We are extremely pleased to report that for the 2018 award period of the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP), 55 eligible nominations were received. Each submission was reviewed by several members of the selection committee according to a diverse set of criteria, including scientific excellence and substance, timeliness, relevance, and potential impact on the Internet.
Based on this review, six submissions are awarded an Applied Networking Research Prize in 2018. Two prize winners will present their work at the IRTF Open Meeting during IETF-103 in Montreal. The ANRPs for IETF-103 go to:
|Nominations open:||October 17, 2018|
|Nomination deadline:||November 11, 2018|
|Award notifications:||December 3, 2018|
The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) is awarded for recent results in applied networking research that are relevant for transitioning into shipping Internet products and related standardization efforts. Researchers with relevant, recent results are encouraged to apply for this prize, which will offer them the opportunity to present and discuss their work with the engineers, network operators, policy makers and scientists that participate in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and its research arm, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). Third-party nominations for this prize are also encouraged. The goal of the Applied Networking Research Prize is to recognize the best new ideas in networking, and bring them to the IETF and IRTF especially in cases where they would not otherwise see much exposure or discussion.
The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) consists of:
The Applied Networking Research Prize will be awarded once per calendar year. Each year, several winners will be chosen and invited to present their work at one of the three IETF meetings during the year.
Only a single person can be nominated for the award. The basis of the nomination is a peer-reviewed, original journal, conference or workshop paper they authored, which was recently published or accepted for publication. The nominee must be one of the main authors of the nominated paper. Both self-nominations (nominating one’s own paper) and third-party nominations (nominating someone else’s paper) are encouraged.
The nominated paper should provide a scientific foundation for possible future IETF engineering work or IRTF research and experimentation, analyze the behavior of Internet protocols in operational deployments or realistic testbeds, make an important contribution to the understanding of Internet scalability, performance, reliability, security or capability, or otherwise be of relevance to ongoing or future IETF or IRTF activities.
Applicants must briefly describe how the nominated paper relates to these goals, and are encouraged to describe how a presentation of these research results would foster their transition into new IETF engineering or IRTF experimentation, or otherwise seed new activities that will have an impact on the real-world Internet.
The goal of the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) is to foster the transitioning of research results into real-world benefits for the Internet. Therefore, applicants must indicate that they (or the nominee, in case of third-party nominations) are available to attend at least one of the year’s IETF meetings in person and in its entirety.
Nominations must include:
All nominees will be notified by email about the decision regarding their nomination.
Nominations for the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) are not considered to be contributions to the IETF. However, the invited talks at the IRTF Open Meeting are considered to be contributions, and the IRTF “Intellectual Property Rights” statement does apply to them.
Additional corporate sponsorship for the ANRP is kindly provided by:
“We like the Applied Network Research Prize because it encourages novel research that helps companies like Comcast and our partners build better Internet services and technologies for end users, and helps the community move important standards work into deployable technology more effectively.”
Jason Livingood, Vice President - Internet Services, Comcast
These individuals currently serve on the ANRP selection committee:
The following Applied Networking Prizes have been awarded in the past: