[e2e] Call For Papers - HotNets VI

Vern Paxson vern at icir.org
Mon Jun 11 23:41:42 PDT 2007


Call for Papers

The Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-VI), to be held in
Atlanta, GA, will bring together researchers in the networking systems
community to engage in lively discussion of future trends in networking
research and technology. The workshop, which is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM,
provides a venue for researchers to present and discuss ideas that have
the potential to significantly influence the community in the long term;
the goal is to promote community-wide discussions of those ideas.

Each potential participant should submit a short position paper describing
such an idea. The paper could, for example, expose a new problem, advocate
a new solution, or re-frame or debunk existing work.

We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting ideas,
across the broad range of networking systems research. We expect that work
introduced at HotNets-VI, once fully thought through, completed, and
described in a finished form, may be relevant to conferences such as
SIGCOMM, NSDI, SOSP, OSDI, SenSys, or MobiCom. Topics of interest include,
but are by no means limited to:

  A research agenda for Web 2.0
  Architectural support for security or availability
  Computing in the cloud: what role for networking research?
  Ensuring correctness for distributed protocols
  Evolution of storage area networks
  Lessons drawn from failed research, and controversial or disruptive topics
  Measurement and management of metro-area WiFi networks
  Network coding: hype or reality?
  Power as a first-class design property; "green" protocols/implementations
  Protocol design for optical switching
  The future role of network processors
  Third-world networking challenges
  Understanding the economics of operational costs
  Unique challenges of massive multi-player game systems
  Validation of measurement-based research: what are our standards?
Position papers will be selected based on originality, likelihood of
spawning insightful discussion and technical merit.  Online copies of
accepted position papers will be made publicly available via the Web prior
to the workshop, and printed proceedings will be published. Additionally,
a workshop summary will be published in ACM SIGCOMM's Computer Communication
Review (CCR), widely disseminating the ideas discussed at the workshop.

Attendance will be limited to around 60 people in order to ensure an
interactive workshop atmosphere. Invitations to attend the workshop will be
extended according to the following priorities:
   o the Program and Steering Committees, one author per paper,
     and any speakers invited by the Program Committee
   o co-authors of accepted and submitted papers, preferring students as
     available scholarships allow 
   o event-sponsor representatives and additional authors of submitted papers
     at the discretion of the Program Committee
The workshop will be held at the Klaus Advanced Computing Building,
which is the new home of the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech
(http://www.cc.gatech.edu/klaus/), in the Midtown area of Atlanta.
Hotnets-VI is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM and NSF.

Submission Instructions

   Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 pages (10 point font, 1 inch
   margins). Authors may choose to submit a blind or non-blind paper.
   A blind submission will not indicate the names or affiliations of the
   authors in the paper; a non-blind submission will include the names and
   affiliations of each author on the first page of the paper. 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.  Please number
   your pages.  HotNets-VI reviews will follow standard academic practice,
   although some rejected papers may not receive full-length reviews.

   Submission information will be posted by mid-July at

Important Dates

   Submissions due: Friday, 3 August 2007 (11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time)
      No extensions will be granted. 
   Notification of acceptance: Monday, 1 October 2007
   Camera-ready copy due: Wednesday, 24 October 2007 
   Workshop (Atlanta, GA):  Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 November 2007


   General Chair
      Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Tech 

   Program Committee 
      David Andersen, CMU
      Dave Clark, MIT
      Krishna Gummadi, MPI-SWS
      Kevin Jeffay, UNC
      Z. Morley Mao, University of Michigan
      Craig Partridge, BBN
      Vern Paxson, ICSI/LBNL (co-chair)
      Stefan Savage, UCSD (co-chair)
      Nina Taft, Intel Research
      Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research

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