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  • December 6, 2021

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    SIGCOMM 2022 CFP

    SIGCOMM is coming to Amsterdam in 2022!

     

    Check the CFP: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2022/cfp.html 

     

    Look forward to your submissions and participation!
     

     


    Call for Participation :: ACM CoNEXT 2021 Conference (Dec. 7-10, 2021 - Virtual)

    Registration is open.  There's a very interesting technical

    program and multiple workshops (including the student workshop).

    More info here: https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2021/#!/home 

     

    Registrations here:

    https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2021/#!/registration 

     

    But see also Registration Grants for those in need:

    https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2021/#!/grants 

     

    Looking forward to virtually seeing you!

     


    Rising star award: Laurent Vanbever (ETH Zurich)

     

    The rising star award committee -- Alex Snoeren (UCSD, chair), Paul Barford (WISC), Brad Karp (UCL), and Renata Teixeira (Inria) -- announced this year's recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award: Laurent Vanbever of ETH Zurich.

     

    The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, toward improving the flexibility, correctness, and security of Internet routing. Hearty congratulations to Laurent on this well-deserved recognition!

     

    Laurent will be a keynote speaker in the upcoming CoNEXT 2021 conference (check out the full program: https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2021/#!/program).

     

    Each year, ACM SIGCOMM presents a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual within 10 years of receiving their highest university degree - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of her or his career. Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher's contributions are key criteria upon which the Rising Star award committee evaluates the nominees. Also of particular interest are strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's PhD advisor.

     

    The SIGCOMM Rising Star award was initiated by the CoNEXT steering committee in 2006, then adopted by SIGCOMM in 2008. More information about the award and the list of past recipients can be found here: https://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-stars

     


    Updates in the SIGCOMM Industrial Liaison Board

    The SIGCOMM Industrial Liaison Board (ILB) has been updated:

     

    • Chair: Dave Oran (Network systems Research & Design / MIT)
    • Lars Eggert (NetApp)
    • Te-Yuan Huang (Netflix)
    • Jeff Mogul (Google)
    • Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)
    • Jitu Padhye (Microsoft)

     

    The goal of the SIGCOMM Industrial Liaison Board is to come up with ideas and suggestions to increase industry participation at SIG-sponsored conferences. A better industry-academic collaboration should help improve the practice of networking, because academics have lots of ideas that are likely to be of value to industry; improve academic research, because industry has lots of interesting problems that would benefit academic research; and create opportunity for students.

     

    Learn more about the ILB https://www.sigcomm.org/content/sigcomm-industrial-advisory-board

     


    SIGCOMM is hiring!

     

    The Information Services area of SIGCOMM is working on a fresh roadmap for SIGCOMM IT. Our current top priorities include improving the current Web site (both from a content as well as an back-end infrastructure perspective) and enhancing our overall communication channels.

     

    To this end, we are looking for one student (regularly enrolled in an education institution around the world) motivated in contributing to the SIGCOMM community and with adequate skills in Web technologies and platforms (e.g. HTML, Drupal).

     

    Estimated weekly time efforts (e.g., 8 to 16 hours/week) as well as the salary (i.e. from 15 to 25 USD/hour) will be negotiated with the candidate after the interview process of candidates.

     

    Candidates should send their interest statements (motivation letter + CV) regarding the position (initially for 6 months) to christian@sigcomm.com until Dec-31, 2021.

  • November 9, 2021

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    Call for Participation :: ACM SIGCOMM HotNets'21 (November 10-12)

     

    ACM SIGCOMM HotNets'21 registration is open now, featuring an exciting programme:

    https://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2021/program.html 

     

    Student registration is free, $5 for ACM members and $15 for non-members.

     

    Registration info: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2021/register.html 

     


     

    Networking Channel :: Upcoming Panels

     

    The Networking Channel has several exciting upcoming talks, including an overview of technologies behind Netflix (Nov 10), a panel on research challenges in quantum networking (Nov 24), and a discussion of the human and social aspects of computer networking (Dec 8). For more details and to register (for free), please visit:

    https://networkingchannel.eu/networking-events-page-1/ 

     

    To view previous events, including “Networking Education During and After the Pandemic” held on Oct-13, please visit:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAtFAG5JdQrHac6ArIWJ-hw/videos

     

     

     


     

     

    Updates in SIGCOMM EC and CARE committees

     

    The SIGCOMM Executive Committee (EC) has been updated:

     

    Likewise, the Committee to Aid REporting on discrimination and haraSsment policy violations (CARES) has been renovated:

     

    Check further info on SIGCOMM officers at:

    https://www.sigcomm.org/about/people 

     

    And learn more about CARES at:

    https://www.sigcomm.org/content/committee-aid-reporting-discrimination-and-harassment-policy-violations 

     

     


     

    SIGCOMM is hiring! Looking for a motivated and Web-skilled student!

     

    The Information Services area of SIGCOMM is working on a fresh roadmap for SIGCOMM IT. Our current top priorities include improving the current Web site (both from a content as well as an back-end infrastructure perspective) and enhancing our overall communication channels.

     

    To this end, we are looking for one student (regularly enrolled in an education institution around the world) motivated in contributing to the SIGCOMM community and with adequate skills in Web technologies and platforms (e.g. HTML, Drupal). Estimated weekly time efforts (e.g., 8 to 16 hours/week) as well as the salary (i.e. from 15 to 25 USD/hour) will be negotiated with the candidate after the interview process of candidates.

     

    Candidates should send their interest statements (motivation letter + CV) regarding the position (initially for 6 months) to christian@sigcomm.com until Nov-30, 2021.

  • September 30, 2021

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    TEACHING DURING THE PANDEMIC: ONLINE PANEL

    The Networking Channel will host an online panel on the topic of "Networking Education During and After the Pandemic". Topics such as how to teach effectively online, challenges, and ideas that we could bring with us in a future return to in-person teaching will be discussed. For more information and to register please visit:
    https://networkingchannel.eu/networking-education-during-and-after-the-pandemic/

     

  • September 1, 2021

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    Networking Channel Fall Kickoff
    The fall season of SIGCOMM-sponsored theNetworkingChannel starts on September 15th, with a talk titled "Google Networking: Infrastructure and Selected Challenges", led by Christophe Diot and Paulie Germano (Google). The talk will present Google's network infrastructure, how it was designed, and why, as well as identify some research challenges for data centers and networks. For more information and to register, please visit: 
    https://networkingchannel.eu/google-networking-infrastructure-and-selected-challenges/
     

    SIGCOMM'21 Videos Online
    Videos from the SIGCOMM'21 conference have been uploaded to the ACM SIGCOMM YouTube Channel. The videos include a keynote by Professor Hari Balakrishnan (MIT), a panel on navigating stages of one's research career, technical sessions, topic previews, and more. More videos will continue to be uploaded as they become available. For access to the videos, please visit:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaSNALvlJ6ZJ0ZhLDOOhD7g/playlists
     

    SIGCOMM'21 Post-Event Poll
    If you attended SIGCOMM'21, please fill out the following poll to give us feedback on your experience. Your input will be very helpful towards improving future events and initiatives:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gkxZR8uQeh2F04tD-GJd2iFE3LmOCRD9j6cas_wkOKw/

  • July 31, 2021

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    Call for interest in leadership positions - Due August 9
    While the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer are elected positions, the SIG has a number of other positions that are filled by appointment. Please consider expressing your interest or suggesting someone else! These positions are now open:
     
    Information Services Director
    Education Director
    Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    CARES Co-Chair or Committee Member
    Awards Committee Chair
     
    To express interest, send email to Ellen (ewz@cc.gatech.edu) with a paragraph about past SIGCOMM involvement and a paragraph about interest in the position (or positions) by Monday, August 9. We especially invite interest from those historically underrepresented in SIGCOMM and/or in SIGCOMM leadership. 
     

    SIGCOMM COMMUNITY CONFERENCES SURVEY
     
    As availability of vaccines begins to change the COVID-19 situation, the SIGCOMM Executive Committee is exploring how it can best support events with some return to in-person activities. To help us plan for the next few years in a way that best supports the community, it would be very helpful to us if you can fill out this survey:
    https://forms.gle/NhtMfsWq6wbVvdH96
     

    SIGCOMM 2021 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
     
    The organizing committee is delighted to invite you all to ACM SIGCOMM 2021, the flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication. We are excited to announce that the SIGCOMM main program will for the first time extend over four, instead of three, days, bringing an extra day of learning, networking, discussion, and more! Our main program includes 55 full-length papers, a keynote talk by the SIGCOMM Award winner, Hari Balakrishnan; the announcement of the SIGCOMM Test-of-Time Award; a best of CCR session; a Student Research Competition; and two poster sessions with 21 posters and 9 demos. Furthermore, the main program is complemented by eight workshops, six tutorials, and three hackathons. And we will be providing a mentoring program to assist junior researchers, dedicated slots to meet our sponsors, as well as various other social and mentoring events towards making this a vibrant, interactive conference. Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to provide an aggressive fee waiver program that we hope can enable all to attend. To register, please visit:
    https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/registration.html
     

    SIGCOMM 2021 CALL FOR PODS AND WATCH PARTIES
     
    With increased access to vaccination, relaxation of local travel and gathering restrictions are quite possible in certain regions. In support of a return to in-person activities, SIGCOMM'21 is calling for creation of "watch parties" and "pods" to allow small groups to meet where it is safe to do so. To propose a pod, or to see how to join a pod near you, please visit:
    https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/pods.html

     

    SIGCOMM CARES Recommendations document in response to HotNets incident (December 2020)
    In September 2020, the SIGCOMM CARES committee was made aware of a situation that arose in the HotNets 2020 review process. SIGCOMM CARES received two complaints, one sent by all three authors and one from the lead author alone. The incident was discussed in the committee and multiple parties involved were consulted, leading to a list of 7 recommendations. The implementation of these recommendations by the different actors responsible for overseeing the review process, namely ACM, SIGCOMM and Conference Steering Committees, PC chairs, PC committees and the CARES Committee, will hopefully help prevent similar incidents in the future. 
     

     

    SIGCOMM CARES Community Meetings
    CARES planned two community meetings in April 2021 to communicate and clarify its role. These meetings are intended to serve as both sessions on CARES and a means to foster discussion on how CARES and ACM might evolve to better serve the community as well as a forum to answer questions that community members may have.
     
    1st Meeting -- Friday, April 2, from 2pm ET

    2nd Meeting -- Friday, April 23, at 9am ET
     

     

    SIGCOMM 2021 CALL FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
     
    Being a student volunteer is a great opportunity to get plugged into the community -- meet the organizing committee and attendees, and learn how to run a conference! Opportunities will include stimulating discussions on the slack, monitoring the conference, helping to report problems, running platforms, helping us brainstorm, and more! No experience needed (we will teach you what you need to know!). To sign up, please email a resume and brief description of your interests to sigcomm21.chairs@gmail.com with "[SIGCOMM - Volunteer]" in the subject line.

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