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  • June 13, 2017

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    This will be my final newsletter as the SIGCOMM Information Services Director. It has been a pleasure to serve the outgoing EC and the SIGCOMM community over the last four years. I wish the best for the new EC (see item 1) in promoting diversity, inclusiveness, transparency, and scientific excellence, during their term serving the SIGCOMM family.
    Here is the news for this month:

    1. SIGCOMM EC Election Results
    2. Raj Jain is the winner of SIGCOMM Award 2017
    3. HotNets 2017 position papers
    4. Tribute to Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan
    5. Networking Technology & Systems Early-Career Investigators (NeTS-ECI) Workshop
    6. Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks

    1. The elections are over, and the results are out… (roll the drums).....Congratulations to the new EC members: Roch Guerin (chair), Aditya Akella (vice-chair), and Lars Eggert (secretary-treasurer). Their term starts July 1, 2017.
    2. Congratulations to Raj Jain for winning the 2017 SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Contribution. The award to Raj is For life-long contributions to computer networking including traffic management, congestion control, and performance analysis.

    3. The PC chairs would like to call your attention to a renewed emphasis in HotNets 2017 on publishing *position* papers that will catalyze reflection and discussion within the networking research community. We seek early-stage work, where the authors can benefit from  community feedback. An ideal submission has the potential to open a line of inquiry for the community that results in multiple conference papers in related venues, rather than a single follow-on conference paper. The program committee will explicitly favor early work and papers likely to stimulate reflection and discussion over  "conference papers in miniature." For the full CFP, please see:

    4. We are sad to report the passing away of longtime ACM SIGCOMM member and enthusiastic volunteer, Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan on May 23 after a lengthy and disabling illness. She had been a faculty member in the Computer Sciences department at the University of Texas, Austin, for more than two decades and helped organize the SIGCOMM conference at Austin in 1989. Her obituary can be found here: http://wcfish.tributes.com/obituary/read/Chris-Edmondson-Yurkanan-104821831

    Importantly, one of her main passions was Internet (and SIGCOMM) history: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e842/1d62b47d568e11dc6893f7f5603fd99d6a4c.pdf

    5. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Networking Technology and Systems Early-Career Investigators (NeTS-ECI) Workshop aims to develop the early-career NeTS research community to address emerging challenges and pursue promising research opportunities in the domain of computer and information networking. NeTS-ECI provides an opportunity for early-career researchers (see below for eligibility) to engage in discussions with peers to share perspectives and explore new research frontiers.  Each workshop participant will also have an opportunity to showcase his/her research interests, build a collaborator network, kick-start collaborations, and benefit from professional development activities such as presentations on the NSF merit review process and elements of successful NSF proposals.
    Eligibility:  The workshop is by invitation only.  We invite research statement summaries (similar to a NSF proposal summary) from  US-based senior graduate students (who are within 1 year from the completion of their Ph.D. degrees) and early-career Ph.D. graduates (who received their Ph.D. degrees within the last 3 years). See submission instructions here:

    6. The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TOSN EiC, beginning on September 1st, 2017. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.  
    The EiC is responsible for maintaining the highest editorial quality, for setting technical direction of the papers published in TOSN, and for maintaining a reasonable pipeline of articles for publication. He/she has final say on acceptance of papers, size of the Editorial Board, and appointment of Associate Editors. The EiC is expected to adhere to the commitments expressed in the policy on Rights and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing. For more information about the role of the EiC, see ACM's Evaluation Criteria for Editors-in-Chief.
    Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be considered. Self-nominations are encouraged, and should include a statement of the candidate’s vision for the future development of TOSN. The deadline for submitting nominations is August 11th, 2017, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please send all nominations to the nominating committee chair, Jie Liu (jie.liu@microsoft.com).   
    That’s all for now!
    CFPs for Upcoming SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences:

    CFPs for Upcoming in-cooperation-with SIGCOMM conferences:




  • April 26, 2017

    For the first time, the Internet Measurement Conference includes a shadow PC program. Authors can opt-in to make their papers available to shadow PC reviewers and benefit from extra reviews. This is a totally independent process and does not in any way influence the main TPC decisions. Young researchers, PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to apply for the Shado PC program. The details are available here:

  • October 7, 2016

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Here is the news for last month, with slight delay:

    1. Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominations Due November 30, 2016
    2. DNS and Internet Naming Research Directions workshop
    3. Symposium on SDN Research 2016
    4. The updated ACM SIGCOMM Anti-Harassment Policy


    1. The SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer networking and data communication. The winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at the SIGCOMM conference. The award winner will receive a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium, and a complimentary registration to the following year’s ACM SIGCOMM Conference.  The runners-up each will receive a plaque.  Nominations are due by November 30, 2016.  See the URL below for more details.

    2.DNS and Internet Naming Research Directions (DINR) is a workshop to discuss the research landscape around DNS and Internet naming---what are the important problems and the tools you need to get there. The workshop takes place at USC/ISI in Marina del Rey
    on 2016-11-17 (the day after IMC). The format will be short talks and discussion.
    Abstracts are due October 3, 2016.
    Co-chairs: John Heidemann (USC/ISI), David Dagon (Georgia Tech), and Mark Allman (ICSI).

    3. The Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshops. This year, SOSR will be co-located with the Open Networking Summit (ONS), providing greater opportunity for industry and academia to jointly explore and debate recent developments related to all aspects of SDN.  http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2017/cfp.html

    Important Dates:
    Paper registration (with abstract): October 28, 2016 (5pm US Pacific Time)
    Paper submission: November 4, 2016 (5pm US Pacific Time)
    Notification: January 13, 2017
    Camera-ready due: March 1, 2017
    Conference: April 3-4, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA

    4. The updated ACM SIGCOMM anti-harassment policy is now available on:

    That’s all for now!


  • July 24, 2016

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Here is the news for this month:
    1. Jim Kurose is the 2016 SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
    2. July issue of CCR
    3. Community feedback session at SIGCOMM 2016

    1. Jim Kurose has been awarded the 2016 SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award for his sustained excellence in networking research, education, mentoring, and service to the SIGCOMM community.

    Jim will deliver the keynote talk at SIGCOMM 2016. The program for the conference is now online:

    2. Note that the last print edition of CCR was in April 2016. The new, online CCR is now available through a dedicated website : https://ccronline.sigcomm.org

    We will add new features on the website to encourage interactions among the entire community. Ideas and suggestions on how to improve the website are more than welcome. Please contact Olivier Bonaventure by email at ccr-editor@sigcomm.org

    This issue contains a wide range of articles. Four peer-reviewed articles have been accepted. In addition to the peer-reviewed technical papers, this issue contains a record number of editorial papers. In his student mentoring column, Aditya Akella discusses the different between journal and conference papers, different types of jobs and conference talks. In the industrial column, Nandita Dukkipati and her colleagues discuss the deployment of new congestion control schemes in datacenters and on the Internet based on their experience at a large cloud provider.

    3. If you have any questions you would like to raise at the community feedback session, but won’t be able to attend in person, please send them by email to the SIG Chair, S. Keshav at keshav@uwaterloo.ca

    That’s all for now!

  • June 25, 2016

    The winner of the 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award is Mosharaf Chowdhury.  Here is the citation:
    Chowdhury’s dissertation provides novel and application-aware networking abstractions which significantly improve the performance of networked applications running in the cloud.
    The committee for the Dissertation Award: Ratul Mahajan, Dina Papagiannaki, Laurent Vanbever (chair), and Minlan Yu.
    Congratulations, Mosharaf!

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