Call for Demos

The conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2021) is a traditional biennial event that provides an international forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent innovations in the realm of networked systems. NetSys21 is again a joint event organized by GI KuVS (GI, Communication and Distributed Systems) and VDE ITG (VDE, Information Technical Society).

The NetSys 2021 demo session showcase work-in-progress in an informal setting. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. The NetSys 2021 Demo committee will review all demo proposals. Authors of accepted papers in NetSys 2021 may not submit the same work to this call.

The topics of interest are identical, but are not limited, to the ones of the main conference:

  • Network architectures and protocols
  • Transport- and application-layer protocols
  • Software-defined networking, network function virtualization, and further network softwarization
  • Mobile, ad-hoc, opportunistic, vehicular, and sensor networks
  • Novel concepts for tactile and low-latency communication
  • Pertinent middleware architectures, platforms, and programming support for networked systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cloud computing, mobile cloud computing, fog and edge computing
  • Network security and privacy
  • Information-centric networking, content distribution and retrieval, and their co-existence with classical networks
  • SoA, web services, and mobile services
  • Consistency, reliability, availability in networking and distributed systems
  • Advancements in social networks, social computing, data-intensive computing (big data)
  • Methods for design, implementation and analysis of networked systems
  • Cyber-physical networked systems
  • Green and energy-efficient networks / networked systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as well as their application in, and impacts on, networking
  • Distributed ledger systems and applications
  • Emerging and future networked applications and distributed systems


  • Submission deadline: Friday, Friday, October 16th, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday, November 30th, 2020
  • Camera-ready due: Friday, January 29th, 2021

For other dates (Hot Topics, workshop proposals, PhD Forum, etc.) see


All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not considered elsewhere for publication. Demo papers must be 4 pages in total including all content, references and acknowledgments (at least 10pt font, one-column format). Demo submissions should incorporate a brief description of the demo and a system architecture illustration.

The papers will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by at least three members of the technical program committee.

Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the demo. Furthermore, a brief introduction of the topics (One-Minute-Madness) is used to attract attention of conference participants to the demo.

LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting instructions, are available online here.

Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF via this EasyChair link.

There will be a best demo award.

Demo Chairs

NetSys Demo PC

  • Maria Kihl, Lund University, Sweden
  • Antonella Molinaro, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Yasir Zaki, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Samir R. Das, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Dirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Thomas Zinner, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway