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  • January 2, 2020

    Call for Nominations: ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award
    Call for Demos and Posters: ACM SIGCOMM SOSR

    Call for Nominations, ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award
    The ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award is given to an individual or an institution to recognize the development of a software system that has had a significant impact on software-defined networking (SDN) research, implementations, and tools. The impact may be reflected in the widespread adoption of the system, or of its underlying concepts, by the wider SDN community, either in research projects, in the open-source community, or commercially. The award includes a prize of $1,000. The award is presented at the Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) each year and the winner is invited to give a talk at the conference.
    Nominations should be submitted by email to sosr-award@sigcomm.org on or before January 22nd, 2020 to be considered for this year’s award.
    More details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2020/award.html

    Call for Demos and Posters - ACM SOSR 2020
    The ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR '20) demos and posters session showcases research projects current that are in an early stage and could benefit from community feedback. We particularly invite the submission of emerging results in SDN research that address timely problems. In the past, we had great discussions over the demos and posters session, and we hope to replicate the same success this year. Please submit your coolest ongoing work!
    More details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2020/calls.html

  • December 4, 2019

    ACM History Fellowship Call for Proposals

    ACM History Fellowship Call for Proposals
    The ACM History Committee runs a competition for research projects on or centrally related to ACM history, which has resulted in 30 fellowships awarded since the start of this fellowship program in 2009.   Many of these awards have gone to scholars (graduate students to senior scholars). The ACM History Committee’s 2020 fellowship call for proposal is now open and anyone with interests in contributing to documenting ACM’s history is encouraged to apply.  
    The submission deadline for applications is February 15, 2020.
    The application link is:  http://history.acm.org/public/public_documents/acm_history_fellowship_announce.php

  • October 28, 2019

    CCR is SIGCOMM's newsletter.  It is published quarterly and publishes 
    both peer-reviewed technical papers and non-peer reviewed editorial 
    content.  It also serves as a forum for the publication of reports from 
    SIG's sponsored workshops and conferences, and as of 2012 the best of 
    CCR papers appear for presentation at ACM SIGCOMM. Publication of the 
    newsletter is overseen by the CCR Editor with the help of an Editorial 
    Board consisting of Area Editors.  The CCR editor manages the paper 
    submission, review, and publication process together with the Editorial 
    Board.  Reviews are currently managed through hotcrp.com and papers are 
    published on both the ACM DL and CCR Online, although the latter may end 
    now that access to CCR papers in the ACM DL is open-access.
    In addition to the above responsibilities, the CCR editor also solicits 
    editorial submissions and over the years has launched a number of 
    initiatives aimed at broadening the impact and scope of CCR.  One such 
    example was the creation of an artifacts evaluation committee tasked 
    with handling artifact submissions either directly or for papers 
    published in some of the SIG's sponsored conferences. Another more 
    recent is the exploration of podcasts, to be hosted on the DL, to 
    commemorate the SIG's 50th birthday.
    The term of the current CCR Editor, Olivier Bonaventure, is coming to an 
    end and the SIGCOMM EC is issuing an open call for nominations to 
    identify his replacement. In addition to continuing the tradition of 
    quality and innovation that has been CCR's trademark, as we move some of 
    the publication aspects into the ACM DL and explore other means of 
    offloading logistical support, the new CCR Editor will have the 
    opportunity to launch new initiatives aimed at best serving the needs of 
    our community.
    Interested candidates should submit by email to the SIG Chair 
    (guerin@acm.org) a short two-page statement highlighting the experience 
    they bring to the position and articulating their vision for the 
    newsletter, a link to a recent CV, and a list of three names that the 
    SIGCOMM EC could contact for references.

  • October 28, 2019

    SIGCOMM is ACM's professional forum for discussing communications and 
    computer networks. The SIG sponsors a range of conferences and awards 
    travel grants to attend them, oversees the publication of its 
    newsletter, CCR, and organizes various events for its members, including 
    summer schools and students workshops. In particular, the SIG has a 
    strong tradition of activities aimed at encouraging the participation of 
    students and junior researchers.
    The SIGCOMM Education Director is responsible for coordinating 
    activities aimed at creating educational material and opportunities on 
    various networking topics for students and our members, as well as for 
    soliciting and initiating new activities in those areas. Examples of 
    past such activities include contributions to ACM/IEEE CS Curriculum, 
    organizing shadow TPCs, supporting summer schools, organizing education 
    workshops, initiating the CoNEXT student workshop, editing the SIGCOMM 
    ebook on recent advances in networking, etc.
    The new SIGCOMM Education Director is expected to not only continue 
    coordinating existing educational activities, but also contribute to 
    encouraging and creating new proposals that address the expectations of 
    today's students and teachers. Possible ideas include exploring MOOCs, 
    webinars, improving the quality of wikipedia networking pages, 
    organizing hackathons or education workshops on emerging topics.  The 
    SIG is committed to helping support greater educational initiatives and 
    resources will be made available to help the new Education Director 
    realize them.
    Interested candidates should submit by email to the SIG Chair 
    (guerin@acm.org) a short (one or two pages) statement describing their 
    vision and objectives for this position, a link to a recent CV, and a 
    list of three names that the SIGCOMM EC could contact for references.

  • October 1, 2019


    Call for Papers, ACM SOSR 2020
    Call for Papers, Workshop on Buffer Sizing (BS’19)

    Call for Papers, ACM SOSR 2020
    More than 10 years have now elapsed since the beginning of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Over the course of a decade, SDN has fueled incredible innovation, revolutionizing virtually all networking areas. SDN is now deployed in a growing number of production and experimental settings, including data centers, enterprise networks, content providers, and Internet Service Providers.

    The ACM SIGCOMM 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. New to this year, SOSR will be co-­located with the Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit on March 3, 2020 in San Jose, CA.to foster interaction between academic and industrial attendees.

    We invite submissions on a wide range of research on the broad area of software-defined, programmable networks, and more. 

    Paper registration(with abstract): November 8, 2019 (AoE)
    Paper submission: November 15, 2019 (AoE)
    More details https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2020/calls.html

    Call for Papers, Workshop on Buffer Sizing 2019 (BS’19)
    Buffer Sizing, Stanford University December 2-3, 2019

    Despite lots of discussion in academia and industry, there isn’t consensus about how big a router buffer should be. Choosing a buffer size is inherently complicated: It depends on (at least) the congestion control algorithm, AQM (marking and dropping policies), load-balancing, traffic engineering and the applications generating the traffic. So far, there has been some measurement and theory, but little consensus.

    Involving academics and industry stakeholders, the goal of this workshop is to improve our understanding of how to pick buffer sizes in different parts of the network (e.g. DC, WAN, last mile, WiFi, cellular), for different applications (video, HPC, Hadoop-like, financial) and for different congestion control algorithms. Ideally, we would like to establish, from a mix of theoretical and experimental results, guidelines that can be used in practice to size routers’ buffers, and provide guidance to semiconductor and equipment providers.

    Register paper or talk proposal on website: Before October 15 at 11.59pm Pacific Time.
    Submit 4-6 page paper or 2 page proposal: Before October 22 at 11.59pm Pacific Time.
    More details: http://buffer-workshop.stanford.edu/cfp/

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