ACM SIGCOMM Student Mentoring Column: On Program Committees and Social Networking at Conferences

By: 
Aditya Akella
Appears in: 
CCR January 2016

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. I got plenty of help in preparing this edition. In particular, many thanks to Kyle Jamieson (Princeton), Ethan Katz-Bassett (USC), George Porter (UCSD), Vyas Sekar (CMU), and Minlan Yu (USC) for contributing answers.