IFIP Networking 2021
Espoo, Finland 
June 21 – 24, 2021

Homepage: https://networking.ifip.org/2021

The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Networking 2021 Conference (IFIP NETWORKING 2021) will be held in Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. This is the 20th event of the series, sponsored by the IFIP Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC6). Accepted papers will be published in the IFIP Digital Library. High quality papers will be recommended for fast track publications in selected journals. 

The main objective of Networking 2021 is to bring together academic and industrial experts of the networking community to discuss the most recent advances in networking, to highlight key issues, identify trends, and develop a vision of the future Internet and wireless networking from the usage, design, deployment and operation standpoints. 

Networking 2020 technical sessions will be structured around the following areas, although we also encourage submissions on other relevant areas:
●	Network Architectures, Applications and Services
o	Network automation and management
o	Software-defined networking (SDN)     
o	Artificial intelligence and networking
o	Service function chaining
o	(Multi-tenant) network slicing
o	Drone networking and unmanned technology-based services and applications
o	Protective and collaborative networking
o	Internet of Things (IoT) and crowdsensing/crowdsourcing
o	Trustworthy and multi-metric routing     
o	Quantum communications
o	Fog and edge computing
o	Heterogeneous and integrated networks
o	Tbit/s optical networking
o	Overlay and P2P networks
o	Evolution of IP network architectures and protocols
o	Green networking
o	Resilient networks
o	Traffic engineering
o	Quality of Service
o	Emerging value-added services and applications
o	Web technologies
●	Network Modeling, Analysis, Operation, and Economics
o	Topology characterization
o	Performance measurements
o	Traffic monitoring and analysis
o	User behavior modeling
o	Quality of Experience
o	Data-driven network design
o	User profiling and tracking
o	Complex and dynamic networks
o	Analysis of participatory networks
o	Social networking     
o	Socio-economic aspects of networks, pricing and billing
o	Network neutrality
●	Network Security, Trust and Privacy
o	Network security protocols
o	Anomaly and malware detection
o	Network forensics     
o	Network security measurement
o	Authentication
o	Network attack/intrusion detection and mitigation
o	Applications of privacy-preserving computation in networks
o	Anonymization
o	Dependability
o	Situational awareness
o	Threat intelligence
o	Blockchain, ledger technologies and their network-related applications
●	Wireless Networking
o	5G access networks
o	Long-range communications
o	Mobile networks
o	Self-organizing networks
o	Wireless sensor networks
o	Visible light communications
o	Localization and positioning
o	Delay/disruption tolerant networks
o	Opportunistic networks
o	Wireless power transfer networks
o	Device-to-device communications
o	Vehicular networks and communications
o	Beyond 5G and 6G theories and technologies     
o	mmWave and THz communications
The Conference Program will include plenary sessions, breakout sessions, keynote talks, a panel, a poster/demo session and a workshop day.

Raimo Kantola, Aalto University, Finland
Lars Eggert, NetApp, Finland     

Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China and Aalto University, Finland
Gareth Tyson, Queen Mary University, UK     
Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, University at Buffalo, USA     

Robert Bestak, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic 
Andrea Passarella (Chair), IIT-CNR, Italy 
Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University, USA 
Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks, Spain 

Title/Abstract submission (optional): 	January 14, 2021 
Full paper submission: 			January 21, 2021 
Notification of acceptance: 		April 1, 2021      
Camera-ready version: 			May 7, 2021     
Full Event: 				June 21-24, 2021 


The technical program committee welcomes paper submissions on all topics related to computer and communication networks. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance through double-blind peer review, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. As an author, you are required to preserve the anonymity of your submission, while at the same time allowing reviewers to fully grasp the context of related past work, including your own. Papers that do not conform to our double-blind submission policies will be rejected without review. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for review elsewhere will be considered. Submitted papers should be written in English by following the IEEE conference format, with a maximum length limit of 9 printed pages, including all the figures, references, and appendices. Papers longer than 9 pages will not be reviewed. All papers must be submitted in the Portable Document Format (PDF) electronically using EDAS: https://edas.info/N27861. When submitting a paper, its title, all co-authors, and a concise abstract of up to 200 words should be provided to EDAS as the metadata of the paper. The metadata should be provided before the abstract registration deadline. The program committee may ask some authors to shorten their paper to a short paper of 3 pages to be presented in a poster session, instead of a plenary session.