The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
October 21-24, 2014          The Research Triangle, North Carolina


Organizing Committee

Student Travel Grants


Technical Program

PhD Forum




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Call for Workshops
Call for Papers
Call for Posters
Camera Ready Instructions
Submission Instructions

PhD Forum Technical Program

The technical program for the PhD Forum is available here:

Call for PhD Forum, ICNP 2014

The PhD Forum has been a regular event of the IEEE ICNP conference for the past  few years. This forum is intended for both doctoral students who are starting their PhD and those who are towards the end of their dissertation to discuss their work. This is a full day event which will include

  • a keynote talk by Dr. Theo Benson, Duke University
  • short oral presentations by PhD students about their work
  • panel discussion by senior researchers on the topic of “Current Challenges and Future Directions in Networking” . 

*NEW* this year: Each student,  whose paper is accepted to the PhD Forum, will be expected to present their work in a short talk at the PhD Forum as well as present their work in a poster at the main ICNP Conference.This will enable you to discuss your work and interact with all of the ICNP conference attendees and the PhD Forum attendees.    

The topics of interest coincide with ICNP 2014 ( They include, but are not limited to:

  • All aspects of network protocol research including design, specification, verification, implementation, measurement, testing, and analysis.
  • Domain-specific solutions including protocols for network security, routing, user privacy, and network management.
  • Application-layer protocols for peer-to-peer systems, social networks, and emerging systems.
  • Contributions to ICN architectures, specific algorithms and protocols, as well as results from implementations and experimentations.


  • Special opportunity to discuss research plans and results face-to-face with professors and senior researchers
  • Inspiring Keynote talk and Panel
  • Publication of accepted papers in the IEEE ICNP proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.
  • Selected presentations will be invited to give a pitch talk at the main conference.
  • PhD best paper award


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of up to 4 pages, in IEEE conference proceedings format (2-columns). All submissions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Submissions will be handled via EDAS and should include:

  • A summary of the students’ dissertation research (up to 3 pages) including a brief discussion of motivation, challenges, related work, and initial results. Students should clearly highlight the problem they address and identify their contributions to the field of networking protocols design and analysis.
  • A biographical sketch (1 page) describing the students’ affiliations and research activities, as well as the date that the student expects to complete his/her dissertation.

You can submit your paper at


PhD Forum Chairs

Jay Aikat, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Lina Battestilli, North Carolina State University, USA

Program Committee

The TPC consists of senior researchers and professors but also of some selected PhD students.


Paper submission:              July 10, July 24, 2014

Acceptance Notification:    August 7, August 11, 2014

Final version:                     August 15 August 22, 2014

PhD Forum:                       October 24, 2014




A limited number of travel grants will be available to selected students to attend the conference. Please check the main conference webpage for the announcement and details about the travel grants.