March 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter

Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

Who owns your research? What should be the role of associations like the ACM? Are they publishers who market science? Or should they strive to make it available to all for free? ACM SIGPLAN is running a poll on these questions in which we encourage you to participate:
Here is the news for this month:


1. Nominations due for the ACM SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Achievement

2. SIGCOMM 2015 call for industrial demos

2. Conext 2015 CFP

3. Call for Participation: ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research.

1. 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:

2. The industrial demo session at SIGCOMM 2014 in Chicago had a great turnout and positive feedback, so it returns for SIGCOMM 2015. This session showcases demos from industry in the area of networking, networked systems, and networked applications, bringing industry and academia together around demos of innovative and cutting-edge networking products.
Note the Submission Deadline of May 27. For details of the call see:

3. CoNext 2015 will be taking place on December 1-4, 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany.
Important Dates:
Paper Registration: June 4, 2015 (20:59 PDT)
Paper Submission: June 11, 2015 (20:59 PDT)
Notification of Acceptance: September 4, 2015

4. Building on the success of the HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshop, the Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN. Co-locating SOSR with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) provides an opportunity for more interaction between researchers and practitioners and more influence on the networking industry. In addition, registered SOSR attendees can attend shared keynote, plenary, and panel sessions, and the social event, on June 17-18 at ONS.  Details at

That’s all for now!
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