25th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking

4th - 7th January 2024, Chennai, India


The submission site is now open!

The International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN) is a premier international conference dedicated to addressing advances in Distributed Computing and Communication Networks. This year is the jubilee 25th edition and will be held in IIT Madras in Chennai, India. ICDCN is a leading forum for disseminating the latest research results in distributed computing and networking and this year's edition will consist of a highly selective technical program consisting of refereed regular papers, workshops, tutorials, posters, demos, and a doctoral symposium. IIT Madras, the venue, is one of the 8 public institutes of Eminence of India as well as home to much wildlife as much of the campus is a protected forest.


Papers describing original research work and practical experiences/experimental results are solicited on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Distributed Computing Topics of Interest
    • Biological Distributed Algorithms and Systems
    • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
    • Concurrency, Synchronization, and Persistence
    • Distributed Algorithms: Design, Analysis, and Complexity
    • Distributed Computing Aspects of Blockchains
    • Distributed Embedded Systems
    • Distributed Operating Systems, Storage and Database Systems
    • Distributed Quantum Computing
    • Edge Computing and Mobile Offloading
    • Fault-tolerance, Reliability, and Availability of Distributed Systems
    • Formal Methods for Distributed Systems
    • High performance Computing and Grid Computing
    • Machine Learning in Distributed Computing and Networking
    • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
    • Scalable Distributed Systems
    • Secure Multi-Party Computation
    • Security, Privacy and Game Theory in Distributed Computing and Networking
    • Self-organization, Self-stabilization, and Autonomic Computing
    • Social Networks
  • Networks Topics of Interest
    • Backscatter and Ultra-low Power Networks
    • Behavioral-based Computing
    • Cognitive Networking
    • D2D, Sensor, PAN and Mesh Networks
    • Digital Continuum
    • Energy-efficient Networking
    • Explainable AI in Communication Networks
    • Information-centric and Content-based Networking
    • Intent-based Networking and Zero-configuration Networks
    • Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
    • Internetworking Protocols & Internet Applications
    • Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking
    • Networking and Computing for Sustainability, Society, and Development
    • Next-generation Networks and Services
    • Pricing and Network Economics
    • Public Safety Computing Systems
    • Quantum Network Protocols
    • Security, Privacy and Game Theory in Distributed Computing and Networking
    • Social Networks
    • UAV Networks and Mobile Robots
    • Vehicular Networks, Smart Grids and Smart City Applications

The proceedings of ICDCN 2024 along with all the satellite events (posters, demo, workshops, etc.) will be published by The ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS) and will be indexed by ACM, DBLP, Scopus, and other indexing bodies. The proceedings will be available through ACM digital library.

Important Dates

(All the deadlines are in AoE)

  • Paper submission (extended): July 26th, 2023 August 23rd, 2023
  • Notifications (extended): September 28th, 2023 October 12th, 2023
  • Camera-ready Papers Deadline (extended): October 31st November 5 th November 15th, 2023    Click here for Camera-ready instructions
Deadlines for submission of camera-ready papers

Submission Instructions

Regular Papers should not exceed 10 pages double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. Regular papers may additionally include a clearly marked Appendix with all the additional details required to validate the results (including technical proofs and experimental results that did not fit in the 10 pages). Short Papers should not exceed 5 pages double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format.
Submissions in LaTeX and must use the official ACM Master article template acmart.cls, version of 1.80 or greater, using the following documentclass instruction: \documentclass[sigconf,authordraft]{acmart}.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. All papers must be submitted through the EasyChair portal using the URL link.

Best Paper Award

The conference will consider awarding Best Paper Awards.

Double-Blind Reviewing

The conference will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. Submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. In particular, authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses should not appear anywhere in the submission. Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult. In particular, important references should not be omitted or anonymized. In addition, authors should feel free to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally would. For example, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web, submit them to arXiv, and give talks on their research ideas. Authors with further questions on double-blind reviewing are encouraged to contact the PC Co-Chairs by email.

Conflict of Interest

Indications of conflicts of interest will be required in the submission form. A conflict of interest is limited to the following:

  • A family member or close friend.
  • A Ph.D. advisor or advisee (no time limit), or postdoctoral or undergraduate mentor or mentee within the past five years.
  • A person with the same affiliation.
  • A person involved in an alleged incident of harassment. (It is not required that the incident be reported.)
  • Frequent collaborators, or collaborators who have jointly published papers within the last two years.
If you feel that you have a valid reason for a conflict of interest not listed above, contact the PC Co-Chairs.