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The International Conference on Future Communications and Networks (FCN) aims to provide a forum that brings together International researchers from academia and practitioners in industry to meet and exchange ideas and recent research work on all aspects of future communications and networks. The first edition of this event, FCN 2023, will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand, on December 17-20, 2023. The conference will feature keynote speeches, invited talks, and five technical symposia.

FCN 2023 is sponsored by FuTURE Forum, China, and technically co-sponsored by Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and IEEE Communications Society. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the FCN 2023 Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Paper Submission:
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference in the FCN 2023 proceedings. All papers for technical symposia should be submitted via EDAS (

1. AI-Enabled Communications and Networks Symposium (AICN)
  • AI and ML for communication and network operation and control
  • AI and ML for communication and network resource optimization
  • AI and ML for cognitive communication and networks architecture
  • AI and ML for communication and network security management
  • AI and ML for self-aware network management
  • AI and ML for the Internet of Things
  • AI and ML for cyber-physical systems
  • AI and ML for integrated satellite-terrestrial networks (ISTN)
  • Machine intelligence-enabled communication and network big data analytics
  • Machine intelligence-enabled cloud/edge/fog computing for communication and networking systems
  • Machine intelligence-driven communication network theory and algorithms
  • AI and ML for RF signal processing
  • AI and ML for collaborative spectrum sharing
  • AI and ML for distributed communications and sensing
  • AI and ML for next-generation cognitive networks
  • AI and ML for next-generation wireless networks such as 6G networks
  • AI and ML for new network architectures such as software-defined networking and network function virtualization
  • AI and ML for constrained networks such as sensor networks, tactical networks, etc.
  • AI and ML for supporting ultra-low latency and highly reliable communications
  • AI and ML for enabling energy-efficient green communications

2. Next Generation Networks and Internet Symposium (NGNI)
  • Architectures, Frameworks, and Toolkits for Next Generation Networks
  • Internet Applications including Interactive Media, Voice, Video, and Games
  • Database, Data Mining, and Big Data Applications
  • Best Practices, Open Testbeds, and Living Labs
  • Peer-to-Peer Computing
  • Grid, Cluster, Distributed, Edge, and Fog Computing Solutions
  • Cloud Network Services
  • Quality of Service (QoS) / Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • End-to-End Performance Measurement
  • Admission Control
  • Routing: Unicast, Multicast, Anycast, Multi-Path
  • End-to-End Network Programming
  • Resilience and Sustainability of Next Generation Networks
  • Network Visualization, Virtual Private Networks and Services
  • Content Distribution Networks
  • Connecting Mobile/Wireless Devices to the Internet
  • Web Applications
  • Application Case Studies
  • Impact of Wireless on the Internet
  • Internet of Things Services and Applications
  • Content-Centric Networking Service
  • Centralized-RAN, Could-RAN, and Fog-RAN architectures
  • OpenRAN
  • Zero-touch Networks
  • Next-generation access networking
  • Next-generation anomaly, intrusion, and attack detection/prevention
  • Free Space Optical (FSO) networks and Visible Light Communication (VLC) in next-generation Internet
  • Data center network architectures and performance
  • Energy-efficient green communications
  • Heterogeneous multi-layer and multi-domain wireless-wireline internetworking
  • Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) in next-generation Internet
  • Network Slicing Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR) and cognitive radio networks in next-generation Internet
  • Terahertz wireless communications
  • Traffic measurement, analysis, modelling, visualization, and engineering
  • Vehicular networking (IoV/V2V/V2I/V2X)

3. Communications and Signal Processing Symposium (CSP)
  • Communication Theory
  • Information Theory Aspects of Communications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Networking
  • Wireless communications for the metaverse
  • Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking
  • Communications QoS, Reliability and Modelling
  • Communications Software, Services and Multimedia Application
  • Cognitive Radio and Networks
  • Next Generation Networking
  • Integration of Terrestrial and Non-terrestrial Networks
  • Integrated Sensing and Communication
  • Optical wireless communications (OWC)
  • Optical Networks and Systems
  • Underwater and maritime wireless communications
  • Signal Processing for Communications
  • MIMO, metasurfaces, and space-time processing
  • Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication
  • Smart Radio Environments
  • Image and Video Signal Processing
  • Signal Processing for Big Data
  • Speech and Audio Processing
  • Biomedical Applications, Bio-Signal Analysis
  • Sparse Signal Processing
  • Time-Frequency Analysis
  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Array Signal Processing
  • Hardware Implementation for Signal Processing

4. Mobile and Wireless Networks Symposium (MWN)
  • 4G/5G/6G networks and beyond
  • Small cells and femtocell networks
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Vehicular wireless networks
  • Unmanned Arial Vehicle networks
  • Underwater wireless networks
  • Delay tolerant and opportunistic wireless networks
  • Software-defined wireless networks
  • Wireless multimedia networks
  • mmWave and TeraHertz wireless networks
  • Energy harvesting and self-sustainable networks
  • Ultra-wideband wireless networks
  • Wireless personal area networks
  • Wireless optical communication networks and VLC network
  • AI-based wireless networking technologies
  • Wireless network virtualization technologies
  • Wireless edge/fog computing
  • Virtualization and Containerization for mobile wireless networks
  • Pervasive and wearable computing and networking technologies
  • Ultra-reliability and low-latency technologies for wireless networks
  • Coexistence of heterogeneous wireless networks in unlicensed spectrum
  • Device-to-device communications and machine-to-machine communications
  • Network architectural design
  • Medium access control
  • Routing
  • Flow and congestion control
  • Mobility, handoff, and location management
  • QoS provisioning
  • Tracking and localization
  • Resource allocation and management
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Fault-tolerance and reliability
  • Testbeds and deployment of wireless networks
  • Standardization activities of emerging wireless technologies
  • Multi-technologies MAC or Routing protocols
  • Integration of satellite and terrestrial networks

5. Communications and Information Security Symposium (CIS)
  • Physical layer security
  • Security and privacy in big data
  • Security and privacy in cloud computing
  • Security and privacy in social networks
  • Security and privacy in computer networks
  • Security and privacy in optical networks
  • Security and privacy in mobile cellular networks
  • Security in mobile ad hoc networks
  • Security and privacy in vehicular networks
  • Security and privacy in wireless sensor networks
  • Security in smart grid and power line communications
  • Security and privacy in data center networking
  • Security and privacy in software defined networking
  • Security and privacy in energy harvesting and wireless powered communications
  • Security and privacy in AI-enabled networks
  • Security of blockchain systems and applications
  • Embedded system security
  • SCADA security
  • Security and privacy in Internet of Things
  • RFID security and privacy
  • Secure multimedia communications
  • Secure social network services
  • Secure MAC protocols
  • Secure routing, transport and application protocols

Conference Begins
Dec. 17-20, 2023

Important Dates

Submission deadline:
Aug. 15, 2023
Sept. 5, 2023
Sept. 20, 2023 (Firm)
Acceptance notification:
Oct. 15, 2023
Camera-ready paper:
Nov. 5, 2023


Technical co-sponsors