Call for Papers

EAI QSHINE 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.

In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.
Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences.


Heterogeneous networking has long been the focus of computer network and communications researchers worldwide. Since 2004, QSHINE has been established as the primary venue for researchers and practitioners to present novel ideas on heterogeneous networking related subjects, particularly for quality, experience, reliability, security and robustness of heterogeneous networking. QSHINE 2021 sets the goal to be a high-quality conference and an international forum for presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research in the field. The scope of QSHINE 2021 covers both newest theoretical and practical research topics to address the challenges from both the trending application requirements and the communication technologies.

Original submissions, not under any concurrent reviews, are solicited in all areas related to heterogeneous wired, wireless and hybrid networks varying from network theories and models, emerging networks and applications, network heterogeneous computing, signal and data processing, security and privacy in networks, and artificial intelligence and machine learning in networks.

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Network Theories and Models

  • Quality of Service (QoS) Provisioning: Architectures, Protocols and Mechanisms
  • Quality of Experience (QoE): User-perceived Quality, Cost-sensitive Experience
  • Reliability and Scalability: Performance, Adaptation, Cognition, and Extensibility
  • Cross-layer Design, Optimization and Implementation: Spectrum/ Energy Efficiency
  • Robustness: Fault/ Disruption/ Disaster-tolerance, Resilience, Survivability

Emerging Networks and Applications

  • Next Generation Networks
  • Ubiquitous Wireless Communication Networks
  • 5G/ B5G Mobile Networks
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Distributed Computing Networks
  • Edge Communications, Mobile Cloud Computing and Fog Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and Low Latency Communication Networks
  • Social Networks, Opportunistic Networks and Other Novel Relationship Networks
  • Smart Utility Networks
  • Green Communication Networks
  • Network Solutions to Address COVID-19

Network Heterogeneous Computing

  • Analogue/Digital Conversion System
  • High Performance Embedded Systems
  • Heterogeneous Resources Virtualization Frame
  • Performance Modelling and Analysis Tools
  • Functional Simulation and Physical Testbed Tools

Signal and Data Processing

  • Decoding and Encoding
  • Modulation and Diversity
  • Signal Detection and Parameter Estimation
  • Image and Video Signals Processing
  • Audio and Speech Signals Processing
  • Wireless Communication Signals Processing
  • Array Signals Processing
  • Biomedical Signal processing
  • Data mining and Pattern recognition
  • Information Filtering and Fusion
  • Big data Processing

Security and Privacy in Networks

  • Intrusion detection
  • Anti-jamming
  • Disaster Recovery and Invulnerability
  • Encryption, Authentication and Availability Assurance
  • Hardware Forensics
  • Security Protocols
  • Emerging Blockchain Technologies

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Networks

  • Online Computational Intelligence in Super-large Scale
  • Computer Aided Diagnosis System in Medical Networks
  • Cyber Infrastructure Architectures in Traffic Networks
  • Real-time decision and Automation in Swarm
  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in Vehicle Networks
  • Wearable and Implantable Devices in Human Engineering
  • Flexible Production Line in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Distributed Machine Learning and Federated Learning


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important dates

Main Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
20 May 1 July 2021
Notification deadline
1 August 2021
Camera-ready deadline
20 September 2021
Video submission deadline
26 September 2021
Start of Conference
29 November 2021
End of Conference
30 November 2021

Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
9 August23 August 2021
Notification deadline
6 September 2021
Camera-ready deadline
20 September 2021