NIPAA-21

2nd Workshop on
New Internetworking Protocols, Architecture and Algorithms

Dallas, TX, United States, November 2-5, 2021

Organized by IEEE ICNP 2021

The 29th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols


This is the second year of NIPAA workshop colocated with IEEE-ICNP. Last year led to exiting talks that can be found here.

Rationale for the Workshop

With the ongoing pandemic, the ICT infrastructure is changing from an optional tool to a necessity for many people. With large numbers of individuals now relying on the Internet to work from home, daily life, online education and entertainment, the significance of the Internet has unprecedentedly surged. As with the increasingly dependence of the Internet application, e.g., Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) for entertainment, or video and audio streaming for working and education, the requirement on the Internet security, quality, and resilience increases continually.

In order to make 5G and even B5G (Beyond 5G) a large scale success, fixed networks in fronthaul, middlehaul and backhaul will have to play a crucial role. More needs to be done in the ‘fixed’ (non-wireless) network to fully take advantage of these developments.

To automate and ensure efficiency of industry operations, an extremely reliant, intelligent and lean network is required. With regard to lean networking a well-known problem in IIoT is to devise an addressing scheme that would work for an entire spectrum of connected endpoints be it humans, servers or machines such as sensors, robots, virtual PLCs, digital twins, etc. The approach of integrating devices within the Internet address structure does not full satisfy energy and bits on wire efficiency – often the header overhead is higher than the payload.

On the other hand, the evolution of media from Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to holograms is already taking place as a natural progression in this space. The current network infrastructures just barely meet the demands of high bandwidth and low latency AR/VR. But networked-holograms require a paradigm shift in media formats and communication methodologies. The research on holographic media displays is going strong.  The question then is, how can network technologies prepare for such type of high volume, low-latency media? Their far-reaching influence is not just anticipated in the entertainment and gaming industry but will inspire the next generation of interactions and visualization technologies in the fields of personal & social communications, education, design, medicine, etc.

Lastly, the Internet infrastructure continues to evolve as applications and data become more localized and concentrated at the edges, yet a part of them is distributed in the cloud. Considerations will be required to describe protocols and on-the-wire data formats that are location, cost, and service-aware but are also security conscious. The current mechanisms do not support these requirements. There is a need to collectively evolve the existing technologies to lay the foundation for networks that support 5G and beyond 5G services and scenarios that are adaptable and deployable at large scale – such an initiative is simply called New IP – the New Internet Protocol.

Call for Papers

We invite novel ideas simulating a discussion on algorithms, architectures, and protocols that are relevant in the 5G and Beyond 5G era and will help in defining New IP – the innovations in network layer for the future. New IP aims to look at a set of problems from the key aspects mentioned above: new services, new media and new infrastructures, as a unifying effort.

The CFP and submission details are hosted at Easychair.org.

https://easychair.org/cfp/NIPAA-21

Important Dates
Paper submissionJuly 1, 2021
Paper acceptance notificationAugust 7, 2021
Camera readyAugust 31, 2021
Workshop dateNovember 2-5, 2021
Technical Program Committee (tbc)
Organizing committee
  • General Co-Chairs
    • Sherman Shen (University of Waterloo, Canada)
    • Filip De Turck (Ghent University, Belgium)
    • Kiran Makhijani (Futurewei, USA)
    • Shen Yan (Huawei, China)
  • Workshop PC Co-Chairs
    • Cedric Westphal (Futurewei, USA)
    • Xiaoming Fu (University of Göttingen, Germany)
    • Mohamed Faten Zhani (ETS, Canada)
Venue and Policies

NIPAA workshop is accepted and supported by IEEE-ICNP (https://icnp21.cs.ucr.edu) – q premier conference on network protocols. NIPAA will be colocated with ICNP in Dallas (venue – TBD). The workshop will likely operate in hybrid mode allowing both remote and in person participation. policy page with contents listed in https://icnp21.cs.ucr.edu/policies.html

The NIPAA 21 Workshop honors and abides by all the policies laid out by ICNP – listed at https://icnp21.cs.ucr.edu/policies.html.

Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to NIPAA 21 General Chairs.

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