IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
29 April - 2 May 2019 // Paris, France

Workshop on Network Intelligence - Call for Papers

Call for Papers


Network Intelligence considers the embedding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in future networks to fasten service delivery and operations, leverage Quality of Experience (QoE) and guarantee service availability, also allowing better agility, resiliency, faster customization and security. This concept inherits the solid background of autonomic networking, cognitive management, and artificial intelligence. It is envisioned as mandatory to manage, pilot and operate the forthcoming network built upon SDN, NFV and cloud.

The main goal of the Network Intelligence Workshop is to present state-of-the-art research results and experience reports in the area of network intelligence, addressing topics such as artificial intelligence techniques and models for network and service management; smart service orchestration and delivery, dynamic Service Function Chaining, Intent and policy based management, centralized vs. distributed control of SDN/NFV based networks, analytics and big data approaches, knowledge creation and decision making. This workshop offers a timely venue for researchers and industry partners to present and discuss their latest results in Network Intelligence.

The main topic of this NI 2019 edition is “Machine Learning for Networking” which puts the attention on the particular application of machine learning tools to the optimization of next generation networks. Machine and deep learning techniques become increasingly popular and achieve remarkable success nowadays in many application domains, e.g., speech recognition, bioinformatics and computer vision. Machine learning is capable to exploit the hidden relationship from voluminous input data to complicated system outputs, especially for some advanced techniques, like the deep learning. Moreover, some other techniques, e.g., reinforcement learning, could further adapt the learning results in the new environments to evolve automatically. These features perfectly match the complex, dynamic and time-varying nature of today’s networking systems.

This workshop presents state-of-the-art research in machine learning for networking. Both theoretical and system papers will be considered, to present novel contributions in the field of machine learning, deep learning and, in general, network intelligent tools, including scalable analytic techniques and frameworks capable of collecting and analyzing both online and offline massive datasets, open issues related to the application of machine learning into communications and networking problems and to share new ideas and techniques for machine learning in communication systems and networks. The topics of interest include (but not limited to):


  • Deep and Reinforcement learning for networking and communications in networks
  • Data mining and big data analytics in networking
  • Protocol design and optimization using AI/ML
  • Self-learning and adaptive networking protocols and algorithms
  • Intent & Policy-based management for intelligent networks
  • Innovative architectures and infrastructures for intelligent networks
  • AI/ML for network management and orchestration
  • AI/ML for network slicing optimization in networking
  • AI/ML for service placement and dynamic Service Function Chaining
  • AI/ML for C-RAN resource management and medium access control
  • Decision making mechanisms
  • Routing optimization based on flow prediction network systems
  • Bio-inspired learning for networking and communications
  • Protocol design and optimization using machine learning
  • Data analytics for network and wireless measurements mining
  • Methodologies for network problem diagnosis, anomaly detection and prediction
  • Network Security based on AI/ML techniques
  • AI/ML for multimedia networking
  • AI/ML support for ultra-low latency applications
  • AI/ML for IoT
  • Open-source networking optimization tools for AI/ML applications
  • Experiences and best-practices using machine learning in operational networks
  • Novel context-aware, emotion-aware networking services
  • Machine learning for user behavior prediction
  • Modeling and performance evaluation for Intelligent Network
  • Intelligent energy-aware/green communications
  • Machine learning and data mining for networking
  • Transfer learning and reinforcement learning for networking system
  • Network anomaly diagnosis through big networking data and wireless
  • Machine learning and big data analytics for network management
  • Big data analytics and visualization for traffic analysis
  • Fault-tolerant network protocols using machine learning
  • Experiences and best-practices using machine learning in operational networks
  • Big data analysis frameworks for network monitoring data

Authors of the top-ranked papers accepted for publication in the NI 2019 workshop proceedings will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM) journal.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: December 30, 2018 January 24, 2019 (FIRM DEADLINE)
  • Notification: February 18, 2019
  • Camera ready: March 7, 2019



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