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Regular Submissions

Abstract registration deadline April 24 May 8th, 2018 (AoE)
Full paper submission deadline May 1 May15th, 2018 (AoE)
Paper submission website: Submission Website


Electronic paper submission should not exceed 8 double-column IEEE format pages, including figures and references. An abstract of up to 250 words must be included. Papers should be formatted as close as possible to the final format - double column, single-spaced, and Times or equivalent font of minimum, 10pt size. The acceptable format is PDF only. Any other file format and manuscripts received in hard-copy form will not be processed.
Please use IEEE Formats for paper formatting.


NOCS 2018 utilizes a blind review process. When preparing your manuscript, do not include any information which could reveal the identity of the authors. The title section of your manuscript should not contain any author, affiliation status, email addresses, or contact information. In the body of the submission you should reference any of your prior work only if absolutely necessary and as a third party reference, e.g., "we improve the work reported in [x] by ...". We need your cooperation in our effort to maintain a fair blind review process.

Special Session Submissions

Important Dates

Special Session proposals due May 1st, 2018 (AoE)
Acceptance notification May 15th, 2018 (AoE)
Camera-Ready Paper deadline June 15th, 2018 (AoE)

Aim and Guidelines

The aim of the special sessions is to provide a complementary flavor and novel perspectives to the regular sessions and can take the form of (1) Panels discussing visionary and/or controversial issues, (2) Hot-Topic Sessions, dealing with the introduction and discussion of new R&D problems, and (3) Tutorial Sessions, addressing trends in the technical domains that are of interest to the conference participants. Topics that introduce new directions and paradigms relevant to the NOCS community are highly encouraged. Special Session proposals should consist of an extended summary of up to 1500 words as a PDF file, describing the session content and format. Proposals should include:

  • Title of the special session
  • Rationale of the need for the special session at NOCS. The rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and/or its multidisciplinary flavor, and must explain how it is different from the subjects covered by the regular sessions
  • Short biography of the organizers
  • List of three (3) contributed presentations (including titles, presenters, contact information of the corresponding presenter, and an abstract of each contribution).
  • For panel or tutorial session proposals, list three to five panelists/speakers and their area of expertise.

All proposals will be evaluated in terms of their novelty, quality and technical/scientific contribution. Sessions strengthening and/or extending the conference program in new directions will be prioritized. The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse proposals in the event of logistic constraints. Proposals must be sent via e-mail (either pdf or ascii text) to Prof. Maurizio Palesi and Prof. Amlan Ganguly at the following addresses: