IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
25-27 June 2018 – Washington, DC

Call for Papers

IEEE LANMAN has an established tradition as a forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical advances in local and metropolitan area networking. Continuing that tradition, IEEE LANMAN 2018 invites cutting-edge papers spanning both theory and experimentation. Papers are solicited in all areas of networking, but in keeping with the current research trend, this workshop’s central theme is Networking the Intelligent Edge. The intelligent edge is a platform for the deployment of low latency applications and services that can also provide compute capabilities close to the field where the service is delivered. Several vertical markets require IT services close to the field with a reliable and low latency networking glue that can intelligently determine how the different components of the service are multiplexed and delivered to the end consumer.

The intimate single-track session format of the workshop encourages stimulating exchanges between researchers. The workshop is expected to be a forum for discussion of new and interdisciplinary ideas on architectures, service models, pricing, and performance. Speculative and potentially transformative ideas are particularly encouraged, as are studies reporting measurements from real-life networks and testbeds. Papers are solicited on any LANMAN topic including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Network and transport mechanisms for latency reduction
  • Intelligent routing and forwarding
  • Reliable transport in heterogeneous access networks
  • Multi-path transport
  • Load aware packet forwarding
  • In-network caching
  • In-network processing
  • Packet scheduling
  • Active queue management
  • Context-aware networking
  • Named-data networking
  • Internet of things
  • Vehicular communications
  • Machine to machine communications
  • Machine to human communications
  • Group communications
  • Secure transport for group communications
  • Model-driven networking for intelligent edge applications
  • Intent-based networking for intelligent edge applications
  • API for intelligent edge applications

IEEE LANMAN 2018 solicits paper submissions of Regular Papers (up to 6 pages) and Short Papers (up to 2 pages). The short papers will be presented in a poster session. Also, some of regular paper submissions may be accepted as short papers by the TPC. The page limits include all figures, tables, and references. All papers must be electronically submitted in PDF according to the guidelines in the workshop website The proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplore and will include both short and regular papers presented at the workshop. A Best Paper Award will be given to the paper(s) with the highest technical merit.

All IEEE LANMAN 2018 technical papers and posters must be associated with an author registration at the full rate. For authors presenting multiple papers/posters, one full registration is valid for up to three papers/posters. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper/poster from distribution after the workshop (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper/poster is not presented at the workshop.

Important Dates

Optional Abstract Registration: March 2nd, 2018, Friday
Paper Submission: Mar 9th  March 30th, 2018, Friday
Acceptance Notification: May 4th, 2018, Friday
Camera-ready Submission: May 18th, 2018, Friday


General Chairs

Tommaso Melodia (Northeastern University, USA)
Timothy Wood (George Washington University, USA)

TPC Chairs

Florin Ciucu (University of Warwick, UK)
Luca Muscariello (Cisco, USA)

Steering Committee

Jack Brassil (Princeton, National Science Foundation, USA)
Nicola Blefari Melazzi (University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy)
K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA)
George Rouskas (North Carolina State University, USA)
Suresh Subramaniam (George Washington University, USA)
Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA