2013’s Top Computer Network Conferences

The computer network field is a rapidly growing enterprise. Candidates with a degree in the field are sought after in the job market. Conferences are an excellent place to keep up with theories and upcoming news concerning the industry. Following are our top picks for Computer Network Conferences in 2013.

Top 5 Computer Network Conferences in 2013

  • Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
    Palo Alto, CA
    Jun 1–4, 2013
    Sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory, this conference focuses on original research in theoretical aspects of computer science. Past conferences have included topics such as applications of logic, algorithmic graph theory, complexity theory, computational geometry, algorithms and data structures, cryptography, computational biology, biological computing, probabilistic computation, computational algebra, machine learning and parallel and distributed computation. They’re currently reviewing papers.
  • 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    July 8–11, 2013
    This conference provides a forum for the latest research findings in distributed systems and solutions. Scientists and engineers in the fields of industry, academia, and government are invited to present their works. The committee is currently reviewing papers with author notifications planned for February 2013 and final manuscript submissions due the following month. Past conferences have included algorithms and theory; crowdsourcing, social networks and reputation systems; big data, data management, and analytics; security and privacy; P2P, distributed os and middleware; fault tolerance and dependability and web-based systems and applications.
  • 2013 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
    San Jose, CA
    June 26–28, 2013
    This conference covers the latest in modern computing with an emphasis on experimental results and implementations. Past conferences covered system and network management and troubleshooting; embedded systems; distributed and parallel systems; operating systems; virtualization; cloud computing; datacenter networking; networking and network services; security, privacy, and trust; usage studies and workload characterization. Papers are still being submitted for consideration.
  • IFIP Networking 2013 Conference
    Brooklyn, New York
    May 22–24, 2013
    The annual International Federation for Information Processing is a non-profit, non-government organization that works in the field of information technology. The Networking Conference is sponsored by their Technical Committee on Communication Systems. This will be their 12th event in a series of international conferences on computer networking. It is currently planned to be held at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn. At this time, the committee was still reviewing submitted papers for the program with acceptance notifications planned for March 2013.
  • Joint Workshop on Pricing and Incentives in Networks and Systems
    Pittsburgh, PA
    June 21, 2013
    This conference looks to encourage discussions in game-theoretic, economic principles and models that challenge network based services, applications and the development of networks. It’s co-sponsored by NetEcon and W-PIN in conjunction with ACM Sigmetrics. Among the subjects they look to cover is design of incentive-aware network architecture and protocols; studies of polarization, online collaboration, crowdsourcing, and human computation; and pricing of online goods, copyright issues, effect of network structure of social networks.

In coming years, specific fields like Network Administrator and Network or Information Systems Manager will be critical and continue to grow. These individuals can look forward to be well compensated with great potential for fast advancement.

About the Guest Author

Will Page is a technical writer who has earned a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management. He enjoys attending and writing about his profession and more of his expert advice can be found at The Top 10 Best Master’s in Information Assurance Programs.

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