NMIC 2019: The First International Workshop on Network Meets Intelligent Computations

In conjunction with IEEE ICDCS 2019

Dallas, TX, U.S.A., July 7-10, 2019


Submission link


Submission deadline

April 3, 2019 (extended)

Author notification

April 25, 2019


The new computation technologies, such as big data analytics, modern machine learning technology, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and security processing, have the great potential to be embedded into network to enable it to be intelligent and trustworthy. On the other hand, Information-Centric Networking (ICN), software-defined network (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), network slicing, and data center network have emerged as the novel networking paradigms for fast and efficient delivering and retrieving data. Against this backdrop, there is a strong trend to move the computations from the cloud to not only the edges but also the resource-sufficient networking nodes, which triggers the convergence between the emerging networking concepts and the new computation technologies.

The ultimate goals for networking researches include intelligence, trust, and efficiency, which can be enhanced by or benefit for the intelligent computations. There are many open challenges for the emerging network concepts to meet the intelligent computations: what computations should be embedded; which node should be enforced with the computation; how can the computations, such as big data analytics, security, AI, machine learning, blockchain, be seamlessly embedded into the network and enable it to be efficient, trustworthy and accountable; how to fast locate the required and suitable computation nodes; how to efficiently transfer data through series of computation nodes; how to efficiently collect and process the big networking data; how to design networking architectures and protocols to easily support the efficient and diverse computations; how to achieve ultra-low latency communications with distributed computations; and how to migrate from the Internet to the computation-enabled network.

The NMIC workshop 2019 solicits the papers that address the technical challenges and applications of the distributed computations for networking, the intelligent computations supported by the novel networking technologies, and the enforcement of series of computations. We envision that the combination of computations with networking will provide more effective computation support for applications and enable the network to be more intelligent, trustworthy, and efficient. The areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Networking architecture and protocols for integrating caching, computation, and communications
  • Machine learning, data mining and big data analytics in networking
  • In-network computation for future networks, inter-data center networking and 5G
  • Information-centric networking with/for computations
  • Intelligent Internet edge integrating edge, fog, and mobile edge computing with networking
  • Intelligent service function/computation chaining
  • Security, privacy, trust, accountability for/with intelligent computation networking
  • Collection and processing for big network data
  • Distributed computations for network anomaly detection and security
  • Integrating Blockchain with networking
  • Network function virtualization, software-defined network, and network slicing for distributed computations
  • Networking computations for big data, streaming, IoT, and AR/VR
  • In-network data computations for network measurement and management
  • Distributed artificial intelligence with/for networking
  • Data modelling and applications of networking
  • Big data networking in healthcare, V2V, smart cities, industry and other applications

Selected papers will be recommended to IEEE Network Magazine and EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking for potential publications.

Important Dates

  • April 3, 2019 (extended): Submission deadline
  • April 25, 2019: Acceptance notification
  • May 10, 2019: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • July 7-10, 2019: Conference and workshops

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should follow the IEEE 8.5" x 11" Two-Column Format. Each submission can have up to 6 pages. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/cfp/ICDCS2019


TPC Chairs

  • Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University, USA
  • Ruidong Li, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
  • Michele Nogueira, Federal University of Parana, Brazil

Web Chair

  • Ka-Cheong Leung, The University of Hong Kong, China

Publicity Chairs

  • Moayad Aloqaily, Gnowit Inc., Canada
  • Safa Otoum, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Ouns Bouschir, Zayed University, UAE

Steering Committee

  • Jie Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Hitoshi Asaeda, NICT, Japan
  • Xiaoming Fu, University of Goettingen, Germany

TPC Members

  • Alex Sim, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Kun Yang, University of Essex, UK
  • Kaigui Bian, Peking University, China
  • Mayutan Arumaithurai, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Zhi Zhou, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
  • Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Jinsong Wu, Chile University, Chile
  • Mohammad Shojafar, University of Padua, Italy
  • Ruiting Zhou, Wuhan University, China
  • Yuki Koizumi, Osaka University, Japan
  • Rose Qingyang Hu, Utah State University, USA
  • Xinyu Que, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Yueping Cai, Chonqing University, China
  • Xiaohua Xu, Kennesaw State University, USA
  • Renato Lo Cigno, University of Trento, Italy
  • Deze Zeng, China University of Geosciences, China
  • Bo Rong, Communications Research Center, Canada
  • Hongyi Wu, Old Dominion University, USA

Submission Method

1. Click the ICDCS 2019 CFP webpage:  https://easychair.org/cfp/ICDCS2019

2. Click the submission link

3. Login and then click "enter as an author"

4. Select "Network Meets Intelligent Computations"


NMIC 2019 will be held in conjunction with ICDCS 2019  (July 7-10, 2019) in Dallas, TX, U.S.A.

Supported by IEEE SIG on Intelligent Internet Edge (IIE):


Last Updated: 9 April 2019