This award will support student travel to the ninth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS), which will be held in in October in San Jose, California. ANCS is a top conference in the fields of computer architecture and networking. The funds will help support U.S. students, focusing on Ph.D. students at an advanced stage in their program and students who would otherwise not be able to attend ANCS. Supporting student travel to attend professional conferences and workshops is a very important mission of the NSF. Broader impacts include training the next generation of researchers in this important research area.

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(ANCS) in San Jose, CA October 21-22, 2013. ANCS is a well-known conference in the area of networking and features high quality papers and posters. The ANCS 2013 program included a keynote talk from an industry leader (Dr. Guru Parulkar, Executive Director at Open Networking Research Center, Consulting professor at Stanford University), a panel session consisting of experts from both academia and industry (Parveen Patel-Microsoft, Mallik Tatipamula-F5 Networks, Uri Elzur-Intel Corporation, Tilman Wolf-University Of Massachusetts, Andrew Moore-Cambridge University), 18 research presentations, and a poster session including 10 poster presentations. The conference proceedings featured 18 original research papers from 10 to 12 pages in length, which were published by ACM Press. Attendance was of approximately 68 registrants, of which 23 were students and 13 received support from this NSF Student Travel Grant. The NSF award gave a great opportunity to these students to connect with the research community and meet experts from both academia and industry. They shared ideas and learned more about technologies that will potentially help them in their Ph.D. studies and future projects. Some of these students submitted papers and posters for next year's conference proceedings.

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