Report on IEEE INFOCOM Global Internet 2012

The 14th IEEE INFOCOM Global Internet Symposium took place in Orlando,FL, USA, on 30 March 2012, in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2012.

 

There were 31 papers submitted to the workshop. This is a small decrease compared to the number of submissions received in 2011. Four papers were withdrawn by their authors before review. Of the submissions that were reviewed, approximately 44% were from European institutions, one third from North American institutions, and close to 20% from institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

There were 10 papers accepted from the 27 reviewed, for an acceptance ratio of 37%. This is comparable to the previous workshops, with the exception of the 2010 workshop. 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 23 TPC members, so the review load was not excessive. Overall the review process went smoothly, with very little disagreement on the merit of the papers. The accepted papers were organized into three sessions on Content, Clouds, and Overlays; TCP and Path Characteristics; and Routing and Network Operations. The workshop was opened with a keynote by Bruce Maggs (Akamai, Duke).

There were around 25 attendees at the workshop in the morning sessions, with several less in the afternoon. Given the large number of workshops organized in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM in 2012 and the particular attention to the NOMEN workshop on information-centric networking held in parallel, and the timing on the last day of the conference, we consider the attendance to be ok. The workshop ran smoothly, with good feedback and discussion from the audience.

[Report submitted by Joerg Ott and Daniel Massey, Co-Chairs GI 2012]