IEEE International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
23–26 October 2023 // Washington DC, USA

Call for Papers

2023 IEEE International CQR Workshop

October 23-26, 2023

Washington D.C.

Call for Papers

The IEEE International CQR (Communications Quality and Reliability) 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, to help form opinion, and to assist in the development of best practice and relevant standards.

Continuing the tradition of this series of workshops, CQR 2023 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.

You are invited to submit a regular paper or short paper describing innovative research results, problem solutions, experiences, and new challenges related to various aspects of QoS and Reliability for the following networks/services, but are not limited to:


  • Grid and Distributed Cloud Computing
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Data Center Networks
  • Information-Centric Networking
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 5G/Beyond 5G Mobile Networks
  • Network Slicing
  • Edge/Fog Computing
  • MIMO Communications
  • Robotics
  • Application of Data Analytics
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security and Availability
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Resource Allocation and Management
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Impact of Security on QoE
  • Scheduling and Buffer Management
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Machine Learning for Networking
  • ML-based Operations

For additional information on this CFP, please contact Technical Program Co-Chairs.

Please note that, CQR 2023 has two programs: Technical and Strategic. This Call for Papers covers the Technical Program only. For more information on the Strategic Program, please visit the CQR 2023 website or contact the General Program Chairs.

Paper Submission Guidelines

We invite two types of submissions, regular papers and short papers.

  • Regular papers must describe original work, and be 4-6 two-column, single-spaced pages, including references. Accepted regular papers will be presented orally by one of the authors at the workshop.
  • Short papers must report complete novel results and can be 2-4 two-column, single-spaced pages, including references. Accepted short papers will be presented in poster sessions during the workshop.

Papers must be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings.  Paper submission must be made via EDAS:

Papers accepted for CQR 2023 will be included in the Workshop Proceedings and IEEE Xplore 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.  In the event the conference cannot be in person or certain regions cannot travel to the conference venue due to, for example, a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference organizers will revisit the in-person presentation requirements.

Important Dates

Aug. 7, 2023 (Extended to 14 August 2023)  Paper submission deadline

Sep. 13, 2023      Notification of acceptance to authors

Oct. 02, 2023      Camera-ready paper and registration

Oct. 23, 2023        To be determined

Oct. 24-26, 2023    CQR2023 Workshop

Committee Members

General Program Chairs

Peter Thermos
Palindrome Technologies, USA

Vijay K. Gurbani
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Vail Systems, Inc., USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Monisha Ghosh
University of Notre Dame, USA

Masaki Bandai
Sophia University, Japan

TPC Members
For a complete list of the TPC members, please visit the CQR 2023 website

CQR Officers (2022-2023)

Chris Mayer, Solstice Technical Consulting, USA

Kohei Shiomoto
, Tokyo City University, Japan

Vice Chair – Operations
Chikara Ohta, Kobe University, Japan

Vice Chair – Program Development
Jason Boswell, Ericsson, USA

Vice Chair – Membership Development
Abby Knowles,
Verizon, USA

Vice Chair – Social Media
Aman Singh, Palindrome Technologies, USA 

Pasi Hurri, BaseN, Finland

Kevin Krantz, Ericsson, USA

Advisory Board Chair
Tetsuya Yokotani, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Advisory Board Members
Scott Poretsky
, Ericsson, USA
Hideaki Yoshino, Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan
Kelly Krick, Ericsson, USA
Hiromi Ueda, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Chi-Ming Chen, InfoBeyond, USA
Kenichi Mase, Niigata University, Japan
Karl Rauscher, Global Information Infrastructure Commission, USA
Koichi Asatani, Shanghai University, China
Ray Bonelli, Consultant, USA