IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking
22-25 June 2020 // Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

The 17th annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON) will provide a unique forum to exchange innovative research ideas, recent results, and share experiences among researchers and practitioners in wireless and mobile communication networks. The conference aims to serve as the reference exhibit for state-of-the-art research supported by implementation and insights gained on all scales of experimental systems, network architectures, components, and protocols.

Looking beyond current sensing, communication, and networking paradigms, IEEE SECON continues to emphasize pioneering cross-disciplinary work as its signature footprint in the contemporary research landscape. Towards that end, SECON encourages work that falls at the intersection of traditional sensing/networking and new disciplinary areas including (but not limited to) machine intelligence, data analytics, distributed computing, social networks, physics, biology, and new devices, to name a few, encompassing topics ranging from biological communication and computing networks to uncharted wireless bands, edge intelligence, and social media data exploitation.

Papers describing original, previously unpublished research, experimental efforts, practical experiences, as well as visionary roadmaps, in all aspects of sensor networks, Internet of Things, mobile devices, and wireless communication are solicited. Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless and mobile sensing systems in challenging media (e.g., underground, underwater, space)
  • Internet of Things, Nano-Things and Bio-Nano-Things
  • New communication paradigms, such as Terahertz communications and optical wireless communications
  • Machine intelligence for sensing, communication, and/or networking
  • In-network processing/fog/edge computing in wireless networks
  • Intra-body networks and molecular communication networks
  • Unmanned aerial systems; robotic wireless networks
  • Wearable computing and networking
  • Social media exploitation for sensing and dissemination
  • Cellular communications and data networks, including 5G and beyond
  • Next-generation applications enabled via wireless, such as virtual/augmented reality, autonomous driving, smart cities
  • Low-power and energy limited sensing and communications
  • Measurement of wireless and sensor systems, and novel experimental testbeds
  • Software-defined and programmable networks
  • Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access
  • Security, privacy, and trustworthiness of mobile, wireless and sensor systems
  • Survivability and fault tolerance in disaster scenarios
  • Application protocols and cross-layer design
  • Testing platforms for city-scale evaluation of new sensing systems

Submission instructions are found in the authors page.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Registration: January 7th, 2020 — Extended to January 12th, 2020
  • Paper Submission: January 12th, 2020 (firm)
  • Acceptance Notification: March 9th, 2020
  • Paper Final Version Due: March 23rd, 2020


TPC Chairs

Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US)
Sung-Ju Lee (KAIST, South Korea)
Cecilia Mascolo (University of Cambridge, UK)