IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
13–15 September 2022 // Arlington, Virginia, USA

Call for Papers

The IEEE International CQR (Communications Quality and Reliability) Workshop is held annually with the purpose of bringing together industry and academic experts to present and discuss communications quality, reliability and security issues as they relate to real world issues. The output from the workshops adds to the community’s body of knowledge and serves to inform, to help form opinion, and to assist in the development of best practice and relevant standards.

Continuing the tradition of this series of workshops, CQR 2022 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the areas listed below.

You are invited to submit a paper or poster describing innovative research results, problem solutions, experiences, and new challenges related to various aspects of QoS and Reliability for the following networks/services, but are not limited to:

  • Grid and Distributed Cloud Computing
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Data Center Networks
  • Information-Centric Networking
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 5G/Beyond 5G Mobile Networks
  • Network Slicing
  • Edge/Fog Computing
  • MIMO Communications
  • Robotics
  • Application of Data Analytics
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security and Availability
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Resource Allocation and Management
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Impact of Security on QoE
  • Scheduling and Buffer Management
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Machine Learning for Networking
  • ML-based Operations

For additional information on this CFP, please contact Technical Program Co-Chairs.

Please note that, CQR2022 has two programs: Technical and Strategic. This Call for Papers covers the Technical Program only. For more information on the Strategic Program, please visit the CQR2022 website or contact the General Program Chairs.

Paper Submission Guidelines

We invite two types of submissions, regular papers and poster presentations. Papers must describe original work, and be 4-6 two-column, single-spaced pages, including references. Accepted papers will be presented orally by one of the authors at the workshop. Posters describe work in progress and can be up to ISO A0 or ANSI E size. Accepted posters will be presented in poster sessions during the workshop. Papers must be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings.  Paper submission must be made via EDAS.

Papers accepted for CQR 2022 will be included in the Workshop Proceedings and IEEE Xplore with the exception that IEEE reserves the right to exclude any paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.  In the event the conference cannot be in person or certain regions cannot travel to the conference venue due to, for example, a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference organizers will revisit the in-person presentation requirements.

Paper Publication Instructions

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CQR 2022 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Here is important information about your reviews and the camera-ready submission. Please follow all steps carefully.

  • The deadline to submit your final manuscripts is 1 August 2022. Your timely submission of the final manuscript revised in accordance with the reviewer’s comments and formatted according to the guidelines is very important.
  • To be published in the IEEE CQR Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate (not a student rate).
  • The Paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference.

Instructions for Camera-Ready Submission

  1. Update your manuscript according to the reviewer’s comments. Please carefully proofread your paper.
  2. Verify that your paper follows IEEE manuscript template. Papers should be 4-6 two-column, single-spaced pages, and formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings. Templates can be downloaded from the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings page.  Please remove all page numbers from your manuscript.
  3. Your camera-ready paper should be converted into a PDF file and verified for Xplore compliance by IEEE PDF Xplore Plus. Please visit our conference’s PDF express site and follow these steps:
    • Log in to IEEE PDF eXpress
    • First-time users should do the following:
      1. Select the “New Users – Click Here” link
      2. Enter the following:
        • Conference Record Number: 54764
        • PDF eXpress Site ID: 54764X
        • your email address
        • a password
      3. Continue to enter information as prompted.
        • An online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup. Previous users of PDF eXpress or IEEE PDF express Plus need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that the contact information is valid.
  4. Copyright: all accepted papers must be accompanied with an IEEE Copyright Form, which you can submit through EDAS. We are using the IEEE eCopyright function (ECF), where authors are redirected to an IEEE website and fill in the IEEE copyright form on the web. Thus, authors do not have to print, fill out and upload copyright forms manually.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 13 June 2022 03 June 2022
Notification of Acceptance to Authors: 13 July 2022
Camera-ready Paper and Registration: 01 August 2022
Welcome Reception: 12 September 2022
CQR2022 Workshop: 13 – 15 September 2022
Broadband Workshop: TBD

General Program Chairs

Peter Thermos, Palindrome Technologies, USA
Vijay K. Gurbani, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA and Vail Systems, Inc., USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Eric Burger, Georgetown University, USA
Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Tokushima University, Japan

CQR Technical Committee Home Page