IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
14-17 December 2020 // Virtual Conference

Fog Networks: The Next Generation Cellular Communication Systems

Cloud computing-based networking is a promising solution for better QoS and QoE in cellular networks. It not only guarantees but also capable and computes a big-data to provide better network experience to mobile end users. The Fog computing augmentation within the 5G network will build a unique framework to improve network capability, and provide a faster real-time interface to applications. This lead to the researcher for the development of fog networks. The fog networks is the next-generation platform that extends cloud computing services and cellular networking, such as 5G or 5G beyond (5GB) by utilizing the fog computing expertise and adding new interfaces to facilitate the mobile end-users with improved network performance.

This workshop introduces a new domain of futuristic cellular networks called “Fog Networks”, and it is complementary to cloud aided 5G networks. The proposed workshop provides the opportunity to identify the major challenges, advancements, analysis, optimization, and performance in fog networks, which arise due to distinct features of fog computing and networking. This workshop will provide us a platform to discuss the necessary modification, optimization, methodology, and possible solutions for its deployment. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fog architectures for next generation cellular networks.
  • Fog computing service and applications for cellular networks.
  • Network management in fog networks.
  • Cloud infrastructure support for fog networks.
  • Fog networks performance over the 5G networks.
  • Resource management and scheduling in fog networks.
  • Mobility management in fog networks.
  • Data management in fog networks.
  • Security, privacy, and trust management in fog networks.
  • Quality of service and Quality of experience in fog networks.

Important dates:

  • Paper Submission: 8 Nov, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: 16 Nov, 2020
  • Final Submission: 25 Nov, 2020

Workshop organizers:

  • Dr. Sanjay K. Biswash, NIIT University, Neemrana, India. Email:

Workshop TPC members:

  • Dr. Dush Nalin K. Jayakody, TPU, Tomsk, Russia.
  • Dr. Artur Ziviani, LNCC, RJ, Brazil.
  • Dr. Santosh Nagaraj, SDSU, CA, USA.
  • Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar SDSU, CA, USA.
  • Prof. Chiranjeev Kumar, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad, India.
  • Dr. Dhirendra K. Sharma, UPES, Dehradun, India.
  • Dr. Manu Vardhan, NIT Raipur, India.

Publicity Co-Chairs: Dr. Sourav Kanti Addya, NIT Surathkal.

Submission Instruction: Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must be at most six (06) pages long, including figures, tables, references, and appendices in two-column 10pt IEEE Conference format. Papers must exclude authors names and affiliations for double-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present (online or offline) their papers at the workshop venue. This IEEE LaTeX template should be useful in complying with the above requirements. Presented Paper will be published in the IEEE ANTS 2020 Proceedings, available at the IEEE Xplore.

Submission Link :

Call For Papers (PDF)

Keynote Speaker:

Title: Empowering the Edge for the Provisioning of Edge Intelligence

Speaker: Prof. Nelson Fonseca (Institute of Computing, State University of Campinas, Campinas – Brazil)

Nelson L. S. da Fonseca received his Ph.D degrees in Computer Engineering from The University of Southern California in 1994. He is a Full Professor at Institute of Computing of The State University of Campinas, Campinas – Brazil. He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Trento, University of Pisa and University of Basque Country. His current research interest are 5G networks, Cellular IoT, Artificial Inteligence applied to Networks and Distributed Systems, Elastic Optical Networks, Fog Computing and Edge Inteligence. Nelson Fonseca has published over 400 refereed papers. He received the IEEE ComSoc Transmission, Access Optical Systems Technical Committee Best Paper Award (2014), the IEEE Globecom 2012 Best Paper Award and IEEE Latincom 2011Best Paper Award.

Currently, he is the IEEE ComSoc Director for Conference Development. He served as the IEEE ComSoc Vice President Technical and Education Activities (2018-2019), Vice President Publications (2016-2017), Vice President for Member Relations (2012-2013) and as elected Member at Large of the IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors (2009-2011). He served as IEEE ComSoc Director for Conference Development, Director for Latin America (2008-2009), Director for On-Line Services (2002-2003). He is a past EiC of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He is Senior Technical Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine.

Invited Speaker:

Title: User Experience in the Fog: Improving the Quality of Experience and User Engagement using Fog and Edge Paradigms

Speaker: Prof. Maria Papadopouli (Department of Computer Science at the University of Crete, a Research Associate at FORTH-ICS)

Maria Papadopouli (Ph.D. Columbia University, October 2002) is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Crete, a Research Associate at FORTH-ICS, and a Fulbright Scholar. She has been a visiting Professor at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as at the School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Before that, from July 2002 until June 2006, she was a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) (on leave from July 2004 until June 2006). She has co-authored a monograph on Peer-to-Peer Computing for Mobile Networks: Information Discovery and Dissemination (Springer Eds. 2009). She has been the co-chair of several international workshops and conferences in the area of wireless networking and mobile computing. Her research has been supported by IBM Faculty Awards, Google Faculty Award, Comcast Innovation Fund, and various national and EU grants.