Call for Papers:

ANCS 2018

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
April 2, 2018
Final Submission Deadline
April 9, 2018

The 14th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS)
Ithaca, New York, USA
July 23-24, 2018

Abstract submission deadline: April 2, 2018 at 11.59 PM EDT (US)
Full paper submission deadline: April 9, 2018 at 11.59 PM EDT (US)

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. ANCS focuses on architectures for networking and communication in the broad sense, including novel architectures, architectural support for advanced communication, algorithms and protocols for advanced architectures, software and applications for next-generation networking architectures, co-design of computer and network systems, and methodology and benchmarking for evaluating advanced communication architectures.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Wired and wireless network architectures (e.g., data center networks, WAN, 5G)
– Networked-systems architectures
– SDN/NFV architectures and systems
– Converged architectures (network, compute, memory and storage)
– Hardware/software co-design for networking, including arising issues
– Reconfigurable and programmable architectures
– Network security techniques, architectures, and devices
– Network measurement techniques, tools, architectures, and devices
– Accelerators, offload engines and Single-chip networking elements
– Energy efficient designs

The conference will put an emphasis on the applicability and feasibility of proposed solutions, and will prioritize implementation-led and measurement-based submissions. Authors are invited to include artifacts and data sets as part of their submission, and those would be looked favorably by the committee.

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.

Submitted papers should be no more than 12 pages (excluding references) for long papers, and no more than 6 pages (excluding references) for short papers. The papers should follow the 10pt template at: ACM Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings (Dec. 20, 2017: All material on each page should fit within a rectangle of 18 × 23.5 cm (7″ × 9.25″), centered on the page, beginning 1.9 cm (0.75″) from the top of the page and ending with 2.54 cm (1″) from the bottom. The right and left margins should be 1.9 cm (.75″). The text should be in two 8.45 cm (3.33″) columns with a .83 cm (.33″) gutter.

Submission web site: 

General Chair:
Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University, USA)

Program Chairs:
Theophilus Benson (Brown University, USA)
Noa Zilberman (University of Cambridge, UK)

Publicity Chair:
Claudio Fiandrino (IMDEA, ES)

Posters Chair:
Zubair Shafiq (University of Iowa, USA)

Events Chair:
Vanessa Maley (Cornell University, USA)

Finance Chair:
Eric Keller (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

Web Chair:
Murali Ramanujam (University of Cambridge, UK)