IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
15-19 April 2018 // Honolulu, HI // USA

Paper Submission Instructions [Main Conference]

Paper Submission Instructions [Main Conference]

IEEE INFOCOM 2018 solicits research papers describing significant and innovative research contributions to the field of computer and data communications networks. We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research. Topics include:

  • Big data and data processing for networks
  • Cellular networks
  • Cloud computing
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Cooperative networking
  • Cross-layer optimization and control
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Datacenter networking
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Energy efficiency
  • Fault tolerance, reliability and survivability
  • Flow and congestion control
  • Game theory in networks
  • Information security and privacy
  • Information centric networking
  • Interference management and mitigation
  • Internet of Things
  • Localization and location-based services
  • Medium access control
  • MIMO-based networking
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Mobility management and models
  • Multimedia networking
  • Network calculus
  • Network coding
  • Network economics and pricing
  • Network management
  • Network measurement and analysis
  • Network security and privacy
  • Network virtualization
  • Optical networks
  • Overlay and peer-to-peer networks
  • Quality of Service and resource management
  • Router and switch design
  • Routing & Multicast
  • Scaling laws and fundamental limits
  • Scheduling and buffer management
  • Smart antenna based networking
  • Smart grid
  • Smartphone and mobile applications
  • Social computing and networks
  • Software defined networking
  • Tactile Internet
  • Vehicular networks
  • Web applications and content distribution
  • WLAN, WPAN, RFID, and NFC
  • Wireless security and privacy
  • Wireless sensor networks

Each submission will be reviewed with a rigorous double-blind review process. The automated IEEE INFOCOM review assignment system is described in detail in the following paper:

 

B. Li and Y.T. Hou. “The new automated INFOCOM review assignment system,” IEEE Network, vol.30, no.5, pp.18-24, Sept./Oct. 2016. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7579022/.

 

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE INFOCOM 2018 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Full details of submission procedures and requirements for authors of accepted papers are available at:

http://infocom2018.ieee-infocom.org.

 

To encourage authors to submit their best work to the conference and to reduce unnecessary burden on the reviewers, we limit each individual to submit as author or co-author on no more than 8 papers.

 

Paper submission link on EDAS is: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=23211

 

Originality

 

Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered. Technical Papers must be submitted via the EDAS Paper Processing System (https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=23211). 

 

Double blind submissions

 

All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. As an author, you are required to preserve the anonymity of your submission, while at the same time allowing the reader to fully grasp the context of related past work, including your own. Common sense and careful writing will go a long way towards preserving anonymity. Papers that do not conform to our double-blind submission policies will be rejected without review.

 

Minimally, please take the following steps when preparing your submission:

  • Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
  • Remove acknowledgments of identifying names and funding sources.
  • Remove project titles or names that can be used to trace back to the authors via a web search engine.
  • Use care in naming your files. Source file names (e.g., "Alice-n-Bob.dvi") are often embedded in the final output as readily accessible comments.
  • Use care in referring to related work, particularly your own. Do not omit references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer incapable of grasping the context. Instead, reference your past work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work by another author. For example, instead of "In prior work [3], we presented a routing protocol that ...," sentences in the spirit of "In prior work, Smith and Clark [3] presented a routing protocol that ..." should be used. With this method, the full citation to Smith and Clark can still be given, such as "[3] J. Smith, A. Clark, "Analysis of...", and it is not acceptable to say "[3] Reference deleted for double-blind review."
  • Papers with the same title and abstract should not be posted on a public website, such as arxiv.org, or transmitted via public mailing lists.
  • We allow the use of an anonymous Microsoft OneDrive link for the reviewers to download an extended version of the submitted manuscript with details of mathematical proofs. Needless to say, the extended version of the submitted manuscript will need to be anonymized, following the guidelines above.   It is the responsibility of the authors to make the OneDrive link (and its content) anonymous, with respect to both the owner of the link and people who visit the link. The reviewers, however, are not obliged to read the extended manuscript when evaluating a submitted paper.
  • Remove any embedded author/affiliation information in the PDF metadata. Go to Acrobat menu File/Properties…, and remove any author information there.

 

Length and formatting requirements

 

Submitted papers should be written in the English language, with a maximum length limit of 9 printed pages, including all the figures, references, and appendices. Papers longer than 9 pages will not be reviewed. Use the standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at: http://www.ieee.org/go/conferencepublishing/templates. If the paper is typeset in LaTeX, please use an unmodified version of the LaTeX template IEEEtran.cls version 1.8, and use the preamble:

\documentclass[10pt, conference, letterpaper]{IEEEtran}

 

Do not use additional LaTeX commands or packages to override and change the default typesetting choices in the template, including line spacing, font sizes, margins, space between the columns, and font types. This implies that the manuscript must use 10 point Times font, two-column formatting, as well as all default margins and line spacing requirements as dictated by the original version of IEEEtran.cls version 1.8.

 

If you are using Microsoft Word to format your paper, you should use an unmodified version of the Microsoft Word IEEE Transactions template (US letter size). Regardless of the source of your paper formatting, you must submit your paper in the Adobe PDF format.

 

The paper must print clearly and legibly, including all the figures, on standard black-and-white printers. Reviewers are not required to read your paper in color.

 

Paper submission process

 

All papers must be submitted in the Portable Document Format (PDF) electronically using EDAS. If the submitting author does not have an account, a personal account on EDAS needs to be created. When submitting the paper, a title, all the co-authors, and a concise abstract of up to 200 words should be provided to EDAS as the metadata of the paper. The metadata should be provided before the paper registration deadline. The list of authors should not be included in the paper manuscript PDF (PDF title page, main body, and PDF metadata), in accordance to the double blind submission policy. Changes to the paper metadata on EDAS are permitted before the paper submission deadline, which will be July 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

 

Consistency between EDAS metadata and the camera-ready manuscript

 

The authors are required to make sure that the complete list of authors are provided as part of the metadata to EDAS, even though they are not to be included in the paper PDF document in accordance to the double-blind submission policy. Should a paper be accepted, the complete list of authors, including the ordering of authors, must remain identical as the EDAS metadata in the final camera-ready manuscript.

 

IEEE, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE INFOCOM Policies

 

To ensure appropriate consideration of conflicts of interest during the review process, the ComSoc prohibits changes to the list of authors once a paper has been submitted for review during review, revision, or (if accepted) final publication. The author list may be changed only prior to the submission deadline. Additional paper submission instructions, including the double-blind policy, can be found on the conference website http://infocom2018.ieee-infocom.org. To be published in the IEEE INFOCOM 2018 conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC co-chairs grant permission for a substitute presenter before the conference. 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 INFOCOM 2018 conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

 

Submission Instructions

 

Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered. Technical papers must be submitted via the EDAS Paper Processing System. Submitted papers should be written in the English language, with a maximum length limit of 9 printed pages, including all the figures, references, and appendices. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors are required to make sure that the complete list of authors are provided as part of the metadata to EDAS, however, the list of authors should not be included in the paper PDF document in accordance to the double-blind submission policy.

 

 

General Chair

Galen Sasaki, University of Hawaii, USA

 

General Vice Chair

Yingfei Dong, University of Hawaii, USA

 

Technical Program Chairs

Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, USA

Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern University, USA

Prasun Sinha, Ohio State University, USA

Email: infocom18.chairs@gmail.com

 

Technical Program Vice-Chair for Information System

Danda B. Rawat, Howard University, USA