Important Dates

Paper registration deadline:
February 11, 2011
Submission deadline:
February 15, 2011

Acceptance notification:
May 15, 2011
Student posters due:
June 10, 2011
Camera-ready version:
June 15, 2011
Student travel grant application:
June 24, 2011
Author registration deadline:
July 15, 2011
Earlier registration deadline:
July 22, 2011 (extended)


Keynote Speakers


Nick McKeown, Stanford University

Nick McKeown is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Faculty Director of the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Leeds (1986), then moved to the United States and earned both his master's degree (1992) and PhD (1995) from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1986-1989 he worked for Hewlett-Packard Labs, in their network and communications research group in Bristol, England. During the Spring of 1995, he worked briefly for Cisco Systems where he helped architect their GSR 12000 router. In 1997 Nick co-founded Abrizio Inc., where he was CTO. Abrizio is now part of PMC-Sierra. He was co-founder and CEO of Nemo Systems, which Cisco Systems bought for $12.5M in 2005.

Nick McKeown is the STMicroelectronics Faculty Scholar, the Robert Noyce Faculty Fellow, a Fellow of the Powell Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. In 2000, he received the IEEE Rice Award for the best paper in communications theory. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM, and British Computer Society Lovelace Medal Winner, 2005 - described as "the world's leading expert on router design".

He served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, and as a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications, IEEE Networks Magazine and IEEE Communications Magazine, and chaired the Technical Advisory Committee for ACM Sigcomm. Nick's research interests include the architecture of the future Internet, the architecture, analysis and design of high performance switches and Internet routers, IP lookup and classification algorithms, scheduling algorithms, congestion control, routing protocols and network processors.



Jean Walrand, UC-Berkeley
He received his Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley. He is the author of An Introduction to Queueing Networks (Prentice Hall, 1988) and of Communication Networks: A First Course (2nd ed. McGraw-Hill,1998) and co-author of High Performance Communication Networks (2nd ed, Morgan Kaufman, 2000). Prof. Walrand is a Fellow of the Belgian American Education Foundation and of the IEEE and a recipient of the Lanchester Prize and of the Stephen O. Rice Prize.



Jeff Mogul, HP Labs

Jeffrey C. Mogul is an HP Fellow at HP Labs, working on network and operating-systems issues for high-performance computer systems, and on improving performance of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Mogul joined HP from Compaq Computer Corp., which merged with HP in 2002. He was a Staff Fellow at Compaq's Western Research Laboratory (WRL) in Palo Alto, California. He joined DEC WRL in 1986.

Mogul has been an active participant in the Internet community, and is the author or co-author of several Internet Standards; he contributed extensively to the HTTP/1.1 specification.

He is a Fellow of the ACM, and a member of Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society) and Computer Professionals for Social Responsbility (CPSR). He was Program Committee Chair for the Winter 1994 USENIX Technical Conference, the IEEE TCOS (Technical Committee on Operating Systems and Application Development) Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, the Second Workshop on Industrial Experiences with Systems Software, and is co-chair
for the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Network-I/O Convergence.

He received an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979, an M.S. from Stanford University in 1980, and his PhD from the Stanford University Computer Science Department in 1986.