January 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter

Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

Happy 2015, and best wishes to all of you for your success, particularly those burning the midnight oil towards January deadlines, including that of SIGOCMM 2015!
Here is the news for this month:

1. ACM Fellows and Distinguished Members

2. ACM ICN 2015

3. Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR, formerly HotSDN)

4. ACM SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Achievement

5. Examples of Research Affecting the Practice of Networking

6. SIGCOMM 2015 workshops and new track


1. Congratulations to three SIGCOMM members who have been named ACM Fellows (Johannes Gehrke, Robert Morris, Henning Schulzrinne) and three who have been named Distinguished Members (Paul Barford, Ahmed A Helmy, Jason Liu)

2. The CFP for the second ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2015) is now up on http://conferences.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2015/

Important Dates:
May 22, 2015        Full Paper Submission
July 20, 2015        Acceptance Notification
August 15, 2015   Camera Ready Due
Sep. 30 - Oct. 2, 2015   Conference

3. Submit to the new SIG-sponsored Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR, formerly HotSDN), co-located with the Open Networking Summit June 17-18, 2015. Register your abstract by March 7, and submit by March 14. Both short (6-page) and long (12-page) papers will be accepted.

4. Nominations for the ACM SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Achievement are due March 31. Read more about the award, the previous winners, and about the nomination process at http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-awards

5. As networking researchers, we love to work on ideas that improve the practice of networking. In the pioneering days of the Internet, the link between networking researchers and practitioners was strong; the community was small and everyone knew each other. Not only were there many important ideas from the research community that affected the practice of networking, we were all very aware of them. Today, the networking industry is enormous and the practice of networking spans many network equipment vendors, operators, chip manufacturers, the IETF, data centers, wireless and cellular, and so on. There continues to be a transfer of ideas, but there isn't a forum to learn about them. We are addressing this gap through a new series of articles in CCR. The goal of this series is to present articles that shine a spotlight on specific examples of technology transfer from academia to industry; focussing not only on the technology and ideas themselves, but also on the path the ideas took to affect practice. This path is not straightforward. Sometimes a research paper was picked up by chance; but more often, researchers worked hand-in-hand with the standards community, the open-source community, or industry to develop the idea further to make it suitable for adoption. We want their stories here.

We are seeking CCR articles describing interesting cases of "research affecting practice", including ideas transferred from research labs (academic or industrial) that became:
  * Commercial products.
  * Internet standards
  * Algorithms and ideas embedded into new or existing products
  * Widely used open-source software
  * Ideas deployed first by startups, by existing companies or by distribution of free software
  * Communities built around a toolbox, language, or dataset

We also welcome stories of negative experiences, or ideas that seemed promising but ended-up not taking off.

6. SIGCOMM 2015 will have a number of events, and tracks, including:
(i) the “experiences track”: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/submission.php#experience
For this track, we are soliciting papers that describe design, analysis, and evaluation of techniques in commercial (or otherwise widespread) deployments. The deadlines are the same as for regular SIGCOMM papers
        Paper registration: Jan 23rd
        Paper Submission: Jan 30th

(II). SIGCOMM workshops — There are 4 of them:
    • All Things Cellular: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/atc.php
        Paper registration: March 20th
        Paper Submission: March 27th
        Workshop Date: August 17th

    • Crowdsourcing and crowdsharing of Big (Internet) Data (C2B(I)D): http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/c2bid.php
        Paper registration: March 20th
        Paper Submission: March 27th
        Workshop Date: August 17th

    • Hot Topics in Middleboxes and Network Function Virtualization (HotMiddlebox): http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/hotmiddlebox.php
        Paper registration: March 24th
        Paper Submission: March 31st
        Workshop Date: August 21st

    • Ethics in Networked Systems Research http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/netethics.php
        Paper Submission: March 31st
        Workshop Date: August 21st

That’s all for now!

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