The 2018 International Workshop on Content Caching and Delivery in Wireless Networks (CCDWN) 2018


Call for Papers

Future and emerging wireless networks will pose extreme communication requirements such as very high throughput rates and very low latency, particularly in QoE sensitive applications such as multimedia content delivery. Currently, operators are striving to reduce the investment and maintenance costs for cellular systems. In this context, caching has been proposed as a technique that has the potential to reduce backhaul network traffic and improve content latency for the wireless user. Especially in 5G, caching is proposed as one of the most promising new technologies. The Content Caching and Delivery in Wireless Networks (CCDWN) workshop focuses on techniques that aim to achieve efficient content delivery to the end user in order to meet the stringent quality requirements of 5G wireless. The idea is to bring together experts in the field and discuss ways in which content caching, sharing and prefetching can play a leading role in future wireless networks.
Indicative research topics of high interest include but are not limited to:

  • Caching architectures e.g. Femto-Caching
  • Memory management, content prefetching and recommendation
  • Content placement, replication and delivery
  • Big Data Caching Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Caching in the datacentre
  • Coded Caching and related Information Theory aspects
  • 5G and Caching (IoT, D2D, edge computing)
  • Network economics caching issues
  • Interplay of Caching with wireless communications (PHY and MAC)
  • Green Caching
  • Content Delivery Networks and ICN
  • Stochastic cache models, scaling laws
  • Distributed and adaptive algorithms in CDNs/ICNs

This workshop aims to bring together people from different communities, including networking, communications, computer science, operation research, machine learning, and information theory to shed light on the latest developments in the field.
To maximize interaction and visibility, CCDWN 18 will be co-located with WiOpt 2018 and will take place on May 7, 2018, in Shanghai, China. The workshop is considered an integral part of the WiOpt 2018 symposium. All CCDWN papers will be published in the same set of proceedings as the main conference and will be made available on the IEEE Xplore. Publication at this workshop is not intended to preclude later publication of an extended version of the paper. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to present his/her paper at the workshop.

Important Dates

Paper submissions: January 31, 2018   February 18, 2018
Paper acceptance notifications: March 15, 2018
Camera-ready deadline: March 30, 2018
Workshop Date: May 7, 2018

Keynote speakers

Prof Meixia Tao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Prof Edmund Yeh (Northeastern University, USA)

TPC chairs-Organizers

Anastasios Giovanidis
CNRS & Sorbonne University, France
Stratis Ioannidis
Northeastern Univ., USA
Vasilis Sourlas

Steering Committee

Georgios Paschos (Huawei Technologies, France Research Center)
Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA)
Spyros Vassilaras (Huawei Technologies, France Research Center)

TPC members

Onur Ascigil (University College London, UK)
Konstantin Avrachenkov (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Ejder Bastug (MIT & CentraleSupélec, France)
Giovanna Carofiglio (Cisco Systems, France)
Ying Cui (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China)
Mostafa Dehghan (Univ. Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
Alexandros Dimakis (Univ. Texas at Austin, USA)
Petros Elia (EURECOM, France)
Nicolas Gast (INRIA Grenoble, France)
Deniz Gündüz (Imperial College London, UK)
Longbo Huang (Tsinghua Univ., China)
George Iosifidis (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Emilio Leonardi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Jian Li (Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)
Derya Malak (MIT, USA)
Daniel Menasché(Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Giovanni Neglia (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Urs Niesen (Qualcomm Research, USA)
Georgios Paschos (Huawei Technologies, France)
Konstantinos Poularakis (Yale Univ., USA)
Ioannis Psaras (University College London, UK)
Philippe Robert (INRIA Paris, France)
Theodoros Salonidis (IBM Research, USA)
Vijay Subramanian (University of Michigan, USA)
Srinivas Shakkottai (Texas A&M Univ., USA)
Ramesh Sitaraman (Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos (EURECOM, France)
Spyridon Vassilaras (Huawei Technologies, France)
Cedric Westphal (Huawei Innovation Center & Univ. California Santa Cruz, USA)

Submission Guidelines

A submission must be no greater than 6 pages in length including all figures, tables, references, appendices, etc., and must be a PDF file of less than 10MB in size. The review process is single-blind. Follow the same formatting guidelines as the WiOpt symposium. See the Paper Submission guidelines site ( Submissions that deviate from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration. Use the paper submission site to submit your paper by 23:59 pm Central European Time (CET), February 18, 2018.

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