Call for Papers

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IEEE International Workshop on Information Centric Networking Solutions for Real World Applications (ICNSRA)

Today’s Internet traffic is dominated by content distribution and retrieval. With the continued, rapid explosion of networked content, it becomes challenging to efficiently and securely provide quality of experience to the end-user. Tomorrows Internet is expected to interconnect billions of devices for both machine-to-machine communications and integration into end-user applications, posing challenges in addressing, security, and ease of development. To handle the continued growth of the Internet content and the explosion of interconnected devices that are expected, Information Centric Networking (ICN) has emerged as an alternative to the current host-to-host communication paradigm. ICN has generated significant interest in the research community recently; as a result, within a very short period the research activity as well as experimental deployments of ICN has been significant. The state of the art of ICN is now at a stage that allow the concerned community of researchers and potential developers to explore how ICN applications can address real world problems. The objective of this workshop is to cover the recent research and development on the experimental evaluation of real world applications of information centric networking, especially where key challenges of scalability, security, and ease of authoring distributed application have been explored. The workshop intends to stimulate more discussions on state-of-the-art research in this field and how it can address significant opportunities and challenges emerging from an increasingly networked world. This workshop will offer a venue for researchers from both industry and academic to demonstrate their recent progresses on experimental validation of Information Centric Networking solutions for the real world applications as well as to identify remaining challenges towards broader ICN deployment.

Topics of Interest

Original papers are welcome on (but not limited to) experimental validation of Information Centric Networking solutions for the following real world applications:

  • ICN applications for Internet-of-Things
  • ICN applications for smart vehicles
  • ICN applications for Smart Grid and other critical infrastructure
  • ICN for content dissemination
  • ICN applications for mobility support
  • Social networking applications.
  • ICN applications on Real-time audio and video communications
  • ICN for infrastructure sharing
  • ICN applications within disaster scenarios and contested environments


Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: July 1, 2016 –> EXTENDED to July 15, 2016
  • Acceptance/rejection announcement: September 1, 2016 –> CHANGED to August 15, 2016
  • NEW–Author registration deadline: September 1, 2016
  • Website showing technical program: September 15, 2016
  • Final workshop papers due: October 1, 2016
  • Workshop: December 8, 2016


Author and Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for publication in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Conference Proceedings and for presentation in the workshop.

Papers should be submitted via EDAS.

Important IEEE Policy Announcement: The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Explore©) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE Communications society will take action against any author who engages in either practice. Follow these links to learn more:

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the workshop unless the Workshop Co-Chairs grant permission for a substitute presenter in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore©.

During the initial paper submission process via EDAS, it is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the author list and the paper title of the submitted pdf file is an exact match to the author list and paper title on the EDAS registration page. In particular, the EDAS registration page must include all co-authors, not just the submitting author. Failure to comply with this rule might result in your paper being withdrawn from the review process. Please be aware that the author list of an accepted paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript.

All final submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted at EDAS. Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found at here: You may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft Word: A4,US letter. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be done through EDAS.

If you have any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts, please contact one of the Technical Program Chairs of the Symposia that you are submitting a paper.


All request for registration transfers must be provided submitted to and received by Monday 31 October 2016. After October 31, there will be a US $100 transfer fee imposed and possible additional fees depending upon the new registrant’s membership status for each request.


Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Hidenori Nakazato (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Jeff Burke (UCLA, U.S.A.)

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