Call for Papers

The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2020 (ANRW’20) is the fifth edition of 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.

ANRW’20 was planned to co-locate with the IETF-108 meeting in Madrid, Spain, from July 25-31, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both IETF-108 and ANRW’20 will now be held online.

The workshop combines a selected number of invited talks, presenting highly relevant previously published research, along with presentations of new research in the form of short papers and lightning papers. ANRW ‘20 accepts the following types of submissions:

All accepted papers will be given a presentation slot as well as the option to bring a poster in order to foster additional interactions with workshop participants before and after the talk. Authors are expected to present in person, however, in limited cases remote presentation can be discussed with the chairs. Please approach the chairs if you intend to submit work but know in advance you will not be able to present this work in person at the workshop in Madrid.

ANRW ’2o particularly encourages the submission of results that could form the basis for future engineering work in the IETF, by e.g., providing input and analysis on Internet protocols or operational Internet practices, as well as influence further research and experimentation in the IRTF. ANRW ‘20 is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

Paper topics should be relevant to the standardization activities of related IETF working groups or activity in related IRTF research groups.

Topics of Interest

Submission Types

ANRW ’20 accepts two types of submissions: short papers and lightning papers. Submissions are not anonymous. Accepted papers will be presented during the workshop, and will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of all accepted 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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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.

Paper Novelty

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 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 April 24, 2020 (extended)
Paper notification deadline May 29, 2020 (extended)
Camera-ready paper deadline June 19, 2020

Supporters and Sponsors

The ANRW ’20 receives financial support from these organizations:


Please contact the Steering Committee if you are interested in supporting the ANRW ’20. 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: