NIPAA Workshop

The 28th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2020)
Madrid, Spain, October 13, 2020

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New IP: New Internetworking Protocols Architectures, and Algorithms (NIPAA)


Despite the work on foundational technologies such as ultra-reliable low latency (uRLLC), massive Machine type communications (mMTC), and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), more needs to be done in the ‘fixed’ (non-wireless) components of networks. To make 5G and even B5G (Beyond 5G) a large-scale success, fixed networks in front-haul, middle-haul, and backhaul will play a crucial role. They help provide the necessary end-to-end service and Quality of Experience and inspires us to examine approaches beyond the best-effort paradigm of the current IP protocol suite from three different perspectives:

First, the tolerance to network delays, packet losses, or outages in automated systems is extremely low. Therefore, in-network service paradigms collectively referred to as High-Precision Communications (HPC) need to be designed to provide highly reliable, low latency communications for next-generation applications. HPC mechanisms require new scheduling, classification, and forwarding paradigms beyond what is used in current networks.

Second, there is an extensive research ongoing in holographic media displays. The question then is, how can network technologies prepare for such type of high volume, low-latency media? Their far-reaching influence is not just anticipated in the entertainment and gaming industry. This new type of media with multi-field views need innovations across the protocol stack for new means of media representations and network collaborations.

Lastly, the number of virtual and digital object representations (such as content, data, computation or storage resources, virtual machines, processes, and even functions) is expected to be large. The virtual objects would be significantly more dynamic and networks need to communicate their unique characteristics, which can be a challenge. Even as much of that information is localized and concentrated at the edges, significant parts may be distributed in the cloud. Thus, the protocols may not only need to be more location-, cost-, and service-aware but also security conscious.

We aim to explore how such diverse and wide range of applications can collectively bring new ideas and research in the networks & internetworking technologies under the New IP initiative. It involves research in protocols, architectures, and algorithms. New IP will look at a set of problems from the key aspects mentioned above: new services, new routing and addressing methods, new media and new infrastructures, in a unified effort.

The workshop will hold well-rounded discussions from both industry and academia about the limitations of the current IP-based technologies, their impact on 5G applications and services including on forwarding, routing, scheduling, and other aspects of large-scale networks.

Topics of Interest

We solicit stimulating, original, previously unpublished completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers in the form of extended abstracts. We encourage papers that propose new research directions or could stimulate lively debate at the workshop.

We invite submissions on a wide range of topics of interest, including, but not limited to:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline July 3, 2020 Extended to July 31, 2020 11:59pm EDT
Notification of acceptance August 3, 2020 Extended to August 10, 2020
Camera ready copy due August 24, 2020
Workshop date October 13, 2020

Workshop Organizers

General Co-Chairs

K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA)
Kiran Makhijani (Futurewei, USA)
Sherman Shen (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Shen Yan (Huawei, China)

PC Co-Chairs

Cedric Westphal (Futurewei, USA)
Filip De Turck (Ghent University, Belgium)
Xiaoming Fu (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Mohamed Faten Zhani (ETS, Canada)

Paper Submission Guidelines

All submitted papers must adhere to https://icnp20.cs.ucr.edu/submission.html instructions for format except in the following aspects.

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must be at most six (6) pages long, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices in two-column 10pt IEEE format. Papers must include authors’ names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors.

Please submit your paper via https://nipaa2020.hotcrp.com

Technical Program Committee

Alex Afanasyev (Florida International University, USA)
Bingyang Liu (Huawei, China)
Dave Oran (USA)
Hassan Aboubakr Omar (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Jianping Pan (University of Victoria, Canada)
Jiasi Chen (University of California, Riverside, USA)
Lian Zhao (Ryerson University, Canada)
Dongmei Zhao (McMaster University, Canada)
Lin Cai (University of Victoria, Canada)
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Ning Wang (University of Surrey, UK)
Ruiting Zhou (Wuhan University, China)
Stuart Clayman (University College London, UK)
Tong Yang (Peking University, China)
Wei Quan (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)
Xiaohong Huang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Yali Yuan (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Yong Liu (New York University, USA)
Zhe Chen (Huawei, China)
Zhi-Li Zhang (University of Minnesota, USA)

Coronavirus update

Based on the feedback from the ICNP community, ICNP 2020 proceeds as a hybrid event where a majority of the attendees are expected to participate online only, and a minority are willing and able to attend in person. The in-person component of the conference will be conducted in Madrid according to the best infection-prevention practices. Please contact the General Chair if you have any questions.

For further questions please contact the workshop organizers.