The 3rd ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures

for Networking and Communications Systems
December 3-4 , 2007          Orlando, Florida, USA

General Chair

Raj Yavatkar, Intel

Program Chairs

K. K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Labs

Dirk Grunwald, Univ. of Colorado

Program Committee

Dan Blumenthal, UC Santa Barbara

Gregory Byrd, NC State U.

Srihari Cadambi, NEC Labs

Andrew Campbell, Dartmouth U

Fred Chong, UC Santa Barbara

Patrick Crowley, Washington U.

Will Eatherton, Cisco

Joel Emer, Intel

Kevin Fall, Intel

Manolis Katevenis, U. of Crete

T. V. Lakshman, Bell Labs

Kai Li, Princeton University

Ahmed Louri, Univ. of Arizona

Bill Mangione-Smith, Int. Ventures

Nick McKeown, Stanford Univ.

Robert Olsen, Cisco

Peter Onufryk, IDT

Vijay Pai, Purdue

Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio State U.

Craig Partridge, BBN

Li-Shiuan Peh, Princeton Univ.

Rajeev Rastogi, Bell Labs

Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers

Scott Rixner, Rice University

Dimitrios Stiliadis, Bell Labs

Chuck Thacker, Microsoft

Jon Turner, Washington U.

Yin Zhang, UT Austin

M. Vachharajani, Univ of Colorado

Anujan Varma, UC Santa Cruz

Tilman Wolf, UM Amherst

John Wroclawski, ISI


Bapi Vinnakota, Intel

Local Arrangements

Cliff Zou, Univ of Central Florida


Erik Johnson, Intel

Publicity and Publications

Patrick Crowley, Washington Univ

Steering Committee

Alan Berenbaum, SMSC

Patrick Crowley, Washington U.

Mark Franklin, Washington U.

Haldun Hadimioglu, Polytech. U.

Nick McKeown, Stanford Univ.

Peter Z. Onufryk, IDT

K. K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Labs

ANCS is a research conference that focuses on the architecture and design of hardware and software for modern communication networks. The combination of increasing network bandwidth and expanding functionality pose continuing and growing challenges for system designers. New technology elements, including network processors, content addressable memories, configurable logic and special-purpose components offer new opportunities for meeting these challenges, but also raise a variety of new issues. ANCS focuses on networking and communication in the broad sense, including novel architectures, architectural support for advanced communications systems, algorithms and protocols for advanced architectures, software and applications for next-generation networking architectures, and methodology and benchmarking for evaluating advanced communication architectures. Our emphasis this year will be on hardware and software elements in the context of systems that enable networks to evolve and scale.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • System design for future Network Architectures
  • Network/communications processors
  • Intelligent co-processors
  • Router architectures
  • Emerging Technologies (e.g., optical components, etc.)
  • Switch fabrics/interconnection networks
  • Link scheduling, processor/thread scheduling, switch scheduling
  • Network adapters
  • Application-specific networks (e.g., SAN, XML Switching)
  • Programmable /extensible networks
  • Secure communication
  • Traffic management
  • Packet classification
  • Content inspection and filtering
  • Energy-efficient designs

The PAPER DEADLINE for submissions is July 23, 2007 at 11:59PM PST (US). ANCS will use double-blind reviewing, so submitted papers should not include the authors' names. Paper registration and submission must be done electronically through EDAS ( Registration, including the abstract, must be completed no later than July 16, 2007 at 11:59PM PDT (US). All papers must be submitted in PDF format on letter-size paper. Submissions must be viewable by Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5.0 or higher) and should not exceed 10 pages in ACM/SIG conference paper format using 10 pt font. Submissions exceeding the maximum limit will not be reviewed by the program committee. Camera-ready versions of the accepted papers will be required to use the ACM SIG format (

We encourage submissions containing original ideas. Like other conferences, ANCS requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously to any other conferences or publications; that submissions not be previously published; and that accepted papers not be subsequently published elsewhere.

Notification of Acceptance:  September 26, 2007.

Contact the program chairs with any questions at