Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications

October 17 - October 20, 2016
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

Call for Papers

The eighth IPTComm conference is a continuation of a series of successful events devoted to academic and industrial research in IP-enabled communications and services. The goal of IPTComm is to bring together researchers working in emerging communications 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. Promoting and addressing the ever changing technological landscape, the conference addresses timely topics related to Mobility, 5G Technologies, Heterogeneous Networking, HOLO Computing, Networking Protocols for Blockchain-enabled  applications, Smart Contracts, 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 M2M systems. Part of IPTComm's unique focus is the inclusion of novel work addressing the applicability of these technologies to emergency services, and other social services, and to the reliability, security and performance of real-time telecommunications and data services.

IPTComm is hosted by the IIT Real-Time Communications (RTC) Conference, Expo and Hackathon 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, Next Generation Emergency Services, and the Internet of Things (IoT). 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. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Paper Types and Topics

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 applications for the Telecommunication market

  • Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1)
  • Information Centric Networks, cloud-based IP communication services, mobile IP communication and WebRTC for carrier grade services.
  • M2M and Internet of Things
  • Programmable networks
  • The 5G Network: early proof of concepts, research issues and standardization thrusts
  • Mobility
  • Heterogeneous Networking
  • The use of Blockchains in IP communications networks
  • Smart Contracts

Note: Early-stage work on emerging networking protocols for Blockchain-enabled applications, Smart Contracts and other areas of initial research are solicited as work-in-progress papers that show substantive experimental and analytical results and point the way to promising research in new directions. 

Management and Resilience

  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Service Function Chaining (SFC)
  • Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) for IP communications networks
  • Scalability, monitoring and management of large-scale IP communication systems.
  • Traffic and Quality of Service (QoS) measurement of VoIP traffic.
  • Energy consumption and energy management in IP communication systems.
  • Benchmarking of large-scale IP communication systems.
  • Effects of virtualization on quality of IP communication systems


  • Challenges in end-to-end security in the presence of middleboxes in managed networks
  • Identity management, anonymity and privacy in IP communications.
  • Forensics and diagnostics in IP communication systems.
  • Overload control and denial of service detection and prevention.
  • Middleboxes for trust and privacy in Internet communications.

The “Big Data” of IP communications networks

  • Machine learning and analytics related to “Big Data” in IP communications networks
  • Scalable architectures in analytics for IP communication networks.
  • “Big Data” frameworks (Hadoop, Spark, for example) for IP telecommunications networks.
  • Deep learning and active learning in IP communications networks.


  • 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. At least one author of each paper must be registered and present their paper at the conference.

  • Paper submission should be made at EDAS-Paper-Submission.
  • Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.



Paper submission deadline: July 29, 2016.
Notification of acceptance: September 9, 2016.
Final camera-ready submission: October 1, 2016.
Conference Dates: October 17 - October 20, 2016.


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 / University of Luxembourg -
Radu State - Columbia University -

Steering Committee

Carol Davids - Illinois Institute of Technology
Gaston Ormazabal - Columbia University / University of Luxembourg
Radu State - Columbia University
Vijay Gurbani - Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
Kundan Singh - Avaya
Dorgham Sisalem - Oracle
Gregory Bond - Google
Henning Schulzrinne - Columbia University / Federal Communications Commission

Technical Program Committee

David Bryan - Cogent Force, LLC
John Buford - Avaya Labs Research
Edward Chlebus - Illinois Institute of Technology
Carol Davids - Illinois Institute of Technology
Ashutosh Dutta - AT&T Labs - Research
Jérôme François - INRIA Nancy Grand Est
Rosario Garroppo - University of Pisa
Ana Goulart - Texas A&M University
Vijay Gurbani - Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
Volker Hilt - Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent
Salvatore Loreto - Ericsson
Anil Mehta - RapidSOS
Gaston Ormazabal - Columbia University
Victor Pascual - Oracle
Jan Seedorf - HFT Stuttgart
Amandeep Singh - Palindrome Technologies
Kundan Singh - Avaya Labs
Dorgham Sisalem - Oracle
Radu State - University of Luxembourg
Jin Tang - AT&T Labs