[e2e] CFP: HotNets-IV

Neil Spring nspring at cs.umd.edu
Tue Apr 5 10:18:42 PDT 2005


Fourth Workshop on
Hot Topics in Networks
November 14-15, 2005
College Park, MD USA

The Fourth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-IV, will bring 
together researchers in the networking and distributed systems 
community to debate emerging research directions. The goal of the 
workshop is to promote community-wide discussion of ideas that will 
influence and foster continued research in the field. The workshop will 
provide a venue for researchers to present new ideas that have the 
potential to significantly impact the community in the long term, 
especially those that are architectural or design-oriented in nature.

Each potential participant should submit a short paper describing such 
an idea; the paper could, for example, expose a new problem, advocate a 
new solution, or debunk existing work. Attendance is limited to around 
60 participants, by invitation based primarily on paper submissions. 
HotNets-IV is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM.

We encourage submissions across the broad range of networking and 
distributed systems research, not limited to those topics covered by 
the SIGCOMM conference. Submissions may be on topics traditionally 
published at SIGCOMM, NSDI, SOSP/OSDI, SenSys, or MobiCom, or they may 
be on topics that have yet to find a home in an established conference. 
Topics of interest include, but are by no means limited to:

     * Internet and non-Internet architectures, past, present, and future
     * Overlay, peer-to-peer, and programmable network infrastructures
     * Sensor networks, storage area networks, and other examples of 
"extreme" networking
     * Wireless networks, mobility, and pervasive computing
     * Network failures, vulnerabilities, and exploits: detection, 
analysis and defenses
     * Network management and control
     * Novel distributed applications and services, including systems 
for content distribution and real-time media
     * Lessons drawn from failed research, and controversial or 
disruptive topics
     * Architectural insights or understanding of network behaviors

The selection of HotNets papers will be based primarily on their 
potential to influence future research. This influence can be exercised 
in many ways, exemplified by but not limited to the following:

     * Describing a novel approach to an old problem that promises to 
influence future research
     * Describing a new problem that requires our attention
     * Articulating a new perspective about networking and distributed 
     * Debunking an old perspective about networking and distributed 

Copies of the accepted papers will be made publicly available via the 
Web prior to the workshop. Proceedings will be distributed at the 
workshop and will be made available through ACM's digital library. 
Examples of papers from past HotNets workshops can be found at: 
http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigcomm/hotnets. The Program Committee will 
write short New York Times Book Review-style reviews of accepted 
papers, for inclusion in the proceedings, to provide the broader 
community with an additional perspective on future directions in the 
field.  Unlike other workshops and conferences, rejected papers will 
only receive a very short review.

The acceptance of a paper to the HotNets workshop does not preclude the 
later acceptance of a related paper to the ACM Sigcomm 2006 conference. 
However, any derived Sigcomm submission must provide a significantly 
more in-depth treatment of the idea, for example, by providing a more 
complete evaluation. Assuming that there is sufficient new material in 
a Sigcomm submission, the existence of a prior publication at HotNets 
will be ignored during the evaluation for acceptance to Sigcomm. 
Further details about this policy and its application to other 
conferences will be posted on the HotNets IV Web page 
Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 pages (10 pt font, 1 inch 
margins). The review process is not blind, each contributing author 
should be included on the first page. Only electronic submissions in 
PostScript or PDF will be accepted. Submissions must be written in 
English, render without error using standard tools (Ghostview or 
Acrobat Reader) and print on US-Letter sized paper. Following standard 
academic practice, HotNets requests that its reviewers hold submitted 
papers in confidence. Only accepted papers will be published in 
conference proceedings. Submission information will be posted at: 
Important Dates

      Submissions due:    1 August 2005 (11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time)

      Notification of Acceptance:    10 October 2005

      Camera-ready copy due:    31 October 2005

      Workshop:    14-15 November 2005


General Chair:

     * Neil Spring (UMD)

Program Committee:

     * Jon Crowcroft (Cambridge) (Co-chair)
     * Srinivasan Seshan (CMU) (Co-chair)
     * Bengt Ahlgren (SICS)
     * Paul Barford (UWisc)
     * John Byers (BU)
     * Deborah Estrin (UCLA)
     * Tim Griffin (Cambridge)
     * Venkata Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research)
     * Jen Rexford (Princeton)
     * Ion Stoica (UCB)

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