20-22 November 2013, Christchurch, New Zealand

Best Paper Award: "Optimum Power Allocation for Sensor Networks that Perform Object Classification" by Gholamreza Alirezaei (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); Rudolf Mathar (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)


The online payment of registration fees by credit cards is available at the ITC SSEEGN 22 website. Please remember to select ATNAC as the conference.

Draft Conference program is now available.

Submission of final versions of accepted papers

ATNAC 2013 is technically sponsored by IEEE Communications Society. The papers will be archived in the IEEE Xplore digital Library.

Presentation guidelines for our conference are now available to authors - please follow this link.

ATNAC 2013 will be held in conjunction with the 22 International Teletraffic Congress Specialist Seminar on Energy-Efficient and Green Networking (22 ITC SSEEGN)

Keynote Speakers

Professor Franco Davoli, (Bio and Keynote), (Presentation Slides), Laboratory of Telecommunications Networks and Telematics, University of Genoa, Italy, will talk on "Green Networking and Network Programmability: a Paradigm for the Future Internet?"

Dr Iain Collings, (Bio and Keynote), (Presentation Slides), Research Director, Wireless and Networking Technologies Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre, Sydney, Australia, will talk on "Energy Efficient Cooperative Wireless Networks."

Professor Abbas Jamalipour, (Bio and Keynote), (Presentation Slides), University of Sydney, Australia, will talk on "Wireless Distributed Networks for Cloud Communications."

Mr Prasan de Silva, (Bio and Keynote), (Presentation Slides), Telecom New Zealand, will talk on "The Evolution to LTE-B: Developments in 3GPP Release 12."

Dr Murray Milner, (Bio and Keynote), (Presentation Slides), Milner Consulting, will talk on "The Health Intranet of Things."

Professor Neville Watson, (Bio and Keynote), (Presentation Slides), University of Canterbury (website), will talk on "Smart Grids and the Future Electrical Network: Towards a Smarter, More Reliable and Resilient Power System"


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Fiedler, Head of the Communication and Computer Systems Research Laboratory, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, together with PhD student Selim Ickin will present a tutorial on "Quality of Experience versus energy consumption from the user's point of view"

Software Tool Demonstrations

Demos of software tools for studying telecommunication networks will be presented during a special session of the conference. Details can be found here.


Important Dates
Proposals for Special Sessions Deadline : 1st May 2013
Full Paper Submission Deadline : 24th June 2013
Paper Acceptance Notification : 9th August 2013
Final Paper Submission Deadline : 15th September 2013 (Extended)
Early bird registration deadline : 1st October 2013 (Newer deadline)
(Following this deadline change, for any payment at the higher rate made before the 1st October 2013 will be reimbursed the difference between the higher rate and the lower rate during the conference.)

ATNAC will include a conference best paper award and best paper authors will be invited to provide a paper to the 2014 special issue of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

(Submission of applications to student grants-in-aid has been CLOSED)


With the increasing number of emerging robust networks, the challenge to design new networking protocols and techniques are never ending. With the imminent deployment of 4G and other emerging technologies, the demand for better service and quality has never been greater. ATNAC has been the international forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss topics related to advanced telecommunication network technologies, services and applications. Novel contributions are presented in the form of keynote speeches by international experts, peer-reviewed technical papers, and posters. ATNAC 2013 seeks to address and capture highly innovative and state-of-the-art research from academia, communications industry and standardization bodies.

ATNAC is an international conference for the presentation of research outcomes covering timely and relevant aspects concerning optical, wired and wireless telecommunication networks and applications. Contributions are welcome on all advanced research and particularly (but not limited to) on the following topics:

  • Networks and Management
  • Internet Technologies
  • IPv6 Mobility and Vehicular Networks
  • Mobile Cellular and Wireless Networks
  • Network-Based Applications
  • Optical Communications
  • Wireless Sensor Networks


Topic Descriptions

Networks and Management


  • General topics related to networks and applications
  • Broadband Network Management
  • Regional and Remote Networks
  • Next generation network regulation
  • Communication technology fundamentals


Internet Technologies

In the current and the envisioned future Internet, a variety of new technologies and applications is emerging. New networking architectures and design concepts are to be developed which consider interactions with the real world, as well as emerging issues like socio-economic aspects. A holistic view is necessary which takes into account the network of the Future, the Internet of services, media and enterprise Internet, but also the Internet of Things. However, there are still significant challenges for the theoretical understanding and on the deployment of Internet technologies.

The goal of the Internet technology track is to bring together people from academia and industry and to stimulate discussions on future Internet applications and future wireline and wireless Internet architectures to accelerate their development. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging Technologies:
    • Virtualization technology and programmability of FI elements
    • Service-oriented architectures and service composition
    • Future Internet routing schemes or transport concepts
    • IPv6 and its derivatives
    • Economic Traffic Management
    • Mesh networks, ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, femtocells
    • Self-configuring and self-optimizing cellular networks
    • Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio
  • Emerging Applications:
    • Content-centric networks
    • Social networks
    • Multilevel and location-aware mobile services
    • Cloud computing
    • Software as a service
    • Grid computing
    • Peer-to-peer networks and overlays
    • Multimedia support e.g. vehicle-2-X communications
    • Internet governance
  • Emerging Issues:
    • Network application awareness
    • Network management systems and control plane
    • Coarse-grained QoS solutions for scalable Future Internet services
    • Quality of Experience
    • Support of mobility of devices, users, sessions, networks, and services
    • Security and privacy mechanism
    • Flexibility to realize new innovations


IPv6 mobility and vehicular networks


  • Mobility management and topology control
  • Location-based services and positioning
  • Micro and macro-mobility
  • Mobility, location and handoff management
  • Mobile and wireless IPv6
  • IPv6 security
  • Wireless broadband mobile access
  • ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Wireless multicasting
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Topology control in wireless networks
  • Physical and MAC layer issues
  • IPv6 GeoNetworking
  • Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular networks and cognitive networks
  • Security issues for vehicular and cognitive networks


Mobile  & Wireless Networks

The field of mobile and wireless networks is a rapidly evolving area. Recent advances in technologies for emerging mobile and wireless networks, including mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, B3G/4G cellular networks, among others, have the potential to enable many new mobile and wireless services and applications that can profoundly impact our lives in positive ways.

The goal of this track is to provide a forum for the presentation of new advances, ideas, and solutions from theoretical, experimental, and applied research to address specific new challenges and emerging issues concerned with this field. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless access and routing protocols
  • Cross-layer design optimisation
  • Nature and bio-inspired approaches to networking
  • Network-based mobile positioning and tracking systems
  • Cognitive and cooperative principles for networking
  • Inter-working, integration, and convergence issues
  • Mobile social and ambient networks
  • Mobile and fixed wireless broadband access networks
  • QoS provisioning and resource management
  • Terminal and network mobility
  • Traffic engineering, congestion and admission control
  • Techno-economic analysis and business models for emerging networks
  • Novel network-enabled applications and services
  • Networking standards and regulations
  • Security and privacy issues

Network-Based Applications

Network-Based Applications are a fast growing area for network services.

The goal of this track is to provide a forum for the presentation of new advances, ideas, and solutions from theoretical, experimental, and applied research to address specific new challenges and emerging issues concerned with this field. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Network-Based Applications

Optical Communications

Optical communication technologies will continue to be increasingly important in supporting the future Internet's expected scaling requirements of billions of users, their IT needs and aggregated huge bandwidths. Over the last two decades, optical communication technologies have increased the transmission capacity per fiber by several orders of magnitude, achieving Tbit/s transmissions. If the data traffic continues to increase at the current progressional rates, a further increase in the transmission capacity of several orders of magnitude will be needed over the coming decades. This implies that future optical systems and networks should be able to support capacities well over Peta bit/s. However, the current technologies have already begun to reveal several fundamental limits; the electronic speed limit, the Shannon and quantum limit, and the IP bottleneck. The future technologies must overcome these limits ensuring sustainable growth of network traffic. The optical communications theme aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of significant progress of research, development and applications of cutting-edge technologies in optical communication devices, subsystems, systems and networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Next Generation Broadband Access Networks, Subsystems and Systems
    • Optical Ethernet, EPON/GPON, 10Gb/s Ethernet, 100Gb/s Ethernet
    • WDM Access Networks, WDM-PON
    • Wired/wireless convergence, Telecom/broadcast convergence, IPTV
    • Hybrid optical-wireless access networks, Radio-over-fiber
    • Higher order modulations and OFDM in optical access networks
    • Fiber-to-the-Home/Fiber-to-the-Curve (FTTH/FTTC)
    • Grid/cloud computing over optical networks
  • Next Generation Optical Networks, Subsystems and Systems
    • Optical core network architecture, design, control, and management
    • Optical cross-connect/add-drop multiplexers, ROADM, and switching subsystems
    • Optical packet/burst/flow switching networks and subsystems
    • Large capacity optical transmission, WDM, OTDM
    • OFDM, higher order modulations and advanced modulation formats in photonics
    • Impairments mitigations and performance monitoring techniques
    • Digital signal processing in photonics systems
    • Free Space optical communications
  • Optical Fiber, Components, and Devices
    • Fiber design, characterization, fabrication, installation,, and maintenance
    • Photonics Crystal fibers
    • Polymer/non-silica fibers
    • Optical active device and modules
    • Optical passive device and modules
    • Fiber Bragg grating, fiber lasers/amplifiers, MUX/DEMUX, and demodulators
    • Silicon photonics
    • Optical MEM

Wireless Sensor Networks

The field of wireless sensor networks is now getting more and more mature, but new design concepts, experimental and theoretical findings, and applications continue to emerge at a rapid pace. Furthermore, there are still significant challenges for the theoretical understanding and practical application of sensor networks.

The goal of the sensor networking track is to bring together people from academia and industry who have interest in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. We seek papers describing original, previously unpublished research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Networking protocols: MAC, routing, transport, next generation
  • Cooperative communication approaches
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Broadcasting, multicasting, geocasting
  • Quality-of-service, reliability and fault tolerance, coverage and connectivity
  • Security
  • Supplementary services: localization, time synchronization
  • Body sensor networks
  • Operating Systems and Software
  • Middleware and Macroprogramming
  • Information and query processing
  • Prototypes, field experiments, testbeds
  • Theoretical limits, network scaling
  • Novel applications