IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
29 April - 2 May 2019 // Paris, France

Chairs' Messages

Message from Steering Committee Chair




Tom Hou




Chair of INFOCOM Steering Committee


Welcome to INFOCOM 2019 -- the 38th Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications. This year, INFOCOM comes to the beautiful city of Paris, also known as City of Light and indisputably one of the most attractive places in the world.  In its 38 years of history, this is the first time INFOCOM comes to France and it is long overdue!  Bonjour, Paris!

INFOCOM 2019 in Paris would not be possible without the commitment and dedication of Marcelo Dias de Amorim and Serge Fdida, the General Chairs of the conference.  The Steering Committee was fortunate to bring them on board and have them serve as the captain of the 2019 Organizing Committee.  Both of them have committed significant amount of their work day and personal time on every aspect of this conference.  In particular, they deserve all the credit in lining up the sponsors for the conference and arranging all important and memorable social events for the attendees and TPC members.  With their vast prior experience on organizing top conferences, we were confident that INFOCOM 2019 would be a huge success ever since we started to work with them and we are right!

Among all data-driven, statistics-based ranking system (e.g., Google Scholar, Acemap, and Microsoft Academic), INFOCOM continues to stand out as one of the most influential and highest-ranked conferences in networking. The history of networking research, to a large extent, coincided with the history of INFOCOM.  Over the past four decades, the majority of the most significant research advances in networking were published in INFOCOM proceedings.  The conference has been a primary venue to grow the field of networking from an ad hoc impromptu subject to now well-established branch of science that embodies both theory and experimentation.  What makes INFOCOM unique and stand the test of time is its openness – it never limits itself to a particular technology, layer or research methodology.  Instead, it offers a welcoming venue to new contributions from all walks of research related to networking, encompassing both theory and systems. 

The quality of INFOCOM is also reflected by the fact that it is the preferred venue each year for the winners of the IEEE Internet Award and the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award to receive their awards.  This year, the president of IEEE, Jose Moura, will present the IEEE Internet Award to Jennifer Rexford and the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award to R. Srikant.  Congratulations to both for their outstanding achievements!  Both of them have contributed a body of work in INFOCOM proceedings with thousands of citations.  INFOCOM is proud of their accomplishments and winning of the two most prestigious IEEE awards in networking.

In addition to the two IEEE awards, INFOCOM also has two highly prestigious awards of its own.  The first is the INFOCOM Achievement Award, which is a lifetime achievement award to an individual who has a body of work that has had significant impacts on the networking community in general, and INFOCOM in particular.  This year, the award goes to Victor Bahl for his contributions to dynamic spectrum access and wireless LAN technologies. Among his many accomplishments, Victor’s personal best at INFOCOM was his paper titled “RADAR: An in-building RF-based user location and tracking system” (in INFOCOM 2000 proceedings), which has collected over 10,000 citations!  The second prestigious award is the INFOCOM Test-of-Time Paper Award, which recognizes papers published between 10 to 12 years ago (a three-year window) in the INFOCOM proceedings that have been most cited and widely recognized to have a significant impact on the research community.  For 2019, the paper titled “Power Awareness in Network Design and Routing" (in INFOCOM 2008 proceedings) was selected to receive this award.  The Steering Committee congratulates the winners of these two awards and thanks them for their fine contributions to the INFOCOM community!    

I want to join the General Chairs (see their acknowledgement message on the next page) to thank the all the chairs on the Organizing Committee. Their commitment and dedication are the keys to the success of this INFOCOM in Paris.  We thank Jimmy Le, who is ComSoc’s Senior Conference Planner supporting INFOCOM.  We also thank Nancy Sun, ComSoc’s Marketing Specialist, who worked diligently on the production of this final program.

On behalf of both INFOCOM Steering and Organizing Committees, we hope you enjoy your stay in Paris.  In addition to attending the rich and enlightening technical program of the conference, we hope you will make some new friends and re-connect with old ones.  We also hope you can find some time to enjoy the many wonders of this magic city and bring home some memorable pictures to keep this experience alive. Bienvenue à Paris! 


Tom Hou
IEEE INFOCOM Steering Committee Chair


Message from General Chairs



Marcelo Dias de Amorim

Serge Fdida



IEEE INFOCOM 2019 General Co-Chairs


Bienvenue à Paris, the city of light! It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 38th edition of IEEE INFOCOM and a real honor to host this flagship conference for the first time in France. It has been our important responsibility to continue the tradition of scientific quality and friendly atmosphere to support the premier venue for our community.

IEEE INFOCOM 2019 showcases cutting-edge research in a wide range of communication networking related areas, and the technical program provides an opportunity for researchers, engineers, and industry leaders to present and exchange findings on recent advances in the field.

We, the organizing committee, have worked hard to provide you with comfortable conditions and a fruitful scientific experience during your stay. This year’s edition maintains the outstanding tradition of IEEE INFOCOM by bringing together hundreds of attendees from the best research institutions around the globe. Student participation at INFOCOM has always been high, and this is a valuable asset, providing a unique opportunity for them to present their work and meet with more senior researchers.

The response to the multiple calls for contributions went beyond our expectations, and we are proud of the high quality of the overall program. In addition to the technical sessions and workshops, participants will benefit from two demo sessions, two poster sessions, and three panels. Two keynotes from prominent academic and industrial leaders will provide the audience with valuable perspectives on the future of computer networking.

We are sure that the attendees will return home with new ideas and an awareness of the most recent advances in all areas of computer networking. We also hope that collaborations, productive discussions, and friendships will start during the four days of the conference.

We are very grateful to several people who worked non-stop to help us organize the conference. We would like give a warm thanks to the student volunteers who, with their energy and youth, make the organization much more pleasant and efficient. We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to all members of the steering committee and of the organizing committee for their tremendous efforts: TPC Chairs (Wenjing Lou, Giovanni Pau, Tilman Wolf), TPC Vice Chair for Information Systems (Jian Tang), Chief Architect (Baochun Li), Workshop Chairs (Song Guo, Andrea Passarella), Panel Chairs (Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini, Mark Crovella, Mehmet Can Vuran), Demo/Posters Chairs (Nathalie Mitton, R Venkatesha Prasad, Chuan Wu), Student Travel Grants Chairs (Aline Carneiro Viana, Lu Su, Dejun Yang), Publication Chairs (Jian Tang, Danda Rawat), Publicity Chairs (Ludovic Noirie, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Honggang Wang), TPC Meeting Arrangements Chair (Yanchao Zhang), Local Arrangement Chair (Luigi Iannone, Prométhée Spathis), and Web Chairs (Gentian Jakllari, Bo Ji, Rui Zhang).

We are especially indebted to Tom Hou (chair of INFOCOM steering committee), Jimmy Le (IEEE Senior Conference planner), and Émilie Mespoulhes and Frédéric Vaissade (project coordinators at Sorbonne University) for their dedication and availability.

Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors for their trust and generous financial support. Their contribution is a strong sign of the value of INFOCOM to the community. It is through the collective efforts of these individuals and organizations that we can bring you a great event. We hope you enjoy INFOCOM and don’t forget to save some time to experience the beauty of Paris.


Marcelo Dias de Amorim and Serge Fdida
IEEE INFOCOM 2019 General Co-Chairs


Message from the TPC Chairs


Wenjing Lou

Giovanni Pau

Tilman Wolf






Jian Tang




IEEE INFOCOM 2019 TPC Vice-Chair for Information Systems


On behalf of the Technical Program Committee (TPC), it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Paris and the 38th edition of the IEEE INFOCOM conference.

We are delighted to present an excellent technical program for this year’s conference, which is based on a rigorous selection process. We received 1,464 valid paper submissions from 52 countries/regions across the globe, of which 288 papers from 32 countries/regions were accepted into the conference’s main program. The review process involved 505 technical program committee members: 49 area chairs, 401 regular members, and 55 advisory members from a wide variety of academic, industrial, government, and research organizations around the globe. The 288 selected papers cover a wide range of research topics in computer communications and networking and represent the forefront of networking research as they explore important new ideas and directions in the field.

All submitted papers went through a triple-blind review process that INFOCOM started to implement in 2015. The author identity, reviewer identity, and area chair identity were hidden during the review process. The review process consisted of three major phases: First, at least three independent reviews were obtained for each paper from regular TPC members. Second, each paper was discussed on-line among its reviewers and additional reviews were sought by overseeing area chair when needed. The online discussion resulted in a meta-review for each paper. Third, based on these meta-reviews as well as a number of additional checks, we selected 100 papers that were accepted without further discussion; another 356 papers with conflicting reviews or for which further consideration was deemed necessary were selected for discussion at our in-person TPC meeting. The TPC meeting was held in Tempe, Arizona, hosted on the Arizona State University campus, on November 17, 2018. 193 TPC members participated in the TPC meeting and discussed and compared the reviews and meta-reviews of these papers. At the TPC meeting, an additional 188 papers were accepted.

The assignment of 1,464 papers to 49 area chairs and 401 TPC members is a great challenge, and we relied on the automatic review assignment system adopted since INFOCOM 2015 to accomplish this daunting task. This year, all initial review assignments were done using this system, including assignments to area chairs and regular TPC members. Advisory TPC members’ matching score to each paper was also provided as a reference to area chairs when selecting additional reviews. Our analysis shows that this assignment system resulted in very high review expertise matching, which leads to high-quality reviews. We are grateful to Baochun Li for his continued support of INFOCOM and we thank all the area chairs, TPC members, and external reviewers for their tireless work. Their dedicated effort and the high quality of their reviews allowed us to put together a strong technical program.

A Best Paper Award Committee composed of the three TPC chairs and six area chairs has been formed and the INFOCOM 2019 best paper awards will be announced at the opening ceremony on the first day of the conference. We would like to convey our appreciation to members of the committee, Shigang Chen, Yingying Chen, Falko Dressler, Sergey Gorinsky, Baochun Li, and Puneet Sharma, for their dedicated and meticulous work in the award selection process.

This year, we continued the practice of acknowledging excellent reviewers through the reviewer peer-review process. TPC members were asked to rate the reviews written by other reviewers during the online discussion phase and at the in-person TPC meeting. Based on the peer-review results and the TPC members’ promptness in meeting all the deadlines, we recognized 100 TPC members as “Distinguished Members of the IEEE INFOCOM 2019 Technical Program Committee.” The distinguished members have received a special certificate from the conference and their names are marked with a star on the conference website.

This year is the second year that we tried out the global ranking system, which was also developed by Baochun Li. In addition to the regular paper rating, each reviewer was asked to rank all the papers he/she reviewed, which provided a relative ranking of papers to Baochun’s system to calculate the global rankings of all papers. The global ranking information was provided to the area chairs during the in-person TPC meeting as auxiliary information.

The 288 papers in the program have been organized into 72 technical sessions covering a broad range of topics. In addition to technical sessions, the IEEE INFOCOM 2019 program features a plenary keynote, an industry keynote, three panels, and four poster and demo sessions that cover various timely topics in computer communications and networking. The conference starts off with 21 workshops dedicated to emerging topics in the field.  

For a conference of the size of the INFOCOM, a high-quality technical program would not be possible without countless hours of hard work by members of the research community who contribute their time and effort. We would like to thank again all area chairs, TPC members, and external reviewers for their outstanding and hard work. We would like to thank the conference General Chairs, Marcelo Dias de Amorim and Serge Fdida, and the steering committee chair, Tom Hou and his committee, for their continued leadership, support, and guidance. We extend our sincerest thanks to Baochun Li, who designed, maintained, and improved the automated paper assignment system and the global ranking system, which contributed significantly to the quality of the resulting program. We are grateful to our TPC meeting arrangement chair, Yanchao Zhang, for his time and efforts in organizing an excellent TPC meeting. We are also grateful to our panel co-chairs, Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini, Mark Crovella, and Mehmet Can Vuran, for organizing three excellent panels on important and timely topics; to our poster and demo chairs, Nathalie Mitton, R. Venkatesha Prasad, and Chuan Wu, for organizing the poster and demo program; as well as to our workshop co-chairs, Song Guo and Andrea Passarella, and workshop organizers for putting together a strong workshop program.

We would also like to thank Gentian Jakllari, Bo Ji, and Rui Zhang, for being extremely responsive in posting/updating content on the conference website as web chairs, Danda Rawat for helping Jian Tang with many EDAS configurations and creating the conference proceedings as publication chair, and Shiwen Mao, INFOCOM 2018 TPC chair, for sharing his valuable experience and guidance. Our thanks also go to Jimmy Le, IEEE Communications Society, for his invaluable assistance in coordinating various IEEE-related activities and taking care of many aspects of conference logistics.

Finally, we would like to thank all the authors, speakers, and attendees for their continued support by submitting original contributions to this conference and attending the conference. It is your contribution and participation that makes INFOCOM a success.

We look forward to meeting you at IEEE INFOCOM 2019 in Paris, France, and hope you enjoy the technical program, the overall conference, and your stay in Paris. We also look forward to your future contribution and participation in upcoming INFOCOM conferences.


Wenjing Lou, Giovanni Pau, Tilman Wolf

Jian Tang
IEEE INFOCOM 2019 TPC Vice-Chair for Information Systems


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