Papers describing original research work and practical experiences/experimental results are solicited on topics that tentatively include, but are not limited to:

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Distributed Computing Track

  • Blockchain
  • Concurrent Data Structures
  • Distributed algorithms: design, analysis, and complexity
  • Distributed operating systems
  • Distributed database systems
  • Embedded distributed systems, sensors and mobile
  • Distributed Robots
  • Formal methods for distributed systems
  • Experimental evaluation of distributed systems
  • Fault-tolerance, reliability, and availability
  • Multiprocessor & multi-core architectures & algorithms
  • Self-organization, self-stabilization, & autonomic computing
  • High performance computing, grid computing
  • Multi-tire cloud computing and Big Data processing
  • Security, cryptography and Game theory in distributed systems
  • Internet-scale distributed systems

Networking Track

  • 5G, ultra-dense networks, and next-gen networks and services
  • Ad-hoc, sensor, PAN and mesh networks
  • Backscatter and ultra-low power networks
  • Cognitive networking
  • Data center and cloud networking
  • Energy-efficient networking & integration with smart grids
  • Internetworking protocols & Internet applications
  • IoT connectivity and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Mobile offloading
  • Mobile pervasive computing and networking
  • Network function virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network security & privacy
  • Next generation & converged network architectures
  • Overlay & peer-to-peer networks and services
  • Pricing and network economics


ICDCN 2020 is soliciting submissions as either regular or short papers. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. Regular Papers should not exceed 10 pages double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. Additional details may be included in a clearly-marked appendix (containing all technical ideas and proofs necessary for an expert to fully verify the claims of the paper) that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Short Papers should not exceed 5 pages double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. Some papers not accepted as regular papers may be accepted as short papers with 5 pages in the proceedings, while full papers will be allowed 10 pages. The submission link is

Best Paper Award: The ICDCN TPC plans to award a Best Paper Award, independently for each of the two tracks. This award will be based on the paper's technical merit, the opinions of the reviewers and the presentation quality at the conference. The TPC also plans to give a best student paper award. To be eligible for the best student paper award at least one of the paper authors must be a full-time student at the time of submission, and the student(s) must have made a significant contribution to the paper.

Extended versions of the selected papers from the Distributed Computing track will be published in the journal Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) and papers from the Networking track will be published in the journal Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC)

General Chairs:

  • Nandini Mukherjee, Jadavpur University, India
  • Sriram Pemmaraju, University of Iowa, USA

Local Arrangements Chairs:

  • Ram Sarkar, Jadavpur University, India
  • Nibaran Das, Jadavpur University, India
  • Chintan Mondal, Jadavpur University, India

Important Dates


July 12, 2019
July 26, 2019
Abstract submission deadline

July 19, 2019
August 02, 2019
Paper submission deadline

September 06, 2019
September 20, 2019

October 18, 2019
November 05, 2019
Camera Ready Papers

January 04, 2019
Conference ICDCN


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