IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
14-17 May 2018 – Austin, Texas, USA

Call for Papers



Important Dates:

February 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

April 10, 2018

May 15-17, 2018


Paper submission deadline-extended

Notification of acceptance to authors

Camera-ready paper and registration

CQR 2018 Workshop

The IEEE CQR International 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, help form opinion, and to assist in the development of best practice and relevant standards.

Continuing the tradition of this series of workshops, CQR 2018 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 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 Networks
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Networks



  • Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • 5G Mobile Networks
  • Network Slicing
  • Edge/Fog Computing
  • MIMO Communications
  • Robotics
The topics of interest include:

  • Application of Data Analytics
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment



  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Resource Allocation and Management
  • Security and Reliability Issues
  • Impact of Security on QoE
  • Scheduling and Buffer Management
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization
Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers should describe original work, and be 4-6 two-column, single-spaced pages and be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for      conference proceedings( html).  Paper submission must be made via EDAS

Papers accepted for CQR 2018 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.


Paper Publication Instructions

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CQR 2018 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 March 28, 2018.  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 CAR 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 templates.html   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:
  1. Select the “New Users – Click Here” link
  2. Enter the following:
  • 41491X for the Conference ID
  • 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.