Chicago 2014

Fourth Networking Networking Women Workshop – N2Women: Broadening Participation

The fourth N2 Women Workshop will take place on August 17, 2014.
The workshop will be co-located with ACM SIGCOMM in Chicago, Illinois.

The main goal of N2 Women is to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. In the 4th N2Women Workshop, we welcome under-represented men who share the same research interests, attend the same conferences, and often face the same career hurdles and obstacles to join us!

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N2Women Workshop 2014


Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speakers:

Deb Agarwal,
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ramón Cáceres,
Lead Member of Technical Staff,
AT&T Labs

Panel: From Student to PI – Becoming an Independent Researcher

Aruna Balasubramanian,
University of Washington
Fabian Bustamante,
Northwestern University
Ramón Cáceres,
AT&T Labs
Sonia Fahmy,
Purdue University

Panel: Taking on Professional Service and Leadership Roles

Klara Nahrstedt,
Graciela Perera,
Northeastern Illinois University
Joel Branch,
Deb Agarwal
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
University of California, Berkeley

Best poster awards

The poster award committee was delighted to select four posters to receive a $400 prize generously offered by HP Labs! The competition was hard and we thank all participants for their work.

The four awardees are:

  • Swati Roy, from Georgia Tech, for her poster entitled Latency Bottlenecks in Broadband Access Networks
  • Na Yang, University of Rochester, for her poster entitled Emotional Intelligence: Software listens in
  • Yasaman Keshtkarjahromi, UIC, for her poster entitled Content-aware instantly decodable network coding over wireless networks
  • Hyojeong Lee, Purdue University, for her poster entitled Finding vulnerabilities in Transport Layer Protocol implementations
Joel Branch


Poster Abstracts

Available at

Mentoring Program

N2 Women will have a mentor/mentee program. We would like to extend mentoring throughout the week for the students who are staying for SIGCOMM. In this case, we are hoping to find mentors who can host mentees with similar research interests during the main SIGCOMM conference and workshops. If you are a SIGCOMM regular attendee and a senior researcher, please consider volunteering as a mentor. If you are interested in helping out, please email one of the mentoring session organizers below:

The Job Search Process – presentation shared by Aruna Balasubramanian


This workshop is possible thanks to the generous support of CRA-W/CDC, NSF, HP Labs, Inria, ALU France, SIGCOMM, SIGMOBILE, and Google.


Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Sami Rollins

  • Katia Jaffres-Runser


Claire Goursaud Poster Chair
Aline Viana Industrial Fundraising and Grants Selection
Maria Kazandjieva Web/Publicity Chair
Chen-Nee Chuah Mentorship Co-chair
Te-Yuan Huang Mentorship Co-chair
Amy Csizmar Dalal Mentorship Co-chair

Steering Committee

  • Tracy Camp

  • Wendi Heinzelman

Important Dates

May 26, 2014 Abstract submission deadline (extended)
June 9, 2014 Acceptance notification
May 26, 2014 Student travel grant applications due
June 16, 2014 Student travel grant notification
August 17, 2014 Workshop date

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. Each poster abstract will be reviewed by members of the TPC. Posters will not be published and hence can be under submission for other conferences or workshops. Two posters will be selected to receive a best poster award generously sponsored by Hewlett Packard Laboratories. Students are also encouraged to apply for travel grants to attend the workshop.



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 × 11 inches with fonts no smaller than 10 point size,in a single-column format ), 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 to EasyChair:

Contact: For any questions, please contact the N2Women Poster Chair, Claire Goursaud at

Travel Grants

N2Women is pleased to provide travel grants to broaden the participation in our workshop. More information can be found here.

For more details, please visit SIGCOMM’s N2 Women Workshop page.