ACM SIGCOMM 2023, New York City, US

Second Workshop on Situating Network Infrastructure with People, Practices, and Beyond (SNIP2+)

Workshop Program

  • Sunday, September 10, 2023

  • 8:15am–9:00am      Breakfast

  • 9:15am–10:00am      Keynote

  • Title: TBD

    Speaker: Zachary Giles, NYCMesh

  • 10:00am-10:10am Break

  • 10:10am–11:20am      Lightning Talks by All Participants

  • 11:20am-11:30am Break

  • 11:30am–12:30pm      Paper Session 1

  • For a joint operator-centric approach to assessing network management effort

    Marc Bruyere (Internet Initiative Japan Lab), Daphne Tuncer (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech)

  • What's my Daily Value? Interpretation of network performance metrics in broadband consumer labels

    Wesley Woo, Shaddi Hassan (Virginia Tech)

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

  • 1:40pm–2:40pm      Paper Session 2

  • Stories from the Field (of Networking): Lessons from Deploying Research Systems in the Real World

    Kurtis Heimerl, Esther Jang, Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi Jr (University of Washington)

  • DeTagTive: Linking MACs to Protect Against Malicious BLE Trackers

    Tess Despress, Noelle Davis, Prabal Dutta, David Wagner (UC Berkeley)

  • 2:40pm-2:45pm Break

  • 2:45pm–3:30pm      Panel

Call for Papers

Computer networks are pervasive critical infrastructure, with artifacts informed by networking research, ranging from cell phones to data centers, impacting the lives of billions of people daily. Indeed, all networks involve humans in some way – either as end users, network operators, network planners, non-users, or myriad other ways in which humans are entangled with today’s Internet infrastructure. Recognizing the interaction between networks and humans as a first-class research focus can open fruitful lines of inquiry into important, long-standing and new questions facing the networking and human-computer interaction (HCI) communities. For example:

  • Networks continue to be complicated to troubleshoot, manage, and plan, even for experts. Could adopting human-centered design methods help create networks that are easier to manage?
  • Applications and network infrastructure are constantly evolving. How can we better understand and communicate the impacts on end users’ quality of experience?
  • Communities around the world face challenges gaining and maintaining equitable access to the Internet, particularly in the Global South. How can community values and aspirations inform the design of communications networks?

We invite submissions to the second Workshop on Situating Network Infrastructure with People, Practices and Beyond (SNIP2+). This workshop seeks to build a community of researchers interested in exploring topics that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries to examine the diverse ways in which people interact with network infrastructure. We take a broad view of work at the intersection of people, practices, and networks, and invite contributions from the practitioner community, policymakers, and the range of academic communities that conduct research in this area, including but not limited to computer networking, information and communication technology for development (ICTD), human-computer interaction (HCI), public policy, law, information science, and science and technology studies (STS). Towards that end, we invite submissions to the following two tracks, non-archival and archival.

For the non-archival track, we invite both preliminary work-in-progress and position papers, each seeking feedback and discussion from our extended community. Papers will be in workshop form (up to 6 pages plus references), and in two-column 10pt ACM format.

In the interest of community-building, we also invite proposals for lightning talks from all participants. Lightning talks should last no longer than two minutes, and should include a brief summary of your interests in or connections to the topics of the workshop, any relevant prior work you wish to share with the community, and discussion relating to themes of the workshop. These topics may range from proposing approaches to augment an existing networking paper with an HCI lens, to presenting a provocative opinion on the intersection of societal issues and networking research. Submissions should consist of a one-slide presentation or visual you intend to present, which will be reviewed lightly for topical relevance. These submissions will also belong within the non-archival track.

For the archival track we seek novel contributions or results of ongoing research. These submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another venue. Papers should be at most 6 pages in length, plus references and appendices, in two-column 10pt ACM format. Submissions must include author names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to present and discuss their work at the workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Human-centered approaches to network management
  • User studies of networked systems
  • Community networking
  • Critical perspectives on networking
  • Societal impact of networked systems
  • Policy/regulation of networked systems (e.g., Section 230)
  • Rural perspectives on networking
  • Use-centered network measurement
  • Best practices in building networks with marginalized communities
  • Sociology of networking

Submission Instructions

Submission link for papers:

Submission link for lightning talks:

Important Dates

  • June 11, 2023

    Submission deadline

  • July 2, 2023

    Acceptance notification

  • July 14, 2023

    Camera-ready deadline

  • August 28, 2023

    Lightning talks

  • September 10, 2023



  • Organizing Committee
  • Shaddi Hasan

    Virginia Tech

  • Kurtis Heimerl

    University of Washington

  • Innocent Obi

    University of Washington

  • Beatriz Palacios Abad

    Georgia Tech

  • Gloire Rubambiza


  • Wesley Woo

    Virginia Tech

  • Ellen Zegura

    Georgia Tech

  • Program Committee
  • Naveen Bagalkot

    Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology

  • Elizabeth Belding


  • Theophilus Benson


  • Nic Bidwell

    Aalborg University

  • Marshini Chetty

    University of Chicago

  • Marwan Fayed

    Cloudflare Research

  • Shaddi Hasan

    Virginia Tech

  • Kurtis Heimerl

    University of Washington

  • Esther Jang

    University of Washington

  • Matt Johnson


  • Jen Liu

    Cornell University

  • Tarun Mangla

    University of Chicago

  • Leandro Navarro

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Innocent Obi

    University of Washington

  • Beatriz Palacios

    Georgia Tech

  • Zafar Ayyub Qazi

    Lahore University of Management Sciences

  • Barath Raghavan


  • Fernanda Rosa

    Virginia Tech

  • Gloire Rubambiza

    Cornell University

  • Paul Schmitt

    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Nervo Verdezoto

    Cardiff University

  • Morgan Vigil-Hayes

    Northern Arizona University

  • Hakim Weatherspoon

    Cornell University

  • Wesley Woo

    Virginia Tech

  • Ellen Zegura

    Georgia Tech

  • Mariya Zheleva

    SUNY Albany

  • Nick Feamster

    University of Chicago

  • Susan Wyche

    Michigan State University