The 38th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)

21-24 October, 2013

Novotel Central, Sydney, Australia

Call for Papers

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 37 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 & RFID networks
  • Information-centric networking
  • Embedded networks
  • Opportunistic networking
  • Delay-tolerant networks
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Vehicular networks
  • Underwater sensor networks
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • 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
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Internet of Things
  • Link technologies
  • Adaptive networking applications
  • Authentication, authorization, accounting
  • Security and privacy
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Mobility and Location-dependent services
  • 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

Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or a journal.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:
Salil Kanhere ( and Jens Tölle (


A number of workshops will be co-located with the conference. Details will be posted on the conference web site. To propose a workshop contact the workshop chair: Workshop papers will be published in the LCN proceedings and IEEE Xplore.


Proposals are solicited for research demonstrations. A proposal (no more than 3 pages) should describe the scope, significance and required equipment. Submit proposals via EDAS to the LCN Demo Track.

Important Dates

Paper Registration April 5, 2013
Paper Submission April 12, 2013
Notification June 30, 2013
Final Paper July 30, 2013
Demonstration proposals July 11, 2013

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Anura Jayasumana Colorado State University, USA

Program Chair

  • Damla Turgut University of Central Florida, USA

Program Co-Chair

  • Nils Aschenbruck University of Osnabrück, Germany

Local Arrangements Chair

  • Salil Kanhere Univ. New South Wales, Australia

Local Arrangements Co-Chair

  • Olivier Mehani NICTA, Australia

Finance Chair

  • Frank Huebner AT&T, USA

Corporate Relations Chair

  • Sanjay Jha Univ. New South Wales, Australia

Publications Chair

  • Jens Tölle Fraunhofer-FKIE, Germany

Workshops Chair

  • Soumaya Cherkaoui Université Sherbrooke, Canada

Demonstrations Chair

  • Kemal Akkaya Southern Illinois University, USA

Publicity Chair

  • Katrin Reitsma Motorola Solutions, USA

Publicity Co-chair

  • Tim Wark CSIRO, Australia

Editorial Liaison

  • Matthias Wählisch Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Student Grants Chair

  • Guillaume Jourjon, NICTA, Australia


  • Gary Kessler Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., USA

Steering Committee

  • Joe Bumblis, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Chun Tung Chou, Univ. New South Wales
  • Ken Christensen, University of South Florida
  • Ehab Elmallah, University of Alberta
  • Matthias Frank, University of Bonn
  • Hossam Hassanein, Queen’s University
  • Gary Kessler, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
  • Tom Pfeifer, Technical University of Berlin
  • Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich + ETH
  • Tim Strayer, BBN
  • Mohamed Younis, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County