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


ANCS 2018


ACM/IEEE ANCS, will be held July 23-24, 2017, 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 disclosed.

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





General Chair

Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University, USA)


Program Chairs

Theophilus Benson (Brown University, USA)

Noa Zilberman (University of Cambridge, UK)


Publicity Chair

Claudio Fiandrino (IMDEA, ES)


Posters Chair

Zubair Shafiq (University of Iowa, USA)


Events Chair

Vanessa Maley (Cornell University, USA)


Finance Chair

Eric Keller (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)


Web Chair

Murali Ramanujam (University of Cambridge, UK)




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