IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
11–12 July 2022 // Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

IEEE LANMAN has an established tradition as a forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical advances in local and metropolitan area networking. Cutting-edge papers spanning both theory and experimentation are solicited in all areas of networking. In keeping with the heritage of the symposium, there will be a central theme, and in 2022 the theme is “Scalable Networking with Intelligence.”

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internet is heavily utilized to support many daily activities, and the Internet traffic is experiencing an unprecedented growth in size and diversity. This new trend poses new challenges of maintaining the scalability and sustainability of computer networks in operations. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning provide insights and hints for designing innovative solutions to address the challenges in different aspects, such as network infrastructure, network protocol design, network management, routing, scheduling, software-defined networking (SDN), and information-centric networking (ICN).

The intimate single-track format of the symposium encourages stimulating exchanges between researchers. The event is expected to be a forum for discussion of new and interdisciplinary ideas on network access protocols, network management and control, services and applications. Speculative and potentially transformative ideas are particularly encouraged, as are studies reporting measurements from real-life networks and testbeds. Papers are solicited on any topic in networking, including, but not limited to:

  • AI and machine learning for local and metropolitan area networking
  • AI and machine learning for network measurement and traffic analysis
  • Self-learning network architectures
  • Networking designs for AI and machine learning
  • Networking for online education and entertainment
  • Networking protocols and architectures for the IoTs
  • Machine-to-machine communication
  • Cloud, edge and fog computing integration
  • Co-existence and heterogeneity support at the edge (HetNets)
  • Energy efficiency for local and metropolitan area networking
  • 5G and 6G cellular data networking
  • Information security for local and metropolitan area networking
  • Intelligent routing, forwarding, and scheduling
  • Network and transport mechanisms for latency reduction
  • Network virtualization in local and metropolitan areas
  • Performance and reliability of local and metropolitan area networks
  • Software-defined networking in local and metropolitan areas
  • Information-centric networking in local and metropolitan areas

IEEE LANMAN 2022 solicits paper submissions of papers up to 6 pages. Some regular paper submissions may be accepted as short papers (2 pages) by the TPC. The page limits include all figures, tables, and references. All papers must be electronically submitted in PDF according to the guidelines in the symposium website The proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore and will include both short and regular papers presented at the symposium. A best paper award will be awarded.

Important dates:

Abstract Registration: March 24, 2022 (23:59 EDT) April 14, 2022 (23:59 EDT – firm deadline)

Paper Submission: March 31, 2022 (23:59 EDT) April 14, 2022 (23:59 EDT – firm deadline)

Acceptance Notification: May 16, 2022 May 23, 2022

Camera-ready Submission: May 30, 2022 June 21, 2022

Conference Dates: July 11-12, 2022