The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
October 21-24, 2014          The Research Triangle, North Carolina


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The IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) is a premier conference on computer networks and network protocols. The conference scope includes all areas of computer networks and network protocols. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

Network protocol design, specification, verification, and analysis
Software defined networking
Network protocol implementation, testing, and measurement
Network management
Protocols for specific applications
Traffic engineering
Network architectures and high performance algorithms
Network virtualization
Measurement, simulation, and modeling of operational networks
Multicast, broadcast, and anycast
Fault-tolerance, survivability, and troubleshooting of networking systems
Network security and privacy
Peer to peer, overlay, and content distribution networks Cross-layer design and optimization
Resource allocation, management, Quality of Service
Enterprise networks
Wireless, RFID, mobile, ad-hoc, vehicular, and sensor networks
Cloud computing
Operating system and host support for networking
Information centric networking
Networking issues for emerging applications
Energy aware networking
Routing, switching, and addressing
Online social networks
Datacenter and storage area networks Network economics

This year, ICNP solicits two types of papers: regular papers of at most 12 pages each, and concise papers of at most 6 pages each. A regular paper describes an important research project that has been completed, whereas a concise paper describes a significant contribution in a research project that may still be in progress. Thus, the completed version of any concise paper can be submitted and published in another venue at a later year. Regular papers and concise papers will have different submission and notification deadlines and they will be reviewed by different sets of TPC members.

Up to two of the best papers from ICNP will be fast-tracked in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, with a streamlined journal review process. Acceptance of fast-tracked papers in ToN is not guaranteed, but is more likely than a regular submission. For details of this process, please refer to

Submission policy for both regular and concise papers:

  1. All papers should adhere to the IEEE Computer conference paper format (IEEEtran.cls) and the font size should be no smaller than 10 pt.
  2. ICNP uses a double-blind review process. The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. To ensure double-blind reviewing, author names and affiliations should not appear in the paper; bibliographic references should be made in such a way as to preserve author anonymity; acknowledgement with identifiable names and funding sources should be removed. Note that own work should be cited as a third person. Papers violating this double-blind review policy will be rejected without review. Note that double-blind violations are sometimes not discovered until well into the review process, so authors are strongly advised to heed the above requirements at submission time.
  3. Authors need to indicate in their submissions all TPC members with whom they have conflicts of interest. An author and a TPC member have a conflict of interest if one of the following conditions is satisfied: (1) They are currently employed at the same institution, or they have been employed at the same institution within the last 12 months, or they are going to be employment at the same institution within the next 6 months. (2) The author and the TPC member had an advisor-advisee relationship. (3) The author and the TPC member have collaborated on a project, a publication, or a grant proposal within the past 4 years. (4) The author and the TPC member have family relationship or are close personal friend. Authors should not improperly identify TPC members as conflicts to avoid individuals who might review their papers.
  4. At least one author of an accepted paper, whether regular or concise, is expected to register at the full rate of the conference and to present the paper at the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings and be submitted to the IEEE digital library. Papers not presented by an author at the conference will not be published in the proceedings or submitted for inclusion in the IEEE digital library.

Integrity policy for both regular and concise papers:

ICNP strictly enforces the following integrity policies. Authors violating these policies will cause their submissions to be rejected without review. Furthermore, ICNP may take action against individuals who have engaged in such violation; example actions include, but are not limited to, contacting the institutions of the authors and publicizing the details of the case.
  1. Submitted papers should not be previously published nor under review by another conference or journal. In some cases, the ICNP chairs may share information about submitted papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the integrity of papers under consideration.
  2. Authors are prohibited from informing any TPC member of any identifiable information (such as titles) of their submissions.

Important dates for regular papers:

Paper Submission              May 9, 2014, 11:59 PM EST (FIRM)
Acceptance Notification    July 4, 2014, 11:59 PM EST
Camera Ready Version     Aug 15, 2014, 11:59 PM EST

Important dates for concise papers:

Paper Submission              May 23, 2014, 11:59 PM EST (FIRM)
Acceptance Notification    July 4, 2014, 11:59 PM EST
Camera Ready Version     Aug 15, 2014, 11:59 PM EST