1st Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet 2017)

August 3-4 2017, Hong Kong, China

Call for Papers

The First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet’17) aims to bring together the very best researchers in computer networking and systems across the Asia-Pacific region to a live forum discussing and debating innovative ideas at their early stages. The mission of APNet is that promising but not-yet-mature ideas can receive timely feedback from experienced researchers, shaping them into major conferences such as SIGCOMM, SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, MobiCom, CoNEXT and so on.

We invite submissions of short papers (up to 6 pages, including references) on a wide range of networking research, including, but not limited to:

  • Network architectures and algorithms
  • Enterprise, datacenter, and storage area networks
  • SDN, NFV, and network programming
  • Network measurement, monitoring, diagnosis
  • Network management and operations
  • Formal methods and network verification
  • Economics and evolution of the Internet
  • Network security and privacy, censorship, transparency
  • Network, transport, and application-layer protocols
  • Networking support for applications
  • Fault-tolerance, reliability, and troubleshooting
  • Operating system support for networking
  • Networking hardware design
  • P2P and content distribution networks
  • Cloud and wide-area networking systems & infrastructure
  • Resource management, QoS, and signaling
  • Routing, traffic engineering, switching, and addressing
  • Wireless and sensor networking
  • Mobile computing and networking

The APNet Program Committee will select papers based on novelty, significance, and technical merit, rather than completeness. Innovative well-reasoned ideas with preliminary evaluations will suffice for APNet. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. We hope that the extension of APNet papers, when substantiated by solid implementation and experimentation, can be published at the aforementioned premier conferences.

Submission Instructions

https://apnet17.hotcrp.com is open for registration and submission.

Submissions must be no longer than 6 pages (10 point font, 12 point leading, 7 inch by 9.25 inch text block) including all content and references. You can find a .zip file here with the necessary LaTeX files to create a template, as well as the compiled pdf. All submissions must be double-blind: submissions must not indicate the names or affiliations of the authors in the paper. Only electronic submissions in PDF will be accepted. Submissions must be written in English, render without error using standard tools (e.g., Acrobat Reader), and print on US Letter paper. Papers must contain novel ideas and must differ significantly in content from previously published papers and papers under simultaneous submission (e.g., the extension of APNet submission with complete implemenation/experiments may be submitted simultanously elsewhere).

Important Dates

Abstract registration: *Optional, can register until paper submission deadline*
Paper submission: April 24, 2017 (11:59 PM GMT)
Notification of decision: June 12, 2017
Camera-ready date: June 24, 2017

Camera-Ready Instructions

Please note any change in title or authorship must be APPROVED BY the PC CHAIRS. This is to ensure that our publication accurately reflects any updates.

The page limit for the final paper is 6 pages + 1 page references = 7 pages. For the final paper, please use the 2017 ACM Article template, but make sure to use 10 pt font. Note the default is 9 pt in the new template. So you need to change the font size. If you are using LaTeX, you may make use of this (unofficial) template for ACM conference proceedings. You can download the unofficial LaTeX style and use the /sample-sigconf.tex with \documentclass[10pt, sigconf]{acmart}. Unlike the official template, it only includes example for conference proceedings. Please do NOT use copies of these templates that you might find elsewhere since we cannot be sure that those are compliant.

As described on the above template webpage, the authors should provide proper indexing information in the final version according to the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). More information about the ACM CCS is available at ACM CCS website.

The authors must insert the correct rights management text and bibliographic strip into the final paper. The ACM will use its automated system to email this information to the authors. Please set your email spam settings to allow messages from "rightsreview@acm.org".

If you have any questions about the camera-ready process, feel free to contact APNet 2017 publication chair Dongsu Han.