IEEE INFOCOM is a top-ranked conference on networking in the research community. It is a major conference venue for researchers to present and exchange significant and innovative contributions and ideas in the field of networking and closely related areas. IEEE INFOCOM covers both theoretical and systems research. For INFOCOM 2021, the conference includes a main technical program, a number of workshops, a keynote speech, panels, a student poster session, and demo/poster sessions.
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General Chair

Ben Liang (University of Toronto, Canada) 

Executive Chair

Tom Hou (Virginia Tech, USA)

TPC Chairs

Tarek F. Abdelzaher (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)

Jiangchuan (JC) Liu (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Kaushik Chowdhury (Northeastern University, USA) 

TPC Vice Chair for Information Systems (EDAS)

Lu Su (University of Buffalo, USA)

Workshop Chairs

Honggang Wang (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)  

Danda B. Rawat (Howard Univ., USA)

Workshop Vice Chair for Information Systems (EDAS)

Dejun (DJ) Yang (Colorado School of Mines, USA)

Panel Chairs 

Atilla Eryilmaz (Ohio State University, USA)

Xiangyang Li (USTC, China)

Demo/Posters Chairs 

Linke Guo (Clemson University, USA)

Bo Ji (Virginia Tech, USA) 

N2Women Event Chair


Student Conference Grants Chair

Haiyang Wang (Univ. of Minnesota - Duluth, USA) 

Publication Chairs

Lu Su (University of Buffalo, USA)

Dejun (DJ) Yang (Colorado School of Mines, USA)

Publicity Chairs

Huacheng Zeng (Michigan State Univ., USA) 

Ruidong Li (NICT, Japan)

TPC Meeting (Online) Arrangements Chair

Baochun Li (University of Toronto, Canada) 

Sponsorship Chair

Tom Hou (Virginia Tech, USA)  

Web Chairs

Yin Sun (Auburn Univ., USA)

Xu Yuan (Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA) 

Registration Chair

Jimmy Le (IEEE Communications Society, USA)

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper acceptance notification

Submission Topics

IEEE INFOCOM 2021 solicits research papers describing significant and innovative research contributions to the field of computer and data communications networks. We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research. Topics include but not limited to:

5G and beyond networks
Age of Information
Big data and machine learning for networks
Cellular networks
Cloud computing/mobile cloud computing
Challenged Environments (underwater, underground)
Cross-layer optimization and control
Cyber-physical systems
Datacenter networking
Dynamic spectrum sharing
Energy efficiency in networks
Edge and fog computing/networking
Fault tolerance, reliability and survivability
Information security and privacy
Information-centric networking
Interference management and mitigation
Internet architecture
Internet of Things
Localization and location-based services
Medium access control
MIMO-based networking
mmWave, THz, VLC, full duplex communication networks
Mobile sensing and applications
Mobility management and models
Multimedia networking
Network economics and pricing
Network management
Network measurement and analysis
Network security and privacy
Network virtualization
Optical networks
Overlay and peer-to-peer networks
Quality-of-service and resource management
Router and switch design
Routing and multicast
Scaling laws and fundamental limits
Smart grid applications
Social computing and networks
Software-defined networking
Vehicular networks
Web applications and content distribution
Studies on testbeds and large scale experimental platforms
Connected unmanned aerial/terrestrial/underwater systems


IEEE INFOCOM incorporates a rigorous double-blind review process, empowered by a fully automated review assignment system that analyzes the submitted manuscripts and the representative publications of TPC members, and matches the submissions to TPC members’ expertise and interests. 

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE INFOCOM 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

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    May 10



    May 13


  • Dec 04 2020

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

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