ACM SIGCOMM 2020, New York City, USA

ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Networking Networking Women Professional Development Workshop (N2Women’20):

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The N2Women workshop aims to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. The 10th 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!

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Workshop program

  • Monday, August 10, 2020 EDT

  • 10:00 - 10:10 am EDT Opening

  • 10:00 - 10:10 am EDT


    Speakers: Workshop chairs

  • 10:10 -11:00 am EDT Poster Session 1 (7 posters)

    Find all the posters, videos, and abstracts here and here.
  • Do you Trust the Data on Blockchain?

    Sidra Malik, Salil S Kanhere (UNSW, Australia); Raja Jurdak (CSIRO); Volkan Dedeoglu (Data61, CSIRO)

  • A Voting Blockchain-Enabled Incentivized Message Dissemination in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs)

    Ferheen Ayaz, Zhengguo Sheng (University of Sussex)

  • Scalable Decentralized Routing for Blockchain Payment Networks

    Xiaoxue Zhang, Chen Qian (University of California Santa Cruz)

  • Twitch’s CDN as an Open-Population Ecosystem

    Wei-Shiang Wung, Caleb Wang, Hsi Chen, Yuan-Tai Liu, Cheng Hsu, Guan-Ting Ting, Polly Huang (National Taiwan University)

  • Specializing the network for scatter-gather workloads

    Catalina Alvarez, Zhenhao He, Gustavo Alonso, Ankit Singla (ETH Zurich)

  • FDP: A teaching and demo platform for P4-based SDN

    Heena Nagda (Georgia Institute of Technology); Rakesh Nagda, Isaac Pedisich, Nik Sultana, Boon Thau Loo (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Prepare your video for streaming with SEGUE

    Melissa Licciardello, Lukas Humbel, Ankit Singla (ETH Zurich)

  • 11:00 - 11:50 am EDT Mentoring sessions

  • Group 1: Challenges in Early Ph.D Studies

    Meryem Simsek, Ying Zhang, and Carlee Joe-Wong

  • Group 2: Career Selection Between Industry and Academia

    Yiting Xia, Grace Guyue Liu, and Jiasi Chen

  • Group 3: Challenges in Early Academic Life

    Luoyi Fu and Chunyi Peng

  • 11:50 - 11:59 am EDT Virtual coffee break

  • 12:00 - 12:45 pm EDT Panel

  • How to Build the Culture of Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Industry (See flyer)

    Speakers: Radhika Niranjan Mysore (VMWare), Sonia Fahmy (Purdue University), Heather Zheng (University of Chicago), Aruna Balasubramanian (Stony Brook University)
    Panel Co-ordinator: Ferheen Ayaz (University of Sussex, UK)
    Chairs: Chunyi Peng (Purdue University) and Ying Zhang (Facebook)

    • Abstract: We are happy to invite you to an interactive panel discussion [flyer] with distinguished panelists from academia and industry who will share their knowledge and valuable experiences of their research career with us.

      Everyone is welcome to join. Please RSVP to the event and join the Panel Zoom session.

      For more information, please contact Ferheen Ayaz.

      N^2 Women is supported by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society (CS) Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), NSF Division of Computer and Network Systems, CRA-W, Facebook, Microsoft Research, HP Labs, and Google Research.


  • 12:45 - 1:00 pm EDT Virtual coffee break

  • 1:00 - 1:50 pm EDT Poster Session 2 (8 posters)

    Find all the posters, videos, and abstracts here and here.
  • Footprint and Performance of Large Cloud Networks

    Jia He, Weifan Jiang, Ege Gurmericliler, Georgia Essig (Columbia University); Arpit Gupta (UC Santa Barbara); Matt Calder (Microsoft); Vasileios Giotsas (Lancaster University); Italo Cunha (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais); Ethan Katz-Bassett, Todd Arnold (Columbia University)

  • Prudent: A Watchdog Service for Measuring Congestion Control Harm on the Internet

    Rukshani Athapathu, Ranysha Ware, Justine Sherry, Aditya Abraham Philip, Srinivasan Seshan (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • NADA Fairness: Analyzing the Future of WebRTC

    Serena Vincent (Spelman College); Adithya Phillip, Justine Sherry, Rukshani Athapathu, Srinivasan Seshan (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Enhance Video Steaming over Mobile Networks with iCellSpeed

    Jingqi Huang, Haotian Deng (Purdue University); Qianru Li (UCLA); Chunyi Peng (Purdue University)

  • Empirically Evaluating Configurations of a Sketch-Based Data Analysis Framework

    Tooba Bajwa (The College of New Jersey); Antonis Manousis, Vyas Sekar, Justine Sherry (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Correlation-Aware Flow Consolidation with Reinforcement Learning

    Shiva Ketabi, Mahdi Haghifam (University of Toronto); Faraz Farahvash (Sharif University of Technology); Yashar Ganjali (University of Toronto)

  • Consolidated Data Plane Algorithms and Data Structures

    Minmei Wang, Melanie Wong, Shouqian Shi, Xiaofeng Shi, Chen Qian (University of California, Santa Cruz)

  • Using Network Localization Algorithms for Digital Contact Logging Applications

    Lillian Clark (University of Southern California); Alan Papalia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Luca Mastrostefano (Covid Community Alert); Jonata Tyska Carvalho (Federal University of Santa Catarina); Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California)

  • 1:50 - 2:00 pm EDT Virtual coffee break

  • 2:00 - 2:15 pm EDT Award Announcement and Closing

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.

What’s new this year

  • Best poster award, and “surprises” for best poster and runners-up
  • E-travel grant of FREE SIGCOMM’20 registration for one author per accepted poster
  • N2Women fellowship (see information below)

Important Dates

  • Aug 2/Aug 9, 2020

    Registration deadline

  • Aug 3, 2020

    N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship award deadline

  • July 27, 2020 11:59PM AoE

    Poster abstract submission

  • July 31, 2020

    Notification of acceptance

  • August 7, 2020

    Final poster (video presentation) due

  • August 10, 2020

    Workshop date

Submit your poster abstract at

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 required to present their work as part of a lightning presentations session. Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students and junior researchers, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from mentors and a knowledgeable crowd at the workshop.

Participants with accepted posters are highly encouraged to examine if they are eligible for workshop e-travel grants which include FREE SIGCOMM’20 registration.

One poster will be selected to receive a Best Poster Award. Both best poster award and runners-up will receive a “big surprise” award.  

Submit your poster abstract at

Poster Submission

Each submission should be f Each submission should be formatted as an extended abstract, describing the research to be presented in the poster. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of TWO printed pages including all figures and references. Authors must follow the standard ACM two-column conference format (single-spaced 8.5” x 11” pages with 9-pt font size). The extended abstract must include the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors and should be submitted as a single PDF file.

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 any question or information, please contact the workshop chairs.

Camera-ready instructions

Please submit the camera-ready version no later than Aug 3, 2020 (the sooner the better). Review comments are available at the submission website ( Please revise your title as Poster: [old title]. Once submitted, your poster abstract (pdf) will be released at the workshop website.

Prepare a video before the event. To boost our interactivity online, we request each accepted poster to upload your poster and 1-min video prior to the workshop no later than Aug 8, 2020. 1-min video is a short presentation recorded in advance to reach the public. Both poster and 1-min video will be released at the workshop site as well.


Registration to the workshop is FREE but required.

Register for the N2Women workshop

At least one author per accepted poster must be registered.

The deadline for registration is August 2nd (for those who are eligible for free SIGCOMM'20 registration per accepted poster) and August 9 otherwise.

SIGCOMM’20 will boost communication on Slack. Please join our Slack channel if you have not already. Here is the channel for our N2women workshop: #sigcomm2020-workshop-n2women (direct link). You are encouraged to interact with others and do Q&A on Slack.

More specific instructions on how to attend this workshop will be released shortly and sent to those registered attendees.

Mentoring Program

N2Women’20 will have a mentor/mentee program. We would like to extend mentoring throughout the week for the students who are attending SIGCOMM virtually. This year, we will create a few mentoring sessions with different focused questions.

You are also welcome to attend mentoring sessions organized by SIGCOMM’20 throughout the SIGCOMM week.  

We are looking for mentors who can host mentees with similar research interests during N2Womean and 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 N2Women’20 workshop co-chairs or the mentor chair of SIGCOMM’20.

Call for Fellowship Awards

N2Women is pleased to announce the continuation of our N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards. N2Women considers you a young researcher if you are currently a student, working as a post-doc, or in the 1st or 2nd year of your new research career. These awards will partially cover a young researcher's conference cost (up to $1000) to a meeting where an N2Women event will be held. In exchange, the young researcher must help organize the N2Women meeting. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to the funds, is for the young researcher to connect with the organizers of the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. We will arrange for a faculty or research member of N2Women to assist/mentor the young researcher in this task.

Support for these N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards have been generously provided by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Computer Society (CS) Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC).

To apply for a fellowship or for more information, visit and click the Fellowships link.

The deadline for applications for Sigcomm 2020 is August 3rd 2020.


  • Workshop chairs
  • Chunyi Peng

    Purdue University

  • Ying Zhang


Please contact the workshop chairs Chunyi Peng (chunyi-at-purdue-dot-edu) and Ying Zhang (zhangying-at-fb-dot-com) for any relevant question or information.