Special Sessions

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers to various Special Sessions. All submitted papers of Special Sessions will undergo the same review process (three completed reviews per paper). The technical reviewers for each Special Session paper will be members of CoCoNet'15 and Special Sessions' Program Committee.

Authors should submit their papers online using EDAS. Unregistered authors should first create an account on EDAS to log on. Further guidelines for submission are posted at Call for Papers and Submisison pages. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Mobile Social Networks    Advances in Big Data Computing  
Recent Trends in Mobile Cloud Computing    Secure Network Protocols  
Application of Metaheuristic Techniques
in Wireless Sensor Networks

Special Session: Mobile Social Networks

People increasingly use mobile social networks to alter the ways they come together and interact in public space. Mobile social networks enable users to connect with others and share information, images, content, and news. Accordingly, a mobile social network can be defined as the user's patterns of interconnection with others emerging through the social use of mobile devices. This situation has incited extensive recent research interest on mobile social networks.

This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:


Special Session: Advances in Big Data Computing

Big Data Computing is perhaps the biggest innovation in computing in the last decade. It is already a key player for enterprises, but the sheer volume and massive complexity of data can be overwhelming. The computer scientists are involved to develop of new tools and techniques that are required to manage, analyze, and extract useful information from these large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets to offer solutions for various challenges. This special session on "Big Data Computing" will provide a dedicated forum for discussing new research, development, and deployment efforts on big data computing and related areas.

We invite authors to submit original and unpublished high-quality research results are solicited to explore various challenging topics which include, but are not limited to:


Special Session: Recent Trends in Mobile Cloud Computing

Mobile Cloud Computing represents one of the latest developments in cloud computing advancement. The ultimate goal of mobile cloud computing is to provide rich mobile computing through seamless communication between cloud-mobile users and cloud providers regardless of heterogeneous, wireless environments and underlying platforms in global roaming. However, this area faces several challenges due to converged heterogeneous domains of mobile and cloud computing. The special session on "Recent Trends in Mobile Cloud Computing" aims to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners to share ideas, experiences, and practical implementations related to mobile cloud computing technologies and applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Special Session: Secure Network Protocols

Secure Network Protocols define the processes and methodology to secure network data from any illegitimate attempt to review or extract the contents of data. The special session on Secure Network Protocols aims to bring together all the key researchers in related fields to present their cutting edge work and discuss the future directions of research.


Special Session: Application of Metaheuristic Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have gained worldwide attention in recent years due to their potential for applications in scenarios such as military target tracking and surveillance, natural disaster relief, biomedical health monitoring, hazardous environment exploration and seismic sensing. Metaheuristic algorithms like PSO, ACO, Simulated Annealing etc have been found efficient in solving many optimization problems related to WSNs. For instance, they have been deployed for optimal node localization, energy distribution, coverage, topology control, routing, channel scheduling and improving life time of WSNs. As WSNs are become increasingly pervasive and uncertain, the application of metaheuristic algorithms paves way for countering various constrained optimization problems, thus becoming an evolving research area.