November 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter

November 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Call for Workshop Proposals at SIGCOMM 2019
Call for Papers, SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review
Call for Nominations, SIGCOMM Distinguished Dissertation Award, Deadline Extended to December 6th 2018
Call for Papers, ACM e-Energy'19, Phoenix, AZ, United States 
Call for Workshop Proposals, ACM e-Energy
Call for Papers, MobiSys 2019, on behalf of sister SIGs
Call for Papers, ACM MobiHoc 2019, on behalf of sister SIGs 
Call for Site Proposals, Internet Measurements Conference 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals at SIGCOMM 2019
SIGCOMM 2019 plans to hold multiple one-day workshops in conjunction 
with the conference, to be held in Beijing, China, August 19-23, 2019.  
Workshops will take place on Monday, August 19 and Friday, August 23.
We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the 
broad set of research and application areas covered by the SIGCOMM 
conference, including topics in network research, practice, and 
education.  Topics that represent new research areas and directions are 
particularly welcome.
A workshop proposal should contain the following information:

  • Motivation and rationale for the workshop.
  • A Call for Papers (CFP) draft, as complete as possible.
  • The workshop schedule on submission deadline, acceptance notification, and camera ready date. See below for guidelines on SIGCOMM camera ready date. The workshop schedule must permit the camera ready paper to be prepared in advance of this date.
  • Names and affiliations of the organizers, a tentative composition of the committees. Please indicate whether prospective TPC members have been contacted, and whether they have accepted the invitation.
  • Workshop format, including expected number of presented papers, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, etc.
  • Expected number of participants and the expected number of submissions (if appropriate).
  • Prior history of this workshop, if any, including number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and attendee count. If the workshop was co-located with another conference please include details and a brief description why SIGCOMM is a more appropriate venue.
  • If the workshop is interdisciplinary, please provide details about your plans to advertise to other communities and how you intend to encourage participation at the workshop.
  • If appropriate, a brief explanation of how the workshop relates to other workshops and conferences on similar topics.
  • If appropriate, the financial support the workshop intends to receive from a third-party.

The workshop organizers should also take into account the following 
practical considerations:

  • We expect to have rooms in two sizes: for approximately 50-100 attendees.
  • A/V (projector and screen) will be provided in all workshop rooms, which may also be equipped with microphone and speakers.
  • There will be Wi-Fi coverage in all areas of the conference, including the workshop rooms. Any specific networking requirements should be stated in the proposal.
  • We will require all workshops to have identical start, end and break times, though yet to be determined at this point.
  • Individual Workshop organizers are expected to manage their workshop and coordinate with the local arrangements chair of SIGCOMM 2019 for facilities, and with publications chairs for camera ready papers.
  • Individual Workshop organizers will be responsible for setting up the paper submission site and review process for the selected workshops and their individual web page design in coordination with the SIGCOMM 2019 web chair (hosted on the common conference web site).

If you have any further questions about your workshop proposal, do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs.
Where To Submit a Workshop Proposals: Please submit your workshop proposal in a single PDF file by sending it to the Workshop Chairs by email at with subject “SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop Proposal: xxxx” (where xxxx is the acronym of your proposed workshop) by December 15th, 2018.

Call for Papers, SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR)
SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review operates with regular submission deadlines (Dec. 1st, March 1st, June 1st and Sept. 1st). The next deadline is December 1st, 2018. Two types of scientific papers can be submitted to CCR: short technical papers (up to 6 pages, including references) and repeatable papers (no strict page limit, but the paper must provide artefacts that enable other researchers to replicate the results described in the paper). 
Additional information may be found at :

Call for Nominations, SIGCOMM Distinguished Dissertation Award, Deadline Extended to December 6th 2018
We are extending the deadline for nominations for the distinguished dissertation award to December 6th 2018. Please do have a look at the submission guidelines at…/doctoral-dissertation-award-nomin…
Looking forward to receiving your nominations

Call for Papers, ACM e-Energy'19, Phoenix, AZ, United States   
June 25th-28th, 2019 
ACM e-Energy is the premier forum for research at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. It has established a strong track record for high-quality research in the    application of computing and networked systems to make legacy systems more energy-efficient and in the design, analysis, and development of innovative energy systems. The Tenth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) will be co-located with the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC), from the 25th to the 28th of June  2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. By bringing together researchers in a single-track conference designed to offer significant opportunities for personal interaction, it is a major forum for shaping the future of this area.
We seek high-quality papers at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. We welcome submissions describing conceptual advances, as well as advances in system design,    implementation and experimentation. ACM e-Energy is committed to a fair, timely, and thorough review process with sound and detailed feedback. Relevant topics for ACM e-Energy include, but are not limited to the    following:
- Applications of cyber-physical systems and industrial Internet-of-Things to smart energy systems   
- Control of distribution and transmission networks   
- Data analytics for the smart grid and energy-efficient systems  
- Demand-side management, including innovative pricing, incentive design  
- Distributed energy resources, including energy storage resources    
- Distributed ledger systems for energy  
- Electricity market and electricity supply chain measurement, modeling, and analysis   
- Electric vehicles and energy-efficient transportation systems   
- Energy-efficient computing and communication, including in data centers   
- Microgrid and distributed generation management and control   
- Modeling and understanding the user behavior of energy systems enabled by computing and communication technologies   
- Monitoring and control of energy systems for smart grids, smart buildings, and smart cities   
- Privacy and security of smart grid infrastructures   
AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)   
General Chairs: Xiaojun Lin (Purdue University, USA), Steven Low (Caltech, USA)   
Program Chairs: Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA), Sebastian Lehnhoff (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
Key Dates: 
Paper registration/abstract deadline: January 21th     
Paper submission deadline: January 28th    
Author notification: April 15th   
E-Energy19 conference at FCRC: June 25-28th   
(Poster/demo deadlines can be found on the webpage) 
Full Paper Submissions: Up to 10 pages in 9-point ACM double-column format excluding references and appendices should present original theoretical and/or experimental research in any of the areas listed above that has not been published, accepted for publication, or under review by another workshop, conference, or journal. Paper review will follow a standard double-blind policy. Selected papers will be fast-tracked to the SpringerOpen Journal on Energy Informatics (open access fees will be waived).     
Notes Paper Submissions:  Up to 4 pages in 9-point ACM double-column format excluding references and appendices. Notes are intended to discuss preliminary research results, advocate new research directions, or present industrial projects. Notes will be reviewed based on the novelty of their ideas, potential for impact, and quality of presentation, following a double-blind policy. 

Call for Workshop Proposals, ACM e-Energy

Every year, the international conference ACM e-Energy features co-located workshops on new trends or emerging topics of interest to the energy research community. Continuing this trend, ACM e-Energy 2019 will include a limited number of high quality, half- or full-day workshops on June 25, 2019. These workshops are aimed at exploring in-depth topics related to the areas of computing and communication for smart energy systems, as well as energy-efficient computing and communication systems. These workshops will provide international forums for scientists, engineers, and users to exchange and share their new ideas, experiences, and research results. The proceedings of the workshop program will be published by ACM Digital Library along with the conference proceedings. You are invited to submit a workshop proposal by December 10th, 2018 to the Workshop Chair, which should contain the following information:

- Workshop title
- Main contact details
- Workshop organizers (including contact details)
- Workshop theme
- Intention for a half-day or full-day workshop
- Suitability to e-Energy audience
- Draft call for papers
- A tentative list of TPC members
- Expected number of submitted/accepted papers, papers sessions, keynotes, panels, etc.
- If appropriate, a description of the history of the workshop, including the number of submitted/accepted papers, the number of attendees, the format, etc.
- If the same (or similar) workshop was held in the past ACM e-Energy conference, what was the number of participants in each time?

Decisions to accept/reject workshop proposals will be made by the Workshops Chair in consultation with the Conference and Program Chair based on the overall quality and compatibility with the ACM e-Energy 2019 program.

The organisers of accepted workshops will be responsible for their own publicity (e.g. website and call for papers) as well as the reviewing and paper selection process. For the ACM e-Energy proceedings publication they need to comply with publication guidelines and timing of the conference. They will be required to cooperate closely with the Workshops Chair and the ACM e-Energy 2019 local organisers to finalise all organisational details. Workshop registrations and payments will be made via the Conference registration system, and payments to the facilities will thus be taken care of by the local e-Energy organisers. In particular, local organisers may require that all workshops adhere to specific requirements regarding the general timetable, registration, and catering.

Important Dates

- Proposal submission deadline: December, 10th, 2018
- Notification: December, 15th, 2018

Please submit your proposal in PDF format via email directly to Dan Wang ( Only complete proposals with all required information will be considered.

Call for Papers, MobiSys 2019, on behalf of sister SIGs
MobiSys 2019 seeks to present innovative and significant research on all aspects of mobile systems, applications, and services. The conference values technical contributions with working implementations and practical evaluations. We also welcome work that explores new and compelling mobile scenarios and applications as long as the work goes well beyond providing an initial vision.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
●     Experience with mobile applications, networks and systems
●     Innovative mobile, mobile sensing, and mobile crowdsourcing applications
●     Tools for building and measuring mobile systems
●     Innovative wearable or mobile devices
●     Novel software architectures for mobile devices
●     Data management for mobile applications
●     Infrastructure support for mobile computing
●     System-level energy management for mobile devices
●     Operating systems for mobile devices
●     Support for mobile social networking and mobile Web
●     Security and privacy in mobile systems
●     Resource-efficient machine learning for mobile platforms
●     Systems for location and context sensing and awareness
●     Mobile computing support for pervasive computing
●     Vehicular and robotic systems
●     Systems and networking support for virtual or augmented reality
●     Applications of mobile systems in health, sustainability, and other domains
●     Non-traditional topics that bring new perspectives to mobile computing
Papers whose contributions overlap with work currently under review elsewhere must not be submitted to MobiSys. Papers whose contributions overlap with an earlier published paper will be considered only if (1) the previous paper was published (not just accepted) at a workshop at least 6 months before our submission date and (2) it adds significant new contributions over the previous paper. Authors uncertain whether their submission meets these guidelines should contact the program chairs. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.
MobiSys uses a double-blind review policy during the initial paper review. Authors are instructed to not include their names, affiliations and contact information on the manuscript they submit for review. Authors should also anonymize the content of their paper to hide their identity. Reviewers will not know the identity of the authors during the initial phase of the review process, however, anonymity will expire after the majority of the reviews have been submitted and preliminary outcomes decided. The identities of the authors will be revealed to the reviewers toward the end of the review process. Submissions who are not properly anonymized will be rejected without being reviewed.
We strongly encourage prospective authors to use past MobiSys proceedings as a guideline to assess the readiness of their work for submission. Due to high review load on PC members, low quality or premature work submitted to the conference is likely to receive a smaller number of reviews and the reviews may be brief.
As part of the submission process, authors of papers that describe experiments on human subjects, or that analyze nonpublic data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), will be asked to certify that their work was vetted by an ethics review (e.g., IRB approval). We expect authors to follow the rules of their host institutions around data collection and experiments with human subjects.
Selected outstanding papers may be fast-tracked as a special section of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
Best Paper Award All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. The program committee will select a number of candidates for the award among accepted papers, and select one or more award papers prior to the conference.
Video Presentation The authors of each accepted paper will submit a 1-minute video that presents their papers' contributions to a general audience. These videos will be placed on the conference website before the conference and may be played during the conference. Some of the videos will be featured on the social media channels related to the conference.
Important Dates
Abstract Registration: Friday 7th December 2018 -- 23:59 AOE
Paper Submission: Friday 14th December 2018 -- 23:59 AOE
Notification of acceptance: March 6th, 2018
Contact If you have any questions, please contact Rajesh Balan  ( and Nicholas Lane (

Call for Papers, ACM MobiHoc 2019, on behalf of sister SIGs 
Please also follow
Important Dates:
Abstract Submission:        14 December 2018
Paper Submission:           21 December 2018
First review deadline:      17 February 2019
Rebuttal deadline:          22 February 2019
Notification of acceptance: 29 March 2019
Topics (Not limited to)
- Modelling, analysis, and control of dynamic networks
- Network optimization and learning
- Ultra-wideband and millimeter-wave mobile networking
- Analytical modeling and model validation
- Performance, fundamental limits, scalability, energy, and reliability
- Routing, scheduling, resource allocation, spectrum sharing
- Online algorithms for interacting networks
- Communication and networking aspects of cyber-physical systems
- Anomaly detection, network monitoring and forecasting
- Network games, network economics
- Tasks, applications, sensing, and services over networks
- Trust, security, and privacy
- Exciting results from experimental systems
- Internet of the Things (IoT) and/or next-generation wireless
- Interdependent critical infrastructure networks
- Edge computing and distributed computing over networks
- Software Defined Networking/Network Function Virtualization
- Big-data analytics and machine learning for dynamic networks
- Machine learning aided scheduling, resource allocation, and algorithmic protocol design
- Information-centric networking
- Energy-efficiency in communication networks
- Inference in networks
See the webpage for more details.

ACM IMC 2019: Call for Site Proposals

The ACM IMC Steering Committee (IMC SC) is soliciting site proposals for the 2019 conference.

Please provide information as per the outline below. Depending on the pool of submitted proposals, the selection process will proceed in several “rounds,” with each round asking additional information and narrowing the set of candidates. This document focuses on what
is expected in an initial proposal.

Site proposals should be less than 2 pages and should provide the following information:

- Site city: Locations generally alternate between North America and the rest of the world. Our initial preference for 2019 is therefore outside of North America.  However, depending on the submitted proposals the IMC SC may alter this rotation. See below for site city guidelines.

- Conference General Chair & organizing committee: A proposal is generally made by the proposed conference general chair(s). IMC conferences typically rely on a team of two general chairs, both of whom should be recognized members of the data networking community. One of the chairs must be local to the site where the conference will be held. For this chair, a statement of support from their home institution and possibly administrative support, may eventually be required.
A proposal should also include a partial list of committee members that will play a role in organizing the conference. The PC chairs are NOT part of a proposal, as they are selected separately by the IMC SC.

- Potential dates: IMC is generally held during one of the last two weeks of October or the first two weeks of November. The exact dates will be selected by the IMC SC in consultation with the general chairs, program chairs, and the broader community. Proposals should indicate dates that may have major local conflicts, e.g., important local events, school holidays, etc., that would interfere with either the proposed site, hotel availability, travel costs, or the general chairs' participation.

Site city guidelines

  1. The city should be located near a major international airport, within 1-2 hours of regular train service and/or 45 minutes of cab/shuttle service. A major international airport should have at least two airlines with regular international service to the 4 major continents of IMC attendees: Asia, Europe, North and South America.

  2. The city should have one or more venues for ~200 attendees, including side-venues for any concurrent workshops of less than 100. (IMC has occasionally one or two workshops a day prior to the main conference.) Each venue should support one or two large screens with unobstructed views.  Auditorium room layout is preferred. The venues should also include ample space outside the conference room, to facilitate interactions among attendees. This space should be able to accommodate food and beverages for coffee breaks. In addition, it should be able to hold 30-40 student poster displays (either hanging on the walls or supported on easels) that would ideally remain for the entire duration of the conference (in order to give
students several opportunities to attract an audience for their work).

  3. Facilities capable of serving lunch for up to 200 attendees should also be available in reasonable proximity to the conference room(s).

  4. The city should have hotels supporting ~300 people (attendees and their guests) within easy access to the possible venue (less than 15 minutes time, preferably within walking distance or at most 1 bus/subway/tram stop).

  5. The city should have potential venues for a reception and banquet dinner. A sample list of possible venues with a 1-line description addressing logistics (time to get there, need for transportation) would be useful. Transportation to these events should be less than 30 minutes each way.

For items 2-4, what is required is general information, not necessarily a detailed financial proposal with specific venues already identified. There is no a priori preference for a university
location, even if they often offer more affordable solutions. Convention center or hotel venues, when they provide an economical solution, are perfectly valid options.  Submission

Send proposals to before December 31 2018. If you do not get an acknowledgment within a week of your submission, you should inquire with the IMC SC.