Special Session on Disaster Resilience of Communication Networks


Call for papers

Disaster-based failures can seriously affect the performance of a communication network. They include natural disasters, technology-related failures, or malicious attacks, and are observably increasing in number, intensity and scale.

The problem needs to be urgently addressed due to the lack of suitable mechanisms deployed in current networks.

The objective of this Special Session at DRCN 2019 is to provide a forum for presentations of pioneering solutions in particular related, but not limited to the following:

  • Algorithms of disaster-resilient routing
  • Large-scale natural disasters
  • Malicious human activities causing massive failures
  • Massive failures
  • Measures to evaluate the vulnerability of communication networks to disaster-based disruptions
  • Mechanisms to utilize predictions on disaster-based threats
  • Technology-related disasters
  • Weather-based disruptions
  • Update of topological characteristics of networks to improve their disaster-resilience

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done electronically through EDAS: https://edas.info/N25127.

All papers will be reviewed. Accepted and presented papers are planned to be published in DRCN 2019 proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Paper length should not exceed 8 pages formatted according to the IEEE two-column conference template.

Session Chairs:

Rita Girão-Silva, INESC Coimbra & University of Coimbra

Róża Goścień, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Important dates:

Paper submission  (extended): December 5, 2018

Notification to authors: January 7, 2019

Camera-ready papers: January 21, 2019 - Author Guidelines


Call for Papers - Special Session