CoNEXT Best Paper Award

Every year CoNEXT recognizes the best paper in the conference. Note that, in the first edition, this award was restricted to papers authored by students. The list below shows the previous recipients of this best paper award.

2005: Luigi Iannone (LIP6, France), "MRS: A simple cross-layer heuristic to improve throughput capacity in wireless mesh networks" (Best student paper)

2006: Laurent Bernaille, Renata Teixeira, Kave Salamatian (LIP6, France), "Early Application Identification" - PDF

2007: Augustin Chaintreau, Abderrahmen Mtibaa, Laurent Massoulie and Christophe Diot (Thomson, France), "The Diameter of Opportunistic Mobile Networks"

2008: Victor Bahl, Ranveer Chandra (Microsoft Research, US), Patrick P. C. Lee, Vishal Misra (Columbia University, US), Jitendra Padhye (Microsoft Research, US), Dan Rubenstein (Columbia University, US), Yan Yu (Google, US) "Opportunistic Use of Client Repeaters to Improve Performance of WLANs"

2009: D. Menasche (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), A. Rocha (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), B. Li (Tsinghua University), D. Towsley, A. Venkataramani (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), "Content Availability and Bundling in Swarming Systems"

2010: Haitao Wu (Microsoft Research Asia, P.R. China), Zhenqian Feng (National University of Defense Technology, Microsoft Research, Chuanxiong Guo (Microsoft Research Asia, P.R. China), Yongguang Zhang (Microsoft Research Asia, P.R. China), "ICTCP: Incast Congestion Control for TCP in Data Center Networks"

2011: Ajay Mahimkar (AT&T Labs - Research), Zihui Ge (AT&T Labs - Research), Jia Wang (AT&T Labs - Research), Jennifer Yates (AT&T Labs - Research), Yin Zhang (University of Texas at Austin), Joanne Emmons (AT&T Labs - Research), Brian Huntley (AT&T Inc.), Mark Stockert (AT&T Labs - Research), "Rapid Detection of Maintenance Induced Changes in Service Performance

2012:  Ramin Khalili, Nicolas Gast, Miroslav Popovic, Utkarsh Upadhyay, Jean-Yves Le Boudec (EPFL), "MPTCP is not Pareto-optimal: Performance issues and a possible solution"

2013 :

  • best paper : Ashok Anand (Instart), Athula Balachandran (CMU), Aditya Akella (UW Madison), Vyas Sekar (Stony Brook), Srinivasan Seshan (CMU), "Enhancing video accessibility and availability with information-bound references"
  • best short paper :  Alessandro Finamore (Politecnico di Torino), Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino), Zafar Gilani (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Kostantina Papagiannaki (Telefonica Research), Yan Grunenberger (Telefonica Research), Vijay Erramilli (Telefonica Research), "Is There a Case for Mobile Phone Content Pre-staging"

2014 :

  • best paper:  Jie Xiong (UCL), Karthikeyan Sundaresan (NEC Labs -- America), Kyle Jamieson (UCL), Amir Khojastepour (NEC Labs -- America), Sampath Rangarajan (NEC Labs -- America), "MIDAS: Empowering 802.11ac Networks with Multiple-Input Distributed Antenna Systems"
  • best short paper: Ramakrishnan Durairajan (U of Wisconsin -- Madison), Joel Sommers (Colgate University), Paul Barford (U of Wisconsin -- Madison), "Controller-agnostic SDN Debugging"
  • best short paper: Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez (ICSI), Johanna Amann (ICSI), Christian Kreibich (ICSI/Lastline), Nicholas Weaver (ICSI/UC Berkeley), Vern Paxson (ICSI/UC Berkeley), "A Tangled Mass: The Android Root Certificate Stores"

2015 :

  • best paper:  Vasileios Giotsas (UCSD/CAIDA) Smaragdakis Georgios (MIT) Bradley Huffaker (UCSD/CAIDA) Matthew Luckie (UCSD/CAIDA) kc claffy (UCSD/CAIDA), "Mapping Peering Interconnections at the Facility Level"
  • best short paper: Nimantha Baranasuriya (National University of Singapore) Vishnu Navda (Microsoft Research, India) Venkat Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research, India) Seth Gilbert (National University of Singapore), "QProbe: Locating the Bottleneck in Cellular Communication"

2016 :

  • best paper:  Bo Han (AT&T Labs -- Research), Feng Qian (Indiana University), Lusheng Ji (AT&T Labs -- Research), and Vijay Gopalakrishnan (AT&T Labs -- Research), "MP-DASH: Adaptive Video Streaming Over Preference-Aware Multipath"
  • best paper: Tingjun Chen (Columbia University), Javad Ghaderi (Columbia University), Dan Rubenstein (Columbia University), and Gil Zussman (Columbia University), "Maximizing Broadcast Throughput Under Ultra-Low-Power Constraints"


2017:  Matthew K. Mukerjee (Carnegie Mellon University); Ilker Nadi Bozkurt (Duke University); Devdeep Ray (Carnegie Mellon University); Bruce M. Maggs (Duke University / Akamai Technologies); Srinivasan Seshan (Carnegie Mellon University); Hui Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University / Conviva Inc.), "Redesigning CDN-Broker Interactions for Improved Content Delivery"
2018:  Yanyuan Qin (University of Connecticut); Shuai Hao (AT&T); Krishna R Pattipati (University of Connecticut); Feng Qian (Indiana University Bloomington); Subhabrata Sen (AT&T); Bing Wang, Chaoqun Yue (University of Connecticut), "ABR Streaming of VBR-encoded Videos: Characterization, Challenges, and Solutions"

2019 :

  • best paper:  Enric Pujol, Ingmar Poese (BENOCS); Johannes Zerwas (Technische Universität München); Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Berlin); Anja Feldmann (MPI-Informatics), "Steering Hyper-Giants' Traffic at Scale  long  best paper award"
  • best paper: Haoyang Lu, Ruirong Chen, Wei Gao (University of Pittsburgh) "EasyPass: Combating IoT Delay with Multiple Access Wireless Side Channels"


2020: "Forwarding and Routing with Packet Subscriptions" from Theo Jepsen, Ali Fattaholmanan (Università della Svizzera italiana); Masoud Moshref (Barefoot Networks); Nate Foster (Cornell University); Antonio Carzaniga (Università della Svizzera italiana); Robert Soulé (Yale University).