July 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter

July 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
SIGCOMM Artifacts Evaluation Committee
SIGCOMM 2018 Initiative against harassment and discrimination
July 2018 issue of SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review is available online
Call for Papers: CoNEXT EPIQ workshop
Call for Papers: SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review (CCR)
Call for Poster/Demo: The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2018)
Call for Papers, Posters and Demos: Second ACM Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things
Call for Papers: First International Workshop on Data: Acquisition To Analysis

SIGCOMM Artifacts Evaluation Committee
A growing fraction of the papers accepted by Computer Communication Review and the SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences includes artifacts such as simulation models, measurement datasets, software implementations, etc. These artifacts are an essential part of many of these papers, and artifacts’ availability encourages other researchers to build upon and extend previous results. ACM has created a badging system to assess the quality of these artifacts and ACM SIGCOMM will create a SIGCOMM Artifact Evaluation Committee that will organise this fall an evaluation of the artifacts released for the papers published in CCR and presented at the SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences and workshops during 2017. Additional information about this evaluation will be available at SIGCOMM’18 and more details will be provided in the next issue of this newsletter.

SIGCOMM 2018 Initiative against harassment and discrimination
The SIGCOMM EC has been studying the implementation of a committee against discrimination and harassment, following the steps of SIGARCH and its initiative, CARES (Committee to Aid REporting on discrimination and haraSsment policy violations). The upcoming conference in Budapest will have an ad-hoc committee, led by Ellen Zegura, to serve as a resource for attendees who have been subject to discrimination or harassment during the conference.

July 2018 issue of SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review 
The July 2018 issue of CCR is available online at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org. It contains three technical articles (Accelerating Network Measurement in Software, Looking for Hypergiants in PeeringDB and  Practical Challenge-Response for DNS ) and three editorial contributions (Mosaic5G: Agile and Flexible Service Platforms for 5G Research, NDN Host Model and  Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE2017) Final Report ).

Call for Papers: CoNEXT EPIQ workshop
The transport protocol QUIC has emerged from a proprietary effort undertaken by Google to a next generation transport protocol being standardized in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). While its original motivation and design was to support next-generation Web traffic using HTTP/2, embedding QUIC into the Internet architecture raises exciting challenges beyond the necessary engineering efforts. Google QUIC has seen deployment and motivated research papers measuring, extending, and evaluating QUIC from various perspectives.
The ACM CoNEXT Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ) seeks to foster this emerging community. We invite researchers from academia and industry as well as engineers to explore novel ideas and future directions of QUIC and its interaction with applications and networks.
EPIQ solicits two types of submissions, for presentation and discussion at the workshop: academic papers and posters & demos. Submissions of both types should focus on topics related to the rise of QUIC on the mobile and fixed Internet as well as enterprise and datacenter networks. Papers focusing on either the original flavor of QUIC currently deployed by Google or the upcoming IETF standard of QUIC are in scope. We encourage submissions of demos supporting growing a community, e.g., about tools for protocol testing, deployment, and performance evaluation, among others. Open source tools are preferred.
We encourage the submission of early results, negative results, and independently reproduced results of previously published work.

Call for Papers: SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review (CCR)
CCR accepts three types of submissions: short technical papers, repeatable technical papers and editorial notes. Short technical papers are carefully prepared presentations of technical material. The length of the paper is strictly limited to 6 pages (including references). Repeatable technical papers are carefully prepared presentations of technical material. The authors also submit the artifacts (software, datasets, …) that are necessary to repeat the key results described in the paper. The length of the paper is not limited but authors are encouraged to submit concise papers. Editorial notes are typically shorter and less formal presentations on topics of broad interest to the research community. They are not peer-reviewed. Authors considering submission of an editorial contribution are welcome to contact the Editor for feedback about its appropriateness, if desired. 
Additional information about CCR are available on: https://ccronline.sigcomm.org
Submitted papers are processed in batch by the editors. The next submission deadline is September 1st, 2018

Call for Poster/Demo: The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2018)
SenSys 2018 solicits submissions of poster and demo abstracts reflecting on-going research progress and/or demonstrating working prototypes. We welcome submissions in broadly defined areas of interests (but not limited to): systems of smart sensors and actuators, brand-new applications of sensory devices, smart things, and smart infrastructure, and the underlying research challenges in communication, networking, energy and resources, data management, algorithms and machine intelligence, hardware designs, and deployment on real environments.
Student participants will greatly benefit from the Posters and Demos session; it will be a lively forum to present their work and receive early feedback from international leading experts attending the conference. We explicitly encourage submissions of revolutionary concepts, path-breaking ideas, and ongoing research prototypes.
Major IT industry, as well as emerging technology startups, are also highly encouraged to participate. SenSys is an ideal venue to present brand-new products, early prototypes, new development platforms, or even ongoing crowdfunding projects of smart platforms and solutions that might catalyze future applications and/or disrupt today’s sensing and networking technologies.
Submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas. Authors of accepted abstracts will be given a one-minute slot in a “madness session” during the conference to present their work in front of the conference audience. As with previous editions of SenSys, the best poster and demo will receive an award.
****  Important Dates **** 
Submission Deadline: August 20, 2018, 11:59:59pm AOE
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2018, 11:59:59pm AOE
Camera-ready abstract: September 14, 2018, 11:59:59pm AOE

Call for Papers, Posters and Demos: Second ACM Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things
Co-located with Sensys        
The Internet of Safe Things workshop (or SafeThings, for brevity) seeks to bring researchers and practitioners that are actively exploring system design, modeling, verification, authentication approaches to provide safety guarantees in the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshop welcomes contributions that integrate hardware and software systems provided by disparate vendors, particularly those that have humans in the loop. As safety is inherently linked with the security and privacy, we welcome contributions that address safety concerns in these areas as well. With the SafeThings workshop, we seek to develop a community that systematically dissects the vulnerabilities and risks exposed by these emerging CPSes, and create tools, algorithms, frameworks and systems that help in the development of safe systems.
******IMORTANT DATES******
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 6, 2018, 23:59 AOE
Paper Submission Deadline: August 13, 2018, 23:59 AOE
Poster and demo submission deadline: August 13, 2018, 23:59 AOE
Acceptance Notification: September 7, 2018
Camera-ready versions: September 20, 2018

Call for Papers: First International Workshop on Data: Acquisition To Analysis
**** Part of SenSys 2018 ****
Sensor systems are proliferating in many parts of research such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This proliferation has led to an explosion of activity in many applications that cover a multitude of areas. As these research progresses, sharing of data has become a frequent bottle neck in showing repeatability and allowing follow up research from the community.
The Data: Acquisition To Analysis (DATA) workshop aims to solicit datasets and tools from past and current sensor deployments and data gathering efforts. The workshop aims to bring together the community of application researchers, and algorithm researchers in the sensing systems domain to promote breakthroughs from the integration of the communities. The workshop will foster cross-domain understanding by enabling both the understanding of algorithmic needs and data collection limitations.
The workshop seeks contributions describing original datasets in all topics related to the sensor networks, IoT and CPS. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Shopping-related sensing data
  • Animal-related data or sensing data
  • Anonymized health, or synthetic health-related data
  • Indoor localization, WiFi, UWB, lidar,
  • Smart building, vibration, BIM, occupancy, motion
  • Vehicular, GPS, cell, WiFi,
  • Tools for generating synthetic data.

To enable the longevity of the data, we plan on providing a central location where a repository for the data, and information about the data can be archived for at least 5 years.
**** Important dates ****
Submission deadline: Aug 16, 2018.
Notifications: Sep 1, 2018.
Camera-ready : Sep 14, 2018. (same as the deadline for Demo/Posters)
Workshop: Nov 4, 2018.