The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2021 (ANRW’21) 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, 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’21 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’21 is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

The ANRW ’21 will co-locate with the IETF-111 meeting, on July 26-30, 2021.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline April 21 May 5, 2021 (extended)
Paper notification deadline May 26, 2021 June 9, 2021
Camera-ready paper deadline June 16, 2021 June 30, 2021
Registration opens June 28, 2021
Registration closes July 28, 2021
ANRW ’21 online workshop July 26-30, 2021

Supporters and Sponsors

The ANRW ’21 receives financial support from these organizations:


Please contact the Steering Committee if you are interested in supporting the ANRW ’21. 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: