Call for Papers

ICNP, the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols is the premier conference covering all aspects of network protocols. ICNP will be held in its seventeenth year at Princeton, New Jersey from October 13-16th, 2009. Papers with significant research contributions on network protocols are solicited for submission. Papers related to all aspects of network protocols including design, implementation, analysis, performance and specification are relevant. Papers must not be previously published nor under review in any other conference or journal. Only original papers that have not been published previously or submitted for publication and under review by another conference or journal elsewhere can be submitted. 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:

  • Protocol design, implementation, testing and analysis.
  • Measurement studies of protocol performance.
  • Protocols for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks.
  • Protocols for peer-to-peer networks.
  • Protocols for specific functions such as routing, flow/congestion control, network management.
  • Protocols for security, survivability and fault-tolerance. Papers must be directly relevant to protocols.

Papers on general networking where protocols are only a secondary focus will be considered only if they are of exceptionally high quality. Papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. To ensure blind reviewing, the authors’ names and affiliations should not appear in the paper. Bibliographic references should protect the authors’ anonymity. Papers should adhere to the IEEE format and should not be more than 10 pages. The font size should not be smaller than 10 pt. Further instructions are available here. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to register for the conference and the paper must be presented at the conference in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

Important dates

Conference paper title and abstract submission April 10, 2009 (8:59 P.M. EDT)
Full paper submission April 17, 2009 (8:59 P.M. EDT -- Hard Deadline)
Notification of acceptance July 28, 2009
Camera ready version September 4, 2009
Conference October 14-16, 2009

Organizing committee

General chairs

K.K. Ramakrishnan AT & T Labs Research, USA
Henning Schulzrinne Columbia University, USA

Program chairs

Timothy Griffin University of Cambridge, U.K.
Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy University of California, Riverside, USA

Advisory board

Simon Lam University of Texas at Austin
Mike T. Liu The Ohio State University
Raymond Miller University of Maryland

Steering committee

David Lee (Chair) The Ohio State University
Ken Calvert (Vice chair) University of Kentucky
Kevin Almeroth University of California at Santa Barbara
Mostafa Ammar Georgia Tech
Sonia Fahmy Purdue University
Mohamed Gouda University of Texas at Austin
Teruo Higashino Osaka University
Krishan Sabnani Bell Labs Research