared in English, following IEEE two-column Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings (available here) with a maximum length of five (5) printed pages without incurring additional page charges (maximum 2 additional pages are allowed with over length page charge of 100€ for each page). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted. All papers for the GIIS 2018 Tracks should be submitted via EDAS using https://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24414.
Please note that every accepted paper must be accompanied by at least one FULL registration and must be presented in order to be published in the GIIS 2018 conference proceedings and IEEEXplore.

Main topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: Next Generation Networking and Communications

  • Next generation (5G) mobile communications
  • 5G and Internet of Things
  • Heterogeneous networks and small cells
  • Ad Hoc and sensor networks
  • D2D and M2M communications
  • Multi-antenna and beamforming systems
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Big data networking
  • Cognitive radio and networks
  • Pervasive and mobile computing
  • Wireless optical communications and VLC
  • Communications switching and routing
  • Traffic measurement and analysis
  • Smart grid and powerline communications
  • Satellite and space communications

Track 2: Internet of Things

  • Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT
  • IoT architecture design and optimization
  • Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks
  • IoT communication protocols (6LoWPAN, RPL, 6TiSCH, LoRaWAN)
  • IoT data protocols (MQTT-SN, COAP, XMPP-IoT, AMQP)
  • URLLC for mission critical IoT
  • Energy efficiency and energy harvesting in IoT
  • Data collection, processing, aggregation, and communication
  • Self-organization and self-healing of IoT networks
  • Cross-layer design and optimization in IoT
  • Machine-type communications in 5G systems
  • Security and privacy for IoT
  • Blockchain and IoT
  • Sensor deployment, placement, control and management issues
  • Experimental results, prototypes, trials and testbeds for IoT

Track 3: Emerging Topics in Communications and Networking

  • Edge-Fog Computing
  • Mobile cloud computing and 5G
  • Privacy and security in 5G
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Big data and 5G data analytics
  • V2X standards and architectures
  • R&D activities towards IMT-2020 and beyond
  • 5G Spectrum
  • 5G standardization
  • 5G applications and services
  • Network functions virtualization and software defined networking
  • Network slicing
  • Emerging IoT applications in 5G networks
  • Tactile Internet
  • Molecular, biological and multi-scale communications
  • Telecommunication and Network Engineering Education

Track 4: Services, Standardization and Telecom Policies

  • Communication software and services
  • Services for rural and developing areas
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Cloud computing
  • Smart cities, smart public places, smart home, smart agriculture/farming
  • Standards for communications and networking
  • Telecommunication Standards Education
  • Standardization activities (IEEE, 3GPP, ITU, ETSI, IETF)
  • Open communities, open API, open source
  • Telecom, governance, policy and regulations
  • Telecom business: local, country, region and international cases
  • Business models for global access
  • Spectrum regulation
  • Strategies for growing rural connectivity
  • Communities in connectivity policy making
  • Social and societal roles of ICT

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission (regular Tracks): July 30, 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance: September 1, 2018
  • Camera ready papers: September 15, 2018

Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for possible inclusion in a Special Issue of Wiley’s Internet Technology Letters!

Authors of selected accepted papers in GIIS 2018 will be invited to give a talk to the IEEE 5G/IoT Summit

Call for Special Sessions

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions to be held in GIIS 2018. A Special Session requires at least 5 submissions that meet IEEE standards in terms of scientific rigor, out of which 3-4 will be accepted after peer-review. Accepted, registered and presented papers will be published in the GIIS 2018 conference proceedings and IEEEXplore. If interested, please submit a one-page proposal, no later than July 20, 2018 (firm deadline), via email with the subject line “GIIS 2018 Special Session Proposal” to info@giis-2018.org

Each Special Session proposal must include the following:
  • Name, affiliation and photo of Special Session organizers
  • Description of the Special Session (100-150 words)
  • Topics of the Special Session (usually 6-12 topics)

Important Dates for Special Session Proposals:

  • Paper submission (Special Sessions):  July 30, 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance: September 1, 2018
  • Camera ready papers: September 15, 2018

Program

The program of GIIS 2018 will include (a) Keynote Speeches, paper presentations, Panels and Tutorials (October 23-24) and (b) the IEEE 5G/IoT Summit (October 25). A Training School on 5G and IoT will be organized as well (October 22-25).

All the above activities belong to the 5G/Internet of Things Thessaloniki Week that will take place in Thessaloniki during October 22-25, 2018.

Travel information

Thessaloniki also known in English as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece.

Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually.

Thessaloniki is a popular tourist destination in Greece. For 2013, National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide, while in 2014 Financial Times FDI magazine (Foreign Direct Investments) declared Thessaloniki as the best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle.

Thessaloniki enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with its location in northern Greece resulting in the region receiving more rain than other areas of the country, and seeing lower temperatures during the winter. Summers in Thessaloniki are generally hot and dry, and the area receives an abundance of sunshine even during the low season.

Thessaloniki’s international airport is 16 km outside the city and served by many major airlines. The airport is served by the 24-hour bus line 78 (or 78N during night) from OASTH. Line 78 starts from Macedonia Central Bus Station, stops at the Railway Station of Thessaloniki and arrives to the airport through the city center. Line 78A travels the same route with the difference, that it makes an additional stop at the A.S. IKEA bus station. At the Railway Station and A.S. IKEA bus stops, passengers can find many connections with many other major bus lines.

Visa Information

Visa Letters are available through EDAS for all accepted papers. Authors and attendees outside EU are advised to arrange their Visas the soonest possible. Information regarding visas can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hellenic Republic at http://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/.

Honorary Chairs



Rui Luis Aguiar

University of Aveiro/IT, Chair of the European ETP Networks2020



Shiwen Mao
Auburn University, USA



Christian Bettstetter
University of Klagenfurt, Austria

General Chairs



Periklis Chatzimisios
ATEITHE, Greece and Bournemouth University, UK


Kostas Katsalis
Huawei Technologies, Germany


Toktam Mahmoodi
King’s College London, UK

TPC Chairs


Kan Zheng
Beijing University of Posts & Telecom., China


Walid Saad
Virginia Tech., USA


Chuan Heng Foh
University of Surrey, UK


Athanasios Panagopoulos
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Track 1 Chairs


Gunes Karabulut Kurt
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey


Sergey Andreev
Tampere University of Technology, Finland


Nadjib Aitsaadi
University Paris Est, France

Track 2 Chairs​


Jesus Alonso-Zarate
CTTC, Spain


Shahid Mumtaz
Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro, Portugal


Marios Angelopoulos
Bournemouth University, UK

Track 3 Chairs​


Anna Tzanakaki
University of Bristol, UK



Nizar Zorba
Qatar University, Qatar


Syed Hassan Ahmed
University of Central Florida, USA

Track 4 Chairs


Konstantinos Samdanis
Huawei Technologies, Germany


Symeon Chatzinotas
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Anwer Al-Dulaimi
EXFO, Canada

Advisory Board


Kostas Pentikousis
Travelping GmbH, Germany
Advisory Board Chair


Aggeliki Sgora
Vice President, Hellenic Telecomm. & Post Commission, Greece


Athanasios Iossifides
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece


Rami Langar
University of Eastern Paris, France


Nadjib Aitsaadi
University Paris Est, France


Periklis Chatzimisios
ATEITHE, Greece and Bournemouth University, UK

Web Chair


Pavlos Bolkas
ATEITHE, Greece and Bournemouth University, UK