Call for Demonstrations

2nd International Conference on Networked Systems 2015

March 9 - 13, 2015 – Cottbus, Germany

(Communication Software Award)

[Call for Demonstrations as PDF]

The special interest group for communication and distributed systems of the German Association for Computer Science (GI/ITG Fachgruppe KuVS) is calling for applications for the biennial Communication Software Award. The Communication Software Award honors the best practice-oriented application, tool, framework, or demonstration showing innovative and original research in the areas of networks, communication, and distributed systems. Submissions of novel, original works from both academia and industry are invited, nominations of students, from academic research projects, or small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are especially encouraged. Products that are already commercially available during the NetSys’15 conference are excluded from the awards. Nominations of either single applicants or groups are welcome, the best student application may get an additional award.

The submission should include an extended abstract of up to two pages. Submissions should include authorship (with affiliations), the problem domain and application of the communication software nominated, platform requirements, and the envisioned licensing scheme. They should explicitly state what will be demonstrated at the NetSys 2015 conference and how the audience will be able to interact and experiment with it. The following assessment criteria should additionally be explicitly addressed:

  • the relevance to its application in practice
  • innovation and novelty of the new software
  • enhancements as compared to prior systems
  • the state of the software and its maturity for application
Submission Process

All nominations will undergo a preliminary review process for shortlisting. All shortlisted systems will have to be presented at the NetSys 2015 conference in Cottbus (registration to the conference is therefore required) in a demo session, and the prize will be awarded following the final selection of the committee on site.

Submissions should be emailed to the committee chair of the NetSys 2015 demonstration session.

Abstracts are published on the conference web site.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31st, 2014 Notification of Invitation: November 30th, 2014
Camera-Ready Submission: December 10th, 2014 Demo Author Registration: December 30th, 2014
Organizing Committee
General Chairs
H. König, P. Langendörfer
(BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg,
IHP Frankfurt (Oder))
Program Chairs
K. Zieliński, H. König
(AGH Krakow,
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
Demo Chair
H. Hellbrück
(FH Lübeck)