ANCS 2012 Conference

OCTOBER 29-30, 2012 
Austin, TX, USA 

The Eighth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS) will be held October 29-30 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, TX, USA. This year, ANCS will be held adjacent to ICNP 2012 to reduce travel expenses for those who plan to attend both conferences.


Important Dates

 Posters - Camera-ready deadline September 7, 2012
 Papers - Camera-ready deadline September 7, 2012
 Posters - Notification of acceptance August 31, 2012
 Posters - Submission deadline August 24, 2012
 Papers - Author notification August 18, 2012
 Papers - Submission deadline May 25 May 27, 2012
 Papers - Registration and abstract deadline May 18 May 27, 2012

Technical Scope

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
  • Architectures for data centers and cloud computing
  • Router and switch architectures
  • Network on chip
  • Software radios
  • Wireless-networking hardware and related software

Organizing Committee

 General Chair Tilman Wolf University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
 Program Chairs Andrew W. Moore University of Cambridge, UK
  Viktor Prasanna University of Southern California, USA
 Finance Chair Michela Becchi University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
 Poster Chair Charlie Wiseman Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA
 Student Travel Grant Chair Michela Becchi University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
 Web Chair Xinming Chen University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
 Local Arrangements Chair EJ Kim Texas A&M University, USA

Industry Supporters

Financial support for ANCS 2012 is provided by Intel Corporation and Netronome.

Student Travel Support

Student travel grants are supported by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Communications (SIGCOMM).


ANCS 2012 is sponsored the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH), the ACM Special Interest Group on Communications (SIGCOMM), and IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA).


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