Internet Conference 2018

Akihabara, Japan | 26-27 November, 2018


The deadlines are extended. (2018/09/12)
Paper submission site is open. (2018/09/10)
Call for Posters is online now. (2018/09/07)
Call for Paper is online now. (2018/06/30)
Internet Conference 2018 (IC2018) will be held at Akihabara. (2018/06/18)

Important Dates (in JST)

2018/09/26(Wed) 23:59: Paper Registration Deadline (extended)
2018/10/3(Wed) 23:59: Paper Submission Deadline (extended)
2018/11/2(Fri): Decision Notification
2018/11/16(Fri): Final Camera ready Due


26th, 27th November, 2018


Call for Papers

The Internet has been the common communication basis for the innovation. We see many social changes happened along with the development of the Internet. Numerous unique services, such as large-scale distributed mail services, voice and video streaming services, mashup Big-Data web services, and virtualization of computers and networks, used the Internet to lead the social changes.

However, the knowledges that was necessary for the changes and that can support further progress in the future, are not in the form of accessible information that can be referred from the public. As a result, those knowledges are redundantly duplicated, leading to the ``reinventing the wheels’’ situation. We think it suggests that such knowledges better be implemented as the additional functions embedded in the Internet platform.

In the recent activities around the Internet, many valuable technologies have emerged, such as deep-learning technologies, blockchain technologies, and the IoT (Internet of Things technologies reinforced by sensor systems). On the other hand, cyber security is more and more considered as a serious danger to our society. We think that this is the right time to start considering re-design of core framework in the future Internet, for example, communication framework, application framework, data management, service framework, and security framework, for the purpose to strongly support the emerging applications.

We, the program committees of IC2018, hope to gather many experts’ knowledges and opinions from many area of expertise, regarding the desired features, the example cases of challenges, the problems in the applications, the limitations of current Internet, and the new demands for the Internet. We highly appreciate the submissions and participations from new areas to the IC2018.

We also believe that an academic conference should serve as a venue to present cutting edge technologies and deep investigations of a topic through the strict review process. In the context, we provide IC2018 by devoting more effort to reinforce a higher quality of reviews to all of authors. Specifically, we are planning to provide more number of reviews (more than four) to each of submitted papers, than our previous convention (two or three).

The areas of the topic for the conference are listed below but not limited to:

Internet (network) operation, Internet exchange
Routing technologies
Transport protocols
Measurement and analysis of the Internet
Network architectures (cleanslate approach)
Software Defined Network (SDN)
Cloud computing
Security for communication networks
Governance on the Internet
Designs and techniques for web-based applications
Unique applications/Use cases on the Internet (*)
Requests/Complains for the Internet infrastructure (*)

Note: The (*) mark indicates special topic in the conference.

More detailed instruction is available.

Technical Program Committee
Hirochika Asai (Preferred Networks, inc.)
Rei Atarashi (IIJ Innovation Institute)
Razvan Beuran (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Romain Fontugne (IIJ Innovation Institute)
Kensuke Fukuda (National Institute of Informatics)
Hiroaki Harai (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
Tatsuya Jinmei (Infoblox)
Katsushi Kobayashi (The University of Tokyo)
Aya Matsui (IBM Japan)
Hiroki Matsutani (Keio University)
Rodney Van Meter (Keio University)
Yoshifumi Nishida (GE Global Research)
Masafumi Oe (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Nobuo Ogashiwa (Kyoai Gakuen University)
Yasuhiro Ohara (NTT Communications Corporation)
Motoyuki Ohmori (Tottori University)
Kazunori Sugiura (Keio University)
Yojiro Uo (IIJ Innovation Institute)
Seiichi Yamamoto (The University of Tokyo)
Teruaki Yokoyama (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Co-sponsored by

WIDE project (WIDE)