2nd Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-II)
Workshop Program (& Submission Instructions)





The final workshop program is now available.

Call for papers

How to Submit a Paper

Submissions will be accepted electronically via email (item #11 below has email information). Substantially similar papers must not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions violating these rules or the guidelines below will not be considered for publication.  Consult the CFP if you are unsure of whether your paper is appropriate for HotNets.


  1. The submission deadline is 23:59 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 18, 2003. This is a hard deadline; no extensions.
  2. Email is often delayed. We therefore urge you to submit well before the deadline.
  3. If you send us a version of a submission to replace an earlier one, be sure to clearly indicate which the later one is. Remember that email can be delayed significantly en route, and may arrive reordered.


  1. Make sure that the paper is no longer than six (6) 8.5"x11" pages in a 10 point or larger typeface. The page limit includes everything: references, title page, figures, appendices, abstract, etc. We don't want to micromanage your formatting, but make sure the paper is easily readable. Abusing the specs to cram a lot in is a sure way to make reviewers unhappy --- don't do it!
  2. Your paper can be in Postscript or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). We strongly suggest that you use only the four widely-used printer fonts: Times, Helvetica, Courier and Symbol. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission prints "as is" on all Postscript printers. Try printing your submission on a few different printers to make sure before you submit. We cannot debug Postscript for you --- if we cannot print your paper "as is", we cannot consider your submission further.

    Note for Windows users: Postscript or Acrobat produced on Windows platforms is often difficult to print correctly on many printers. It is your responsibility, not ours, to make sure that your submission prints correctly on non-Windows platforms.
  3. Make sure your paper prints satisfactorily on 8.5"x11" paper: this is especially important for submissions from countries where A4 paper is standard. If you send us a draft submission a week or so ahead of time, we'll let you know if it prints ok. Closer to the deadline we may not be able to give you a timely response.

Reviewing and Confidentiality

  1. Reviewing of papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside reviewers.
  2. Author information should appear on the paper (i.e., submissions are not double-blind).

  3. In addition, include the following information as a text message in the body of the email to which the Postscript or PDF of the paper is attached: 
    • Title of paper.
    • Names of authors and affiliations.
    • Name of contact author.
    • Email, phone number and address of contact author.

  4. Papers will be held in confidence during the reviewing process, consistent with well-established principles of scholarly publication. No explicit "non-disclosure" agreements will be signed. Submissions accompanied by such an agreement will not be considered further.


  1. Send your submission as a standard email attachment (that is, as a standard MIME attachment) to hotnets2@nms.lcs.mit.edu

  2. The body of the email to which your submission is attached should indicate that this is a submission to Hotnets-II, and should provide the author information described in Item 8 above.

  3. Your submission should reach us no later than 23:59 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 18, 2003.

  4. No requests for extensions will be granted. Please don't ask us for one.

  5. We will send you confirmation that we have received and processed your submission. This may take a few days, possibly up to a week.