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Call for Workshop Papers

ICDCN is a premier international conference dedicated to addressing advances in Distributed Computing and Communication Networks, which over the years, has become a leading forum for disseminating the latest research results in these fields. The 19th edition of this international conference will be organized in India, at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.

The 19th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2018) plans to host several workshops. The Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day or half-day workshops affiliated with the conference. Workshops should emphasize current topics of interest to the conference and the community which are Distributed Computing and Communication Networks. Some of the topics of interest are:

* cyber-security

* disaster response

* smart healthcare

* energy and sustainability

* cyber-physical systems

* distributed data-analytics


The workshops should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a venue for presenting new ideas in a generally more focused area than the main conference. The objective of these workshops is to enable stimulating discussions on state-of-the-art, emerging, visionary, and perhaps controversial topics. Workshops should be organized to promote such lively interaction. Plans to promote interaction and discussion should be clearly addressed in workshop proposals. Also note that accepted workshop technical papers will be indexed by the ACM Digital Library.


In the past, ICDCN  has hosted the following workshops

1. Computing and Networking for the Internet of Things (ComNetIoT)

2. Architecture and Algorithms for Distributed Data Analytics (AADDA)

3. Distributed Platforms and Technologies for Financial Services (DiPTeFS)


We plan to continue with these workshop this year as well. The details of these workshops could be on ICDCN 2017 page:  http://idrbt.ac.in/ICDCN2017/workshops.html


Format of the Proposal


Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:

* Title of the workshop

* Description of the technical issues covered, emphasizing the timeliness of the proposed workshop (1 page maximum)

* Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information), limiting up to 2 workshop chairs for half-day workshop and 3 workshop chairs for full-day workshop

* A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words)

* Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)

* Planned format of the workshop, including:

   > Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule

   > Preferred day of workshop: Before or after the conference

   > Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels

   > Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged

* Draft Call for Papers

* A description of the publicity and promotion plan

* Workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)

* If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.


Please address questions to Workshop Chairs: Sathya Peri (sathyap@acm.org), Nirmalya Roy (nirmalya.roy@gmail.com).


Submission Instructions & Timelines

The proposals can be submitted on Easychair page: link to Easychair 

Timelines for the workshops:

* Proposal Deadline: 15th  July 2017

* Notification of Selection: 31st July 2017

* Opening of Workshop Papers Acceptance: 15th July 2017

* Deadline for workshop paper submission:  20th September 2017

* Acceptance/Rejection of the Papers: 30th October 2017

* Camera-Ready Papers Version Due: 15th November 2017


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