IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
10–11 July 2023 // London, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

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. Cutting-edge papers spanning both theory and experimentation are solicited in all areas of networking. In keeping with the heritage of the symposium, there will be a central theme, and in 2023 the theme is “Programmable Network Edge.”

The Internet is lately experiencing an unprecedented growth in size and use. Now, more than ever there is a need for building networks that allow for low-latency and high throughput communications, in order to support emerging applications such as Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and autonomous driving, to name a few. This trend poses new challenges in the operations of networks. Here, recent advances in edge computing (e.g., the ability to run services closer to the users) and programmable network devices (e.g., P4, Network Function Virtualization) provide new opportunities for designing innovative solutions that allow new applications with ever-increasing constraints in terms of end-to-end response time and available bandwidth to run smoothly.

The intimate single-track format of the symposium encourages stimulating exchanges between researchers. The event is expected to be a forum for discussion of new and interdisciplinary ideas on network access protocols, network management and control, services and applications. Speculative and potentially transformative ideas are particularly encouraged, as are studies reporting measurements from real-life networks and testbeds. Papers are solicited on any topic in networking, including, but not limited to:

  • AI and machine learning for local and metropolitan area networking
  • AI and machine learning for network measurement and traffic analysis
  • Self-learning network architectures
  • Networking designs for AI and machine learning
  • Networking for online education and entertainment
  • Networking protocols and architectures for the IoTs
  • Machine-to-machine communication
  • Cloud, edge and fog computing integration
  • Co-existence and heterogeneity support at the edge (HetNets)
  • Energy efficiency for local and metropolitan area networking
  • 5G and 6G cellular data networking
  • Information security for local and metropolitan area networking
  • Intelligent routing, forwarding, and scheduling
  • Network and transport mechanisms for latency reduction
  • Network virtualization in local and metropolitan areas
  • Performance and reliability of local and metropolitan area networks
  • Software-defined networking in local and metropolitan areas
  • Information-centric networking in local and metropolitan areas

IEEE LANMAN 2023 solicits paper submissions of papers up to 6 pages. Some regular paper submissions may be accepted as short papers (2 pages) 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 symposium website http://www.ieee-lanman.org. The proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore and will include both short and regular papers presented at the symposium. A best paper award will be awarded.

Important dates:

Abstract Registration: March 24, 2023 (23:59 EDT)

Paper Submission: March 31, 2023 (23:59 EDT)

Acceptance Notification: May 16, 2023

Camera-ready Submission: May 30, 2023

Conference Dates: July 10-11, 2023