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Welcome to IEEE CAMAD 2016

IEEE CAMAD 2016 will be held as a stand-alone event on 23-25 October 2016, at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. IEEE CAMAD will focus on Communications for Smart Cities this year. IEEE CAMAD will be hosting several special sessions, and will bring together scientists, engineers, manufacturers and service providers to exchange and share their experiences and new ideas focusing on research and innovation results under wireless communications in smart cities. In addition to contributed papers, the conference will also include keynote speeches, panel and demo sessions.


Call for Papers                                                                Download the leaflet [PDF]

The International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), provides a forum for discussion of recent developments on analytical and simulation tools and techniques for the performance evaluation of communications systems. It was launched in 1986, being held every 2 years until 2006, often in cooperation with flagship IEEE Communication Society conferences (Int. Conference on Communications - ICC, Global Telecommunication Conference - GLOBECOM). Since 2007, the workshop has been held once every year motivated by the ever increasing interest in this hot research and development field, and since 2009 CAMAD is an attractive IEEE Communications Society portfolio event.

IEEE CAMAD 2016 will be held as a stand-alone event on 23-25 October 2016, at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. IEEE CAMAD will focus on Communications for Smart Cities this year. IEEE CAMAD will be hosting several special sessions, and will bring together scientists, engineers, manufacturers and service providers to exchange and share their experiences and new ideas focusing on research and innovation results under wireless communications in smart cities. In addition to contributed papers, the conference will also include keynote speeches, panel and demo sessions. IEEE CAMAD is soliciting papers describing original work, unpublished and not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

* Autonomic Communication Systems and Self-Organized Networks
* Big data in the network
* Body Area Networks and Applications
* Cloud Computing, Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
* Cognitive Radio and Network Design
* communications for Smart Home and Community
* Cross-Layer & Cross-System Protocol Design
* Design of Content Aware Networks and Future Media Internet
* Design of Satellite Networks
* Design, Modeling and Analysis of Wireless, Mobile, Ad hoc and Sensor Networks
* Design, Modeling and Analysis of Network Services and Systems
* Design, modeling and analysis of Ubiquitous sensing in Internet of Things
* Future Service Oriented Internet Design
* Green Wireless Communication Design
* Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Integrated Communication Systems
* Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communications
* Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Mobile Social Networks
* Next Generation Mobile Networks
* Network Monitoring and Measurements
* Network Optimization and Resource Provisioning
* Next Generation Internet
* Optical Communications & Fiber Optics
* Network Management, Middleware Technologies and Overlays
* Quality of Experience: Framework, Evaluation and Challenges
* Seamless Integration of Wireless, Cellular and Broadcasting Networks with Internet
* Fast Simulation Techniques for Communication Networks
* Simulation Techniques for Large-Scale Networks
* Smart Grids: Communication, Modeling and Design
* Test Beds and Real Life Experimentation
* Traffic Engineering, Modeling and Analysis
* Validation of Simulation Models with Measurements

Submission Guidelines:
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature for presentation at the conference and publication in the CAMAD 2016 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The manuscripts must be prepared in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (following the standard IEEE 2-column format) without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD100 for each page if accepted). Please note that for every accepted contribution, at least one person must register for the conference and present. Accepted papers not presented in the conference will be excluded from the proceedings.

All papers for CAMAD 2016 should be submitted via EDAS using

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Special Sessions:

IEEE CAMAD 2016 chairs and special session organizers invite submissions to Special Sessions. Paper submission deadline for all special sessions is
1 July 2016. Please see below detailed information about special sessions:

1 - Wireless Technologies for Smart Cities
[Download CFP]

2 - Evolving Technologies for Smart Cities
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3 - Li- Fi (Light –Fidelity)! Can it be the Enabling Technology for Internet of Things?
[Download CFP]

4 - 5Gwireless: Innovative Architectures, Wireless Technologies and Tools for High Capacity and Sustainable 5G Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks
[Download CFP]

5 - Systems integration in Software Defined Networking
[Download CFP]


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Important Dates:

Paper Registration: June 15th, 2016 (no further extensions will be granted)
Submission of registered papers: June 20, 2016 (no further extensions will be granted)
Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2016
Camera-Ready Version and Registration: 31 August 2016

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Invited Speakers

Machine-to-Machine Communications in Smart Cities

By Hussein T. Mouftah

Canada Research Chair and Distinguish University Professor

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


The transformation of our current cities into smarter cities will bring challenges in diverse areas such as the transportation system, the electricity system, and wearable systems, just to name a few. In smart cities, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and in particular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications, will play a vital role for providing services in the urban environment. These services include real time monitoring and reaction in time through wireless sensor and actuator networks. Smart Grids (SGs), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Internet of Things (IoT), Electric Vehicles (EVs), and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) will be the building blocks of futuristic smart cities. Smart grid refers to the modernization of traditional power grid by incorporating two-way digital communication support at generation, transmission, and distribution level. Intelligent transportation system refers to making the vehicular traffic smarter by reducing congestion, optimized fuel consumption, shorter routes, and better safety, self-driving cars by using communication and sensing technologies. Internet of things refer to a world-wide network of interconnected objects uniquely addressable, employing M2M communications, based on standard communication protocols and allows people and things to be connected Anytime, Anyplace, with Anything and Anyone, ideally using Any path/network and Any service. IoT can be very useful for resource management in the context of smart cities. Wireless sensor networks are composed of sensor nodes capable of performing sensing and implementing the M2M communications. All these technologies will help to build a smart city. In this presentation we will address technology trends with a focus on M2M communications in smart cities.

Speaker’s bio:

Hussein T. Mouftah is an internationally-acclaimed scholar who has made significant contributions to the understanding and knowledge of telecommunication networks, particularly in regard to high-speed networks, optical networks, network switching architectures, and wireless cellular as well as ad hoc and sensor networks, among other technical areas related to the next-generation Internet – the so-called Internet-of-Things.

He received the BSc in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, in 1969 and 1972, respectively, and the PhD in Electrical Engineering from Laval University, Canada, in 1975.

He joined the School of Information Technology and Engineering (now School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) of the University of Ottawa in 2002 as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor,

where he became a University Distinguished Professor in 2006. He has been with the ECE Dept. at Queen's University (1979-2002), where he was prior to his departure a Full Professor and the Department Associate Head. He has six years of industrial experience mainly at Bell Northern Research of Ottawa (Nortel Networks). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine (1995-97) and IEEE ComSoc Director of Magazines (1998-99), Chair of the Awards Committee (2002-03), Director of Education (2006-07), and Member of the Board of Governors (1997-99 and 2006-07). He has been a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Communications Society (2000-2007). He is the author or coauthor of 11 books, 72 book chapters and more than 1400 technical papers, 14 patents, 6 invention disclosures and 144 industrial reports. He is the joint holder of 21 Best/Outstanding Paper Awards. He has received numerous prestigious awards, such as the 2016 R.A. Fessenden Medal in Telecommunications Engineering of IEEE Canada, the 2015 IEEE Ottawa Section Outstanding Educator Award, the 2014 Engineering Institute of Canada K. Y. Lo Medal, the 2014 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, the 2007 Royal Society of Canada Thomas W. Eadie Medal, the 2007–2008 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, the 2008 ORION Leadership Award of Merit, the 2006 IEEE Canada McNaughton Gold Medal, the 2006 EIC Julian Smith Medal, the 2004 IEEE ComSoc Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, the 2004 George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering, the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust.

Dr. Mouftah is a Fellow of the IEEE (1990), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003), the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005) and the Royal Society of Canada RSC Academy of Science (2008).


Enabling Technologies for Smart City Platforms

Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto

In this talk we present an architecture and design of a general platform to support the delivery of smart city applications. We present a layered architecture that leverages SDN, cloud computing, information-centric networking, and analytics to support data-driven applications for smart cities. We describe our current implementation and demonstrate applications focused on intelligent transportation. We then discuss our roadmap to create a smart city platform that can accommodate IoT at scale.

Speaker’s Bio: Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia is Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics an Electrical Engineering "For contributions to multiplexing and switching of integrated services traffic". He is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the 2006 Thomas Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada and the 2010 IEEE Canada A. G. L. McNaughton Gold Medal for his contributions to the area of communications. Professor Leon-Garcia is author of the leading textbooks: Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering, and Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architecture. He is Scientific Director of the NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures.

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Registration and Submission

!!!Registration is now open!!!



CAMAD 2016 Camera-ready Submission Instructions

The authors of the accepted papers must follow the instructions below to ensure inclusion in the final conference proceedings:

1. Prepare your final manuscript carefully addressing all the reviewers' comments.

2. The author must ensure compliance with IEEE PDF Express by following the PDF PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS below.

3. After getting the approved PDF file from PDF Express, the author must take that PDF file and upload it in EDAS as “final submission” through

4. The contact author must complete the IEEE Copyright form. Copyright form must be filled out for each paper and not per author. We do not accept paper-based copyright forms.

5. To be published in the IEEE CAMAD 2016 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register. Each paper accepted for the main conference must be registered with a Full Registration (either IEEE Member or Non - IEEE Member). Each Full registration can have a maximum of two papers associated. In order to be included in the IEEE CAMAD 2016 proceedings, each paper must be presented by an author of that paper attending the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one FULL registration is valid for up to 2 papers. Accepted, registered, and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CAMAD 2016 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® database.


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Please find the list of tutorials [here].

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Organizing Committee:

Organizing Committee Members:

General Chairs

* Jelena Misic, Ryerson University, ON, Canada

* Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada

Technical Program Chairs

* Dongmei Zhao, McMaster University, ON, Canada

* Petros Spachos, University of Guelph, ON, Canada

* Marco Di Renzo, Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France

* Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Netflix, USA

Panel Chairs

* Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy

* Yves Lostanlen, SIRADEL, Toronto, ON, Canada

Tutorial Chairs

* John Vardakas, IQUADRAT, Spain

* Isaac Woungang, Ryerson University, Canada

Special Sessions Chairs

* Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University, NY, USA

* Tasos Dagiuklas, London South Bank University, UK

* Kemal Tepe, University of Windsor, Canada

Publicity Chairs

* Octavia Dobre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (North America)

* Kun Yang, University of Essex, UK (Europe)

* William Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

* Kambiz Ghazinour, Kent State University, OH, USA

* Wenjia Li, New York Institute of Technology

Publication co-Chairs

* Mujdat Soyturk, Marmara University, Turkey

* Michele Nogueira, Federal University of Parana, Brazil

Keynote Speakers Chairs

* Michael Devetsikiotis, North Carolina State University, NC, USA

* Dzmitry Kliazovich, Univesity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

* Hazem Refai, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Demo Chairs

* Luca Foschini, University of Bologna, Italy

* Yaoqing Liu, Clarkson University, NY, USA

* Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, FL, USA

Award Chairs

* Nelson Fonseca, State University of Campinas, Brazil

* Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy

* Christos Verikoukis, CTTC, Spain

* Charalabos Skianis, University of Aegean, Greece

Local Arrangement Chair

* Vojislav Misic, Ryerson University, ON, Canada

Web and social media Chair

* Kambiz Ghazinour, Kent State University, OH, USA

* Nima Zaker, March Networks, Canada

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