Call for Papers

The ACM, IRTF & ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop 2019 (ANRW’19) 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. The workshop offers an opportunity for academics to transition research back into IETF standards and protocols and to find inspiration from topics and open problems discussed at the IETF. The workshop will consist of a mix of invited talks, submitted talks, and submitted short papers.

ANRW ’19 particularly encourages the submission of results that could form the basis for future engineering work in the IETF, that could help better specify Internet protocols, that could change operational Internet practices, or that could influence further research and experimentation in the IRTF. ANRW ‘19 is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

Topics of Interest

Submission Types

ANRW ’19 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.


Short Papers

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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) May 17, 2019
Paper notification deadline June 7, 2019
Camera-ready paper deadline June 21, 2019

Program Committee

Phillipa Gill (Chair), UMass Amherst

Jana Iyengar (Chair), Fastly

Mark Allman, ICSI

Grenville Armitage, Netflix

Theophilus Benson, Brown University

Zachary Bischof, Internet Initiative Japan

Lars Eggert, NetApp

Simone Ferlin, Ericsson

Romain Fontugne, Internet Initiative Japan

Daniel Kahn Gillmor, ACLU

Gonca Gürsun, Özyegin University

Mirja Kühlewind, Ericsson

Allison Mankin, Salesforce

David Oran

Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University

Michael Shapira, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Nick Sullivan, Cloudflare

Thyla van der Merwe, Mozilla

Chris Wood, Apple

Noa Zilberman, University of Cambridge

Supporters and Sponsors

The ANRW ’19 receives financial support from these organizations:


Please contact the Steering Committee if you are interested in supporting the ANRW ’19. Funds are used to offset the fixed costs of the event and subsidize student attendance.

The ANRW workshop series is sponsored by the following organizations: