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

Call for Posters and Demos

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.

This year, LANMAN will feature an interactive virtual poster and demo session to offer authors the opportunity to present their initial findings from recently performed and unreported research, as well as to demonstrate their novel technologies and applications by means of original interactive showcases. We will use an online interactive platform, for both posters and demos, which will allow the presenters and attendees to join in interactive online discussions. The goal of this interactive session is to focus on work in progress, upcoming research challenges, and new directions in the field of interdisciplinary ideas on network access protocols, network management and control, services and applications. Preliminary studies reporting measurements from real-life networks and testbeds are particularly encouraged.

The topics of the poster and demo session coincide with the LANMAN 2021 main track. They include but are 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

Important dates

Short Paper Submission: June 12, 2021 (23:59 EDT – firm deadline)

Acceptance Notification: June 17, 2021

Camera-ready Submission: June 21, 2021

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts no longer than 2 single-spaced, double-column pages with font-size of 10-point. Extended abstracts must be submitted electronically as PDF files, via EDAS (Link). The standard IEEE template for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats can be found at IEEE manuscript templates page. Specifically, the extended abstract should briefly state the addressed problem and its relation to the IEEE LANMAN 2021 research topics, the approach taken to solve the problem, and a summary of findings or  features to be presented during the LANMAN 2021 poster and demo session. For demo submissions, it is also strongly recommended to provide the URL to download the demo software or a video of the demo, if any. In case of acceptance of the demo papers, the authors should produce a poster supporting the demo.


Accepted and presented abstracts of the poster and demo submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.