IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
10-13 May 2021 // Virtual Conference

Call For Papers [Main Conference]

Call For Papers [Main Conference]: PDF Version Is Available Here.

IEEE INFOCOM 2021 solicits research papers describing significant and innovative research contributions to the field of computer and data communications networks. We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research. Topics include but not limited to:

5G and beyond networks
Age of Information
Big data and machine learning for networks
Cellular networks
Cloud computing/mobile cloud computing
Challenged Environments (underwater, underground)
Cross-layer optimization and control
Cyber-physical systems
Datacenter networking
Dynamic spectrum sharing
Energy efficiency in networks
Edge and fog computing/networking
Fault tolerance, reliability and survivability
Information security and privacy
Information-centric networking
Interference management and mitigation
Internet architecture
Internet of Things
Localization and location-based services
Medium access control
MIMO-based networking
mmWave, THz, VLC, full duplex communication networks
Mobile sensing and applications
Mobility management and models
Multimedia networking
Network economics and pricing
Network management
Network measurement and analysis
Network security and privacy
Network virtualization
Optical networks
Overlay and peer-to-peer networks
Quality-of-service and resource management
Router and switch design
Routing and multicast
Scaling laws and fundamental limits
Smart grid applications
Social computing and networks
Software-defined networking
Vehicular networks
Web applications and content distribution
Studies on testbeds and large scale experimental platforms
Connected unmanned aerial/terrestrial/underwater systems


IEEE INFOCOM incorporates a rigorous double-blind review process, empowered by a fully automated review assignment system that analyzes the submitted manuscripts and the representative publications of TPC members, and matches the submissions to TPC members’ expertise and interests. The automated review assignment system, termed Erie, is described in the following paper. 


B. Li and Y.T. Hou. “The new automated INFOCOM review assignment system,” IEEE Network, vol.30, no.5, pp.18-24, Sept./Oct. 2016.


Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE INFOCOM 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. Full details of submission procedures and requirements for authors of accepted papers are available at


Important dates:

Abstract Due (SOFT): Saturday, 8 August 2020 (11:59pm EDT)
Full Paper Due (HARD): Saturday, 15 August 2020 (11:59pm EDT)
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, 4 December 2020


General Chair

Ben Liang (University of Toronto, Canada) 


TPC Chairs

Tarek F. Abdelzaher (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)

Jiangchuan (JC) Liu (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Kaushik Chowdhury (Northeastern University, USA) 


TPC Vice Chair for Information Systems (EDAS)

Lu Su (University of Buffalo, USA)


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