25th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking

4th - 7th January 2024, Chennai, India

Call for Workshops

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 25th edition of this international conference will be held at IIT Madras, Chennai, India, from 4th - 7th January 2024.

The 25th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2024) 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 within the broader areas of Distributed Computing and Communication Networks. Some of the topics of interest are mentioned below, but not limited to:

  • 5G and Beyond
  • Ad-hoc, Sensor, PAN and Mesh Networks
  • Backscatter and Ultra-low Power Networks
  • Biological Distributed Algorithms
  • Blockchains
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
  • Cognitive Networking
  • Disaster response
  • Distributed AI/ML
  • Distributed Data-Analytics
  • Distributed game theory
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Edge, Fog Computing and Mobile Offloading
  • Fault-tolerance, Reliability, and Availability of Distributed Systems
  • Federated Learning
  • Graph Theory and Applications to Networks and Distributed Computing
  • Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical systems
  • Mobile Crowdsensing and Social Network Analysis and Mining
  • Next-generation internet
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks - Architectures and Algorithms
  • Security, Privacy and Game Theory in Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Smart City Applications
  • Self-* (Self-organization, Self-stabilization, Self-healing etc) and Autonomic Computing
  • Vehicular Networks

The workshops may 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 platform 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. It is expected that workshop papers will be published along with the main conference papers as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be indexed by the ACM Digital Library, subject to pending ACM approval.

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 a half-day workshop and 3 workshop chairs for a 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 (an 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 the 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.

In order to ensure the quality of the accepted papers in ICDCN, the ICDCN steering committee set an upper limit of 40% on the acceptance rate for ICDCN Workshop papers. Hence, it is desirable for the organizers of the accepted workshops to adhere to that acceptance rate for their respective workshops.

Timelines for the Workshop

The proposals should be submitted (in PDF format) no later than July 20th, 2023 to the ICDCN 2024 Workshop chairs with "ICDCN 2024 Workshop Proposal" in the subject.

  • Proposal Deadline: July 20th, 2023
  • Notification of Selection: July 23rd, 2023
  • Opening of Workshop Papers for Acceptance: July 23rd, 2023
  • Deadline for Workshop Papers: September 15th, 2023
  • Decision on Acceptance/Rejection of the Workshop Papers: October 15th, 2023
  • Camera-ready Papers Deadline (extended): October 31st, 2023 November 5 th November 15th, 2023    Click here for Camera-ready instructions
Deadlines for submission of camera-ready papers

Workshop Chairs

  • Suchetana Chakraborty (suchetana@iitj.ac.in)
  • Amitabh Trehan (amitabh.trehan@durham.ac.uk )