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Networking 2012

21 – 25 May 2012

Prague, Czech Republic


Important Dates

Paper submission:
February 6, 2012

Acceptance Notification:
February 13, 2012

Camera Ready Due:
February 27, 2012

May 25, 2012

Workshops / HetsNets 2012

Future Heterogeneous Network 2012

25 May 2012

The paper submission deadline is extended to February 13.

In the last decade, telecommunication has experienced a tremendous success causing proliferation of new applications which have increased the demand for both ubiquitous heterogeneous broadband mobile wireless communications and, increased users’ and networks’ load. Deployment heterogeneity in the network is seen as one of the most promising solutions to support the increasing data traffic demand and meet the requirements imposed for the fourth generation of mobile networks. Nevertheless, future deployments of heterogeneous cellular networks, which support macro, picos, relays, femtos, and atto cells coexisting on the same spectrum in the same geographical area , lead s to new technical challenges never faced before. To address these issues, Industry and academia are working on the development of new technologies and cellular standards.

The workshop, co-located with the 11th International Conferences on Networking 2012 is organized thanks to the joint efforts and collaboration of the FP7 European research projects BeFEMTO and FREEDOM, both conducting edge research on femto cells and future heterogeneous networks related technologies. The main objective is to offer an opportunity to academic and industrial researchers for spreading and sharing results and understanding in order to make communications networks more efficient than they are today.

The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Specific topics of interests include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • PHY/MAC layer enhancement techniques
  • Spectrum sensing
  • Energy efficient algorithms and green wireless for heterogeneous networks
  • Cooperative and heterogeneous networks
  • Channel and interference models
  • Resource allocation techniques
  • Limited feedback techniques including channel state and network state feedback
  • Self organizing networks, game theoretic methods, and reinforcement learning
  • Protocols and protocol extensions to enable energy efficient networks
  • Network load balance and smart information storage in distributed networks
  • Traffic engineering
  • Cognitive, cooperative and reconfigurable networks
  • Efficient management of terminal equipment
  • heterogeneous future mobile networks
  • Interference-aware radio planning
  • Low electro magnetic exposure
  • Regulatory aspects (e.g., co-existence, new spectrum, lawful interception) and business cases

Organising committee

General chairs

Emilio Calvanese Strinati (CEA-LETI, France)
Antonio De Domenico (CEA-LETI, France)

Workshop Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers for the workshop via the EDAS Conference Management System. Only original papers describing previously unpublished, not currently under review by another conference or jounal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development must be submitted.

For more instructions to submit your paper, please follow this link

In case of a problem with the submission please send email to and .