Call for Papers

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:

  • Applications and Real-Time Area (art): application protocols and architectures, such as e-mail and the Web;
  • General Area (gen): activities focused on supporting, updating and maintaining the IETF standards or that do not fit into any of the available areas;
  • Internet Area (int): include IP layer (both IPv4 and IPv6), implications of IPv4 address depletion, co-existence between the IP versions, and so forth;
  • Operations and Management Area (ops): operation, monitoring, and configuration of networks;
  • Routing Area (rtg): routing protocols and packet routing to your destination;
  • Security Area (sec): security and privacy;
  • Transport Area (tsv): development of data transport protocols for special packages.

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:

  • CFRG: Crypto Forum Research Group
  • COINRG: Computation in the Network Research Group
  • DINGR: Decentralized Internet Infrastructure Proposed Research Group
  • GAIA: Global Access to the Internet for All Research Group
  • HRPC: Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group
  • ICCRG: Internet Congestion Control Research Group
  • ICNRG: Information-Centric Networking Research Group
  • MAPRG: Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group
  • NMRG: Network Management Research Group
  • NWCRG: NetWork Coding for Efficient Network Communications Research Group
  • PANRG: Path Aware Networking Proposed Research Group
  • PEARG: Privacy Enhancement and Assessments Research Group
  • QIRG: Quantum Internet Research Group
  • T2TRG: Thing-to-Thing Research Group

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).

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 12, 2021 March 26, 2021 April 16, 2021 April 19, 2021 (Final Deadline!)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2021
  • Final version: June 04, 2021
  • Authors Registration: June 04, 2021
  • WPIETF 2021: July 18, 2021
  • CSBC 2021: July 18-22, 2021

Best Paper Award:

In this edition, through the support of Futurewei, the best paper will be awarded a trip to participate in the 112th or 113th IETF Meeting. The award will be given to a single author, preferably the first author. The award includes:

  • Airplane Tickets;
  • Event Registration;
  • Accommodation.

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.