IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
16-19 December 2018 – Radisson Blu, Indore, India


(ANTS 2018)

IEEE ANTS is a premier IEEE forum on advanced networking and telecommunications topics. IEEE ANTS is financially and technically supported by IEEE Communications Society. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies. Like the previous editions with exciting technical symposia, tutorials, Women in Engineering mini conference, industry panels, PhD forums and exhibitions, IEEE ANTS 2018 will also feature a series of half and full-day workshops and invites the submission of workshop proposals.

About Workshops

Workshops provide avenues for researchers in academia, and industry practitioners to share their cutting-edge research results in areas of particular interest. To facilitate such interactions, we invite submission of workshop proposals to complement the technical program of IEEE ANTS 2018.

The intent of the workshops is to cover specialized topics by a combination of regular papers, panel discussions, keynotes, conference white papers, panel discussions, and possibly poster presentations. For this year, proposals are solicited which are aligned with the theme of the conference “Towards a Hyper-Connected World: Emerging Trends in ICT“. Therefore, to make the workshops more relevant, emerging topics not specifically covered in the main track are to be emphasized. Workshops should highlight current topics related to technical and business issues that encourage active participation of students, academia, government and industry professionals.

In the proposed workshop, along with invited talks from distinguished scientists working in related fields, technical paper sessions will be included.  Authors are requested to submit an abstract (max. 500 words, text only) including the goals, the methods and the findings of the topic to be presented.The workshop committee welcomes your abstracts for oral presentations. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the technical program committee. Oral presentations provide authors the opportunity to present original work related to workshop topics.

For topics outside the aforementioned theme, please consult with the respective workshop chairs prior to proposal submission.

Workshop Proposal Format

Each workshop proposal should not exceed 4 pages and must include the following in order:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Duration of the workshop
  • Scope and topics of the workshop
  • Workshop Format (technical paper, panel, keynote/invited speaker, white paper, etc)
  • Rationale: Importance of the workshop theme and probable participation
  • What is needed to conduct the workshop?
  • Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information)
  • Potential speakers, organizing members, program committee, if any
  • A short biography of the organizers (max 100 words per person)
  • Draft Call for Paper for the workshop (1 page)
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan

If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, number of speakers, speaker profile, etc.

All proposals would be independently reviewed and a decision on acceptance would be communicated latest by August 15, 2018. Consequent to acceptance, it is expected that the workshop organizers set up their website, and actively promote their workshops, as well as submit details for promotion at the main IEEE ANTS 2018 site.

Workshop Preparation and Organization Timeline

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 05, 2018
Notification of Selection: August 15, 2018
Website for each workshop on: August 31, 2018