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Oct 22,2012 - Oct 25,2012
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Florida, United States



Call for Papers

LCN 2012 - The 37th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)


Paper registration: April 5, 2012 

Sheraton Sand Key Hotel, Clearwater, Florida, USA 

October 22 – 25, 2012


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 

36 years, major developments from high-speed local 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

- Sensor and RFID networks

- Embedded networks 

- Wireless, mobile and ad hoc networks

- Optical networks

- Cognitive radio networks 

- Local-area networks

- Vehicular and underwater networks

- Metropolitan-area networks

- High-speed access networks 

- Home and SOHO networks

- Overlay and peer-to-peer networks

- Storage-area networks

- Social Networks

- IPv6 deployment and migration

- Network coding

- Link technologies

- Ubiquitous networking

- Green networking

- Adaptive networking applications

- Authentication, authorization, accounting

- Congestion and flow control

- Cross-layer optimization

- Mobility and Location-dependent services

- Multimedia and real-time communication 

- Network management

- Network reliability and Quality-of-Service

- Security and privacy

- Traffic characterization and measurements

- Performance evaluation/engineering

- Testbeds for experiments and simulations


Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, previously unpublished 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 registered on EDAS and submitted in PDF format. 

Detailed submission instructions are available at the conference website. 

Direct your questions to the 

Program Chair, Anura Jayasumana <> or the 

Program Co-chair, Damla Turgut <>.



A number of workshops will be co-located with the conference. Workshop papers will 

be published in the LCN proceedings and IEEE Xplore. Information on workshops, 

submission deadlines and all other details will be posted on the conference website. 



Proposals are solicited for research demonstrations. A proposal (no more than 

3 pages) should describe the scope, significance and required equipment. Proposals 

should be submitted via EDAS to the LCN Demo Track.


Important dates:

Paper registration: April 5, 2012

Paper submission:     April 12, 2012

Notification of acceptance: July 6, 2012            

Final paper:   July 30, 2012


Demonstration proposal: July 11, 2012


Organizing Committee:


General Chair: Tom Pfeifer, Waterford IT 

Program Chair: Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State University

Program Co-Chair and Editorial Liaison: Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida

Finance Chair: Frank Huebner, AT&T Labs

Local Arrangements Chair: Ken Christensen, University of South Florida 

Workshops Chair: Nils Aschenbruck, University of Bonn

Publications Chair: Jens Tölle, Fraunhofer-FKIE

Demonstrations Chair: Kemal Akkaya, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Publicity Chair: Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales

Student Grants Chair: Matthias Wählisch, Freie Universität Berlin

Webmaster: Gary Kessler, Gary Kessler Associates


Steering Committee:

Joe Bumblis, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Chun Tung Chou, University of 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, Gary Kessler Associates 

Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich + ETH Zürich

Tim Strayer, BBN

Mohamed Younis, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore County

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