ACM Information Centric Networking (ICN) 2016


Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a new networking paradigm intended to provide access to information without requiring an explicit binding of that information to a particular location. By directly addressing information, ICN supports mobile users and mobile networked devices, offers a higher-level communication service to applications, and promotes authentication and efficiency in the transmission and dissemination of information. Over the last few years, a global research and development community has grown around the idea of ICN.

ACM ICN 2016 is the third edition of the ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking, the premier international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges in information centric networking. ACM ICN 2016 will be a single-track conference featuring paper and poster presentations, panel discussions, and demonstrations.  In addition to the ‘’best  paper award’’, ACM ICN 2016 will give this year a “best demo award” (based on community judging by registered participants), as well as a “best dataset award” (for poster submissions qualifying for this category).

The Technical Program Committee of ACM ICN 2016 invites high-quality submissions describing unpublished research results in all aspects of ICN. The third edition on ACM ICN will especially welcome work that reflects the maturity of ICN field, under several angles, including for instance interoperability, architectural comparison with quantitative assessment, and critical reassessment of previous work with particular emphasis on contributions to architectural designs and reproducible experimental evaluations.

Topics of interest include:
Application programming interfaces (APIs) for ICN and their evaluation
Applications of ICN
Architecture design and evaluation
Comparison of different ICN architecture designs
Critical analysis of previous work in ICN
Deployments of ICN
Economics and business models
Evaluation methodology and metrics
Experience from implementation
Feasibility studies of ICN for high speed networking
ICN support for ad hoc, direct peer-to-peer communication
Implementation strategies for ICN
Interoperability across ICN architectures
Management in ICN
Opportunities for ICN in the developing world
Routing in ICN
Scalability analysis of ICN
Tools, experimentation facilities, and measurement methodology for ICN
Transport issues in ICN
Trust management and access control

Submission instructions

Papers submitted for consideration must not have been already published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the consideration period. Specifically, authors are required to adhere to the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism and the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions.

ACM ICN 2016 invites two kind of submissions, namely Full-paper and Short-paper submissions. All submissions must be in English and in PDF format. Submissions that do not comply with these instructions will be rejected without review. Papers must be submitted electronically through the ICN 2016 submission site. Please refer to the detailed submission instructions that are reported on the ACM ICN 2016 website.

Full-papers can be up to 10 pages in length following the ACM SIGCOMM format, and should convey results of mature research. Short-papers can be up to 6 pages in length and should report on cross-disciplinary work, or less mature work not qualifying for a full submission. Papers with doctoral students as first authors are particularly encouraged. Note: Submissions exceeding the 6 pages length will be considered as full-papers.

Submissions will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation and appropriate comparison to related work. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference. A “best paper award” will be attributed from the program committee to one among the accepted papers in each of the Full paper and Short paper tracks.

The program committee may propose that authors either 1) revise papers of special merit and resubmit them to an ICN’16 workshop for consideration, or 2) present their work with a poster accompanied by a 2-page extended abstract. Please notice that ACM ICN 2016 also have a specific call for proposals for workshops, demos, tutorials and panel sessions.

Important Dates
        Paper Registration Deadline (Long and Short): May 7, 2016 (hard deadline)
        Paper Submission Deadline (Long and Short): May 15, 2016 (hard deadline)
        Acceptance Notification: July 7, 2016
        Camera Ready Due: August 15, 2016        
Conference dates: September 26-28, 2016

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