Call for Posters/Demos

The 25th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2017)

Toronto, October 10-13, 2017


ICNP 2017 will hold a poster and demo session to showcase work in progress. The poster/demo session has been a successful regular event at ICNP in past years. These sessions will provide a great chance for students and researchers to obtain feedback on their on-going research from knowledgeable conference attendees. While posters and demos are welcome from everyone, for the poster sessions we particularly encourage on-going work in which the primary contributor (i.e., first author) is a student. Extended abstracts (2 pages) of the posters or extended description (2 pages) of the demo should be submitted in the Portable Document Format (PDF) only, following the same formatting instructions as for the main conference papers, except that the author names should be included in the 2-page PDF. The submissions will be reviewed by members of the Poster/Demo Session Committee. The abstracts of accepted posters and demos will be included in the proceedings and in IEEE eXplore.

At the conference, posters/demos must be presented by one of the co-authors. Posters and demos submitted to this call for papers should contain unpublished original ideas and not be abbreviations of published papers. Note that acceptance and presentation of a poster or demo contain original ideas at ICNP 2017 will not prevent authors from publishing a more complete version of their ideas in future conferences and journals.

Poster/Demo Chairs

Minghua Chen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Chuan Wu (The University of Hong Kong)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: August 6, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EDT)
Notification of acceptance: August 14, 2017
Camera-ready version: September 2, 2017

Poster/Demos Submission

Poster/demo papers should be submitted using the online HotCRP system: Submit your poster/demo papers here. (If you do not have an account, please create a new one in the submission website).

After the notification date, authors of selected demos are expected to send an email to the chairs (, with a list of requirements to ensure that it can be arranged.


At least one of the poster/demo co-authors must register for the conference to present the poster/demo. Students may register for the conference at the student rate for presenting posters/demo (if they are not presenting a full paper in the conference which requires a full registration).

What should the final poster look like?

We define a poster to be A0 (, i.e., 33.11" (height) x 46.81" (width), i.e., 841mm (height) x 1189mm (width), on which you can affix visually appealing material that describes your research. You can arrange the space and orient the poster horizontally. You should prepare the best material (visually appealing and succinct) that effectively communicates your research problem, techniques, results, and what is novel and important about your work. You are responsible for printing your poster and bringing it to the conference site. We will provide easels for you to mount your poster materials on.