The 48th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 2-5, 2023, in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (Hybrid)

Call For Workshops


Scope and Overview

The IEEE LCN 2023, now in its 48th year, is the premier conference on theoretical and practical aspects of computer networking. LCN will feature a series of half and full-day workshops and invites the submission of workshop proposals. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics that are more focused than what is being covered in the main conference. Workshops should highlight current topics related to theoretical and practical aspects of computer networking as well as emerging state-of-the-art visionary topics, and should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Accepted LCN 2023 workshop papers will be included in the conference proceeding published in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, showing their affiliation with IEEE LCN. We expect all accepted workshops to adhere to a common paper submission (i.e., two-column IEEE conference style, maximum paper length of six pages) and reviewing schedule, as outlined in the dates indicated below. Workshop Co-chairs will provide support for organizers of accepted workshops to ensure a high-quality workshop program and that accepted articles meet all IEEE publication requirements.

To be included in the conference proceedings, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the workshop.

Workshop Proposal Format

Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include (please follow the following order in your proposal):

  • Title of the workshop and its intended acronym.
  • Workshop organizers (names, affiliation and contact information).
  • Scope and technical topics of the workshop (up to one page).
  • Rationale (up to one page):
    • Why the topic is current and important.
    • Why the workshop may attract a significant number of submissions of good quality.
    • Why the workshop may attract many attendees in addition to the authors.
  • A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words).
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members (at least ten) and invited speakers.
  • Planned format of the workshop, including:
    • Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and a tentative schedule.
    • Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels.
  • If applicable, a description of past versions of the workshop, including dates, organizers, numbers of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees.
  • Draft Call for Papers (up to one page).
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan.

Workshop Proposal Submission

Workshop proposals should be sent in PDF format to the Workshop Co-chairs.

Workshop Preparation and Organization Timeline

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Notification of Selection: March 1, 2023

Aplicants should assume for now the following dates for workshop schedules (to be confirmed):

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: July 31, 2023
  • Camera-ready Papers Due: August 15, 2023

Workshop Co-Chairs

For any additional information, please contact the Workshop Co-chairs.

  • Mervat Abu-Elkheir (German University in Cairo - Egypt)
  • Nils Aschenbruck (Osnabrück University - Germany)