NSF Community Workshop on Long-term Research Directions in Wired Networking

Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, New York City
15, 16 September 2023

Computer networks form one of the most critical infrastructures for our society, contributing to essentially every component of our daily lives–communication, businesses, safety-critical services, education, and even medical practices. Over the past several decades, our community has done a tremendous job in identifying and resolving important research problems, and in many cases, translating research outcomes to practice. The result is a robust, reliable, and efficient Internet infrastructure.

However, the computer network infrastructure has evolved over the last decade partly to accommodate the new challenges introduced by platforms and applications that have emerged over this period (e.g., cloud computing, distributed data analytics, etc.). The next decade is likely to bring similar—if not more significant—challenges; some of these challenges are already evident: new applications are emerging rapidly, cloud providers are incorporating new hardware and software infrastructure to respond to new application requirements, and the Internet structure is already evolving.

This workshop brings together researchers from computer networking, computer architecture, operating systems, distributed systems, computer security, and theory to discuss, identify and document the “long-term” research directions in wired networks. The key goal is to have academic and industry researchers and practitioners begin a collaborative discussion so as to build a more reliable, more robust, and more efficient next-generation computer network infrastructure.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1: Friday, September 15th, 2023
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:15am - 9:30am Welcome
9:30am - 10:30am Keynote: Dave Maltz, Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President, Azure Networking
10:30am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:30pm Session Topic: Pondering the Public Internet
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm Hallway Discussions
2:30pm - 4:00pm Session Topic: Network Hardware
4:00pm - 4:30pm Break
4:30pm - 6:00pm Session Topic: Application-driven Networking
6:00pm - 8:30pm Discussion on public networks, private networks, industrial research, and academic research (Panel, with dinner)
Day 2: Saturday, September 16th, 2023
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Session Topic: Network and Operating Systems
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:15am Session Topic: Network Theory
11:15am - 11:30am Break
11:30am - 12:30pm Session Topic: PL techniques for networking
12:30pm - 12:45pm Break
12:45pm - 1:00pm Workshop wrap-up and next steps
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch


Workshop venue

Room: Verizon 225
Verizon Executive Education Center
Cornell Tech
2 West Loop Road
New York, NY 10044

The workshop will take place at the Verizon Center in the Cornell Tech NYC Campus (Campus Map) which is located on Roosevelt Island. See below for detailed directions to reach the venue.

Workshop hotel

Graduate Hotel NY
22 N Loop Road
New York, NY 10044
Phone: 929-447-4700

Guestrooms may be available. Our special group room block is now full. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.

Workshop dinner venue

Minnehanonck Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Graduate Hotel NY
22 N Loop Road
New York, NY 10044
Phone: 929-447-4700

Directions to reach workshop venue

The Verizon Center is located on the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island, across the street from the Graduate Hotel. Roosevelt island is accessible via air tram, subway, ferry or car.

Tram (strongly recommended):
Use Roosevelt Island Tramway (runs every 7-15 minutes)
Starting point: 59th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan
Destination: Tramway Plaza on Roosevelt Island
(Additional Information)

Subway - F Train/Shuttle:
ALERT - Planned service changes on this line

Use special F Shuttle (runs every 20 minutes between 5am – 11:59pm)
Starting point: 21 St-Queensbridge and Lexington Av/63 St
Destination: Roosevelt Island
Be sure to board the F Shuttle - only available at Lexington Av/63 St. Do not board the regular F train (The regular F Train will run over the E Train line and will not stop at Roosevelt Island)
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Use the NYC Ferry which has a landing on Roosevelt Island
Starting point: Astoria or Long Island City or East 34th Street, or Wall Street on the Astoria Line
Destination: East Main Street, Roosevelt Island (0.1 miles from the Verizon Center/Graduate Hotel)
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If you drive onto Roosevelt Island, self-parking is available at the Motorgate Parking Garage (approx. 0.75 miles from the hotel), located at 688 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044 – to the right, just after you cross over the Roosevelt Island Bridge. After parking at Motorgate, guests can utilize the complimentary Roosevelt Island Red Bus or walk to the Verizon Center/Graduate Hotel. The Red Bus stop is located at 10 River Road – across the street from Motorgate’s Ground Floor Level, in front of the Manhattan Park apartment complex. The Red Bus circles Roosevelt Island every 15 minutes, making all local stops from 5:30am-2:30am Sunday-Thursday and 5:30am-3:30am Friday & Saturday.

Motorgate Daily Parking Rates
Up to 1 Hour – $8
Up to 2 Hours – $10
Up to 4 Hours – $15
Up to 10 Hours – $18
Maximum 24 Hours – $24
All self-parking rates above are tax inclusive and subject to change.