Several heuristic tools have evolved in the past decades that facilitate solving various optimization problems in a large domain. Heuristic tools have an edge over traditional or conventional methods. The need for advanced heuristic techniques becomes prevalent. These tools include Evolutionary computation, Simulated annealing, Tabu search, Genetic Algorithms, Differential Evolution, Particle Swarms, Ant Colony, Memetic Computing, Bacterial Foraging, Artificial Bees, and so forth. With today’s computer networks becoming increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and complex, there is great interest in deploying heuristics methods for optimization and management of computer networks.
This special issue will focus on Heuristic methods for the design, deployment, and reliability of networks and network applications.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2nd International conference on Soft Computing: Theories and Applications (SoCTA2017), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Network design
- Handling networking problems by graph theory
- QoS solutions
- Modelling of network based services
- Scaling of networks
- Human machine interface
- Digital convergence
- User modelling
- Network bottleneck identification
- Efficient content delivery schemes
- Service authentication and authorisation schemes
- Service scheduling
- Network security
- Service and content retrieval and ranking
- Debugging of internet-based applications
Important DatesManuscripts due by: 10 January, 2018
Notification to authors: 28 February, 2018
Final notification: 31 March, 2018