November 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter

November 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
Here is the news for this month:
1. IMC 2016
2. Nominations solicited for the 2015 SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award
3. SIGCOMM 2017 will be at UCLA, Los Angeles
4. New CCR Editor
5. 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum
6. RAIM 2015 Highlights
7. CoNext 2015 participation
1. The ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2016 conference will be held in Santa Monica, California, USA (near Los Angeles) 31 October to 2 November 2016. General Chairs are John Heidemann (USC/ISI) and Phillipa Gill (Stony Brook University); Program Chairs are Ramesh Govindan (USC) and John Byers (Boston University). The website is now up with more information.
2. Nominations are now open for the SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award. To be eligible, the final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee’s host institution during the 12 months before the submission deadline. Submissions must be received by the current SIGCOMM Awards Chair, (Bruce Maggs) by November 30. Please see the nominations page for more information:
3. Sigcomm 2017 will be held in UCLA/Los Angeles, the week of Aug 21, 2017. General Co-Chairs are Lixia Zhang (UCLA) and K.K. Ramakrishnan (UC Riverside). Local Arrangement Chair is Peter Reiher (UCLA).
4. Dina Papagiannaki ends her service as the Editor of SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review  in January 2016. Thanks, Dina, for all your hard work! Olivier Bonaventure will be the new editor, handling papers submitted by the next deadline (i.e. December 1st, 2015).
5. The Fourth Heidelberg Laureate Forum will be held September 18-23, 2016.
The application process for the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum began November 1, 2015.
To be considered for the Heidelberg Forum, young researchers can either apply directly at  or be nominated by a colleague (or professor, mentor or manager) who can attest to the quality of their work.  Nominations will likely carry a bit more weight within the selection process and can be made at  
If you or a colleague would like to make a nomination, the ACM "Organization Number" is ACM72967.  Applications and nominations must be completed by February 3, 2016.
6. Notes from the 2015 IRTF & ISOC Workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM) in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM are available online at and the videos are avaialble on the workshop page:
7. There’s still time to register and attend CoNext 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany, December 1-4 2015. See the program and details on :!/home
That’s all for now!