Los Angeles 2017

Sixth Networking Networking Women Workshop – N2 Women Workshop

The sixth N2 Women Workshop will take place August 20, 2017, co-located with ACM SIGCOMM in Los Angeles, CA, USA.


  • Connect newer generations of networking women researchers with the community.
  • Create mentorship relationships.
  • Create a research forum in which students and junior researchers learn and discuss current trends in networking, present their research and receive feedback.
  • Engage a diverse body of junior researchers in the field.

Important Dates

  • Poster submission deadline: June 9, 2017 (extended)
  • Poster acceptance notification: June 16, 2017
  • Travel grants deadline: June 9, 2017
  • Workshop date: August 20, 2017


Registration to the N2 Women workshop is FREE. The registration is through the SIGCOMM conference registration website.


This workshop is possible thanks to the generous support of NSF, Google, IEEE ComSoc and ACM SIGCOMM.


08:00 08:30 AM Opening remarks
08:30 – 09:30 AM Keynote presentation
09:30 – 10:30 AM Panel focused on students
10:30 – 11:00 AM Coffee break (foyer)
11:00 – 12:00 PM Small group discussion and mentoring
12:00 01:30 PM Lunch break (foyer)
02:30 – 03:00 PM Lighting presentation
03:00 – 04:00 PM Poster sessions + coffee break (foyer)
04:00 – 05:00 PM Panel focused on young researchers
05:00 – 05:45 PM Group discussions
05:45 – 06:00 PM Closing and poster awards

Keynote Talks


Call for Posters

Posters are solicited for research related to any aspect of networking and communications. All researchers in the networking and communications fields are welcome to submit their work for presentation at this workshop. Posters will not be published and can therefore be under submission to other conferences or workshops. Authors of accepted posters will be invited to present their work as part of a lightning presentations session. One poster will be selected to receive a Best Poster Award.

Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from mentors and a knowledgeable crowd at the workshop. Participants who are submitting posters are highly encouraged to examine if they are eligible for workshop travel grants.

Poster Submission

Each submission should be formatted as an extended abstract, describing the research to be presented in the poster. The length of the extended abstract should be at most TWO pages (formatted into the US letter size of 8.5 x 11 inches with fonts no smaller than 10-point size), including all figures and references. The extended abstract must include the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors and should be submitted as a single PDF file at https://n2women17.hotcrp.com/.

For more information, please contact the Workshop Chairs: n2women-workshop@acm.org

Travel Grants

N2Women is pleased to provide travel grants to its annual workshop, co-located with SIGCOMM’17. N2Women aims to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. The 6th N2Women Workshop also welcomes men who share the same research interests, attend the same conferences, and often face the same career hurdles and obstacles to join us!

The travel grants will be given to applicants who participate in the N2women workshop. Applicants can be at any stage of their career, both in academia and industry. Priority for the travel grants will be given to applicants who are women, under-represented groups in their country of residence, and people with disabilities.

How to Apply?

N2Women runs a joint travel-grant applications process with SIGCOMM’17. Applicants for the travel award should apply using the following link: https://sigcomm17travelgrants.hotcrp.com/.

Applications not supported by N2Women will still be considered for a SIGCOMM travel grant. We therefore recommend applicants to comply with the SIGCOMM application requirements as well. The format requirements of SIGCOMM travel grant applications can be found at: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2017/cf-travel-grants.html

For those applications that do not use the SIGCOMM travel grant format, the N2women travel grant applications should include the curriculum vitae of the applicants, and a short personal statement (maximum one page). The personal statement should include an overview of the research interests/accomplishments and a description of how attending the N2Women Workshop will be beneficial. The applicant must also state if he/she has submitted a N2Women’17 workshop poster and/or has accepted SIGCOMM 2017 paper, poster, or demo.

Student applicants (i.e., Bachelors, Masters, and PhDs) should have their advisor send to n2women17-travel-grant-committee@googlegroups.com a supporting letter including the details specified: (1) Confirmation that the student is a Bachelor, a Master, or a Ph.D. candidate in good standing within his/her graduate program; (2) Ways in which attending the workshop and main conference would benefit the particular student.

Travel Support

The N2Women Travel Grants Committee will review applications, and the grants will be announced by June 23, 2017. Travel grant awards are meant to partially cover the cost of attending and participating in N2Women 2017. Note that the award recipients will need to pay for the expenses ahead of time and get reimbursed after the after the N2Women workshop and under receipts reception. The exact number of awards will depend on the availability of funds and will be determined as funding amounts are finalized.


For any questions, please contact the N2Women Travel Grant Committee at n2women17-travel-grant-committee@googlegroups.com

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Noa Zilberman, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Dr. Yingying Chen, Stevens Institute of Technology

Workshop Committee

  • Theophilus Benson, Duke
  • Monia Ghobadi, Microsoft
  • Jorjeta Jetcheva, Fujitsu Laboratories of AmericaQianru Li, UCLA
  • Michele Nogueira, UFPR
  • Ping Ji, CUNY
  • Radhika Niranjan Mysore, Google
  • Guiling Wang, NJIT
  • Wendy Hui Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Wenye Wang, NCSU
  • Zhehui Zhang, UCLA

Steering Committee

  • Katia Jaffres-Runser, Maître de Conférences, Université de Toulouse
  • Sami Rollins, University of San Francisco
  • Tracy Camp, Colorado School of Mines
  • Wendi Heinzelman,University of Rochester

Additional Information

Additional information about the experience of N2 Women with mentoring women and other underrepresented minorities as well as information about all N2 Women meetings can be found on: N2 Women website.