NetSys 2019

March 18 till March 21, 2019 – Garching b. München, Germany


International Conference on Networked Systems 2019
March 18 till March 21, 2019 – Garching b. München, Germany

The Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2019) provides an international forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to discuss recent innovations in the realm of networked systems. NetSys is a biennial event that originates from the key scientific conference on networked systems in German-speaking countries KiVS (Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen) – which was initiated 37 years ago and has international orientation since 2013. NetSys is organized by the special interest group “Communication and Distributed Systems” (KUVS), which is anchored both in the German Computer Science society (Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)) and in the Information Technology society (Informationstechnische Gesellschaft im VDE (ITG)).

Bringing together the community in the area of networking and distributed systems is a main goal of NetSys 2019. Hence, a number of events are planned within the NetSys 2019 programme to foster community building for all participants in addition to two social events and numerous coffee and lunch breaks. In particular, both expert communities of the two German societies ITG and GI are joined in NetSys 2019 as the ITG expert symposium “Future of Networking” is part of NetSys 2019 for the first time. Also, a joint meeting between the expert groups of both societies is planned. Further events such as Hot Topics Sessions target the information exchange on very recent research results within the community. More details on the programme are given in the following.

In NetSys 2019 the annual 1-day ITG expert symposium “Future of Networking” (Zukunft der Netze, ZdN) will be an integral part of the programme featured on the first day. The ZdN 1-day programme consist only of invited presentations by major industry and academic experts. In 2019 the focus will be on 5G. It is organized by the ITG expert group (Fachausschuss) Communication Networks.

The NetSys main track (full and short papers) solicits submission of high-quality, original scientific papers presenting novel research on the wide range of networked systems. In addition, NetSys 2019 provides a novel format to stimulate discussions on hot topics in networking or perspectives from the industry. To this end, there will be dedicated sessions on hot-topics-in-networking, separate workshops, tutorials.

  • Hot Topic Session: The aim is to present very recent and highly significant results, as well as new ideas and proposals that move the networked systems community forward. The proposed hot topics should be highly innovative, thought provoking and stimulating in terms of content. Ideas can target new research topics, directions and methods that the NetSys community should address. This explicitly includes also recently published papers at top journals which are of high interest for the NetSys community. Only a one-page abstract is required for the Hot Topic Session which will be reviewed by the NetSys organizers.
  • Industry Session: The purpose of the Industry Session is to present new concepts, architecture realizations and up to date experience reports from industry with networked systems. The proposed presentations should be in a clear industrial context including system architectures, experience with system rollout as well as operation, evaluation reports and business models and should stimulate questions to research and academia. No paper is required for the Industry Session. The submission format is a half page abstract outlining the content of the presentation which will be evaluated by the industry session chair, Marco Hoffmann, Nokia Bell-Labs.
  • Posters and Demos: The NetSys 2019 poster and demo sessions showcase works-in-progress in an informal setting. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. Demo and Poster papers must be 2 pages including all content + 1 extra page for references and acknowledgments.
  • AIComNets2019 Workshop on “Advanced Communication Networks for Industrial Applications”: The Workshop will be a full day event with two main sessions: (1) a scientific track which will address recent progress in industrial communication networks and (2) an experience track which will address applications in industry and use cases, which are enabled by new technologies. We invite research paper submissions up to 6 pages long or demo papers up to 4 pages long.
  • QTOP'19 Workshop on “Quantum Technology and Optimization Problems”: The scope of this dedicated workshop is to explore the opportunities for the application of quantum technology and optimization problems in networked systems. Regular papers will be published in LNCS as workshop proceeding.
  • SDNFlex: 3rd Workshop on “Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization for Flexible Network Management”: Network management currently undergoes changes towards more flexible network management. This trend is stimulated by Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (SDN) that emerged in recent years. The newly achieved flexibility in network management, particularly for NFV, opens a set of currently unresolved key questions concerning i) reliability, ii) service orchestration iii) function placement, and iv) performance. We invite submissions up to 6 pages long.
  • The PhD Forum has the following goal. First, it should provide PhD students in any phase of their career with an opportunity to discuss their topics with experts and gain general feedback as well as specific comments on their proposal. Second, the PhD Forum is an excellent opportunity for young researchers to start a personal network with other PhD students as well as with already established experts. Prospective participants should prepare an application that includes the following information: two-page research statement and a brief CV.

Important Dates



Video recordings of all four days are online now.

Best Paper Award NetSys 2019

The Best Paper Award of NetSys 2019 has been awarded for the Paper KOMon - Kernel-based Online Monitoring of VNF Packet Processing Times

Best Demo Award NetSys 2019

The Best Demo/Poster Award of NetSys 2019 has been awarded for the Demo GPU Accelerated Planning and Placement of Edge Clouds

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor & Student Supporter

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