ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award

The ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award recognizes papers published 10 to 12 years in the past in Computer Communication Review or any SIGCOMM sponsored or co-sponsored conference that is deemed to be an outstanding paper whose contents are still a vibrant and useful contribution today.

The past recipients of the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award are:


  •     “Congestion Control for High Bandwidth-Delay Product Networks” by Dina Katabi, Mark Handley, and Charlie Rohrs, SIGCOMM 2002

    XCP opened the door to a "second generation" of congestion control papers, building upon related TCP and ECN work, and with an understanding of
    traffic management not requiring per-flow state.  The decoupling of congestion control from transfer efficiency underpins many of the subsequent TCP approaches, and influenced the TCP implementations in common use today.