Report on IEEE INFOCOM Global Internet 2011

The 14th IEEE INFOCOM Global Internet Symposium took place in Shanghai, China, on 15 April 2011, in conjunction with IEEE Infocom 2011.

There were 37 papers submitted to the workshop. This is less than the number that were submitted in 2010, but is in line with the number of submissions received in previous years. Two papers were withdrawn by their authors before review. Of the submissions that were reviewed, approximately 40% were from European institutions, with the remainder being split roughly evenly between North American and Asian (primarily Chinese) institutions. There were no submissions from South America.

There were 14 papers accepted from the 35 reviewed, for an acceptance ratio of 40%. This is comparable to the previous workshops, again with the exception of the 2010 workshop. The authors of the accepted papers were 36% from Europe, 47% from North America, and 16% from Asia. The workshop followed a blind reviewing process, where the reviewers’ names were not known to the authors, but the authors’ names were visible to the reviewers. Each paper received reviews from at least three TPC members. There were 28 TPC members, so the review load was not excessive. Overall the review process went smoothly, with very few disagreements on the merit of the papers. The accepted papers were organized into sessions on Network Architecture, Applications, Security and Reachability, and Routing.

There were around 20 attendees at the workshop in the morning sessions, with a few less in the afternoon. Given the large number of workshops organized in conjunction with IEEE Infocom this year, and the timing on the last day of the conference, we consider that attendance a success. One paper had no authors that could attend due to visa issues, and so was not presented. Otherwise, the workshop ran smoothly, with good feedback and discussion from the audience.

 [Report submitted byDina Papagiannaki and Colin Perkins, Co-Chairs GI 2011, May 7, 2011]