IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
17–20 May 2023 // New York area // USA

The 10th International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds (CNERT) - Call for Papers

The 10th International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds (CNERT)

Call for Papers

(INFOCOM 2023 will run as a hybrid conference, but all its workshops will be virtual)

Experimentation has played an important role in advancing research in computing and networking. Although theory and simulation are important tools for studying and analyzing the behavior of new protocols and algorithms, it is essential that new research ideas be validated on real systems, testbeds, and infrastructure that provides a platform for exploring new systems.

This workshop brings together researchers and technical experts to share experiences and advance the state-of-the-art in experimental research in areas such as networking, distributed systems, and cloud computing. It aims to inspire researchers to use testbeds in novel and interesting ways as a means to validate research ideas. Of particular interest are experiments on publicly available testbeds such as the CENI, Chameleon, CloudLab, DeterLab, Emulab, FABRIC, the Fed4FIRE+ and SLICES testbeds, FIT, OneLab, ORBIT, the PAWR project testbeds (AERPAW, ARA, COSMOS, POWDER-RENEW), among many others worldwide.

Paper Submissions: For CNERT 2023 we solicit:
●    6-page research papers. All research papers are encouraged to participate in the demo session. One additional page is permitted in the initial submission to provide a demo proposal associated with the paper (detailed below). 
●    2-page extended abstracts, plus a 1-page demo proposal (detailed below).

We solicit papers and demo proposals with experimental results from testbeds from areas including, but not limited to: 
●    Wireless network experimentation (including low-power wireless, Internet-of-Things and sensor networks, aerial drone networks, 5G, mmWave, RFID and backscattering networks)
●    Wired network experimentation (including optical networks)
●    Distributed systems
●    Cloud computing and big data
●    Edge computing
●    Computer and network security
●    Virtualization of radios and networks with advanced orchestration and management software
●    Software defined networking (SDN)
●    Future internet architectures (FIA)
●    Next generation internet (NGI)
●    Network economics and pricing
●    Financial networks and algorithmic trading
●    All state-of-the-art application topics are welcome with special emphasis on the above topics in networking and computing 

Experiments may focus on challenges including, but not limited to: 
●    Instrumentation and measurement
●    Large-scale experiments
●    Evaluation and analysis of experimental data
●    Creation and sharing of datasets of broad interest to the community
●    Experiment design and deployment
●    Designs for repeatability and reproducibility
●    Tools and services for testbed users and operators
●    Experiments on federated testbeds
●    Testbed implementation and deployment 

Demo Proposals: The CNERT workshop has a strong experimental component.  For consideration in the demo session, authors should provide additional information in a 1-page appendix:
●    A summary describing the demonstration.
●    The data sets used (if any) and expected results.
●    The testbed used for the demo.

Reproducibility:  To foster reproducibility in the area of computer and networking research, authors can provide, in a 1-page appendix, clearly defined artifacts not previously available, including traces, original data, source code, or tools developed as part of the submitted work. We strongly recommend participation in this aspect of the workshop. However, this is not a requirement to publish the work.

The CNERT 2023 Reproducibility Committee is responsible to award accepted papers badges, based on the ACM Artifact Review and Badging system. For papers to be eligible for badging, the authors (1) must opt-in to badging before the paper submission deadline, and (2) include a 1-page appendix in the submission that clearly describes the artifacts and provide pointers to the code and other artifacts. 

Best Paper and Best Demo Awards, and Badges:
In addition to a best paper and best demo award, if applicable, CNERT will present badges to papers that exemplify the principles of experiment repeatability and reproducibility on real systems with running code.  
Submission deadline: January 9, 2023 January 16, 2023
Notification: February 6, 2023 February 13, 2023
Camera ready: March 6, 2023 February 28, 2023
Workshop date: May 20, 2023

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