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EPIQ 2018 : Workshop on Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC


When Dec 4, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018
Where Heraklion, Greece
Submission Deadline Sep 14, 2018
Notification Due Oct 8, 2018
Final Version Due Oct 19, 2018

Call For Papers

ACM CoNEXT 2018 Workshop on the
Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ)
co-located with ACM CoNEXT 2018
December 4, 2018
Heraklion, Crete, Greece!/workshop-epiq

Important dates
* Submission: September 14, 2018 (hard)
* Notification: October 8, 2018
* Camera-ready: October 19, 2018 (hard)
* Workshop: December 4, 2018

Call for submissions
The transport protocol QUIC has emerged from a proprietary effort undertaken by Google to a next generation transport protocol being standardized in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). While its original motivation and design was to support next-generation Web traffic using HTTP/2, embedding QUIC into the Internet architecture raises exciting challenges beyond the necessary engineering efforts. Google QUIC has seen deployment and motivated research papers measuring, extending, and evaluating QUIC from various perspectives.

The ACM CoNEXT Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ) seeks to foster this emerging community. We invite researchers from academia and industry as well as engineers to explore novel ideas and future directions of QUIC and its interaction with applications and networks.
EPIQ solicits two types of submissions, for presentation and discussion at the workshop: academic papers and posters & demos. Submissions of both types should focus on topics related to the rise of QUIC on the mobile and fixed Internet as well as enterprise and datacenter networks. Papers focusing on either the original flavor of QUIC currently deployed by Google or the upcoming IETF standard of QUIC are in scope. We encourage submissions of demos supporting growing a community, e.g., about tools for protocol testing, deployment, and performance evaluation, among others. Open source tools are preferred.

Topics of interest include:

* Qualitative and/or quantitative comparisons of QUIC to other protocols
* Tools for QUIC interoperability testing, validation, and conformance
* Formal models for and verification of the QUIC protocol architecture
* Measurements of QUIC traffic in the wild and profiling of QUIC implementations
* Acceleration techniques, including hardware offloading or specific OS improvements
* Scalable QUIC implementations and load balancing
* Advanced QUIC features, including integration of multicast or multipath connectivity
* Peer-to-peer QUIC and NAT/firewall traversal
* New abstractions and APIs for QUIC as a general-purpose transport protocol
* Troubleshooting, managing and monitoring of QUIC traffic in the network
* Privacy and security aspects of QUIC or of systems impacted by QUIC
* New applications for QUIC (e.g., real-time interactive)
* Novel approaches for congestion control enabled by QUIC
* QUIC as a substrate for non-HTTP applications
* Downscaling QUIC for IoT or embedded use

We encourage the submission of early results, negative results, and independently reproduced results of previously published work.

Submission formats
EPIQ solicits two types of submissions, for presentation and discussion at the workshop: academic papers and posters & demos.

Paper submissions may be up to six pages in length, including all figures, tables, and appendices, but excluding references, for which up to one extra page may be used. The review process is single-blind. Papers must otherwise follow the formatting requirements of the main ACM CoNEXT 2018 conference. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers are required to present and discuss their papers in person at the workshop.

Poster & demo submissions may be up to two pages in length, and should describe the content of the poster or demo. Demo submissions must describe any venue requirements beyond WLAN connectivity and table space. Accepted poster&demo submissions will be highlighted in a very short "lightning talk" to advertise their appearance in a dedicated joint poster & demo session. Poster & demo submissions will not be included in the proceedings, but may be made available via the workshop website.

Please submit papers and poster & demo proposals at

Technical program committee

Jörg Ott, TU Munich
Lars Eggert, NetApp

Vaibhav Bajpai, TU Munich
Olivier Bonaventure, UC Louvain
Anna Brunström, Karlstad University
Stephen Farrell, Trinity College Dublin
Simone Ferlin, Ericsson
Gonca Gürsun, Ozyegin University
Michio Honda, NEC Labs
Jana Iyengar, Fastly
Mirja Kühlewind, ETH Zurich
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T
Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari
Costin Raiciu, UP Bucarest
Kathy Nichols, Pollere
Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Northeastern University
Colin Perkins, University of Glasgow
Eric Rescorla, Mozilla
Michael Welzl, University of Oslo

Solicited participation
We intend to specifically invite industry members active in the ongoing design, deployment and standardization of QUIC in order to engage the academic participants – possibly in the form of a panel discussion. We are also considering a poster & demo session, in order to allow broader participation and exposure of contributions that may not be suitable for paper submissions (tools, etc.).
The chairs are well-immersed in the research community and will be able to reach out both to academics and industry from the area of transport protocols and measurements in general and QUIC in particular. This is partly (but not exclusively) reflected in the list of PC members above.

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