Call for Papers: Networking

Computer networking is the main enabler of all modern applications. JSys invites papers describing significant contributions in communication networks, networked systems, and network applications. We particularly interested in the following topics (in alphabetical order).

Topics of Interests

  • Applications of formal methods to communication networks and network systems
  • Architecture and accelerator support for network stack operations
  • Blue-sky ideas, pioneering tools, and emerging technologies that have the potential to reshape the landscape of networking
  • Design, analysis, and evaluation of network architectures
  • Network simulators, profilers, and debuggers (see the tools paper type)
  • Operating systems innovations pertaining to network performance

Despite our focus, we still welcome strong submissions that fall under the broad view of networking research including but not limited to:

  • Content distribution and caching, e.g., CDN, peer-to-peer, overlays
  • Experience and lessons learned by deploying large-scale networked systems
  • Internet behavior, measurements, and predictive models
  • Innovative uses of network data beyond communication
  • Mobile and wireless network protocols and applications
  • Network aspects of datacenters, cloud computing, operating systems, virtualization architectures, applications (e.g., web, video, and virtual reality), and ubiquitous computing (e.g., internet-of-things, smart cities)
  • Network control and management, including SDN, NFV, in-network computing, and network programmability
  • Network, transport, and application-layer protocols
  • Reliability and availability of networks, protocols, and applications
  • Routing and traffic engineering
  • Robustness and repeatability in networking research

We encourage authors to view the scope and target quality of JSys to be similar to venues like SIGCOMM, NSDI, CoNEXT, SOSP, OSDI, ASPLOS, MobiCom, and MobiSys.

Note: The Area Chairs reserve the right to desk-reject any paper deemed out of scope or irrelevant to JSys. Please reach out to the Area Chairs if you have questions about whether your paper would be in scope.

If you are unsure whether your work is a good fit for this area, please send a short abstract or description to the area chair(s); they will be happy to give some initial feedback.

Area Board

The Networking area is chaired by

and the reviewers are:

Former Members


  • Francis Yan, Microsoft Research (2021-2023)
  • Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, UC Irvine (2021-2023)
  • Junchen Jiang, University of Chicago (2021-2022)


  • Xin Jin, Peking University (2021-2022)
  • Wei Bai, Microsoft Research (2021-2022)