IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
20–23 May 2024 // Vancouver, Canada

7th Age and Semantics of Information Workshop (ASoI) - Call for Papers

The 7th Age and Semantics of Information Workshop (ASoI)

Organized in conjunction with

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, May 20, 2024




Age and Semantics of Information are of fundamental importance to next generation communication systems. Age of Information (AoI) is an end-to-end metric that can capture one semantic property known as timeliness of information, which is important for information-update and data analytics applications (e.g., crowdsourcing, financial trading, social networks, and online learning), as well as networked monitoring and control systems (e.g., sensor networks, airplane/vehicular control, robotics networks, Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems).  Semantics of Information (SoI) captures properties of information that relate to the “goal” and “purpose” of information, which is also meant to improve the performance of systems that utilize the information. Recent research advances on the Age of Information suggest that many well-known design principles (e.g., for providing high throughput and low delay) that lead to the success of traditional data networks are inappropriate and need to be re-examined for enhancing information freshness in the rapidly emerging real-time applications. In the meantime, the paradigm shift to Semantics of Information toward 6G communications systems is also expected to create systems that generate, process, and transmit only a small fraction of information, which will consume less energy and channel resources, without sacrificing their effectiveness.

This has spurred new research formulations related to AoI and SoI in all layers of communication networks and has created an active research community around the topic. Building on the success of the first six AoI Workshops, the 7th Age and Semantics of Information (ASoI Workshop), which will be held on May 20, 2024 in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2024, invites papers on topics of interest that include, but are not limited to:

  • ASoI Analysis and Optimization
  • Age-based Source and Channel Coding
  • ASoI and Information Theory
  • Real-time Signal Tracking and Estimation
  • Age and Semantics of Channel State Information
  • ASoI in Robotics and Control Systems
  • ASoI and Security
  • Cross-Layer Design for ASoI
  • ASoI and Distributed Computing
  • ASoI for IoT
  • ASoI and Networking
  • ASoI and Game Theory
  • ASoI and Control Theory
  • ASoI and Machine Learning
  • Data Freshness in Caches and Databases
  • Fresh Big Data
  • Fresh Data for Online Learning
  • ASoI and Operations Research
  • Applications of ASoI

The ASoI Workshop calls for original and previously unpublished papers, up to 6 pages (with the option of 2 extra pages at $100 per extra page). Manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and submitted as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11 inch paper) through the EDAS website:


Important Dates
Submission Deadline:                                          January 7, 2024 January 14, 2024 (firm)
Notification of Acceptance:                                  February 16, 2024
Camera Ready:                                                    March 5, 2024
Workshop:                                                           May 20, 2024

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