The Global Information Infrastructure Symposium (GIIS) consists of an interrelated set of technical, policy, and social issues implicit in the development of national and international (global) information infrastructures and networks. GIIS aims at identifying and promoting the exchange of knowledge on these interrelated issues and provides liaison to bodies in the global society, technical fora and international standards. GIIS 2019 follows the success of the precedent editions and intends to promote interdisciplinary conference sessions to discuss, build and further the use of national and international information infrastructures and networks. The conference also aims at providing a forum for the participants to broaden professional contacts and for technical discussions and interactions on specific information infrastructure and networking topics. Information Infrastructure and Networking (IIN) brings together information processing applications, communications networks and services, physical and software elements in networks, and end systems. The program of GIIS 2019 will include invited talks and keynotes, paper presentations, tutorials, panel, and discussion sessions.

The main topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Next Generation Networking and Communications

  • Next generation (5G) mobile communications
  • 5G and Internet of Things
  • Heterogeneous networks and small cells
  • Ad Hoc and sensor networks
  • D2D and M2M communications
  • Multi-antenna and beamforming systems
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Big data networking
  • Cognitive radio and networks
  • Pervasive and mobile computing
  • Wireless optical communications and VLC
  • Communications switching and routing
  • Traffic measurement and analysis
  • Smart grid and powerline communications
  • Satellite and space communications

Internet of Things

  • Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT
  • IoT architecture design and optimization
  • Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks
  • IoT communication protocols (6LoWPAN, RPL, 6TiSCH, LoRaWAN)
  • IoT data protocols (MQTT-SN, COAP, XMPP-IoT, AMQP)
  • URLLC for mission critical IoT
  • Energy efficiency and energy harvesting in IoT
  • Data collection, processing, aggregation, and communication
  • Self-organization and self-healing of IoT networks
  • Cross-layer design and optimization in IoT
  • Machine-type communications in 5G systems
  • Security and privacy for IoT
  • Blockchain and IoT
  • Sensor deployment, placement, control and management issues
  • Experimental results, prototypes, trials and testbeds for IoT

Emerging Topics in Communications and Networking

  • Edge-Fog Computing
  • Mobile cloud computing and 5G
  • Privacy and security in 5G
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Big data and 5G data analytics
  • V2X standards and architectures
  • R&D activities towards IMT-2020 and beyond
  • 5G Spectrum
  • 5G standardization
  • 5G applications and services
  • Network functions virtualization and software defined networking
  • Network slicing
  • Emerging IoT applications in 5G networks
  • Tactile Internet
  • Molecular, biological and multi-scale communications
  • Telecommunication and Network Engineering Education

Services, Standardization and Telecom Policies 

  • Communication software and services
  • Services for rural and developing areas
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Cloud computing
  • Smart cities, smart public places, smart home, smart agriculture/farming
  • Standards for communications and networking
  • Telecommunication Standards Education
  • Standardization activities (IEEE, 3GPP, ITU, ETSI, IETF)
  • Open communities, open API, open source
  • Telecom, governance, policy and regulations
  • Telecom business: local, country, region and international cases
  • Business models for global access
  • Spectrum regulation
  • Strategies for growing rural connectivity
  • Communities in connectivity policy making
  • Social and societal roles of ICT
  • Important dates

    • Paper Submission Due
      November 1, 2019 (Firm deadline)
    • Paper Review Feedback
      November 22, 2019
    • Final Papers Due
      November 30, 2019
    • Conference Date
      December 18-20, 2019
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