In Conjunction with the

Recently, a lot of research efforts have been made from both academia and industry to promote various new and emerging network paradigms. The reason is straight that during the past decade, it has been realized that the current Internet architecture was originally designed for end-to-end host centric communications, however, with the advent of more sophisticated multimedia services, diverse types of customers, and increase in digital content, the focus of communication has moved to the content itself. Hence, we have witnessed new architectures such as an Information Centric Network (ICN) with various extensions like Content Centric Network (CCN), Named Data Network (NDN), Data Oriented Network Architecture, and so on. On the other hand, enormous efforts in cellular networks have been made for improving the user experience and as a result, today we are able to use LTE-Advanced and other advanced technologies. In this context, the upcoming 5G networking architectures, whose ongoing research is focused on the networking mechanisms concerning the massive increase in the number of connected devices, bandwidth requirements, reduced latency, and the deployment of supporting operational mechanisms such as network virtualization, cloud-based deployments, mobile-edge computing, and storage and new utilization scenarios. Moreover, all these new technologies are being applied in other networking domains as well, including: Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANETs), Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, etc.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers, academics, and individuals working on selected areas of future Internet architectures along with 5G implications and share their new ideas, latest findings and results in the following topics, but not limited to them:
  • Future Internet in Wireless Sensor Networks 
  • Future Internet in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks 
  • Future Internet in Internet of Things 
  • Future Internet in Smart Grid 
  • Future Internet in Machine to Machine 
  • Future Internet in Big Data 
  • Future Internet and 5G architectural designs 
  • 5G advancements in VANETs 
  • Interest/Data Forwarding in Content Centric Networks 
  • Interest/Data Forwarding in Named Data Networks
  • Transport layer issues in Future Internet architectures
  • 5G advancements in VANETs 
  • Data Forwarding in Content Centric Networks
  • Data Forwarding in Named Data Networks
  • Transport layer issues in future Internet architectures
  • Mobile edge computing and Fog Computing
  • Fog localization issues
  • Fog Computing for health care
  • Cloud-IoT architectures and use cases
  • Security and privacy in future Internet
Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2016
Author Notification: 25 May 2016
Camera Ready: 30 May 2016
Registration: 30 May 2016

Authors' Information:
Submitted papers should be written in the English language, with a maximum length limit of 6 printed pages, including all the figures, references, and appendices. Papers longer than 6 pages will not be reviewed. Use the standard IEEE Conference templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at: http://www. If the paper is typeset in LaTeX, please use an unmodified version of the LaTeX template IEEEtran.cls version 1.8, and use the preamble: \documentclass[10pt, conference, letterpaper]{IEEEtran}

Do not use additional LaTeX commands or packages to override and change the default typesetting choices in the template, including line spacing, font sizes, margins, space between the columns, and font types. This implies that the manuscript must use 10 point Times font, two-column formatting, as well as all default margins and line spacing requirements as dictated by the original version of IEEEtran.cls version 1.8.
If you are using Microsoft Word to format your paper, you should use an unmodified version of the Microsoft Word IEEE Transactions template (US letter size). Regardless of the source of your paper formatting, you must submit your paper in the Adobe PDF format. The paper must print clearly and legibly, including all the figures, on standard black-and-white printers. Reviewers are not required to read your paper in color.
More information and template downloads can be found at the Conference Main website.

Paper submission process:
All papers must be submitted in the Portable Document Format (PDF) electronically using EDAS. If the submitting author does not have an account, a personal account on EDAS needs to be created. When submitting the paper, a title, all the co-authors, and a concise abstract of up to 200 words should be provided to EDAS as the metadata of the paper. The metadata should be provided before the paper registration deadline. The list of authors should not be included in the paper manuscript PDF, in accordance to the double blind submission policy. Changes to the paper's metadata on EDAS are permitted before the paper submission deadline.
RAFNET Paper Submission Link:
In order to submit papers in RAFNET 2016, the authors may Click Here or follow the following link:

IEEE Publication Policies:
To ensure appropriate consideration of conflicts of interest during the review process, the IEEE prohibits changes to the list of authors once a paper has been submitted for review during review, revision, or (if accepted) final publication. The author list may be changed only prior to the submission deadline. To be published in the RAFNET workshop and IFIP WMNC 2016 conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC co-chairs grant permission for a substitute presenter before the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the proceedings of IFIP WMNC 2016 and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. 


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Associated Special Issues (List to be updated):
Upon the recommendation of workshop chairs, good quality papers from the workshop will be selected for possible extensions and submission to the following special issues:

1. Journal of Internet Technology (JIT)- SI: "Research Activities in Future Internet Technologies"
Workshop Chairs:
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Kyungpook National University, Daegu,
Republic of Korea.
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Publicity Chair:
Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 
Republic of Korea.
Steering Committee: 
  • Prof. Mario Gerla, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Prof. Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA.
  • Prof. Alagan Anpalagan, Ryerson University, Canada.
  • Prof. Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA.
  • Prof. Mahasweta Sarkar, San Diego State University, USA.
  • Prof. Marc St-Hilaire, Carleton University, Canada. 
  • Prof. Sreeraman Rajan, Carleton University, Canada.
  • Prof. Noel Crespi, Telecom SudParis, France. 
  • Prof. Ioannis Lambadaris, Carleton University, Canada. 
  • Prof. Chung-Horng Lung, Carleton University, Canada.
Technical Program Committee (Tentative (To be Updated)):
  • Muhammad Faran Majeed, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
  • Faisal Karim Shaikh, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan.  
  • Abdul Wahid, Comsats Institute of Information & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Hongseok Yoo, Kyungwoon University, Korea.
  • Rasheed Hussain, University of Amsterdam, Netherland.
  • Muhammad Azfar Yaqub, Kyungpook National University, Korea.
  • Zahoor A. Khan, Higher Colleges of Technology, FMC, UAE.
  • Amjad Mehmood, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Pakistan.
  • Nadeem Javaid, Comsats Institute of Information & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Imran Khan, Schneider Electric, France.
  • Zeeshan Pervez, University of West Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Muhammad Fahim, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey.
  • Muhammad Bilal Amin, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
  • Shujaat Hussain, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
  • Ejaz Ahmed, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Amjad Ali, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Sajjad Akbar, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom.
  • Kishwer Abdul Khaliq, University of Bremen, Germany.
  • Muhammed Naeem, COMSATS, Pakistan. 
  • Fatima Hussain, Ryerson University, Canada.
  • Najam ul Hasan, Dhofer University, Oman.
  • Adnan Shahid, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Saleem Aslam, Bahria University, Pakistan.
  • Ayman Sabbah, Carleton University, Canada.
  • Maryam Mohseni, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Muhammad Yousaf, Riphah University, Pakistan.
  • Yasir Mehmood, University of Bremen, Germany.
  • Asim Rasheed, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan, Pakistan. 
  • Mohammad Shoaib Saleem, Institute for Technological Research SystemX, France. 
  • Maaz Rehan, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan.
In case of any query about RAFNET, please contact workshop chairs/co-chair.