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10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness

August 18–20, 2014 | Rhodes, Greece

10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness


The Gala Dinner will take place at the Restaurant Wonder on Monday evening, at 19:30!

Restaurant Wonder is central located in the new town at the extension of Papalouka str leading from the "Windy Beach"and Beach Hotel towards one of the entrances of old town.

If you come from the old Town via the Amboise gate you walk strait ahead on the avenue E. Venezelou and you will find Restaurant Wonder on the right hand side just after the entrance  to the Rodiaki Epavli


Message from the Conference Chairs

Welcome to QShine 2014, the Tenth International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness! The 2014 QShine conference will be held on August 18-19, 2014 at the Rodos Park Suites and Spa Hotel in Rhodes, Greece. This edition of the QShine conference continues to focus on issues on heterogeneous networking, including quality of service, quality of experience, reliability, security and robustness. We extend a warm welcome to delegates from industry and academia to join us for two exciting days of new ideas dissemination and technical discussions.

Our Technical Program Committee co-chaired by Professors Jiangchuan Liu, Edith Ngai and Jianping Pan has assembled an excellent technical program consisting of some 26 technical papers, including several papers invited from top researchers in the field.  Highlights of the conference will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Paolo Di Trapani, who will talk about his amazing experiments to enable users’ experience of nature in an indoor environment provide new insights on our everyday experience of light. All delegates are invited to participate in a QShine Industry Panel session in which technical leaders from industry will share their thoughts on “Quality of Experience in the context of multimedia/communications-related applications”.  Delegates will also be able to participate in in-depth discussions in the post-conference Workshop on Quality, Reliability, and Security in Information-Centric Networking (Q-ICN).

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of QShine 2014, we would like to thank all the authors who have contributed their valuable work to the conference, and the TPC members and reviewers for maintaining the quality of the technical program. We would also like to thank the keynote speaker and panelists for contributing their time, knowledge and wisdom. We thank the organizers of the Q-ICN workshop for putting together a great programme. This conference is endorsed and organized by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), and technically sponsored by the IEEE Greece Section and CREATE-NET. We are particular grateful to the EAI staff who has tirelessly looked after every little details in making this conference possible.

We look forward to meeting and greeting you at QShine 2014 in Rhodes!



Computer networking has been embracing increased heterogeneity since its inception, in terms of the range of the applications it has to support, the various communication technologies it can run on, and the hierarchical, hybrid and heterogeneous techniques it has to rely on to meet the challenges from both the diverse application requirements and communication technologies.

The only conference focusing on heterogeneous networking, QShine has been established as the primary venue for researchers and practitioners to disseminate, exchange and discuss all recent advances related to heterogeneous networking, particularly for quality, experience, reliability, security and robustness.

As a conference series held in three major continents so far, QShine-2014 comes to the Greek Island of Rhodes.



  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
  • Qshine 2014 will be collocated with the International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks,  AdHocNets.
  • All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
  • Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by DBLP, ACM, Google Scholar, ASTP, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many others.



Original submissions, not under any concurrent reviews, are solicited in all areas related to heterogeneous wired, wireless and hybrid networks varying from sensor, vehicle, cellular, ad hoc, enterprise, datacenter, to service-provider networks, ranging from in/on-body, personal/local/metropolitan/wide-area, to intra/inter-planetary scales. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:

. Quality-of-Service (QoS) provisioning: architectures, protocols, mechanisms, etc

. Quality of Experience (QoE): user-perceived quality, cost-sensitive experience, etc

. Reliability and Scalability: performance, adaptation, cognition, extensibility, etc

. Security and Privacy: system/network security, user privacy/accountability, etc

. Robustness: fault/disruption/disaster-tolerance, resilience, survivability, etc

. Cross-Layer Design, Optimization and Implementation: spectrum/energy efficiency

. Social and Economic Perspectives: incentive, pricing, billing, governance, etc

. New Applications and Communication Technologies: cloud, smart grid, SDN, etc