The 47th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), September 26-29, 2022, hybrid format (hosted in Edmonton, Canada)

Instructions for Presenters at LCN 2022


Presenters

To be published in the IEEE LCN 2022 Conference Proceedings, and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, at least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference. Sharing of the paper upload code is strictly prohibited.

Important note:

All attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in person. While we are planning to accommodate a few remote presentations when the need arises, it is our expectation that every presenter will do their best to attend in person. If you are presenting a paper, and not planning to attend the conference in person, please notify the TPC Chairs as soon as possible. Hybrid events require significant planning to ensure a smooth program that is engaging for all participants, and we ask you to inform us if you are unable to attend. The deadline to inform us is July 30, 2022.

When you attend the conference, you will need to show up in your designated session and present your talk. The duration of your presentation depends on the track your paper is accepted in. Specifically, these are the time limits for paper presentations:

  • Regular papers:15 minutes
  • Symposium or Short papers: 10 minutes
  • Doctoral – full papers: 10 minutes
  • Doctoral – promising ideas: 5 minutes

There will also be a short Q&A session after your presentation, and a longer discussion that involves all authors at the end of each session. A longer discussion is planned for all Doctoral track papers, as we aim to provide fruitful and constructive feedback to doctoral candidates discussing their contributions.

Virtual Presenters

If you are unable to travel to the conference, you have the option to present your paper virtually. All papers must be presented "live" by one of the authors in order to appear in the conference proceedings. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Given that network connection issues may arise, hindering clear live presentations, the session chairs may ask the presenter to focus their communication on the Q&A following their paper, and the chair will play a pre-recorded version of the paper. Authors of papers that will be presented remotely will, therefore, need to prepare a pre-recorded video with their presentation of their paper with the following time limits (which will be used as a back up):

  • Regular papers: 10 minutes
  • Symposium, Short or Doctoral (full track) papers: 8 minutes
  • Doctoral (promising ideas track) papers: 5 minutes

Videos are to be uploaded on the paper's EDAS record by August 30, 2022, in a similar fashion as the camera-ready paper.

The presenting author for each paper is still expected to present their topic live and attend their session, otherwise the paper will be marked as a no-show and withdrawn from the proceedings, even if the video is already uploaded. In case the session chair resorts to the recording if the network connection is weak, the presenter is expected to at least address questions about their paper, and engage in the ensuing Q&A session.

For each paper, the presenter of the paper must be indicated on the EDAS record and their bio uploaded.

Videos should contain a prominent view of the presentation slides along with audio of the spoken presentation.

To re-iterate, please note that offline recordings are not a replacement for no-shows.

If a last-minute change occurs in your travel plans (e.g., border closing in your country), then this change must be communicated to the TPC chairs immediately. In such a case, your pre-recorded video must be submitted to EDAS at least a week before the conference starts. Note that if you anticipate such a possibility of change in your plans, it would be prudent to prepare a pre-recorded video and upload it on EDAS as a contingency plan, and follow the guidelines above for remote presentation.

Questions?

Please reach out to the TPC Chairs, Sharief Oteafy and Eyuphan Bulut if you have any questions or concerns.