ACM SIGCOMM 2020, New York City, USA

ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Workshop on Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ 2020)

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. QUIC has already seen deployment and motivated research papers measuring, extending, and evaluating QUIC from various perspectives.

The Second ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ) seeks to continue 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.

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

Topics of interest include:
  • 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

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

Important Dates

  • May 08, 2020 11:59 PST

    Paper submission deadline

  • May 25, 2020 11:59 PST

    Paper acceptance notification

  • June 10, 2020 11:59 PST

    Camera-ready deadline

  • August 14, 2020



  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Jörg Ott

    Technical University Munich

  • Lars Eggert


  • Technical Program Committee
  • Vaibhav Bajpai

    TU Munich

  • Olivier Bonaventure

    UC Louvain

  • Anna Brunström

    Karlstad University

  • Stephen Farrell

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Simone Ferlin


  • Oliver Hohlfeld

    TU Cottbus

  • Michio Honda

    University of Edinburgh

  • Jana Iyengar


  • Subodh Iyengar


  • Kathy Nichols


  • Cristina Nita-Rotaru

    Northeastern University

  • Colin Perkins

    University of Glasgow

  • Ian Swett


  • Michael Welzl

    University of Oslo

  • Oliver Hohlfeld

    Brandenburg University of Technology

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 up to one extra page may be used. The review process is single-blind. Papers must otherwise follow the formatting requirements of the main ACM SIGCOMM 2020 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