Workshop on
Network-I/O Convergence:
Experience, Lessons, Implications (NICELI)

Karlsruhe, Germany, August 27, 2003
In conjunction with ACM SIGCOMM 2003

Network-I/O Convergence: Experience, Lessons, Implications (NICELI)

The performance and commodity price advantages of modern LANs have created a convergence of networks and I/O, promising price efficiencies and true interoperability, for storage and for cluster interconnect. The NICELI workshop provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the merits, drawbacks, applications, and practical implications of protocol and implementation designs. Three sessions of papers cover the promises and realities of network-I/O convergence; storage-specific protocols; and novel approaches. NICELI also includes two invited talks, by David Cheriton (Stanford) and Wu-chun Feng (Los Alamos and Ohio State).

You will find the NICELI workshop of particular interest if you work on systems or applications involving high speed I/O, or are interested in research in I/O and networking convergence.

Scribe Reports now online

Thanks to notes taken and summarized by our Scribes, you can read summaries of the presentations and of the discussions at the workshop at the NICELI Scribe notes page.

Papers and presentations now online

All of the NICELI papers and presentations are available from the NICELI abstracts, papers, and presentations page and the NICELI invited talks and presentations page.

Important Dates

Deadline for dual-submitted papersJanuary 31, 2003
Deadline for NICELI-only papersMarch 17, 2003
Notification of acceptanceMay 12, 2003
Camera ready papersJune 9, 2003
SIGCOMM early registration July 26, 2003
Workshop dateAugust 27, 2003


Program Co-chair: Allyn Romanow, Cisco Systems
Program Co-chair: Jeff Mogul, HP Labs

Program Committee: