New IP and Beyond

Research, Innovation and Experimentation of Internet Protocol Evolutions for Future and Emerging Applications

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1st Workshop on New IP and Beyond

Organized by: IEEE ICNP 2022

The 30th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
Lexington, Kentucky, USA, October 30-November 2, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

Introduction

There is a need to evolve fixed-network protocols to support 5G, B5G and to complement 6G technological research as the focus on communications shifts from general-purpose to large-scale special-purpose industry verticals, interconnecting different sites, suppliers, and clients. An extremely reliant, intelligent, and lean network will be required to ensure the efficiency of remote operations. It requires tighter integration with machine control applications in the cloud. Protocols for critical infrastructure and preparation for unforeseen events, such as COVID-19, natural disasters, unprecedented surges, and/or security breaches, etc. need to be designed and enhanced.

The continuous evolution of communication protocols is necessary to complement the needs of emerging applications. A year or two ago, AR/VR was a prime area of research, then came digital twins, and metaverse is now emerging as the next avenue in cross-domain research. With each of these advances, as networks become more and more integrated into applications, attention to interoperability across the networks and its elements is necessary.

Motivation

A protocol-centric approach to research and mechanisms is desired to foster interoperability of emerging scenarios along the following contexts:

  1. Protocols for KPI guarantees: The development of future and emerging applications depends on stringent guarantees of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) as applications incorporate more senses such as “touch” into communication and transmission.
  2. Networking in metaverse: Just recently, AR/VR held the prime research focus, then came digital twins, and metaverse is now emerging as the next avenue in cross-domain research. Multi-dimensional media applications will benefit from common transmission strategies instead of taking the burden themselves.
  3. Industrial Internet: Originally air-gapped by design, industrial networks seek solutions to connect to the Internet and leverage edge and cloud technologies.
  4. Satellite Routing: Availability of satellite internet constellation to provide alternate delivery methods will need new routing technologies.
  5. Green Internet: A conscious effort in designing energy-saving protocols and mechanisms is necessary for response to the global climate change problem.

The workshop on ‘New IP and Beyond’ shares innovative protocols to overcome above challenges. It is a forum to bring forth ideas to prepare networks for unexpected events and provides a forum for disseminating and demonstrating research conducted in interoperability paradigms.

Topics of Interest

We solicit stimulating, original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers in the form of extended abstracts. We invite submissions concept, design, frameworks, and experiments on a wide range of topics of interest, including, but not limited to:


Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Paper submissions should adhere to the IEEE Conference formatting requirements with double column and the font size must be 10 points. The length of the final paper with all its content (including references) must not exceed 6 pages. Papers must include author’s names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

The IEEE template available here

Paper Submission

Please submit your paper using workshop’s NIB2022 HotCRP link

Programme Committe

General Co-Chairs

Workshop PC Co-Chairs

Technical Programme Committee


Important dates: (tentative)

Title / Abstract registration Jul 24, 2022 (8:00 p.m. EDT)
Full paper submission Jul 31, 2022 (8:00 p.m. EDT)
Notification of acceptance August 26, 2022
Camera ready version September 8, 2022