Message from the General Chairs
Nariman Farvardin Min Song
IEEE INFOCOM 2023 General Chairs
Greetings from IEEE INFOCOM 2023!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we welcome you to IEEE INFOCOM 2023, the 42nd convening of the IEEE Conference on Computer Communications.
This year’s conference marks the first time IEEE INFOCOM has been held on a university campus, and we are delighted that Stevens Institute of Technology is serving as the inaugural university host. As a technological research university located on the banks of the Hudson River, Stevens is committed to providing all participants a stimulating technical program, an exceptional conference experience and stunning views of and easy access to New York City.
As you may recall, INFOCOM was held only virtually in the past three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, we are delighted to offer both in-person and remote participation for INFOCOM 2023. This conference draws researchers from across the globe to present and exchange innovative contributions and breakthrough ideas in the field of computer networking and closely related areas. This year, the organizing committee and the technical program committee have worked hard to provide a rich technical program consisting of 63 technical paper sessions, 20 workshops, a student poster session, a demo session, as well as a keynote speech, panels and an interview with the INFOCOM achievement award winner. Except for the workshops that will be offered exclusively online, all programs will be hosted on the Stevens campus and streamed live to all remote attendees via Zoom. We aim to create a stimulating conference experience for in-person attendees and will host a number of local events that highlight the unique location of the conference venue. We hope INFOCOM 2023 will be a memorable academic, professional and personal experience for all participants.
We are grateful to our colleagues who worked hard to organize the conference. We particularly appreciate the efforts of the Stevens INFOCOM team, including Frances Salvo, John Mauro, Harry Ortiz, Summer Cureton-Gustave, Andrew Silvis, Jessica Vivar and all the student volunteers. We would also like to express our gratitude to all members of the INFOCOM steering committee, especially Larry Xue, current chair of the steering committee, and Tom Hou, past chair of the steering committee. Their advice and support have ensured the success of this conference. We want to thank each and every member of the organizing committee for their tremendous efforts: TPC chairs Yusheng Ji, Yanchao Zhang and Gil Zussman; TPC vice chair for Information Systems Parth Pathak; workshop chairs Lu Su and Bo Ji; panel chair Srikanth Krishnamurthy; industry program chair Tushar Gohad; demo/posters chairs Huacheng Zeng and Rui Zhang; publication chairs Lu Su and Parth Pathak; student travel grant chairs Xiaowen Gong and Haiyang Wang; publicity chairs Xiaojiang Du and Ruidong Li; web chairs Ruozhou Yu and Yang Xiao; local arrangement chairs Shucheng Yu and Yue Ning; and conference operations chair Tom Hou. We also want to thank Jimmy Le for his continued support of the conference from the ComSoc side.
Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors for their generous financial support. Their contribution undoubtedly helps INFOCOM 2023 to offer a high-quality, inclusive and diverse experience for all attendees and ensures that INFOCOM 2023 remains a top-ranked conference on computer networking.
We sincerely hope you enjoy INFOCOM 2023, the collegiality of all participants, the Stevens Institute of Technology campus and the beautiful Manhattan skyline.
IEEE INFOCOM 2023 General Chairs
Message from the TPC Chairs
TPC Vice Chair for Information Systems
We are thrilled to welcome you to the 42nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2023) on behalf of the Technical Program Committee (TPC).
After hosting INFOCOM virtually for three years due to the COVID pandemic, we are excited to offer INFOCOM 2023 in a hybrid mode, with an in-person conference on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in the New York area, USA. We are proud to present an outstanding technical program for this year's conference, which was selected through a rigorous review process. IEEE INFOCOM 2023 received 1,312 submissions from 50 countries and regions worldwide. After careful evaluation, 252 papers were accepted into the conference's main program. The papers cover a wide range of research topics in computer communications and networking, exploring innovative ideas and directions in the field. The review process involved 510 technical program committee members, including 48 area chairs, 401 regular members, and 60 advisory members from various academic, industrial, government, and research organizations globally. A total of 5,076 reviews were submitted, and every paper received at least three reviews.
We implemented a revised review process for all submitted papers this year. As in the past, the process was triple-blind where the author identity, reviewer identity, and area chair identity were hidden throughout the various review phases. Different from previous years, two review rounds were implemented this year. In the first round, each paper was assigned to three regular TPC members. The area chairs and TPC chairs closely monitored the process. Advisory TPC members were added as additional reviewers whenever necessary to ensure that each paper received at least three high-quality reviews. At the end of the first round, 642 papers recommended by the area chairs proceeded to the second round. In the second round, each of these papers was assigned to more regular and advisory TPC members, with the aim that each paper going to the second round receives at least five reviews. In the second round, a new area chair was assigned to each paper, and online discussions were also held. In the end, meta-reviews were written for each paper to summarize the discussion. Based on the meta-reviews and area chairs' recommendations, 60 papers were accepted without further discussion, and 441 papers were selected for discussion at an online TPC meeting. The online TPC meeting took place on November 19, 2022. 244 attendees (area chairs and TPC members) attended the TPC meeting where the papers were discussed in 22 different discussion groups. The meeting discussion resulted in acceptance of additional 192 papers. We extend our sincere gratitude to all the area chairs, TPC members, and external reviewers for their tireless work and dedication during the process. Their high-quality reviews enabled us to put together this outstanding technical program.
Assigning and managing 5,076 reviews for 1,312 papers to 48 area chairs and 461 TPC members through a two-round review process was a daunting task. We are grateful for the invaluable support of Prof. Baochun Li, who provided an automated system (Dutone) that facilitated many challenging tasks related to paper grouping by areas, area chair and reviewer assignments, and TPC meeting discussion group assignments. To support automated review assignments, Dutone analyzes both TPC members' representative papers and the submitted papers; then it computes pair-wise similarity scores between the TPC members' expertise and the submitted papers. This automation made a significant contribution to the successful completion of INFOCOM 2023's review process. We are also grateful for the invaluable support of the EDAS team and Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. The team supported the entire review process, carried out various modifications required to transition to the two-round process, and resolved numerous technical issues.
A rigorous two-round Best Paper Award selection process was conducted to determine the outstanding papers at INFOCOM 2023. In the first round, the TPC Chairs selected 10 candidate papers. In the second round, an independent committee carefully evaluated these candidate papers. To ensure fairness and impartiality, the committee members were not given access to the original reviews of the candidate papers. We are grateful to the members of the committee, which included Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA), Carla Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), T.V. Lakshman (Nokia Bell Labs), Xiaojun Lin (Purdue University, USA), Sanjay Shakkottai (University of Texas at Austin, Chair), Joerg Widmer (IMDEA Networks, Spain), Roy Yates (Rutgers University, USA), and Zhi-Li Zhang (University of Minnesota, USA), for their dedicated and meticulous work in the best paper award selection process. Their expertise and efforts allowed us to identify these outstanding papers that are at the forefront of research in computer communications and networking.
We maintained our commitment to recognizing exceptional reviewers through our reviewer peer-review process. During the online discussion phase and at the online TPC meeting, reviewers were asked to rate the reviews written by their peers for each paper. Based on the results of this process and the TPC members’ timely completion of their assigned tasks, we identified 93 individuals as “Distinguished Members of the IEEE INFOCOM 2023 Technical Program Committee”. Each distinguished TPC member received a certificate from the conference and was acknowledged on the TPC members page on the conference website.
The IEEE INFOCOM 2023 technical program features 252 papers organized into 63 technical sessions that cover a wide range of classical and emerging themes, such as cloud/edge computing, network optimization, millimeter wave networking, privacy and security, federated learning, Internet measurement, and satellite/space networking. In addition to the technical sessions, the conference offers a plenary keynote, a panel discussion, two poster sessions, and two demo sessions. A special session is also dedicated to the INFOCOM Achievement Award winner. The conference concludes with 8 full-day and 6 half-day online workshops that explore various emerging topics in the field.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the members of the research community whose tireless efforts have made a high-quality technical program possible for a conference of the size of INFOCOM. Our sincere thanks go to all area chairs, TPC members, and external reviewers for their exceptional work and dedication. We would also like to extend our appreciation to Tom Hou (Virginia Tech, USA), Conference Operations Chair, Nariman Farvardin and Min Song (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA), General Chairs, Larry Xue (Arizona State University, USA), Steering Committee Chair, and the entire Steering Committee for their continued leadership, support, and guidance.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to Lu Su (Purdue University, USA) and Bo Ji (Virginia Tech, USA), Workshop Chairs, Srikanth Krishnamurthy (UC Riverside, USA), Panel Chair, Tushar Gohad (Intel Corporation, USA), Industry Program Chair, Huacheng Zeng (Michigan State Univ., USA) and Rui Zhang (University of Delaware, USA), Demo/Posters Chairs, Lu Su (Purdue University, USA) and Parth Pathak (George Mason University, USA), Publication Chairs, Xiaowen Gong (Auburn Univ., USA) and Haiyang Wang (Univ. of Minnesota - Duluth, USA), Student Travel Grant Chairs, Min Song (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA) and Tom Hou (Virginia Tech, USA), Sponsorship Chairs, Xiaojiang Du (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA) and Ruidong Li (Kanazawa Univ., Japan), Publicity Chairs, Ruozhou Yu (NC State Univ., USA) and Yang Xiao (University of Kentucky, USA), Web Chairs, and Shucheng Yu (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA) and Yue Ning (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA), Local Arrangement Chairs, for their invaluable contributions in ensuring the success of the conference.
Our sincere thanks also go to Jimmy Le of IEEE Communications Society for his invaluable assistance in managing conference logistics including the registration process.
Finally, we would like to thank all the authors, speakers, and attendees for their continued support and contributions to this conference. It is your dedication and collaborative efforts that have made INFOCOM a continued success.
We look forward to meeting you in person or online at IEEE INFOCOM 2023 and hope you find the technical program enjoyable and informative. We also cordially invite your contribution to and participation in future INFOCOM conferences.
Yusheng Ji, Yanchao Zhang, Gil Zussman
IEEE INFOCOM 2023 TPC Co-Chairs
IEEE INFOCOM 2023 TPC Vice-Chair for Information Systems