PRESTO: Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow

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PRESTO 2010 Workshop on Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow
Nov 30, 2010 - Nov 30, 2010 Philadelphia, PA, USA Aug 13, 2010
 
 

Present CFP : 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS
PRESTO 2010
Workshop on Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow
http://conferences.sigcomm.org/co-next/2010/Workshops/PRESTO/
(Held in conjunction with CoNEXT 2010)
November 30, 2010
Philadelphia, USA

Call for Papers
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There continues to be great interest in the networking research community in rearchitecting the distribution of functions in IP networks. These efforts can be described as a refactoring of router and switch functionality into modular components and well-defined interfaces, with the goal of enabling greater extensibility in networks. Extensible network infrastructure would enable the deployment of new network services, customization of networks for different applications and customers, easier network management and so forth. Efforts in this space span the range from open APIs for select management, data and control plane functions to various open router platforms including software-based routers, open firmware and open hardware platforms.

Programmable network elements hold the promise of accelerating innovation and service deployment in networks. At the same time, greater programmability could exacerbate already challenging network management tasks. This workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between researchers and industry practitioners with a goal of driving service innovation in IP networks using novel extensible router and switch architectures.

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Abstractions for programmable network elements.
* Architectures for open/programmable network elements, including transport, wireless and packet forwarding devices.
* Efficient and flexible data plane programmability.
* Cross-layer aware programmability.
* Network element virtualization.
* Network composition, configuration and provisioning in virtualized environments.
* Platforms and APIs for network wide control and service programming.
* Programmable network elements for cloud computing and datacenter networking.
* Architectures, services and/or service features enabled by programmability.
* The impact of programmability on network management and operations.

The workshop solicits original papers on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers on the challenges raised above. Papers that bring out new and interesting approaches at an early stage of their development are very welcome as are papers that describe industry efforts related to the CFP.

Instructions for Authors
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Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length and must be a PDF file.
Submissions that deviate from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration.

Paper submission details TBD.

Important dates
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Abstract Submission August 6, 2010
Paper Submission August 13, 2010
Notification of Acceptance September 17, 2010
Camera-ready Papers Due October 8, 2010
Workshop November 30, 2010

Committee
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TPC co-chairs
T. S. Eugene Ng Rice University
Sylvia Ratnasamy Intel Research
Jonathan M. Smith University of Pennsylvania

Steering Committee
Patrick Crowley Washington University in St. Louis
T.V. Lakshman Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs
Dave Maltz Microsoft Research
Nick McKeown Stanford University
Jennifer Rexford Princeton University
Kobus Van der Merwe AT&T Labs - Research
 

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