International  Workshop on



Cnet 2011


Call for Papers


September 9, 2011
San Francisco, USA


General Information

Cnet 2011 is the first  workshop at ITC  on   complex network theory  and its application to communication engineering. The concept is  arising from random graph theory and statistical physics and constitutes a very important, rapidly growing branch of modern teletraffic theory.
The workshop will   cover  all aspects of modeling, analysis,  and control of complex infrastructures ranging from purely theoretical achievements to practical applications regarding the design of next generation networks.
The objective is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners working in different disciplines to present  innovative theoretical results and  to illustrate recent development regarding modeling and analysis tools to detect complex structures  nd to control them in a decentralized or self-organized manner. Fresh ideas will be exchanged and  open problems and new directions will be discussed.
The workshop is co-located with the 23rd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 2011).


Cnet 2011 solicits novel unpublished material on modeling, analysis and control of complex networks  including (but not limited to) the following   topics:

  • Modeling and Analysis of Communication Infrastructures
    •  analysis of random graph models and multiplicative stochastic processes
    • percolation properties of equilibrium and growing networks
    • characterization, inference and evolution of topologies
    • robustness and vulnerability of network infrastructures
    • influence and  epidemic spreading in complex  networks
    • investigation of scalability properties
    • algebraic and graph-theoretical partitioning techniques and spectral optimization of modularity concepts
    • formation  of communities  and their algorithmic detection
  • Control of Complex Networks
    • emergence properties of real networks
    • control methods and algorithms for complex networks
    • synchronization in  complex networks
    • signaling and distributed control protocols
  •  Inference  and Design Algorithms for NGNs
    •  inference of complex network properties in deployed infrastructures
    • structural inference and  analysis of the  user behavior in social networks
    • immunization strategies for NGNs
    • tools supporting analysis, inference and   prediction of complex networks


Authors  should prepare a PDF version of their paper not exceeding 8 double-column pages in IEEE conference format with a font size not smaller than 10 points. They should submit the paper  electronically before the deadline via EDAS at URL:

Notification of acceptance will be send to the authors not later than July 1, 2010. In case of acceptance the final (Postscript or PDF)  version of the full  paper is due by July 24, 2010.

The registration deadline of the workshop  is set to July 24, 2010.

All accepted contributions will appear as full papers in the conference proceedings and require a registration of at least one co-author as workshop participant before  the   deadline.
It is planned to consider extended versions of the papers for publication in the journal ''Computer Communications''.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: May 1, 2011
  • Acceptance notification: July 1, 2011
  •  Final version: July 24, 2011
  •  Registration deadline: July 24,  2011
  • Workshop: September 9, 2011

Workshop Organization

Steering Committee

  • Piet Van Mieghem, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Udo Krieger, University of Bamberg, Germany

Local Organization

  • Christian Doerr, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Philipp Eittenberger, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Rob Kooij, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Fernando Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Huijuan Wang, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

For further details please check the workshop page of Cnet 2011  at