ICDCN 2021 Call for Workshop Proposals

ICDCN is a premier international conference dedicated to addressing advances in Distributed Computing and Communication Networks, which over the years, has become a leading forum for disseminating the latest research results in these fields. The 22nd edition of this international conference will be organized in Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA, Nara, Japan, from 5th – 8th January 2021. http://www.icdcn2021.net/

The 22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2021) plans to host several workshops. The Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day or half-day workshops affiliated with the conference. Workshops should emphasize current topics of interest within the broader areas of Distributed Computing and Communication Networks. Some of the topics of interest are mentioned below, but not limited to:

- Distributed Data-Analytics
- Blockchains
- Distributed AI/ML
- Security, Privacy and Game Theory in Distributed Computing and Networking
- Disaster response
- Smart healthcare
- Energy and Sustainability
- Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical systems
- Distributed game theory
- Biological Distributed Algorithms
- Mobile Crowdsensing and Social Network Analysis and Mining
- 5G and beyond Networks
Next generation internet
- Ad-hoc, Sensor, PAN and Mesh Networks
- Backscatter and Ultra-low Power Networks
- Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
- Cognitive Networking
- Edge Computing and Mobile Offloading
- Pervasive and Mobile Computing
- Vehicular Networks, Smart Grids and Smart City Applications
- Fault-tolerance, Reliability, and Availability of Distributed Systems
- Self-organization, Self-stabilization, and Autonomic Computing

The workshops may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting new ideas in a generally more focused area than the main conference. The objective of these workshops is to enable stimulating discussions on state-of-the-art, emerging, visionary, and perhaps controversial topics. Workshops should be organized to promote such lively interaction. Plans to promote interaction and discussion should be clearly addressed in workshop proposals. It is expected that workshop papers will be published along with the main conference papers as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be indexed by the ACM Digital Library.

The previous edition ICDCN  2020 hosted the following workshops:
1. International Workshop on Emergency Response Technologies and Services (EmeRTeS 2020)
2. The Ninth International Workshop on Computing and Networking for Internet of Things and Beyond (ComNet-IoT 2020)
3. Workshop on Networks and Systems for Agriculture (AGRINETS 2020)
4. 1st International Workshop on Societal Computing for the Internet of Things & You (SoCIeTY 2020)
5. Workshop on 5G Edge architecture
6. First ACM Workshop on Smart Sensing: from IoT to Ambient (SmartSensing)
7. International Workshop On Networking Women In Distributed Computing And Networks 2020 (NWDCN 2020)

The details of these workshops could be found on ICDCN 2020 page: https://www.icdcn2020.com/workshop

*** Format of the Proposal
Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:
- Title of the workshop
- Description of the technical issues covered, emphasizing the timeliness of the proposed workshop (1 page maximum)
- Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information), limiting up to 2 workshop chairs for half-day workshop and 3 workshop chairs for full-day workshop
- A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words)
- Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
- Planned format of the workshop, including:
+ Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule
+ Preferred day of workshop: Before or after the conference
+ Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels
+ Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged
- Draft Call for Papers
- A description of the publicity and promotion plan
- Workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)
- If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.

Please address questions to Workshop Chairs: Keiichi Yasumoto, Susumu Ishihara and Sipra Das Bit by sending e-mail to [log in to unmask]

*** Submission Instructions & Timelines
The proposals should be submitted (in PDF format) no later than June 1, 2020 to the ICDCN 2021 Workshop chairs ([log in to unmask]) with “ICDCN 2021 Workshop Proposal” in the subject.

** Timelines for the workshops:
- Proposal Deadline: June 1st, 2020
- Notification of Selection: June 8th, 2020
Opening of Workshop Papers for Acceptance: June 15th,  2020
- Deadline for Workshop Papers: August 9th, 2020
- Decision on Acceptance/Rejection of the Workshop Papers and Discussion of the statistics with Workshop Chairs: September 9th
- Decision on Acceptance/Rejection of the Workshop Papers: September 14th, 2020
- Camera-Ready Papers Version Due: October 3rd, 2020

Michiko Inoue
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
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