ACM SIGCOMM 2017, Los Angeles, CA

ACM SIGCOMM 2017 Workshop on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Network (VR/AR Network 2017)

Call For Papers

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are expected to be the next generation Killer-Apps in the future Internet. This workshop will bring together researchers and developers working on VR/AR and networking to share their experience, exchange views, and explore future research directions. Contemporary video applications increasingly require more pixels, higher frame rate, shorter delay, and lower packet loss rate. Immersive VR/AR videos are the representative applications. VR/AR is projected to form a $162 billion market by 2020. However, many technical bottlenecks and challenges need to be overcome to facilitate the wide adoption of VR/AR. In particular, high-throughput and low-latency data transmission, realtime video generation and adaption call for significant engineering innovations, which can only happen through interdisciplinary research. The Workshop will bring together experts from different fields, including video coding, communication, networking, and system to exchange ideas on novel network architecture and protocol designs to support VR/AR, as well as novel video coding and transmission designs to deliver immersive VR/AR experience in future networks.

The ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Network aims to foster a higher representation of researchers working on VR/AR network at SIGCOMM. The workshop will also serve as a meeting point for worldwide researchers to share new ideas and experiences and to discuss the challenges linked to the development of VR/AR network.

Topics of Interest

We solicit stimulating, original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers in the form of extended abstracts. We further encourage papers that propose new research directions or could generate lively debate at the workshop. We invite submissions on a wide range of VR/AR network research topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Joint video coding and transmission design
  • Networking requirements and challenges of VR/AR
  • Ultra-low-latency networking
  • High-throughput transport for VR/AR
  • Adaptive video streaming under network/user constraints
  • Novel content distribution network for VR/AR
  • Management of VR/AR network
  • Wireless and mobile video systems
  • VR/AR in 5G Networks

Contact workshop co-chairs.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must be at most six (6) pages long, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices in two-column 10pt ACM format. Papers must include author’s names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

Paper registration and submission can be done via HotCRP at:

Important Dates

  • March 25, 2017 March 31st, 2017 11:59 PDT

    Submission deadline

  • April 30, 2017

    Acceptance notification

  • May 31, 2017

    Camera ready deadline

Authors Take Note

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to TWO WEEKS prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


  • Workshop Co-Chairs
  • Richard Li

    Future Networks@ Huawei, USA

  • Yong Liu

    New York University, USA

  • Steering Committee
  • Lili Qiu

    University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • K.K Ramakrishnan

    University of California, Riverside, USA

  • Technical Program Committee
  • Fred Baker


  • Bo Begole


  • Bob Briscoe


  • Jiasi Chen

    University of California, Riverside

  • Nuno Correia

    Universidade Nova de Lisboa

  • Sujit Dey

    University of California, San Diego

  • Philip Godfrey

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Mansoor Hanif


  • Guenter Klas


  • Baochun Li

    University of Toronto

  • Jiangchuan Liu

    Simon Fraser University

  • John Lui

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Klara Nahrstedt

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Shiv Panwar

    New York University

  • Natasha Rooney


  • Randall Stewart


  • Ning Wang

    University of Surrey

  • Yao Wang

    New York University

  • Zhili Zhang

    University of Minnesota