DRCN 2021 : 17th International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks

in Conferences   Posted on November 19, 2020 

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Tuesday 01 Dec 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 22, 2021
Conference Address Milan, Italy
Conference & Submission Link https://www.drcn2021.polimi.it/
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Conference Call for Papers

Since its creation in 1998, the International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN) has become over the years a well-established forum for scientists from both industry and academy who have interest in reliability and availability of communication networks, and related resilience topics. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from various disciplines, ranging from engineering of survivable equipment and network technologies to network management and monitoring, through methods and models for survivable and robust network design. As such, DRCN is a well-known forum for presenting excellent results and new challenges in the field of reliable communication networks and services. We are pleased to invite you to contribute and participate in the 17th edition of DRCN in Milan, Italy, on April 19-22, 2021.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Resilience in 5G networks and services

Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)

Design of resilient and reliable IoT systems

Resilience in Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

Secure and reliable quantum communication

Resilience in satellite communication networks

High-availability for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructures

Network dependability in cloud networking

Dependability and reliability of wireless/cellular/mobile networks

Resilience in FSO/VLC communications

Survivability and traffic engineering for optical, IP and multi-layer networks

Robustness of multi-domain networks

Survivability in grid and distributed computing

Reliability and resiliency of data center networks

Recovery of overlay and peer-to-peer networks

Risk and reliability in the Internet and enterprise networks

Communication reliability for smart city applications and intelligent transport systems

Methods for survivable network and systems design, analysis and operation

Planning and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services

Network reliability analysis

Reliability and robustness of networks optimized and managed based on AI/ML techniques

Data analytics and Machine Learning for fault diagnosis

Network coding techniques to improve resilience

Service differentiation based on recovery methods

Simulation techniques for network resilience

Quality of Experience (QoE) and network service availability assessments

Reliability requirements and metrics for users, businesses, and the society

Robustness of compound services

Resilience of networked critical infrastructures

Network robustness to natural disasters

Robust network design for hostile environments

Security issues in networks and their relation to survivability

Network dependability and energy consumption trade-offs

Network resilience combined with economics and commercial issues

Standardization of network resilience and reliability

Public policy issues for survivability and resilience

Design and test of reliable operational technology (OT) networks

The authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the DRCN 2021 Proceedings.

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done electronically through EDAS, using the following submission link:




All submissions must be written in English and must use standard IEEE two-column conference templates that can be downloaded from: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

Papers should be maximum 6 page long and minimum 4 page long, including tables, figures and references. Accepted papers longer than 6 pages will be charged for each extra page. Papers cannot be longer than 8 pages.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to DRCN 2021 to have his/her paper published in the conference proceedings. The paper must be presented at the conference by one author to be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore. The authors of the most highly‐scored paper will be invited to submit their work to IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.

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