September 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter

September 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2020
Call for Nominations: ACM SenSys 2018 Test of Time Award 
SOSR 2019 Call For Papers
Evaluation of the artifacts of papers accepted at SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences/workshops 

Call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2020
The SIGCOMM Executive Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting SIGCOMM 2020, which will be held in North America. Please see here for details on SIGCOMM and instructions for site proposals. Information about the conference and the format of site proposals can be found on the web: 
The deadline for full site proposals is October 30, 2018, but proposers are encouraged to let the steering committee know about their intent to propose earlier.  Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the EC conference coordinator, Steve Uhlig (

Call for Nominations: ACM SenSys 2018 Test of Time Award 
Deadline: 10/13/2018
The ACM SenSys Test of Time Award (ToTA) Committee calls for nominations and self-nominations of the 2018 version of the award. The ToTA was established by the SenSys Steering Committee in 2014 to recognize papers that are at least 10 years old and have had a long-lasting impact on networked embedded sensing system science and engineering.
In 2018, all papers that were published in or before SenSys 2008 and that have not already received a SenSys ToTA, are eligible for consideration. The award committee and awardees over the years can be found on the Test of Time Award page:
The award will be determined based on academic, industry, and/or societal impacts of the paper(s), and nominations should highlight them:

  • Academic Impact, such as papers that discovered or derived significantly new scientific and human knowledge, that opened or closed research problems or areas, that motivated substantial follow-on research, that generated growing interest over time, or that influenced the education of young researchers and practitioners.
  • Industrial Impact, such as papers that changed how practical systems are architected or implemented, influenced industrial standards, transferred to novel engineering practice, or contributed to the success and adoption of real products.
  • Societal Impact, such as papers that described novel applications or prototypes that delivered significant social value, changed how people interact with each other or with their surroundings or contributed to the sustainability of humans and environments.

Please send nominations to Jie Liu ( and include (1) paper title, (2) author list, (3) year published, and (4) a short paragraph justifying the nomination. 
The Test of Time Award will be announced at SenSys 2018 in Shenzhen, China.     
Award Committee:
Prabal Dutta, UC Berkeley
Jie Liu, Microsoft
Niki Trigoni, Oxford University

SOSR 2019 Call For Papers
The Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN workshops. The ACM SOSR 2019 will be held in San Jose, CA in April of 2019. Like previous years, SOSR will be held at same time as the Open Networking Summit (ONS). We will again be giving out the SOSR Software Systems Award, which recognizes software that has significantly impacted SDN.
We invite researchers and practitioners to submit both long and short previously unpublished papers, choosing the length appropriate to the level of completeness and detail in the work. We particularly encourage position papers, radical ideas, and papers on real applications and experiences of SDN.
Abstracts due: November 8, 2018 (5pm PT)
Paper submission: November 15, 2018 (5pm PT)
Notification: January 15, 2019
Camera-ready due: February 28, 2019
Conference: April 3-5, 2019 in San Jose, CA (tentative dates; will be finalized soon)

Evaluation of paper artifacts
A growing fraction of the papers accepted at SIGCOMM conferences and workshops include artifacts such as datasets and software that complement papers. ACM has defined ACM reproducibility badges that can be associated to papers published in the digital library. An artifact evaluation committee has been created to evaluate these artifacts and assign the ACM reproducibility badges. The authors of papers that are at least six-pages long and have been accepted/presented at any SIGCOMM-sponsored conference or workshop during 2018 are encouraged to submit the accepted paper with links to the associated artifacts for evaluation. These artifacts must be submitted before October 15th, 2018 on
They will be evaluated by members of the artifacts evaluation committee and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help this evaluation, please complete this form. You can also contact Olivier Bonaventure if you have specific questions.