SIGCOMM News

  • August 4, 2014

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

    We are less than two weeks away from SIGCOMM 2014 conference in Chicago. Details of the conference and 6 workshops are available on
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2014/index.php

    Here is the news for this month:
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    Contents:
    1. IMC Student Travel Grant
    2. SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    3. Test of time award
    4. SIGCOMM 2015 workshops
    5. SIGCOMM 2014 Best Paper awards
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    1. Are you a student? Want to attend IMC? Advisor won't fund the trip? Apply for a travel grant!
    http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/imc/2014/stg.html
    August 25, 2014, 11:59 PM PDT (Aug 26, 2014, 6:59 AM GMT), is the HARD deadline. Late applications will not be considered. Decision notification will be sent out by September 1, 2014.

    2. The SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award 2014 recipient is Aaron Schulman who did his doctoral work at Maryland. Congratulations, Aaron!

    3. The SIGCOMM Test of time award winner papers this year are:

    “Congestion Control for High Bandwidth-Delay Product Networks” by Dina Katabi, Mark Handley, and Charlie Rohrs

    and

    “Measuring ISP Topologies with Rocketfuel” by Neil Spring, Ratul Mahajan, and David Wetherall

    Congratulations to the authors of these landmarks papers!

    4. The call for workshops for SIGCOMM 2015 is now available. Please contact the SiGCOMM 2015 workshop chairs (Nick Feamster and Renata
    Teixeira) if you have ideas for workshops you would like to see or if you want to organize a workshop next year.
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/cfw.php

    5. SIGCOMM 2014 best paper awards go to:
    “Balancing Accountability and Privacy in the Network”, David Naylor (Carnegie Mellon University); Matthew K. Mukerjee (Carnegie Mellon University); Peter Steenkiste (Carnegie Mellon University)

    and

    “CONGA: Distributed Congestion-Aware Load Balancing for Datacenters”, Mohammad Alizadeh (Cisco); Tom Edsall (Cisco); Sarang Dharmapurikar
    (Cisco); Ramanan Vaidyanathan (Cisco); Kevin Chu (Cisco); Andy Fingerhut (Google); Terry Lam (Cisco); Francis Matus (Cisco); Rong Pan (Cisco); Navindra Yadav (Cisco); George Varghese (Microsoft)

    That’s all for now!

    CFPs for Upcoming SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences: http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/sponsored

    CFPs for Upcoming in-cooperation-with SIGCOMM conferences: http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/cooperation

  • July 2, 2014

    The 2014 SIGCOMM Award goes to George Varghese for sustained and diverse contributions to network
    algorithmics, with far reaching impact in both research and industry.
     

  • June 9, 2014

    After a consultation process with the steering committees of all SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences, the selection process for the best paper award has been finalised and is available at:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/best-paper-award

  • June 9, 2014

    For the first time this year, SIGCOMM will host an industrial demo session. The Sigcomm industrial advisory board is seeking demos from industry in the area of networking, networked systems, and networked applications. The objective is to have demos of new or upcoming products instead of research projects and to bring together industry and academia. If you would like to present a demo or have ideas of interesting industrial demos, please contact Renata Teixeira renata.teixeira@inria.fr or any member of the Sigcomm Industrial Advisory Board.

  • June 9, 2014

    ACM has been offering free webinars for the last couple of years (http://learning.acm.org/webinar/ ).Each webinar has an audience of around 700 attendees. SIGCOMM has the chance to offer a webinar through ACM in the coming year. If you would like to present such as webinar, please send a one-page proposal to S. Keshav at keshav@uwaterloo.ca by June 30, 2014.

  • April 16, 2014

    Brad Karp (UCL) and Jitu Padhye (Microsoft Research) have been selected by the SIGCOMM TSC to be the TPC co-chairs for SIGCOMM 2015.

  • March 6, 2014

    Aaron Schulman is the winner of the the 2013 ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award, for his thesis Observing and Improving the Reliability of Internet Last-Mile Links, completed at the University of Maryland, with Neil Spring serving as thesis advisor.

  • January 9, 2014

    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. We are soliciting proposals for these now, see this page for details and consider organising one:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/content/sigcomm-sponsored-summer-schools

  • December 4, 2013

    The application deadline for SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award has been extended to 15th December 2013.

     

    See http://sigcomm.org/awards/dissertation for details on how to apply.

  • October 4, 2013

    The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, in wireless communications and networking. His approach to cross-layer wireless design brings together computer networking, signal processing and information theory to solve long-standing problems in wireless networks. Highlights of his research contributions include a practical approach to achieve full-duplex radios (Mobicom'10, MOBICOM'11, SIGCOMM'13) and rateless network design for practical adapation of sender transmission rate (SIGCOMM'11, MOBICOM'12). To quote from his nomination "Sachin Katti’s research has transformed the way we think about wireless communications."

    Congratulations Sachin

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