Conference Schedule





Wednesday, 3 January 2018

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Intelligent Transportation Systems
(ITS) Workshop

Indian Affairs

Wild and Crazy Ideas on the Interplay between IoT and BigData (WACI)

SIGMA HALL 1,2,3

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Tea Break

ITS Workshop

WACI Workshop

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

ITS Workshop

WACI Workshop

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Tea Break

ITS Workshop

WACI Workshop

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Research Café: Industry perspectives
Participating Organizations: CISCO, TCS, Qualcomm

Venue: Indian Affair

7:15 PM onwards

COMSNETS Welcome Reception

Venue: The Pool Side

Chancery Pavilion Hotel, Residency Road, Bangalore

Thursday, 4 January 2018

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

COMSNETS 2018 Inauguration and Opening Remarks
General Co-Chairs
TPC Co-Chairs
Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Tulika Pandey (MeitY, Government of India)

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

COMSNETS KEYNOTE TALK

Speaker: Prof. Lixia Zhang

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

Venue: Grand Ball Room (GBR)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Tea Break @ GBR

Demo Spotlight talks @ GBR

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Paper Sessions

Session T1-1
Network Protocols and Applications (INV)

GBR

Session T2-1
Heterogeneous networks (HetNets)

GBR

Demos and Exhibits

ESQUIRE Hall
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break @ Pool Side, Indian Affairs, Amnesia

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Poster Session @ Pool Side

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Paper Sessions

Graduate Forum

GBR

Session T1-2
Mobile Sensing (MSens)

GBR

Demos and Exhibits

ESQUIRE Hall
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Tea Break @ Pool Side, Indian Affairs, Amnesia, GBR

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Paper Sessions

Graduate Forum

GBR

Session T2-2
Online Social Networks (OSN)

GBR

Demos and Exhibits

ESQUIRE Hall
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
COMSNETS Panel Discussion - 1
Topic: Connected and Self-Driving Cars in India: Will They Ever Work?

Location: GBR

Friday, 5 January 2018

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

COMSNETS KEYNOTE TALK

Speaker: Prof. Krishna Gummadi

Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), Germany

Venue: GBR

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Tea Break

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Paper Session

Session T1-3
Traffic analysis and engineering (TE)

GBR

Session T2-3
Physical Layer Communication (PLC)

GBR

Demos and Exhibits

ESQUIRE Hall

Mobile India

SIGMA Hall
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break @ Pool Side, Indian Affairs, Amnesia

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Poster Session @ Pool Side

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Paper Session

Session T1-4
5G and wireless broadband networks (5GN)

GBR

Session T2-4
Wireless and sensor networks (WSN)

GBR

Demos and Exhibits

ESQUIRE Hall

Mobile India

SIGMA Hall
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Tea Break @ Pool Side, Indian Affairs, Amnesia

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Paper Session

Session T1-5
Wireless and vehicular networks

GBR

Demos and Exhibits

ESQUIRE Hall

Mobile India

SIGMA Hall
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
COMSNETS Panel Discussion - 2
Topic: Networking Research is Dead. Long live Networking Research!

Location: GBR

6:45 PM onwards

COMSNETS Banquet

Banquet Speakers:
VC Gopalratnam, Cisco
K. Ananth Krishnan, TCS
Tulika Pandey, MeitY, Government of India



COMSNETS 2018 Award Ceremony:

Best Papers, Best Posters, Best Graduate Forum

Book Launch: "Enterprise Digitization Patterns" Authored by
Srikanth Narasimhan, Distinguished IT Engineer, Cisco
Jagadish Chundury, Technical Architect, Cisco Systems


Cocktails and Dinner: 7:45 PM onwards

Photograph Session with the Committee Members and Volunteers
Handing over the Baton to the 2019 Committee

Location: GBR, Chancery Pavilion Hotel, Bangalore

Saturday, 6 January 2018

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

COMSNETS KEYNOTE TALK

Speaker: Dr. Dhananjay Gore

Qualcomm Research, India

Venue: GBR

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Tea Break @ Pool side

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Paper Session

Session T1-6
Network Protocols and Applications (NPA)

GBR

Session T2-6
5G and Wireless Broadband Networks (5GN)

GBR
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break @ Pool Side, India Affairs, Amnesia

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Paper Session

Session T1-7
Mobile Sensing (MSens)

GBR

Session T2-7
Internet of Things (IoT)

GBR
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Tea Break @ Pool Side

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Paper Session

Session T1-8
Network security and privacy (S&P)

GBR

Session T2-8
Smart Energy System (SES)

GBR
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
COMSNETS Panel Discussion - 3
Topic: Connecting the Next Trillion: The Future of Wireless at a Crossroads

Location: GBR

COMSNETS Mentor-Mentee Handshake

(Students/Young Engineers/Researchers meet Global Gurus)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: GBR

MAIN CONFERENCE CLOSURE

Sunday, 7 January 2018

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Social Networking

SIGMA HALL 1, 2, 3

NetHealth Workshop

Indian Affairs

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Tea Break: Pool Side

Social Networking Workshop

NetHealth Workshop

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break: Pool Side

Social Networking Workshop

NetHealth Workshop

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tea Break: Pool Side

Social Networking Workshop

NetHealth Workshop

COMSNETS CONFERENCE & WORKSHOPS CLOSURE

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