Paper Submission 


The motto for WTC2014 will be:

Telecommunications: Enabling Infrastructure for the Future

Telecommunications is the major enabler of new ways of working in the 21st Century. There have been dramatic changes in network architecture and service capabilities over the past 20 years in response to new needs and applications.

The World Telecommunications Congress brings together leading experts from industry, academia and government to map out the future requirements for telecommunications technologies, applications and policy.

The World Telecommunications Congress builds on the traditions of quality, timeliness and open interaction from its origins in the ISS (International Switching Symposium) and ISSLS (International Symposium on Services and Local Access).

You are cordially invited to submit papers to WTC 2014, to be held in Berlin.
Topics of particular relevance for papers include, but are not limited to the following:


Conference Topics

A. Network and Technology Development

Network Architectures for core, aggregation and access
Future Internet
Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Software Defined Networking (SDN)
New air interface technologies and Cloud RAN
Small Cells and Hetherogeneous Network
Mobile ad-hoc, mesh and sensor networks
Optical networks for access, metro and core networks
self-x and autonomic networking
Quality of Service and traffic control
Data and network security

B. Applications & Services

Service development & deployment
Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communication
Ambient-assisted living networking solutions and services
Cloud / Grid computing
Fixed-Mobile convergence
Content distribution networks (CDN)
Social networking and multimedia services
Immersive communications platforms
Gaming architectures
Smart Grid / Smart Cities
• Digital information preservation and retrieval
Emergency Telecommunication / Desaster Relief

C. Emerging Business Models

Economics of new generation services
Smart-Government, Smart-Health, Smart-Learning
Closed loop health care
Vertical applications in different business areas

D. Regulatory and Policy Issues

Telecommunications as a productivity enabler
Bridging the Digital Divide
Network neutrality
Privacy & personal security
Spectrum Issues and the Digital Dividend
Next-Generation Voice Regulation
Standardisation strategy

E. Green and Sustainability

Green Telecoms, Technologies, Architecture
Energy Efficient Network Architecture
Breakthrough Technologies for Energy Efficient Network
ICT Business Models for Energy Reduction
Efficient Use of ICT for Ecological and Sustainable Society

F. Other Telecommunications-related Issues


Submissions and Selection Criteria

Authors are invited to submit either full papers or short papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing a novel aspect of the topic. All papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Papers must be submitted electronically via EDAS (

All submissions must conform to the templates available on the conference website. Full papers may be no longer than 6 pages. Short papers are mainly intended for work in progress or industry contributions. They should be no longer than 3 pages and should provide a succinct summary of the author’s contribution.

Submissions will be assessed on the basis of quality, novelty and relevance to the conference themes. Acceptance of a paper and publication in the proceedings is conditional on at least one author registering at the full rate and presenting the paper at the conference.


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