ACM SIGCOMM 2020, New York City, USA

Call for Posters, Demos, and Student Research Competition

To facilitate participant interactions with poster and demo presenters, we will be using Mozilla Hubs. Clicking on the Hubs link will take you to a virtual room with the poster/demo presenter and you can interact with them there.

Go to Posters & Demos Mozilla Hubs rooms

The posters and demos sessions also have an associated Slack channel for discussions. Click on the link below to visit it. If you're asked to sign in, use the workspace name "" to sign up or sign in.

Go to posters & demos Slack channel

The SIGCOMM poster/demo session showcases works-in-progress in an informal setting. Topics of interest are the same as research topics in the SIGCOMM conference call for papers. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. The SIGCOMM 2020 poster/demo committee will review all posters and demo proposals. Students must (virtually) present student posters at the conference. Authors of accepted papers in SIGCOMM 2020 may not submit in this track on the same work as in the paper.

Like the main conference, this year's Poster/Demo session will also take place online. The authors of accepted posters/demos will be required to present their work online during the poster/demo session.

The poster/demo session will take place over two days (August 11-12) from 4:30pm-5:30pm (EDT). We will be using Mozilla’s Hubs social VR platform to host the live SIGCOMM’20 poster/demo session. Each poster/demo will be presented in a separate virtual room. Participants can join the Hubs rooms from any web browser, using 2D screens or immersive VR displays (for more information on hubs, visit These rooms will include spaces to co-watch the live poster/demo video streams in small groups (typically up to 50). Anyone may join other remote viewers in the shared 3D spaces, discuss the posters and demos and meet other remote attendees. Once the capacity is reached, the owner of the room can turn on the broadcast to the lobby for the people who are not able to enter the room to be able to see the interaction inside the room. We will share links to Mozilla hubs rooms for each poster/demo with the registered attendees.

You may like to familiarize yourself with Mozilla Hubs by watching the following video:

How to view posters and demos

Go to Posters & Demos Mozilla Hubs rooms

Student Research Competition Winners


  • Sebastiano Miano (Politecnico di Torino), Automatic Optimization of Software Data Planes
  • Robin Marx (Hasselt University), Visualizing QUIC and HTTP/3 with qlog and qvis
  • Suraj Jog (UIUC), Millimeter-Wave Wireless Network on Chip Using Deep Reinforcement Learning


  • Nishant Somy (IIT KGP), System Call Interception for Serverless Isolation
  • Federico Parola (Politecnico di Torino), A Proof-of-Concept 5G Mobile Gateway with eBPF
  • Lucas Castanheira (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), Optimized Tracing of iCF-enabled Programmable Data Planes

List of accepted posters

  • Traffic Classification using Deep Learning: Being Highly Accurate is Not Enough
    Kang-Hee Lee (Sangmyung University); SeungHun Lee (Sangmyung University); Hyun-chul Kim (Sangmyung University)
  • MeshScope: A Bottom-Up Approach for Configuration Inspection in Service Mesh
    Xing Li (Zhejiang University); Xiao Wang and Yan Chen (Northwestern University)
  • FSO Clusters For Data Center Network Management and Packet Telemetry
    Amer AlGhadhban (University of Hail)
  • Large Scale Symmetric Network Malfunction Detection
    Che Zhang (Southern University of Science and Technology / Peng Cheng Laboratory); Zhen Wang; Shiwei Zhang (University of Hong Kong); Weichao Li, Qing Li, and Yi Wang (Southern University of Science and Technology / Peng Cheng Laboratory)
  • Optimized Tracing of iCF-enabled Programmable Data Planes
    Lucas Castanheira and Alberto Schaeffer-Filho (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)); Theophilus A. Benson (Brown University)
  • Network Protocol Safe Configuration Search in One Shot
    You Li, Kaiyu Hou, Hai Zhou, and Yan Chen (Northwestern University)
  • Corona-Warn-App: Tracing the Start of the Official COVID-19 Exposure Notification App for Germany
    Jens Helge Reelfs and Oliver Hohlfeld (Brandenburg University of Technology); Ingmar Poese (BENOCS)
  • Automatic Optimization of Software Data Planes
    Sebastiano Miano (Politecnico di Torino); Gábor Rétvári (Budapest University of Technology and Economics); Fulvio Risso (Politecnico di Torino); Andrew Moore (University of Cambridge); Gianni Antichi (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Defending Lightweight Virtual Switches from Cross-App Poisoning Attacks with vIFC
    Guilherme Bueno de Oliveira (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul); Mateus Saquetti Pereira de Carvalho Tirone, Jose Rodrigo Furlanetto de Azambuja, and Weverton Luis da Costa Cordeiro (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS))
  • How Good is your Mobile (Web) Surfing? Speed Index Inference from Encrypted Traffic
    Sarah Wassermann, Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology); Michael Seufert, Nikolas Wehner, Joshua Schüler, Tobias Hossfeld (University of Würzburg)
  • SSRDM: Semi-supervised Real-time DDoS Detection Mechanism
    Ruihao Wang, Yangyang Wang, and Mingwei Xu (Tsinghua University)
  • Optimized Bitrate Ladders for Adaptive Video Streaming with Deep Reinforcement Learning
    Tianchi Huang and Lifeng Sun (Tsinghua University)
  • Revisiting Heavy-Hitters: Don't count packets, compute flow inter-packet metrics in the data plane
    Suneet Kumar Singh and Christian Esteve Rothenberg (University of Campinas); Marcelo Caggiani Luizelli (Federal University of Pampa); Gianni Antichi (Queen Mary University of London); Gergely Pongr√°cz (Ericsson Research)
  • Towards Optimal Path Encoding using SAT Solver
    Dong Guo (Tongji University); Ying Zhang (Facebook)
  • RAL - Reinforcement Active Learning for Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
    Sarah Wassermann (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology); Thibaut Cuvelier (CentraleSupélec); Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)
  • System Call Interception for Serverless Isolation
    Nishant Baranwal Somy, Abhijit Mondal, Bishakh Chandra Ghosh, and Sandip Chakraborty (Indian Institue of Technology, Kharagpur)
  • Network Anomaly Detection with Net-GAN, a Generative Adversarial Network for Analysis of Multivariate Time-Series
    Gastón García González (Universidad de la República); Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology); Alicia Fernández, Gabriel Gómez (Universidad de la República)
  • 5G Tracker - A Crowdsourced Platform to Enable Research Using Commercial 5G Services
    Arvind Narayanan, Eman Ramadan, Jacob Quant, Peiqi Ji, Feng Qian, and Zhi-Li Zhang (University of Minnesota)
  • A Proof-of-Concept 5G Mobile Gateway with eBPF
    Federico Parola, Sebastiano Miano, and Fulvio Risso (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Millimeter Wave Wireless Network on Chip Using Deep Reinforcement Learning
    Suraj Jog, Zikun Liu, Antonio Franques, Vimuth Fernando, and Haitham Hassanieh (UIUC); Sergi Abadal (Polytechnic University of Catalonia); Josep Torrellas (UIUC)
  • Accelerating Disaggregated Data Centers Using Unikernel
    Wonsup Yoon, Jinyoung Oh, Sue Moon, and Youngjin Kwon (KAIST)
  • TSNTag: A Multi-Semantic Flow Identification Mechanism Enabling Full-Custom TSN Design
    Jinli Yan, Wenwen Fu, Wei Quan, and Zhigang Sun (National University of Defense Technology)
  • COC: Hierarchical Coflow Ordering for WAN Bandwidth Optimization in Inter-Data Center
    Jingxuan Zhang (Tongji University); Y. Richard Yang (Yale University)
  • AS Relationships Inference from the Internet Routing Registries
    Akmal Khan (The Islamia University of Bahawalpur); Hyun-chul Kim (Sangmyung University); Taekyoung "Ted" Kwon (Seoul National University)
  • Towards In-Network Time-Decaying Aggregates for Heavy-Hitter Detection
    Xin Zhe Khooi, Levente Csikor, and Min Suk Kang (National University of Singapore); Dinil Mon Divakaran (Trustwave)
  • Observing BGP Route Poisoning in the Wild
    Yangyang Wang and Mingwei Xu (Tsinghua University)

List of accepted demos

  • AnnaBellaDB: a key value store for stateless network functions
    Márk Szalay (MTA-BME Network Softwarization Research Group); Péter Mátray (Ericsson Research); László Toka (MTA-BME Network Softwarization Research Group)
  • BeamSurfer: Simple In-band Beam Management for Mobile mm-Wave Devices
    Venkata Siva Santosh Ganji, Tzu-Hsiang Lin, Francisco A. Espinal, and P. R. Kumar (Texas A&M University)
  • In-Network Defense Against AR-DDoS Attacks
    Xin Zhe Khooi, Levente Csikor, and Min Suk Kang (National University of Singapore); Dinil Mon Divakaran (Trustwave)
  • Dynamic Latency Control of Serverless Applications Operated on AWS Lambda and Greengrass
    István Pelle (MTA-BME Network Softwarization Research Group); János Czentye (Budapest University of Technology and Economics); János Dóka (MTA-BME Network Softwarization Research Group); Balázs Sonkoly (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • Model Predictive Control for Load Balancing
    Tran Anh Quang PHAM, Youcef MAGNOUCHE, Jeremie LEGUAY, Xu GONG, and Feng ZENG (Huawei Technologies)
  • Visualizing QUIC and HTTP/3 with qlog and qvis
    Robin Marx, Wim Lamotte (Hasselt University – tUL – EDM); Peter Quax (Hasselt University - tUL - Flanders Make - EDM)
  • AR over NDN: augmented reality applications and the rise of information centric networking
    János Dóka, Bálint György Nagy (MTA-BME Network Softwarization Research Group, Hungary); Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Dong-Hak Kim, Byung-Seo Kim (Hongik University, Sejong, Republic of Korea); László Toka, Balázs Sonkoly (MTA-BME Network Softwarization Research Group, Hungary)
  • Fenglin-I: an Open-source TSN Chip for Scenario-Driven Customization
    Wenwen Fu, Jinli Yan, Wei Quan, and Zhigang Sun (National University of Defense Technology)
  • Real-time Deep Learning based Traffic Analytics
    Massimo Gallo, Alessandro Finamore, Gwendal Simon, and Dario Rossi (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd)

Why should you submit a Poster or a Demo?

Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from a knowledgeable crowd at the conference. Accepted posters and demos will be published as a two-page abstract for the archived conference proceedings. In addition, the top few submissions may be forwarded for publication to the SIGCOMM newsletter, the Computer Communication Review (CCR). The SIGCOMM poster and demo sessions will also serve as an ACM SIGCOMM Student Research Competition. The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees.

What is a Poster?

We expect both poster and demo presenters to prepare a poster. A poster is A0 paper size in portrait mode (841 × 1189mm), to which you can affix visually appealing material that describes your research. Alternatively, you can use the space as a continuum. You should prepare the best material (visually appealing and succinct) that effectively communicates your research problem, techniques, results, and what is novel/important about the work. You need to submit an abstract describing in text what the poster would present. The abstract should clearly state: (a) the problem being addressed, (b) what makes this problem interesting, important, and difficult, (c) your approach to the problem, and (d) the key contribution. The authors of accepted posters/demos will also be expected to submit a poster in A0 paper size in portrait mode as well.

What To Submit

If you are submitting a poster or a demo, you must submit a two-page abstract in PDF format that describes your work.

All submissions must obey the following formatting requirements.

- Submit abstracts of no more than two single–spaced pages, including references, figures, tables, etc.; for demos, an additional third page is required solely for describing the technical requirements. Abstracts whose content is longer than the page limit will not be reviewed.

- Submit abstracts formatted for printing on Letter-sized (8.5” by 11”) paper. Paper text blocks must follow ACM guidelines: double-column, with each column 9.25” by 3.33”, 0.33” space between columns. Each column must use 10-point font or larger, and contain no more than 55 lines of text.

- It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission satisfies the above requirements. If you are using LaTeX, you can make use of this template for ACM conference proceedings. Unlike the official template, it only includes examples for conference proceedings.

It is highly encouraged that each demo proposal includes a video clip showcasing the work, in addition to the abstract. The video should be no more than 3 minutes and should give a good idea of what the demo is about and what it would look like. Including a video clip will help the committee better understand and evaluate your proposal. Poster submissions may also include a video clip.

The abstracts and videos of accepted posters and demos will be made available to all attendees at the conference.

Authors of accepted demos and posters will be encouraged to publish auxiliary material in the ACM Digital Library with their poster/demo (source code, packet traces, and so forth) to improve the reproducibility of their results. The auxiliary material does not need to be submitted but can be referenced in the submission.

The posters and demos submitted to SIGCOMM 2020 must be original and cannot be concurrently submitted to other workshops or conferences during the SIGCOMM poster/demo review period. Dual submissions are a waste of the reviewer's time.

Where To Submit

Please submit your abstract at Submissions are single blind, so please include authors’ names and affiliation. When submitting (a poster or demo), indicate if the submission should be considered for the SRC.

Camera-Ready Instructions for Posters and Demos

For each SIGCOMM 2020 event that publishes proceedings, the proceedings will be produced via the HotCRP site used for the review process. The HotCRP site will collect the final papers and interface with the ACM to manage publication rights for the papers.

The authors must revise the original submission to address the reviewers’ concerns and, if the paper is subject to shepherding, obtain an explicit approval of the final version from the shepherd.

For the final paper to be published, it is imperative to prepare the final version using the new ACM template (using sigconf document type) from the 2020 ACM consolidated template package (you can also use this barebone LaTeX template). The font size must be 9 points. Do not number pages. Embed all the fonts in the PDF file. The length of the final paper with all its content except references must not exceed 2 pages. There is no limit on the number of references. The deadline for camera-ready submissions is July 25, 2020.

As described on the above template webpage, the authors should provide proper indexing information in the final version according to the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). More information about the ACM CCS is available on ACM CCS website.

Please make sure all fonts are embedded in the document. On Mac, Windows, and Linux, the 'pdffonts' (Poppler) and Adobe Reader tools can report this information. For more information, please see here.

Copyright block

In its bottom-left corner, the first page of the final paper must include a copyright notice that the author receives after filling out the e-Rights form via the ACM rights-management tool on the HotCRP page of the paper. ACM will use its automated system to email this information to the authors. Please set your email spam settings to allow messages from "". The copyright block includes the DOI specific to the paper, rights-management text that depends on the author's choice of a license or copyright transfer, the official name, dates, and location of the event.

If you have questions about the camera-ready process, please contact the SIGCOMM 2020 publication chairs Aurojit Panda and Mina Tashmabi Arashloo.

Important dates

  • Jul 1, 2020

    Submission deadline

  • Jul 15, 2020

    Acceptance notfication

  • Jul 25, 2020

    Camera-ready deadline


  • Poster and Demo Chairs
  • Ihsan Ayyub Qazi


  • Rachit Agarwal

    Cornell University

  • SRC Chair
  • Arpit Gupta


  • Program Committee Members
  • Aaron Gember-Jacobson

    Colgate University

  • Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi

    VMWare Research/UC Irvine

  • Ramakrishnan Durairajan


  • Nabeel Ahmed


  • Rachee Singh

    Microsoft Research

  • Muhammad Shahbaz

    Stanford/Purdue University

  • Zahaib Akhtar


  • Barath Raghavan


  • Guyue (Grace) Liu


  • Heidi Howard


  • Cristian Lumezanu

    NEC Labs

  • Shir Landau Feibish


  • Fahad Dogar

    Tufts University

  • Ang Chen


  • Praveen Tamanna

    Princeton/IIT Hyderabad

  • Mina Tahmasbi


  • Anurag Khandelwal


  • Shubham Jain

    Old Dominion University

  • Marco Chiesa


  • Gianni Antichi

    Queen Mary

  • Poonam Yadav


  • Yotam Harchol


  • Maryam Hafeez

    University of Huddersfield, UK

  • Klaus Wehrle

    RWTH Aachen

  • Oliver Hohlfeld

    Brandenburg University of Technology

  • Cristel Pelsser

    University of Strasbourg

  • Michael Schapira

    Hebrew University

  • Rijurekha Sen

    IIT Delhi

  • Kai Chen


  • Song Min Kim


  • Wenfei Wu


  • Tahir Azim


  • Dali Kaafar