5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet 2021)

June 24-25 2021, Shenzhen, China (mix-mode)

Call for Papers

The 5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet’21) aims to bring together the very best researchers in computer networking and systems across the Asia-Pacific region and around the globe to a live forum discussing innovative ideas at their early stages. The mission of APNet is that promising but not-yet-mature ideas can receive timely feedback from the community and experienced researchers, leading them into publications at major conferences such as SIGCOMM, NSDI, SOSP, OSDI, MobiCom, and CoNEXT.

We invite submissions of short papers (up to 6 pages, excluding references) on a wide range of networking research, including, but not limited to:

  • Network architectures and algorithms
  • Cloud and wide-area networking systems & infrastructure
  • Networking support for traditional and emerging applications (e.g., deep-learning and cryptocurrency)
  • Operating system support for networking
  • Kernel-bypass and RDMA networking and applications
  • Enterprise, datacenter, and storage area networks
  • SDN, NFV, and network programming
  • Networking hardware design
  • Network measurement, monitoring, diagnosis, and operations
  • Formal methods and network verification
  • Network security and privacy, censorship, transparency
  • Network, transport, and application-layer protocols
  • Resource management, QoS, and signaling
  • Routing, traffic engineering, switching, and addressing
  • Wireless, mobile, and sensor networking

The APNet Program Committee will select papers based on novelty, significance, and technical merit, rather than completeness. Innovative well-reasoned ideas with preliminary evaluations will suffice for APNet. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. We hope that the extension of APNet papers, when substantiated by solid implementation and experimentation, can be published at the aforementioned premier conferences.

Submission Instructions

https://apnet2021.hotcrp.com is open for registration and submission.

Submissions must be no longer than 6 pages (10 point font, 12 point leading, 7 inch by 9.25 inch text block) including all content except references. Papers must be 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. All submissions must be double-blind: submissions must not indicate the names or affiliations of the authors in the paper. Only electronic submissions in PDF will be accepted. Submissions must be written in English, render without error using standard tools (e.g., Acrobat Reader). Papers must contain novel ideas and must differ significantly in content from previously published papers and papers under simultaneous submission (e.g., the extension of APNet submission with complete implementation/experiments may be submitted simultaneously elsewhere). If you are using LaTeX, you may make use of this template for ACM conference proceedings. With the older versions of this template you *must add “10pt” to the documentclass command to meet the submission requirements. The current template sets 10pt by default. (Unlike the official template, it only includes example for conference proceedings.)

Important Dates

Abstract registration: 12 (Fri), 2021 Same deadline as Paper submission
Paper submission: 19 Mar 2021 11:59 pm EDT (or 20 Mar 2021 11:59 am in Beijing, China)
Notification of decision:April 30 (Fri), 2021
Camera ready:May 21 (Fri), 2021
Workshop dates: June 24-25 (Thur/Fri), 2021

Camera-Ready Instructions

Please note any change in title or authorship must be APPROVED BY the PC CHAIRS. This is to ensure that our publication accurately reflects any updates.

The page limit for the final paper is 6 pages, excluding references. For the final paper, please use the official ACM Article template, but make sure to use 10 pt font. Note the default is 9 pt in the new template. So you need to change the font size. Please do NOT use copies of these templates that you might find elsewhere since we cannot be sure that those are compliant.

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 at ACM CCS website.

The authors must insert the correct rights management text and bibliographic strip into the final paper. The ACM will use its automated system to email this information to the authors. Please set your email spam settings to allow messages from "rightsreview@acm.org". For papers that are conditionally accepted with shepherding, the copyright forms will be available after the shepherding outcome.

If you have any questions about the camera-ready process, feel free to contact APNet 2021 publication chair Qun Huang.