Call for Papers

The second edition of the ACM, IRTF & ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop 2017 (ANRW’17) is an academic workshop that provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research. It is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the Internet Society (ISOC).

Researchers should consider submitting early/emerging results that illustrate the scientific and engineering principles underlying the Internet architecture, protocols and applications; that demonstrate new capabilities, features, or extensions to the Internet protocol layers; that enhance our understanding of how Internet protocols work in real-world deployments or realistic test-beds; or that improve Internet security and privacy, scalability, performance, and robustness.

The ANRW’17 particularly encourages the submission of results that could form the basis for future engineering work in the IETF, that could change operational Internet practices, that can help better specify Internet protocols, or that could influence further research and experimentation in the IRTF.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, applied work in the following areas:

Submission Types

The ANRW accepts two types of submissions: full papers and short papers.

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Paper Novelty

Under no circumstances should authors submit previously published work, submit the same work simultaneously to multiple venues, or submit papers that plagiarize the work of other authors. The ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism applies to the ANRW, and action will be taken against submitters who have engaged in such practices.

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement requests will not be considered for review or publication, nor ever be disclosed.


Submissions of both types (full papers and short papers) must be formatted according to the ACM SIG proceedings templates, using the default 9pt font.


All submissions will be peer reviewed (single-blind). Reviews will be shared with the authors.

Authors and TPC members provide conflict-of-interest information. It is important that all authors of a submission are indicated in the submission system and enter any conflicts-of-interest. Broadly, a conflict of interest exists when:

These are examples – use your own good judgment.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline April 3, 2017 April 13, 2017 (extended)
Paper notification deadline June 2, 2017
Camera-ready paper deadline June 23, 2017
Early registration deadline June 26, 2017