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ANCS 2021 : ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems


Conference Series : Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
When Dec 13, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Where Online
Submission Deadline Sep 29, 2021
Notification Due Nov 15, 2021
Final Version Due Nov 30, 2021

Call For Papers

ANCS 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. ANCS focuses on architectures for networking and communication in the broad sense, including novel architectures, architectural support for advanced communication, algorithms and protocols for advanced architectures, software and applications for next-generation networking architectures, co-design of computer and network systems, and methodology and benchmarking for evaluating advanced communication architectures. ANCS 2021 will be held online.

Call for Papers

The conference seeks an emphasis on the applicability and feasibility of approach, and will prioritize implementation and measurement-led submissions. Authors are invited to include artifacts and data sets as part of their submission, and those would be looked favourably by the committee. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Disaggregated computing
Heterogeneous architectures
Hardware offloading and accelerators
Domain-specific languages
Operating systems and virtualization
Switch/router/middlebox/NIC designs
SDN/NFV systems
In-network computing
Host networking
Network, compute, memory and storage convergence
Hardware/software co-design
Reconfigurable and programmable hardware
Security, measurement, benchmark and management
Emerging applications and use cases

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 29 September 2021, 23:59 (GMT)
Notification of Acceptance: 15 November 2021
Camera Ready version due: 30 November 2021, 23:59 (GMT)
Conference dates: December 13 - 15, 2021


A submission must be a regular paper (up to 12 pages), short paper (6 pages, either in-progress or complete work) or poster abstract (3 pages, in-progress work). These page limits do not include references. The review process is double blind; papers must not indicate author names or affiliations. Papers must be in the PDF format and submitted via The papers must be formatted using the ACM Primary Article Templates (“2. The Workflow and Templates” in, ) and document class arguments of [10pt,sigconf,letterpaper,anonymous,nonacm].



Suhaib Fahmy, KAUST, and Michio Honda, University of Edinburgh


Amin Tootoonchian, OpenAI
Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo, Cornell University
Antonio Barbalace, University of Edinburgh
Tom Barbette, Université catholique de Louvain
Ran Ben Basat, University College London
Gordon Brebner, Xilinx Labs
Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research
Paul Emmerich, Google
Sonia Fahmy, Purdue University
Felipe Huici, NEC Labs Europe
Zsolt Istvan, IT University of Copenhagen
Muhammad Asim Jamshed, AWS
Lavanya Jose, Google
Eric Keller, University of Colorado Boulder
Hyojoon (Joon) Kim, Princeton University
Marios Kogias, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Youngjin Kwon, KAIST
Chang Lan, Google
Giuseppe Lettieri, Università di Pisa
Jialin Li, National University of Singapore
Yikai Lin, Facebook
Luo Mai, University of Edinburgh
Ilias Marinos, Microsoft Research
Oliver Michel, University of Vienna
Priyanka Naik, IBM Research
Georgios Nikolaidis, Barefoot/Intel
Salvatore Pontarelli, University of Rome
Gábor Rétvári, Budapest University of Technology and
Economics & Ericsson Research
Luigi Rizzo, Università di Pisa and Google
Ahmed Saeed, Georgia Tech
Shreejith Shanker, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
Naveen Kr. Sharma, Google
Ran Shu, Microsoft Research
Rachee Singh, Microsoft
Brent Stephens, University of Illinois Chicago
Patrick Stuedi, LinkedIn
Praveen Tammana, IIT Hyderabad
Olivier Tilmans, Nokia Bell Labs
Yuta Tokusashi, University of Cambridge
Marcin Wojcik, Signumx Ltd.
Timothy Wood, George Washington University
Hong Xu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Zhipeng Zhao, Microsoft
Noa Zilberman, University of Oxford


General chair: Muhammad Shahbaz, Purdue University
Web chair: Manh Hung Nguyen, CYCU
Publications chair: Jiri Matousek, Brno University of Technology
Publicity Chair: Jasmin Jahić, University of Cambridge

Steering committee:
Andrew Moore (Chair), University of Cambridge
Alexander Bachmutsky, Intel
Gordon Brebner, Xilinx
Lars Eggert, NetApp
Bill Lin, UCSD

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