The Fourth International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking

Call for Workshops and Special Sessions

UNet 2018 will be hosting a series of Workshops and Special Sessions, and invites the submission of proposals. Workshops and Special Sessions should complement the main conference tracks with new emerging topics of particular interest to the community on the latest technical issues related to ubiquitous computing and networking. They could also consist of work done within the framework of a particular international project.

Workshops and Special Sessions offer a unique opportunity for in-depth discussions, where researchers and industry entities are invited to share their research and development results on specific areas and novel challenging topics. Both of Workshops and Special Sessions will be planned in parallel to the main UNet'18 program.

Papers submitted to Workshops or Special Sessions will have to be evaluated and peer-reviewed under the very same criteria of the main conference. Accepted papers will appear in the main conference proceedings.

Workshop Proposal Format

A workshop should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion. It can be delivered in half or full day

Workshop proposals should be submitted by the prospective organizer(s) who will commit to promoting and handling the review process. A workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Description of the technical issues covered
  • Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information)
  • A short biography of the organizers
  • Program committee members
  • Prospective invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is appreciated)
  • Planned format of the workshop, including
    • Duration of the workshop (Half-day or Full-day) and a tentative schedule
    • Number of expected submitted papers
    • Number of expected attendees
    • Panel topic
  • Draft Call for Papers
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan
  • A description of previous versions of the workshop (if available), including number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.


Special Session Proposal Format

A Special Session includes regular papers and should be delivered in one-session.

Special-session proposals should be submitted by the prospective organizer(s) who will commit to promoting and handling the review process of their special session as Chairs or Co-Chairs of the event.

A Special Session Proposal should include the following information:

  • Title of the Special Session
  • Description of the technical issues covered
  • Special Session Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information)
  • A short biography of the Special Session chair(s)
  • Number of expected submitted papers, and number of expected attendees
  • Draft Call for Papers
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan


Workshop and Special Session Proposal Submission

Workshop/Special Session Proposals should be submitted in a single PDF file for review via EDAS.

UNet'18 does not provide any funding for the workshop or Special Session speakers. The organizers of each accepted workshop or Special Session will receive complimentary registration.

For any further information, please contact the Workshop and Special Sessions Co-Chairs: Mohamed Sadik (m.sadik@ensem.ac.ma).


Important Dates

  • Proposal Deadline: November 15st, 2017
  • Notification of Selection: November 21th, 2017
  • Website for each workshop on: November 28rd, 2017
  • Deadline for workshop papers submission: January 31st, 2018
  • Notification: March 20th, 2018
  • Submission of camera ready: April 1st, 2018
  • Workshop and Special Session date: May 03-05, 2018