25th Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks

Since 1989, the ICIN conferences have been bringing together leading Internet and telecom experts from industry, academia and government from across the globe. ICIN is a single track conference that is both intimate and global, attracting 100+ delegates, from more than 20 countries. It focuses on leading edge investigations into Internet technologies, from basic networking and cloud services to novel architectures. ICIN uses a rigorous peer-review process and has become an established industry forum to discuss emerging trends in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). It offers an agora for one-on-one discussions and cross-fertilization between participants and leading network visionaries, with the goal of promoting dialogue and ideation about the current and future trends in networking research and development. ICIN conferences are well known for their identification of research challenges and industry trends and their discussion on the impact of cutting-edge technologies on future intelligent and distributed networking, and related computing services. ICIN has an enviable track record of identifying key technologies and services – and analyzing their impact on business models – before they become widely recognized in the industry and government communication sectors. The interdisciplinary approach and the cross-fertilization of ideas are the main ingredients that made ICIN a recognized event in the telecommunications, cloud networking and Internet communities.

For the 2022 edition, ICIN is focusing on the move towards 6G that is clearly up-to-the-minute and probably happening faster than expected now that 5G deployments are a reality. The need for ambient connectivity at the network edge requires novel thinking and the already engaged convergence between Network, IT and Cloud systems is still an enabler for efficient cooperation between all network technologies (wireless, optic, satellite, IoT and low-power, etc). These tendencies are aligned with the growing adoption of cognitive approaches for management and control, as well as for specific services at the edge and at critical technical domains using highly optimized deployment models in terms of resource and energy use.

Several innovations are impacting the ways to address emerging requirements from all sectors of the social and economical domains (health, environment, agriculture, industry, banking, etc.) that are also evolving with digitalization. The extraction of valuable and tailored services along with the extension of the network reach and the software-based automation of its operation are 3 main axes to which schemes for high reliability and adaptability are extremely needed to capitalize on the openness and heterogeneity that beyond 5G and 6G networks would drive.

While pushing towards super connectivity, including responsible and social-oriented evolutions of networks is structural. In addition to technical drivers, addressing social aspects will be important for 6G. In this regard, there is a need for rethinking the requirements and use cases along with the evolution in all the above-mentioned sectors and rely on a variety of complementary mechanisms enabling the new generation of network and service offerings to act for a human then a digital world.

Considering the many challenges that the aforementioned paradigms and technologies will bring, the theme for ICIN 2022 is:

“Paving the way for an inclusive and sustainable 6G”

The conference will foster discussion about new ideas and novel approaches for future 6G networks and services and their enabling technologies and mechanisms in the emerging scenario of immersive connectivity, security and intelligence. With this vision, the conference will look beyond the current state of the art and promote the advances of network of networks with control and management approaches that foster reliability and optimality for applications and services that leverage societies and business.

Interested authors are invited to submit papers presenting novel technical research, research related to business impact or mechanisms of new technologies, as well as broader position and visionary papers. Contributions that discuss lessons learnt and best practices, describe practical deployment and implementation experiences as well as demonstrating innovative use-cases are also and especially encouraged.

The best technical papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version for fast-track review in the following journals:

  • IEEE Transactions on Network Service and Management (Impact Factor: 4.682) 
  • MDPI Sensors (Impact Factor: 3.031)

Extended versions of ICIN 2022 papers must include at least 30% of new material (algorithms, results, related work) compared to the conference version.
Particularly innovative and visionary papers will be invited to submit a tutorial-style, magazine version for fast-track review in:

  • IEEE Communications Magazine (Impact Factor: 10.356)
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