Call for Demos and Posters - SOSR 2017

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The ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) demos and posters session showcases research-focused work currently underway in academia and research organizations. Topics of interest are the same as research topics in the SOSR call for papers. We particularly invite the submission of emerging results in SDN research that address timely problems, that can help evolve the landscape of SDN (e.g., addressing new applications), that enhance our understanding of how SDN work in real-world deployments or realistic test beds, or that could influence further applied research and experimentation in industry. The SOSR 2017 Demos and Posters committee will review all proposals.

Why should you submit a demo to SOSR?

ACM SOSR offers unique opportunities to presenters because the event is collocated with the Open Networking Summit (ONS), the flagship SDN conference in which industry experts, decision makers, vision and trend setters, researchers, and students mix up all together. In fact the SOSR demos will share the same exhibition floor with ONS industry demos, allowing demo presenters — especially for students — a great opportunity to interact directly with a very knowledgeable and diverse crowd at the conference regarding their ongoing research topics. In addition, accepted demos and posters will be published as a two-page abstract for the archived conference proceedings, giving even more chances to reach broader audience over time.

All demos will be provided with table space, an external display, a poster board and wireless Internet access by default. The demos should be configured to run in a cloud environment accessible via Internet and presented from the exhibition space floor on the demonstrator's laptop. Any additional needs (beyond the defaults: table, monitor, Internet) such as equipment for the demo, required setup time or additional facilities must be requested with submission.

If you have interesting early-stage work, which has not yet evolved into a fully-fledged demo, please consider submitting a poster proposal

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 do not submit such a large-format image; only an abstract describing in text what the poster would present.

What to submit

Please submit your demo or poster proposal in the form of a two-page abstract in PDF. 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.

If you are submitting a demo, you should also include 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. A link to the video should be included in the abstract PDF.

Prepare your abstract using the 10-point format following the alternate ACM SIG Alternate conference style. Word documents will not be accepted. The abstracts of accepted posters and demos will be available to all attendees at the conference.

Students who are submitting demos/posters are highly encouraged to examine if they are eligible for student travel grants.

Where to submit

Please submit your abstract to Submissions are single blind, so please include authors' names and affiliation.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Friday February 17, 2017 (23:59 PST)
Acceptance Notification: Friday March 3, 2017
Camera-ready Deadline: Friday March 10, 2017


Demo and Poster Chairs
Marco Canini (KAUST)
Changhoon Kim (Barefoot Networks)
Gordon Brebner (Xilinx)
Mukesh Hira (VMware)
Naga Katta (Salesforce)
Dejan Kostić (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Joshua Reich (AT&T Research)
Eric Rozner (IBM Research)
Robert Soulé (Università della Svizzera italiana)