Call for papers

HotNets-V: Fifth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks

Irvine, California, USA
November 29-30, 2006

Submission deadline: Friday, 11 August 2006 (11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time)
URL: http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigcomm/HotNets-V/

The Fifth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-V, will bring
together researchers in the networking systems community to engage in
lively discussion of future trends in networking research and
technology. The workshop will provide a venue for researchers to
present and discuss ideas that have the potential to significantly
impact the community in the long term; its goal is to promote
community-wide discussions of those ideas.

Each potential participant should submit a short position paper
describing such an idea. The paper could, for example, expose a new
problem, advocate a new solution, or re-frame or debunk existing work.

We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting
ideas, across the broad range of networking systems research. Work
introduced at HotNets-V, once fully thought through, completed, and
written up in a finished form, may be relevant to conferences such as
SIGCOMM, NSDI, SOSP, OSDI, SenSys, or MobiCom, or may have not yet
found a home in the current spectrum of networking systems
conferences. Topics of interest include, but are by no means limited
to:

    * Hardware and operating system structure for robust networking
      and resistance to attack
    * Alternatives to traditional, point-to-point, packet-oriented
      transport protocols
    * Systems dependent on network measurement: How much does
      measurement help? How precise must measurement be?
    * User-initiated, decentralized secure network clusters
    * New network architectures, relevant -- or not
    * Death and life of the end-to-end argument
    * Decentralization versus centralization: the pendulum swings?
    * Overlay, peer-to-peer, and programmable network infrastructures

    * Sensor networks, storage area networks, and other examples of
      "extreme" networking

    * Internet-scale systems: are they really similar to parallel systems?
    * Improving the programmability and availability of networked systems
    * Wireless networks, mobility, and pervasive computing
    * Network failures, vulnerabilities, and exploits: detection,
      analysis and defenses
    * Network management and control
    * Novel distributed applications and services, including systems
      for content distribution and real-time media
    * Economics of networked infrastructure
    * Lessons drawn from failed research, and controversial or
      disruptive topics

Position papers will be selected based on originality, technical
merit, and the likelihood that their authors' presentations and
interventions will lead to insightful technical discussions at the
workshop. Online copies of accepted position papers will be made
publicly available via the Web prior to the workshop, and printed
proceedings will be published. Additionally, a workshop summary will
be published in ACM SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review (CCR),
widely disseminating the ideas discussed at the workshop.

Attendance will be limited to around 60 people in order to ensure an
interactive workshop atmosphere. Invitations to attend the workshop
will be extended according to the following priorities:

    * the Program and Steering Committees, and one author per paper
    * co-authors of accepted and submitted papers, preferring students
      as available scholarships allow
    * event sponsor representatives and additional authors of
      submitted papers at the discretion of the Program Chairs

Hotnets-V is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM.

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 pages (10 point font, 1 inch
margins). Authors may choose to submit a blind or non-blind paper. A
blind submission will not indicate the names or affiliations of the
authors in the paper; a non-blind submission will include the names
and affiliations of each author on the first page of the paper. Only
electronic submissions in PostScript or PDF will be
accepted. Submissions must be written in English, render without error
using standard tools (Ghostview or Acrobat Reader), and print on
US-Letter sized paper. HotNets-V reviews will follow standard academic
practice, although some rejected papers may not receive full-length
reviews. Submission information will be posted at
http://www.acm.org/sigcomm/HotNets-V.

Important Dates:

Submissions due: Friday, 11 August 2006 (11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time)
No extensions will be granted.

Notification of acceptance: Monday, 16 October 2006

Camera-ready copy due: Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Workshop: Wednesday-Thursday, 29-30 November 2006
Beckman Center, Irvine, California

Organizers:

General Chair: 	Xiaowei Yang, UC Irvine

Program Committee:

Frank Dabek, Google
Cristian Estan, University of Wisconsin
Anja Feldmann, TU M√ľnchen
Rebecca Isaacs, Microsoft Research
Eddie Kohler, UCLA (Co-chair)
Ratul Mahajan, Microsoft Research
Greg Minshall, unaffiliated (Co-chair)
Vivek Pai, Princeton
Vern Paxson, ICSI/LBNL
Sylvia Ratnasamy, Intel Research