Call for Papers

The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2023 (ANRW’23), co-located with IETF-117, is the eighth 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.

The workshop combines presentations of new research in the form of short papers and lightning papers. ANRW’23 accepts the following types of submissions:

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

We note that the structure and use of the Internet, and Internet services, are constantly evolving. The list is long, including but not limited to shifts in traffic patterns and demands with remote work over broadband access networks, operational responses to large-scale physical and socio-political events, also trends towards increased multiplexing of connections over fewer IP addresses for various reasons that include scale, adaptability, and privacy.

ANRW’23 is co-located with IETF-117 in San Francisco, and takes place in the week of July 22-28, 2023. This gives IETF as well as workshop attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas on topics and open problems discussed at the workshop and the IETF.

ANRW’23 will be a hybrid event. Remote participation options will be available; please contact the chairs if you intend to submit work but know in advance that you will not be able to present the work in-person at the workshop.

ANRW’23 particularly encourages the submission of results that could form the basis for future engineering work in the IETF, by, for example providing input and analysis on Internet protocols or operational Internet practices, as well as influence further research and experimentation in the IRTF.

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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.

ACM Policies

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all  ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new  Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors  obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a  commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors.  The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022.  We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline 12 19 May 2023 (11:59pm AoE)
Paper notification deadline 5 June 2023
Camera-ready paper deadline 30 June 2023
Registration opens 8 May 2023
Travel grants application deadline 15 22 May 2023
Travel grants notification deadline 22 29 May 2023
ANRW ’23 workshop 24 July 2023

Supporters and Sponsors

The ANRW ’23 received financial support from these organizations:


Please contact the Steering Committee if you are interested in supporting the ANRW ’23. 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: