ANCS 2005
Symposium on Architectures for
Networking and Communications Systems

October 26-28, 2005
Princeton, New Jersey, USA



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Location & Travel Information

Call for Papers (pdf)

Steering Committee
Alan Berenbaum, SMSC
Patrick Crowley, Washington Univ. St. Louis
Mark Franklin, Washington Univ. St. Louis
Haldun Hadimioglu, Polytechnic Univ.
Nick McKeown, Stanford Univ.
Peter Z. Onufryk, IDT
K. K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Labs

General Chair
Alan Berenbaum, SMSC

Program Chairs
Kai Li, Princeton University
Jonathan Turner, Washington Univ. St. Louis

Brad Calder, UC San Diego

Erik Johnson, Intel

Local Arrangements
Li-Shiuan Peh, Princeton University

Qin Lv, Princeton University

Publicity and Publications
Greg Byrd, NC State University

Program Committee
Andrew Campbell, Columbia Univ.
Patrick Crowley, Wash. U. St. Louis
Cezary Dubnicki, NEC
Hans Eberle, Sun Microsystems
Dirk Grunwald, Univ. Of Colorado
Roch Guerin, Univ. of Pennsylvania
T.V. Lakshman, Bell Labs
Dan Lenoski, Cisco Systems
Bill Mangione-Smith, UCLA
Kenneth Mackenzie, Reservoir Labs
Nick McKeown, Stanford Univ.
Peter Onufryk, IDT
Li-Shiuan Peh, Princeton Univ.
Mohammad Peyravian, IBM
Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia U.
Steve Scott, Cray
Dimitrious Stiliadis, Bell Labs
Ion Stoica, UC Berkeley
Chuck Thacker, Microsoft
Harrick Vin, UT Austin
Tilman Wolf, UM Amherst
Raj Yavatkar, Intel
Hui Zhang, CMU

ANCS is new research conference that focuses on the design of the hardware and software components used to create modern communication networks. The combination of increasing network line speeds and expanding functional requirements pose continuing and growing challenges for system designers. New technology elements, including network processors, content addressable memories, configurable logic and special-purpose components offer new opportunities for meeting these challenges, but also raise a variety of new issues. ANCS focuses on architectures for networking and communication in the broad sense, including novel architectures, architectural support for advanced communication, algorithms and protocols for advanced architectures, software and applications for next-generation networking architectures, and methodology and benchmarking for evaluating advanced communication architectures.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Network/communications processors
  • Intelligent co-processors
  • Router architectures
  • Switch fabrics/interconnection networks
  • Link scheduling, processor/thread scheduling, switch scheduling
  • Network adaptors
  • Application-specific networks (e.g. SAN)
  • Programmable /extensible networks
  • Secure communication
  • Traffic management
  • Packet classification
  • Content inspection and filtering
  • Energy-efficient designs


This conference has evolved from the Workshop on Network Processor and Applications which has been held in conjunction with the International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) each of the last three years.
Corporate Sponsors
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Technical Sponsors
ACM Special Interest Group on Communications (SIGCOMM)  
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH)
IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Computer Architecture
  IEEE Communications Society
Technical Committee on Computer Communications
Pictures courtesy of Mahlon Lovett (arch, bike) and Denise Applewhite (ivy), Office of Communications, Princeton University.