2015 Annual IEEE CQR International Workshop

May 12*-14, 2015

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403 
+1 843-722-0600

(* with reception dinner on May 11) 

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Download the CFP (Version 1.3, Nov. 20, 2014)

CQR 2015 is open for registration http://www.cvent.com/d/04q62m

Note on a co-located Roundtable event on Monday, May 11, 2015:

We have invited several experts from academia and industry to discuss and identify the RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) challenges and requirements of the emerging technologies, e.g. Cloud Computing/Cloud Storage, NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) , SDN (Software Defined Networks), or similar large scale distributed system and virtualization systems. 
This Roundtable discussion will include identification of the key technologies to meet the addressed RAS challenges and requirements as well as the RAS requirements and technologies for mission critical industries (e.g. Airborne Systems, railway communication systems, the banking and financial communication systems, etc.), to promote the inter-industries sharing on for RAS.
For the 2014 Roundtable presentations, please see 

CQR 2014 Workshop Home Page and Presentations

IEEE Communications Society
2015 International Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR) 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 2015 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.  This year, special focus will be on the challenging issues related to the requirements, metrics, measurement, management, and dissemination of Communications Quality & Reliability.

The Workshop has two program tracks: Industry-focused Strategic Track and Technical Paper Track.

For the Strategic Track, 3 themes are organized into three segments with one segment on each day. The content of the Strategic Track will be announced later. In addition, there are 3 Panels being organized.

For questions on the Strategic Track, please contact the General Program Co-Chairs.


For the Technical Paper Track, you are invited to submit a paper related to various aspects of QoS and Reliability for the following networks/services:

  • Grid and Distributed Computing
  • Mobile and Ad Hoc Networks
  • Overlay Networks
  • Multimedia Networks and VoIP Services
  • VPN, MPLS and Multicast Services
  • Web Services
  • Broadband Audio Visual Services
  • Multi-sensory Communications
  • Current and Next-generation Internet
  • Emerging Technologies and Services

The detailed technical area includes:

  • Measurements Techniques
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Security and Reliability Issues
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization

Technical Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers should describe original work, and be 4-6 two-column and single-spaced pages in IEEE conference style.  The first  page should indicate the email addresses of the corresponding author. Paper submission must be made via EDAS (link to be provided). Manuscript Templates can be found on http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html, where a template of US  Letter size is available. You can also download the template by clicking here  msw_usletter_format_nov12.doc

Papers accepted for CQR 2015 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.

For questions on the Technical Paper Track, please contact the Technical Program Co-Chairs.

General Program Co-Chairs

Chris Mayer, USA

Tara Timblin, -Symantec, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Miki Yamamoto
Kansai University, Japan


Prof. Ana Goulart
Texas A&M University, USA


Paper Submission Key Dates:

Paper submission deadline                           January 5, 2015
Notification of acceptance                           February 14, 2015
Camera-ready paper submission deadline  March 14, 2015
CQR2015 Workshop                                    May 12-14, 2015

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members: to be posted





Miki Yamamoto  (Co-Chair)

Kansai University, Japan

Ken-Ichi Suzuki

NTT, Japan

Ana Goulart (Co-Chair)

Texas A&M University, USA

Katsunori Yamaoka

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Carol Davids

Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Kelly Krick

Ericsson, USA

C Q R Officers (Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2015)

Vice Chair – Operations
Vice Chair – Publications
Advisory Board Chair
Advisory Board

Hideaki Yoshino, Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan
Carol Davids, Illinois Institute of Technology
Yokotani Tetsuya, Mitsubishi Electric Co., Japan
Wei-Der Yu, San Jose State Univ., USA
Scott Poretsky , Allot Communications,  USA

Kevin Krantz, Ericsson, USA
Kelly Krick, Ericsson,  USA
Hiromi Ueda, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Chi-Ming Chen
, AT&T Labs, USA
Kenichi Mase
, Niigata University, Japan
Karl Rauscher, USA
Koichi Asatani, Kogakuin University, Japan
Ray Bonelli, Consultant, USA


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For the past Workshops, please visit CQR Home Page

Last updated on Monday, December 15, 2014