ACM SIGCOMM 2019, Beijing, China

ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop on the Evolution, performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ 2019)

Call for Papers

The transport protocol QUIC has emerged from a proprietary effort undertaken by Google to a next generation transport protocol being standardized in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). While its original motivation and design was to support next-generation Web traffic using HTTP/2, embedding QUIC into the Internet architecture raises exciting challenges beyond the necessary engineering efforts. Google QUIC has seen deployment and motivated research papers measuring, extending, and evaluating QUIC from various perspectives.

The ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ) seeks to foster this emerging community. We invite researchers from academia and industry as well as engineers to explore novel ideas and future directions of QUIC and its interaction with applications and networks. This is the second instance of EPIQ, following its debut at ACM CoNEXT 2018.

EPIQ solicits two types of submissions, for presentation and discussion at the workshop: academic papers and posters & demos. Submissions of both types should focus on topics related to the rise of QUIC on the mobile and fixed Internet as well as enterprise and datacenter networks. Papers focusing on either the original flavor of QUIC currently deployed by Google or the upcoming IETF standard of QUIC are in scope. We encourage submissions of demos supporting growing a community, e.g., about tools for protocol testing, deployment, and performance evaluation, among others. Open source tools are preferred.

Topics of Interest

  • Qualitative and/or quantitative comparisons of QUIC to other protocols
  • Tools for QUIC interoperability testing, validation, and conformance
  • Formal models for and verification of the QUIC protocol architecture
  • Measurements of QUIC traffic in the wild and profiling of QUIC implementations
  • Acceleration techniques, including hardware offloading or specific OS improvements
  • Scalable QUIC implementations and load balancing
  • Advanced QUIC features, including integration of multicast or multipath connectivity
  • Peer-to-peer QUIC and NAT/firewall traversal
  • New abstractions and APIs for QUIC as a general-purpose transport protocol
  • Troubleshooting, managing and monitoring of QUIC traffic in the network
  • Privacy and security aspects of QUIC or of systems impacted by QUIC
  • New applications for QUIC (e.g., real-time interactive)
  • Novel approaches for congestion control enabled by QUIC
  • QUIC as a substrate for non-HTTP applications
  • Downscaling QUIC for IoT or embedded use
  • Deployment challenges and economic considerations for with QUIC

We encourage the submission of early results, negative results, and independently reproduced results of previously published work.

Submission Instructions

EPIQ solicits two types of submissions, for presentation and discussion at the workshop: academic papers and posters & demos.

Paper submissions may be up to six pages in length, including all figures, tables, and appendices, but excluding references, for which extra pages may be used. The review process is single-blind. Papers must otherwise follow the formatting requirements of the main ACM SIGCOMM 2019 conference. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers are required to present and discuss their papers in person at the workshop.

Poster & demo submissions may be up to two pages in length, and should describe the content of the poster or demo. Demo submissions must describe any venue requirements beyond WLAN connectivity and table space. Accepted poster & demo submissions will be highlighted in a very short “lightning talk” to advertise their appearance in a dedicated joint poster & demo session. Poster & demo submissions will not be included in the proceedings, but may be made available via the workshop website.

Please submit papers and poster&demo proposals at

Authors Take Note

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to TWO WEEKS prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


Attendance of the workshop is by open registration and subject to the same registration fees and rules as all the other SIGCOMM 2019 workshops. The registrants of the workshop may freely attend any workshop on the same day.

Camera-ready instructions

For the final paper to be published, please refer to Camera-ready instructions for workshops.

Important Dates

  • May 6, 2019

    Submission deadline

  • May 31, 2019

    Notification deadline

  • June 20, 2019

    Camera-ready deadline

  • August 19 or 23, 2019



  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Jörg Ott

    TU Munich

  • Lars Eggert


  • Program Committee Members
  • Vaibhav Bajpai

    TU Munich

  • Olivier Bonaventure

    UC Louvain

  • Anna Brunström

    Karlstad University

  • Stephen Farrell

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Anja Feldmann


  • Simone Ferlin


  • Gonca Gürsun

    Ozyegin University

  • Oliver Hohlfeld

    Brandenburg University of Technology

  • Michio Honda

    NEC Labs

  • Jana Iyengar


  • Subodh Iyengar


  • Mirja Kühlewind

    ETH Zurich

  • Balachander Krishnamurthy


  • Colin Perkins

    University of Glasgow

  • Eric Rescorla


  • Ian Swett


  • Michael Welzl

    University of Oslo