ngdn 2018: the 1st international workshop on next generation data-driven networks (ngdn' 2018)



june 28, 2018 – june 30, 2018


exeter uk

submission deadline

15 march, 2018

notification due

15 april, 2018

final version due

15 may, 2018




the technologies of computing, machine learning and deep learning have undergone a series of evolutionary innovation over the past decades and improved the networked systems performance and quality of human life significantly. by applying such techniques, the performance of computer networks including fixed computer networks, wimax, manets, vanets, etc., could be refined under the umbrella of network delivery capacity, resource availability and key metrics such as bandwidth, jitter, throughput, transmission delay and availability.

the purpose of this workshop is to bring together the scientists, engineers, researchers, and postgraduate students from academy and industry all over the world to share their latest work, exchange experiences and discuss the state-of-the-art challenges of networking and data mining. it is also intended to provide a forum to exchange varying beliefs and understandings of how to seamlessly integrate advanced networking and adaptive multimedia processing for enabling evolution of the current networks and beyond.

the ngdn workshop will be in-conjunction with the 20th international conference on high performance computing and communications (ieee hpcc-18). ngdn-2018 is soliciting original and previously unpublished papers addressing research challenges and advances towards the design, implementation and evaluation of data communication technologies, systems, machine learning and data mining.


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

         data-driven mobile computing and wireless communications

         data-driven computer networks

         data-driven network protocols

         data-driven telecommunications

         data-driven based network trust, security, and privacy

         big data based 5g networks

         data-driven software defined networking (sdn)

         machine learning and deep learning technologies for networking

         network-based models and optimization algorithms

         data-driven social network analysis

         internet of things (iot) and big data

         machine learning and data mining from multimedia in social networks

         data-driven network models and applications such as intelligent transport systems

         could computing and applications

         system architecture (hadoop/spark/flink etc.)

         system performance analysis

         data mining, data quality, data visualization

         data center operation and maintenance (power/water/central heating supply etc.)

         data center management and optimization

         big data based network planning and optimization

         big data analysis of users (user group/user behavior/user track etc.)

         big data assisted telecom operation (customer maintain/value-added service etc.)

         big data analysis of mobile terminals (distribution/category/brand etc.)

         big data analysis of network quality & performance & telecom value area



paper submission:

authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. the length of the papers should not exceed 8 pages (ieee computer society proceedings manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced), including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. papers should be submitted electronically in pdf format (or postscript) by sending it as an e-mail attachment to dr. liang zhao ( all papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors. the accepted papers will be published together with those of other hpcc 2018 workshops by the ieee computer society press (indexed by ei).


organizing committee:

general chairs

liang zhao, shenyang aerospace university, china

ahmed al-dubai, edinburgh napier university, uk

lexi xu, china unicom, china


program chairs

jiaxing shang, chongqing university, china

ammar hawbani, university of science and technology of china, china

xianwei li, waseda university, japan & suzhou university, china




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