The 46th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 4-7, 2021, to be held virtually

The 46th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 4-7, 2021, virtually hosted in Edmonton, Canada

Call For Demos

IMPORTANT: After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to hold this year's LCN in a fully virtual conference. The conference dates remain the same.

Consider a virtual demo as an opportunity to showcase your work in a way that was not possible in physical meetings or would have required to travel with a lot of gear. We will do our best to accommodate demo author needs to present and discuss the demo virtually.


IEEE LCN 2021 will feature a demo session with the aim of providing demonstrations that validate important research issues and/or show innovative prototypes. Authors are invited to submit technical demonstrations (no more than 3 pages) showing innovative and original research. Authors are encouraged to highlight the research component of the demo and explicitly mention the novelty of the showcased technology/solution. The proposal should include one page that describes what conference participants will be able to see or experience during the demonstration.

IEEE LCN is looking for demonstrations in all topics covered by the main conference. Research prototypes as well as commercial products are welcome.

Demo Submission

Proposals (no more than 3 pages) must be submitted via EDAS to the LCN Demo Track.

Demonstrations will be selected based on their merits and expected interest from the LCN audience. All demo proposals will be reviewed by the members of the Demo Board via an EDAS score sheet. The scores will be provided to the authors along with the notification.

Virtual Demo Presentation

Demo presentations will be organised as parallel dedicated virtual rooms for each demo similar to a face-to-face demo session. Demo presenters will have the opportunity to perform live demos while also answering questions from the audience. In addition, authors of accepted demos will also be asked to record a video to best showcase the demo which will be available for attendees during the conference.

A best demo award will be awarded to the demo with the most votes from the audience.

Important dates

  • Demo Submission: August 16 September 6, 2021 [Extended]
  • Demo Acceptance: September 6 September 20, 2021
  • Demo Camera Ready: September 20, 2021 September 27, 2021

Registration for Demos

For conference registration, a demo is not regarded as a paper, i.e.,

  • Demo presenters with no accepted conference paper(s) must select "Non-Author Registration" when registering for the conference
  • Demo presenters with one or more accepted LCN papers incur no extra charge for a demo. The conference registration will cover their demo

Please feel free to contact the demo chair (see below) if you have any questions regarding the demo content or setup.

Demo Board

Demonstration Chair: Kanchana Thilakarathna, University of Sydney, Australia

Demo Board members to be announced...