ANCS: Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems



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Event When Where Deadline
ANCS 2016 The 12th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 18, 2016 Santa Clara, CA, USA Nov 9, 2015 (Nov 2, 2015)
ANCS 2014 Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
Oct 20, 2014 - Oct 21, 2014 Los Angeles, CA, USA May 21, 2014 (May 14, 2014)
ANCS 2013 The 9th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
Oct 21, 2013 - Oct 22, 2013 San Jose, CA May 19, 2013
ANCS 2012 ACM / IEEE Symposium on Architecture for Networking and Communications Systems
Oct 29, 2012 - Oct 30, 2012 Austin, TX, USA May 25, 2012 (May 18, 2012)
ANCS 2011 ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
Oct 3, 2011 - Oct 4, 2011 Brooklyn, NY, USA May 9, 2011
ANCS 2010 The 6th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
Oct 25, 2010 - Oct 26, 2010 San Diego, CA, USA May 17, 2010 (May 10, 2010)
ANCS 2009 ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
Oct 19, 2009 - Oct 20, 2009 Princeton, New Jersey, USA Jun 29, 2009 (Jun 22, 2009)
ANCS 2008 Symposium on Architecture for Networking and Communications Systems
Nov 6, 2008 - Nov 7, 2008 San Jose, CA, USA Jun 23, 2008 (Jun 16, 2008)
ANCS 2007 Symposium on Architecture for Networking and Communications Systems
Dec 3, 2007 - Dec 4, 2007 FL, USA TBD

Present CFP : 2016


The 12th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures
for Networking and Communications Systems
(ANCS 2016)
Conference website:

March 17-18, 2016
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Co-located with NSDI 2016

Sponsored by:
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH)
ACM Special Interest Group on Communications (SIGCOMM)
IEEE Computer Society Tech. Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA)


Paper registration and abstract: November 2, 2015
Submission deadline: November 9, 2015
Author notification: December 21, 2015


ACM/IEEE ANCS, will be held March 17-18, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA, USA
(co-located with USENIX NSDI), 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. This
includes both experimental and theoretical analysis. To recognize and
foster the increasing importance of research into the co-design of
computer and network systems, the conference also places an emphasis on
systems issues arising from the interaction of computer and network

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* System design for future network architectures
* Router and switch architectures
* High-speed networking algorithms and mechanisms
* Software Defined Networking systems
* Network Functions Virtualization architectures
* Virtualized infrastructure architectures and systems
* Architectures for data centers
* Converged router, server, and storage platforms
* Host-network interface issues
* Techniques and systems for large-scale data analysis
* Wireless network hardware and related software, including software
* Information-centric network architectures, platforms, and mechanisms
* Network security architectures and security anchor/enhancement devices
* Network measurement techniques, architectures, and devices
* Scalable programming and application frameworks
* High-performance and high-function network processing platforms
* Power- and size-optimized computer and communications platforms
* Hardware accelerators and offload engines
* Single-chip networking elements, e.g., multicore, NPU, FPGA, TCAM,
custom ASIC
* Network-on-Chip architectures and applications
* Memory architectures and technologies for packet, state and table


The deadline for abstract registrations is Nov 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT (US).
The submission deadline for full papers is Nov 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT (US).
There will be no extensions.


The Program Committee may choose to accept certain papers conditionally,
based on a shepherding process.


ANCS 2016 will use single-blind reviewing, so submitted papers should
include the authors' names. All papers must be submitted electronically
via the submission site:

Submit papers using a 10pt font on 12pt leading formatted for printing
on Letter-sized (8.5" by 11") paper. Paper text blocks must follow ACM
guidelines: double-column, with each column 9.25" by 3.33", 0.33"
space between columns. Each column must contain no more than 55 lines
of text. The template can be found at:
ACM Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings:

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

We encourage submissions containing original ideas that are relevant to
the scope of ANCS. Like other conferences, ANCS requires that papers
not be submitted simultaneously to any other conferences or
publications; that submissions not be previously published in
peer-reviewed conferences; and that accepted papers not be subsequently
published elsewhere. Papers describing work that was previously
published in a peer-reviewed workshop are allowed, if the authors
clearly describe what significant new content has been included.

All submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication in
the proceedings; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as


General Chair Patrick Crowley (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Program Chairs Luigi Rizzo (Università di Pisa, Italy)
Laurent Mathy (Université de Liège, Belgium)

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