IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
6-9 July 2020 // Virtual Conference

Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds

CNERT: Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds

in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2020
July 6th, 2020, Toronto, Canada




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

This workshop will bring 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 GENI, the Fed4FIRE testbeds, Emulab, CloudLab, Chameleon, DeterLab, ORBIT, OneLab, FIT, PlanetLab, CENI, among many others.

The CNERT workshop has a strong experimental component and includes a live demo session. Authors will be strongly encouraged to include live demonstrations with their presentations. In addition to a best paper award, we will grant an award to the best demo that exemplifies the principles of experiment repeatability and reproducibility on real systems with running code.


New this Year:

To foster reproducibility in the area of computing and networking research, CNERT 2020 introduces the option for authors to provide additional information (in a 1-page abstract) that will allow third parties to executed the experiments presented in their submission. Submissions that have been accepted for publication and have provided reproducibility information, and for which presented results could be successfully reproduced by a member of the TPC will be considered for the inaugural reproducibility award!

IEEE INFOCOM is a flagship conference covering all aspects of networking and distributed systems research. It is considered to be the best conference in the field that attracts a large number of attendees each year. CNERT 2020 will greatly help to build a stronger and larger community who are interested in experimentation-based research and development. Topics of interest to CNERT align well with those of the INFOCOM community.

All papers must be submitted through EDAS.


Keynote Speaker 



Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants will be made available to encourage submissions from authors. Look for submission details on the notification date!


Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 6th, 2020
Notification: March 20th, 2020
Camera ready: April 10, 2020 (extended)


Student Travel Grant Sponsors