About ComNet’2020

The 8th IEEE International Conference on  Communications and Networking  IEEE ComNet’2020, together with a 6G Global Connectivity Summit,   is organized by MEDIATRON/SUP’COM and aims at bringing together ICT researchers from northern and southern countries to meet, and to exchange ideas and expertise on topics related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Machine Learning, Communications and Networking.

Important Dates

Paper submission (final extension):
October 10, 2019

Submission deadline: July 30, 2019

Notification of Acceptance:
December 18, 2019

Camera Ready Paper Submission:
January 10, 2020

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2020

Special  Session on Machine Learning & Blockchain for IoT



The Internet of Things (IoT) consists a number of devices such as vehicles, home appliances, industrial machinery, etc. that all together are forming networks of IoT devices. Typically, IoT devices operate using software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity in order to  connect, interact and exchange data with the network. Given that billions of such devices are expected to be deployed in the near future, an overwhelming amount of real-time stream data from IoT is expected giving rise to interesting novel ways of handling this data in terms of communicating, storing, processing. This is where machine learning and blockchain technologies can be used in IoT architecture.

This special session will focus on the latest developments from both academia and industry, with a particular emphasis on cutting-edge techniques in Machine Learning & Blockchain for IoT in real-world applications. The workshop aims to share knowledge and thoughts that will help shape the future directions of real-time stream data challenges of IoT.


Research Topics

You are kindly encouraged to contribute to our special session  Machine Learning & Blockchain for IoT and help shape the conference through submissions of your research abstracts and papers. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:


Blockchain for Internet of Things

Blockchain technologies in IoT environments
Blockchain architectures for IoT systems
Blockchain protocols for IoT systems
Blockchain software platforms for IoT applications
IoT data provenance and protection

security in IoT / edge computing
IoT data trust models and frameworks
IoT data trust platforms

machine learning / deep learning for IoT

Paper submission: Nov 10, 2019

Notice of acceptance: December 31, 2019

Camera ready: Jan 30, 2019


Session Chairs

Hamed Ahmadi, University of York, UK

Konstantinos Katzis, European University Cyprus, Cyprus


Paper submission link for invited papers is available here: Submit invited paper on EDAS.

Important Dates for Special Session

Paper submission: November 10, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: December 31, 2019

Camera ready: January 30, 2019


6G Global Connectivity Summit (1 day)

The summit will focus on exploring and identifying key challenges towards connectivity and potential AI-inspired applications calling for 6G. It will consist of high-profile invited speakers from leading research programs and initiatives around the world including research institutes, operators, manufacturers and leading academics.

6G Global Connectivity Summit


Conference (2 and half days)

The conference will focus on advances in big data and artificial intelligence applied to networks in general (telecoms, energy, transport, finance, commerce).

Authors are solicited to contribute to this conference by submitting original articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances.



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