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

Call for Workshop Proposals


Call for Workshop Proposals


10 May - 13 May 2021

Vancouver, Canada


The IEEE INFOCOM 2021 conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, on 10 May- 13 May, 2021. In addition to the main conference technical program, the conference will include a set of workshops.


The goals of the workshops are 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. While we expect that workshop papers would be less mature than a typical INFOCOM conference paper, they should present particularly novel ideas and approaches, which have the potential to make their way to full conference papers in future editions. Therefore, we expect that workshops will run a rigorous review process, to make sure programs will be of high quality. We will interact with the chairs of the selected workshops after the review phase, to discuss with them about a suitable acceptance rate and format of the workshop, based on the set of submitted and accepted papers. We seek proposals from individuals and teams interested in organizing strong workshops. Ideally, each workshop will be a full day, with 4 - 5 sessions of 1.5 hours each, or half day. The dates for paper submission, notification, camera-ready version, and session times will be coordinated across the selected workshops. Papers submitted to the individual workshops should be due on December 15 2020 (tentative, the notification of acceptance date of the INFOCOM main conference is December 4, 2020), with the paper acceptance notification due on January 15, 2021 (tentative) and camera-ready version due on February 282021 (tentative).  All workshop papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as various Abstracting and Indexing databases.


The workshop proposal, in PDF, should provide the following information, in the following format:



1. Title of the workshop

2. Names and affiliations of the organization team



3. Scope and topics of the workshop


4. Rationale

a. Why the workshop is related to INFOCOM 2021;

b. Why the topic is timely and important;

c. Why the workshop may attract a significant number of submissions of good quality;

d. Why the workshop may attract a large number of attendees, in addition to the authors;

e. Why the workshop differs from others; i.e., related workshops and conferences of similar topic;


5. Tentative committee lists (organizers, steering committee if any, etc.)

6. A draft call for papers

7. Workshop tentative internal and external schedule (expect adjustments by the workshops chairs to align all workshop schedules)

a. Submission deadline;

b. Review deadline;

c. Acceptance deadline;

d. Camera ready;

e. Program ready;

8. Workshop format planned (keynote, papers, demos, panels, etc.)



9. If the workshop has past editions, the history of the workshop (where held, number of papers submitted and accepted, peer reviewed or invited, number of attendees)


Please send a whole copy of your proposal in PDF format to: with subject "Submission of INFOCOM 2021 workshop proposal: XXX", where XXX should be replaced by the acronym of your workshop.


Submission Deadline:            September 25, 2020

Acceptance Notification:        October 5, 2020 or earlier

IEEE INFOCOM 2020 Workshops Chairs

Honggang Wang (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA) 

Danda B. Rawat (Howard University, USA)


Workshop Vice Chair for Information Systems (EDAS)

Dejun (DJ) Yang (Colorado School of Mines, USA)

Sen Su (BUPT, China)


Should you need any additional information or clarifications, feel free to contact us at

PDF version is available HERE.


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