Call For Demonstrations

Call for Demonstrations

IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, is a major annual international conference. Taking advantage of its co-location with International CES (the world’s largest tradeshow on consumer technology), CCNC is organized with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas of consumer technologies. CCNC 2014 will feature a special demonstration session showcasing the latest technological advances in the area of consumer communications and networking. In addition, there will be a unique opportunity for a small number of demonstrators to be shown to the greater public (~150,000 visitors) at the adjacent International CES 2014 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), for which we have organized space at a booth.

The demonstration session can host up to 30 demonstrators and will provide an exciting forum for researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs to present and discuss new applications and techniques, research demonstrations, recent research/implementation results, upcoming research challenges, practical implementations, commercial developments, future directions and novel application concepts. We envision the demonstration session as a means to exhibit innovations that have the potential to change the future landscape of consumer communications and networking.

We invite researchers and developers from academic, industrial, and government laboratories to present their novel ideas and demonstrations of original research prototypes. CCNC especially welcomes demonstrations of emerging and innovative technologies that have potential commercial application from nascent and incubating companies.

Submissions should be in the form of a proposal describing the main contributions of the demonstration and the merits of the proposed ideas. Of course, many variations are possible. A technology prototype can range from a mockup using computers (instead of actual consumer devices) to a full-fledged collection of networked consumer devices. Be as specific as possible in describing what you will show. In addition to the proposal to be published, an additional e-mail should be sent to the chairs, including space, power and networking requirements.

Demo proposals will be evaluated by a Committee including representatives of venture capitalists. Proposals will be evaluated mainly based on their potential to stimulate interesting discussions, exchange of ideas, and promote collaborations. The accepted demonstration proposals will also appear in the conference proceedings. The best demonstrator will receive a Demo Award.

Accepted demonstrations will be presented at the conference during a special demonstration session. The presenter is responsible for the demonstration and equipment setup. Each demonstration should be accompanied by a poster of approximately 30" by 40" describing it. The presenter is expected to stand next to his/her exhibit and discuss the work with other conference attendees. For every demonstrator a large table, a power socket, and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity is available. The bandwidth of the available Internet connection is about 1 Mbit/s and may vary in the demonstration room. Please consult the demonstration Co-Chairs if you are uncertain whether your demonstration falls within the scope of the conference or if you require additional information.

International CES 2014
IEEE CCNC has reserved a space at the 2014 International CES (January 7 – 10) in the adjacent Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Presence in International CES will be a unique opportunity for a small number of demonstrations to be shown to the greater public. These demonstrations will be selected by the Demonstration Committee from the relevant proposals submitted for the IEEE CCNC Demonstrations Session. The following apply:
• Authors who would like their demonstration to be considered for presentation at International CES 2014 should send an e-mail to the Demonstration Co-Chairs by 30 September 2013. Presentation at International CES is conditioned by the final acceptance of their proposal.
• The proposed demonstration should have the potential to represent the leading edge spirit of the conference.
• The proposer should be willing to present his/her demonstration at IEEE CCNC as well as during selected days of the International CES.
• The proposing organization or company should become an official patron of IEEE CCNC 2014, to help covering the costs of the booth. Patronage packages can be found on

Submission Process
• Demonstration proposals should be one or two pages in length, in double-column IEEE format, including authors' names and affiliations and a short abstract. They will appear in the conference proceedings as well as on IEEEXplore.
• Demands in terms of power sockets, space, Internet, etc. will be sent to the Co-Chairs in an e-mail, and not included in the document to be published.
Submission guidelines and formatting details can be found under Author Information on the CCNC web site. Only electronic submissions through the CCNC'2014 - Demos entrance in EDAS will be accepted:

Demonstrations Due:     October 18, 2013
Acceptance Notification:    October 21, 2013
Final Camera-ready Artwork:   November 15, 2013
These deadlines are firm.

Demonstrations Co-Chairs:
Claudio E. Palazzi, University of Padua, Italy,
Jose Saldana, University of Zaragoza, Spain,

Demonstrations Committee:
Tomaso de Cola, DLR, Germany
Shirshanka Das, LinkedIn, USA
Robert S. Fish, NETovations, USA
Ece Gelal, AirTies, Turkey
Alexander Gelman, NETovations, USA
Frank den Hartog, TNO, Netherlands
Alan Kaplan, Drakontas, USA
Jin Li, Microsoft, USA
Boris Moltchanov, Telecom Italia, Italy
Marie-Jose Montpetit, MIT, USA
Fernando Pascual, Telefonica, Spain
R Venkatesha Prasad, TU Delft, Netherlands
Hideyuki Shimonishi, NEC, USA
Dan Wing, Cisco Systems, USA
Guang Yang, Google, USA