June 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter

June 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
SIGCOMM 2018 Call for Participation
Call for site proposals for CoNEXT 2019
Call for Nominations for SIGCOMM 2018 Rising Star Award 
Call for Papers for HotNets 2018
APNet 2018 Call for Participation

SIGCOMM 2018 Call for Participation
July 14 is the early registration deadline of ACM SIGCOMM 2018: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2018/registration.html. Coming to Eastern Europe for the first time ever, the flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication takes place in Budapest on August 20-25. 
SIGCOMM 2018 is traditionally centered on an excellent main-conference program, which consists of 40 papers in network congestion control, routing, data center networking, IoT, wireless technologies, applications, hardware support, SDN, verification, and measurements: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2018/program.html. Jennifer Rexford, the recipient of the SIGCOMM 2018 Award for Lifetime Contribution, delivers the conference keynote. A number of diverse events run in parallel with the main conference and include posters and demos, student research competition, industrial demos, topic previews, and mentoring sessions. 
Tutorials and workshops explore network programming, virtualization, machine learning and big data analytics, security and privacy, and other topics of a high current interest in networking research. One special symposium consists exclusively of invited talks by ERC grant holders in the areas of networking and distributed systems. An inaugural SIGCOMM hackathon concludes the conference on August 25.
Complementing its technical excellence, SIGCOMM 2018 benefits from its superb location in the heart of Budapest with stunning views from the Pest embankment to Buda hills across the Danube. Famous for its Hungarian cuisine and wines, Budapest is a naturally beautiful, culturally sophisticated, and technologically advanced European city. The SIGCOMM 2018 main conference and its parallel events meet in Vigadó, a legendary concert hall. The diverse SIGCOMM 2018 social events start with a welcome reception that coincides with the spectacular fireworks held on the Danube to celebrate a major national holiday of Hungary.
An attendee of SIGCOMM 2018 main conference may register for a workshop at a discounted fee of $100. Participants who register for a Monday or Friday workshop or tutorial may freely attend another workshop on the same day. To benefit from early registration rates, remember to register for ACM SIGCOMM 2018 by July 14 at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2018/registration.html.

Call for site proposals for CoNEXT 2019
The CoNEXT Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting CoNEXT 2019, which will be held in North America. Please see here for details on CoNEXT and instructions for site proposals. Information about the conference and the format of site proposals can be found on the web:
The deadline for full site proposals is October 15, 2018, but proposers are encouraged to let the steering committee know about their intent to propose earlier.  Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the SC Chair, Peter Steenkiste (prs@cs.cmu.edu).

Call for Nominations for SIGCOMM 2018 Rising Star Award
Each year, ACM SIGCOMM will present a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual within 10 years of receiving their highest university degree - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of her or his 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 for SIGCOMM Rising Star Award: July 15th

Call for Papers for HotNets 2018
HotNets 2018: Seventeenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, November 13-November 14, 2018 — Redmond, Washington, USA
The 17th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets 2018) will bring together researchers in computer networks and systems to engage in a lively debate on the theory and practice of computer networking. HotNets provides a venue for discussing innovative ideas and for debating future research agendas in networking.
We invite researchers and practitioners to submit short position papers. We encourage papers that identify fundamental open questions, advocate a new approach, offer a constructive critique of the state of networking research, re-frame or debunk existing work, report unexpected early results from a deployment, report on promising but unproven ideas, or propose new evaluation methods. Novel ideas need not be supported by full evaluations; well-reasoned arguments or preliminary evaluations can support the possibility of the paper’s claims.
We seek early-stage work, where the authors can benefit from community feedback. An ideal submission has the potential to open a line of inquiry for the community that results in multiple conference papers in related venues (SIGCOMM, SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, MobiCom, MobiSys, CoNEXT, etc.), rather than a single follow-on conference paper. The program committee will explicitly favor early work and papers likely to stimulate reflection and discussion over “conference papers in miniature”. Finished work that fits in a short paper is likely a better fit with the short-paper tracks at either CoNEXT or IMC.
HotNets takes a broad view of networking research. This includes new ideas relating to (but not limited to) mobile, wide-area, data-center, home, and enterprise networks using a variety of link technologies (wired, wireless, visual, and acoustic), as well as social networks and network architecture. It encompasses all aspects of networks, including (but not limited to) packet-processing hardware and software, virtualization, mobility, provisioning and resource management, performance, energy consumption, topology, robustness and security, measurement, diagnosis, verification, privacy, economics and evolution, interactions with applications, and usability of underlying networking technologies.
Position papers will be selected based on originality, likelihood of stimulating insightful discussion at the workshop, and technical merit. Accepted papers will be posted online prior to the workshop and will be published in the ACM Digital Library to facilitate wide dissemination of the ideas discussed at the workshop.

Toward facilitating reflective discussion within the networking research community, HotNets 2018 will continue the HotNets Dialogues: give-and-take written discussions of a selection of accepted papers, each between a pair of program committee members, that will be posted on the HotNets web site shortly before the workshop.
Important Dates

Abstract registration deadline:

Jul 13, 2018 (7:59 PM EDT)

Paper submission deadline:

Jul 20, 2018 (7:59 PM EDT)

Acceptance/rejection notification to authors:

Sep 22, 2018

Camera-ready submission deadline:

Oct 20, 2018


Nov 13-14, 2018


APNet 2018 Call for Participation
ACM APNet 2018 will be held in Beijing on 2-3 August 2018.
The highlights at APNet'18 include: 1) 10 paper presentations and a keynote by Zhi-Li Zhang from University of Minnesota, plus a poster/demo session; 2) 6 industry talks from Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, Microsoft, Intel, and Toutiao, together with a panel discussing real networking problems in production; 3) 5 talks of SIGCOMM'18 accepted papers (from China).
Beijing makes a perfect combination of the traditional Chinese culture and the high-tech industry, and the event would be held at Tsinghua University, which is the epitome of this combination. Welcome to join us! Registration deadline is July 31, 11:59 pm, Beijing Time. https://conferences.sigcomm.org/events/apnet2018/registration.html