On behalf of the Organizing and Technical Program Committees, we are pleased to welcome you to the 22nd International Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2019), which is being held on 18-21 February 2019, in Paris, France.
ICIN, established in 1989, is praised for the richness of its social and technical networking, and is widely recognized for its continuous adaptation to emerging technical trends, attracting numerous quality contributions and relevant actors and players from Industry and Academia.
5G is becoming a reality in 2019 with first commercial cellular networks deployments throughout the world. Virtualization and Softwarization play a crucial role in 5G networks and open the door to a higher level of programmability, thus enabling the introduction of intelligence and autonomicity in communication networks. Following the ICIN 2018 conference dedicated to 5G, the ICIN 2019 edition is dedicated to the challenges related to the integration of the intelligence and orchestration in the operation of networks, supported by experimental validation and proof of concepts.
As such the main theme of ICIN 2019 is “Network AI and Zero-Touch Communication Systems”.
This year, the conference program combines novel approaches and advanced technical solutions, illustrated by validation and proofs of concepts. ICIN 2019 will feature a high-quality technical program along with an exciting social event, including:
We are delighted to organize ICIN 2019 in Paris, France’s capital city which has, needless to say, a lot to offer in various ways. The conference is being held in Espace Hammelin near the Champs Elysées at the heart of the city. We are looking forward to making your participation in ICIN 2019 a memorable experience, from both professional and personal perspectives.
We are grateful to the many people who have been deeply involved in ICIN 2019: first, we acknowledge the numerous contributions of authors who submitted papers and demos. Second, we thank the Organizing Committee members who committed their time and expertise to enable and manage different parts of the conference, the TPC members and reviewers who provided guidance in the topics of the event and allowed us to set up an excellent technical program, Noël Crespi and the IAB members for their continuous support and the workshop organizers who helped us complementing the conference technical program.
Our special thanks go all the members of the organizing committee: Kurt Tutschku for organizing tutorials, Bruno Chatras and Tobias Hossfeld for co-organizing workshops, Roberto Minerva and Jérémie Legay for the keynotes and the panel, Amina Boubendir and Francesco Tusa for the demos, Filip Idzikowski and Müge Sayit for taking care of the proceedings, Elia Kallas for reactively maintaining the website and, above all to Aziza Lounis, for her dedication in all aspects of the conference.
Last but not least, we are grateful to our patrons for their generosity: Huawei, Orange, Nokia, Gandi and Sorbonne University and, as well as the efficient support of our technical sponsors: IEEE ComSoc and ACM SIGMOBILE.
We are looking forward to meeting you in person here at ICIN 2019 to discuss the latest advances in intelligence in networks and associated challenges.
Welcome to Paris and enjoy ICIN 2019.