NSDI '23 Activities

To enhance your symposium experience, several attendee events are planned throughout the week. They are open to all NSDI '23 attendees. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

N2Women Luncheon

Monday, 12:20 pm–2:00 pm
Harbor View Ballroom
Courtesy of Meta and USENIX

All who identify as women, and who are registered for NSDI, are welcome. N2Women is a discipline-specific community of researchers in the fields of networking and communications. N2Women encourages diversity and aims at fostering connections among under-represented women in this computing sub-field. Advance registration is required: Please sign up using this sheet: N2Women Networking Luncheon Sign up sheet. If you are interested in applying to be an N2Woman Fellow, the application is open until Friday, April 14: N2Women Fellowship

Support for these N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards has been generously provided by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society (CS) Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), and Meta.

NSDI '23 Poster Session and Reception

Monday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Palm Garden
Sponsored by Amazon

Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the Poster Session and Reception. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and the chance to connect with other attendees, authors, and symposium organizers. View the list of accepted posters.

Student Meet-Up

Monday, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Harbor View Ballroom
All student attendees are invited to join members of the NSDI Program Committee for an informal mixer following the Poster Session and Reception. Snacks and drinks will be available. Please check back for more information.

Symposium Luncheon and Test of Time Award Presentation

Tuesday, 12:10 pm–2:00 pm
Palm Garden
The 2023 NSDI Test of Time award will be presented during the luncheon. The USENIX Test of Time Awards recognize papers that have had a lasting impact on their fields. To qualify, a paper must have been presented at its respective conference at least 10 years ago.

Futurewei Sponsor Event: Challenges and Opportunities in Green Networking

Tuesday, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
Quincy Room

Reducing mankind's carbon footprint is one of the big challenges of our age. Networks play a key role in this challenge, enabling applications that facilitate greater sustainability while at the same time contributing to carbon footprint themselves. While advances in hardware technology lead to continuous power efficiency gains, those improvements may not be sufficient and other ways in which networks can become "greener" should be explored. This talk provides an overview of challenges and opportunities in that regard. Possibilities span from instrumenting networks with metrics that provide meaningful visibility into carbon-related matters to pollution-aware network optimization frameworks and the need for associated control protocol extensions. Rather than present a set of ready solution proposals, emphasis is given to point out areas in which further work is needed.

Dr. Alexander Clemm is a Distinguished Engineer at Futurewei in Santa Clara, California. He has been involved in networking software and management technology throughout his career, most recently in the areas of green networking, high-precision networks and future networking services, as well as network analytics, intent-based networking, service assurance, and telemetry. Alex is the recipient of the 2020 Salah Aidarous Award given by IEEE CNOM and IFIP TC6.6 to "an individual who has provided unremitting service and dedication to the IT and Telecommunications Network Operations and Management community". Alex has an extensive publication record and holds an M.S. degree in computer science from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Munich, Germany.

ByteDance Sponsor Event: Ask-Me-Anything Session

Tuesday, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Quincy Room

Interested in learning more about the work ByteDance is conducting in the Networking and Applied Machine Learning space? Curious about what our hiring process is like? ByteDance researchers and managers will be hosting an AMA sponsor event. Come chat with us and ask away! Add your questions on the advance check-in form (optional).

Zhuo Jiang, Software Engineer/Researcher, High-Speed Network
Hongyu Wu, Engineering Manager, Virtual Network
Changqing Zhu, Network Tech Lead Manager, Physical Network Infrastructure
Zhihao Bai, Research Scientist, Applied Machine Learning

Are you interested in our job opportunities? We are now accepting applications—please check out the links below:

*Want to connect with our Recruiters? Reach out to Heather Wang & Kayla Wong

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Registered attendees may schedule Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) and reserve meeting rooms for them via the USENIX Slack space. The attendee guide, which will be sent to registered attendees shortly before the event, contains more details for joining the Slack space and scheduling a BoF. Each room will be set with a projector and screen, in one-hour increments. We will have the following rooms available at the following times:

Monday, April 17
Quincy Room, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Harbor View Ballroom, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Tuesday, April 18
Quincy Room, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm