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





The CNERT workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers which are not under review by any journal or conference. Accepted and presented research papers and extended abstracts 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

Overview of Submission Instructions:

  • Paper page limit

○ Full paper track: 6 pages + 1 optional page for demo description + 1 optional page for reproducibility instructions

○ Extended abstract track: 2 pages + 1 required page for demo description

  • Author information: Required. (The reviews will be single blind.)

Paper Instructions

Papers must be written in English. Only electronic submissions will be accepted (see instructions below). Papers not meeting the exact guidelines detailed below will be returned to the authors.

Format and Length

Submitted papers must be no longer than the page lengths described above, in double-column format with standard margins (i.e., at least one inch all around) and at least a 10 point font. This length includes everything: Figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth. Longer submissions will not be reviewed. Papers should include a title; full list of authors, their organization and email address; and an abstract of 200 or fewer words. Accepted full papers and extended abstracts will be published in the INFOCOM proceedings (not including the 1 page demo description and/or 1 page reproducibility instructions; i.e., 6 pages will be published for full papers, and 2 pages will be published for extended abstracts).

All papers must adhere to IEEE formatting standards. Consult the IEEE Transactions LaTeX and Microsoft Word Style Files. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) and compatible with Acrobat (English version), not including any special characters or non-standard fonts. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it, using only standard tools and postscript printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts. Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.

Papers should be formatted for printing on US LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.

Dual Submissions

Once submitted to CNERT, a paper cannot be submitted to another workshop, conference or journal until the CNERT acceptance decision is known. Similarly, a paper that is under consideration elsewhere, including a workshop or journal, cannot simultaneously be submitted to CNERT. If some of the material in a submission has appeared in a workshop, the paper should so indicate. This is only acceptable if the paper submitted to CNERT provides substantial additional results compared to the earlier or pending publication. 

Electronic Submission

All submissions are handled through the EDAS link:

Registration and Presentation

At least one of the authors of each paper presented at the workshop must be registered in a non-student category. Additionally, each paper has to be presented at the workshop in order for the paper to be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE digital library. In 2021, INFOCOM and its workshops will be held virtually.


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