Advanced Networking and Communications Hardware Workshop
Held in conjunction with the 31st Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 2004)
Munich - Germany, June 19-23 2004
ANCHOR 2004 Home Page: http://www.ece.northwestern.edu/anchor
ISCA 2004 Home Page: http://wwwbode.cs.tum.edu/~isca
Final Program for ANCHOR 2004
NEWS: Deadline for the final paper submission is extended until April 23rd, 2004.
The rapid expansion of networking applications and data traffic are leading to new specialized network component designs that would keep up with the growing field of networking and communications. Network component design becomes more challenging as the performance and usage of communication networks increase. This workshop focuses on the architectural design approaches for packet-switched networks. From sensor to storage area networks, packet-switched networks are utilized in a wide range of system domains. Furthermore, the workshop aims at providing a forum for scientists and engineers from academia and industry to discuss their latest research on emerging network services.
There is a growing interest in extensible networks, overlay networks, and grid computing. Higher layer processing built in hardware can powerfully support these networks and computational styles. This year’s workshop will be looking for contributions that will benefit these communities.
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
- Switch and router architectures (including optical and fiber channel networks)
- Communications and network processors
- Co-processors (classification, search engine, traffic manager, etc.)
- Specialized offload engines (protocol offload engines, I/O adapters, etc.)
- Architectures for security applications
- Architectures for processor-memory interconnection
- Hardware accelerators for emerging network services (overlay, extensible, grid computing, etc.)
- Application-specific designs (compression, QoS, etc.)
- Power-efficient architectures
- High-level software for networking hardware
Taskin Kocak, University of Central Florida
Gokhan Memik, Northwestern University
Brad Calder, UCSD
Maria Gabrani, IBM Research – Zurich
Jorge García, UPC
Mark Heinrich, UCF
Bill Mangione-Smith, UCLA
Nick McKeown, Stanford
Steve Melvin, O'M&M
Raj Yavatkar, Intel
- Submit a 200-word abstract including title and complete author list in email (plain text preferred) to email@example.com by April 9th, 2004.
- Submit a 6000-word manuscript in email (pdf or ps format) to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16th, 2004.
Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent out on May 17th.