Call for Papers

The ACM, IRTF & ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop 2018 (ANRW’18) 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. Our other goal is to create a path for academics to transition research back into the IETF standards and protocols and for academics to find inspiration from topics and open problems addressed at the IETF.

We are particularly interested in topics that focus on wide-area networks and network security, but applied networking topics outside of these focus areas (see below) are also welcome.

The conference will consist of a mix of invited talks, submitted talks, and submitted short papers. Invited talks, covering topics including BGP security, TCP congestion control, self-running networks and optical networking have already been announced on the ANRW website.

The ANRW’18 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. ANRW ‘18 is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the Internet Society (ISOC).

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: talks and short papers. Submissions are not anonymous. Authors of accepted talks and short papers may also bring a poster presenting its content to the workshop, for display and more in-depth discussion with interested participants during the breaks.

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Paper Novelty

An accepted talk that is not published can be based on previously published work, or can describe work currently under submission to another venue.

An accepted paper that is published must not be based on previously published work, and cannot describe work that is currently under submission to another venue. An accepted paper that is published also must not plagiarize the work of its authors or of any 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.


All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will be rejected without review. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission satisfies the above requirements. If you are using LaTeX, you can make use of this template for ACM conference proceedings. Unlike the official template, it only includes an example for conference proceedings. Note that you must change from the default 9-point format to 10-point text.


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 that all authors 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 (extended) April 23, 2018
Paper notification deadline May 14, 2018
Camera-ready paper deadline June 15, 2018

Program Committee

David Choffnes (chair), Northeastern University

Sharon Goldberg (chair), Boston University

Cristel Pelsser, Université de Strasbourg

Cristina Nita Rotaru, Northeastern University

Daniel Kahn Gillmor, ACLU

Nick Feamster, Princeton University

Nick Sullivan, Cloudflare

Phillipa Gill, U. Mass Amherst

Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, University of Twente

Stephen Farrell, Trinity College Dublin

Walter Willinger, NIKSUN, Inc.