April 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter

April 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Call for Papers:  ACM CoNEXT 2018 (4-7 Dec, 2018, Heraklion, Greece)
Dina Katabi Receives 2017 ACM Prize in Computing
Call for Papers: 16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
Call for Papers: HotNets 2018: Seventeenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks
ACM IoT Day in conjunction with ACM MobiSys 2018 in Munich, 10-15 June 2018

Call for Papers: ACM CoNEXT 2018 (4-7 Dec, 2018, Heraklion, Greece)
The CoNEXT 2018 conference seeks papers presenting significant and novel research results on emerging computer networks and its applications. We especially encourage submissions that present novel experimentation, creative use of networking technologies, and new insights made possible using analysis. We invite submissions on a wide range of topics which include but are not limited to:
● Big data platforms with applications to network management, security, measurements
● Content distribution and caching, e.g., CDN, peer-to-peer, overlays, wide-area
● Design, analysis, and evaluation of network architectures
● Experience papers providing detailed technical insights into real-world deployments of novel
networking technologies and systems
● Internet measurement and modeling
● Innovative uses of network data beyond communication
● Networking aspects of data-centers and cloud computing
● Networking aspects of operating systems and virtualization architectures
● Network control and management, including SDN, NFV and network programmability
● Architectures, designs, analysis, measurements of programmable data planes and in-network
● Network, transport, and application-layer protocols
● Networking aspects of ubiquitous computing, including Internet-of-Things, smart homes, and
smart cities
● Networking aspects of online social networks
● Network economics
● Network verification and validation
● Novel applications of machine learning to networking
● Reliability and availability of networks, protocols, and applications
● Routing and traffic engineering
● Security and privacy aspects of networks, protocols, and applications
● Self-organizing/driving, autonomous, and federated network systems
● Topics at the intersection of energy-efficient computing and networking
● Wireless and cellular networks
We are open to other contributions that stretch networking research outside of these topics, present new emerging computing trends, or potentially involve unfamiliar techniques. We ask authors to bear in mind that the main factor of interest for their work will be the implications of their results in networking. Potential authors who are unsure of the scope are encouraged to contact the PC chairs before submission. 
In addition to the main conference, CoNEXT 2018 will have a series of co-located workshops, poster and demo sessions, a travel grant program, and conference best paper awards.
Important dates

  • Abstract Registration: Monday June 15, 2018 (23:59 PDT)
  • Paper Submission: Monday June 22, 2018 (23:59 PDT) (hard deadline, no extensions will be given)
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 12, 2018
  • Camera Ready: October 12, 2018
  • Conference: Tuesday, December 4th to Friday, 7th, 2018

Contact us
● If you have any questions please email the TPC co-chairs at: <conext18-tpc_at_ics.forth.gr>
● Official CoNEXT website: https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2018


Dina Katabi Receives 2017 ACM Prize in Computing
ACM has named Dina Katabi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) the recipient of the 2017 ACM Prize in Computing for creative contributions to wireless systems. She and her team pioneered the use of wireless signals in applications that can sense humans behind walls, determine their movements and even surmise their emotional states. These trailblazing human-sensing technologies hold out promise for use in several applications of daily life.

Call for Papers: 16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
The Call for Papers for the 16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation is now available! NSDI '19 will take place February 25–28, 2019, in Boston, MA, USA.
NSDI focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of networked and distributed systems. This year, we're making two major changes: we're offering two submission deadlines, and we're providing the possibility of getting one-shot-revision decisions in lieu of rejection.
The Spring deadline to submit your paper titles and abstracts is Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Fall deadline will be in September. Please view the complete Call for Papers for all the details and submission instructions.

Call for Papers: HotNets 2018: Seventeenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks
November 8-November 9, 2018 — Redmond, Washington, USA
We invite researchers and practitioners to submit short position papers. We encourage papers that identify fundamental open questions, advocate a new approach, offer a constructive critique of the state of networking research, re-frame or debunk existing work, report unexpected early results from a deployment, report on promising but unproven ideas, or propose new evaluation methods. Novel ideas need not be supported by full evaluations; well-reasoned arguments or preliminary evaluations can support the possibility of the paper’s claims.
We seek early-stage work, where the authors can benefit from community feedback. An ideal submission has the potential to open a line of inquiry for the community that results in multiple conference papers in related venues (SIGCOMM, SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, MobiCom, MobiSys, CoNEXT, etc.), rather than a single follow-on conference paper. The program committee will explicitly favor early work and papers likely to stimulate reflection and discussion over “conference papers in miniature”. Finished work that fits in a short paper is likely a better fit with the short-paper tracks at either CoNEXT or IMC.
HotNets takes a broad view of networking research. This includes new ideas relating to (but not limited to) mobile, wide-area, data-center, home, and enterprise networks using a variety of link technologies (wired, wireless, visual, and acoustic), as well as social networks and network architecture. It encompasses all aspects of networks, including (but not limited to) packet-processing hardware and software, virtualization, mobility, provisioning and resource management, performance, energy consumption, topology, robustness and security, measurement, diagnosis, verification, privacy, economics and evolution, interactions with applications, and usability of underlying networking technologies.
Position papers will be selected based on originality, likelihood of stimulating insightful discussion at the workshop, and technical merit. Accepted papers will be posted online prior to the workshop and will be published in the ACM Digital Library to facilitate wide dissemination of the ideas discussed at the workshop.
Toward facilitating reflective discussion within the networking research community, HotNets 2018 will continue the HotNets Dialogues: give-and-take written discussions of a selection of accepted papers, each between a pair of program committee members, that will be posted on the HotNets web site shortly before the workshop.
Important Dates

Abstract registration deadline:

Jul 13, 2018 (7:59 PM EDT)

Paper submission deadline:

Jul 20, 2018 (7:59 PM EDT)

Acceptance/rejection notification to authors:

Sep 22, 2018

Camera-ready submission deadline:

Oct 20, 2018


Nov 8-9, 2018


ACM IoT Day in conjunction with ACM MobiSys 2018 in Munich, 10-15 June 2018
The ACM Open IoT Day, will be held in conjunction with ACM MobiSys 2018 in Munich, 10-15 June 2018. See https://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2018/iot_day/
ACM Open IoT day will provide a venue for industry practitioners and academics to examine the future evolution of the IoT, with particular attention to transparency, trust, and ethics aspects arising from the rapid advances in its enabling technologies and applications.