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 - 3:00pm Lightning Presentations

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  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Posters Session + Coffee Break (Foyer)

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Panel Focused on Young Researchers

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  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm Group Discussions

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  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm Closing and Poster Awards

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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. Posters will not be published and can therefore be under submission to other conferences or workshops. Authors of accepted posters will be invited to present their work as part of a lightning presentations session. One poster will be selected to receive a Best Poster Award.

Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from mentors and a knowledgeable crowd at the workshop. Participants who are submitting posters are highly encouraged to examine if they are eligible for workshop travel grants.

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 x 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 at

For more information, please contact the Workshop Chairs:

Travel Grants

N2Women is pleased to provide travel grants to its annual workshop, co-located with SIGCOMM’17. N2Women 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 travel grants will be given to applicants who participate in the N2women workshop. Applicants can be at any stage of their career, both in academia and industry. Priority for the travel grants will be given to applicants who are women, under-represented groups in their country of residence, and people with disabilities.

How to Apply?

N2Women runs a joint travel-grant applications process with SIGCOMM’17. Applicants for the travel award should apply using the following link:

Applications not supported by N2Women will still be considered for a SIGCOMM travel grant. We therefore recommend applicants to comply with the SIGCOMM application requirements as well. The format requirements of SIGCOMM travel grant applications can be found at:

For those applications that do not use the SIGCOMM travel grant format, the N2women travel grant applications should include the curriculum vita of the applicants, and a short personal statement (maximum one page). The personal statement should include an overview of the research interests/accomplishments and a description of how attending the N2Women Workshop will be beneficial.  The applicant must also state if he/she has submitted a N2Women’17 workshop poster and/or has accepted SIGCOMM 2017 paper, poster, or demo.

Student applicants (i.e., Bachelors, Masters, and PhDs) should have their advisor send to a supporting letter including the details specified: (1) Confirmation that the student is a Bachelor, a Master, or a Ph.D. candidate in good standing within his/her graduate program; (2) Ways in which attending the workshop and main conference would benefit the particular student.

Travel Support

The N2Women Travel Grants Committee will review applications, and the grants will be announced by June 23, 2017. Travel grant awards are meant to partially cover the cost of attending and participating in N2Women 2017. Note that the award recipients will need to pay for the expenses ahead of time and get reimbursed after the after the N2Women workshop and under receipts reception. The exact number of awards will depend on the availability of funds and will be determined as funding amounts are finalized.


For any questions, please contact the N2Women Travel Grant Committee at

Important Dates

  • June 2, 2017

    Poster submission deadline

  • June 16, 2017

    Poster 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
  • Theophilus Benson


  • Monia Ghobadi


  • Jorjeta Jetcheva

    Fujitsu Laboratories of America

  • Qianru Li


  • Michele Noguiera

    UFPR, Brazil

  • Ping Ji


  • 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.