Call for Workshop Proposals

The ICIN conference, established in 1989 and praised for the richness of its social networking, is also recognized for its continuous adaptation to emerging technical trends. 2019 will be the year of first large-scale 5G trials world-wide, targeting early network introduction, preliminary experimentation of network intelligence and orchestration solutions, and moving towards commercial large scale introduction in the 2020 horizon. At ICIN 2019, the driving theme is “Network AI and Zero-Touch Communication Systems”: we focus on the challenges related to the integration of analytics and orchestration solutions, enablers and methods, into automatic and autonomic service delivery and network management and operations.

The scope of the ICIN workshops is intended to be complementary to the main conference or to focus on specific aspects in clouds, Internet, networks. Topics of interest for potential ICIN 2019 workshops include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Time-sensitive networking and real-time communications
  • (Industrial) Internet of Things
  • Artificial intelligence in networking
  • Dependability and survivability
  • Fog, Edge, and Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Blockchain applications
  • Next Generation Protocols
  • Future Internet Architectures
    (e.g., Recursive InterNetwork, Decentralized Internet Infrastructure)

The ICIN 2019 Chairs and the organizing committee of ICIN 2019 invite proposals for the workshops to be held on Monday, 18 February 2019 in Paris, France, in conjunction with the main technical program of ICIN 2019. The researchers and practitioners interested in organizing the workshops are invited to submit workshop proposals. The purpose of the ICIN 2019 workshops is to provide participants with an international forum and opportunity to discuss novel research ideas and challenges on innovations in clouds, Internet and networks.

Workshop Proposal Submission Guidelines

To propose a workshop in conjunction with ICIN 2019, please submit a workshop proposal including the following information:

  • Workshop scope and content
    • Title of the workshop.
    • Motivation and rationale for the workshop; the workshop scope and the introduction of the technical issues that the workshop will address.
    • Draft Call for Papers (CFP) including the specific topics of interests; the CFP should be as complete as possible.
  • Workshop organizer information
    • Names and affiliations of main organizers; detailed contact information of the workshop organizers.
    • One paragraph about each organizer's biography, background and relation to ICIN.
    • One paragraph about experience on conference/workshop organization.
  • Workshop organization
    • The workshop organizers should decide whether they want to publish the workshop proceedings as part of the ICIN proceedings.
    • Important anticipated deadlines of the workshop, taking into account the ICIN 2019 deadlines for camera ready papers and workshop date.
    • Please indicate whether prospective TPC members have been contacted, and whether they have accepted the invitation.
    • Workshop format, including expected number of presented papers, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, etc.
    • If appropriate, the financial support the workshop intends to receive from a third-party.
  • Workshop papers and participants
    • Expected number of participants and the expected number of submissions (if appropriate).
    • Prior history of this workshop, if any, including number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and attendee count.
    • A list of people whom you have solicited (or plan to solicit) to participate at the workshop. Please indicate how you intend to encourage participation at the workshop.
    • One paragraph describing on how you will advertise and distribute to attract more papers for your workshop.
    • A list of 10 potential authors who have agreed to submit a paper including a tentative title.

Further Information

If workshop organizers decide to publish the workshop papers in the ICIN proceedings:

  • Submitted papers must be original work, not under review at other journals/conferences, and may comprise a maximum of 6 A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) pages in 2-column IEEE conference style with a minimum font size of 10 pt. Papers should be submitted electronically using the EDAS online submission system. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors.
  • Acceptance rate of workshop papers must be below 50% to be included in IEEE Xplore.
  • Submitted papers are single-blind reviewed. All workshop papers must be reviewed by at least 3 TPC members.
  • Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Workshop papers must be at least 3 pages long and at most 6 pages.
  • EDAS submission system will be set up by the ICIN organizers for the workshops.

ICIN offers the following support for the workshop organizers

  • Local arrangements including registration.
  • EDAS support for the review process of the workshop papers.

Workshops Contact:

All workshop proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the ICIN 2019 Workshop Chairs.

Important Workshop dates

  • Workshop proposals deadline
    July 15, 2018
  • Notification of proposal decision
    August 15, 2018
  • (Suggested workshop paper submission deadline
    December 1, 2018)
  • Workshop camera-ready papers (hard deadline)
    January 10, 2019
  • Workshop date
    February 18, 2019

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