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Statement by the SIGCOMM Executive Committee

Statement by the SIGCOMM Executive Committee
June 6, 2016
The SIGCOMM Executive Committee, along with the 2016 organization committee, has been closely monitoring the Zika virus situation in Brazil. Our concern led us to relocate the conference from Salvador to Florianopolis, a city in Southern Brazil that is as far away from Salvador as Toronto is from Miami.

Guru's column: ACM SIGCOMM Student Mentoring Column

ACM SIGCOMM Student Mentoring Column
Aditya Akella, UW—Madison (guru@sigcomm.org
On Program Committees and Social Networking at Conferences
Dear students: This edition of the Student Mentoring Column focuses on program committees (their composition and how they work) and the importance of social networking at conferences. The questions below don’t provide comprehensive coverage of either topic; as such, we may revisit them in future editions.

Guru's Column: Various Student Questions

ACM SIGCOMM Student Mentoring Column
Aditya Akella, UW—Madison
 
Topic: Various Student Questions
 
Dear students: I hope you have been enjoying reading the column. This column is similar to the previous one: it attempts to address a few more of your questions. Thanks for the great questions; keep them coming! Again, many thanks to Brighten Godfrey (UIUC) and Vyas Sekar (CMU) for contributing their thoughts.
 

Guru's Column: BIN Problems

ACM SIGCOMM Student Mentoring Column
Aditya Akella, UW—Madison
 
BIN Problems
 
 

Guru's Column: Various Student Questions

ACM SIGCOMM Student Mentoring Column
Aditya Akella, UW—Madison
 
Topic: Various Student Questions
 

SIGCOMM community

Networking and data communications fields, and consequently our community, are rapidly growing and evolving. An increasing number of focused conferences have recently been sponsored by SIGCOMM. This growth calls for the community to rethink about the publication and dissemination models. In a recent CCR editorial, Nick McKeown discusses some thoughts about "Enlarging the SIGCOMM tent", which reminds me of interesting, though rather heated, debates at the Community Session in Hong Kong. The SIGCOMM EC encourage you to read this and discuss your thoughts with us!

Ph.D. Advice on "Managing Your Advisor" (from greatresearch.org)

Hello Everyone,

Hamed Haddadi, the Information Service Director for SIGCOMM, has found some of my posts over at "How to Do Great Research" quite worthwhile to read, and has suggested that I cross-post some of the content on the SIGCOMM blog.  I'll point you over to the blog for the full content, but I've posted a teaser below.

Key networking concepts for the ACM/IEEE Computing Curriculum

ACM and IEEE have joined again their forces to create a reference Computing Curriculum for Computing Science. The previous edition was released in 2001 with an update in 2008 :

SIGCOMM Award Nominations Due March 31st

Nominations for the annual SIGCOMM Award are due on March 31st to Ramesh Govindan (ramesh@usc.edu). The nomination procedure is described here.

What are the mandatory networking concepts ?

Some time ago, a colleague mentioned that some universities did not offer any networking course to their students and that the networking concepts were taught inside other courses such as programming systems courses. Assuming that a student will be exposed to only five hours of networking concepts, what are the mandatory concepts that he should understand ?

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