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LCN 2016 : The 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks


Conference Series : Local Computer Networks
When Nov 7, 2016 - Nov 10, 2016
Where Dubai, UAE
Abstract Registration Due Apr 18, 2016
Submission Deadline Apr 25, 2016
Notification Due Jul 25, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2016
Categories    computer networks   internet protocols

Call For Papers

Call for Papers:
LCN 2016 - The 41st Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)

Paper registration: April 18th, 2016
The Address, Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE
November 7-10, 2016

The IEEE LCN conference is the premier conference on the leading edge of theoretical and practical aspects of computer networking. LCN is a highly interactive conference that enables an effective interchange of results and ideas among researchers, users, and product developers. For the past 40 years, major developments from high-speed local networks to the global Internet to specialized sensor networks have been reported at this conference.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Personal and wearable networks
- Wireless ad hoc, sensor, and RFID networks
- Information-centric networking
- Embedded networks
- Opportunistic networking
- Delay-tolerant networks
- Cognitive radio networks
- Vehicular networks
- Underwater sensor networks
- Cyber-phyiscal systems
- Social networks
- Mobile and ubiquitous networking
- Green networking
- Overlay and peer-to-peer networks
- Local-area and metropolitan-area networks
- Storage-area networks
- Routing and transport protocols
- Software Defined Networking
- Internet of Things
- Link technologies
- Adaptive networking applications
- Authentication, authorization, accounting
- Security and privacy
- Cross-layer optimization
- Mobility and Location-dependent services
- Multimedia and real-time communication
- Machine-to-Machine communications for smart environments
- Smart cities
- Network management, reliability, and QoS
- Network traffic characterization and measurements
- Performance evaluation of networks
- Testbeds for network experiments
- Network coding
- Optical and high-speed access networks

Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or a journal. Full papers (up to 8 camera-ready pages, 10pt font in IEEE format) should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the conference. Short papers are an opportunity to present preliminary or interim results and are limited to 4 camera-ready pages. Short papers will be presented in a poster session. Both full and short papers are published in the proceedings and IEEE Xplore. All papers must include title, complete contact information for all authors, abstract, and keywords on the cover page. IEEE reserves the right to remove papers from IEEE Xplore that are not presented at the conference.

Paper submission:
Papers must be registered on EDAS and submitted in PDF format. Detailed submission instructions are available at the conference website.

Direct your questions to the Program Chairs:
Jens Toelle ( and
Kemal Akkaya (

Proposals are solicited for research demonstrations. A proposal (no more than 3 pages) should describe the scope, significance and required equipment. Proposals should be submitted via EDAS to the LCN Demo Track.

Important dates
Paper registration: April 18 2016
Paper submission: April 25, 2016
Notification of acceptance: July 25, 2016
Final paper: August 15, 2016
Demonstration proposal: August 5, 2016

Organizing Committee

General Chair
Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales, Australia
General Co-Chair
Rachid Benlamri, Canadian University of Dubai, UAE
Program Chair
Jens Tölle, Fraunhofer-FKIE, Germany
Program Co-Chair
Kemal Akkaya, Florida International University, USA
Publications Chair
Karl Andersson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Workshops Chair
Olivier Mehani, Data61 CSIRO, Australia
Local Arrangements Chair
Adel Ben Mnaouer, Canadian University of Dubai
Local Arrangements Co-Chair
Emad Eddine Mohamed, Canadian University of Dubai, UAE
Finance Chair
Frank Huebner, USA
Registration Chair
Katrin Reitsma, Motorola Solutions, USA
Corporate Relations Chair
Arafat Dweik, Khalifa University, UAE
Demonstrations Chair
Matthias Hollick, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Publicity Co-Chairs
Soumaya Cherkaoui, Université Sherbrooke, Canada
Hwee Pink Tan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Student Grants Chair
Fadi Al-Turjman, Middle East Technical University, Cyprus
Gary Kessler, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Steering Committee

Nils Aschenbruck, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Joe Bumblis, IEEE TCCC Executive Committee, USA
Ken Christensen, University of South Florida, USA
Ehab Elmallah, University of Alberta, Canada
Matthias Frank, University of Bonn, Germany
Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State University, USA
Gary Kessler, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Tom Pfeifer, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich + ETH, Switzerland
Tim Strayer, BBN, USA
Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, USA
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.

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