ANCS 2009 Logo ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems

October 19-20, 2009

Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Peter Z. Onufryk, IDT
K. K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Labs Research
Patrick Crowley, Washington University
John Wroclawski, USC/ISI
Jack Brassil, HP
Srihari Cadambi, NEC Labs
Bruce Davie, Cisco
Chita Das, Penn. State Univ.
Will Eatherton, Cisco
Hans Eberle, Sun
Nick Feamster, Georgia Tech.
Manolis Katevenis, FORTH/Univ. of Crete
T.V. Lakshman, Bell Labs
Bill Lin, Univ. of California, San Diego
Bin Liu, Tsinghua Univ.
Dave Maltz, Microsoft
Laurent Mathy, Lancaster University
Derek McAuley, Univ. of Nottingham
Jayaram Mudigonda, HP
Eugene Ng, Rice University
Robert Olsen, Cisco
Vijay Pai, Purdue University
Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio State Univ.
Craig Partridge, BBN
Viktor Prasanna, USC
Chuck Thacker, Microsoft
Jonathan Turner, Washington University
Manish Vachharajani, U. Colorado at Boulder
Tilman Wolf, Univ. of Massachusetts
Fang Yu, Microsoft
Srihari Cadambi, NEC Labs
Yin Zhang, UT Austin
Bill Lin, Univ. of California, San Diego
Mark Franklin, Washington University
Laxmi Bhuyan, UC-Riverside
Patrick Crowley, Washington U.
Mark Franklin, Washington U.
Derek McAuley, Univ. of Nottingham
Nick McKeown, Stanford Univ.
Peter Z. Onufryk, IDT
K. K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Labs Research
Raj Yavatkar, Intel
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Important Dates
Camera ready deadline August 31, 2009
Advance/discounted registration September 30, 2009
Hotel reservations September 30, 2009

Registration is now available

Advance Program is now available

Student travel grant applications are now available


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Conference Overview


ANCS is a systems-oriented research conference, presenting original work that explores the relationship between the architecture of modern computer networks and the architecture of the individual hardware and software elements from which these networks are built. This year's conference will particularly emphasize insight into broader systems issues in its paper selection, to recognize and foster the growth of research that lies at the intersection of computer and network systems architecture. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • System design for future network architectures
  • Network architectures enabled by converged platforms
  • Virtualized infrastructure architectures, rationale, and devices
  • Converged router, server, and storage platforms
  • Content-centric architectures, platforms, and mechanisms
  • Scalable programming and application frameworks
  • High performance / high function packet processing platforms
  • Power- and size-optimized computer and communications platforms
  • High-speed networking mechanisms and algorithms
  • Network security architectures and security anchor / enhancement devices
  • Single-chip platform integration
  • Network measurement techniques, architectures, and devices
  • Techniques and systems for large-scale data analysis
  • Host-network interface issues
  • Data center architectures
  • Router and switch architectures
Industrial Sponsors

Intel            Cisco         Transwitch           


Technical Sponsors
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH)
ACM Special Interest Group on Communications (SIGCOMM)
IEEE Computer Society Tech. Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA)

Visa information for travel to the USA

To obtain a Visa to attend the ANCS conference, some US embassies will request you to present a letter from the conference. The conference organizers will provide assistance letters for attendees who meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Have submitted a technical paper for review
  • Are the author/presenter of an accepted technical paper, workshop, poster/demo/Ph.D. Forum session
  • Have registered for the conference

Authors should use EDAS to request a visa invitation letter. To do so, log into EDAS, click on 'My Papers' and search for the 'Visa Letter' column. Please apply for a visa sufficiently early to ensure you receive your visa in time.

Others should contact one of the general chairs K. K. Ramakrishnan or Peter Onufryk  with your request for a visa invitation letter.