10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness

August 18–20, 2014 RHODES, Greece

10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness


Computer networking has been embracing increased heterogeneity since its inception, in terms of the range of the applications it has to support, the various communication technologies it can run on, and the hierarchical, hybrid and heterogeneous techniques it has to rely on to meet the challenges from both the diverse application requirements and communication technologies.

The only conference focusing on heterogeneous networking, QShine has been established as the primary venue for researchers and practitioners to disseminate, exchange and discuss all recent advances related to heterogeneous networking, particularly for quality, experience, reliability, security and robustness.

As a conference series held in three major continents so far, QShine-2014 comes to the Greek Island of Rhodes.



  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
  • Qshine 2014 will be collocated with the International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks,  AdHocNets.
  • All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
  • Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by DBLP, ACM, Google Scholar, ASTP, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many others.



Original submissions, not under any concurrent reviews, are solicited in all areas related to heterogeneous wired, wireless and hybrid networks varying from sensor, vehicle, cellular, ad hoc, enterprise, datacenter, to service-provider networks, ranging from in/on-body, personal/local/metropolitan/wide-area, to intra/inter-planetary scales. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:

. Quality-of-Service (QoS) provisioning: architectures, protocols, mechanisms, etc

. Quality of Experience (QoE): user-perceived quality, cost-sensitive experience, etc

. Reliability and Scalability: performance, adaptation, cognition, extensibility, etc

. Security and Privacy: system/network security, user privacy/accountability, etc

. Robustness: fault/disruption/disaster-tolerance, resilience, survivability, etc

. Cross-Layer Design, Optimization and Implementation: spectrum/energy efficiency

. Social and Economic Perspectives: incentive, pricing, billing, governance, etc

. New Applications and Communication Technologies: cloud, smart grid, SDN, etc