Report on IEEE INFOCOM Global Internet 2014

The 17th IEEE INFOCOM Global Internet Symposium took place in Toronto, Canada, on the 28th of April 2014, in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2014.

There were 21 papers submitted to the symposium. This is a 25% decrease compared to the number of submissions received in 2013 where 28 papers were submitted. Of these submissions, 9 papers have authors from insitutions from the Asia Pacific region, 6 papers have authors from European Institutions, 9 have authors from North American insitutions and 0 papers have authors from insitutions based in Africa.

There were 8 papers accepted from the 21 reviewed, for an acceptance ratio of 38%. This is lower than the 46% acceptance rate in 2013. Each paper received reviews from at least three TPC members. There were 22 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 “Routing”, “Novel Techniques”, and “Content”. There were around 20 attendees at GI 2014. Concurrent to GI 2014 there were 8 workshops in other rooms, all on the first day of INFOCOM (and there were 2 workshops on the last day of INFOCOM too). Nevertheless, even if there was a large number of workshops at the same time, we wish the attendance rate was higher.

GI 2014 was a full-day event. We began with the keynote speech by Fred Baker from Cisco, which is very well-received. It was then followed by the “Routing” session in the morning. In the afternoon, we then had the other two sessions (“Novel Techniques” and “Content”). Every session ran smoothly, and there was a good amount of discussion both during the sessions and in the session breaks.

We thank the steering committee for GI 2014, especially Xiaoming Fu, who provides constant guidance on running GI 2014.

Some thoughts on increasing both the number and quality of submissions for the future. We think setting up a Best Paper award would be helpful. Having a publicity chair and publicize GI more aggressively can be helpful, too.

[Report submitted by Jun Li, Co-Chair GI 2014]