September 2014 SIGCOMM Newsletter

Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

Welcome to the September newsletter! For those who attended the SIGCOMM conference in Chicago, I hope you have recovered from early
mornings, long days, and eventful evenings! SIGCOMM 2014 conference had a great turnout, with a total of 733 attendees, out of which there
were 39% students and 23% industry participants. We also saw a number of changes, including more papers being accepted, increased diversity
of the topics covered, introduction of industrial demos, on-site childcare facilities, and the N2Women workshop and mentoring program.
You can access the program and papers at:

Here is the news for this month:

1. Soliciting site proposals for SIGCOMM 2016
2. SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award nominations
3. Call for Nominations: 2015 Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP)
4. CoNext 2014 Travel Grants
5. SIGCOMM summer schools funding

1. The SIGCOMM Executive Committee invites potential hosts of the
SIGCOMM 2016 conference to submit proposals. Details of the proposal process are posted at:

Proposals should be submitted by email to Yashar Ganjali, the Conference Coordinator at no later than
September 15, 2014. Based on the three-year rotation schedule, the conference will be held at a 'wildcard' location, so that proposals
from all location will be viewed equally.

2. Nominations are open for SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation awards. For eligibility, 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. The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) is supported by the Internet Society (ISOC), as part of its Internet Research Award
Programme, in coordination with the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). This year’s applications deadline is on October 31, 2014. See
the flyer for the details:

4. Fancy going to Australia? With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation and SIGCOMM, CoNEXT 2014 will provide a limited
number of grants to students to attend the main conference as well as to participate in the ACM CoNEXT 2014 Student Workshop.

October 17, 2014, 4:59 PM EST, is the HARD deadline. Decision notification will be sent out by October 20, 2014.

5. In order to build up the next generation of networking researchers and to contribute to the dissemination of scientific results to the
community, SIGCOMM has decided to provide funding for summer schools. In 2014, we supported the 4th PhD School on Traffic Monitoring and
Analysis (TMA) organised in April 2014 in London, UK.

We are soliciting new proposals for summer schools that are planned in the next twelve months, see this page for details and consider
organising one :

That’s all for now!