Call for Papers

ACM/IEEE ANCS, will be held March 17-18, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA, USA (co-located with USENIX NSDI), and 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
   * 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 storage.


The deadline for abstract registrations is Nov 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT (US).

The submission deadline for full papers is Nov 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT (US).

There will be no extensions.


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


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:

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.