Call for Papers

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 architectures.

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 radios
  • Mesh, ad hoc and sensor network hardware and related software
  • Content-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 storage.


The submission deadline for abstracts is May 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM PDT (US).

The submission deadline for full papers is May 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM PDT (US).

There will be no extensions.

July 14, 2014

The Program Committee may choose to accept certain papers conditionally, based on a shepherding process.

ANCS 2014 will use a single-blind review process.

Full papers should be submitted using a 10pt font on 12pt leading formatted for printing on Letter-sized (8.5" by 11") paper. Paper text blocks must follow the IEEE guidelines for conference proceedings. Latex and Word templates are available at
IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. ANCS submissions must be no longer than 12 pages. The PC may choose to reject any paper that violates these format requirements.

Submissions should contain original ideas relevant to the scope of ANCS. Papers submitted to ANCS should not be submitted simultaneously to any other conferences or publications; submissions of papers previously published in a peer-reviewed conference are unacceptable and will be rejected; papers accepted by ANCS should not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers describing work that was previously published in a peer-reviewed workshop are allowed, if a significant amount of new content is clearly identified by the authors in the paper.

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


ANCS 2014 will include a poster session. Submission deadlines and guidelines  will be announced at a later date on the conference web site