ICDCN is a premier international conference dedicated to addressing advances in Distributed Computing and Communication Networks, which over the years, has become a leading forum for disseminating the latest research results in these fields. The 23rd edition of this international conference will be organized at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in Delhi, India (IIIT-Delhi), from 4th – 7th January 2022 (
The 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2022) plans to host several workshops. The Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day or half-day workshops affiliated with the conference. Workshops should emphasize current topics of interest within the broader areas of Distributed Computing and Communication Networks. Some of the topics of interest are mentioned below, but not limited to:

  • Distributed Data-Analytics
  • Blockchains
  • Distributed AI/ML
  • Security, Privacy and Game Theory in Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Disaster response
  • Smart healthcare
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical systems
  • Distributed game theory
  • Biological Distributed Algorithms
  • Mobile Crowdsensing and Social Network Analysis and Mining
  • 5G and beyond Networks
  • Next generation internet
  • Ad-hoc, Sensor, PAN and Mesh Networks
  • Backscatter and Ultra-low Power Networks
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
  • Cognitive Networking
  • Edge Computing and Mobile Offloading
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Vehicular Networks, Smart Grids and Smart City Applications
  • Fault-tolerance, Reliability, and Availability of Distributed Systems
  • Self-organization, Self-stabilization, and Autonomic Computing

The workshops may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting new ideas in a generally more focused area than the main conference. The objective of these workshops is to enable stimulating discussions on state-of-the-art, emerging, visionary, and perhaps controversial topics. Workshops should be organized to promote such lively interaction. Plans to promote interaction and discussion should be clearly addressed in workshop proposals. It is expected that workshop papers will be published along with the main conference papers as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be indexed by the ACM Digital Library.

The previous edition ICDCN 2021 hosted the following workshops:

  1. The International Workshop on Predictive and Learning Approaches based on Distributed-to-Centralized Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Management of Large-Scale Internet of Things Networks in Smart Cities ((D2C-ML&AI)
  2. International Workshop on Emergency Response Technologies and Services (EmeRTeS)
  3. ACM Workshop on Recent Trends of Internet of Softwarized Things (IoST-5G-B5G)
  4. International Workshop on Mobile Ubiquitous Systems, Infrastructures, Communications and Applications (MUSICAL)
  5. International Workshop on Networking Women in Distributed Computing and Networks (NWDCN)
  6. Workshop on Distributed Algorithms for Low-Functional Robots (WDALFR)
  7. International Workshop on Maintenance-Free Context Sensing (MFSens)
More details about these workshops are available at

Format of the Proposal

Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:
  • Title of the workshop
  • Description of the technical issues covered, emphasizing the timeliness of the proposed workshop (1 page maximum)
  • Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information), limiting up to two workshop chairs for half-day workshop and 3 workshop chairs for full-day workshop
  • A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words)
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  • Planned format of the workshop, including:
    • Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule
    • Preferred day of workshop: Before or after the conference
    • Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels
    • Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged
  • Draft Call for Papers
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan
  • Workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.

Please address any questions about workshop proposal to the workshop chairs (Keiichi Yasumoto and Neeraj Mittal) by sending an e-mail to

Submission Instructions & Timelines

The proposals should be submitted (in PDF format) to the ICDCN 2022 workshop chairs (icdcn2022- with “ICDCN 2022 Workshop Proposal” in the subject.

Timelines for the workshops:

  • Proposal Deadline: July 14th, 2021
  • Notification of Selection: July 21st, 2021
  • Opening of Website for Workshop Paper Submission: August 4th, 2021
  • Deadline for Workshop Papers: August 28th, 2021
  • Decision on Acceptance/Rejection of the Workshop Papers: October 5th, 2021
  • Camera-Ready Papers Version Due: October 19th, 2021