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by Arsen Kairkanov last modified Mar 10, 2014 05:05 PM
When Mar 03, 2014 06:20 AM to
Mar 05, 2014 06:20 PM
Where Santa Clara
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Submission deadline January 18th, 2014
Acceptance notifications February 8th, 2014
Final version due February 22nd, 2014
Research Track dates March 3rd-5th, 2014
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The 2014 ONS Research Track will provide researchers with a unique opportunity to present innovative SDN work to a broad community of academic peers and industry leaders. The primary goals of the Research Track are to facilitate an exchange of SDN research ideas; to leverage the strong industry presence at ONS to bring focus to relevant research problems; and to build a community of researchers helping to realize the potential of SDN. By participating in the ONS Research Track, researchers can learn what industry is doing with SDN and discover ways that their work can have direct and lasting impacts.

We solicit submissions describing innovative SDN work in the form of two-page extended abstracts. We are particularly interested in early stage work, but also welcome submissions that describe operational experiences or summarize published results. Submissions will be selected according to the following criteria: technical merit, originality, and likelihood of spawning insightful discussion.
Applications of SDN to home, wireless, cellular, enterprise, data-center, and backbone networks
Applications of SDN to network management, performance monitoring, and security.
Virtual appliances (e.g., firewalls, intrusion detection systems, load balancers, etc.) built using SDN
Virtualization in SDN
Switch designs for SDN
Application programming interfaces for SDN
Control and management software stack for SDN
Programming languages, verification techniques, and tools for SDN
Performance evaluation of SDN network elements and controllers
Experiences deploying SDN in operational networks
Hybrid SDN approaches (integration with other control planes)
Experiences transitioning existing networks to SDN
Placement and factoring of SDN control logic
SDN control plane abstractions
Scalability and reliability of SDN platforms
Distributed SDN controller platforms

Extended abstracts must be submitted as PDF files no longer than two (2) pages in length (in one-column, single-spaced, 10-point format) including appendices and references. Papers must be submitted via the submission site, and should include author names and affiliations. Accepted submissions will be published by USENIX. At least one author of each accepted submission is expected to attend ONS to present their paper. ONS will provide one complimentary registration for each accepted paper.

Note: concurrent submissions to SIGCOMM 2014 are permitted provided that (i) the submissions use different titles and (ii) all 2014 SIGCOMM PC members are declared as conflicts. This policy will help facilitate double-blind reviewing at SIGCOMM, to the extent possible.
IMPORTANT DATESSubmission deadline January 18th, 2014
Acceptance notifications February 8th, 2014
Final version due February 22nd, 2014
Research Track dates March 3rd-5th, 2014


Nate Foster (Cornell University)
Rob Sherwood (Big Switch Networks)
Dan Daly (Intel)
Jun Bi (Tsinghua University)
Colin Dixon (IBM)
Sachin Katti (Stanford University)
Ramana Kompella (Purdue University)
Teemu Koponen (VMware)
Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft Research)
Jeff Mogul (Google)
Mooly Sagiv (Tel Aviv University)
Stefan Schmid (TU Berlin / T-Labs)
Vyas Sekar (Carnegie Mellon University)
Joel Sommers (Colgate University)
Dan Talayco (Barefoot Networks)
Laurent Vanbever (Princeton University)
Minlan Yu (University of Southern California)

For over 35 years, the USENIX Association has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators, and scientists working on the cutting edge of the computing world. The USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI) focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of networked and distributed systems. USENIX is proud to partner with ONS for its Research Track.

Papers accepted for ONS2014 Research track will be co-published with USENIX electronically.

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