Call for Extended Abstracts and Hot Topic Papers

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 NetSys21 technical program focusses on original contributions in the area of networking and distributed systems and also features invited presentations on hot topics in networking and distributed systems, an industry session, separate workshops, tutorials, posters, demos, an early work track, and a Ph.D. forum. Also included is the annual 1-day ITG expert symposium “Future of Networking” (Zukunft der Netze, ZdN) with invited technical presentations on advanced topics in networking. The German GI FG on Operating Systems also plans to hold its annual workshop in combination with NetSys 2021 in Lübeck.

So, NetSys 2021 solicits the submission of extended abstracts presenting original and novel research and ideas as well as hot topic papers, i.e. presentations of papers that have already been accepted or published at other conferences or journals in the field during the last two years.

The NetSys21 TPC will select extended abstract papers for presentation and inclusion in the NetSys 2021 proceedings to be published open access via the journal Electronic Communications of the EASST (ECEASST).

In addition, the PC of NetSys’21 will select the best submitted abstracts (submitted until the first deadline November 30, 2020) and invite their authors to submit extended versions to a special issue of ACM TOIT: SI on Recent Advances in Networks and Distributed Systems

Hot topic presentations shall highlight recent and highly significant results in networked and distributed systems to be presented in a highly innovative, thought-provoking and stimulating format - containing, e.g., new research topics, directions, and methods. This includes recent papers which appeared (or are to appear) in top journals (such as TON or CCR) or top conferences (such as SIGCOMM, IMC, MobiCom, CoNEXT, INFOCOM, ICDCS) that are of high interest for the NetSys community.

Both, extended abstracts and hot topic papers, can include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • 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

Important Dates

Extended abstract submissions

First Deadline

  • Registration & submission: Friday, October 16th, 2020 Monday, November 30th, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday, November 30th, 2020 Friday, January 15th, 2020
  • Camera-ready due: Friday, July 16th, 2021 Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Second Deadline

  • Registration & submission: Friday, May 28th, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
  • Camera-ready due: Friday, July 16th, 2021 Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Hot topic submissions

  • Registration & submission: Friday, December 18th, 2020 Friday, May 28th, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, January 15th, 2021 Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Submission Guidelines for Extended Abstracts

All abstract submissions must be original, unpublished, and not considered elsewhere for publication. Extended abstracts are limited to 4 pages including references, figures and tables (11pt font, one-column format). 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.

The abstracts 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 extended abstract via a talk or potentially via a poster.

Accepted and presented extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. The authors of the best extended abstracts (submitted until the first submission deadline) will be invited to submit a long version of their research to a special issue of ACM TOIT.

Submission Guidelines for Hot Topic Papers

We expect submissions of papers already published or accepted at top-tier venues. Please submit the full paper or at least the front page (at least including title, authors, abstract, and publication venue) of the published paper as well as its complete reference via this EasyChair link.

Accepted hot topic papers have to be presented at the conference. The presentations will be 15-20 minutes per talk (at the discretion of the NetSys organizers).

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