NetSys 2023, International Conference on Networked Systems 2023

4-7 September 2023 – Potsdam, Germany

Extended Abstracts and Hot Topic Papers

The biennial Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys) provides an international forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent innovations in networked and distributed systems.

In 2023, NetSys is again jointly organized by GI KuVS (GI, Communication and Distributed Systems) and VDE ITG (VDE, Information Technical Society). The NetSys23 technical program focusses on hot topics and current developments in the areas of networking and distributed systems. It invites extended abstracts in the following areas:

  • extended abstracts of extensions of already published work
  • hot topics and position papers
  • extended abstracts of original and unpublished work

The main focus of the conference is networking and discussing on-going work and hot topics. Accept papers will be invited to present during the conference and will be published on the conference website online (copyright remains with authors, no proceedings).

Hot topic presentations shall highlight recent and highly significant results in networked and distributed systems to be presented in a highly innovative, thought-provoking and stimulating format - containing, e.g., new research topics, directions, and methods. This includes recent papers which appeared (or are to appear) in top journals (such as TON or CCR) or top conferences (such as SIGCOMM, IMC, MobiCom, CoNEXT, INFOCOM, ICDCS) that are of high interest for the NetSys community.

Both, extended abstracts and hot topic papers, can include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Network architectures and protocols
  • Transport- and application-layer protocols
  • Software-defined networking, network function virtualization, and further network softwarization
  • Mobile, ad-hoc, opportunistic, vehicular, and sensor networks
  • Novel concepts for tactile and low-latency communication
  • Pertinent middleware architectures, platforms, and programming support for networked systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cloud computing, mobile cloud computing, fog and edge computing
  • Network security and privacy
  • Information-centric networking, content distribution and retrieval, and their co-existence with classical networks
  • SoA, web services, and mobile services
  • Consistency, reliability, availability in networking and distributed systems
  • Advancements in social networks, social computing, data-intensive computing (big data)
  • Methods for design, implementation and analysis of networked systems
  • Cyber-physical networked systems
  • Green and energy-efficient networks / networked systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as well as their application in, and impacts on, networking
  • Distributed ledger systems and applications
  • Emerging and future networked applications and distributed systems

Important Dates

Extended abstract submissions

  • Registration & submission: Friday, June 23rd, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 21st, 2023
  • Camera-ready due: Friday, August 18th, 2023

Hot topic submissions

  • Registration & submission: Friday, June 23rd, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 21st, 2023

Submission Guidelines for Extended Abstracts

All abstract submissions must be original, unpublished, and not considered elsewhere for publication. Extended abstracts are limited to 4 pages including references, figures and tables (11pt font, one-column format). LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, are available online here.

Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF via this Microsoft CMT link.

The abstracts will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by at least three members of the technical program committee.

Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the extended abstract.

Submission Guidelines for Hot Topic Papers

We expect submissions of papers already published or accepted at top-tier venues. Please submit the full paper or at least the front page (at least including title, authors, abstract, and publication venue) of the published paper as well as its complete reference via this Microsoft CMT link.

Accepted hot topic papers have to be presented at the conference as posters.

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