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The 13th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC 2018)

July 13-15, 2018 | Gran Canaria, Spain |

Future Networks and Communications (FNC) research effort will help achieving a major promise of the emerging technologies such as, ubiquitous access to broadband, supporting vital applications in our daily lives such as health, energy consumption, environment transport, entertainment or education. The scope of FNC is the development of energy-efficient future network infrastructures that support the convergence and interoperability of heterogeneous mobile, wired and wireless broadband network technologies as enablers of the future Internet. This includes but not limited to ubiquitous fast broadband access and ultra-high speed end-to-end optical connectivity, supporting open services and innovative ambient applications. Scope also embraces novel and evolutionary approaches to tackle network architectures, taking due consideration of users and societal needs for success.

Important Dates

  • Workshop Proposal Due: February 10, 2018
  • Paper Submission Due: March 22, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: May 15, 2018
  • Final Manuscript Due: June 15, 2018


All FNC 2018 accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Science is hosted by Elsevier on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus ( and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index ( All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( Moreover, all accepted papers will be indexed in DBLP ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the following special issues:

FNC 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC

FNC 2018 is co-organized & co-hosted by the University of University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. FNC 2018 will be held in Gran Canaria, Spain. Gran Canaria originally meaning "Great [Island] of Dogs" is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands, an African archipelago which is part of Spain, with a population of 847,830 (in 2015) that constitutes approximately 40% of the population of the archipelago. Located in the Atlantic Ocean about 150 kilometres (93 mi) off the northwestern coast of Africa and about 1,350 km (840 mi) from Europe. With an area of 1,560 km2 (602 sq. mi) and an altitude of 1,956 m (6,417 ft) at the Pico de las Nieves, Gran Canaria is the third largest island of the archipelago in both area and altitude.


General Chair

  • Ladislav Hluchy, Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Program Chairs

  • Hossam Hassanein, Queens University, Canada
  • Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB Hasselt University, Belgium

Local Chair

  • Javier Sanchez Medina, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Advisory Committee

  • Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada
  • Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
  • Roch Glitho, Concordia University, Canada
  • Zygmunt J. Haas, Cornell University, USA
  • Philippe Martins, Telecom Paris Tech, France
  • Peter Sloot, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
  • David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
  • Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Workshops Chair

  • Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA

International Journals Chair

  • Salvatore Cuomo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Publicity Chairs

  • Wim Ectors, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Monika Davidekova, Comenius University, Slovak Republi

Technical Program Committee