ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Home Networks (HomeNets)

New Delhi, India (September 3, 2010)

Call For Papers (PDF)

The digital home of the future is envisioned as a set of computers, consumer electronics, mobile devices and sensors that seamlessly collaborate through wired or wireless networks to share content and enrich the home user experience through advanced services. Today’s reality, however, is far from that. The home networking environment is a complex mix of heterogeneous technologies, and devices, all operating independently of each other, and certainly not offering the set of services originally imagined. As the number of devices inside the home increases, and their functionality becomes more complex, we foresee complexity imposing a barrier in the adoption of technology inside homes and a lot of frustration on the part of the users that try to deal with the pain of management and debugging of home services. Existing home networks are far from fulfilling the user expectations of high Quality of Experience, advanced home services and ubiquitous access to home network resources while within or away from home.

HomeNets aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to share new ideas and experiences and to discuss the challenges and important questions posed by today’s and future home networks. We solicit stimulating, original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers. We further encourage papers that propose new research directions or could generate lively debate at the workshop. While co-located with ACM Sigcomm, Homenets intends to solicit papers from the computer science, and networking community, as well as the HCI community that has also turned its attention to the technology barriers faced by users in their homes. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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Submission Instructions

Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length and must be a pdf file. Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines here. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

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Workshop Organizers and Program Co-chairs

Program Committee

Technical Program

You can download all HomeNets papers as a single zip file.

9:00am-9:15am   Welcome

9:15am-10:30am   Keynote: Keith Edwards (Georgia Tech)

Title: Human-Network Interaction: Building Bridges Between HCI and Networking Research (slides)

10:30am-10:50am   Break

10:50am-12:30pm Session: Management and Troubleshooting

12:30pm-2:00pm   Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm   Panel


3:30pm-3:50pm   Break

3:50pm-5:05pm   Session: Future architectures and technologies

5:05pm-5:15pm   Break

5:15pm-6:30pm   Session: Measurement methodologies