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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 2016 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
  • Data Center Networks
  • Information-centric Networks
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Mobile and Ad Hoc Networks
  • Overlay Networks
  • Multimedia Networks and VoIP Services
  • VPN, MPLS and Multicast Services
  • Multi-sensory Communications
  • Current and Next-generation Internet
  • Emerging Technologies and Services

The topics of interest include:
  • Measurements Techniques
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and MeasurementQoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Resource Allocation and Management
  • Security and Reliability Issues
  • 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 formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings.  Paper submission must be made via EDAS:
Papers accepted for CQR 2016 will be included in the Workshop Proceedings, IEEE Xplore, and EI Index, 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. Papers that are removed from IEEE Xplore will not be available through the EI Index.

Paper Publication Instructions

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CQR 2016 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.  Here is  important information about your reviews and the camera-ready submission. Please follow all the steps carefully.
  • The deadline to submit your final manuscripts is March 28, 2016. Your timely submission of the final manuscript revised in accordance with the reviewers' comments and formatted according to the guidelines is very important.
  • To be published in the IEEE CQR 2016 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 papers 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, which templates can be downloaded from:
    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 eXpress Plus.  Please visit our conference's PDF eXpress site and follow these steps:
    • Log in to
    • First-time users should do the following:
      1. Select the "New Users - Click Here" link.
      2. Enter the following:
        • 36514X 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 your 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 web site and fill in the IEEE copyright form on the web. Thus, authors do not have to print, fill out and upload copyright forms manually.


Feb. 12, 2016 (Extended)
Paper submission deadline

Mar. 14, 2016
Notification of acceptance to authors

Mar. 28, 2016
Camera-ready paper and registration

Apr. 29, 2016
Deadline for industry talks presentations

May 9-12, 2016
CQR Workshop
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