Held in conjunction with the 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) during October 1-4, 2018, in Chicago, USA.

Call for Papers

Recent, synergetic advances in multiple fields indicate that it is possible to address the Internet’s increasing complexity through instilling cognition, i.e. autonomy in assessment, enhancement and evolution. These include the development of in-network computing at its different tiers (cloud, fog, dew); softwarization of network elements and functions; the maturing of content-distribution and information-centric networks; and the advances in machine learning mechanisms.

To be clear, the interest here goes beyond the application of cognition at the wireless radio level, and explores its application across all network and communication levels. It also goes beyond advanced cross-layer optimization. Rather, the focus of the workshop is undergoing efforts made toward implementing cognition in computer networks.

The objective of this workshop is therefore to instigate the discussion on cognition in computer networks, including the application of the recent advances. Toward this objective, the workshop will span the following topics:

  • Cognitive networks definitions and related areas of research 
  • Cognitive network enabling technologies 
  • Cognitive networks techniques 
  • Cognitive network requirements 
  • Bounds cognition in networks 
  • Trade-offs of cognition in computer networks 
  • Recent advances in cognitive networks 
  • Applications and services of cognitive networks 
  • Cognitive network solutions and case studies