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24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
(ICNP 2016)

Call for papers

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ICNP, the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, is the premier conference covering all aspects of network protocol research, including design, analysis, specification, verification, implementation, and performance. ICNP 2016, the 24th annual edition, will be held in Singapore from Nov. 8-11, 2016.

Papers with significant research contributions to the field of network protocols are solicited for submission. Papers cannot be previously published nor under review by another conference or journal. Papers containing plagiarized material will be subject to the IEEE plagiarism policy and will be rejected without review.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • All aspects of network protocol research including design, specification, verification, implementation, measurement, testing, and analysis.
  • Protocols for wireless networks, cellular networks, software-defined networks, data center networks, social networks, peer-to-peer networks, sensor networks, and Internet of Things.
  • Domain-specific solutions, including protocols for network security, routing, user privacy, and network management.
  • Contributions to network architecture, e.g., specific algorithms and protocols for network virtualization or future Internet architectures.

Papers must deal specifically with aspects of network protocol research. ICNP 2016 will select full papers for the best paper awards. Up to two of the best papers from ICNP will be fast-tracked in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, with a streamlined journal review process.

ICNP 2016 will use a double-blind review process. Papers should adhere to the IEEE formatting requirements and should not exceed 10 pages (see conference website submission page for details). Authors are expected to present accepted papers at the conference, and at least one author is required to register, at the full rate, in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and the IEEE digital library. One full registration covers up to three papers on which a person is a co-author.

Important dates

Title/Abstract registration deadline Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:59pm EDT (HARD DEADLINE)
Full Paper submission deadline Friday, May 13, 2016, 11:59pm EDT (HARD DEADLINE)
Notification of acceptance Friday, July 15, 2016
Camera-ready deadline Friday, September 2, 2016
Early registration deadline Sunday, September 25, 2016

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