IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
12–13 July 2021 // Virtual Conference

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. In keeping with the heritage of the symposium, there will be a central theme, and in 2021 the theme is “Networking in the New Normal.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world to a new normal. Not only are research, business, education, and entertainment being shifted online, but also many of our daily activities are.  Recent technological advances in networking present unique opportunities to bring us to this new normal.  At the same time, they still pose numerous challenges to be addressed, such as scalable and pervasive connectivity, sustainable networking, and new application paradigms for online activities.

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. 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:

  • Networking for online education and entertainment
  • Networking protocols and architectures for the IoTs
  • Machine-to-machine communication
  • Cloud, edge and fog computing integration
  • Co-existence and heterogeneity support at the edge (HetNets)
  • Energy efficiency for local and metropolitan area networking
  • 5G and 6G localization, device-free localization, and privacy-aware localization
  • Information security for local and metropolitan area networking
  • Intelligent routing, forwarding, and scheduling
  • Named data networking
  • Network and transport mechanisms for latency reduction
  • Network virtualization in local and metropolitan areas
  • Performance and reliability of local and metropolitan area networks
  • Software-defined networking in local and metropolitan areas

IEEE LANMAN 2021 solicits paper submissions of papers up to 6 pages. Some regular paper submissions may be accepted as short papers (2 pages) 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 symposium. A best paper award will be awarded.

Important dates:

Abstract Registration: February 22, 2021 April 12, 2021 (23:59 EDT – firm deadline)

Paper Submission: March 1, 2021 April 12, 2021 (23:59 EDT – firm deadline)

Acceptance Notification: May 10, 2021 June 7, 2021

Camera-ready Submission: May 24, 2021 June 21, 2021