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Recent News

  • September 30, 2020

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    Call for participation, HotNets 2020
    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner of 2020
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    Call for participation, HotNets 2020
     
    Registration for HotNets 2020 is now open. Please visit http://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/register.html to register. Note that seats are limited and will be filled up on a first-come, first-served basis.

    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner of 2020
     
    The SIGCOMM Rising star award of 2020 goes to Keith Winstein (Stanford University).
    The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions in the areas of computer-generated robust networking algorithms such as congestion control. His innovative and out-of-the-box approaches, supporting the networking community through open datasets and open source software, have impacted academia, industry and society. The rising star award committee comprised Sharad Agarwal (MSR, chair), Morley Mao (University of Michigan), Matt Roughan (University of Adelaide), and Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University).

  • September 30, 2020

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    Call for participation, HotNets 2020
    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner of 2020
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    Call for participation, HotNets 2020
     
    Registration for HotNets 2020 is now open. Please visit http://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/register.html to register. Note that seats are limited and will be filled up on a first-come, first-served basis.

    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner of 2020
     
    The SIGCOMM Rising star award of 2020 goes to Keith Winstein (Stanford University).
    The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions in the areas of computer-generated robust networking algorithms such as congestion control. His innovative and out-of-the-box approaches, supporting the networking community through open datasets and open source software, have impacted academia, industry and society. The rising star award committee comprised Sharad Agarwal (MSR, chair), Morley Mao (University of Michigan), Matt Roughan (University of Adelaide), and Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University).

  • September 1, 2020

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    Call for Papers: COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop
    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR extended to September 10
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    Call for Papers: COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop
     
    An IETF Internet Architecture Board virtual workshop:
    https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/covid-19-network-impacts-workshop-2020/
     
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on people's lives and the societies and economies around the globe. But it also had a big impact on networking. With large numbers of people working from home or otherwise depending on the network for their daily lives, network traffic has surged.  Internet service providers and operators have reported 20% traffic growth or more in a matter of weeks. Traffic in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) is similarly on the rise. Most forms of network traffic have seen an increase, with conversational multimedia traffic growing in some cases more than 200%. And user time spent on conferencing services has risen by an order of magnitude on some conferencing platforms.
     
    In general, the Internet has coped relatively well with this traffic growth. The situation is not perfect: there has also been some outages, video quality reduction, and other issues. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how the technology, operators and service providers have been able to respond to large changes in traffic patterns. Understanding what actually happened with Internet traffic is of course interesting by its own right. The impacts of this crisis are also a potential opportunity to understand the impact of traffic shifts and growth more generally, or to prepare for future situations -- crisis or otherwise - that impact
    networking. Or even allow us to adjust the technology to be even better suited to respond to changes.
     
    The IAB is holding this workshop to convene interested researchers, network operators, and network management experts, and Internet technologists to share their experiences. More details: https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/covid-19-network-impacts-workshop-2020/. Send Submissions to: covidimpacts-workshop-pc@iab.org.
     
    Important dates:

    • Submissions Due: 9 October 2020
    • Invitations Issued by: 15 October 2020
    • Workshop Date: This is an over the Internet virtual workshop. Several sessions will  be scheduled for the different topics on the week of November 9, 2020, based on input from the participants.

     

    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR extended to September 10
      
    The ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers, education papers and editorials for the January issue of CCR has been extended to September 10, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/

  • August 31, 2020

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    Contents
    Call for Papers: COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop
    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR extended to September 10
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    Call for Papers: COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop
     
    An IETF Internet Architecture Board virtual workshop:
    https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/covid-19-network-impacts-workshop-2020/
     
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on people's lives and the societies and economies around the globe. But it also had a big impact on networking. With large numbers of people working from home or otherwise depending on the network for their daily lives, network traffic has surged.  Internet service providers and operators have reported 20% traffic growth or more in a matter of weeks. Traffic in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) is similarly on the rise. Most forms of network traffic have seen an increase, with conversational multimedia traffic growing in some cases more than 200%. And user time spent on conferencing services has risen by an order of magnitude on some conferencing platforms.
     
    In general, the Internet has coped relatively well with this traffic growth. The situation is not perfect: there has also been some outages, video quality reduction, and other issues. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how the technology, operators and service providers have been able to respond to large changes in traffic patterns. Understanding what actually happened with Internet traffic is of course interesting by its own right. The impacts of this crisis are also a potential opportunity to understand the impact of traffic shifts and growth more generally, or to prepare for future situations -- crisis or otherwise - that impact
    networking. Or even allow us to adjust the technology to be even better suited to respond to changes.
     
    The IAB is holding this workshop to convene interested researchers, network operators, and network management experts, and Internet technologists to share their experiences. More details: https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/covid-19-network-impacts-workshop-2020/. Send Submissions to: covidimpacts-workshop-pc@iab.org.
     
    Important dates:

    • Submissions Due: 9 October 2020
    • Invitations Issued by: 15 October 2020
    • Workshop Date: This is an over the Internet virtual workshop. Several sessions will  be scheduled for the different topics on the week of November 9, 2020, based on input from the participants.

     

    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR extended to September 10
      
    The ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers, education papers and editorials for the January issue of CCR has been extended to September 10, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/

  • July 31, 2020

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    Call for participation, Virtual SIGCOMM 2020
    July 2020 issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR
    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR is September 1st
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    Call for participation, Virtual SIGCOMM 2020
     
    SIGCOMM 2020 registration is now live! 56 papers, 2 keynote talks, panels, workshops, tutorials and more -- come see and participate at the first virtual SIGCOMM in history! 
     
    Register now at https://www.cvent.com/events/sigcomm-2020/event-summary-29cc3dd8a71844068c240b2bf515873e.aspx
     

    July 2020 issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR online
     
    The online version of the July 2020 issue of CCR is available at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/2020/ccr-july-2020-2020/the-july-2020-issue/.
     
    Note that the papers are currently behind the ACM DL paywall, due to issues with the OpenTOC provided by ACM. We’re in the process of resolving this with ACM. Preprints not behind the DL paywall will be made available on CCR online upon request.
     

    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR is September 1st
      
    The ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers, education papers and editorials for the January issue of CCR is September 1st, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/
     
    Also, note that the CCR reviewing process in place has slightly changed. For more details, see http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~steve/papers/editorial-ccr-review-process-update.pdf

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