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  • February 29, 2020

    Three SIGCOMM award deadlines on March 31st
    Cancellation of the 2020 ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR)
    Call for Abstracts: Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2020) 

    Three SIGCOMM award deadlines on March 31st
    Please note that March 31st marks the deadline for nominations for 3 of our SIGCOMM awards: 
    i) SIGCOMM award for lifetime contribution, 
    ii) SIGCOMM networking systems award, and 
    iii) SIGCOMM Test of Time award (optional). 
    Please follow the nomination guidelines at http://www.sigcomm.org/awards.

    Cancellation of the 2020 ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR)
    The ACM SOSR conference that was due to take place on March 3rd in San Jose, California has been cancelled due to the increasing risk of spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus. SOSR was co-located with the Open Compute Project (OCP) global summit, which cancelled all its events for the same reason.  
    Plans are underway to replace the physical event with a virtual event at a later time.  Please be on the lookout for the announcement of the virtual SOSR event as plans are finalized.

    Call for Abstracts: Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2020)
    The Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2020) solicits stimulating and original ideas in all aspects of networking research, reflecting the ongoing research efforts of postgraduate students and junior faculty members in the form of 2-page extended abstracts.
    We encourage submissions about research at an early stage as well as more advanced dissertation-level research. Accepted presentations will not be published as proceedings, so postgraduate students can submit already accepted/published dissertation-level results and conversely results presented at the workshop can subsequently be submitted, in more complete form, for publication in a full-fledged conference or journal. Research addressing non-standard topics, controversial problems and approaches are of particular interest. The scope of the workshop is broad and covers all aspects of networking research. 
    To prepare the extended abstract, please follow the ACM SIGCOMM formatting guidelines (LaTeX template for ACM conference proceedings), except for the following two differences:

    1. papers are limited to TWO (2) pages only, plus references. Note that the two-page limit includes ALL figures, tables but does not include references (add as many as needed);
    2. Please provide only author names and affiliations; it is not necessary to add PAPER ID and number of pages. Submissions must not be anonymous.

    Travel grants will be available to students and postdocs attending LANCOMM 2020. This support, provided by SIGCOMM, will assist a substantial number of attendees by covering their transport and accommodation costs. The application must be made together with the submission of the extended abstract. To increase outreach, applications from institutions within Latin America, but outside Brazil, will be given priority. ACM SIGCOMM members (student or young professional members) will be also given priority. We encourage participation of women and under-represented minorities.
    Important Dates
    Abstract/Application Submission Deadline: March 16, 2020
    Acceptance Notification: April 6, 2020
    Final Abstract and Poster: April 17, 2020
    Workshop: May 25, 2020 (Monday)
    More information at the LANCOMM 2020 website

  • January 31, 2020

    Announcing new SIG Education Director
    Announcing SIGCOMM podcasts
    Submissions to ACM SIGCOMM are due soon!
    Submissions to the July issue of SIGCOMM CCR
    Call for Proposals for the 5th Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW '20)
    Three SIGCOMM award deadlines on March 31st
    ACM SOSR’20: Call for Participation / Registration
    Call for Volunteers: CRA-WP and CRA-URMD workshops

    New SIG Education Director
    We welcome Matthew Caesar as the new SIGCOMM Education Director.  Matt is replacing Tristan Henderson, whom we would like to thank for his several years of service to the SIG in that capacity.

    New SIGCOMM podcasts
    While working on the celebration of SIGCOMM’s 50th anniversary, we discussed about the possibility of recording podcasts with SIGCOMM award winners. In parallel, Russ White had been recording podcasts about the history of networking and he offered to record podcasts with SIGCOMM award winners. The first of these podcasts is a discussion with Jennifer Rexford on the history of the history of programmable control planes. Other podcasts will be released in the coming months.

    Submissions to ACM SIGCOMM are due soon!
    The ACM SIGCOMM conference is the premier venue to publish novel and
    significant research results in the field of computer
    networking. Please submit your best work!
    Paper submissions are due on Friday Feb 7, 2020 at 11.59 PM Eastern Time.
    Submission website: https://sigcomm2020.hotcrp.com/
    Conference website: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/
    Call for Papers: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/cfp.html
    Detailed submission instructions: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/submission.html

    Deadline for the July issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR is March 1st
    ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers and editorials for the July issue of CCR is conference is March 1st, 2020. 
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/

    Call for Proposals for the 5th Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW '20)
    The 5th Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW '20) is a one day event bringing together researchers, operators and representatives of the Internet standards community. Co-located with IETF 108 in Madrid, ANRW '20 will take place on Monday July 27th, at the IETF venue.
    We are looking for submissions in the form of short papers discussing original research that is relevant to the IETF and IRTF community and can lead to changes to, or new insights on Internet standards and protocols. We also solicit descriptions of early work or updates on ongoing work in the form of lightning papers that are presented as posters at the workshop. Participating in ANRW '20 provides an excellent opportunity to interact with the IETF and IRTF community.
    For more information, see the full call for proposals here: https://irtf.org/anrw/2020/cfp.html
    Mirja Kühlewind and Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (co-chairs of ANRW '20)

    Three SIGCOMM award deadlines on March 31st
    Please note that March 31st marks the deadline for nominations for 3 of our SIGCOMM awards: i) SIGCOMM award for lifetime contribution, ii) SIGCOMM networking systems award, and iii) SIGCOMM Test of Time award (optional). Please follow the nomination guidelines at http://www.sigcomm.org/awards.

    ACM SOSR’20: Call for Participation / Registration
    The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to the ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR), to be held on March 3, 2020 in San Jose, CA. 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 to foster interaction between academic and industrial attendees.
    We are also pleased to announce that we will again be giving out the SOSR Software Systems Award at this year's SOSR, which recognizes software that has significantly impacted SDN.
    Registration details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2020/register.html

    Call for Volunteers: CRA-WP and CRA-URMD workshops 
    SIGCOMM supports increasing diversity in the community and has been a sponsor of CRA-WP workshops. We are looking for volunteers to attend two upcoming CRA-WP grad cohort workshops. The CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies. The CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshop for URMD, created more recently, has similar goals, but for underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. Both workshops include a mix of formal presentations, informal discussions and social events. Senior computing researchers and other professionals share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as insights about their experiences. The Grad Cohort for URMD takes place on March 5-7 in Austin, while the Grad Cohort for Women happens on April 16-18 in New Orleans. 
    SIGCOMM is looking for members from the community to volunteer to participate in either of these two workshops. We offer registration and will cover domestic air travel and accommodation expenses, and expect the volunteer to participate in activities and engage in discussions with attendees interested in computer networks and communications (e.g., by  manning the thematic lunch table and mingling with attendees in informal discussions and during social events). Volunteers will help attendees understand the pros and cons of pursuing a research career in the field and the opportunities available in the SIGCOMM community. If you are willing to help, please contact Marinho Barcellos at marinho@acm.org as soon as possible.

  • 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.

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