Paper Submission

Important Dates







Scope and Topics

The 15th edition of this conference will focus on multimodal networks of autonomous vehicles – underwater, ground, aerial, and space. The distributed and multi-hop nature of ad hoc networking as well as the highly dynamic topology of an ad hoc network due to node mobility has introduced many formidable challenges such as scalability, quality of service, reliability and security, and energy-constrained operations for the network. Ad hoc networking covers a variety of network paradigms including mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), wireless sensor networks (WSNs), vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), airborne networks, underwater networks, underground networks, personal area networks, and home networks, etc. It promises a wide range of applications in civilian, commercial, and military areas.

⦁ Multimodal (underwater, ground, air, and space) mobile ad hoc networks
⦁ Communication Support for MANETs
⦁ Channel models for multimodal communications
⦁ Simulation and emulation tools
⦁ Real-world applications and demonstrations

Application areas

– Machine learning and artificial intelligence systems

– Data centers, distributed and cloud computing systems

– Edge and fog computing systems

– Telecommunication and computer networks

– Wireless networks

– Smart grids

– Social networks

– Manufacturing systems and supply chains

– Biological, economic, transportation, and healthcare systems


All accepted papers will be submitted for publication in the Springer LNICST series and made available through the SpringerLink Digital Library (indexed by Scopus, ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar).

Fast-tracking of Journal Extensions

The conference best papers will be considered for a submission of extended versions to the Elsevier Performance Evaluation journal.

Paper Submission

– Regular research papers, up to 14 pages in length (excluding references).

– Work-in-progress papers on early results, up to 7 pages in length (excluding references).

– Tools experience papers describing tools for performance evaluation of complex systems, up to 7 pages in length (excluding references).

– Vision papers on new, disruptive ideas (supported, if possible, by empirical evidence and measurements) that differ from prior published work, up to 7 pages in length (excluding references).

All submitted papers must be unpublished and not be submitted for publication elsewhere. 

Author’s kit – Instructions and Templates (SPRINGER)

Papers must be formatted using the Springer LNICST Authors’ Kit.

Instructions and templates are available from Springer’s LNICST homepage:


Please make sure that your paper adheres to the format as specified in the instructions and templates.

When uploading the camera-ready copy of your paper, please be sure to upload both:

  • a PDF copy of your paper formatted according to the above templates, and
  • an archive file (e.g. zip, tar.gz) containing the both a PDF copy of your paper and LaTeX or Word source material prepared according to the above guidelines.