ANCS 2016

Final Submission Deadline
November 9, 2015

Submitted by Haowei Yuan

The 12th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and
Communications Systems (ANCS 2016)

co-located with NSDI 2016
Santa Clara, CA, USA
March 17-18, 2016
Paper registration and abstract: November 2, 2015
Submission deadline: November 9, 2015
Author notification: December 21, 2015

ANCS is the premier forum for presenting and discussing original research that
explores the relationship between the algorithms and architectures of data
communication networks and the hardware and software elements from which these
networks are built. This includes both experimental and theoretical analysis.
To recognize and foster the increasing importance of research into the
co-design of computer and network systems, the conference also places an
emphasis on systems issues arising from the interaction of computer and network

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– System design for future network architectures
– Router and switch architectures
– High-speed networking algorithms and mechanisms
– Software Defined Networking systems
– Network Functions Virtualization architectures
– Virtualized infrastructure architectures and systems
– Architectures for data centers
– Converged router, server, and storage platforms
– Host-network interface issues
– Techniques and systems for large-scale data analysis
– Wireless network hardware and related software, including software
– Information-centric network architectures, platforms, and mechanisms
– Network security architectures and security anchor/enhancement devices
– Network measurement techniques, architectures, and devices
– Scalable programming and application frameworks
– High-performance and high-function network processing platforms
– Power- and size-optimized computer and communications platforms
– Hardware accelerators and offload engines
– Single-chip networking elements, e.g., multicore, NPU, FPGA, TCAM,
custom ASIC
– Network-on-Chip architectures and applications
– Memory architectures and technologies for packet, state and table

– Abstract registrations deadline: Nov 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT (US).
– Full paper submission deadline: Nov 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT (US).
– Notification of acceptance: December 21, 2015

ANCS 2016 will use single-blind reviewing, so submitted papers should include
the authors’ names. All papers must be submitted electronically via the
submission site: http://www.ancsconf2016.org/.

Submit papers using a 10pt font on 12pt leading formatted for printing on
Letter-sized (8.5″ by 11″) paper. Paper text blocks must follow ACM guidelines:
double-column, with each column 9.25″ by 3.33″, 0.33″ space between columns.
Each column must contain no more than 55 lines of text. The template can be
found at: ACM Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings:

This year ANCS welcomes submissions of long and short papers. Long papers are
the more traditional and complete form to present technical work, and should be
no more than 12 pages (excluding references). Long papers may also be extended
versions of previously-published short preliminary papers (such as workshop
papers), as long as they are in accordance with published SIGCOMM policy. Short
papers are the preferred vehicle for contributions whose novelty and impact
show the same technical excellence, and whose description fits within 6 pages
(excluding references). Short papers will be reviewed with a more open mind
towards criticizing the scope of evaluation or broadness of topics impacted
than the long papers. Note that position papers, critiques of networking
research, and ideas that are not yet fully complete or evaluated are not a good
fit for ANCS. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement requests will not
be considered nor ever disclosed.

We encourage submissions containing original ideas that are relevant to the
scope of ANCS. Like other conferences, ANCS requires that papers not be
submitted simultaneously to any other conferences or publications; that
submissions not be previously published in peer-reviewed conferences; and that
accepted papers not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers describing work
that was previously published in a peer-reviewed workshop are allowed, if the
authors clearly describe what significant new content has been included.

All submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication in the
proceedings; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

– ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH)
– ACM Special Interest Group on Communications (SIGCOMM)
– IEEE Computer Society Tech. Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA)

General Chair:
Patrick Crowley (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

Program Chairs:
Luigi Rizzo, Università di Pisa, Italy
Laurent Mathy, Université de Liège, Belgium