ACM SIGCOMM 2019, Beijing, China

ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop on Networking for Emerging Applications and Technologies (NEAT 2019)

Call for Papers

The 2nd NEAT workshop aims to provide a forum for both industry and academia to exchange ideas about network architectures, technologies, and protocols specifically in the context of emerging applications, with a particular focus on internetworking technologies that achieve accurate prescribed latency, high throughput, and meet service level objectives in complex and high scale networks.

Beyond the Internet of today, applications in Industrial Internet, Vehicular Networks, Tactile Internet, etc. are soon going to be the mainstream. A non-exhaustive list of such applications are Smart cities, Smart health, Smart agriculture, Industrial automation Remote-controlled operations, etc.; The insatiable demand of network resources from such new and emerging applications continue to grow and in the near future networks will be limited by how much and how fast can they deliver services within the framework of currently available technologies.

“New Media” based applications are foreseen as well. They include not only Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) but hologram-based applications demanding a new communication methodology called Holographic Type Communications (HTC). Collectively they are going to influence not just the entertainment and gaming industry but are expected to inspire the next generation of immersive and visualization technologies in the fields of personal & social communications, education, design, medicine etc.

Overall, applications are advancing to be lot more immersive, remotely controlled, and fully automated. The interactions in future society, industry and manufacturing comprises of robotic automation of both mundane and sophisticated tasks, real-time interactive control between digital replica and their real counterparts. These applications mandate very tight resource constraints of reliability, performance, throughput, short latencies, etc. as well as programmability, customizability, and security. The challenge is a non-trivial one and asks researchers to think beyond traditional techniques of coarse-grained quality of service, congestion / management / traffic engineering, and flow control.

These applications may demand new kinds of absolute and precise communication attributes such as on-time, in-time and coordinated guarantees of services or alternatively, may allow networks with certain entropy or qualitative attributes such as tolerable degradation, partial packet reliability, recoverable loss of information as long as networks ensure that mandatory information is delivered intact.

The goal is to explore possibilities such as those beyond statistical resource scheduling in favor of deterministic packet delivery techniques, exploring new precision-based packet delivery, algorithms, switching and multiplexing technologies where ever necessary in large scale networks. Potential authors will be able to share their viewpoints, the latest research and project findings.

Topics of Interest

We solicit stimulating, original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers in the form of extended abstracts. We further encourage papers that propose new research directions or could stimulate lively debate at the workshop.

We invite submissions on a wide range of topics of interest, including, but not limited to:

  • Architecture and frameworks for delivering high precision of services
  • Convergence and optimizations of protocols for Industrial and Tactile networks
  • Solutions for deterministic services in Industrial and Tactile networks
  • Investigations, survey and techniques in data plane for Industrial and Tactile internet.
  • Network challenges and requirements for emerging, resource-sensitive applications
  • Mechanisms to support ultra-low-latency in packet based networks
  • Internetworking frameworks for deterministic multi-access edge applications
  • Maximizing link utilization for high-throughput applications
  • Architecture and protocols for reliable packet delivery
  • Network security and privacy issues in Industrial and Tactile interne
  • Resource allocation mechanisms deterministic and reliable data transmission
  • Requirements and challenges in Holographic type communications
  • Networking requirements and challenges of VR/AR
  • High-throughput transport for VR/AR and Holographic type communications
  • Adaptive video streaming for network/user dynamics
  • Video analytics and smart offloading for VR/AR
  • Measurement study of existing VR/AR and HTC applications

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must use the new ACM template (using sigconf document type) from the 2018 ACM consolidated template package (you can also use this barebone LaTeX template). The font size must be 9 points. The length of the final paper with all its content except references must not exceed 6 pages. Papers must include author’s names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

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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

  • June 23, 2019

    Camera-ready deadline

  • August 19, 2019

    Workshop date

  • May 27, 2019

    Paper acceptance notification

  • April 17, 2019

    Submission deadline (firm)

  • April 17, 2019

    Paper registration deadline (firm)


  • General Chairs
  • K.K. Ramakrishnan

    University of California, Riverside, USA

  • Kiran Makhijani

    Future Networks, Futurewei, CA, USA

  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Richard Li

    Future Networks, Futurewei, CA, USA

  • Dipankar Raychaudhuri

    Winlab, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

  • Stuart Clayman

    University College London, London, UK

  • Technical Program Committee
  • Barbara Martinii

    CNIT, Italy

  • Daphne Tuncer

    Imperial College. UK

  • Diego R. Lopez

    Telefonica, Spain

  • Federica Paganelli

    University of Florence, Italy

  • Feng Qian

    UMN, USA

  • Flavio Esposito

    Saint Louis University, USA

  • Francesco Tusa

    UCL, UK

  • Imen Grida Ben Yahia

    Orange, France

  • Javier Rubio Loyola

    CINVESTAV, Mexico

  • Jo Zhang

    Fujitsu Laboratories, USA

  • Larysa Globa

    Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine

  • Lefteris Mamatas

    University of Macedonia, Greece

  • Lixia Zhang


  • Marinos Charalambedes

    UCL, UK

  • Martin Serrano

    DERI, Ireland

  • Mehmet Toy

    Verizon, USA

  • Mohamed Faten Zhani

    l'École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Canada

  • Mostafa Essa

    Vodafone, Egypt

  • Muge Sayit

    Ege University, Turkey

  • Ning Wang

    University of Surrey, UK

  • Panagiotis Papadimitriou

    University of Macedonia, Greece

  • Pedro Martinez-Julia

    NICT, Tokyo

  • Rui Aguiar

    Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

  • Stefano Secci

    LIP6, France

  • Stewart Bryant

    University of Surrey, UK

  • Tao Huang

    BUPT, China

  • Tim Wauters

    University of Gent, Belgium

  • TV Lakshman

    Nokia Bell Labs, USA

  • Walter Cerroni

    University of Bologna, Italy

  • Yong liu

    New York University, USA