The International Conference on Networked Systems

Call for papers

International Conference on Networked Systems 2017

March 13-16, 2017 – Göttingen, Germany


The Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2017) provides an international forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to discuss recent innovations in the realm of networked systems – including aspects of networking, distributed systems, communications, middleware, and applications.

NetSys is a biennial event that originates from the key scientific conference on networked systems in German-speaking countries KiVS (Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen) – which was initiated 37 years ago and has international orientation since 2013. NetSys is organized by the special interest group “Communication and Distributed Systems” (KUVS), which is anchored both in the German Computer Science society (Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)) and in the Information Technology society (Informationstechnische Gesellschaft im VDE (ITG)). It is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM.

NetSys solicits submission of high-quality, original scientific papers presenting novel research on the wide range of networked systems, including but not limited to:

Network architectures and protocols Smart grid
Transport- and application-layer protocols Information-centric networking, content distribution and retrieval
Peer-to-peer and overlay networks SoA, web services, and mobile services
Software-defined networking and
network/functionality virtualization
Consistency, reliability, availability, and programming support
Mobile, ad-hoc, opportunistic, vehicular and sensor networks Social networks, social computing, data-intensive computing (big data)
Middleware architectures and platforms for networked systems Methods for design, implementation and analysis of networked systems
Internet of Things (IoT) Cyber-physical systems
Cloud computing, mobile cloud computing Green networks and green networked systems
Network/cyber security and privacy Emerging networked applications

Separate workshops, tutorials, poster/demonstrations, and a doctoral forum will complement the technical sessions. Manuscripts will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by at least three members of the technical program committee. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the publication if the paper is accepted.

Important Dates

Paper Registration: September 8, 2016 (extended)

Paper Submission:  September 15, 2016 (extended)

Author Notification: November 13, 2016

Final Manuscript:  December 20, 2016

Submission guidelines

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not considered elsewhere for publication. Papers must be 8 pages long or less, including references, figures and tables (at least 10pt font, 2-column format).

IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting instructions, are available online on this website.

Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using the IEEE conference publishing template, via the conference submission website:

Each paper will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by at least three members of the technical program committee. All papers accepted in the main conference, selected workshops and the PhD forum will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be made available at the conference. Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the publication if the paper is accepted.

organization committee

General Chairs

Volker Hilt

Bell Labs, Nokia

Dieter Hogrefe

University of Göttingen

TPC Chairs

Xiaoming Fu

University of Göttingen

Michael Welzl

University of Oslo

Local Organization Committee

Mayutan Arumaithurai

University of Göttingen

David Koll (Chair)

University of Göttingen

Federica Poltronieri

University of Göttingen

Carmen Scherbaum

University of Göttingen

Web Chair

Diego Lugones

Bell Labs, Nokia

Publications Chair

Ruichuan Chen

Bell Labs, Nokia

Publicity Chairs

Yang Chen

Fudan University

Yevgeni Koucheryavy

Tampere University of Technology

Martin Stiemerling

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Workshops Chairs

Stephan Sigg

Aalto University

Lars Wolf

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Poster/Demo Chairs

Kurt Geihs

University of Kassel

Stefan Secci

University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6)

PhD Forum Chairs

Falko Dressler

University of Paderborn

Oliver Hohlfeld

RWTH Aachen University

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