The IFIP Networking Conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland, on May 14-16, 2018.
The 17th event in the series, the conference was sponsored by the IFIP Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC6) and featured three keynotes, “Blockchain for Cyber Physical Systems”, “Flexibility Matters: On the Design and Evaluation of Softwarized Networks”, and “Artificial Intelligence in Network Operations and Management”, as well as a panel on “Security and Privacy in the Internet of Things” and a poster/demo session.
A highlight of the event was the keynote by Professor Dr Salil Kanhere who spoke on “Blockchain for Cyber Physical Systems”. This presentation attracted a full house with more than 80 attendees on hand to hear Salil discuss IoT and Blockchain basics and discuss how to integrate them into research-wise challenging distributed systems. He concluded that, despite the advantages of this approach, there are still critical challenges to achieving a practical, wide area deployment.
The event was organized by Universität Zürich (UZH) with Prof. Burkhard Stiller (Communications Systems Group, Department of Informatics of UZH) as General Chair while the Technical Program Committee was co-Chaired by Claudio Casetti (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Fernando Kuipers (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) and James P. G. Sterbenz (The University of Kansas, U.S.A.; Lancaster University, U.K.).
The main technical program was the result of a very selective, rigorous two-step peer-review process by experts in the areas of the conference. All papers received an average of 4.4 reviews (at least three reviews and some of them up to six reviews) plus a meta-review summarizing the on-line discussion. In total, 225 submissions from a total of 41 countries were received with the final program including 55 full papers and eight short presentation papers.
Accepted papers are published in the IFIP Digital Library and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. For a more detailed report on each day with including pictures, visit: https://networking.ifip.org/2018/index.php/news