September 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter

September 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
Last month over 600 members of the community gathered in London for SIGCOMM 2015, with a packed program of papers, posters, research demos, industrial demos, workshops, tutorials, preview talks, N2Women meetup, community meetings, projects meetings, mentoring, and, most importantly, social events. On behalf of the organising committee, I wish to thank all who helped with organisation and  those who attended, and I really hope you all had a great time! For those who couldn’t make it, video recordings of the conference talks for each paper will soon appear in ACM DL.
Here is the news for this month:
1. SOSR 2016 Call for Papers
2. Nominations solicited for the 2015 SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award
3. SIGCOMM preview talks
4. IMC program now online.
5. DTL conference 2015
1. The Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshops. This year, SOSR will be co-located with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) and the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'16), providing greater opportunity for industry and academia to jointly explore and debate recent developments related to all aspects of SDN.
Important Dates
       • 5pm PST Monday October 26 (midnight GMT):  Abstract registration
       • 5pm PST Friday October 30 (midnight GMT):  Paper submission
       • December 18:  Notification
       • March 14-15: Symposium
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. We held preview talks to give background for the technical sessions at SIGCOMM 2015. Especially if you attended the sessions--but even if you didn't--we'd appreciate if you filled out this short survey to help us plan for future years:
Thanks to Ethan Katz-Bassett, Justine Marie Sherry, Te-Yuan Huang, Maria Kazandjieva, Hamed Haddadi, Craig Partridge, Steve Uhlig, Olaf Maennel, and others for help organizing. Thanks to Phillipa Gill, George Porter, Laurent Vanbever, Aaron Schulman, and Nandita Dukkipati for presenting.
4. IMC 2015 Program is now online :
5. The Data Transparency Conference 2015 (Nov 15th-17th, MIT Media Lab) will gather world-class researchers, industry leaders, policy makers, developers and communicators who are leading the development of a more transparent Internet that is more respectful to personal data online. The Data Transparency Lab ( ) is a community effort founded by MIT Connection Science, Telefonica, Mozilla Foundation, and the Open Data Institute. For more information about the event, including registration and program, visit
That’s all for now!