Call For Tutorials

General Call for Tutorials
IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, is a major annual international conference. Taking advantage of its co-location with CES (the world’s largest tradeshow on consumer technology), CCNC is organized with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas of consumer technologies. CCNC 2014 will feature high quality keynotes, plenary talks, panels and tutorials.
The CCNC 2014 organizing committee invites proposals for tutorials, which are to take place January 10th and 13th, 2014.  The tutorials will be open to all registered conference attendees without an additional tutorial charge. We seek proposals across a wide range of topics and levels — ranging from fundamentals to the latest advances in hot topic areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•  Mobile Devices, Platforms & Communications
•  Wireless, Mobile & Vehicular Networking
•  Quality of Service, Reliability & Traffic Engineering
•  Software-defined Networking
•  Peer-to-Peer Networking & Cloud-based Content Distribution
•  Social Networking/Media & Crowd Sourcing
•  Multimedia Networking, Services & Applications
•  Security, Content Protection & DRM
•  Energy Efficiency, Green Communications & Computation
•  Smart Grid, Electricity Scheduling
•  Smart Spaces & Sensor Networks
•  eHealth, Ambient Assisted Living
•  Telepresence & Tele-robotics
•  Intelligent & Emotion-oriented Computing
•  3D Imaging, Processing, Communications & Display
•  Innovative Multimedia Systems & Consumer Electronics
•  Information Integration & Analytics
•  Experiences with innovative applications
Proposal Format: Tutorials are half day (3 hours) in length, to be scheduled on January 10 or January 13, 2014. Each tutorial proposal must contain the following:
1. Title
2. Names and Affiliations of Speakers
3. Abstract (one or two paragraphs)
4. Intended Audience (one paragraph): Describe the background assumed of tutorial attendees. Tutorials may range from basic for attendees new to the field to advanced topics for experts.
5. Description:  A statement (no more than 3 pages) giving clear motivation/justification for the topic to be presented at CCNC and a comprehensive outline of the proposed content. 
6. Materials: A description (one or two paragraphs) of materials to be provided to attendees on the conference website – course slides, annotated bibliography, code snippets etc. NOTE: the materials themselves do not need to be provided in the proposal.
7. Bio-sketches: A half-page bio-sketch of each tutorial presenter must also be included.
Selection: All tutorial proposals will first receive peer review. Then, from the pool of proposals deemed of the highest quality, the chairs will make the final selection of tutorials to present the greatest variety to conference attendees and to fit the conference schedule.
Upon Acceptance: Speakers for all accepted tutorials will be required to sign a commitment to present at the conference within 14 days of notification. Tutorial topics and their presenters will be featured on the CCNC 2014 website before the paper submission deadline.
Conference registration fees will be waived for speakers at accepted tutorials – up to three speakers for half day tutorials.  The complimentary registration cannot be used to cover any papers accepted in the main program or workshops (that is, having a tutorial does not eliminate the need to have at least one paid registration for each paper at CCNC 2014). Materials for the tutorial must be emailed at least 14 days before the presentation date.
Proposal Submission: Tutorial proposals must be in PDF format and submitted via email to the Tutorial Chair, Manuel Gorius, at Any questions should also be addressed to the Tutorial Chair.
Tutorial Proposals Due:  July 1, 2013  
Acceptance Notification:  July 15, 2013   
Final Camera Ready Slides: December 20, 2013