Call for Papers

The International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN) is a well-known forum for presenting excellent results and new challenges in the field of reliability and availability of communication networks and services. It brings together experts from industry, governments, and academia. DRCN is welcoming contributions on a wide range of topics of interest within the fields of Reliability, Availability and Serviceability as listed below.

Important dates

Submission deadline:
October 16, 2017 (extended)
Acceptance notifications:
November 15, 2017
Camera-ready due:
December 1, 2017 December 10, 2017
February 19-20, 2018
Detailed authors guidelines can be found here.


  • Network design and operational aspects of Reliability:
    • Survivability and traffic engineering for optical, IP and multi-layer networks
    • Robustness of multi-domain network and protocol architectures
    • Resilience in Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
    • High-availability for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructures
    • Network dependability in cloud networking
    • Dependability of cellular/mobile networks
    • Reliability of wireless access and mesh networking
    • Survivability in grid and distributed computing
    • Resilience of networked critical infrastructures
  • Theory and modeling:
    • Network reliability analysis
    • Methods for survivable network and systems design, analysis and operation
    • Planning and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services
    • Network coding techniques to improve resilience
    • Decomposition techniques for reliable network optimization
    • Service differentiation based on recovery methods
    • Simulation techniques for network resilience
  • Resilience of Networked Services:
    • Quality of Experience (QoE) and network service availability assessments
    • Reliability requirements and metrics for users, businesses, and the society
    • Dependability of networked applications
    • Survivability of multimedia networks
    • Reliability and resiliency of data center networks
    • Recovery of overlay and peer-to-peer networks
    • estoration of services under various types of failures
    • Application and service-specific survivability techniques
    • Robustness of compound services
  • Broad context:
    • Telecommunication networks as an element of critical infrastructures
    • Risk and reliability in the Internet and enterprise networks
    • Public policy issues for survivability and resilience
    • Standardization of network resilience and reliability
    • Network resilience combined with economics and commercial issues
    • Network robustness to natural disasters
    • Robust network design for hostile environments
    • Security issues in networks and their relation to survivability
    • Network dependability and energy consumption trade-offs