[e2e] HotNets-VII Call for Papers

David Andersen dga at cs.cmu.edu
Thu May 1 12:19:00 PDT 2008

Speaking of Craig's recent list of hot things in networking, Steve  
Gribble and I would like to cordially invite you all to submit even  
more hot ideas for research to...

October 6-7, 2008

Call for Papers

The Seventh Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-VII), to be  
held in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 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  
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  
such an idea. The paper could, for example, expose a new problem,  
a new solution, or re-frame or debunk existing work.

We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting  
across the broad range of networking systems research. We expect that  
introduced at HotNets-VII, 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  
but are by no means limited to:

  Architectural support for security or availability
  Computing in the cloud: what role exists for networking research?
  Ensuring the correctness of distributed protocols
  Evolution of storage area networks
  Lessons drawn from failed research, and controversial or disruptive  
  Measurement and management of metro-area WiFi networks
  Networking within the modern data center
  Power as a first-class design property; "green" protocols/ 
  Protocol design for optical switching
  Support for non-IP internetworking protocols
  Technical aspects of and solutions to network neutrality
  Third-world networking challenges
  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  
to the workshop, and printed proceedings will be published.  
a workshop summary will be published in ACM SIGCOMM's Computer  
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  
     at the discretion of the Program Committee
The workshop will be held at the Rosza Centre, University of Calgary.

Hotnets-VII is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM.

Submission Instructions

   Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 pages (10 point font, 1  
   margins).  All submissions must be blind.  Submissions must not  
   the names or affiliations of the authors in the paper.  Only  
   submissions in PostScript or PDF will be accepted. Submissions must  
   written in English, render without error using standard tools  
   or Acrobat Reader), and print on US-Letter sized paper.  Please  
   your pages.  HotNets-VII reviews will follow standard academic  
   although some rejected papers may not receive full-length reviews.

   Submission information will be posted by early June at

Important Dates

   Submissions due: July 12, 2008 (11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time)
       No extensions will be granted.
   Notification of acceptance: August 18, 2008
   Camera-ready copy due: September 15, 2008 (11:59pm PDT)
   Workshop (Calgary, AB, Canada):  October 6 and 7, 2008


   General Chair
      Carey Williamson, University of Calgary

   Program Co-Chairs
      David Andersen, CMU
      Steve Gribble, UW

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