Call for Papers

The Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-VI), to be held in Atlanta, GA, will bring together researchers in the networking systems community to engage in lively discussion of future trends in networking research and technology. The workshop, which is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, provides a venue for researchers to present and discuss ideas that have the potential to significantly influence the community in the long term; the goal is to promote community-wide discussions of those ideas.

Each potential participant should submit a short position paper describing such an idea. The paper could, for example, expose a new problem, advocate a new solution, or re-frame or debunk existing work.

We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting ideas, across the broad range of networking systems research. We expect that work introduced at HotNets-VI, once fully thought through, completed, and described in a finished form, may be relevant to conferences such as SIGCOMM, NSDI, SOSP, OSDI, SenSys, or MobiCom. Topics of interest include, but are by no means limited to:

Position papers will be selected based on originality, likelihood of spawning insightful discussion and technical merit. Online copies of accepted position papers will be made publicly available via the Web prior to the workshop, and printed proceedings will be published. Additionally, a workshop summary will be published in ACM SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review (CCR), widely disseminating the ideas discussed at the workshop.

Attendance will be limited to around 60 people in order to ensure an interactive workshop atmosphere. Invitations to attend the workshop will be extended according to the following priorities:

The workshop will be held at the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, which is the new home of the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, in the Midtown area of Atlanta.

Hotnets-VI is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM and NSF.

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 pages (10 point font, 1 inch margins). Authors may choose to submit a blind or non-blind paper. A blind submission will not indicate the names or affiliations of the authors in the paper; a non-blind submission will include the names and affiliations of each author on the first page of the paper. 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. Please number your pages. HotNets-VI reviews will follow standard academic practice, although some rejected papers may not receive full-length reviews.

Submission information will be posted at

Important Dates

Submissions due Friday, 3 August 2007
(11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time)
No extensions will be granted.
Notification of acceptance Monday, 1 October 2007
Camera-ready copy due Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Workshop Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 November 2007
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.


General Chair Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Tech
Program Committee David Andersen, CMU
Dave Clark, MIT
Krishna Gummadi, MPI-SWS
Kevin Jeffay, UNC
Z. Morley Mao, University of Michigan
Craig Partridge, BBN
Vern Paxson, ICSI/LBNL (co-chair)
Stefan Savage, UCSD (co-chair)
Nina Taft, Intel Research
Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research