IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
20–23 May 2024 // Vancouver, Canada

11th International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds - Call for Papers

The 11th International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds (CNERT 2024)

Organized in conjunction with

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, May 20, 2024




Experimentation has played an important role in advancing research in computing and networking. Although theory and simulation are important tools for studying and analyzing the behavior of new protocols and algorithms, it is essential that new research ideas be validated on real systems, testbeds, and infrastructure that provides a platform for exploring new systems.

This workshop brings together researchers and technical experts to share experiences and advance state-of-the-art experimental research in networking, distributed systems, and cloud computing. It aims to inspire researchers to use testbeds in novel and interesting ways to validate their research ideas. Of particular interest are experiments on publicly available testbeds such as the CENI, Chameleon, CloudLab, DeterLab, Emulab, FABRIC, the Fed4FIRE+ and SLICES testbeds, FIT, OneLab, ORBIT, the PAWR project testbeds (AERPAW, ARA, COSMOS, POWDER), among many others worldwide.


Paper Submissions:

The INFOCOM CNERT 2024 workshop will follow a single-blind review process.

For CNERT 2024 we solicit:

  • 6-page research papers. All research papers are encouraged to participate in the demo session. One additional page is permitted in the initial submission to provide a demo proposal associated with the paper (detailed below).
  • 2-page extended abstracts, plus a 1-page demo proposal (detailed below). After review, all accepted and presented papers will appear in IEEE Xplore. The workshop proceedings are indexed in SCOPUS and other major indexing platforms.

We solicit papers and demo proposals with experimental results from testbeds from areas including, but not limited to:

  • Wireless network experimentation (including low-power wireless, Internet-of-Things and sensor networks, aerial drone networks, 5G, mmWave, RFID and backscattering networks)
  • Wired network experimentation (including optical networks)
  • Distributed systems
  • Cloud computing and big data
  • Edge computing
  • Computer and network security
  • Virtualization of radios and networks with advanced orchestration and management software
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Future Internet Architectures (FIA)
  • Next Generation Internet (NGI)
  • Network economics and pricing
  • Financial networks and algorithmic trading
  • Machine Learning and AI for the network (e.g., self-organizing systems)
  • Machine Learning and AI experiments over the network (e.g., federated learning experiments over the network)
  • Hardware and Function Accelerators (e.g., SmartNIC, FPGA, DPU, IPU and DSC)
  • Cloud-native, Infrastructure and Data Observability
  • All state-of-the-art application topics are welcome, with special emphasis on the above topics in networking, computing and security

Experiments may focus on challenges including, but not limited to:

  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Large-scale experiments
  • Evaluation and analysis of experimental data
  • Creation and sharing of datasets of broad interest to the community
  • Experiment design and deployment
  • Designs for repeatability and reproducibility
  • Tools and services for testbed users and operators
  • Experiments on federated testbeds
  • Testbed implementation and deployment
  • Experience operating and managing testbeds

Demo Proposals: The CNERT workshop has a strong experimental component. For consideration in the demo session, authors should provide additional information in a 1-page appendix:

  • A summary describing the demonstration
  • The dataset(s) used (if any) and expected results
  • The testbed used for the demo


Best Paper and Best Demo Awards, and Badges:

CNERT will present the best paper and best demo award


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: January 8, 2024 January 15, 2024 AOE

Notification of Acceptance: February 5, 2024  February 24, 2024

Camera Ready: March 5, 2024

Workshop: May 20, 2024


Submission Link:

Please contact the TPC chairs for further information.

  • Deepak Nadig,
  • Susmit Shannigrahi,

Gold Patrons

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