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Recent News

  • 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!

  • June 9, 2016

    Committee: Ratul Mahajan,  Dina Papagiannaki,  Jennifer Rexford, Vyas Sekar

     

    Award Papers:

     

    Link-level measurements from an 802.11b mesh network

    Daniel Aguayo, John Bicket, Sanjit Biswas, Glenn Judd, Robert Morris 

    Published in SIGCOMM 2004. 

     

    This paper was one of the first attempts to bring a “systems approach” to wireless networking and in particular provides key lessons from one of the first real operational deployments of wireless mesh networks. The impact of this work was in spawning new directions in wireless network research and in significantly raising the bar for research and evaluation in this domain by bringing to the fore real-world complexities of wireless signal propagation. 

     

    A first-principles approach to understanding the Internet's router-level topology 

    Lun Li, David Alderson, Walter Willinger, John Doyle

    SIGCOMM 2004.

     

    This paper questioned the prevailing work on scale-free graph structure for network topologies that incorrectly speculated an “Achilles’ heel” for the Internet, and instead provided a methodologically sound basis to explain the observed structure of Internet topologies. The impact of the paper was in bringing a greater degree of rigor in network topology research and evaluation, and in informing the community of potential pitfalls in using black-box network models without a clear understanding of underlying structural effects in network design. 

     

    The award papers were selected by a committee of Vyas Sekar (CMU, chair), Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft Research), Dina Papagiannaki (Telefonica), and Jennifer Rexford (Princeton). Papers co-authored by the committee members were excluded from consideration. All remaining papers in SIGCOMM sponsored conferences from 2004 to 2006 (SIGCOMM, CCR, IMC, CoNEXT, SenSys, and ANCS) were candidates for selection.

  • May 31, 2016

    June 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter
    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. SIGCOMM 2016 early registration deadline and the hotel room block expiration dates
    2. SIGCOMM 2016 Test of Time Awards
    3. SIGCOMM Rising star nominations
    4. 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award
    5. N2Women SIGCOMM Travel Grant
     
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    1. The SIGCOMM conference will be held in Florianopolis, Brazil in two months’ time. The deadline for booking a hotel room at discounted rates has been extended to July 20th. Please note the early registration deadline is July 14th, 11:59pm CDT). See the website for details:
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/index.php
     
    2. SIGCOMM 2016 Test of Time Awards Papers are:
     
    Link-level measurements from an 802.11b mesh network
    Daniel Aguayo, John Bicket, Sanjit Biswas, Glenn Judd, Robert Morris
    Published in SIGCOMM 2004.
     
    This paper was one of the first attempts to bring a “systems approach” to wireless networking and in particular provides key lessons from one of the first real operational deployments of wireless mesh networks. The impact of this work was in spawning new directions in wireless network research and in significantly raising the bar for research and evaluation in this domain by bringing to the fore real-world complexities of wireless signal propagation.

     
    A first-principles approach to understanding the Internet's router-level topology
    Lun Li, David Alderson, Walter Willinger, John Doyle
    SIGCOMM 2004.
     
    This paper questioned the prevailing work on scale-free graph structure for network topologies that incorrectly speculated an “Achilles’ heel” for the Internet, and instead provided a methodologically sound basis to explain the observed structure of Internet topologies. The impact of the paper was in bringing a greater degree of rigor in network topology research and evaluation, and in informing the community of potential pitfalls in using black-box network models without a clear understanding of underlying structural effects in network design.
     
    The award papers were selected by a committee of Vyas Sekar (CMU, chair), Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft Research), Dina Papagiannaki (Telefonica), and Jennifer Rexford (Princeton). Papers co-authored by the committee members were excluded from consideration. All remaining papers in SIGCOMM sponsored conferences from 2004 to 2006 (SIGCOMM, CCR, IMC, CoNEXT, SenSys, and ANCS) were candidates for selection.
     
    3. The annual SIGCOMM Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks. A nominee must be 35 years of age or younger as of December 31 of the year in which the award would be made.
     
    Nominations must be sent to Bruce Maggs by July 15, 2016, 11:59pm EDT.
    http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award
     
    4. 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!
     
    5. New this year, we are starting an N2Women Travel Grant for young researchers to participate in the N2Women event and attend Sigcomm.
     
    SIGCOMM'16 is experimenting a new format for the N2Women event at SIGCOMM. The event will be held over a dinner for a longer duration compared to typical lunches, and will be conducted a day before the conference. As part of the event, we are providing travel awards for up to five under-represented graduate students who can attend both the N2women event and SIGCOMM, sponposed by the National Science Foundation (this travel grant is contingent about receiving the NSF funds in time).
     
    To apply for the travel award, please follow the link at: https://goo.gl/JTVGGa

     
    That’s all for now!

  • November 10, 2015

    The SIGCOMM Rising Star Award 2015 winner is Brighten Godfrey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The award to Brighten Godfrey is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career in network architecture. His work has brought a synergy of algorithmic and systems insights to make significant contributions in problems such as pathlet routing, data center architectures, and network verification. Congratulations, Brighten!
     

  • July 31, 2015

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

    SIGCOMM 2015 is fast approaching! This year will introduce several new programs including student mentoring, and industrial demos (running for the second year), besides the usual workshops and poster sessions. The early registration deadline is July 15, only a few days away. The details of the program can be found at: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/ . Do plan to attend the community feedback session to share your concerns with other community members and to give your input to the EC!

    In other news, the EU recently released a somewhat convoluted draft proposal supporting net neutrality for an Open Internet, yet simultaneously supporting fast lanes. Read more on the controversy at:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/02/eu-proposal-adopts-net-neutrality_n_7717390.html

    Here is the news for this month:

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    1. SIGCOMM 2015 award

    2. New IEEE fellows/awards for SIGCOMM community members

    3. Workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM)

    4. News from the EC

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    1. We are delighted to announce that SIGCOMM 2015 awardee is Albert Greenberg (Microsoft Research) for pioneering the theory and practice of operating carrier and datacenter networks. Congratulations, Albert!

    2. Congratulations to many members of our SIGCOMM community have who been elected as IEEE Fellows; to Kimberly Claffy and Vern Paxson for winning the IEEE Internet Award; and to Albert Greenberg who also won the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award.

    For the full list of announcements and awards see http://delivery.qmags.com/d/DefaultV1.aspx?pub=IEEEAwards&upid=19422&S=ML&fl=others%2fIEEEAWARDS%2fIEEEAwards_2015.pdf

    3. To increase collaboration between industry and academia in the field of networking, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the Internet Society (ISOC) in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM are organizing a workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM), scheduled for the Saturday in between the 2015 ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) in Tokyo and the 94th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Yokohama.

    Submission deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015

    Notifications: Friday, August 28, 2015

    Workshop date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

    Details and submission instructions at https://irtf.org/raim-2015

    4. Some news from the EC

    • The EC has contracted with a meeting organiser called MeetGreen to help with the registration, budgeting, and planning process for SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences.

    • SIGCOMM 2015 talks will be recorded and made available online.

    • SIGCOMM 2016 preparation is on the way already, details at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/

    • We are requesting PC chairs of each conference to nominate one or two papers for CACM Research Highlights.

    That’s all for now!

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