June 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter

Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

Here is the news for this month:


1. SIGCOMM 2015 registration now open

2. SIGCOMM 2015 Child Care program

3. Geo-diversity grants

4. SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Nominations

5. ACM ICN Call for Demos and Posters: Deadline June 26, 2015

6. Nominations solicited for Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the ACM


1. Registration for SIGCOMM 2015 is now open at

https://www.regonline.com/acmsigcomm2015 . Early registration ends on July 14th.

2. SIGCOMM 2015 will offer a childcare program similar to last year’s. Please see the details at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/sigcommkiddie.php

3. Geo-diversity grants now have more extensive coverage. See http://sigcomm.org/for-authors/geodiversity-travel-grants for details of the application process.

4. The annual SIGCOMM Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks. Each year, ACM SIGCOMM will present a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual no older than 35 - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career.  Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher's contributions will be key criteria upon which the Rising Star award committee will evaluate the nominees.  Also of particular interest are strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's PhD advisor. The award will be presented at the annual ACM CoNEXT conference, where the award-winner will deliver a keynote address. Conference registration, travel, and lodging for the awardee will be paid by ACM SIGCOMM. Nominations must be sent to Bruce Maggs by August 15, 2015, 11:59pm EDT. http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award


5. The 2nd ACM ICN conference will take place in San Francisco this year. We are soliciting posters and demos intended to showcase work-in-progress research. Topics of interest include ICN design, implementation and evaluation, as well as others listed here. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. Both demos and posters should be accompanied by a 2 page extended abstract, which will be published in the conference proceedings. Further details can be found at: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2015/cfd.php


6. The term of Victor Vianu, the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the ACM (JACM), is coming to an end.  A search committee has been formed to identify candidates for the next Editor-in-Chief and to recommend the most suitable one to the ACM Publications Board. The position is for a term of three years, renewable once, starting on September 1, 2015.  The duties of ACM Editors-in-Chief are summarized in the ACM Volunteer Editors. Nominations should be sent by email to Joe Halpern (halpern@cs.cornell.edu).  The committee accepts self-nominations.  Nominations (whether of a colleague or oneself) should include a summary of the candidate's relevant research contributions and editorial qualifications. The committee will start evaluating candidates after July 1, 2015.

That’s all for now!

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