6th European P4 Workshop (EuroP4’23) -- Call For Papers

6th European P4 Workshop (EuroP4’23)

Call For Papers

The 6th edition of EuroP4 will be held in conjunction with ACM CoNEXT 2023 , December 5-8, 2023, in Paris (France).

The 6th European P4 Workshop (EuroP4’23) will bring together networking researchers and practitioners to discuss cutting-edge, P4-enabled research and P4-based technology. The workshop provides a venue for presenting and discussing research and projects related to P4, as well as for more broadly discussing the needs of this research community. The workshop aims to forge new connections between researchers who already work with P4, introduce more networking researchers to the P4 community, and seed future top-tier publications, innovation and contributions to this community.


We solicit original, previously unpublished ideas on research and engineering work enabled by P4, and work-in-progress reports in the form of short papers. We further encourage papers that propose new research directions or that could stimulate lively debate at the workshop. We invite submissions on a wide range of topics of interest, including, but not limited to:

  • P4 networking : All aspects of research on network protocols and architectures, including design, specification, verification, implementation, measurement, testing, and analysis that involve data plane programs implemented in P4.

  • P4 visibility : All aspects of research on monitoring, verification, debugging and troubleshooting of networks that involve data plane programs implemented in P4.

  • P4 applications : New applications and use cases enabled by P4, including in-network computing or aggregation for distributed Machine Learning, programmable in-network Security, Software-Defined Mobile Networks, Edge and Ubiquitous computing, networking for Augmented Reality, Internet-of-Things and Smart Cities.

  • P4 acceleration : Offloading transport- and application-layer protocols to P4-enabled targets, including end-points (e.g., SmartNICs).

  • P4 targets : P4-enabled software and hardware targets, as well as corresponding compilers, architectures and toolchains.

  • P4 education : All aspects of organising and conducting research and education on programmable networks using P4, including designing specific curricula, building shared labs and network testbeds.

  • P4 experience : All aspects of implementing full network stacks on P4-enabled targets, including both data and control plane implementation.

  • P4 control : All aspects of research, design and implementation of control plane APIs and tools designed to communicate with data plane programs implemented or specified in P4.

  • P4 tools : Development frameworks and generic tools for P4 programs development, verification and analysis.

  • P4 evolution : All kinds of P4 language extensions, new data plane programming models and even alternatives to the P4 language itself.


Submission deadline: Saturday, September 9th, 2023

Acceptance notification: Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Camera ready: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Workshop Event: December 5-8, 2023 (TBC)


EuroP4 solicits full-length technical papers of 6 pages and short poster/demo papers as 3-page extended abstract. Both formats allow for 1 additional page for appendices and unlimited pages for references. Submissions should adhere to the traditional 2-columns, 10pt ACM sigconf format. You can find the template at this link. When opening the template in overleaf, please check out the sample-sigconf.tex and set up the latex class as


EuroP4 will use a double-blind review process, hence, submitted papers must not indicate author names or affiliations.

Authors are required to present accepted papers at the workshop in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and the ACM digital library. Exceptions from this policy for occasional situations must be approved by the TPC Chairs before the beginning of the workshop.


Papers must be in the PDF format and submitted via




General Chairs:

Fernando Ramos, University of Lisbon

Muhammad Shahbaz, Purdue University

Program Chairs:

Vladimir Gurevich, P4 evangelist and educator

Salvatore Signorello, Telefonica Research, Spain

Publicity Chairs:

Denise Barton, ONF

Sandor Laki, Eötvös Loránd University


If you have any questions please email the TPC co-chairs:

Vladimir Gurevich <vag [dot] paulidav [at] gmail [dot] com> and Salvatore Signorello <salvatore [dot] signorello [at] telefonica [dot] com>