Call for Papers

The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2021 (ANRW’21) is the sixth edition of an academic workshop that provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators, and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research.

ANRW’21 is co-located with IETF 111, and will be a virtual event that takes place on July 24-30, 2021. This gives IETF as well as workshop attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas on topics and open problems discussed at the workshop and the IETF.

The workshop combines presentations of new research in the form of short papers and lightning papers. ANRW ‘21 accepts the following types of submissions:

All accepted papers will be given a presentation slot and the option to prepare a pre-recorded presentation video. Authors are expected to present their paper live during the virtual event. We will also ask the authors to pre-record a short presentation video—to be published on the Internet before the conference—to be used in case nobody is available for presentation (e.g., due to timezone differences, connectivity issues, or other unforeseen events). Please approach the chairs if you intend to submit work but know in advance you will not be able to present this work at the workshop.

ANRW ’21 particularly encourages the submission of results that could form the basis for future engineering work in the IETF, by, for example providing input and analysis on Internet protocols or operational Internet practices, as well as influence further research and experimentation in the IRTF.

ANRW 21 is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

Paper topics should be relevant to the standardization activities of related IETF working groups or activity in related IRTF research groups.

Topics of Interest

Submission

ANRW ’21 accepts two types of submissions: short papers and lightning papers. Submissions are not anonymous.

Accepted papers will be presented during the workshop, and will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Authors are expected to present their paper live during the virtual event. We will also ask the authors to pre-record a short presentation video—to be published on the Internet before the conference—to be used in case nobody is available for presentation (e.g., due to timezone differences, connectivity issues, or other unforeseen events).

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Formatting

All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will be rejected without review. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission satisfies the above requirements.

Paper Novelty

An accepted paper that is published must not be based on previously published work, and cannot describe work that is currently under submission to another venue. An accepted paper that is published also must not plagiarize the work of its authors or of any other authors.

The ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism applies to the ANRW, and action will be taken against submitters who have engaged in such practices.

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement requests will not be considered for review or publication, nor ever be disclosed.

Reviews

All submissions will be peer reviewed (single-blind). Reviews will be shared with the authors.

Authors and TPC members provide conflict-of-interest information. It is important that all authors of a submission are indicated in the submission system and that all authors enter any conflicts of interest. Broadly, a conflict of interest exists when:

These are examples – use your own good judgment.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline April 21 May 5, 2021 (extended)
Paper notification deadline May 26, 2021 June 9, 2021
Camera-ready paper deadline June 16, 2021 June 30, 2021
Registration opens June 28, 2021
Registration closes July 28, 2021
ANRW ’21 online workshop July 26-30, 2021

Supporters and Sponsors

The ANRW ’21 receives financial support from these organizations:

Please contact the Steering Committee if you are interested in supporting the ANRW ’21. Funds are used to offset the fixed costs of the event and subsidize student attendance.

The ANRW workshop series is sponsored by the following organizations: