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

Hayes Mansion
November 6-7, 2008

San Jose, California, USA
Mark Franklin, Washington University
D.K. Panda, Ohio State University
Dimitri Stiliadis, Bell Labs
Dan Blumenthal, UC Santa Barbara
Greg Byrd, North Carolina State University
Patrick Crowley, Washington University
Chita R Das, Pennsylvania State U. & NSF
Cezary Dubnicki, NEC Research
Will Eatherton, Cisco
Hans Eberle, Sun Microsytems
Dirk Grunwald, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder
Manolis Katevenis, Forth-ICS, Greece
Sailesh Kumar, Cisco
T. V. Lakshman, Bell Laboratory
Bill Lin, Univ. of California, San Diego
John Lockwood, Stanford University
Ahmed Louri, Univ. of Arizona
Yan Luo, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell
Kobus van der Merwe, AT&T Research
Robert Olsen, Cisco  
Peter Onufryk, IDT
Vijay Pai, Purdue University  
Craig Partridge, BBN
K.K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Research
Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers University
Umar Saif, LUMS, Pakistan
Chuck Thacker, Microsoft
Jonathan Turner, Washington University
M. Vachharajani, U. Colorado at Boulder
Anujan Varma, UC Santa Cruz
Srinivasan Venkatachary, Google
Bapi Vinnakota, Intel
Tilman Wolf, Univ. of Massachusetts  
Raj Yavatkar, Intel
Yin Zhang, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Peter Z. Onufryk, IDT
Michelle Gong, Intel
John Lockwood, Stanford U.
Haldun Hadimioglu, Polytechnic U.
Alan Berenbaum, SMSC
Laxmi Bhuyan, UC-Riverside
Patrick Crowley, Washington U.
Mark Franklin, Washington U.
Haldun Hadimioglu, Polytechnic U.
Nick McKeown, Stanford Univ.
Peter Z. Onufryk, IDT
K. K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Labs
Raj Yavatkar, Intel
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Industrial Sponsors


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Conference Overview

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, multi-core processors, 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
  • Multi-core processors in networking
  • Open platforms
  • Networks on-chip
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)

Hotel Reservations

By identifying themselves as part of ANCS 2008, guests will receive a conference hotel rate of $139 per night for reservations made before October 5th.

Reservations at the Hayes Mansion should be made by calling 408-266-3200, or online with group code ACM.

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Visa information for travel to the USA

Each author requiring a support letter for Visa applications should
send the following information to:

   Laura Bucci (Bucci AT

  1. Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport.
  2. The name of the conference, "ANCS 2008".
  3. Your Registration Confirmation Number.
  4. If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, provide the title of the paper(s).
  5. A valid fax number and current mailing address (**Please note: visa support letters are NOT issued via email)