The 43nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 1-4, 2018, Chicago, USA

Welcome to Chicago



The IEEE LCN conference is the premier conference on theoretical and practical aspects of computer networking. LCN is highly interactive, enabling an effective interchange of results and ideas among researchers, users, and product developers. Major developments from high-speed networks to the global Internet to specialized sensor networks have been reported at past LCNs. Please join us for our 43rd annual meeting in Chicago!

Important Dates

Paper registration: April 2, 2018

Paper submission: April 16 May 3, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: July 2, 2018

Demonstration proposals: July 25, 2018

Final paper: August 6, 2018



October 3, 2018: The Conference4me smartphone app allows you to plan your participation in LCN 2018 by providing easy access to Technical Program and Session Information. Download the app for Amazon, iOS, or Windows Phone devices. Once downloaded, search for "LCN 2018".

September 19, 2018: Videos from the 2017 LCN Conference have been posted to the LCN YouTube Channel.

August 14, 2018: The Demonstrations have been posted and due date for Demo camera-ready papers extended.

August 9, 2018: The Technical Program has been posted.

July 17, 2018: The Poster Presentation Instructions have been posted.

July 11, 2018: The fellowship application deadline for the Networking Networking Women (N2 Women) has been posted.

July 11, 2018: The Author Instructions (Final Camera Ready Submissions) page has been posted.

July 6, 2018: The Student Participation Grants page has been updated with instructions for applications.

July 4, 2018: The Call for Demonstrations page has been updated with new dates for proposals.

July 2, 2018: The Conference Registration page has been posted.

June 21, 2018: The Hotel Reservation page has been posted.

April 21, 2018: Read about the LCN's first ever Student Job Fair!

April 10, 2018: The Call for Workshops has been posted. See the Workshops page for additional information.

March 1, 2018: The Corporate Conference Support Levels page has been updated with information for potential patrons.

January 31, 2018: The Call for Demonstrations page has been updated with information for demo authors.

January 30, 2018: The LCN has introduced a LinkedIn presence. Check it out!!

December 6, 2017: The LCN 2018 Web site is now live! See the Call for Papers to plan for the 43rd Annual LCN. The LCN 2017 and earlier conferences are archived under the Prior LCN Conferences tab.