13th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
November 6-9, 2005
Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Papers must be written in English. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Papers not meeting the guidelines will be returned to the authors.

Format and Length

  • Submissions must be no longer than ten (10) pages in double-column format with standard margins and at least a 10 point font --- larger if possible. This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth. Longer submissions will not be reviewed.
  • Provide an abstract of fewer than 200 words.
  • Number the pages.
  • The paper must be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) and compatible with Acrobat (English version), not including any special characters or non-standard fonts. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools and postscript printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts.
  • Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.
  • Make sure that the output has been formatted for printing on LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.

Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files is a two-page document that describes the essential steps in distilling PDFs.

To facilitate the production of papers in the required IEEE formatting standard, you may consult IEEE Transactions LaTeX and Microsoft Word Style Files at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/transactions/stylesheets.htm


Dual Submissions

Once submitted to ICNP, a paper cannot be submitted to another workshop, conference or journal until the ICNP acceptance decision is known. To do so is to risk wasting one of our community's scarcest resources: reviewer effort. Similarly, a paper that is under consideration elsewhere, including a workshop or journal, cannot simultaneously be submitted to ICNP.

If some of the material in a submission has appeared in a workshop, the paper should so indicate. This is only acceptable if the paper submitted to ICNP provides substantial additional results compared to the earlier or pending publication.

Electronic Submission

Papers are being handled through a CMT (Microsoft Research's Conference Management Tool) server. To begin the submission process, click on the link below. Please indicate the topics/keywords relevant to your paper when registering it, as these will be used to match papers to reviewers. Please note the HARD deadline for registering the title and the abstract of the paper: 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST), May 6, 2005. The deadline for submitting the actual paper (that has already been registered) is May 12, 2005, 11:59pm PST.

Click here to submit a paper to ICNP 2005.


Important Note: Registration Policy

The organizers of ICNP have instituted the following policy:

"At least one of the authors of each paper presented at the conference must be registered in a non-student category."


Tutorials (Call for Tutorials in TEXT format)

Proposals for half-day tutorials are solicited. Proposals will be evaluated based on the expertise and experience of the instructors, and on the relevance of the subject matter.

Tutorial proposers must submit a description of the tutorial (at most 3 pages) to the tutorial co-chairs at dsaha AT us(dot)ibm(dot)com and nina(dot)taft AT intel(dot)com, with a Carbon Copy to  icnp2005-org AT cs.bu.edu. Please include the following information:

Tutorial Title
Presenter's Position
Tutorial Abstract (less than 150 words)
Tutorial Outline (Table of Contents)
List of Handouts or Books to be distributed to participants
Targeted Audience and Required Background
Why the Topic is interesting, timely, and relevant to ICNP attendees
Presenter's Bio (less than 150 words)
List of Prior Tutorials Presented

Deadline for submission of Tutorial Proposals is Friday, June 3, 2005. Acceptance notification will be by July 15. Tutorial notes will be due September 16.



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Last update: Tuesday October 11, 2005
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