The 42nd Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2017)

October 9-12, 2017


The IEEE LCN conference is the premier conference on the leading edge of theoretical and practical aspects of computer networking. LCN is a highly interactive conference that enables an effective interchange of results and ideas among researchers, users, and product developers. For the past 41 years, major developments from high-speed networks to the global Internet to specialized sensor networks have been reported at this conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal and wearable networks
  • Wireless ad hoc & sensor networks
  • Information-centric networking
  • Embedded networks
  • Opportunistic networking
  • Delay-tolerant networks
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Vehicular networks
  • Smart Grid communications • Underwater sensor networks
  • Cyber-physical systemsSocial networks
  • Social networks
  • Mobile and ubiquitous networking
  • Green networking
  • Overlay and peer-to-peer networks
  • Local-area and metropolitan-area networks
  • Storage-area networks
  • Routing and transport protocols
  • Big Data Networking
  • Cloud computing and networking
  • Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
  • Internet of Things
  • Link technologies
  • Adaptive networking applications Authentication, authorization, accounting
  • Security and privacy
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Mobility and Location-dependent services
  • Authentication, authorization, accounting
  • Multimedia and real-time communication
  • Machine-to-machine communications for smart environments
  • Smart Cities
  • Network traffic characterization and measurements
  • Network management, reliability and QoS
  • Performance evaluation of networks
  • Testbeds for network experiments
  • Network coding
  • Optical and high-speed access networks
  • E-Health networking

Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or a journal. Full papers (up to 8 camera-ready pages, 10 pt font in IEEE format) should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the conference. Short papers are an opportunity to present preliminary or interim results and are limited to 4 camera-ready pages. Short papers will be presented in a poster session. Both full and short papers are published in the proceedings and IEEE Xplore. All papers must include title, complete contact information for all authors, abstract, and keywords on the cover page. IEEE reserves the right to remove papers from IEEE Xplore that are not presented at the conference.

Paper submission

Papers must be registered on EDAS and submitted in PDF format. Detailed submission instructions are available at the conference website. Direct your questions to Program Chairs: Kemal Akkaya ( and Soumaya Cherkaoui (

Important dates

Paper registration April 10, 2017
Paper submission April 24, 2017
Notification July 10, 2017
Final paper Aug. 14, 2017

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Jens Tölle Fraunhofer-FKIE, Germany

Program Chair

  • Kemal Akkaya Florida International Univ., USA

Program Co-Chair

  • Soumaya Cherkaoui Univ. Sherbrooke, Canada

Publications Chair

  • Karl Andersson Luleå Univ. of Techn., Sweden

Workshops Chair

  • Fadi Al-Turjman Middle East Tech. Univ., Turkey

Local Arrangements Chair

  • Hwee-Pink Tan Singapore Management Univ., Singapore

Finance Chair

  • Frank Huebner, USA

Demonstrations Chair

  • Adel Ben Mnaouer Canadian Univ. of Dubai, UAE

Industry Chair

  • Katrin Reitsma Motorola Solutions, USA

Government & Student Grants Chair

  • Matthias Hollick TU Darmstadt, Germany

Publicity Chair

  • Olivier Mehani Learnosity, Australia

Corporate Relations Chair

  • Kyong Jin Shim Singapore Management Univ., Singapore


  • Gary Kessler Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., USA

Steering Committee

  • Nils Aschenbruck, Univ. of Osnabruck, Germany
  • Joe Bumblis, IEEE TCCC Executive Committee
  • Ken Christensen, Univ. of South Florida, USA
  • Ehab Elmallah, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • Matthias Frank, Univ. of Bonn, Germany
  • Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State Univ., USA
  • Salil Kanhere, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
  • Gary Kessler, Embry-Riddle Aeron. Univ., USA
  • Burkhard Stiller, Univ. of Zürich, Switzerland
  • Tim Strayer, BBN, USA
  • Damla Turgut, Univ. of Central Florida, USA