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2nd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2015), Sep. 30 - Oct. 2, 2015

Call for Site Proposals for ACM ICN 2016

The Steering Committee of the ACM SIGCOMM Conference on Information-Centric Networking is inviting interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for hosting the 2016 ACM ICN conference. After ACM ICN 2014 in Paris and ACM ICN 2015 in San Francisco, we are especially encouraging interested researchers from the Asia-Pacific Region to submit proposals.

Site proposals should address the following three issues:

(1) City

The city should be located near a major international airport, within 1-2 hours of regular train service and/or 45 minutes of cab/shuttle service. A major international airport should have at least two airlines with regular international service to the 3 major continents of ICN attendees: Asia, Europe, North America.

The city should have one venue for approximately 200 attendees (our current estimate), including side-venues for potential tutorials and/or workshops. The venue should support a single center screen or two side-by-side screens with unobstructed views. The venues should include, or allow for rental of, equipment for Internet connectivity for 200 attendees in the main conference hall and for multiple parallel demos.

The city should have hotels supporting 200-250 people (attendees and their guests) within easy access (less than 15 minutes time, preferably at most 1 metro/bus/tram) to the venue.

The city should have potential venues for a reception and banquet dinner. A sample list of possible venues with a 1-line description addressing logistics (time to get there, need for transportation) would be useful.

There is no need to provide financial details or a list of hotels. Please do NOT contact possible venues regarding availability or cost. The ACM negotiates those issues directly.

(2) Conference General Chair & Exec. Committee

Name and affiliation of a widely-recognized member of the networking community with ties to the proposed site city who is willing to serve as general chair, or up to 2 co-chairs with at least one of them local or with ties to the site.

Optionally, the names and affiliations of a few other candidates which the chair can enlist to serve on the committee, notably a local person as local arrangements chair, a publicity chair, treasurer, etc.

NOTE: This site proposal need not suggest program committee chairs; that is handled separately by the ACM ICN Steering Committee.

(3) Date Conflicts

The conference is typically held between September 15 and October 15. Please indicate which dates have major local conflicts, e.g., major local events, school openings, etc. that would interfere with either the proposed site or the proposed General Chair’s participation.

Submission Instructions

  • Deadline: 2015-06-30
  • Proposal format: up to two pages in A4/letter format
  • Send proposals in PDF to:
  • Please do not hesitate to contact the Steering Committee (at the above email address) in case of any questions.

Steering Committee

  • George C. Polyzos, Chair

    AUEB, Greece

  • Giovanna Carofiglio


  • Van Jacobson

    Google, USA

  • Dirk Kutscher

    NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany

  • Giacomo Morabito

    University of Cantania, Italy

  • Luca Muscariello

    Orange Labs, France

  • Börje Ohlman

    Ericsson Research, Sweden

  • Jörg Ott

    Aalto University, Finland

  • Ignacio Solis


  • Lixia Zhang


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