Instructions for Authors

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

Toronto, October 10-13, 2017



The registration link is now open:

Registration Policies

The (hard) registration deadline for authors is September 10, 2017. Camera-ready papers without registrations after this date may be removed from the proceedings.

For Authors of Conference Papers

Authors are expected to present accepted papers at the conference, and at least one author is required to register, at the full rate, in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and the IEEE digital library. One full registration covers up to two regular papers on which a person is a co-author.

For Authors of Posters/Demos

At least one of the poster/demo co-authors must be registered 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).

For Authors of Workshop Papers

Authors are expected to present accepted papers at the workshop, and at least one author is required to register at the corresponding workshop or at the conference (in a non-student registration category).

General Steps

Note that this is a separate website from the one used to collect papers for review. You must register a new account to use the camera-readys submission site.

IEEE Xplore-Compatibility

IMPORTANT: Any changes made to a PDF after IEEE PDF eXpress conversion or PDF Checking may invalidate Xplore compatibility. This includes headers, page numbers, copyright notice, watermarks, etc. If any of these elements are desired, they should be added to the document before a PDF is created.

Paper Formatting

The final version of regular papers must have no more than ten (10) pages in double-column format with standard margins and at least a 10 point font. The final version of workshop papers must have no more than six (6) pages, and poster/demo papers no more than two (2) pages. This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so on. Papers that exceed 10 pages will not be accepted for publication. Papers should include a title and an abstract of fewer than 250 words.

All papers must be formatted for printing on US LETTER (8.5" by 11") and must adhere to the IEEE formatting requirements. For LaTeX users, please use the “conference" option. The template should be used as is. Papers that modify the template, e.g., by picking narrower line-spacing or margins than what the template defines, will be rejected for publication.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format, without including any non-standard fonts. We must be able to display and print your camera-ready manuscript exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools and postscript printers. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts. Make sure that the paper, including the figures, is readable on a black-and-white printout.

Author List, Paper Titles, and Presentation

The author list must remain the same as when the paper was submitted for review, and any changes in the author list or title is forbidden without prior written permission from the TPC Co-Chairs.

Every paper must be presented by an author at the conference. At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to register at the full rate of the conference and to present the paper at the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings and be submitted to the IEEE digital library. Please expect further information for registration.

Non-Presented Paper Policy ("No-Show Policy"): Each paper must be presented at the conference by an author of that paper, unless prior approval is obtained from the TPC Co-Chairs and General Chairs. Papers that are not presented by their authors may be removed from IEEE Xplore and be excluded from distribution after the conference.