NetSys 2021: Call for Extended Abstracts and Hot Topics

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Sep 18, 2020, 6:25:33 AM9/18/20
International Conference on Networked Systems 2021
8-11 March 2021 - Lübeck, Germany

Call for Extended Abstracts and Hot Topic Papers

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.

NetSys21 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 focuses 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 2021 in Lübeck.

So, NetSys21 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 NetSys21 TPC will select extended abstract papers for presentation
and inclusion in the NetSys21 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
* 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: Friday, October 16th, 2020
* Notification of acceptance: Monday, November 30th, 2020
* Camera-ready due: Friday, January 29th, 2021

*Hot topic submissions*

* Registration & submission: Friday, December 18th, 2020
* Notification of acceptance: Friday, January 15th, 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 (at least 10pt 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
  Universität Hamburg, Germany

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