Call for Workshops

Call for Workshop Proposals

The IEEE INFOCOM 2016 conference will be held in San Francisco, CA, USA, April 10-15, 2016. In addition to the main conference's technical program, the conference will include a set of workshops. The goal of the workshops is to explore emerging research topics, and to provide a forum for authors to present early research results on these topics. We would like to have a limited number of workshops, with a high quality program dominated by contributed papers. Contributions to the workshops would be for presenting novel ideas in a less formal setting, possibly more focused on a particular topic than the regular conference sessions do. We seek proposals from individuals and teams interested in organizing strong workshops. Each workshop will be a full day, with 4 - 5 sessions of 1.5 hours each. The dates for paper submission, notification and camera-ready version would preferably be coordinated across the selected workshops. Papers submitted to the individual workshops will likely be due in December 2015 (the notification of acceptance date of the INFOCOM main conference is November 20, 2015), with the camera-ready version due in February. All workshop papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as various Abstracting and Indexing databases.
The workshop proposal, in plain text or PDF, should provide the following information:
1.      Title, scope and topics of the workshop
2.      The specifics of the workshop organization team
3.      Rationale

  • a.      Why the workshop is related to INFOCOM;
  • b.      Why the topic is current and important;
  • c.      Why the workshop may attract a significant number of submissions of good quality;
  • d.      Why the workshop differs from others; i.e., related workshops and conferences of similar topic;

4.      Tentative committee lists (organizers, steering committee if any, etc.)
5.      Workshop tentative internal and external schedule

  • a.        Submission deadline;
  • b.        Review deadline;
  • c.        Acceptance deadline;
  • d.        Camera ready;
  • e.        Program ready;

6.      Workshop format planned (papers, demos, panels, etc.)
7.      If the workshop has past workshops, the history of the workshop (where held, number of papers submitted and accepted, number of participants)
Please include a draft call for papers, if available.
Submission: Please send a whole copy of your proposal in PDF format to

Submission Deadline:                September 10, 2015
Acceptance Notification:           September 18, 2015