Call for Papers

Welcome to the 26th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC). The first IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) was held in 1995 in response to the growing interaction between the fields of computers and communications. ISCC takes place annually, usually in the Mediterranean region, in locations such as Egypt, Greece, France, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Italy, and Brazil. In 2021, the Symposium is going to be held in Athens, Greece.

ISCC sessions will include presentations on new research results and tutorials. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the computer and communications areas that the Call for Papers considers. Accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2021 Conference Proceedings, which will be subject to independent peer-review procedures for quality, and may be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Merit, relevance, and originality will guide paper acceptance. Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Awards will be presented.

ISCC 2021, in its 26th edition, will provide an insight into the unique world stemming from the interaction between the fields of computers and communications. ISCC 2021 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of on-going research in most state-of-the-art areas of computers and communications.

You are invited to submit a full paper, a proposal for a Panel/Invited Session or a Tutorial, related to the following topics of interest:


  1. 5th Generation Networks (5G)

    ▪ Resource Allocation
    ▪ Network Slicing
    ▪ Topology Management
    ▪ 5G Core Network and Service Based Architecture
    ▪ C-RAN and backhaul
    ▪ SDN and NFV for 5G
    ▪ Network Stability, Control and Optimization
    ▪ Standardization Activities by IEEE, 3GPP and ETSI
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    Artificial Intelligent Systems applications in Computers and Communications ▪
    Game Theory ▪
    Machine Learning ▪
    Bio-inspired Computing in Communications ▪
    Data Science and Data Engineering ▪
    Distributed Knowledge and Processing ▪
    Trusted AI ▪

  3. Cloud and Edge Computing

    ▪ Cloud Computing (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
    ▪ Mobile Cloud and Mobile Cloud Networking
    ▪ Fog Computing
    ▪ Distributed Systems Architecture and Management

  4. Internet of Things (IoT)

    LPWAN (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M, Wi-SUN) ▪
    6TiSCH, 6LoWPAN, Roll ▪
    Rest API, CoAP, CBOR, OSCORE ▪
    Smart Spaces ▪
    Cyber Physical Systems ▪
    Telecare Medical Information System ▪

  5. Optical Networks

    ▪ Optical Network Protocols and Architectures
    ▪ Energy-efficient/green Optical Communications and Networks
    ▪ Visible Light Communications (Indoor, Outdoor and Localization)
    ▪ Optical Wireless Communication Applications for Future Networks

  6. Vehicular Networks

    Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) ▪
    IEEE 802.11p ITS-G5 ▪
    Millimeter Waves ▪
    V2X, V2I, V2N, V2V, V2P, V2D, V2G ▪
    Inter and intra vehicle communication and protocols ▪

  7. Wireless Networks

    ▪ Cognitive Radio Networking
    ▪ Wireless, Cellular, and Mobile Communications
    ▪ Modeling and Simulation
    ▪ Signal Processing for Communications

  8. Services and Protocols

    Advances in Internet Protocols ▪
    Green Networking ▪
    Real Time Communication Services ▪
    Routing and Multicast ▪
    Network Design, Optimization and Management ▪
    Network Reliability, Quality of Service and Quality of Experience ▪
    Fault-Tolerance and Error Recovery ▪
    Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures ▪
    Standards Evolution ▪
    Digital Satellite Communications Service ▪
    Localization Protocols ▪
    Communications Services and Management ▪
    Crowdsourcing applications ▪
    Peer-to-Peer Computing ▪

  9. Software Defined

    ▪ Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization
    ▪ Software Defined Smart Objects
    ▪ Software Defined Data Centers
    ▪ Software Defined Radio
    ▪ Overlay and Programmable Networks

  10. Security and Privacy

    Data Privacy ▪
    Attacks and Defenses ▪
    Authentication, Authorization and Accounting ▪
    Hardware Security ▪
    Intrusion Detection ▪
    Moving Target Defense (MTD) ▪
    Blockchain ▪

  11. Application domain / Framework / Architecture

    ▪ e-Health and Bioinformatics
    ▪ Smart Grid
    ▪ Smart City
    ▪ Industry 4.0
    ▪ Smart Building

Key Days

Papers due: May 15, 2021
Notification due: July 15, 2021  
Camera due: , 2021
Conference date: Sept 5-8, 2021

We are optimistic that by autumn the COVID-19 pandemic situation will improve and the event will be held physically in Greece. However, we monitor the situation and will adapt accordingly, possibly allowing remote presentations if needed.