ACM ICN 2018, Boston, USA

Call for Site Proposals for ACM ICN 2019

The Steering Committee of the ACM Information-Centric Networking is inviting interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for hosting the 2019 ACM ICN conference. After ACM ICN 2014 in Paris, ACM ICN 2015 in San Francisco, ACM ICN 2016 in Kyoto, ACM ICN 2017 in Berlin, and ICN 2018 in Boston we are especially interested in proposals for hosting ACM ICN 2019 in Asia (without excluding proposals from other parts of the world).

Site proposals should include information regarding the following three items:

A: 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 proposed venue should have one conference meeting room that can accommodate approximately 200 attendees (our current estimate), together with a few other rooms for potential tutorials and/or workshops. The conference room 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.

B: Conference General Chair and Organization Committee

The proposal should include:

  • the 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 the General Chair, or up to 2 co-chairs with at least one of them local or with ties to the site.
  • The names and affiliations of a few other candidates which the General Chair can enlist to serve on the organization committee, notably a local person as local arrangements chair, a publicity chair, and a treasurer, etc.

Optionally but desirably, the proposal may including an estimate cost for the conference venue and the hotel price range.

NOTE: This site proposal should not suggest program committee chairs; which will be appointed separately by the ACM ICN Steering Committee.

C: Dates

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. ICN is typically held on two days plus one extra day for tutorials and/or community events. If possible, the conference should take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Submission Instructions

Deadline: July 31 2018.

Proposal format: up to two pages in A4 or letter format.

Send proposals in PDF format to:

Please do not hesitate to contact the Steering Committee (at the above email address) in case of any questions.