August 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter

August 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
We are just over a week away from SIGCOMM 2015, with a packed program of exciting papers, workshops, tutorials, and really fun social events. We look forward to welcoming over 500 of you in London:                                                           
If you can’t attend, you can still watch the event live at
Here is the news for this month:
1. SIGCOMM 2015 Test of Time award
2. GENI Transition Planning
3. IMC travel grants
4. Industry day on measurements between IMC and IETF
5. ACM-W Europe womENcourage Celebration of Women in Computing

1.  SIGCOMM 2015 Test of Time awards winners are:
“A clean slate 4D approach to network control and management”, Albert Greenberg, Gisli Hjalmtysson, David A. Maltz, Andy Myers, Jennifer Rexford, Geoffrey Xie, Hong Yan, Jibin Zhan, and Hui Zhang.
CCR October 2005.
This paper led to a resurgence of interest in the topic of separated data and control planes to better manage networks that developed into Software Defined Networking (SDN).
“Sizing router buffers”, Guido Appenzeller, Isaac Keslassy, and Nick McKeown. SIGCOMM 2004.
This paper questioned the old rule-of-thumb for buffering at routers and contributed theory and experiments to show much less buffering is needed.  It has ongoing relevance to issues such as bufferbloat and small buffers in commodity switching chips.
2. The National Science Foundation (NSF), Computing Community Consortium (CCC), and GENI project office (GPO) are seeking community input to plan the future governance and direction of the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI). Submissions are invited via email to by August 15. For background information and full details, see this CCC blog post:
3. The IMC travel grants deadline is Aug 14. This year we are also offering geodiversity grants in addition to the usual student travel grants:    
4. 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. Details and submission instructions at Submission deadline: August 7.
5. The ACM-W Europe womENcourage Celebration of Women in Computing is a scientific event, and also an event aimed at networking and exploring career opportunities for women in computer science and related disciplines. This conference brings together researchers and professionals, as well as students in all levels of education, to present and share their achievements and experience in computing. Register by 08/08 before early bird ends! Should you have any questions, you may find answers on the event website or by emailing me (
That’s all for now!