October 2020 SIGCOMM Newsletter


Call for Participation: HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020)
Call for nominations: IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) 2021
October 2020 issue of CCR

Call for Participation: HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020) 

In light of continued effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020) will be a fully virtual event.  We will take this opportunity to deploy and try out several new features designed to encourage interaction and discussion at HotNets.  
- In contrast to the invite-only format in previous years, we opened up registration for HotNets 2020 to all members of the community. 
- We will provide two types of access to the workshop: live interactive zoom sessions for registered attendees, and concurrent streaming YouTube broadcasts for other viewers. 
- In addition to Zoom/YouTube, we will host parallel discussions and Q&A on Slack, which is also open to the general public.

Finally, Hotnets 2020 will be a 3-day event (3.5 hours per day) 

November 4th, 2020 (Wed):   Start: 8:45AM (US Central Time), End: 12:30PM (US Central Time) 
November 5th, 2020 (Thur):   Start: 9:00AM (US Central Time), End:  12:30PM (US Central Time)
November 6th, 2020 (Fri):       Start: 9:00AM (US Central Time), End:  12:30PM (US Central Time)

We hope that this combination of tools and platforms will facilitate more lively discussions on new ideas and future research topics. 

Registered attendees will receive zoom session information via email, while information on YouTube broadcasts and Slack will be posted soon to the HotNets’20 website (https://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/program.html).  The full program is already posted on this site. Please stay tuned. 

We look forward to seeing you all at HotNets 2020. 
HotNets Organization Committee

Call for nominations: Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) 2021

Submit nominations for the ANRP 2021 until 22 November 2020

The Applied Networking Research Prize is awarded to recognise the best recent results in applied networking, interesting new research ideas of potential relevance to the Internet standards community, and upcoming people that are likely to have an impact on Internet standards and technologies, with a particular focus on cases where these people or ideas would not otherwise get much exposure or be able to participate in the discussion.

We encourage nominations of researchers with relevant research results, interesting ideas, and new perspectives. The award provides a cash prize, and will offer the winner the opportunity to present and discuss their work with the engineers, network  operators, policy makers, and scientists that participate in the Internet  Engineering Task Force (IETF) and its research arm, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). Both self- and third-party nominations for this prize are encouraged.

More details, and how to nominate, at https://irtf.org/anrp/ 

October 2020 issue of CCR

The online version of the October 2020 issue of CCR is available at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/2020/ccr-october-2020-2020/the-october-2020-issue/.