NWDCN 2021
the fourth international workshop on networking women in distributed computing and networks
(In conjunction with ICDCN 2021) 5th January, 2021 || Nara, Japan

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON NETWORKING WOMEN IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING AND NETWORKS (NWDCN)

With the gargantuan need for processing data at a low latency and negligible error but with a high rate, women engineers are enthusiastically working in the areas of distributed computing, wired and wireless networks and mobile computing. Over the past decade, wireless communication and mobile computing have become the most influential technologies in the evolution of new form of distributed computing. The eagerness to adopt 5G technology has put the limelight on distributed computing and networking. Additionally, advances in cloud computing has changed the world of computing by eliminating the requirement of owning large-scale servers by the organisations and shifting the computing tasks towards the data centres. The combination of new forms of networks and distributed computing have given rise of emerging areas like Internet of Things, Big Data management and analytics, Blockchain, 5G etc. Originated from RFID and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), the paradigm of IoT has been transforming every aspect of human life including healthcare, energy, transportation, manufacturing and entertainment. This workshop will consider the research works which have escalated this change in the computing world. The workshop will also highlight the applications which have been built on top of the modern distributed computing systems with particular focus on healthcare, transportation, smart city and green computing. The workshop will focus on networking the women researchers working in the emerging fields of (but not limited to):

  • ➢ Architecture and Networking of Distributed Computing
  • ➢ Mobile and Cloud Computing
  • ➢ Reliability, Security and Privacy in Networks and Distributed Systems
  • ➢ Scheduling and Resource Management
  • ➢ Internet of Things
  • ➢ Large Scale Complex Networks
  • ➢ Big Data Storage and I/O
  • ➢ Big-data Analytics and Machine Learning for Networks and Networked Systems
  • ➢ Blockchain
  • ➢ Applications and services in healthcare, transportation, smart city and entertainment
  • ➢ Green computing
  • ➢ 5G networks and technologies

CALL FOR PAPERS

Over the past decade, advances in wireless communication and mobile computing have led to the evolution of advanced form of distributed computing. Additionally, progress in cloud computing has changed the world of computing by eliminating the requirement of owning large-scale servers by the organizations and shifting the computing tasks towards the data centers. The combination of new forms of large scale complex networks and distributed computing have given rise of emerging areas like Internet of Things (IoT), Social Networks, Big Data management and analysis, green computing, 5G etc. Originated from RFID and wireless sensor networks (WSNs), the paradigm of IoT has been transforming every aspect of human life including healthcare, energy, transportation, manufacturing and entertainment. This workshop will consider the research works which have accelerated this change in the computing world. The workshop will also highlight the applications which have been built on top of the complex networks based on distributed computing systems with particular focus on healthcare, transportation, smart city, green computing and 5G. The workshop will focus on women participation in the research targeting the following (but not limited to) emerging fields:

  • Architecture and Networking of Distributed Computing
  • Mobile and Cloud Computing
  • Reliability, Security and Privacy in Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Scheduling and Resource Management
  • Internet of Things
  • Large Scale Complex Networks
  • Big Data Storage and I/O
  • Big-data Analytics and Machine Learning for Networks and Networked Systems
  • Blockchain
  • Applications and services in healthcare, transportation, smart city and entertainment
  • Green computing
  • 5G networks and technologies

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Paper length and format:
The workshop papers must be no more than 6 pages, including title, abstract, figures and references, and not published or under review elsewhere. Also, papers must be formatted with ACM conference proceedings template.
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

At least one author will be a woman.

Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop paper submission site at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdcn2021

Registration of accepted workshop papers
For each accepted workshop paper to appear in the ACM digital library, at least one author of the paper must register as a regular registrant even if he/she is a student, and the paper must be presented in the workshop by one of its authors.

PUBLICATION

All accepted workshop papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Opening of Workshop Papers for Acceptance
    15TH June 2020
  • Deadline for workshop paper submission
    09TH August 2020
    23RD August 2020
    15TH September 2020
  • Acceptance/Rejection of the Papers
    14TH September 2020
    28TH September 2020
    10TH October 2020.
  • Camera-Ready Papers Version Due
    20TH October 2020
    27TH October 2020
For further submission details and important deadlines please see: http://www.icdcn2021.net/workshops.html

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Workshop starts @ 12:20 – India (Standard Time), 15:50 – Japan (Standard Time)

Time (Indian ST) Agenda
12:20 – 12.25 Welcome message by Workshop Organising Chair (Prof. Nandini Mukherjee, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Jadavpur University, India)
12:25 – 12.30 Program briefing by Workshop Organising Chair (Dr Punyasha Chatterjee, School of Mobile Computing & Communication, Jadavpur University, India)
Session 1
Session 1 will be chaired by Prof Nabanita Das, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
12.30 – 13.15 Invited Talk by Prof. Basabi Chakraborty, Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
13.15 – 14.00 Invited Talk by Prof. Pinotti Maria Cristina, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Perugia, Italy
Session 2
14.00 – 14.15 Paper Presentation :
Title : “Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus over random graph processes”
Author: Pooja Vyavahare (Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, India)
14.15 – 14.30 Paper Presentation :
Title: “Who is Trying to Compromise Your SSH Server ? An Analysis of Authentication Logs and Detection of Bruteforce Attacks”
Author: Pratibha Khandait, Namrata Tiwari, Neminath Hubballi (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India)
 
14.30 – 14.50 Valedictory Session

invited talks


Prof. Basabi Chakraborty
Professor
Faculty of Software and Information Science
Iwate Prefectural University,
Japan
Prof. Pinotti Maria Cristina
Professor
Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
University of Perugia,
Italy
   
Title : Title :
Some New Proposals on Efficient Similarity Measures and Representation Technique for Time Series Classification what can we do with drones? Applications and optimization problems
   
Abstract : Abstract :

Time series classification (TSC) is becoming very important in the area of pattern recognition and machine learning with the increased availability of time series data in various spheres of natural and real life phenomena. TSC is a challenging problem as the traditional machine learning algorithms for static data are not quite suitable for processing ordered temporal data. Though varieties of approaches are currently developed including recently popular deep neural network models, traditional similarity based techniques for time series classification are still considered simple and computationally efficient. Efficient similarity measure to compare the time series for their classification and grouping is essential for this approach. Various similarity measures have been developed so far, none of them works the best for all real world applications. In this lecture, I would like to present our proposals of some new similarity measures and representation techniques developed in order to achieve higher classification accuracy as well as lesser computational cost. I would also like to discuss applications of the new measures in different real life problems of pattern recognition.

Recently, the rapid development of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, has highlighted a plethora of emergent applications such as infrastructure inspection, parcel delivery, smart agriculture, communications, and post-disaster recovery. In all these applications, UAVs coexist with ground Internet of Things (IoT) devices. For example, UAVs autonomously perform remote sensing relaying the collected data by the sensors, UAV may help in discovering plague-ridden trees in orchards, or UAVs can create temporary communication services. All provided services require efficient protocols where multiple objectives and constraints should be accounted for taking into consideration that UAVs have limited energy and limited range ofaction. UAVs can be a menace in some circumstances as well. In this talk, I will refer some recent results to which I have contributed, and more importantly I will list applications to explore.

Workshop Organizers

  • Prof. Nandini Mukherjee
    Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    Jadavpur Unievrsity,
    Kolkata, India
    Email: nmukherjee.cse@gmail.com
  • Dr. Punyasha Chatterjee
    School of Mobile Computing and Communication
    Jadavpur Unievrsity,
    Kolkata, India
    Email: punyasha.chatterjee@gmail.com

Potential Program Committee

  • Ljiljana Trajkovic
    Simon Fraser University
    Canada
  • Indrakshi Ray
    Colorado State University
    USA
  • Sanjukta Bhowmik
    University Of Nebraska
    Omaha
  • Amani Anwar Saad
    Arab Academy of Science and Technology
    Egypt
  • Pinotti Maria Cristina
    University of Perugia
    Italy
  • Hanaa Hachimi
    Ibn Tofail University-National School of Applied Sciences of Kenitra
    Morocco
  • Sarbani Roy
    Jadavpur University
    India
  • Chandreyee Chowdhury
    Jadavpur University
    India
  • Sudipta Chattopadhyay
    Jadavpur University
    India
  • Ankita Pramanik
    Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)
    India

Registration

Registration site for the author (Doc. Symp.) & audience has opened! Please go to the fowllowing link for workshop registration. http://www.icdcn2021.net/registration.html

Venue

The conference events will take place at the Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA, Nara, Japan.

Nara is the most historic and spiritual centre of Japan, where the first capital city was built over 1300 years ago. Close to Kyoto and Osaka and quickly accessible by train, Nara has World Heritage sites and well-preserved temples and shrines.

Venue Access

Past NWDCN

Here are the links to the past most recent workshops: