February 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter

February 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
SIGCOMM networking systems award nominations are due on March 31st 2018
SIGCOMM award for lifetime contributions are due on March 31st 2018
SIGCOMM 2018 Workshops, Calls for Papers
Applied Networking Research Workshop 2018, Call for Papers
Information-Centric Networking Conference (ICN), Call for Papers 

SIGCOMM 2018 networking systems award nominations due on March 31st 2018
Due to delays in announcing the deadline for nominations for the networking systems award, we have extended the submission deadline to March 31st 2018.
The SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award is awarded to an institution or individual(s) to recognize the development of a networking system that has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking. The impact may be reflected in the wide-spread adoption of the system or its underlying concepts by the wider networking community either in research projects, in the open-source community, or commercially.
The award includes a prize of $2,500 (to be shared among the recipients) and plaque(s) for the recipient(s).
Relationship to ACM Software Systems Award
This differs in scope from the ACM Software System Award as it targets only networking systems, and is not restricted only to software. Networking systems may be realized as software, hardware, or a combination of both. Some recipients of the SIGCOMM Networking Systems award may be eligible
for the ACM Software Systems Award. However, systems that have received the ACM Software Systems Award in the past will not be considered for the SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award.
Selection Committee
The chair of the selection committee is a member of SIGCOMM appointed by the SIGCOMM awards chair. Other committee members are selected by the chair of the selection committee with approval of the SIGCOMM awards chair. The SIGCOMM awards Chair shall adjudicate conflicts of interest, appointing substitutes to the committee as necessary. The committee will have a minimum of three members.
Nominations may be submitted at any time to the SIGCOMM awards chair. Nominations submitted by January 31st will be considered for that year's award, which will be announced at the annual SIGCOMM conference. Self-nominations (individual or institutional) will not be accepted. A nomination for the award that is not selected will remain under consideration for 2 additional years.
Each nomination should consist of the following items:

  1. Name, address, phone number, and email address of the person making the nomination (the nominator).
  2. Name, address, phone number, and email address of the candidates for whom an award is recommended (the nominees). If the nominee is an institution: name, address, and URL for the institution.
  3. A short statement (200-500 words) that includes a brief description of the system, and a description of the impact that the system has had. Furthermore, the nomination should contain references that describe the system (e.g., papers or web pages for downloading the system and additional material) and, if possible, references to adoptions of the system.
  4. Names and email addresses of 5-10 people whom the nominator believes will support the nomination. The awards committee will solicit input from some or all of these individuals and from other sources as they deem necessary.

Ongoing publicity would be the same as for other SIGCOMM awards. A call for nominations will be sent to SIGCOMM members, mailing lists and social media channels in advance of the deadline. The announcement of the award should receive special publicity in the monthly email to SIGCOMM members and at the SIGCOMM conference.

SIGCOMM 2018 award for lifetime contribution nominations due on March 31st 2018
The SIGCOMM Award was initiated in 1989 as a means of honoring computer communication professionals for outstanding lifetime technical achievement in the fields of data and computer communications.
The award consists of an engraved pyramid from Tiffany's and a $2,000 honorarium. The award will be presented at the annual SIGCOMM Conference, at which time the awardee is invited to deliver a technical address. In the following are guidelines for submitting a nomination.

  1. Self-nominations are not accepted.
  2. The nominee need not be a member of ACM SIGCOMM.
  3. The nominator must be a member of ACM SIGCOMM.
  4. Nominations must be received by the Chairman of the SIGCOMM Award Committee no later than March 31 each year.
  5. Nominations which did not result in an award can be resubmitted/ updated in subsequent years.
  6. Previous awardees are not eligible for future nominations.
  7. Members of the Award Committee are not eligible.
  8. Members of the SIGCOMM Executive Committee (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, Past Chairman and Editor) are not eligible.

Material to be included in the nomination:

  1. Curriculum Vitae, including publications, of nominee.
  2. Concise statement (one sentence) of the work for which the award is being nominated. This statement will appear on the award plaque.
  3. Description of the nominee's role in the work justifying the nomination.
  4. At most four letters of recommendation from others which identify rationale for the nomination and by what means the recommender knows of the nominee's work. It is recommended that at least three letters of recommendation be included in the nomination materials.
  5. Justification for declaring the nominee's work to be a major, lifetime contribution to computer communications.

The nomination should be made in the form of a letter addressed to the Chairman of the SIGCOMM Award Committee - dpapagia@google.com. The nominator should solicit recommendations from colleagues in the field who are most familiar with the nominee's achievements. It is neither required nor recommended to send copies of published papers or books along with the nomination materials. The nominator is responsible for gathering all nomination materials to the Chair of the Awards Committee on or before March 31 2018. Submissions should be made by email. No late nominations will be considered for the current year. They will be held over until the following year for consideration.

SIGCOMM 2018 Workshops, Calls for Papers
In conjunction with its main conference, SIGCOMM 2018 will hold 11 one-day workshops in Budapest, Hungary on Monday, August 20 and Friday, August 24. The workshops have their abstract registration and paper submission deadlines on March 18 and 25, respectively.  The detailed calls for papers are available at the links listed below:
* Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Data Communication Networks (Big-DAMA 2018),
* IoT Security and Privacy (IoT S&P),
* Kernel Bypassing Networks (KBNets 2018),
* Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM 2018),
* Networking for Emerging Applications and Technologies (NEAT 2018),
* Network Meets AI & ML (NetAIM 2018),
* In-Network Computing (NetCompute 2018),
* Security in Softwarized Networks: Prospects and Challenges (SecSoN 2018),
* Self-Driving Networks (SelfDN 2018),
* Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Network (VR/AR Network 2018),
* Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity (WTMC 2018),
If you have recent research results on a related topic , please consider submitting them to the respective SIGCOMM 2018 workshop. Anyone registered for a Monday or Friday workshop may freely attend the other workshops on the same day.  To promote high attendance of the workshops, SIGCOMM 2018 will offer a discounted workshop registration to the main-conference registrants.

Applied Networking Research Workshop 2018, Call for Papers
The ACM, IRTF & ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop 2018 (ANRW’18) is an academic workshop that provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators, and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research. Our other goal is to create a path for academics to transition research back into the IETF standards and protocols and for academics to find inspiration from topics and open problems addressed at the IETF. We are particularly interested in topics that focus on wide-area networks and network security, but applied networking topics outside of these focus areas (see below) are also welcome.
The conference will consist of a mix of invited talks, submitted talks, and submitted short papers. Invited talks, covering topics including BGP security, TCP congestion control, self-running networks and optical networking have already been announced on the ANRW website.

  • Submitted talks are not-for-publication resubmissions of works that have been published elsewhere during the last 12 months. For a talk to be considered for presentation, please submit an extended abstract that is no longer than 2 pages.
  • Short papers are publications that present new research that has not been previously published. For a short paper to be considered for publication, please submit work describing early/emerging results in a relevant topic area. There is a 6-page limit for short papers.

The ANRW’18 particularly encourages the submission of results that could form the basis for future engineering work in the IETF, that could change operational Internet practices, that can help better specify Internet protocols, or that could influence further research and experimentation in the IRTF. ANRW ‘18 is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the Internet Society (ISOC).
Important Dates:

  • Paper submission deadline, April 20, 2018
  • Paper notification deadline, May 14, 2018


ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking 2018, Call for Papers
The 5th ACM conference on Information Centric Networking (ICN 2018) will be held in Boston, MA, USA, Friday through Sunday, September 21-23, 2018. We are inviting submissions that describe significant research contributions to ICN as broadly defined. The fundamental concept in Information Centric Networking (ICN) is to provide the ability to access named information as a principal service offered by the network, evolving the Internet from today’s host based packet delivery towards directly retrieving information objects and invoking services by name in a secure, resilient, scalable, and efficient way. These architectural design efforts aim to address the challenges that arise from the increasing demands from accessing cloud resources, from accelerated growth of mobile devices and edge computing, from wide deployment of Internet-of-things (IoT), and from the need to secure the global Internet. ACM ICN 2018 will be a single track conference focusing on current ICN research topics, featuring paper presentations, posters, and demonstrations. More details can be found at: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2018/cf-papers.php
Important Dates

  • May 1, 2018 Paper Registration Deadline (Long and Short) (HARD DEADLINE) 
  • May 8, 2018 Paper Submission Deadline (Long and Short) (HARD DEADLINE) 
  • July 18, 2018 Acceptance Notification 
  • August 21, 2018 Camera Ready Due 
  • September 21-23, 2018 Conference