Call for Papers (text version)
The 13th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets 2014) will bring together researchers in computer networks and systems to engage in a lively debate on the theory and practice of networking. HotNets provides a venue for debating future research agendas in networking and for presenting innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly influence the community.
We invite researchers and practitioners to submit short position papers. In particular we are interested in papers that foster discussions that can shape research agendas for the networking community as a whole. Thus, we strongly encourage papers that identify fundamental open questions, or offer a constructive critique of the state of networking research.
We also encourage submissions of early-stage work describing enticing but unproven ideas. Submissions can, for example, advocate a new approach, re-frame or debunk existing work, report unexpected early results from a deployment, or propose new evaluation methodologies. Novel ideas need not necessarily be supported by full evaluation; well-reasoned arguments or preliminary evaluations can be used to support their feasibility. Once fully developed and evaluated, we expect the work to be published at conferences such as SIGCOMM, SOSP, OSDI, SenSys, NSDI, MobiCom, MobiSys, PODC, CoNEXT, or INFOCOM. Short papers on finished work will be a better fit with the short papers track at CoNEXT.
HotNets takes a broad view of networking research. This includes new ideas relating to (but not limited to) data center networks, home and enterprise networks and wide area networks using a variety of link media (wired, wireless, acoustic) as well as social networks and network architecture. It encompasses all aspects of networks, including (but not limited to) provisioning and resource management, economics and evolution, robustness and security, topology, mobility, interactions with applications, usability of underlying networking technologies, energy, performance, measurement and diagnosis, and hardware.
Position papers will be selected based on originality, likelihood of spawning insightful discussion at the workshop, and technical merit. Accepted papers will be posted online prior to the workshop and will be published in the ACM Digital Library, thereby widely disseminating the ideas discussed at the workshop.
HotNets attendance is limited to roughly 80 people to facilitate lively discussion. Invitations will be allocated first to one author of each paper, HotNets organizers and committee members, and conference sponsors. New this year, to promote a more inclusive workshop, HotNets will also make a limited number of open registration slots available to the community.
Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 pages (10 point font, 1 inch margins) including all content except references. Authors can take up to one extra page for references beyond the 6 pages. Please consider using the sig-alternate-10pt.cls style file. All submissions must be 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), and print on US-Letter sized paper. Papers must contain novel ideas and must differ significantly in content from previously published papers and papers under simultaneous submission. Papers will be submitted at: http://crp.inet.tu-berlin.de/hotnets/.
|Abstract registration:||July 9, 2014 (11:59PM GMT)|
|Paper submission:||July 16, 2014 (11:59 PM GMT)|
|Notification of decision:||September 18, 2014|
|Camera-ready submission:||September 24, 2014|
|Workshop dates:||October 27-28, 2014|