IEEE/IFIP WONS 2019 15 th Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference 22-24 January 2019, Wengen, Switzerland

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About The Conference: CFP

Wireless on-demand network systems and services have become pivotal in shaping our future networked world. Starting as a niche application over Wi-Fi, they can now be found in mainstream technologies like Bluetooth LE, LTE Direct and Wireless LANs, and have become the cornerstone of upcoming networking paradigms including mesh and sensor networks, the Internet of Things, cloud networks, vehicular networks, disruption tolerant and opportunistic networks, underwater and intra-body networks.

The challenges of this exciting research field are numerous. Examples include how to make smart use of these novel technologies when multiple technologies or a mix of permanent services and on-demand networking opportunities are available to a network node, how to provide robust services in highly dynamic environments, how to efficiently employ and operate heavily resource-constrained devices, and how to develop robust and lightweight algorithms for self-organization and adaptation. Finally, there are many application-specific challenges.

WONS, now in its fifteenth edition, is a high quality forum to address these challenges. WONS aims to provide a global platform for rich interactions between experts in their fields, discussing innovative contributions in a stimulating environment.

This announcement solicits original contributions of high-quality research providing novel insights on all aspects of wireless on-demand networks and systems; from protocol and network design, modeling, performance evaluation, energy efficiency, QoS models and mechanisms, practical implementations, service level aspects, application use-cases, to the integration of multiple wireless network technologies.

Topics of interest comprise, but are not limited to:
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Cross-layer design
  • Energy-efficient protocols and power management
  • Heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Implementations and testbeds
  • Integration and co-existence of heterogeneous technologies
  • Intra-body and biomedical on-demand systems
  • Green wireless networks
  • Localization and mobility management
  • MAC and advanced PHY technologies
  • Middleware aspects
  • Mobile peer-to-peer systems
  • Mobile computing and services
  • Modeling and optimization
  • Network management
  • New architectures for on-demand wireless systems
  • Novel applications and services
  • Opportunistic, delay-tolerant, and dissemination-based protocols
  • Performance evaluation through simulations and experiments
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Security, privacy, and trust
  • Social and economic aspects
  • Underwater on-demand networked systems
  • Architectures and protocols for the Internet of Things

Extended versions of selected top papers will be considered for publication on a fast track on special issues in Elsevier Computer Communications (COMCOM) journal.

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Paper submission: 15 Nov 2018 (hard deadline)
Acceptance notification: 15 December 2018 Camera ready: 31 December 2018
23:59 CET

Manuscript Submission

Authors are invited to submit double-column long papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers (up to 4 pages) as a PDF file in IEEE format with a font size no smaller than 10pt. All paper submissions must be written in English. The mandatory IEEE template in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at the IEEE templates page . All submitted manuscripts must be at least 3 pages in length. Short papers should present future research directions and ongoing work with visionary, innovative ideas; accepted short papers will populate poster sessions at the conference and will be included in the conference proceedings. Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere and must not be currently under review by another conference or journal. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 independant expert in the field following a single blind process. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings published in the IFIP Open Access Digital Library and will also be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Manuscripts will be collected via ConfTool. You can submit your contribution using the following link:

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Source: Jungfrau Region.

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Organizing Committee

General Chair

Torsten Braun

University of Bern

Technical Program Chair

Leszek Lilien

Western Michigan University

Zhongliang Zhao

University of Bern

Steering Committee

Renato Lo Cigno

University of Trento

Falko Dressler

University of Paderborn

Mario Gerla


Edward W. Knightly

Rice University

Ioannis Stavrakakis

University of Athens

Kostantinos Psounis

University of Southern California

Andrea Passarella

National Research Council of Italy

Publication Chair

Thiago Genez

University of Bern

Web Chair

Jose Luis Carrera

University of Bern

Technical Program Committee

Falko Dressler

University of Paderborn - Germany

Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini

Politecnico di Torino - Italy

Renato Lo Cigno

University of Trento - Italy

Kasper Rasmussen

University of Oxford

Ioannis Stavrakakis

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Greece

Behrouz Jedari

Aalto University, Finland

Edward Knightly

Rice University - USA

Dimitrios Katsaros

University of Thessaly - Greece

Marco Fiore

National Research Council of Italy

Giuseppi Bianchi

University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Italy

Stefano Basagni

Northeastern University

Mate Boban


Joerg Ott

Technical University of Munich - Germany

Björn Scheuermann

Humboldt University of Berlin - Germany

Joerg Widmer

IMDEA Networks Institute - Spain

Dario Pompili

Rutgers University - USA

Johann M. Marquez-Barja

University of Antwerpen

Ramon Aguero

University of Cantabria

Frank Dürr

University of Stuttgart

Theodoros Salonidis

IBM T.J Watson Research Center

Christoph Sommer

Paderborn University - Germany

Lars Wolf

Technische Universität Braunschweig - Germany

Adam Wolisz

TU Berlin - Germany

Jean Walrand

University of California, Berkeley - USA

Enrico Natalizio

Universit̩ de Technologie de Compi̬gne - France

Pan Hui

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jérôme Härri


Miguel Sepulcre Ribes

University of Miguel Hernandez

Gautam S. Thakur

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Baldomero Coll-Perales

University of Miguel Hernandez

Ashwin Ashok

Georgia State University

Corey Baker

University of Kentucky

Ahmed Helmy

University of Florida

Zhangyu Guan

Northeastern University

Randall Berry

Northeastern University

Miguel López-Benítez

University of Liverpool

Tamer Nadeem

Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrea Passarella


M. Carmen Lucas-Estañ

University Miguel Hernandez of Elche

Jinzhu Chen

General Motor Research

Federico Librino

Consiglio Nationale delle Ricerche

Haris Kremo

Trinity College Dublin

Alejandro Correa

University of Miguel Hernandez

Lijun Chen

University of Colorado Boulder

Lara Codeca

EURECOM - France

Andreas Kassler

University of Karlstads

Marilia Curado

University of Coimbra

Leandro Villas

University of Campinas

Denis Rosario

Federal University of Para

Zan Li

Jinlin University

Martina Zitterbart

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Burkhard Stiller

University of Zurich

Maria Rita Palattella

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Andrzej Duda

Institute of Technology in Grenoble

Mai Alduailij

Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University

Eduardo Cerqueira

Federal University of Para

Nikolaos Thomos

University of Essex

Salil Kanhere

University of New South Wales

Peter Kropf

University of Neuchatel

Augusto Neto

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Susana Sargento

University of Aveiro

Klaus Wehrle

RWTH Aachen University


The conference will be hosted at the Hotel Victoria-Laubernhorn . It is located 100 m from Wengen train station and 100 m from the cable car, from where it takes 7 minutes to the ski area. Hotel booking will be available until 20 December 2018 for a price of 160 CHF + tax (4.30 CHF per person) per night for the nights 21-25 of January 2019. This includes breakfast, spa access, discounts for ski rental at Molitor Wengen and Central Sport.

IMPORTANT: A block of rooms with specially negotiated rates for IFIP WONS2019 conference attendees has been made. Conference attendees are responsible for booking accommodations directly with the hotel using the code WONS3823 . Please reserve your room as soon as possible. Only a limited block of rooms is set aside and available on a first come , first served basis.
Hotel rooms can only be booked until 20 December 2018 at a special price. Subsequently, the standard prices will be charged.

A view of the hotel.

Source: Hotel Victoria-Laubernhorn.

Skiing @ Wengen

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How to reach Wengen

Closest Airports: Zurich (ZRH), Basel (BSL), Geneva (GVA)

The hotel is reachable from several airports via public transportation. It is a 3:00 hours train ride from Zurich (ZRH) airport or Basel (BSL) airport, and 3:40 hours from Geneva (GVA) airport. Additionally, the hotel can be reached from Milano Centrale (4:20 hours). Additional information are available at SBB CFF FFS.


Susana Sargento

Title: The Role of Moving Things in Beyond 5G Networks.

Abstract: There has been a strong focus in more than 10 years on the development of vehicular network technology and mechanisms to build a reliable wireless mesh network to forward data packets in a multi-hop fashion between the vehicles and the Internet. However, vehicular networks can go much beyond cars: boats, drones (aerial and aquatic), trains, bicycles, and others. Moreover, the type of use cases that can be provided if all the moving elements can be connected is enormous, and go from self-driving and autonomous cars, to environmental monitoring in aquaculture, and rescue scenarios in remote areas. This talk describes latest advances in vehicular network mechanisms and how they can be used in distinct scenarios, to provide new applications for both citizens and industry in a myriad of areas.

Keynote slides

Sergey Andreev

Title: System Modeling and Traffic Control Methods in Heterogeneous 5G Mobile Networks.

Abstract: This talk puts forward new system-level evaluation models and session-level traffic control algorithms for the emerging fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks. These systems are evolving to become complex and heterogeneous wireless structures deployed at high density, which rely on multiple tightly interworking radio access technologies. The proposed approach is based on novel space-time session-level analysis across a number of important performance indicators that agrees well with detailed system-level simulations. We discuss the key modeling challenges and outline efficient algorithms to be employed in prospective 5G mobile network layouts.

Keynote slides

Preparing the Presentation

  • Long papers are presented orally. Each paper is allocated a time slot of 25 minutes, so 22 minutes for talk and 3 minutes for questions .
  • Short papers are presented orally. Each paper is allocated a time slot of 15 minutes, so 12 minutes for talk and 3 minutes for questions .

Please refer to our website to find your session and the session's presentation order. Session chairs are under strict instructions to allow no speaker to overrun his/her time slot. We thus recommend to plan for no more than 22 minutes (long papers) and 12 minutes (short papers) , else you might run the risk of not being able to engage the audience during Q&A -- or even of having to stop midway through your talk. Please find your session chair no later than 15 minutes before the start of your session to 1) confirm your presentation will be taking place and to 2) arrange for an opportunity to try check compatibility of your equipment to the facilities of WONS. You might also want to coordinate with the session chair how you would like to be introduced.

Camera Ready Instructions

The Final Manuscripts must be uploaded through PDF eXpress Plus and the Copyright Transfer Agreements must be filled and sent to .

Note also that to be published in the WONS 2019 conference proceedings, at least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference and must present the paper at the conference (unless the TPC Chairs grant permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and this person is qualified both to present and to answer questions).

Prior to submitting your camera ready paper please carefully read the following checklist:
  • Study the reviews and incorporate the recommended changes into the camera-ready version of your paper. Moreover, make sure you fix typos and grammar mistakes.
  • Long papers must not exceed 8 pages and short papers must not exceed 4 pages.
  • Check that data in the conference submission system matches exactly that in the paper (title, list of authors, abstract), as this information will go in the final proceedings and will be used for indexing.
  • The text in your PDF must be searchable, meaning that you should be able to copy-paste the text from any PDF viewer.
  • All your fonts must be embedded.
  • Your document must have no headers, no footers, and no page numbers.
  • The PDF must use the standard IEEE 2-column format with 10-point font. The mandatory IEEE template in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at the IEEE templates page .

Camera Ready Upload

Once you complete the checklist, upload your paper using the IEEE PDF eXpress online tool. To do so, login into the PDF eXpress Plus website . If it is the first time you use this tool, you should:
  1. Click on New Users - Click Here
  2. Enter the Conference ID 45390XP , enter your email address, and choose a password
  3. Continue to enter information as prompted. An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.
If you already have an account, instead, use the email and the password you registered with and the Conference ID 45390XP .

Once you are logged in, follow the instructions to upload your camera ready. PDF eXpress will check your paper and will inform you about the outcome via email. If the paper is Xplore compliant, you will need to go log in again into PDF eXpress and click on Approve for Collection. Otherwise, you will need to fix the PDF and re-upload it to PDF eXpress.

Remember to validate the uploaded paper by clicking on "Approve for Collection".

Due to the tight publication timeline, we cannot accommodate any paper for which we have not received a fully compliant camera ready version by the camera-ready deadline. No extensions can be granted. This deadline is
31 December 2018 23:59 CET .

Copyright Transfer Agreement

To allow the proceedings publisher to publish the paper you are required to sign a copyright transfer agreement . Download, print and fill in the form and send a signed scanned copy to . The deadline is
31 December 2018 23:59 CET .

Registration Fees

The registration fees for WONS 2019 are listed in the table below and they are inclusive of:
  • Web-based participant's proceedings
  • Conference pack
  • Coffee breaks
  • Dinners
Conference Registration:
Please be aware that at least one author of each accepted paper must register at the non-student rate. The student and IEEE Life Member fares apply only for persons who will join the conference as the second participants of their accepted papers.
Registration type: Early Late
Regular (IEEE member) 660 CHF 780 CHF
Regular (non-IEEE member) 780 CHF 900 CHF
Student (IEEE) 300 CHF 360 CHF
Student (non-IEEE member) 360 CHF 420 CHF
IEEE Life Member 300 CHF 360 CHF

One author of each accepted paper must register at the non-student rate . Each author can register an additional paper (max one) for 300 CHF.

Please consider the following deadlines for registration:
  • Authors and early rates must register within 31 December 2018 .

Program at Glance

Tuesday, 22th of January Wednesday, 23th of January Thursday, 24th of January
09.00 - 10.00 Keynote 1: Susana Sargento 09.00 - 10.00 Keynote 2: Sergey Andreev
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break 10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 - 12.00 Technical session: Mobile Networks 10.30 - 12.00 Technical session Positioning & miscellaneous
16.00 - 16.30 Registration & Opening 12.00 - 17.00 Long break 12.00 - 12.15 Closing
16.30 - 18.00 Technical session: Internet of Things 17.00 - 18.30 Technical session: Energy and Performance
18.00 - 18.30 Coffee Break 18.30 - 19.00 Coffee Break
18.30 - 20.00 Technical session: Vehicular Networks 19.00 - 20.00 Technical session: M2M + D2D
20.00 Dinner 20.00 Dinner

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Tuesday, 22th of January, 2019

16.00 - 16.30 Registration & Opening

16.30 - 18.00 Technical Session 1: Internet of Things

Chair: Wolfgang Kellerer

[#107] No way back? An SDN protocol for directed IoT networks

Alves, Renan Cerqueira Afonso; Margi, Cintia Borges; Kuipers, Fernando A.

[#123] On the Properties of Infective Flooding in Low-Duty-Cycle Networks

Baldesi, Luca; Maccari, Leonardo; Lo Cigno, Renato.

[#150] A Smart Self-Organizing Node Deployment Algorithm in Wireless Sensor Networks

Sadeghi Ghahroudi, Mahsa; Shahrabi, Alireza; Boutaleb, Tuleen.

[#135] Least Squares Optimization for Forest Propagation Augmented by Rainfall/Snowfall, Frequency, and Polarization Effects

Al Salameh, Mohammed Saleh.

18.00 - 18.30 Coffee Break

18.30 - 20.00 Technical Session 2: Vehicular Networks

Chair: Jerome Haerri

[#114] Adaptive Safety Context Information for Vulnerable Road Users with MEC Support

Nguyen, Quang-Huy; Morold, Michel; David, Klaus; Dressler, Falko.

[#149] Deeply Integrating Visible Light and Radio Communication for Ultra-High Reliable Platooning

Schettler, Max; Memedi, Agon; Dressler, Falko.

[#103] Contextual Dishonest Behaviour Detection for Cognitive Adaptive Charging in Dynamic Smart Micro-Grids

Radenkovic, Milena; Walker, Adam David.

[#108] C-ITS PKI protocol: performance evaluation in a real environment

HAIDAR, Farah; KAISER, Arnaud; LONC, Brigitte; URIEN, Pascal.

20.00 Dinner

Wednesday, 23th of January, 2019

09.00 - 10.00 Keynote 1: Susana Sargento

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 - 12.00 Technical Session 3: Mobile Networks

Chair: Torsten Braun

[#130] Investigation of Congestion Control for LTE-V2X Mode 4

Martinez, Vincent; Mansouri, Adel; Härri, Jérome.

[#138] Analyzing the Performance of Dual Connectivity in Control/User-plane Split Heterogeneous networks

Ghosh, Shankar Kumar; Ghosh, Sasthi Charan.

[#146] A Decentralize Algorithm for Perturbation Minimization in 5G D2D Communication

Ghosal, Subhankar; Ghosh, Sasthi C.

[#113] 5G Traffic Forecasting: If Verticals and Mobile Operators Cooperate

Malandrino, Francesco; Chiasserini, Carla-Fabiana.

12.00 - 17.00 Long Break

17.00 - 18.30 Technical Session 4: Energy and Performance

Chair: Leszek T. Lilien

[#131] Grant-Free Access with Multipacket Reception: Analysis and Reinforcement Learning Optimization

Jacquelin, Augustin; Vilgelm, Mikhail; Kellerer, Wolfgang.

[#141] DVFS-Power Management and Performance Engineering of Data Center Server Clusters

Kuehn, Paul J.; Mashaly, Maggie.

[#129] Game-Theoretic Power Control for Energy Constrained Machine Type Communications

Mehmood, Kashif; Niaz, Muhammad Tabish; Kim, Hyung Seok.

[#154] Dynamic Content Updates in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Salehi Heydar Abad, Mehdi; Ozfatura, Mehmet Emre; Ercetin, Ozgur; Gunduz, Deniz.

18.30 - 19.00 Coffee Break

19.00 - 20.00 Technical Session 5: M2M+D2D

Chair: Gunnar Karlsson

[#133] SEmulate: Seamless Network Protocol Simulation and Radio Channel Emulation for Wireless Sensor Networks

Boehm, Sebastian; Koenig, Hartmut.

[#134] Uplink Power Control for D2D-enabled HetNet with Partial CSI via Fractional Programming

Aly Maher, Engy; El-Mahdy, Ahmed.

[#145] Integration and Co-existence of Heterogeneous Technologies in the End to End 5G Communication

Khalili, Hamzeh; Sayyad Khodashenas, Pouria; Liolis, Konstantinos; Atkinson, Gint; King, Robert; Kavanagh, Mark; Cahill, Joe; Politis, Christos; Fernandez, Carolina; Tiomela Jou, Boris; Guija, Daniel; Vidal, Oriol

20.00 Social Event

Thursday, 24th of January, 2019

09.00 - 10.00 Keynote 2: Sergey Andreev

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 - 12.00 Technical Session 6: Positioning and Miscellaneous

Chair: Zhongliang Zhao

[#121] Experimental Evaluation of Precision of a Proximity-based Indoor Positioning System

Kouyoumdjieva, Sylvia T.; Karlsson, Gunnar.

[#126] MEC-based UWB Indoor Tracking System

Carrera V, Jose L; Zhao, Zhongliang; Wenger, Mischa; Braun, Torsten.

[#143] A Hybrid Energy-Aware Video Bitrate Adaptation Algorithm for Mobile Networks

Araújo, Fábio; Rosario, Denis; Cerqueira, Eduardo; Villas, Leandro.

[#115] Demonstration of 40 Gbit/s conducting media data capacity on international rolling stock

Ngobigha, Felix; Walker, Stuart; Koczian, Geza; Howell, Greg; Prentice, John.

12.00 - 12.15 Closing

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