ReArch 2010

November 30, Philadelphia, USA

Photo by Bob Krist for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Re-Architecting the Internet

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to ReArch ‘10, co-located with CoNEXT 2010 in Philadelphia, USA.


The Internet architecture has been remarkably successful in allowing a planet-scale internetwork to form. However, this architecture is losing its original simplicity and transparency as new classes of applications, business models, security mechanisms, scalability enablers and operational and management requirements give rise to point solutions that extend the architecture without regards to its original design principles.

Although these developments are necessary in the short term to allow the Internet to continue to operate under the present economical, technical and social conditions, in combination, they have significantly reduced the potential for longer-term evolution of the Internet architecture. This loss of flexibility is already being felt as the number of Internet nodes grows by another order of magnitude.

ReArch’10 - the third instance of this workshop since its very successful debut at CONeXT 2008 - will discuss the underlying problems of the Internet architecture and protocols and debate how we might fix them in a way that regains us the original architectural simplicity and clarity of the Internet for another 30+ years.

This workshop solicits original, high-quality papers that analyze and discuss ideas for a new Internet architecture, including specific improvements to current Internet protocols, especially at the internetworking, transport and application layers, new internetworking components that integrate into the existing architecture and ideas for clean-slate internetworking architectures.

As an experiment for the 2010 workshop, we encourage submissions that identify the core of an architectural disagreement between the co-authors, perhaps in point-counterpoint style. To be accepted, such papers must meet the same quality criteria as traditional papers. If more than one co-author of such a paper can attend the workshop, a panel format will be used. Otherwise, one co-author will be expected to speak for both sides of the argument.


ReArch’10 covers all aspects related to the current and future Internet architecture including, but not limited to, the following impact:

Papers that present interesting, fresh ideas at an early stage are more suitable for this workshop than highly polished results or incremental refinements of previous work. Submissions may include position papers that point out new directions and attempt to stimulate discussion; position papers should be clearly marked as such. Submission must be original and not already be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

PDF version of the CFP is available here.


Submitted papers must be at most six (6) pages long, including all figures, tables, references, appendices, etc. They must be formatted according to the standard alternate ACM double column format except that all text must use a font size of 10 points or larger. Longer submissions will not be reviewed. The review process is single-blind.

You are strongly encouraged to use the modified 10pt ACM sig-alternate-10pt latex template available here.

Papers can be registered and submitted through EDAS.

Camera-ready guidelines available here.

Important dates

Abstract Submission August 6, 2010
Paper Submission August 13, 2010
Notification of Acceptance September 10, 2010
Camera-ready Papers Due October 31, 2010 (Extended)
Workshop November 30, 2010


TPC co-chairs Bob Briscoe BT Group, United Kingdom
  Peter Steenkiste Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Technical Program Committee Rui Aguiar University of Aveiro, Portugal
  Bengt Ahlgren SICS, Sweden
  Aditya Akella University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  Mark Allman ICSI, USA
  Jun Bi Tsinghua University, China
  Bob Briscoe BT, United Kingdom
  Brian Carpenter The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  Costas Courcoubetis Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
 Philip EardleyBT, United Kingdom
  Lars Eggert Nokia Research Center, Finland
  Kevin Fall Intel Research, USA
 Peyman FaratinTBA (formerly MIT, USA)
 Ivan GojmeracTelecommunications Research Center Vienna (ftw), Austria
  Janardhan Iyengar Franklin and Marshall College, USA
 Katsushi KobayashiNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  Andrew McGregor Allied Telesis Labs, New Zealand
  Akihiro Nakao University of Tokyo, Japan
  Pekka Nikander Ericsson Research Nomadiclab, Finland
  David Oran Cisco Systems, USA
  Craig Partridge BBN Technologies, USA
  Idris Rai Makerere University, Uganda
  George Rouskas North Carolina State University, USA
 Mikko SäreläNomadiclab, Ericsson Research, Finland
  Peter Steenkiste Carnegie Mellon University, USA
 James SterbenzUniversity of Kansas, USA & Lancaster University, UK
  Christian Vogt Ericsson Research Silicon Valley, USA
  Tilman Wolf University of Massachusetts, USA
  Xiaowei Yang Duke University, USA
  Lixia Zhang University of California at Los Angeles, USA