8th International Conference on Network Protocols

Osaka University Convention Center, Osaka, Japan 
November 14-17, 2000

In just seven years, ICNP has established itself as one of the premier conferences in the computer networking field. ICNP deals with all aspects of communication protocols, from design and specification, to verification, testing, performance analysis, and implementation. Protocol functions of interest include network access, switching, routing, flow and congestion control, multimedia transport, wireless and mobile networks, network security, web protocols and applications, electronic commerce, network management, interoperability, internetworking, home computing and networks and digital broadcasting. 

ICNP 2000 will be held in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan. Osaka is located in the Kansai area (including Osaka, Kyoto, Nara) in the South-West of Honshu, the biggest island of Japan. Osaka is internationally known as a city of commerce, and provides various attractions ranging from a taste of Japanese culture (such as the Osaka Castle) to shopping. 

Important Dates 

Paper Submission Deadline: May 10, 2000
Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2000 
Camera Ready Due: August 10, 2000 
Tutorials: November 14, 2000 
Conference: November 15 - 17, 2000 

Submission Information 

Submissions can be made via Web-based submission system ConfMan. 

Paper submission has two parts:
  1. Fill in the registration form at


    and submit it. Automatic email confirmation will be sent to the contact author when this step has been successfully completed.
  2. After the abstract submission is complete, you will receive instructions for completing the online submission. Email confirmation will be sent after the paper has been successfully printed by a member of the program committee.
If you experience problems at any stage in this process, or have any questions, please send email to the conference committee member at murata@ics.es.osaka-u.ac.jp.

ICNP 2000 Sponsors 

ICNP is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, and co-sponsored by IEICE Japan, IPS of Japan, and Osaka University. 

ICNP Steering Committee 

Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Insitute of Technology
Mohamed Gouda, University of Texas at Austin 
Simon Lam, University of Texas at Austin 
David Lee, Bell Labs 
Ming T. (Mike) Liu, Ohio State University 
Raymond Miller, University of Maryland, College Park 
Krishan Sabnani, Bell Labs

General Co-Chairs 

Yutaka Matsushita, Keio Univ. 
Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Tech 

Technical Program Co-Chairs 

Hideo Miyahara, Osaka Univ. 
David Lee, Bell Labs, Lucent 

Tutorial Chair 

Sukeichi Miki, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. 

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs 

Kenji Suzuki, KDD Co. 
Teruo Higashino, Osaka Univ.