July 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter

Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

SIGCOMM 2015 is fast approaching! This year will introduce several new programs including student mentoring, and industrial demos (running for the second year), besides the usual workshops and poster sessions. The early registration deadline is July 15, only a few days away. The details of the program can be found at: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/ . Do plan to attend the community feedback session to share your concerns with other community members and to give your input to the EC!

In other news, the EU recently released a somewhat convoluted draft proposal supporting net neutrality for an Open Internet, yet simultaneously supporting fast lanes. Read more on the controversy at:


Here is the news for this month:


1. SIGCOMM 2015 award

2. New IEEE fellows/awards for SIGCOMM community members

3. Workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM)

4. News from the EC


1. We are delighted to announce that SIGCOMM 2015 awardee is Albert Greenberg (Microsoft Research) for pioneering the theory and practice of operating carrier and datacenter networks. Congratulations, Albert!

2. Congratulations to many members of our SIGCOMM community have who been elected as IEEE Fellows; to Kimberly Claffy and Vern Paxson for winning the IEEE Internet Award; and to Albert Greenberg who also won the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award.

For the full list of announcements and awards see http://delivery.qmags.com/d/DefaultV1.aspx?pub=IEEEAwards&upid=19422&S=ML&fl=others%2fIEEEAWARDS%2fIEEEAwards_2015.pdf

3. 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.

Submission deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015

Notifications: Friday, August 28, 2015

Workshop date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Details and submission instructions at https://irtf.org/raim-2015

4. Some news from the EC

  • The EC has contracted with a meeting organiser called MeetGreen to help with the registration, budgeting, and planning process for SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences.

  • SIGCOMM 2015 talks will be recorded and made available online.

  • SIGCOMM 2016 preparation is on the way already, details at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/

  • We are requesting PC chairs of each conference to nominate one or two papers for CACM Research Highlights.

That’s all for now!