Call for Papers

The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2024 (ANRW’24), co-located with IETF-120, is the ninth 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’24 accepts the following types of submissions:

Paper topics are not restricted to current standardization activities of related IETF working groups or activity in related IRTF research groups. We welcome papers on both topics the IETF and IRTF are considering, as well as papers on topics the IETF and IRTF perhaps should be considering, and on broader topics relating to the development of the Internet.

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’24 is a one-day workshop co-located with IETF-120 in Vancouver, which takes place in the week of July 20-26, 2024. 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.

The ANRW’24 will be a hybrid event, with both in-person and remote participation options available.

ANRW’24 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.  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 April 15 22, 2024 (11:59pm AoE) Extended
Paper notification deadline June 5, 2024
Camera-ready paper deadline June 15, 2024
Registration opens April 17, 2024
Diversity Travel grants application deadline May 10, 2024
Diversity Travel grants notification deadline May 24, 2024
ANRW ’24 workshop July 23, 2024

Supporters and Sponsors

The ANRW ’24 received financial support from these organizations:


Please contact the Steering Committee if you are interested in supporting the ANRW ’24. 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: