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  • October 31, 2020

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    Call for Participation: HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020)
    Call for nominations: IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) 2021
    October 2020 issue of CCR
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    Call for Participation: HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020) 

    In light of continued effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020) will be a fully virtual event.  We will take this opportunity to deploy and try out several new features designed to encourage interaction and discussion at HotNets.  
     
    - In contrast to the invite-only format in previous years, we opened up registration for HotNets 2020 to all members of the community. 
    - We will provide two types of access to the workshop: live interactive zoom sessions for registered attendees, and concurrent streaming YouTube broadcasts for other viewers. 
    - In addition to Zoom/YouTube, we will host parallel discussions and Q&A on Slack, which is also open to the general public.

    Finally, Hotnets 2020 will be a 3-day event (3.5 hours per day) 

    November 4th, 2020 (Wed):   Start: 8:45AM (US Central Time), End: 12:30PM (US Central Time) 
    November 5th, 2020 (Thur):   Start: 9:00AM (US Central Time), End:  12:30PM (US Central Time)
    November 6th, 2020 (Fri):       Start: 9:00AM (US Central Time), End:  12:30PM (US Central Time)

    We hope that this combination of tools and platforms will facilitate more lively discussions on new ideas and future research topics. 

    Registered attendees will receive zoom session information via email, while information on YouTube broadcasts and Slack will be posted soon to the HotNets’20 website (https://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/program.html).  The full program is already posted on this site. Please stay tuned. 

    We look forward to seeing you all at HotNets 2020. 
    HotNets Organization Committee

    Call for nominations: Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) 2021

    Submit nominations for the ANRP 2021 until 22 November 2020

    The Applied Networking Research Prize is awarded to recognise the best recent results in applied networking, interesting new research ideas of potential relevance to the Internet standards community, and upcoming people that are likely to have an impact on Internet standards and technologies, with a particular focus on cases where these people or ideas would not otherwise get much exposure or be able to participate in the discussion.

    We encourage nominations of researchers with relevant research results, interesting ideas, and new perspectives. The award provides a cash prize, and will offer the winner the opportunity to present and discuss their work with the engineers, network  operators, policy makers, and scientists that participate in the Internet  Engineering Task Force (IETF) and its research arm, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). Both self- and third-party nominations for this prize are encouraged.

    More details, and how to nominate, at https://irtf.org/anrp/ 

    October 2020 issue of CCR

    The online version of the October 2020 issue of CCR is available at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/2020/ccr-october-2020-2020/the-october-2020-issue/.

  • 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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    Contents
    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
    -----------------------------------------------------------

    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/

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