International Workshop on Converged Networks, Technologies and Applications (CNTA 2013)
In conjunction with ICNC 2013, San Diego, USA, January 28-31, 2013


Topics of Interest

Submission Guidelines

Important Dates



Technically Sponsored by IEEE TSCGCC (IEEE Technical Subcommittee on Green Communications and Computing)




By observing the success of the Internet and packet-switched networks, recent initiatives such as NGN (Next Generation Networks) and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) have been undertaken to provide a seamless architecture for various access technologies. Besides other innovative approaches, by integrating different technologies, for example SDP (Service Delivery Platform) and IMS, easy service delivery, execution and management are now possible. Other issues, such as point-to-point and broadcasting communications, data and multimedia oriented services, mobile and cellular systems, fast fiber and mobility, remain a challenging task and, to say the least, the end-to-end picture is still unclear.

On the other hand, there are efforts such as 6LoWPAN, which tries to connect resource constrained sensor networks to the Internet to provide a ubiquitous environment, supporting the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) in some way. This leads to a highly distributed network of devices communicating with human beings as well as with other devices. With the increase of heterogeneity, it becomes very difficult to ensure proper interactions among devices in a unified manner. To summarize these we can say, even though the recent advances in network convergence offer new realities, there are several research challenges and issues that need to be addressed. For example, the heterogeneity of the networks imposes difficulties and challenges in ensuring network security, QoS provisioning, route optimization and so on. The applications relying on the underlying mechanisms could perform well or satisfactorily when the underlying mechanisms could meet the expected standard levels of their operations.

Topics of Interest

Any work related to the recent advances in the challenges faced by next-generation and converged networks and their potential applications, is welcome. The topics of interest are (but not limited to the following):

Next generation networks
IMS and related technologies
Integration of IMS and SDP
IPTV architectures and standards
Security issues in future networks
IPTV/IMS management.
QoS and QoE provisioning
3P and 4P service provisioning
Accounting and billing
Regulatory issues
Streaming services over wired/wireless access networks
6LoWPAN architectures and standards
Mobility issues in 6LoWPAN
Route optimization
Wireless Networking in Converged Networks
Role of Sensors in Converged Networks

Submission Guidelines and Publication

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF via the submission link: . While submitting, please choose the appropriate workshop abbreviation from the list, "ICNC'13 - Workshops-CNTA". Each submitted paper should follow conference proceedings paper template (guideline available here: Submitted papers should not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal, nor may those be under review or submitted to another forum during the review process. All submissions will be reviewed by the members of the TPC and external reviewers.


Each accepted paper (invited or regular submission) is required to be covered by a paid registration before the paper registration deadline; otherwise, the paper will be removed from the program and the proceedings. If an accepted paper is not presented onsite, it will NOT be included in the IEEE digital library.


Selected extended and revised papers from the workshop will be invited for publication in the Special Issue on Converged Networks, Technologies and Applications of IJCSE Journal.


For any query, please contact the Program Chair, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan at or

Important Dates

Paper Submission: August 20 (FIRM)
Paper Acceptance: September 30, 2012
Camera-Ready Paper: Oct. 20, 2012

International Program Committee

Program Chairs:

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Mohammad Asadul Hoque, Texas Southern University, USA

Technical Program Committee:

Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China

Qiang Duan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Zakaria Al-Qudah, Yarmouk University, Jordan

Danda B. Rawat, Eastern Kentucky University, USA

Luca Caviglione, CNR-ISSIA, Italy

Akbar Ghaffarpour Rahbar, Sahand University of Technology, Iran

Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan

Muhammad Mostafa Monowar, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia

Lei Shu, Osaka University, Japan

Shariful Hasan Shaikot, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Md. Obaidur Rahman, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Muhammad Shoaib Siddiqui, DHA Suffa University, Pakistan

Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA

Chehri Abdellah, University of Ottawa, Canada