IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
8 October 2020 // Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

Important Dates:
28 February 2020 (extended) Paper Submission Deadline
CQR2020-CFP 20 March 2020 Notification of Acceptance
3 April 2020 Camera-ready Paper Submission and Registration
11-14 May 2020 CQR 2020 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 2020 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 (IoT)
  • 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 and Reliability
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Resource Allocation and Management
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Impact of Security on QoE
  • Scheduling and Buffer Management
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Machine Learning for Networking


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 2020 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 2020 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 April 3, 2020.  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:
  • Conference Record Number: 47547
  • PDF eXpress Site ID: 47547X
  • 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.