IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
13-16 December 2021 // Hyderabad, India


IEEE ANTS is a premier IEEE conference on advanced networking and telecommunications topics. IEEE ANTS is financially and technically supported by IEEE Communications Society. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academic and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies. This is fostered through panel discussions, keynotes, invited talks, and industry exhibits, where academia is exposed to state-of-the-practice and results from trials and interoperability experiments. The industry, in turn, benefits from exposure to leading-edge research as well as an opportunity to communicate and collaborate with academic researchers regarding practical problems. This year the theme is “Ubiquitous Digital Connectivity and Economic Prosperity for All“. In addition to the myriad of topics mentioned in the list below, technical papers are invited which have special focus on enabling technologies for a ubiquitous digital connectivity.

IEEE ANTS 2021 will be held at Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) Hyderabad which was established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1996. The theme of the conference will foster an environment for deliberating on different research aspects on the said topic. Authors can submit short (4 pages) and regular (max 6 pages) papers that contain original material which is not currently communicated in other conference or journal and has not been previously published.

The authors of the selected (accepted) papers will be invited to submit the extended versions of their papers to Journal of Banking and Financial Technology (co published by Springer and Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology). The details about the journal can be found in:

Best / Selected papers presented at IEEE ANTS 2021 will be considered in Springer’s  Photonic Network Communications (PNET – Special Issue. Authors must follow guidelines of the PNET Journal for the extended version submission.

Potential research topics include (but not limited to) following thrust areas.

Wireless Communication & Networks:

  • 5G & Beyond Technologies
  • Cellular & Broadband Networks
  • Ad hoc & Mesh Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Mobile Backhaul Networks
  • High Altitude Networks
  • Mobility Models & Mobile Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Optical Wireless (Free Space Optics)
  • Device to Device (D2D) Communications
  • Social Network Aware Wireless Network
  • Spectrum Issues & Requirements
  • Energy Efficiency & Harvesting
  • RF Energy Harvesting
  • Smart Antennas
  • Active Antennas
  • MIMO and OFDM
  • Wireless & Mobile Systems.

Network Applications and Technologies:

  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) Networks
  • Cognitive IoT
  • Edge Computing & Networking
  • Airborne Networks Underwater Networks
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Cloud & Crowd Computing
  • Smartphone Networked Apps
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Named Data Networking
  • Routing in Named Data Networking
  • Business Models
  • Testbeds and Pilots

Security and Privacy:

  • Networks
  • Software-Defined Infrastructure (Networks, Storage, and Computers)
  • Core Network Architectures and Protocols
  • Reliability Performance Analysis
  • Malware Propagation
  • Security Issues in Banking and Financial Institutes
  • Security Issues in Infra-structure less Networks
  • Network Resilience
  • Cyber Security
  • Cryptography
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Trusted Computing
  • Security Analytics
  • User Behaviour Analytics
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Cloud forensics
  • Deceptive Networks
  • Threat Hunting
  • Malware Analysis
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Cloud forensics
  • Deceptive Networks
  • Privacy Preservation
  • Data Leakage Prevention
  • Security Operations Automation

Emerging Technologies:

  • Massive MIMO
  • Ultra-Reliable & Low Latency Communication
  • Green Communication Networking
  • Hybrid Satellite Terrestrial Networks
  • Molecular Communications
  • Nano-Networking
  • Visible Light Communications
  • Millimeter-Wave Communications
  • Full-Duplex Communications Wireless
  • Body Area Networks
  • AI
  • Machine & Deep Learning over Distributed Networks
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Quantum Information Technologies for Networks

Best / Selected papers presented at IEEE ANTS 2021 will be considered in Springer’s  Photonic Network Communications (PNET – Special Issue. Authors must follow guidelines of the PNET Journal for the extended version submission.

Extended version of selected accepted paper might be included for publication in selected IEEE publications. Submit your paper using EDAS Link

“Springer ( will be honored to provide Springer e-Book coupons for Best Papers / Posters”

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2021 Patrons

  • Diamond Sponsor

    State Bank of India

  • Diamond Sponsor

  • Knowledge Partner

  • Platinum Sponsor

  • Gold Sponsor



  • Gold Sponsor

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  • Bronze Sponsor

    Federal Bank

  • Best Papers Award Sponsor