22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking
Jan 5th-8th, 2021
Nara, Japan Virtual Conference


In view of the pandemic and the challenges of completing technical papers, the organizing committee has decided to extend the submission deadline of the main conference by 2 weeks. Paper registration deadline is now July 24, 2020 (Extended) and Paper submission deadline will be July 31, 2020 (Extended).

Regular Papers should not exceed 10 pages double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. Short Papers should not exceed 5 pages double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. Some papers not accepted as regular papers may be accepted as short papers with 5 pages in the proceedings, while full papers will be allowed 10 pages. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. For more details, visit the conference web site.


Papers describing original research work and practical experiences/experimental results are solicited on topics that tentatively include, but are not limited to:

  • 5G and Next-generation Networks and Services
  • Ad-hoc, Sensor, PAN and Mesh Networks
  • Backscatter and Ultra-low Power Networks
  • Blockchains in Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
  • Cognitive Networking
  • Distributed Algorithms: Design, Analysis, and Complexity
  • Distributed Embedded Systems
  • Distributed Operating Systems and Database Systems
  • Distributed Quantum Computing
  • Edge Computing and Mobile Offloading
  • Energy-efficient Networking
  • Fault-tolerance, Reliability, and Availability of Distributed Systems
  • Formal Methods for Distributed Systems
  • High performance Computing and Grid Computing
  • Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Internetworking Protocols & Internet Applications
  • Machine Learning in Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Mobile Crowdsensing and Social Networks
  • Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking
  • Overlay and Peer-to-peer Networking and Services
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Pricing and Network Economics
  • Scalable Distributed Systems
  • Security, Privacy and Game Theory in Distributed Computing and
  • Networking
  • Self-organization, Self-stabilization, and Autonomic Computing
  • UAV Networks and Mobile Robots
  • Vehicular Networks, Smart Grids and Smart City Applications


Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdcn2021)
In submitting your paper, please select the track relevant for your submission.


Abstract Submission: July 24, 2020 (Extended) July 17, 2020 July 10, 2020 June 26, 2020
Paper Submission: July 31, 2020 (Extended) AoE, Firm Deadline July 17, 2020 July 3, 2020
Paper Notifications: September 24, 2020 September 3, 2020
Camera Ready: October 15, 2020 October 1, 2020
Conference Dates: January 5-8, 2021