IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Internet applications have evolved from the direct end-to-end data delivery model represented by applications like telnet to an information-centric usage model represented by applications ranging from virtual and augmented reality to data collection from large scale IoT deployment. Such a dramatic shift in application patterns is particularly challenging to the existing IP model given the mismatch between IP’s host-centric approach to networking and the content-centric approach embraced by applications today. Furthermore, the recently reported serious security incidents in the Internet expose serious architectural deficiency in the deployed Internet.

The Information-Centric Networking (ICN) paradigm and its realization through Named Data Networking (NDN) have emerged in recent years with the promise of providing efficient, resilient and secure communication services for today’s and future applications. ICN/NDN has evolved from the basic research phase to the applied research and trial deployment phase to address real world problems including industrial control systems, Internet of Things (IoT), scientific applications, as well as tactical network environments. The core building blocks of ICN/NDN include application-defined hierarchical naming, built-in security support, and stateful forwarding which enables network intelligence, native support for multicast and scalable content dissemination. These ICN/NDN features enable more efficient and secure communication, better resilience to challenging network dynamics, while improving latency and data delivery.

The objective of this workshop is to highlight recent research, development, and evaluation of ICN/NDN in real world applications as well as stimulate more discussions in this area. The workshop has a particular interest in real world applications of ICN/NDN in challenging communication environments, where IP-based solutions are excessively complex or simply do not work. This workshop will offer a venue for researchers from both industry and academia to demonstrate their recent progress in applying ICN/NDN in this problem space as well as identify potential opportunities and research gaps.

Topics of Interest

Original papers are welcome on (but not limited to) experimental validation of Information Centric Networking/Named Data Networking solutions for the following real world applications:

  • ICN/NDN applications for Internet-of-Things

  • ICN/NDN applications for smart vehicles

  • ICN/NDN applications for smart cities

  • ICN/NDN applications in space communications

  • ICN/NDN for 5G networking

  • ICN/NDN support for mobile applications

  • ICN/NDN for social networking applications

  • ICN/NDN support for real-time audio and video applications

  • ICN/NDN for edge computing

  • ICN/NDN applications in disaster scenarios and contested environments

  • ICN/NDN application QoS-aware functionalities in challenged communication environments

  • ICN/NDN applications in support of blockchain technologies

  • Trial deployment and casestudies of ICN/NDN

  • Modeling, analysis and characterization of ICN/NDN functionalities in challenged communication network

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: January 20, 2020 February 1, 2020 (extended)

  • Acceptance/rejection announcement: February 20, 2020

  • Final workshop papers due: March 1, 2020


Papers are invited to be submitted to EDAS:

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PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE ICC 2020 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore(R), an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop at the FULL (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the workshop unless the Workshop TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions.  Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper.  Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE ICC 2020 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore(R). 

During the initial paper submission process via EDAS, it is the authors' responsibility to ensure that the author list and the paper title of the submitted pdf file is an exact match to the author list and paper title on the EDAS registration page.  In particular, the EDAS registration page must include all co-authors, not just the submitting author. Failure to comply with this rule might result in your paper being withdrawn from the review process. Please be aware that the author list of an accepted paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript. 

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) in the standard IEEE two-column conference format. Papers exceeding 6 pages will not be accepted at EDAS. 

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If you have any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts, please contact one of the Technical Program Chairs of the Workshop that you are submitting a paper to.

Workshop Chairs

  • Alex Afanasyev (Florida International University, Miami)
  • Tamer Refaei (The MITRE Corporation)
  • Hidenori Nakazato (Waseda University)