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 include, but are not limited to, applied work in the following areas:
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.
Talk submissions can (optionally) be not-for-publication resubmissions of works that have been published elsewhere during the last 12 months. They may contain up to two pages of technical content, including figures, tables, appendices, etc. plus unlimited pages for references and acknowledgements only. The two page limit is strictly enforced, even a single line exceeding two pages will lead to rejection without review. We expect talk submissions to describe the research at a high enough level to assess whether a talk on the topic would be suitable for the audience. Authors may also optionally attach the published paper or technical report backing the submission; this attachment is for reference only and may not be reviewed.
Accepted talks can be presented without publication; however, authors can publish their extended abstract in the ACM Digital Library if desired.
Short paper submissions are suitable for short position papers, for starting a discussion on new technical ideas, to present very early results, or to present other topics of interest to the community (software and tools, research initiatives or collaborative projects, major new funding vessels, etc.). They may contain up to six pages of content including figures, tables, any appendices, etc., optionally followed by a single additional page for references and acknowledgments only.
Accepted short papers will be presented during the workshop, and will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
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.
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David Choffnes (chair), Northeastern University
Cristel Pelsser, Université de Strasbourg
Cristina Nita Rotaru, Northeastern University
Daniel Kahn Gillmor, ACLU
Phillipa Gill, U. Mass Amherst
Walter Willinger, NIKSUN, Inc.