First Workshop on

Hot Topics in Networks

(HotNets-I)

28-29 October 2002

Princeton, New Jersey, USA

www.acm.org/sigcomm/HotNets-I

The First Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-I) will bring together researchers in the networking and distributed systems community to debate emerging research directions. The goal of the workshop is to promote community-wide discussion of ideas that are not yet mature with the expectations that (1) this will influence and foster ongoing research in the community, and (2) many of the HotNets position papers will grow into papers accepted at SIGCOMM or other quality conferences. Attendance is limited to around 60 participants, by invitation based primarily on open position paper submissions. HotNets is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, Intel Research and NSF.

Announcements

10/06/02 Papers are available from the Program page.

The hotel deadline has been extended to Wed. October 9, 2002, 6pm EDT.

09/03/02 Student travel grant application, local information, program and camera ready instructions are online.

06/14/02

The site for submitting papers is now online. The URL is: http://www.cs.princeton.edu/hotnets/

 

05/24/02

1. Kind of Papers.

The CFP calls for position papers. The main purpose of a position paper should be to convince the program committee that an interesting research discussion will ensue, as opposed to present full-length conference results. We expect that most submissions will describe new work-in-progress, especially that which demonstrates a new approach or design strategy and hence has implications for ongoing work in the area. Many HotOS papers provide an example of this kind of paper. We also welcome position papers that advocate a point of view that has the potential to open up new avenues of research or close off existing avenues of research. Many MobiCom "Challenge" papers provide an example of this kind of paper. Other useful examples of workshops based on "position papers" are the SIGOPS European Workshop and the 1st International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'02).

2. Student Travel Grants.

NSF has sponsored a limited number of travel grants for students attending HotNets. Details of how to apply for a student travel grant will be posted on the conference website.

3. Paper Lengths.

Both the submission and final paper appearing in the proceedings will be limited to six (6) pages. Part of the rationale for limiting the length is to provide clear differentiation between HotNets position papers and follow-on conference papers. We increased this limit slightly in response to requests, and it is comparable to the length of HotOS, IPTPS and EW papers.

4. HARD Submission Deadline

The submission deadline of July 1 is HARD; extensions will not be granted.

 

Call for Papers

The First Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-I) will bring together researchers in the networking and distributed systems community to debate emerging research directions. The goal of the workshop is to promote community-wide discussion of ideas that are not yet mature with the expectations that (1) this will influence and foster ongoing research in the community, and (2) many of the HotNets position papers will grow into papers accepted at SIGCOMM or other quality conferences. Attendance will be limited to around 60 participants. HotNets is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, Intel Research and NSF.

We hope that HotNets will become the place to present new ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the community in the long term, especially those that are architecture or design-oriented in nature. Each potential participant should submit a short position paper that exposes a new problem, advocates a new solution, or debunks existing work. We are broadly interested in the following areas:

        Middle boxes, Peer-to-Peer, overlays, and programmable network infrastructure

        Sensor networks, storage area networks, extreme networking, and other areas that are not Internet centric

        Lessons drawn from failed research, and controversial or disruptive topics

        Architectural insights or understanding of network behavior

        Network configuration, diagnosis, provisioning and traffic engineering

        Wireless networks, mobility, and pervasive computing

        Network fault-tolerance, reliability, and security

        Novel distributed applications and services, including systems for content distribution and real-time media.

        Traditional SIGCOMM topics (e.g., resource management, sharing, quality of service, protocols, algorithms or systems for routing, switching and signaling).

Position papers will be selected based on their originality, technical merit, and topical relevance, and participants will be invited based on the likelihood that their presentations will lead to insightful technical discussions at the workshop. Online copies of the position papers will be made publicly available via the Web prior to the workshop. Printed proceedings will be published. Additionally, a summary of the workshop will be published in ACM SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review (CCR) to provide wide distribution to the networking community.

Students: We have a limited number of NSF travel grants to support US-based graduate students attending HotNets-I, who otherwise would not be able to attend. Details of how to apply for a student travel grant will be posted on the conference website. We encourage participation of women and under-represented minorities.

Submission Instructions

Position papers must be no longer than 6 pages (11 pt font, 1 inch margins). Only electronic submissions in PostScript or PDF will be accepted. Submissions must be written in English, render without error using standard tools (Ghostview or Acrobat Reader) and print on US-Letter sized paper. All submissions will be acknowledged within 24 hours of receipt.

You can now submit papers using the following URL: http://www.cs.princeton.edu/hotnets/

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submissions due: 1 July 2002 (HARD)
Notification of Acceptance: 1 September 2002
Camera-ready copy due: 1 October 2002
Workshop: 28 October 2002

Organizers

General Chair:

  • Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan, Univ. of Texas at Austin

 

Program Chairs:

  • Larry Peterson, Princeton University
  • David Wetherall, University of Washington

 

SIGCOMM Advisors:

  • Geoff Voelker, UC San Diego
  • Craig Partridge, BBN

 

Program Committee:

  • Deborah Estrin, UCLA
  • Larry Peterson, Princeton
  • Stefan Savage, UC San Diego
  • Srini Seshan, CMU
  • Scott Shenker, ICIR
  • Ion Stoica, UC Berkeley
  • Amin Vahdat, Duke University
  • David Wetherall, University of Washington
  • John Wroclawski, MIT