IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
1-3 July 2019 // Paris, France

Call for Papers

IEEE LANMAN has an established tradition as a forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical advances in local and metropolitan area networking. Cutting-edge papers spanning both theory and experimentation are solicited in all areas of networking. Papers are solicited in all areas of networking, but in keeping with the heritage of this event, this symposium’s central theme is Network Infrastructure for a Smart City.

Recent technological advances present a unique opportunity to realize a vision for future smart cities where resources are used optimally, new avenues for economic growth and employment are created, and the overall quality of life of the residents is improved. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the integration of cyber and physical worlds that it facilitates is a key enabler to make cities smarter, sustainable and livable. To realize the vision of an IoT enabled smart city, technical challenges related to scalable and pervasive connectivity for devices, data management, storage and analysis, interoperability, platform development, and standardization have to be addressed.

The intimate single-track format of the symposium encourages stimulating exchanges between researchers. The event is expected to be a forum for discussion of new and interdisciplinary ideas on network access protocols, network management and control, services and applications, performance related to IoT for smart cities. Speculative and potentially transformative ideas are particularly encouraged, as are studies reporting measurements from real-life networks and testbeds. Papers are solicited on any topic in networking, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Networking protocols and architectures for the IoTs
  • Cyber physical systems and IoT applications for smart cities
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • Cloud, edge and fog computing integration with IoT
  • Co-existence and heterogeneity support for IoT
  • Energy efficiency for local and metropolitan area networking
  • Information security for local and metropolitan area networking
  • Intelligent routing and forwarding
  • Named data networking
  • Network and transport mechanisms for latency reduction
  • Network virtualization in local and metropolitan area
  • Packet scheduling
  • Performance for local and metropolitan area networking
  • Resilience and reliability for local and metropolitan area networking
  • Software-defined networking in local and metropolitan area

IEEE LANMAN 2019 solicits paper submissions of Regular Papers (up to 6 pages) and Short Papers (up to 2 pages). Short papers will be presented in a poster session. Also, some of regular paper submissions may be accepted as short papers by the TPC. The page limits include all figures, tables, and references. All papers must be electronically submitted in PDF according to the guidelines in the symposium website The proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore and will include both short and regular papers presented at the workshop. A Best Paper Award will be given to the paper(s) with the highest technical merit.

All IEEE LANMAN 2019 technical papers and posters must be associated with an author registration at the full rate. For authors presenting multiple papers/posters, one full registration is valid for up to three papers/posters. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper/poster from distribution after the workshop (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper/poster is not presented at the workshop.

Important dates:

Abstract Registration: March 1, March 22, 2019
Paper Submission: March 8, March 29, 2019
Acceptance Notification: May 3, 2019
Camera-ready Submission: May 17, May 20, 2019