December 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter

December 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
With the end of 2015 at hand, we can reflect upon a year of many events in the Internet landscape, from net neutrality battles, to the fall of safe harbours, and legal threats to the future of encryption on the web. I hope that in 2016 we will see a move towards a free and open Internet that is available and accessible to everyone across the world. On behalf of the Executive Committee I would like to wish you season’s greetings, and best wishes for the new year.
Here is the news for this month:
1. CoNext seeking site proposals for 2017
2.  CAIDA BGP Hackathon, Call for Participation and travel grants
3. ACM Fellows and Distinguished Scientists 2015
1. The Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting CoNext 2017. Please see here for details on CoNext and instructions for site proposals:
2. CAIDA, in cooperation with CSU, USC, UFMG, FORTH, Route Views, RIPE NCC, will host a BGP Hackathon on the 6-7th of February 2016 at UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA, USA). The theme of the hackathon is “live BGP measurements and monitoring”.
When: Feb 6-7, 2016
Where: the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California at San Diego (UCSD)
Who: Parties interested in hacking on live BGP data.
Important Deadline: Dec 22, 2015 for travel grant requests
Apply to attend:
3. Three SIGCOMM members have been selected as ACM Fellows this year: Kevin Fall, Michael George Luby, and Pablo Rodriguez. Other members of the community were recognized as ACM Distinguished Scientists: Ratul Mahajan, Konstantina Papagiannaki, and Ben Y Zhao. Congratulations to them all!
That’s all for now!