The Third International Symposium
on Ubiquitous Networking

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Information Centric Networking for 5G


5G design and implementation will not involve only new radio/wireless enabling technologies, but will also introduce many network architecture revolutions with intelligent network functions and protocols. The substantial growth of mobile devices are generating a huge amount of mobile multimedia traffic necessitates emerging of 5G.

It is widely accepted that video content delivery and emerging Internet of Things (IoT) services are the main killer applications in 5G. Hence, supporting unpredictable network traffic profiles with strict QoS/QoE constraints remains a crucial challenge faced when designing 5G networks. Moreover, the content centric nature of recent mobile network applications needs to take advantage of the benefits offered by Information Centric Network (ICN) to seamlessly deliver heterogeneous types of data over the end-to-end 5G network infrastructure.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original contributions covering completed or ongoing work related to the area of Information Centric Networking for 5G. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • ICN enabled mobile video delivery;
  • ICN-based cross-layer content/network optimizations;
  • Content caching in 5G networks;
  • ICN-enabled 5G Network Architectures;
  • ICN and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) /Mobile Edge Cloud /Fog Computing;
  • User QoE in ICN • Analytics for ICN decision in 5G;
  • ICN for delivering radio access convergence;
  • ICN for 5G Core Network Services;
  • ICN schemes for Device-to-device (D2D);
  • ICN for IoT/M2M/MTC in 5G;
  • Security issues of ICN for 5G;
  • User/content mobility in ICN.


All accepted and presented papers delivered at UNet 2017 will be published as part of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). They will also be submitted to appear in SpringerLink, Scopus, ISI, DBLP and other leading indexing services.

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers with unpublished material and not currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts should not exceed 12 LNCS formatted pages, including figures, tables, and references. All submitted papers must conform to the LNCS Formatting Guidelines. Authors are invited to use either the LNCS Latex template or MS Word Template available via this Link.

If you have any questions about paper submissions or the program, please contact us at or contact any of the Program Chairs at .

Submissions must be done via EDAS using the "SS1: ICN for 5G" link. Submit now

Important dates

Submission deadline March 10, 2017
Acceptance notification March 20, 2017
Camera-ready submission April 05, 2017
Early-bird registration April 05, 2017
Conference date May 09-12, 2017

Special Session Chair

Prof. Halima Elbiaze received the Master degree from University of Versailles, France, in 1998, and the Phd from University of Versailles, in March 2002. She is a professor at Université du Québec à Montréal since June 2003. In 2005, Dr. Elbiaze received the Canada Foundation for Innovation Award to build her IP over the DWDM network Laboratory. Her research interests include optical networks, performance evaluation, traffic engineering, wireless networks, and next generation IP networks. She is the author or coauthor of many journal and conference papers. Her research interests include network performance evaluation, traffic engineering, and quality of service management in optical and wireless networks. She is member of IEEE and OSA.

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