Call for Papers

The 14th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
ANCS 2018

ACM/IEEE ANCS, will be held July 23-24, 2018, at Ithaca, New York, USA, 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. 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.

Abstract submission: April 2, 2018
Full paper submission: April 9, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 17, 2018

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

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 template at:
ACM Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings (Dec. 20, 2017) but use 10pt font. 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.