ACM SIGCOMM 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ACM SIGCOMM 2022 Networking Networking Women Professional Development Workshop (N2Women’22)

The 12th N2Women workshop aims to foster professional networking among women in computer networking and related research fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented. The workshop welcomes women, but also men who share the same research interests and face the same career hurdles.

We hope you join us for a full day of events, including talks and discussions on careers in networking, mentorship sessions, and technical sessions where, in particular, junior researchers will present their research as poster presentations. Please register by August 10th if you plan to join us for lunch.

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  • Monday, August 22, 2022 CEST (Room: Graanbeurszaal)

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am CEST      Welcome and Registration

  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am CEST


  • 9:15 am - 9:30 am CEST

    Opening Remarks

    Speakers: Yiting Xia (Max Planck Institute for Informatics) and Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo (University of Waterloo)

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am CEST      Keynote

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 pm CEST

    From Rio to Silicon Valley Industry passing through Academia in Paris: Learnings along the way

    Speaker: Renata Teixeira (Netflix)

    Bio: Renata Teixeira is a visiting scholar at the streaming algorithms team at Netflix. She received her Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, San Diego, in 2005. During her Ph.D. studies, she worked on Internet routing at AT&T Research. She was a researcher with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at LIP6, UPMC Sorbonne Universites, Paris, France from 2006 to 2013 and a Director of Research at Inria Paris from 2013 to 2020. She was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley/ICSI in 2011 and at Stanford University in 2018-2020. Her research interests are in quality of experience, measurement, analysis, and management of data networks. Renata appeared in the 2017 list of “N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications” and is an ACM distinguished member. She was vice-chair of ACM SIGCOMM and member of the steering committee of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference.

  • 10:30 am - 10:45 am CEST Break

  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm CEST      Panel

  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm CEST


    Panelists: Anja Feldmann (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Keith Winstein (Stanford University), Mojgan Ghasemi (Google), Suzan Bayhan (University of Twente)

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CEST      Lunch

    (Please register by August 10th if you plan to join us for lunch.)
  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm CEST      Lightning Talks and Poster Session

  • A Global Index of Third-party Dependency and Centralization

    Rashna Kumar, Fabián Bustamante (Northwestern University)

  • Rethinking the Role of Communication in Collective Intelligence: Benefits and Costs

    Tingting Yuan (University of Göttingen), Jie Yuan, Dongxiao Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Xiaoming Fu (University of Göttingen)

  • AFC: Per-hop Congestion Management for Datacenter Networks

    Kexin Liu, Chen Tian, Qingyue Wang (Nanjing University)

  • Adaptive Multi-User Clustering and Power Allocation for NOMA Systems with Imperfect SIC

    Nemalidinne Siva Mouni, Pavan Reddy M., Abhinav Kumar (IIT Hyderabad), Prabhat K. Upadhyay (IIT Indore)

  • FedVEM: Selecting Reliable Clients for Federated Learning

    Ran Zhu, Mingkun Yang, Qing Wang, Jie Yang (Delft University of Technology)

  • Downlink Resource Allocation for 5G-NR Systems

    Mounika R (IIT Hyderabad)

  • Communication Efficient Synchronous Federated Learning Framework - An RL Perspective

    Prabhleen kukreja, Mahendran Veeramani (Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati)

  • Spectral and Energy Efficient User Pairing for RIS-assisted Uplink NOMA with Imperfect Phase Compensation

    Kusuma Priya Pulavarty, Pavan Reddy Manne, Abhinav Kumar (IIT Hyderabad)

  • Powering Accurate Aggregate Analysis with Representative Distributed Tracing

    Reyhaneh Karimipour, Jonathan Mace (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS))

  • RIS-assisted mmWave Joint Communication and Sensing

    ​​Lu Wang, Arash Asadi (TU Darmstadt)

  • Network Function Capacity Reconnaissance by Remote Adversaries

    Aqsa Kashaf, Maria Apostolaki, Vyas Sekar, Yuvraj Agarwal (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Efficient and Practical Routing for Flat Topologies

    Anchengcheng Zhou, Vipul Harsh (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Brighten Godfrey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and VMware)

  • Testing Router Command Line Interfaces

    Omshi Samal, Aaron Gember-Jacobson (Colgate University)

  • 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm CEST Break

  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CEST      Group Discussion

  • Topic 1: work-life balance

  • Topic 2: challenges of women in networking

  • Topic 3: career development

  • Topic 4: research and graduate school

  • 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm CEST      Awards and Closing Remarks

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST      One-on-One Mentoring

    (Interested in being a mentor? Let us know here!)

Call for Mentors

The N2Women workshop will offer one-on-one mentoring sessions for students and junior researchers. In an effort to broaden participation, we are soliciting applications to be a mentor on the workshop. We encourage researchers of all gender identities and different career phases to apply here.

Call for N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship Awards

N2Women is pleased to announce the continuation of our N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards. N2Women considers you a young researcher if you are currently a student, working as a post-doc, or in the 1st or 2nd year of your new research career. These awards will partially cover a young researcher's travel cost (up to $1000) to a meeting where an N2Women event will be held. In exchange, the young researcher must help organize the N2Women meeting. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to the travel funds, is for the young researcher to connect with the organizers of the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. We will arrange for a faculty or research member of N2Women to assist/mentor the young researcher in this task. Support for these N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards has been generously provided by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Computer Society (CS) Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC).

To apply for a fellowship or for more information, please see: and click the Fellowships link.

The deadline for applications for SIGCOMM 2022 is Aug 10th, 2022. Acceptance notification is 2 weeks after the application deadline.

Participation and Travel Grants

N2Women is pleased to provide travel grants to its annual workshop and encourages participants to apply. The travel grants will be given to applicants who participate in the N2women workshop. Priority will be given to applicants who are women, under-represented groups in their country of residence, and people with disabilities.

How to apply?

N2Women runs a joint travel-grant applications process with SIGCOMM’22. Please refer to SIGCOMM'22 travel grant page at for information about how to apply, the format of the application, and the selection criteria. Make sure to mention in your application that you want to be considered for the N2Women travel grant.

Travel Support

Travel grant awards are meant to cover the cost of attending the N2Women workshop in person. The cost may be fully or partially covered based on the individual needs of the applicants. Note that the award recipients will need to pay for the expenses ahead of time and get reimbursed after the N2Women workshop.


For any questions, please contact the N2Women Workshop co-chairs, Yiting Xia and Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo.

Call for Posters

Posters are solicited for research related to any aspect of networking and communications. All researchers in the networking and communications fields are welcome to submit their work for presentation at this workshop.

Posters will not be published and can therefore be under submission to other conferences or workshops. Authors of accepted posters will be required to present their work as part of a lightning presentation session. Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students and junior researchers, to extend the visibility of their work and to obtain interest.

The best poster will be awarded a Best Poster Award and runners-up will receive an honorable mention.

Poster Submission

Each submission should be formatted as an extended abstract, describing the research to be presented in the poster. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 2 printed pages including all figures and excluding references. Authors must follow the standard ACM two-column conference format with 10-pt font size. The extended abstract must include the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors and should be submitted as a single PDF file.

Submit your poster abstract at

Important Dates

  • May 25, 2022 June 8, 2022

    Poster abstract submission deadline

  • June 6, 2022 June 17, 2022

    Notification of acceptance


  • Workshop Chairs
  • Yiting Xia

    Max Planck Institute for Informatics

  • Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo

    University of Waterloo


This workshop is possible thanks to the generous support of SIGCOMM and Meta.
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