Call for Lightning Papers

The VIII WPIETF invites practitioners and researchers to submit lightning papers. Lightning Papers can provide a summary of early, emerging, on-going work, or published work. Paper topics should be relevant to at least one of the seven areas of interest of the IETF or topics related to the IRTF research groups.

This type of submission will be presented in a short, lightning-talk style. For a lightning paper to be considered for presentation, please submit an extended abstract that is no longer than 2 pages, with a maximum of one additional page for references only.The text must be written in 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).

This extended abstract must include the following information:

  • Short abstract (max. 500 characters);
  • Work Originality (Justification);
  • Work Relevance (Scientific, Technological, Social or Innovation);
  • Articles, books or other products derived from this work;
  • How this work applies to IETF/IRTF standardization activities? (RFC updates or new draft? Which area? Which Working/Research Group?).

All submitted manuscripts will follow a review process and subsequent judgment. The steering committee will evaluate the submissions. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, and interest and adequacy to IETF/IRTF standardization activities.

The WPIETF reserves the right to not include in the proceedings the lightning papers. In this context, the registration of at least one author of the paper is NOT mandatory.

All lighting papers presented at the WPIETF will have the possibility to be adapted or complemented, if necessary, and forwarded to the IETF/IRTF, with adequate support (by the Post-WPIETF Committee). Besides, the best paper will be awarded an registration to the next IETF Meeting.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: June 06, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: June 14, 2021
  • Presentation: July 18, 2021