IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
2-5 May 2022 // Virtual Conference

The 9th International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds - Call for Papers

The 9th International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds (CNERT)

Call for Papers


Experimentation has played an important role in advancing research in computing and networking. Although theory and simulation are important tools for studying and analyzing the behavior of new protocols and algorithms, it is essential that new research ideas be validated on real systems, testbeds, and infrastructure that provides a platform for exploring new systems.

This workshop brings together researchers and technical experts to share experiences and advance the state-of-the-art in experimental research in areas such as networking, distributed systems, and cloud computing. It aims to inspire researchers to use testbeds in novel and interesting ways as a means to validate research ideas.

Of particular interest are experiments on publicly available testbeds such as the CENI, Chameleon, CloudLab, DeterLab, Emulab, FABRIC, the Fed4FIRE+ testbeds, FIT, OneLab, ORBIT, the PAWR project testbeds (COSMOS, POWDER-RENEW, AERPAW), among many others worldwide.


We solicit papers and demo proposals with experimental results from testbeds from areas including, but not limited to:

  • Wireless network experimentation (including low-power wireless, Internet-of-Things and sensor networks, aerial drone networks, 5G, mmWave, RFID and backscattering networks)
  • Wired network experimentation (including optical networks)
  • Distributed systems
  • Cloud computing and big data
  • Edge computing
  • Computer and network security
  • Softwarization and virtualization of radios and networks
  • Software defined networking (SDN)
  • Future internet architectures (FIA)
  • Next generation internet (NGI)
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Network economics and pricing
  • Financial networks and algorithmic trading


Experiments may focus on challenges including, but not limited to:

  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Large-scale experiments
  • Evaluation and analysis of experimental data
  • Creation and sharing of datasets of broad interest to the community
  • Experiment design and deployment
  • Designs for repeatability and reproducibility
  • Tools and services for testbed users and operators
  • Experiments on federated testbeds
  • Testbed implementation and deployment


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