IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks
21–23 October 2024 // Athens, Greece

Empowering 6G Networks: First Workshop on Advancements in Research Infrastructures, Adaptive Frameworks and Global Architectural Evolution (Athena 2024)

The IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) 2024 invites researchers, practitioners, and industry experts to submit their original contributions to the workshop titled "Empowering 6G Networks: Workshop on Advancements in Research Infrastructures, Adaptive Frameworks, and Global Architectural Evolution."

Workshop General Chair
Dr. Harilaos Koumaras
NCSR Demokritos | Future Communication Networks – FRONT Research Group

TPC co-Chairs
Dr. Harilaos Koumaras, National Centre of Scientific Researc “Demokritos”
Dr. George Lymperopoulos, OTE
Prof. Anna Tzanakaki, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Prof. Dionysis Xenakis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Prof. Panos Karkazis, University of West Attica 
Prof. Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus 
Dr. Lazaros Gkatzikis, ICCS

Workshop Publicity co-Chairs
Vasilis Mavrikakis, INFOLYSiS
Mary Karapsiadi, NCSR Demokritos

Technical Programme Committee Members 
Nikos Passas, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pedro Merino, University of Malaga
Carlos Enrique Palau Salvador, Polytechnic University of Valencia
David Artunedo, Telefonica
Michael Dieudonne, Keysight
Dimitrios Fragkos, NCSR Demokritos
Ioanna Mesogiti, OTE
Pavlos Basaras, ICCS
Dimitris Uzunidis, University of West Attica
Dimitris Tsolkas, Fogus Innovations and Services
Jose Costa Requena, Cumucore
Anna Brunstrom, Karlstad University
Ignacio Lacalle Úbeda, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Eleni Theodoropoulou, OTE
Javier Garcia Rodrigo, Telefonica
Nikolaos Gkatzios, INFOLYSiS
George Makropoulos, NCSR Demokritos
Alejandro Fornés Leal, Polytechnic University of Valencia 
Ioannis Manolopoulos, NCSR Demokritos
Aris Farao, University of Piraeus 
Giannis Chouchoulis, INQBIT
Fofy Setaki, OTE
Vaios Koumaras, INFOLYSiS
Vassilis Pitsilis, NCSR Demokritos

Workshop Scope:

The "Empowering 6G Networks" workshop, to be held at IEEE CAMAD 2024, is dedicated to exploring the vast potential of 6G technology and its impact on the future of communication. This workshop aims to serve as a crucible for innovative ideas, research findings, and discussions that will shape the trajectory of 6G development. The scope of this workshop encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, each pivotal to the realization of 6G's promise.

At the core of the workshop's scope is the advancement of research infrastructures. This includes the development of testbeds and simulation environments that mirror the complexity of real-world 6G scenarios. Such infrastructures are essential for validating the theoretical models and practical applications that will underpin 6G networks. They also provide a foundation for cross-disciplinary collaboration, bringing together experts in telecommunications, computer science, electrical engineering, and other fields to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Adaptive frameworks are another critical aspect of the workshop's focus. As 6G networks will need to be inherently flexible to accommodate a wide range of applications and services, these frameworks will explore how networks can self-organize, heal, and optimize themselves in response to dynamic conditions. This includes the use of AI and machine learning to predict and respond to network demands, as well as the development of algorithms that can dynamically allocate resources in real-time.

The global architectural evolution of networks is also a central theme. The workshop will delve into how 6G networks can be architected to ensure seamless global connectivity, supporting the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous systems, and smart cities. Discussions will cover the integration of terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks, the role of edge computing in reducing latency, and the use of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies to secure and manage network transactions.

Topics of Interest:

The "Empowering 6G Networks" workshop will focus on the latest advancements in 6G network research infrastructures, adaptive frameworks, and the evolution of global network architecture. This workshop will serve as a platform for discussing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the journey towards realizing the full potential of 6G networks.

Submissions are invited on topics including, but not limited to:

- Advanced 6G network infrastructure and design

- Adaptive frameworks for network scalability and flexibility

- Evolution of global network architecture in the context of 6G

- Integration of AI and machine learning in 6G networks

- Security, privacy, and trust in 6G networks

- Energy-efficient and sustainable 6G technologies

- Quantum communications and networking in 6G

- Satellite broadband and non-terrestrial networks in 6G

- Open RAN and its role in 6G development

- Digital twins and their application in 6G networks

- Brain-to-brain communication and its implications for 6G

- Industry 5.0 and its convergence with 6G networks

- Generative AI for Network Design and Management

- Neuro-Symbolic AI Integration in 6G Networks

- AI-driven Multi-Agent Communication for Collaborative 6G

- Advances in Explainable and Human-Centered AI in 6G Networks

- AI for Edge Computing

- Cognitive Radio Networks

- AI-Driven Resource Allocation
- IoT-Edge-Cloud Continuum in 6G Networks

- Technoeconomic Analysis and Assessment of 6G network options


Submission Guidelines:

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has not been previously published. Submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE conference template and submitted through the EDAS submission portal. Detailed instructions and submission deadlines will be provided on the IEEE CAMAD 2024 website.

Important Dates:

- Paper Submission Deadline: 30/6/2024

- Acceptance Notification: 15/7/2024

- Camera-Ready Submission: 22/7/2024

The workshop authors/presenters shall perform a full conference registration, while the participants shall perform 1-day registration if they are planning to attend workshops organised in the same day or a full conference registration for attending workshops organised in different days

The workshop is supported by:



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We look forward to your contributions and to an engaging and insightful workshop at IEEE CAMAD 2024.

For any inquiries, please contact the workshop co-chairs.