The LANCOMM Student Workshop (Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks) represents a unique opportunity for students from Latin America to network with other junior researchers as well as more experienced ones. It provides a platform for students to present their ongoing research efforts, receive constructive feedback, guidance, tips, and learn about cutting-edge research problems being tackled by the computer networks community, as well as meet senior members from the community (including Walter Willinger, Theophilus Benson and Justine Sherry, who have confirmed participation in LANCOMM).
LANCOMM will have a mentoring nature, something that has been absent from previous SBRC conferences but is aligned with SBRC 2019 efforts. It represents an opportunity for postgraduate students and junior faculty from Latin America to learn best practices with more experienced and acknowledged researchers, and get constructive feedback on their research, possibly helping identify new promising directions.
LANCOMM will additionally serve as a meeting point for Latin American researchers to share new ideas and experiences and to discuss the challenges linked to the development of data communication networks in Latin America. Travel grants will be provided to students by ACM SIGCOMM, as explained below.
Call for Abstracts
The Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2019) solicits stimulating and original ideas in all aspects of networking research, reflecting the ongoing research efforts of postgraduate students and junior faculty members in the form of 2-page extended abstracts.
We encourage submissions about research at an early stage as well as more advanced dissertation-level research. Accepted presentations will not be published as proceedings, so postgraduate students can submit already accepted/published dissertation-level results and conversely results presented at the workshop can subsequently be submitted, in more complete form, for publication in a full-fledged conference or journal. Research addressing non-standard topics, controversial problems and approaches are of particular interest.
The scope of the workshop is broad and covers all aspects of networking research. Example topics include (but are not limited to):
- Mobile, ad hoc, wireless, and cellular data networks
- Self-driving networks and machine learning
- Network verification and synthesis
- Energy-efficient computing and networking
- Internet of things
- Future Internet protocols and architectures
- Network applications and services
- Network measurement and modeling
- QoE measurement of network services
- Traffic measurement, analysis, and engineering
- Routing and Peering
- Information/content-centric networks
- Data center networks and cloud computing
- SDN, network programming
- Programmable data planes, P4
- Network function virtualization, middleboxes
- Online social networks
- Network economics, incentives and game theory
- Security and privacy in fixed and mobile networks
To prepare the extended abstract, please follow the ACM SIGCOMM formatting guidelines (LaTeX template for ACM conference proceedings), EXCEPT for the following two differences:
- A. papers are limited to TWO (2) pages only, plus references. Note that the two-page limit includes ALL figures, tables but does not include references (add as many as needed);
- B. Please provide only author names and affiliations; it is not necessary to add PAPER ID and number of pages. Submissions must not be anonymous.
Travel grants will be available to students and postdocs attending LANCOMM 2019. This support, kindly provided by the ACM Special Interest Group in Data Communications, SIGCOMM, will assist a substantial number of attendees by covering their transport and accommodation costs (but not registration). Expenses are expected to range between USD 350 and 750.
Grants will be allocated according to the evaluation of an extended abstract to be submitted by the student/postdoc, and a support letter, by the supervisor. To increase outreach, applications from institutions within Latin America, but outside Brazil, will be given priority. We encourage participation of women and under-represented minorities.
Where and How to Apply? All application materials should be submitted electronically, in english, and in PDF format together with the extended abstract, using the LANCOMM submission page:
- the extended abstract with your current research idea
- an up-to-date CV (Lattes format is acceptable)
- an application letter containing cost estimation for travel (air tickets to/from Porto Alegre, Brazil) and accommodation in a shared room (eg 4-5 days DBL or TPL in a hotel with breakfast included)
- a recommendation letter from the supervisor (PhD adviser for students, postdoc adviser for postdocs)
- Submission deadline (hard): 15 March 2019
- Notification: 31 March 2019 (postponed to 3rd April 2019)
- Final abstract and poster: 15 April 2019
- Workshop (tentative): 7 May 2019 (Tuesday)