SIGCOMM News

  • March 26, 2012

    ACM, with the support of several SIGs, is putting on a Turing Centenary event in June. Student scholarships are available to attend the event; see below for details.

    Call for Nominations
    ACM SIGCOMM Student Scholarships for
    ACM Turing Centenary Celebration
    15-16 June 2012
    Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    Nomination Deadline: 30 April 2012

    ACM SIGCOMM has a limited number of $1K scholarships to award to worthy students to attend the ACM Turing Centenary Celebration 15-16 June 2012 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. $500 of the award must be used to cover 2 nights stay at the Palace Hotel.  The remaining balance will go toward travel expenses.

    Important Dates:

    * Submission Deadline: 20 April 2012.
    * Notification of Awards: 30 April 2012.
    * ACM Turing Centenary Celebration 15-16 June 2012

    Eligibility:
    A nominee must be an ACM student member/member at the time of nomination. Note: Postdoctoral students are welcome to apply.

    Submission Procedure:
    A nomination should consist of the following items:
    1. Name, address, phone number, and email address of the person making the nomination (the nominator).
    2. Name, address, phone number, and email address of the candidate for whom the scholarship is recommended (the nominee).
    3. A short statement (200-500 words) explaining why the nominee deserves the scholarship.

    Nominations and questions should be submitted to:

    Bruce Davie, Chair, ACM SIGCOMM
    chair_sigcomm@acm.org

  • February 1, 2012

    The ACM CoNEXT conference (sponsored by SIGCOMM) is soliciting site proposals for its 2013 edition.

    Details on what a site proposal entails can be found on the SIGCOMM CoNEXT web page under "Proposals for Hosting CoNEXT" towards the bottom of the page,

    but in short, putting forward a site proposal calls for:

    • providing the names of volunteer General Chairs,
    • a site city,
    • target dates (the conference is held at the beginning of December),
    • together with some initial details on the overall organization,e.g., hotels, conference facilities, possible venues for the conference banquet, etc.

    Note that like several other SIGCOMM conferences CoNEXT rotates on a three years cycle between Europe, North America, and a "wildcard". CoNEXT 2010 was in Philadelphia, PA, the 2011 edition was held for the first time in Asia in Tokyo, Japan, and just ended after what was a very successful conference, and the 2012 conference will take place in Nice, France, next December.

    As result, we are now targeting a North American location for CoNEXT 2013. However, this is only a "target" and while preference will be given to proposals that conform to this target, strong proposals that don't will definitely be considered.

    If you are interested in submitting a site proposal, please check the instructions on the CoNEXT page http://www.sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference/site-proposals , and email me (guerin@ee.upenn.edu) your proposal before _*May 1st, 2012*_. We are expecting to finalize a site selection by May 31st, 2012. There is still plenty of time before the deadline, but proposals that are submitted early will be given greater consideration.

  • January 18, 2012

    S. Keshav has served admirably as CCR Editor now for close to 4 years, and the Executive Committee is pleased to report that we have recruited Dina Papagiannaki as his successor. Dina is well known to many in the community as a former SIGCOMM PC Chair and current member of the SIGCOMM Technical Steering Committee. We look forward to her taking the reins in September 2012 and continuing the fine editorial work that Keshav has done since 2008. Many thanks to Keshav, and congratulations to Dina.

  • December 21, 2011

    The SIGCOMM EC received three strong proposals for sites to host the annual flagship conference in 2013. The EC has selected Hong Kong as the site, with Dah-Ming Chiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China) and Jia Wang (AT&T Labs – Research, USA) being the general chairs. The conference will be in August 2013, with precise dates and more details to follow.

  • September 29, 2011

    The Rising Star Award:

    Each year, ACM SIGCOMM will present 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. Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher's contributions will be key criteria upon which the Rising Star award committee will evaluate the nominees. Also of particular interest are strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's PhD advisor.

    The award will be presented at the annual ACM CoNEXT conference, where the award-winner will deliver a keynote address. Conference registration, travel, and lodging for the awardee will be paid by ACM SIGCOMM.

    A nominee must be 35 years of age or younger as of December 31 of the year in which the award would be made. Nominations must be sent to Bruce Maggs (bmm@cs.duke.edu) by November 1, 2011, 11:59pm EDT. Details at http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award

    The Dissertation Award:

    This annual award was created by SIGCOMM in 2011, and will recognize excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer networking and data communication. The SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at the ACM SIGCOMM conference. The award winner will receive a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium and a complimentary registration to the following year’s ACM SIGCOMM Conference. The runners-up each will receive a plaque.

    Nominations for the award must include:

    1. A statement summarizing the candidate’s PhD thesis contributions and potential impact, and justification of the nomination (no more than two pages);
    2. The PhD thesis itself;
    3. An endorsement letter by the department chair;
    4. Three endorsement letters supporting the nomination including the significant PhD thesis contributions of the candidate. Each endorsement should be no longer than 500 words with clear specification of the nominee’s PhD thesis contributions and potential impact on the computer networking field;
    5. A concise statement (one sentence) of the PhD thesis contribution for which the award is being given. This statement will appear on the plaque and on the SIGCOMM website.

    Nominations must be sent to Bruce Maggs (bmm@cs.duke.edu) by October 31, 2011, 11:59pm EDT. Details at http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/dissertation

  • August 24, 2011

    The SIGCOMM EC is inviting potential hosts of the SIGCOMM 2013 Conference to submit proposals. Details of the proposal process are here. The proposals should be submitted to Jaudelice de Oliveira, the Conference Co-ordinator, no later than October 31, 2011. The preference for 2013 is for proposals to come from outside of Europe and North America.

  • June 27, 2011

    After several years of diligent service, Ramesh Govindan has stepped down as Awards Chair, and Bruce Maggs has been appointed in his place. Bruce takes on the role of adminstering the substantial awards program offered by Sigcomm. This includes the annual SIGCOMM award and the newly created SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation award.

  • May 24, 2011

    Two papers have been awarded the SIGCOMM 2011 Test-of-Time
    Award. They are:

    1) "Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-peer Lookup Service for Internet
       Applications", Ion Stoica, Robert Morris, David Karger, M. Frans
       Kaashoek, Hari Balakrishnan, Proc. ACM SIGCOMM 2001
    2) "A Scalable Content-addressable Network", Sylvia Ratnasamy, Paul
       Francis, Mark Handley, Richard Karp, Scott Shenker, Proc. ACM
       SIGCOMM 2001.

  • May 15, 2011

    Vern Paxson (UC Berkeley and ICSI) is the 2011 SIGCOMM Award Winner. He was selected for his seminal contributions to the fields of Internet measurement and Internet security, and for distinguished leadership and service to the Internet community.

  • December 14, 2010

    ACM has announced its Fellows for 2010. Among the 41 inductees are past SIGCOMM chair Mark Crovella and former SIGCOMM PC chair Stefan Savage. SIGCOMM member David Rosenblum was also recognized as a Fellow, as was Christos Faloutsos, who has made several contributions to the networking field. Congratulations to them and all the Fellows.

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