Workshop on Large Scale Experimentation 2020

Experimentation has played an important role in advancing research in computing. For network researchers, large-scale experiment is an important tool to test distributed systems. A system may exhibit quite different characteristics in a complex network as opposed to behavior observed in small-scale experiments. Thorough experimental evaluation before real-life deployment is very useful in anticipating problems.

This track will bring together researchers and technical experts to share experiences and advance the state of the art in large-scale experimental research in areas such as networking, distributed systems, new radio and cloud/edge 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 GENI, the Fed4FIRE testbeds, Emulab, CloudLab, DeterLab, ORBIT, OneLab, FIT, PlanetLab, POWDER, COSMOS, AERPAW among many others.

We solicit paper 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, LTE and WiMAX communications and services, 5G, mmWave, massiveMIMO, Terahertz)
  • Wired network experimentation (including optical networks)
  • Distributed systems
  • Cloud computing and big data
  • Computer and network security
  • Softwarization and virtualization of radios and networks
  • Software defined networking (SDN)
  • Future internet architectures
  • Network economics and pricing
  • Augmented and virtual reality

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

  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Large-scale experiments
  • Evaluation and analysis of experiment data
  • Creation and sharing of datasets of broad interest to the community
  • Experiment design, deployment and field trial experiences
  • Designs for repeatability and reproducibility
  • Tools and services for testbed users and operators
  • Experiments on federated testbeds
  • Multi-Objective 5G System Modelling and Analysis—Performance, Energy, Reliability, Robustness
  • 5G Interconnections Analysis—QoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference
  • 5G deployment at Government and ISPs
  • 5G deployments on agriculture, retails, smart cities, etc.
  • Gap Analysis for real deployments
  • Standardization and Regulation

Papers will be fully peer reviewed. IEEE takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism using Cross Check. By submitting your work you agree to allow IEEE to screen your work for plagiarism:

How to submit
Technical paper submissions can be up to 6 pages long and should be written either in an MS Word format or in a Latex format using the templates available at All papers must be submitted electronically.

Submissions accepted through this

Important Dates 

Deadline for paper submission: May 1, 2020  June 30, 2020
Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2020 July 15, 2020
Camera-Ready Submission: July 31, 2020

Program Committee Chairs 

Aloizio P. Silva
PAWR Project Office
Northeastern University
Ivan Seskar 
Rutgers University

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