CoNEXT Conference

Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT)


The Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT) was created in 2005 by merging four pre-existing conferences MIPS, NGC, QofIS and ICQT, in order to achieve critical mass and global impact. The focus of CoNEXT is around innovative developments on networking technologies. CoNEXT was organized in cooperation with SIGCOMM in its two first editions, and has been Sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM ever since. CoNEXT is designed to work in synergy with other conferences sponsored by SIGCOMM, both in its organization, topics, focus and calendar.

Scope and Summary

Submission to CoNEXT is open and encouraged across a wide-ranging set of topics, including internet measurements and modelling, advanced protocols and services, networked games, multimedia services, routing, security traffic engineering, peer-to-peer and overlay networks, wireless and mobile networks, ad-hoc and sensors networks or autonomic and dependable communications are frequently found in its calls for papers. Attendance is usually around 150 participants, stimulating an atmosphere for constructive technical discussions. In previous years, CoNEXT has received over 200 submissions and selected around one in five of these for presentation at the Conference.

Steering Committee

  • Joerg Ott (Chair), Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Theophilus Benson, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Anja Feldmann, Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Aruna Balasubramanian, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Justine Sherry, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Dario Rossi, Huawei, France
  • Matthew Caesar (EC representative), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Past Steering Committee Members

  • Marco Mellia (Chair), Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Ranjita Bhagwan, Microsoft Research India

Upcoming Conference

  • CoNEXT’24, Los Angeles, California, USA, 9-12 December 2024. 
    Technical Program Chairs: Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Gareth Tyson. 
    General Chairs: Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jia Wang.

Proposals for Hosting CoNEXT

Instructions on how to propose to host CoNEXT are available here.
Note: CoNEXT will be likely hybrid conference as many other ACM conferences.

Previous CoNEXT Conferences

Information about previous editions of CoNEXT may be found by directly clicking on past locations on the map and in the detailed list below.

  • CoNEXT’23, Paris, 5-8 December 2023. 
    Technical Program Chairs: Olivier Bonaventure, Lili Qiu. 
    General Chairs: Dario Rossi, Stefano Secci.
    Papers (both November and June deadlines): 29 out of 157 long papers (18.5%), 6 out of 32 short papers (18.8%)
    Attendees: 200+
  • CoNEXT’22, Rome, 6-9 December 2022. 
    Technical Program Chairs: Justine Sherry, Marinho Barcellos. 
    General Chairs: Giuseppe Bianche, Alessandro Mei
    Papers: 28 out of 125 long papers (19.2%), 4 out of 26 short papers (15.4%)
    Attendees: 297 (of which 31 remote only)
  • CoNEXT’21, Virtual Munich, 6-10 December 2021. 
    Technical Program Chairs: Morley Mao, Marco Chiesa.
    General Chairs: Georg Carle, Joerg Ott
    Papers : 27 out of 120 long papers (22.5%), 9 out of 38 short papers (23.7%) 
    Attendees: 250+ (Virtual)
  • CoNext'20, Virtual Barcelona, Spain. December 2020. 
    Technical Program Chairs: Anja Feldman, Han Dongsu.
    General Chair: Nikolaos Laoutaris, Diego Perino 
    Papers : 31 out of 130 (23.8%), 11 out of 38 short papers (28.9%) 
    Attendees: 251 (Virtual)
  • CoNext'19, Orlando, Florida, USA. December 2019. 
    Technical Program Chairs: Aruna Balasubramanian, Georgios Smaragdakis.
    General Chair: Aziz Mohaisen, Zhi-Li Zhang 
    Papers : 23 out of 149 (15.4%), 9 out of 41 short papers (21.9%) 
    Attendees: 148
  • CoNext'18, Heraklion/Crete, Greece. December 2018. 
    Technical Program Chairs: Laurent Vanbever, Theophilus Benson.
    General Chair: Xenofontas Dimitropoulos, Alberto Dainotti 
    Papers : 28 out of 142 regular papers (19.7%) and 4 out of 43 short papers (9.3%) 
    Attendees: 180
  • CoNext'17, Seoul, South Korea. December 2017.   
    Technical Program Chairs: Marco Mellia, Phillipa Gill  
    General Chair:  Sue Moon, "Ted" Taekyung Kwon 

    Papers : 33 out of 171 regular papers (19.3%) and 7 out of 51 short papers (13.7%) 
    Attendees: 230
  • CoNext'16, Irvine, CA, U.S.A., December 12-15 2016.  
    Technical Program Chairs:  Dejan Kostic and Vyas Sekar
    General Chair:  Athina Markopoulou, Michalis Faloutsos
    Papers : 30 out of 160 regular papers (18.7%) and 5 out of 39 short papers (%12.8%)
    Attendees: 190
  • Conext'15, Heidelberg, Germany, December 1-4 2015. 
    Technical Program Chairs:  Ken Calvert and Renata Teixeira
    General Chairs:  Felipe Huici and Giuseppe Bianchi

    Papers:  32 out of 136 regular papers (23.5%) and 9 out of 60 short papers (15%) 
  • Conext'14, Sydney, Australia, December 2-5 2014. 
    Technical Program Chairs:  Augustin Chaintreau and Luigi Rizzo
    General Chairs:  Aruna Seneviratne

    Papers: 27 out of 133 regular papers (20.3%) and 10 out of 54  short papers (18.5%)
  • Conext'13, Santa Barbara, California, USA December 9-12 2013. (Papers : 29 out of 143 regular papers and 15 out of 83 short papers)
    Technical Program Chairs:  Dina Papagiannaki and Vishal Misra
    General Chairs:  Kevin Almeroth and Laurent Mathy
    Papers:  29 out of 143 regular papers (20.2%) and 15 out of 83  short papers (18.1%)
  • CoNEXT'12 Nice, France, December 10-13 2012.    (Papers: 177 submissions with 31 accepted)
    Technical Program Chairs: K. K. Ramakrishnan, Patrick Thiran
    General Chairs: Chadi Barakat, Renata Teixeira
    Papers:  31 out of 176 regular papers (17.6%)
  • CoNEXT'11 Tokyo, Japan, December 6-9 2011.
    Technical Program Chairs: Peter Key, Constantine Dovrolis
    General Chairs: Kenjiro Cho, Mark Crovella
    Papers:  30 out of 159 regular papers (18.9%)
  • CoNEXT'10. Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 30 - December 3, 2010.
    Technical Program Chairs: Muriel Medard, Tim Griffin
    General Chairs: Jau de Oliveira, Max Ott.
    Papers:  28 out of 147 regular papers (19.1%)
    Attendees: 136
  • CoNEXT'09. Rome, Italy, December 1-4, 2009
    Technical Program Chairs: Ernst Biersack, S. Keshav
    General Chairs: Jorg Liebeherr, Giorgio Ventre
    Papers:  29 out of 170 regular papers (17.1%)
    Attendees: 152
  • CoNEXT'08. IMDEA Networks and U. Carlos III, Madrid, Madrid, Spain, December 2008
    Technical Program Chairs: Leandros Tassiulas, Keith Ross
    General Chairs: Arturo Azcorra, Gustavo de Veciana
    Papers: 29 out of 166 regular papers (17.4%) 
    Attendees: 154
  • CoNEXT'07, Columbia University, New York, NY, December 2007.
    Technical Program Chairs: Olivier Bonaventure, Roch Guerin.
    General Chairs: Jim Kurose, Henning Schulzrinne.
    Papers:  28 out of 138 regular papers (20.3%)
    Atendees: 155
  • CoNEXT'06, ADETI, Lisbon, Portugal, December 2006.
    Technical Program Chairs: Christophe Diot, Mostafa Ammar.
    General Chairs: Carlos Sá da Costa, Rui Lopes, Ana Rita Leitão.
    Papers: 19 out of 86 regular papers (22.1%)
    Attendees: 100
  • CoNEXT'05, ENSICA, Toulouse, France, October 2005
    Attendees: 100
    Papers: 110 submissions with 19 accepted (17%)
    Technical Program Chairs: Philippe Owezarski, Serge Fdida.
    General Chairs: Michele Díaz, Arturo Azcorra.
    Papers: 21 out of 110 regular papers (19.1%)
    Attendees: 100

CoNEXT Awards

Past SC Members:

  • Peter Steenkiste, CMU, USA
  • Marinho Barcellos, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Hamed Haddadi, Imperial College London, UK 
  • Aditya Akella, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Luigi Rizzo, Google, USA
  • Patrick THIRAN, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Max Ott, NICTA, Australia
  • Dina Papagiannaki, Google
  • Hamed Haddadi, QMUL, UK
  • Olivier Bonaventure, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Peter Key, Microsoft Research, UK
  • Bruce Davie, VMWare, USA (ex-officio as SIGCOMM Chair)
  • Kenjiro Cho, IIJ Research Laboratory, Japan
  • Serge Fdida, U. Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • Arturo Azcorra, U. Carlos III of Madrid, Spain 
  • Jim Kurose, U. Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
  • Christophe Diot, Technicolor, France 
  • Roch Guerin,   U. of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Laurent Mathy, U. of Liege, Belgium
  • Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Ernst Biersack, Eurecom, France