The Workshop Pré-IETF/IRTF (WPIETF) is an annual event that aims to foster and expand the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) presence in Latin America. The IETF is an international community interested in fulfilling the mission of defining standards that impact the design, use, and management of Internet resources (RFC3935).
Establishing standards for the Internet is long, complex, and requires active participation, particularly of students and researchers. There are many people worldwide actively contributing to the IETF. However, there is a growing need for more fresh participation.
The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region's attendance has been relatively low due to many potential candidates not knowing about the IETF or not having real incentives to participate. To change this reality, a group of volunteers, emerged from the IETF – LAC group (IETF Latin America and the Caribbean), created the WPIETF workshop in 2014, aiming to improve the LAC region presence in the IETF processes. Besides disseminating information about the IETF, it is important to provide an environment that allows our technicians, students, and researchers to show their proposals in advance to any IETF meeting. In this context, the WPIETF is a technical-scientific forum for setting technicians, students, and researchers to the IETF, where theoretical and practical works have been presented, in addition to talks and panels.
The VIII WPIETF invites practitioners and researchers to submit technical papers reporting original research and experience results that fit into at least one of the seven areas of interest of the IETF. They are:
Moreover, works in computer networks will also be considered, with themes that do not fit in the official areas and preferably include topics related to the IRTF research groups. They are:
Authors must submit Full Papers (limited to 14 pages) or Short/Abstract Papers (limited to 6 pages). The maximum number of pages includes an abstract, figures, diagrams, references, and attachments. The committee also reserves the right to accept texts submitted in the full article category as a short article. The text can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, or English, following the formats (LaTeX and Word) available on the SBC website (download link). Each paper must be submitted in PDF via the Web submission form at the JEMS system (link for submission).
All submitted manuscripts will follow a double-blinded review process and subsequent judgment. In this context, all the authors' names and affiliations must not be present in the submitted manuscript. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the workshop scope. Authors have the option of attaching supplemental material, such as source code, to the article. However, this material will not be part of the assessment.
Those articles with the best qualifications will be selected to compose the proceedings and presented at the event. Besides, all works presented at the WPIETF will have the possibility to be adapted or complemented, if necessary, and forwarded to the IETF, with adequate support (by the Post-WPIETF Committee).
In this edition, through the support of Huawei, the best paper will be awarded a trip to participate in the 112 IETF Meeting, which will be held November 6-12, 2021, in Madrid, Spain. The award will be given to a single author, preferably the first author. The award includes:
The best paper authors will be also invited to submit an extended version for an edition of the Journal of Network and Systems Management (JNSM) (JIF: 2.250).
The steering committee is in charge evaluate the submissions. The main criteria for selecting the best paper, in addition to scientific rigor and contribution to a topic relevant to the IRTF/IETF, will be the potential to transform the paper into an IETF draft and follow the process to become an RFC.
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Michel S. Bonfim
Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) - Campus Quixada.
Ericsson AB, Suécia.
Local Organizing Chair
Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC)
Jéssica Ribas (UPM, BR)