ACM SIGCOMM 2017, Los Angeles, CA

The Sixth Networking Networking Women Workshop (N2Women’17): Personal Development Workshop


The N2Women workshop aims to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. The 6th N2Women Workshop also welcomes men who share the same research interests, attend the same conferences, and often face the same career hurdles and obstacles to join us!

The N2Women workshop has three main goals:

  • Connect newer generations of networking women researchers with the community and create mentorship relationships.
  • Create a research forum in which students and junior researchers learn and discuss current trends in networking, present their research and receive feedback.
  • Engage a diverse body of junior researchers in the field.


Registration to the workshop is FREE. The registration is through the SIGCOMM conference registration.

Tentative Program

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017

  • 8:00am - 8:30am Opening Remarks

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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Keynote Presentation

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  • 9:30am - 10:30am Panel focused on students

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  • 10:30am - 11:00am Coffee Break (Foyer)

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Small group discussions and mentoring

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  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break (Foyer)

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Keynote Presentation

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  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm Panel focused on young researchers

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  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee Break (Foyer)

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Panel focused on young researchers

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  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lightning Talks and Poster presentations

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  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm Poster award announcement and closing

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Mentoring Program

N2Women will have a mentor/mentee program. We would like to extend mentoring throughout the week for the students who are staying for SIGCOMM. In this case, we are hoping to find mentors who can host mentees with similar research interests during the main SIGCOMM conference and workshops. If you are a SIGCOMM regular attendee and a senior researcher, please consider volunteering as a mentor. If you are interested in helping out, please email one of the mentoring session organizer.

Call for Posters

Posters are solicited for research related to any aspect of networking and communications. All researchers in the networking and communications fields are welcome to submit their work for presentation at this workshop. Each poster abstract will be reviewed by members of the TPC. Posters will not be published and hence can be under submission for other conferences or workshops. Travel grants are available for selected students.

Poster Submission

Each submission should be formatted as an extended abstract, describing the research to be presented in the poster. The length of the extended abstract should be at most TWO pages (formatted into the US letter size of 8.5 × 11 inches with fonts no smaller than 10 point size), including all figures and references. The extended abstract must include the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors and should be submitted as a single PDF file to: TBD

Travel Grants

N2Women is pleased to provide travel grants to broaden the participation in our workshop. This year we are running a joint application process with the main SIGCOMM Conference.

More information will be available soon. Apply at TBD

Important Dates

  • June 2, 2017

    Posters submission deadline

  • June 16, 2017

    Acceptance notification

  • June 9, 2017

    Travel grants deadline

  • August 20, 2017

    Workshop Date


  • Workshop Co-Chairs
  • Noa Zilberman

    University of Cambridge, UK

  • Yingying Chen

    Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Organizing Committee
  • Mohammad Alizadeh


  • Theophilus Benson


  • Monia Ghobadi


  • Jorjeta Jetcheva

    Fujitsu Laboratories of America

  • Qianru Li


  • Michele Noguiera

    FUPR, Brazil

  • Ji Ping


  • Radhika Niranjan Mysore


  • Guiling Wang


  • Wendy Hui Wang

    Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Wenye Wang


  • Zhehui Zhang


  • Steering Committee
  • Katia Jaffres-Runser

    Maître de Conférences, Université de Toulouse

  • Sami Rollins

    University of San Francisco

  • Tracy Camp

    Colorado School of Mines

  • Wendi Heinzelman

    University of Rochester


This workshop is possible thanks to the generous support of SIGCOMM, IEEE COMSOC, and Google.