Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications

September 30 - October 2, 2014
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA


Call for Papers

Extended Deadline

Hosted this year in the wonderful city of Chicago, the seventh IPTComm conference is a continuation of a series of successful events devoted to academic and industrial research in IP-enabled communications and services. Promoting and addressing the ever changing technological landscape, the conference addresses timely topics related to Mobility, Software Defined Networking, Big Data, Information Centric Networks, new web-enabled technologies like WebRTC, Cloud-based real-time media processing, Internet of Things (IoT), and the integration of real-time communications with traditional M2M systems. The goal of IPTComm is to bring together researchers working in these emerging fields in order to discuss challenges and share results, and ultimately provide a solid foundation to support the progress of new services and communication paradigms.

This year IPTComm will be co-located with the IIT Real-Time Communications (RTC) Conference at the Chicago campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The RTC Conference brings together researchers and educators, standards developers, and technical professionals and executives from the data and telecommunications industry, standards bodies, policy and regulatory institutions in challenging and engaging discussions. The goal of the conference is promoting an open exchange of ideas to lead future development in the rapidly changing field of real-time communications. In addition to hosting the IPTComm Research track, the RTC Conference will have tracks related to Web and Emerging Technologies (WebRTC), Mobility, Cloud, NG9-1-1, and Policy. The demonstrations and presentations in these tracks will complement the material to be presented in the IPTComm track and serve as a source of new ideas and research partners in industry.

The IPTComm conference scope includes voice and video over IP, Machine-to-Machine communications, enabling protocols like SIP and WebRTC, Mobility, scaling, security, cloud, applications, emerging standards, system analysis, reliability, and architectures.

We invite paper submissions addressing theoretical and experimental achievements, innovative systems, prototyping efforts, case studies and technological advancements.

The list of topics for IPTComm includes but is not limited to:

New services and communications

  • Mobility.
  • Heterogeneous Networks.
  • Information Centric Networks.
  • Big Data systems and communications
  • M2M and IoT.
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Social networking and Mobile IP communications.
  • Compositional services and model checking.
  • Cloud-based IP communication infrastructures.
  • Virtualization of IP communication services.
  • Rapid and Agile application development frameworks.
  • APIs and enablers for IP communication services.
  • Context-aware communication services.
  • Telepresence and immersive services.
  • IMS and NGN services.

Management and Resilience

  • Protocol, API, and software analysis.
  • Management of IP communications systems and networks.
  • Overload and failure management schemes for IP communications.
  • Log files and log file analysis for IP communication systems.
  • Scalability of large-scale IP communication systems.
  • Traffic and QoS measurement of VoIP traffic.
  • Self-tuning and self-monitoring IP communications systems.
  • Energy consumption and energy management in IP communication systems.


  • Identity management for IP communications systems.
  • Anonymity and privacy in IP communications.
  • Forensics and diagnostics in IP communication systems.
  • Denial of service detection and prevention.


  • Open source development in IP communications.
  • Research issues in vertical IP communication markets (e.g., privacy in the medical field, location in logistical field, etc.)
  • Regulatory issues in IP communications.


Paper submissions must describe original research, not published nor currently under review for another conference or journal. The program committee will referee all papers, and, as in previous years, accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each paper must be registered and present their paper at the conference.


Papers submission is handled by EDAS.
Paper submissions should be 6-8 pages in length with 10 point font using the two-column ACM conference format.


EXTENDED Paper submission deadline: July 1, 2014.
Notification of acceptance: August 7, 2014.
Final camera-ready submission: September 1, 2014.
Conference Dates: September 30 - October 2, 2014.


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Conference Chairs:

Carol Davids - Illinois Institute of Technology -
Vijay Gurbani - Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent -

Technical Program Committee Chairs:

Gaston Ormazabal - Columbia University -
Radu State - University of Luxembourg -

Steering Committee

Gregory Bond - AT&T Labs - Research
Dorgham Sisalem - Oracle
Saverio Niccolini - NEC Laboratories Europe
Radu State - University of Luxembourg
Henning Schulzrinne - Columbia University / Federal Communications Commission
Joerg Ott - Aalto University

Technical Program Committee

Sateesh Addepalli - Cisco
Victor Pascual Avila - Quobis
Gregory Bond - AT&T Labs Research
David Bryan - Cogent Force, LLC
John Buford - Avaya Labs Research
Eric Burger - Georgetown University
Eric Cheung - AT&T Labs Research
Jason Fedore - FACEmeeting
Jérôme François - INRIA
Rosario Garroppo - University of Pisa
Ana Goulart - Texas A&M University
Vijay Gurbani - Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent
Volker Hilt - Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent
Alan Jeffrey - Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Ronald Marx - Fraunhofer SIT
Gaston Ormazabal - Columbia University
Henning Schulzrinne - U.S. Federal Communications Commission / Columbia University
Kundan Singh - Avaya Labs
Henry Sinnreich
Dorgham Sisalem - Oracle
Jose Soler - Technical University of Denmark
Radu State - University of Luxembourg
Wilhelm Wimmreuter - InCharge Systems