IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
25-28 June 2018 – Natal, Brazil

Call for Workshop Proposals

Continuing the well-established tradition of this series of symposia, IEEE ISCC 2018 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in most state-of-the-art areas of computers and communications.

The Workshops Committee of ISCC 2018 invites proposals for half or full day workshops affiliated with the conference, on topics of interest to ISCC 2018 attendees. The purpose of these workshops is to create new opportunities for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more sharply focused way than at the conference itself. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Internet of Things; Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization; Big Data; Machine Learning; Cloud, Edge, and Fog Computing; Machine to Machine communications; and Smart Grid. Workshops focused on well-defined application fields are welcome.

Papers presented at ISCC 2018 workshops will be included in the conference proceedings and submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore®.

Each Workshop proposal must include the following information:

  • the name of the Workshop;
  • the names, addresses, and short bios of the organizers;
  • a brief description (up to one page long) of the technical issues that the Workshop’s focus will be on, and the reasons why the Workshop is of interest at this time;
  • the names of potential Program Committee members;
  • the planned format of the Workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively discussions and involvement of the attendees;
  • if a keynote speech is included in the planned format of the Workshop, the name(s) of the potential keynote speaker(s);
  • if applicable, a description of past editions of the Workshop, including dates, organizers, number of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees;
  • if the Workshop is going to be organized for the first time, an estimate of the expected number of submissions and attendees;
  • a tentative Call for Papers;
  • a description of the plans for publicity and Workshop Website.

Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email with the subject line “ISCC’18 Workshop Proposal” to all Workshop Co-Chairs:

Antonio Celesti (,
Damianos Gavalas (,
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (

no later than Monday, January 22nd, 2018 Friday, February 9th, 2018

Call for Papers

ISCC 2018, in its 23rd edition, will provide an insight into the unique world stemming from the interaction between the fields of computers and communications. ISCC 2018 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of on-going research in most state-of-the-art areas of computers and communications. This year, special focus will be computers and communications on the fog. You are invited to submit a full paper, a proposal for a Panel/Invited Session or a Tutorial, related to the following topics of interest:

  • 5th Generation Networks
  • Access Networks
  • Advances in Internet Protocols
  • Wireless, Cellular, and Mobile Communications
  • Mobile Cloud and Mobile Cloud Networking
  • Bio-inspired Computing in Communications
  • Bioinformatics and Medical informatics
  • Cloud Computing (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
  • Cognitive Radio Networking
  • Communications Services and Management
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Things
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Digital Satellite Communications Service
  • Distributed and Mobile Middleware
  • Distributed Systems Architecture and Management
  • E-Commerce and E-Services
  • Economic and Regulatory Issues
  • Fault-Tolerance and Error Recovery
  • Fog Computing
  • Green Networking and Smart Grid
  • Grid and Cluster Computing
  • Human Language Technologies
  • Image Processing and Visualization
  • Real Time Communication Services
  • Internet of Things and Smart Cities
  • Internet Services and Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Management of Telecommunications and Networks
  • Big Data, Data Mining and Database Applications
  • Network Design, Optimization and Management
  • Network Reliability, Quality of Service and Quality of Experience
  • Next Generation Networks Infrastructures and Management
  • Artificial Intelligent Systems applications in Computers and Communications
  • Overlay and Programmable Networks
  • Peer-to-Peer Computing
  • Internet of the Future
  • Routing and Multicast
  • Security, Cryptography, and Privacy
  • Sensor Networks and Mobile Sensing
  • Wireless Body Area Network and Wireless Health?
  • Social Networks, Crowdsourcing, and Crowdsensing
  • Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures
  • Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization
  • Software Defined Smart Objects
  • Software Engineering
  • Standards Evolution
  • Software Defined Datacenters
  • Optical Networking
  • Molecular, Biological, and Multi-scale Communications
  • Signal Processing for Communications
  • Services and Support for Smart Cities

Submission Guidelines:

Review manuscripts should describe original work and should be no more than 7 pages in the IEEE double column proceedings format including tables, figures and references. Download manuscript templates for IEEE conference proceedings <<here>>. Note that accepted papers up to 6 pages will be published with no additional charge. Exceeding pages will be charged an additional fee.  Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted at EDAS. Extended versions of selected best papers will be recommended for publication in a special issue of a prestigious international journal. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. Only registered and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

In IEEE ISCC 2018, all submissions must be done through EDAS in the link Please contact the Technical Program Co-Chairs of the IEEE ISCC 2018 for any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts. 

Accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2018 Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. The IEEE ISCC Proceedings have been indexed in the past by ISI, dblp and Scopus. This makes the IEEE ISCC conference one of the publication venues with very high visibility and impact in both Computer and Communications areas.

Important dates:

  • Paper submission deadline (Extended): Jan 22, 2018 Feb 16, 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance: Mar 19, 2018 Mar 26, 2018
  • Submission of camera-ready papers due: Apr 2, 2018 Apr 9, 2018

Technical Program Co-Chairs:

  • Antonio Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Shie-Yuan Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Welcome to IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 2018

The first IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) was held in 1995 in response to the growing interaction between the fields of computers and communications. In 2018 lemma is Computers and Communications on the Fog, following new challenges related to big data, computing, and communications performance.

ISCC takes place annually, usually in the Mediterranean region, in locations such as Egypt, Greece, France, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and Italy. In 2018, the Symposium is going to happen on the other side of the Atlantic, in the beautiful Brazilian north-east coast city of Natal.

ISCC sessions will include presentations on new research results and tutorials. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the computer and communications areas that the Call for Papers considers. Accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2018 Conference Proceedings, which will be subject to independent IEEE peer-review procedures for quality, and may be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Merit, relevance, and originality will guide paper acceptance. Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Awards will be presented.

Keep track of the IEEE ISCC 2018 homepage to be aware of the news.