SIGCOMM News

  • October 3, 2013

    the SIGCOMM eBook project has been launched with the first volume of the open-source eBook on “Recent Advances in Networking” featuring 9 chapters across different topics. check it out: http://www.sigcomm.org/content/ebook
    The book is released under the Creative Commons license, and the source-code is also available on GitHub, should the authors or colleagues wish to update or add to the material on a rolling basis. Future versions will be announced soon, for any feedback and suggestions for future topics and format please contact Olivier.Bonaventure@uclouvain.be and  hamed@eecs.qmul.ac.uk

  • September 20, 2013

    The SIGCOMM Executive Committee invites potential hosts of the SIGCOMM 2015 conference to submit proposals. Details of the proposal process are posted at http://www.sigcomm.org/conference-planning/sigcomm-planning/site-proposa... . Proposals should be submitted to Jaudelice de Oliveira, the Conference Coordinator, no later than November 15, 2013. Based on the three-year rotation schedule, the conference will be held in Europe.

  • July 18, 2013

    2013 SIGCOMM Award (to be presented at SIGCOMM 2013):

    Larry Peterson For ground-breaking advances in how networking and distributed systems research is conducted, and major contributions to education.

     

    2013 Test of Time Award (to be presented at SIGCOMM 2013, two winners this year):

    PlanetLab: an overlay testbed for broad-coverage services, Brent Chun, David Culler, Timothy Roscoe, Andy Bavier, Larry Peterson, Mike Wawrzoniak and Mic Bowman, in CCR, Volume 33 Issue 3 (July 2003)

    For catalyzing a qualitative change in the nature of experimental networking research. By overcoming barriers to planetary scale experimentation and deployment, the authors---and their enduring testbed artifact---ushered in a new era of empirically validated network protocol design, catalyzed community-wide attention to the thoughtful construction and employment of appropriate research infrastructures, testbeds, and measurement platforms, and helped to foster a now vibrant research area focused on understanding Internet-scale network phenomena.

    A delay-tolerant network architecture for challenged internets, Kevin Fall, Proc. SIGCOMM 2003

    For anchoring a line of network architecture research that represented a sharp conceptual break from the internet-centric focus of the community at the time, substantially broadened the scope of applicability of networked computer communication, and remains a vital and active research topic today serving domains ranging from resource-poor rural environments to interplanetary space science support.

     

    2012 SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award (to be presented at SIGCOMM 2013, but recipient can choose to be recognized at CoNEXT 2013):

    Shyamnath Gollakota (winner)

    The dissertation provides a fundamentally new and practical way to deal with interference in the wireless medium, often rendering it harmless or even turning it into an advantage. While traditional wireless systems have attempted to avoid interference, this thesis is the first to practically demonstrate techniques to decode packets under significant interference and leveraging it for improved security. The thesis is transformative and can significantly impact the design of future wireless communication systems.

    Ashok Anand (runners up)

    The dissertation presents a range of innovative techniques to eliminate redundancies in traffic across diverse hosts, routers, and networks across the Internet. The work itself is rigorous and comprehensive in its treatment of redundancy elimination techniques. As the demand for Internet bandwidth continues to be higher than ever before, such approaches can prove to be highly beneficial.

    Laurent Vanbever (runners up)

    The dissertation provides fundamental innovations that allow a network to be re-configured without causing inconsistencies in network routing structures. The thesis encompasses good theoretical concepts that ensure global correctness properties and practical manifestations of these concepts to make them deployable. As networks around us continue to get more complex, the techniques developed in this thesis provide significant tools to improve efficient management of these networks.

     

    2012 Rising Star Award (was presented at CoNEXT 2012):

    Teemu Koponen

    This award to Teemu Koponen is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, on Information Centric Networking, Accountable Internetworking, and Software Defined Networking. His architectural ideas are deep, have influenced other researchers, and crucially, he has put in signficant effort in figuring out how to transfer the ideas effectively into practice.

  • June 27, 2013

    Effective July 1, the new SIGCOMM Chair will be S. Keshav. Renata Cruz Teixeira will be Vice-Chair, and Joerg Ott will be Secretary Treasurer. The full officer list is at http://www.sigcomm.org/about/people

  • May 26, 2013

     

    The deadline for the submissions of candidates for the SIGCOMM Rising Star award is August 1st. Submission details are provided here:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award

    Please submit them to the awards chair, Bruce Maggs bmm@cs.duke.edu before the deadline.

  • April 4, 2013

     

    Elections for new SIGCOMM officers are underway, to elect a new Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer. Please vote! If you are a SIGCOMM member, you should be receiving an email with your ten-digit PIN, which you'll need to cast your votes. http://www.acm.org/sigs/elections 

    See the bios and statements of the candidates at http://www.acm.org/sigs/elections/sigcomm-2013/sigcomm-2013-slate

  • February 6, 2013

    The Executive Committee has selected Chicago as the city for SIGCOMM 2014.  Fabian Bustamante (Northwestern University) and Y. Charlie Hu (Purdue University) will be the general chairs. More details including precise dates of the conference will come shortly.

  • December 17, 2012

    This award to Teemu Koponen is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, on Information Centric Networking, Accountable Internetworking, and Software Defined Networking. His architectural ideas are deep, have improved practice, and crucially, he has put in significant effort in figuring out how to actually make them happen.

    Teemu gave the Keynote address at CoNEXT 2012 in Nice. More information about the Rising Star Award can be found here.

  • October 15, 2012

     

    SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Computer Networking and Data Communication

    Description

    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.

    Eligibility

    Nominations are limited to one doctoral dissertation per department.

    The final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee’s host institution during the 12 months before the submission deadline (see below).

     

    Nominations are due November 30, 2012.  Please see http://sigcomm.org/awards/dissertation for details.

  • October 15, 2012

     

    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Nominations

    The annual SIGCOMM Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks.

    Description

    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.

    Nominations for the SIGCOMM Rising Star Award are due November 1, 2012.  Please see http://sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award for details on how to make a nomination.

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