Welcome to the LCN web site! A particular welcome to those who are new to the IEEE LCN conference and this web site. You can find information on past LCN conferences in our "Prior LCN conferences" section. Nonetheless, a cordial welcome to our regular guests of LCN — both past authors/presenters as well as attendees.
The IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, is one of the networking industry's oldest, continuously running conferences. The LCN focuses on practical, leading-edge applications and research in the area of computer networks. It has an informal, workshop-style atmosphere, offering significant opportunity for speakers, panelists, and attendees to spend time together. The papers presented at the LCN are subject to thorough peer review and are published in the LCN Proceedings (online available via IEEE Xplore). Attendees come from around the world.
Both industry and academia are well represented. Topics of paper sessions include high-speed networking, high-performance protocols, local, metropolitan, and wide area networks, internetworking, network and protocol design, wireless networks, routing and switching, multimedia, networks, networking to/at home and office, security, object oriented communications, distributed systems, green networking, and real-time networks. Keynote speakers in past years include Fred Baker, Hari Balakrishnan, Raouf Boutaba, Ken Christensen, Dave Clark, Alan Crouch, Sajal Das, Chip Elliott, Denton Gentry, Dev Vrat Gupta, Geoff Huston, Bob Ianucci, Raj Jain, Stephen Kent, Edward Knightly, Alberto Leon-Garcia, Peter Martini, Peter Newman, Donal O'Mahony, Craig Partridge, Charles Perkins, Radia Perlman, Larry Roberts, Howard Salwen, Barbara van Schewick, Rich Seifert, David Skellern, Tim Wild, Stephen Wolff, and Guoliang Xue.
In 1998, LCN started to move from its long standing location of Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) to different locations all over the world, including cities in Europe and Australia.
LCN 2012 is the 37th meeting of this conference and it will be held in beautiful, tropical Clearwater, Florida (home of Winter the Dolphin!). We are looking forward to an exciting, vibrant assembly in our venue and again welcome both past and new attendees.