• December 5, 2009

    New ACM fellows include four SIGCOMM members: current SIGCOMM chair Bruce Davie, Jeffrey Dean, Farnam Jahanian, and John Chi-Shing Lui.

    The ACM Fellows Program was established by Council in 1993 to recognize and honor outstanding ACM members for their achievements in computer science and information technology and for their significant contributions to the mission of the ACM. The ACM Fellows serve as distinguished colleagues to whom the ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership as the world of information technology evolves.

    New ACM fellows include four SIGCOMM members:

    • Bruce Davie (Cisco) "For contributions to computer networking",
    • Jeffrey A. Dean (Google) "For contributions to the science and engineering of large-scale distributed computer systems",
    • Farnam Jahanian (Univ. Michigan) "For contributions to the dependability and security of networks and systems.", and
    • John Chi-Shing Lui (CUHK) "For contributions to stochastic analysis of parallel storage and communication systems."
  • December 5, 2009

    Each year, ACM SIGCOMM presents a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual no older than 35 - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career.

    This year's awardee is Ratul Mahajan from Microsoft Research, in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, in network management and wireless communication, where his measurement driven approach has culminated in innovative and practically adopted systems.

  • November 3, 2009

    Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R) is a quarterly publication of ACM SIGMOBILE. The SIGMOBILE Executive Committee (EC) solicits candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief for MC2R. The current MC2R EIC, Srikanth Krishnamurthy, will complete his 2-year term at the end of 2009, and we are expecting a new candidate to take on this role for a 2-year period in 2010 through 2011.

    The EIC selection process will be run by the MC2R Selection Committee, which will make a recommendation(s) to the SIGMOBILE EC for final approval.

    Candidates should submit the following by email to

    a curriculum vitae or resume; and

    a position statement of not more than 2 pages, formatted in 10-point font.

    Applicants that are well suited to the position will be already known to the mobile research community, with an established track record of publication. Ideally, candidates should also have some experience in an editorial role, at least as the associate editor or department editor of a publication.

    The position statement will be an important part of the selection process. We are looking for candidates who have a vision for MC2R, something that will maintain and increase MC2R's relevance to the SIGMOBILE membership and will make it stand out among the wide range of computer science periodicals as something unique.

    This is an opportunity for a rising star in our community to establish MC2R as an invaluable resource for researchers in the field. Applications from motivated candidates are highly encouraged.

    Applications are due by December 4, 2009.

    Roy Want ACM SIGMOBILE Chair on behalf of the SIGMOBILE Executive Committee

  • October 5, 2009

    Nominations for the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star award are due soon! Please see the following link for eligibility criteria, nomination guidelines, and the deadline.

  • October 3, 2009

    I) Reviewed Articles

    1. MPCP: Multi Packet Congestion-control Protocol
      Xiaolong Li and Homayoun Yousefi’zadeh
    2. GT: picking up the truth from the ground in traffic classification
      F. Gringoli, L. Salgarelli, N. Cascarano, F. Risso and K. C. Claffy

    II) Editorial Zone

    1. Sigcomm: A View from the Chair
      Bruce Davie
    2. A Brief History of the Internet
      Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock,
      Daniel C. Lynch, Jon Postel, Larry G. Roberts, and Stephen Wolff
    3. The Workshop on Active Internet Measurements (AIMS) Report
      kc claffy, Marina Fomenkov, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Robert Beverly, Beverly A. Cox, Matthew Luckie
    4. New Frontiers in Internet Network Management
      Ehab Al-Shaer, Albert Greenberg, Charles Kalmanek, David A. Maltz, T. S. Eugene Ng, and Geoffrey G. Xie
    5. Computing for Global Development: Is it Computer Science Research?
      Muneeb Ali and kentaro Toyama
    6. Invigorating the Future Internet Debate
      Dirk Trossen
    7. Yet Another Access Point
      Richard Gass and Christophe Diot
  • October 3, 2009

    With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation and AT&T, ACM CoNEXT 2009 will provide a limited number of grants to students to attend the main conference as well as to participate in the ACM CoNEXT 2009 Student Workshop.

    Deadline: October 12

  • September 4, 2009

    Slides from the Community Feedback Session in Barcelona have been posted

    The Community Feedback Session (formerly known as the SIGCOMM business meeting) was held at the annual conference in Barcelona on August 18, 2009. The slides from the session are now available on line here, and a short summary of the meeting will be posted soon.

  • September 4, 2009

    The Sigcomm Test-of-time award recognizes papers published 10 to 12
    years in the past in Computer Communication Review or any SIGCOMM
    sponsored or co-sponsored conference that is deemed to be an
    outstanding paper whose contents are still a vibrant and useful
    contribution today.  This year's test-of-time awardee is the paper
    titled: "A digital fountain approach to reliable distribution of bulk
    data", by John W. Byers, Michael Luby, Michael Mitzenmacher, Ashutosh
    Rege, which appeared in SIGCOMM 1998.

  • June 29, 2009

    Bruce Davie will be the new chair; Henning Schulzrinne remains Vice-Chair and Tilman Wolf remains Secretary-Treasurer.

    The results of the 2009 SIGCOMM elections are in. The incoming officers will be:

    • Chair - Bruce Davie
    • Vice-Chair - Henning Schulzrinne
    • Secretary/Treasurer - Tilman Wolf
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