Unclassified Technical Papers  

The unclassified technical program provides a venue for paper presentations that do not contain classified, export-controlled (e.g. ITAR), or otherwise restricted (e.g. FOUO) information. (Manuscripts with such restrictions may be submitted to the Restricted Access Technical Program.) 

The MILCOM 2017 Call for Papers (CFP) features five technical tracks with various topic of interests in each. Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers to the conference technical tracks by the deadline. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore and the MILCOM 2017 Conference Proceedings.
Important Dates:

Draft Papers Due: May 8, 2017
Paper Acceptance Notification: July 10, 2017
Final Papers Due: August 1, 2017 extended: August 31, 2017
Presentations Due: October 6, 2017
Submit your manuscript to the tracks in the Unclassified Technical Program via EDAS using the links below:

Advanced Antenna and RF Technology
Anti-jamming Techniques
Cognitive Radios
Compressive Sensing
Cooperative Communication
Distributed Communication
Distributed Sensing
Dynamic Spectrum Management
Free-space Optical and Laser-based Communications
Millimeter Wave Communication
Modified Commercial Wireless Communication
Modulation and Coding
Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Communication
Physical-layer Security
Propagation and Channel Modeling
Radar-Communications Coexistence
Radar System, Detection and Localization
Radio Localization and Time Transfer
Satellite Signals
Signal Processing Algorithms
Underwater Communications
Wireless Relay Networks
Wireless Sensor Networks

Types of networks:

  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Mesh Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Optical Networks
  • Hybrid Optical-RF Networks
  • Internetworks
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Underwater Networks

Networking Paradigms:

  • Content-Based Networks
  • Cognitive Networks
  • Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networks
  • Network Coding
  • Cross-Layer Design
  • Overlay Networks and Virtualization
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Networked Control System

Network Control Algorithms:

  • Resource and State Discovery
  • Link Adaption
  • Medium Access Control
  • Routing
  • Multicasting/Anycasting
  • Flow Control
  • Congestion Control
  • Error Control
  • Topology Control

Enhancement, Modelling, and Analysis of Performance:

  • Quality of Service Provision
  • Energy Saving and Harvesting for Low-Power Networks
  • Capacity and Throughput Analysis
  • Network Science

Advanced Persistent Threats Detection and Mitigation
Application Security and DevOps
Anonymity, Deception, and Privacy
Attack, Detection, Prevention, and Mitigation
Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Security
Communication System Security
Critical Infrastructure Security
Cyber Operations and Defense
Cyber Physical System Security
Deception in Cyber Security
Identity and Risk Management
Joint Tactical Network Security
Key Management
Malware Detection and Forensic Analysis
Moving Target Defense and Deception
Network Security and Privacy
Security for Distributed Systems
Security and Privacy for Peer to Peer and Device to Device Systems
Security Tools for Communication and Information Systems
Security for Next-generation Networks
Internet of Things (IoT) Security
Security and Privacy in Social Media
Security in Virtual System Environment
Software Defined Network Security Management
System Security Testing and Evaluation Methods and Tools
System Vulnerability Detection and Mitigation
Tactical Cloud Security
Threat Monitoring and Analysis
Trusted Physical Layer Security
Wireless Mobile Network Security and Privacy

Airborne Networks
Airborne Relay Communications Networks
Communications for Support of Autonomous Systems
Communications in Contested Environments
Disadvantaged Networks
IED Detection/Geolocation
Integrated EW and Communications
Interference Mitigation in Military Communications Systems
Military Performance Standards for Communications
Radio-Aware Routing Protocols for Terrestrial and Satellite Communications
Satellite Communications and Networks
Small (Micro-, Nano- and Pico-) Satellites for Communications
Software Defined Radios in Military Communications
Space Networks
Spectrum Situational Awareness
System Architecture
System Modeling and Simulations for Military Communications
Test Beds, Experiments, Exercises and Demonstrations

Coalition Networks
Graph Analytics
Homeland Security
Human Behavior in Cyber World
Human Factors in Communication System Design
Integrating Radar and Communications
Internet of Military Things
Low-Power Devices
LPI/LPD/LPE Communications
Machine Learning in Military Communications
Markets and Games in Networks
Mathematical Foundations of Networks
Nano Communication Networks
Network Science
Novel Communication Modalities
Sensor Communications
Social and Information Networks
Survivable Communications and Networks
Swarm Communications

Please Note:

  • All submissions should be written in English with draft papers up to six (6) printed pages in length, two-column, single-spaced with 10-point font on US Letter paper.
  • Final papers that exceed six (6) pages will be assessed a per-page over-length charge of $150/page, up to a maximum of eight (8) total pages. Standard IEEE Transactions template for Microsoft Word and LaTeX formats can be found at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html and follow the guidelines for ComSoc publications (follow the Article Template link).
  • EDAS requires an abstract to get underway.  The MILCOM Technical Team suggests using the same abstract that your draft paper will have (required by the template). 
  • A  draft paper must be submitted for consideration prior to the final closing dates on www.milcom.org under the “Call for Papers”.  The abstract length generally runs from 200-500 words as a general rule (the template has an example). 
  • The papers follow IEEE policy and will have at least three qualified blind reviewers and will be judged against other submitted papers for applicability, etc.

Publication Criteria:

  • To be published in the IEEE MILCOM 2017 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at a full conference rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference.
  • Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. (For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers.)
  • Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE MILCOM 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and IEEE will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.
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IEEE Web Page on Double Submission: 
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