Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies have achieved remarkable success nowadays in many application domains, e.g., natural language processing, biometrics, and computer vision. Meanwhile, the ever increasing complexity and scale of today’s networks keep posing new challenges for network measurement and analytics techniques and tools. Advances in the high-performance computing and progress in ML methods—particularly using deep learning—have made ML/AI capable of discovering valuable knowledge from enormous amounts of operational and systems data. Therefore, AI/ML has been effectively used in many critical networking data analytic functions, such as fault isolation, intrusion detection, event correlation, log analysis, capacity planning, and design optimization, just to name a few.
Moreover, networking has recently undergone a huge transformation enabled by new models resulting from softwarization, virtualization, and cloud computing. This has led to a number of novel architectures supported by emerging technologies such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), edge computing, IoT, and 5G. On the other hand, maturing ML techniques, such as reinforcement learning and transfer learning, can potentially serve as a basis for incorporating learning into automated network control. The emergence of enhanced design coupled with the increased complexity in networking systems and protocols has fueled the need for improved network autonomy in agile infrastructures, which can be combined with AI/ML techniques to execute efficient, self-adaptive, rapid, and collaborating network systems.
HDR-Nets 2020 workshop is aligned with the National Science Foundations’ (NSF) Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea, a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will allow new fundamental questions to be addressed at the frontiers of science and engineering, with the focus in computer and communication networks. More specifically, HDR-Nets 2020 workshop is targeting research at the intersection of machine learning and networking by bringing together experts from several research communities spanning communications and networking, machine learning, mobile computing, and big data. The agenda will includes discussions of significant contributions, community interests, new tools and research problems related to the design of intelligent, robust, and adaptive communications and networks with the aid of machine learning, as well as identifying best networking practices and design principles for learning systems.
We encourage interdisciplinary contributions of high-quality original technical and survey papers, which have not been published previously, bridging the gap between machine learning, communications, and networking from either a theoretical perspective or a practical point of view. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the followings:
|Paper submission deadline||
|Notification of acceptance||August 14, 2020|
|Camera ready copy due||August 24, 2020|
|Workshop date||October 13, 2020|
All submissions must be original research not under review at any other venue. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of technical quality, novelty, potential impact, and clarity. Solicited submissions include both full technical workshop papers and white position papers. Maximum length of such submissions is 6 pages in two-column 10pt IEEE Computer Society format, and if accepted they will be published by IEEE and appear in the IEEE Xplore. Formatting for all submissions (excluding page length) must adhere to the guidelines here. In accordance with the ICNP 2020 Conference, this workshop will adapt the double-blind review policy. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors.
Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files via https://hdrnets20.hotcrp.com.
Zihui Ge (AT&T Labs Research, USA)
Maria Gorlatova (Duke University, USA)
Abhimanyu Gosain (Northeastern University, USA)
Chuanxiong Guo (Bytedance, China)
Carlee Joe-Wong (CMU, USA)
Xin Liu (University of California, Davis, USA)
Ajay Mahimkar (AT&T Labs Research, USA)
Gurkan Solmaz (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany)
Yongqian Sun (Nankai University, China)
Isaac Triguero (Nottingham University, UK)
Mostafa Uddin (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)
Jun (Jim) Xu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Kuai Xu (Arizona State University, USA)
Shenglin Zhang (Nankai University, China)
Based on the feedback from the ICNP community, ICNP 2020 proceeds as a hybrid event where a majority of the attendees are expected to participate online only, and a minority are willing and able to attend in person. The in-person component of the conference will be conducted in Madrid according to the best infection-prevention practices. Please contact the General Chair if you have any questions.