4th International Conference on SmArt COmmunications in NEtwork Technologies (SaCoNeT Conference) June 17-19, 2013, Paris, France                  

Orange ip-label GDR MACS GDR ASR IUT Créteil-Vitry                       

Extended version of Selected papers will be considered for publication in
Network and Computer Applications Journal
Elsevier Ed., ISI and Scopus Indexed

Extended version of Selected papers will be considered for publication in
Annals of Telecommunication Journal
Springer Ed., ISI and Scopus Indexed

Main Conference Acceptation/Rejection : Done April 5, 2013.
Main Conference Registration Deadline is April 20, 2013 for papers to be included in the proceedings and IEEE Xplore.
Main Conference Camera Ready Version DEADLINE is April 20, 2013.


SaCoNeT 2013 will be organised in Paris - France “THREE” days after IEEE ICC 2013 which will take place in Budapest – Hungary. Take this exceptional opportunity to visit on your ICC way the famous City of Paris and enjoy your stay in Europe.

A number of workshops will be co-located with the conference

IWQM -- June 17, 2013
LiveCity -- June 17, 2013
IWNMI -- June 17, 2013

Special Session
CNRS-GDR MACS-GT ARC, Automatic control and Smart Communications

Information Centric Networks, Status and Open Research Problems
Cedric Westphal, Futurewei Tech., Inc.


The main scope of the SaCoNet conference deals with the ever growing smart communications fields embedded in complex systems, for a wide variety of applications in the future generation of network and cloud computing technologies.

SaCoNet focuses on how smart communications affect protocols, global design, equipment, algorithms, paradigms, power consumption, etc., for a large family of applications (Healthcare, Underwater, Vehicular, Robotic, Economics, etc.) using different network technologies (Sensor Networks, MANET, VANET, Ubiquitous, Virtualization, Data centers, etc.). Indeed, autonomous applications embedded in complex configurations and dynamic environments, have suffered a rapid expansion from classical applications where different modular devices, actuators and sensors interact closely. This expansion considerably impacted on the control of a given system in a centralized manner. Current research trends propose new autonomic architecture schemes that manage and control future emerging networks: Sky of clouds, Internet of things, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, etc. In parallel, the evolution of Internet usages appeals for higher quality guarantees in order to support stringent services. In this context, for example, Healthcare and wellness applications such as helping elderly people, assisting dependent persons, or habitat monitoring in a smart environment, constitute some of the potential scenarios of convergence between autonomous systems and smart network technologies. These applications, which are based on high-level commands, accomplish some specific tasks, reveal new challenges regarding mechanic design, portability, acceptability, power support and efficiency, control theory, etc. In addition to achieve portability and low-power systems, which are major challenges that limit substantially the efficiency of any autonomous system based application; smart network paradigms should also take into account issues related to cost, economic aspects, scalability and security. Another key challenge arises at business level, since existing models do not cover added value services. Before investing in these infrastructures, providers must be ensured to perceive incentive compensations. This conference will highlight the overlapping of these two domains of autonomous systems and smart network technologies devoted for different applications and a large variety of domains. Issues related to concepts, new technologies, test-beds, and protocols will elicit particular attention.

Scope of Contributions

We solicit papers addressing Smart Communications areas in:

  • Ad hoc, Sensor and Vehicular Networks
    • Internet of things
    • Techniques of sensing, actuation and recognition
    • Architecture and protocol for wireless based sensor networks
    • Context awareness using sensor networks
    • Vehicular applications of autonomous behavior
    • Energy optimization
    • Real-time network based structure using sensors, actuators and transducers
  • Autonomic and Robot based Networks
    • Design modeling and control of autonomous robotic systems
    • Monitoring and security of autonomous systems in intelligent environment
    • Assistive robotic technology
    • Autonomous manipulation using service robots
    • Network based transmission architecture for controlling autonomous systems
    • Pervasive communication in autonomous application fields
    • Energy optimization of autonomous systems
  • Applications
    • Rural applications
    • Underwater applications
    • Context-awareness and ubiquitous applications
    • Rehabilitation robotics, exoskeletons, smart textile clothes and wearable robots applications
    • Economic aspects
    • Secure, scalable and low cost network paradigms applications
  • Next Generation Networks
    • Smart network management
    • Service oriented networks
    • Novel security paradigms
    • Routing innovation for smart communications
    • Cloud networking
    • Network virtualization  



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