Call for Papers

The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2022 (ANRW’22), co-located with IETF-114, is the seventh 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.

The workshop combines presentations of new research in the form of short papers and lightning papers. ANRW’22 accepts the following types of submissions:

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

We note that the structure and use of the Internet, and Internet services, are evolving in ways that would have been difficult to anticipate two years ago. The list is long, including but not limited to shifts in traffic patterns and demands with remote work over broadband access networks, operational responses to large-scale physical and socio-political events, also trends towards increased multiplexing of connections over fewer IP addresses for various reasons that include scale, adaptability, and privacy.

ANRW’22 is co-located with IETF-114, and takes place on July 23-29, 2022. 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.

It is hoped that ANRW’22 will be a hybrid event with an in-person component co-locating with the IETF-114 meeting in Philadelphia, although this is contingent on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and other circumstances – details will be confirmed nearer the time. Remote participation options will be available; please contact the chairs if you intend to submit work but know in advance that you will not be able to present the work in-person at the workshop.

ANRW’22 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.

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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.


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 4 May 2022 11 May 2022
Paper notification deadline 25 May 2022 8 June 2022
Camera-ready paper deadline 30 June 2022
Registration opens 20 June 2022
Registration closes 22 July 2022
Travel grants application deadline 20 June 2022
Travel grants notification deadline 23 June 2022
ANRW ’22 workshop Week of 25-29 July 2022

Supporters and Sponsors

The ANRW ’22 receives financial support from these organizations:

Please contact the Steering Committee if you are interested in supporting the ANRW ’22. 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: