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The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP)
November 10-13 2015                                                  San Francisco, CA



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.

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. This will enable you to discuss your work and interact with all of the ICNP conference attendees and the PhD Forum attendees. PhD Forum participants who also register for the main conference will receive special consideration for student travel grants. UPDATE: The winner(s) of the best paper award will be allocated a slot for presentation at the main conference! IMPORTANT: Students with accepted papers to the PhD forum must at least register at a main conference student rate, if they are not a full rate registered author of a main conference paper.

The topics of interest coincide with ICNP 2015 (see the CFP page). Representative (but not limiting) topics include:

  • 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 network architecture, e.g., specific algorithms and protocols for software defined networks, network virtualization, or future Internet architecture.


  • Special opportunity to discuss research plans and results face-to-face with professors and senior researchers.
  • Inspiring keynotes and/or panel discussions.
  • Publication of accepted papers in the IEEE ICNP proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.
  • PhD best paper award.
  • The winner(s) of the best paper award will be allocated a slot for presentation at the main conference!


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

The submission should include:

  • A summary of the student's 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 student's affiliations and research activities, as well as the date that the student expects to complete his/her dissertation.

Submission site: http://ubwins.cse.buffalo.edu/icnp_phdforum_2015/


  • Dimitrios Koutsonikolas
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    University at Buffalo, SUNY
    E-mail: dimitrio@buffalo.edu
  • Konstantinos Pelechrinis
    School of Information Sciences
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
    E-mail: kpele@pitt.edu


Mustafa Y. Arslan, NEC Laboratories America Inc.
Ioannis Broustis, AT&T Research
Domenico Giustiniano, IMDEA Networks
Steven Ko, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Prashant Krishnamurthy, University of Pittsburgh
Pan Li, Mississippi State University
Angelos Marnerides, John Moores University
Ioannis Pefkianakis, HP Labs
Petros Spachos, University of Toronto
Patrick Tague, Carnegie Mellon University (Silicon Valley)
Ruben Torres, Narus, Inc.
Mike Wittie, Montana State University
Guanhua Yan, Binghamton University


Paper Submission August 6, 2015 (firm)
Acceptance Notification August 20, 2015
Final Version Aug 25, 2015
PhD Forum Nov 10, 2015


For further information please contact us at: phdforum.chairs@gmail.com


The tentative program for ICNP 2015 Ph.D. forum is posted below.

10 November 2015, Tuesday

Welcome and Opening Remarks: 8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Speech 1 (Apurv Bhartia): 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (keynote details)

Session 1 (Wireless): 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Towards Motion-Aware Wireless LANs using PHY Layer Information
Li Sun (University at Buffalo, SUNY), Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

Towards Multi-Gigabit 60 GHz Indoor WLANs
Swetank Kumar Saha (University at Buffalo, SUNY), Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

QoS Aware Component-Based Routing in Resource-Constrained Wireless Multi-Hop Networks
Evripidis Paraskevas (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland College Park), John S. Baras (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland College Park)

Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Session 2 (Wireline): 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

An Integrated Transport Solution to Big Data Movement in High-performance Networks
Daqing Yun (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Chase Wu (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

SDN-PANDA: Software-Defined Network Platform for ANomaly Detection Applications
Brian R. Granby (Liverpool John Moores University), Bob Askwith (Liverpool John Moores University), Angelos K. Marnerides (Liverpool John Moores University)

Design and Benefits of a Hidden-Identifier Network Architecture
Spencer Sevilla (UC Santa Cruz)

Break: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Keynote Speech 2 (Marios Iliofotou): 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (keynote details)