Call for Papers


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.

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, datacentre, to service-provider and overlay networks, ranging from in/on-body, personal/local/metropolitan/wide-area, to intra/inter-planetary scales.


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.

All accepted and presented papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries.

Qshine proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services: EI, ISI Thomson’s Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Accepted authors are invited to submit extended versions of their papers to:

Conference Topics

  • Quality-of-Service (QoS) provisioning: architectures, protocols, mechanisms.
  • Quality of Experience (QoE): user-perceived quality, cost-sensitive experience.
  • Reliability and Scalability: performance, adaptation, cognition, extensibility.
  • Security and Privacy: system/network security, user privacy/accountability.
  • Robustness: fault/disruption/disaster-tolerance, resilience, survivability.
  • Cross-Layer Design, Optimization and Implementation: spectrum/energy efficiency.
  • Social and Economic Perspectives: incentive, pricing, billing, governance.
  • New Applications and Communication Technologies: IoTs, cloud, smart grid, and SDN.

Paper Submission

Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal.

Submission of the paper implies agreement of the author(s) to attend the conference and present the paper if accepted.

For more information, see Initial Submission.

Formatting instructions are available in the Author’s Kit section.

Qshine 2017 accepts both full-length papers (6 – 10 pages) for oral presentations and short papers (4-6 pages) for poster sessions.

Links for Qshine 2017 Confy paper submission:

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
15 September 2017

Notification and Registration opens
23 October 2017

Camera-ready deadline
15 November 2017

Start of Conference
15 December 2017

End of Conference
17 December 2017