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WNS3 2013 : The Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3) 2013


When Mar 5, 2013 - Mar 5, 2013
Where Cannes, France
Submission Deadline Dec 5, 2012
Notification Due Jan 16, 2013
Final Version Due Jan 30, 2013
Categories    communications   networking   computer science   simulation

Call For Papers

Please consider the possibility of accepting our invitation to contribute
and/or encourage your colleagues to make submissions to the Workshop on ns-3
(WNS3) 2013. WNS3 is a one day workshop held in conjunction with the sixth
International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools
The workshop will be held on March 5, 2013, in Cannes, France. The
objective of the workshop is to gather ns-3 users and developers, together
with networking simulation practitioners and users, and developers of other
network simulation tools, to discuss about the ns-3 simulator and related

WNS3 invites authors to submit original high quality papers presenting
different aspects of developing and using ns-3. Accepted papers will be
made available in the ACM Digital Library and EU Digital Library (Check
the Copyright section below for caveats).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

* new models, devices, protocols and applications for ns-3
* using ns-3 in modern networking research
* comparison with other network simulators and emulators
* speed and scalability issues for ns-3
* multiprocessor and distributed simulation with ns-3, including the use
of GPUs
* validation of ns-3 models
* credibility and reproducibility issues for ns-3 simulations
* user experience issues of ns-3
* frameworks for the definition and automation of ns-3 simulations
* post-processing, visualisation and statistical analysis tools for ns-3
* models ported from other simulators to ns-3 and models ported from ns-3
to other simulation environments
* using real code for simulation with ns-3 and using ns-3 code in network
* integration of ns-3 with testbeds, emulators, and other simulators or
* using ns-3 API from programming languages other than C++ or Python
* porting ns-3 to unsupported platforms
* network emulation with ns-3
* ns-3 documentation issues
* ns-3 community issues
* using ns-3 in education and teaching to use ns-3

Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 8 pages. Authors
should submit papers through
EasyChair( in
PDF format, complying with the ACM conference proceedings format. Submitted
papers must not have been submitted for review or published (partially or
completely) elsewhere. Every paper will be peer-reviewed. At least one
author of each accepted paper must register and present the work at the

== Acceptance Criteria ==

Papers will be accepted based on the relevance, novelty, and impact of the
contribution, as well as the quality of writing and presentation.

Authors presenting new ns-3 models, frameworks, integration setups, etc. are
encouraged to include all traditional parts of a scientific paper:
introduction, motivation, related work, assumptions, verification and
validation, conclusions and references. As a general rule, papers that only
document source code will be rejected.

Authors presenting networking research using ns-3 are encouraged to follow
best simulation practices and focus particularly on the credibility and
reproducibility of simulation results. As a general rule, papers that only
present simulation results obtained without any significant modification to
the ns-3 simulator, and without a focus on simulation methodology, will be
considered out of scope and rejected.

We strongly encourage authors of all papers, demonstrations, and posters to
include links to relevant source code and instructions on how to use it.
This will make contributions more useful for the ns-3 community. For papers
presenting new ns-3 models, a link to the respective code review issue will
be a plus.

Please do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs if you are uncertain
whether your submission falls within the scope of the workshop.

== Copyright Policy ==

Authors of accepted papers to WNS3 have the option to perform a
copyright transfer according to the ICST Copyright Policy.
The copyright transfer is mandatory in order to have the paper
published in the proceedings (including posting to ACM Digital
Library and to EU Digital Library).
If the authors don't want to perform the copyright transfer, their
work will not be published in the proceedings, and they will
be responsible for disseminating their work after the workshop.

In the spirit of open source, we encourage authors of published
papers to exercise their right to publish author-prepared versions
on their respective home page, or on a publicly accessible server
of their employer.

== Demonstrations and Posters ==

In addition to the regular paper track, we are organising an
exhibition-style demonstration and poster session, not to be published on
the conference proceedings. The aim is to foster interactive discussions on
work-in-progress, new problem statements, ideas for future development

To propose a demonstration or poster, please submit a one or two page long
related to ns-3, and display innovative prototypes.
extended abstract in PDF format to the TPC chairs. For demonstrations, the
abstract should include the basic idea, the scope, and significance of the
same. Additionally, please provide information about the equipment to be
used for the demonstration and whether any special arrangements will be
needed. Be as specific as possible in describing what you will demonstrate.
Please include an estimate of the space, and setup time needed for your

Accepted poster and demo abstracts will be published on the ns-3 web site.
At least one author of each accepted demo/poster must register and present
the work at the conference.

== Awards ==

One Best Paper, one Best Student Paper and one Best Demo or Poster will be
selected through peer reviews and will be announced at the workshop. Only
papers with a student as the first author are eligible for the Best Student
Paper Award.

== Developers' Meeting ==

The next ns-3 developers' meeting will be held at the WNS3 site. The final
date and any more information on the same will be announced on the
ns-3 wiki(

== Important Dates ==

Papers submission deadline: December 5, 2012
Notification of acceptance: January 16, 2013
Camera-ready deadline: January 30, 2013
Demos and posters proposal deadline: February 20, 2013
Workshop in Cannes: March 5, 2013
Developers' meeting: TBA

== Contacts ==

For all questions on WNS3, please do not hesitate to contact the WNS3 TPC

* Vedran Miletic (vmiletic at
* Tommaso Pecorella (tommaso.pecorella at

More information can be found on

Best regards,

Vedran and Tommaso

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