11th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

November 4-7, 2003

Submission Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Papers not meeting the guidelines will be returned to the authors.

Format and Length

  • Submissions must be no longer than twelve (12) pages in double column format with standard margins and at least a 10 point font --- larger if possible. This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth. Longer submissions will not be reviewed.
  • Provide an abstract of fewer than 200 words.
  • Number the pages.
  • The paper must be submitted in PDF or Postscript format. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools and postscript printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts.
  • Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.
  • Make sure that the output has been formatted for printing on LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.

Dual Submissions

Once submitted to ICNP, a paper cannot be submitted to another workshop, conference or journal until the ICNP acceptance decision is known. To do so is to risk wasting one of our community's scarcest resources: reviewer effort. Similarly, a paper that is under consideration elsewhere, including a workshop or journal, cannot simultaneously be submitted to ICNP.

If some of the material in a submission has appeared in a workshop, the paper should so indicate. This is only acceptable if the paper submitted to ICNP provides substantial additional results compared to the earlier or pending publication.

Electronic Submission

Papers are being handled through an EDAS server. Submission is a two-step process: first you register the paper with EDAS. Then you will be given instructions for uploading the paper into the system. You will need to be "logged in" as an EDAS user to complete the process. The first time you access this system you must create a user account. To begin the process, click on the link below. Please indicate the topics/keywords relevant to your paper when registering it, as these will be used to match papers to reviewers. Please note the HARD deadline for paper submissions: 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Submit a paper to ICNP 2003 (disabled).

Important Note: Registration Policy

The organizers of ICNP have instituted the following policy:

"At least one of the authors of each paper presented at the conference must be registered in a non-student category."


Proposals for tutorials are solicited. Proposals will be evaluated on the expertise and experience of the instructors, and on the relevance of the subject matter.

Tutorial proposers must submit a description of the tutorial to tutorials@icnp03.cc.gatech.edu. Please include the following information:

Tutorial Title
Half Day/Full Day
Presenter's Position
Tutorial Abstract (less than 150 words)
Tutorial Outline (Table of Contents)
Presenter's Bio (less than 150 words)

Deadline for submission of Tutorial Proposals is Friday, May 23, 2003. Acceptance notification will be by July 25.