NetSys21 postponed to September 2021, deadlines extended

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Oct 22, 2020, 5:36:57 AM10/22/20
International Conference on Networked Systems 2021
Postponed from March 2021 to 20.-23. September 2021 - Lübeck, Germany
**All Deadlines extended**

Call for Extended Abstracts and Hot Topic Papers
The NetSys'21 has been postponed from March 2021 to 20.-23. September 2021 due to COVID-19 and in the hope to hold a conference with physical presence at this time.

The conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2021) is a traditional biennial event that provides an international forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent innovations in the realm of networked systems.

NetSys'21 is again a joint event organized by GI KuVS (GI, Communication and Distributed Systems) and VDE ITG (VDE, Information Technical Society). The NetSys21 technical program focusses on original contributions in the area of networking and distributed systems and also features invited presentations on hot topics in networking and distributed systems, an industry session, separate workshops, tutorials, posters, demos, an early work track, and a PhD forum. Also included is the annual 1-day ITG expert symposium “Future of Networking” (Zukunft der Netze, ZdN) with invited technical presentations on advanced topics in networking. The German GI FG on Operating Systems also plans to hold its annual workshop in combination with NetSys'21 in Lübeck.

So, NetSys'21 solicits the submission of extended abstracts presenting original and novel research and ideas as well as hot topic papers, i.e. presentations of papers that have already been accepted or published at other conferences or journals in the field during the last two years.

The NetSys'21 TPC will select extended abstract papers for presentation and inclusion in the NetSys'21 proceedings to be published open access via the journal Electronic Communications of the EASST (ECEASST) ( In addition, the PC of NetSys'21 will select the best submitted abstracts and ask their authors to submit extended versions to a special issue of ACM TOIT (

Hot topic presentations shall highlight recent and highly significant results in networked and distributed systems to be presented in a highly innovative, thought-provoking and stimulating format - containing, e.g., new research topics, directions, and methods. This includes recent papers which appeared (or are to appear) in top journals (such as TON or CCR) or top conferences (such as SIGCOMM, IMC, MobiCom, CoNEXT, INFOCOM, ICDCS) that are of high interest for the NetSys community.

Both, extended abstracts and hot topic papers, can include, but are not limited to the following topics:

* Network architectures and protocols
* Transport- and application-layer protocols
* Software-defined networking, network function virtualization, and further network softwarization
* Mobile, ad-hoc, opportunistic, vehicular, and sensor networks
* Novel concepts for tactile and low-latency communication
* Pertinent middleware architectures, platforms, and programming support for networked systems
* Internet of Things (IoT)
* Cloud computing, mobile cloud computing, fog and edge computing
* Network security and privacy
* Information-centric networking, content distribution and retrieval, and their co-existence with classical networks
* SoA, web services, and mobile services
* Consistency, reliability, availability in networking and distributed systems
* Advancements in social networks, social computing, data-intensive computing (big data)
* Methods for design, implementation and analysis of networked systems
* Cyber-physical networked systems
* Green and energy-efficient networks / networked systems
* Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as well as their application in, and impacts on, networking
* Distributed ledger systems and applications
* Emerging and future networked applications and distributed systems


*Extended abstract submissions*

* **Registration & submission:** extended to Monday, November 30th, 2020
* **Notification of acceptance:** Friday, January 15th, 2020
* **Camera-ready due:** Friday, February 15th, 2021

*Hot topic submissions*

* **Registration & submission:** extended to Friday, May 28th, 2021
* **Notification of acceptance:** Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

For other dates (workshop proposals, demo papers, early work and PhD Forum) see


All abstract submissions must be original, unpublished, and not considered elsewhere for publication. Extended abstracts are limited to 4 pages including references, figures and tables (11pt font, one-column format) in ECEASST-Style. LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting instructions, are available online here:

Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, via EasyChair:

The abstracts will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by at least three members of the technical program committee.

Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the extended abstract via a talk or potentially via a poster.

Accepted and presented extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings via the journal Electronic Communiations of EASST (

The authors of the best extended abstracts will be invited to submit a long version of their research to a special issue of ACM TOIT:


We expect submissions of papers already published or accepted at top-tier venues. Please submit the full paper or at least the front page (at least including title, authors, abstract, and publication venue) of the published paper as well as its complete reference.

Accepted hot topic papers have to be presented at the conference. The presentations will be 15-20 minutes per talk (at the discretion of the NetSys organizers).


* Mathias Fischer
  Universität Hamburg, Germany

* Winfried Lamersdorf
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