The following are minutes of the monthly SIGCOMM executive committee meeting.

A brief index lists the minutes in a more compact format without overview.

  • 7 November 2014

    EC Meeting Minutes 2014-11-07

    Present: Joerg, Keshav, Renata, Bruce Maggs, Olivier, Hamed, Dina

    1. Update on contractor position
    ACM has created a RFP for the contractor position to support our conference organizers based upon our proposal text. This was augmented to fully comply with ACM policies.  The RFP was published and we are now waiting for proposals.

    2. SIGCOMM 2015/16 update (Yashar)

  • 5 September 2014

    1. SIGCOMM 2014 review

    SIGCOMM 2014 was well-attended and a success at large.  The newly introduced ideas such as the N2women workshop and the mentoring
    program as well as childcare support were well received (but we need to improve visibility of the latter further).  We had
    good student (40%) and industry (some 20%) participation.  We also learned a couple of (logistics) lessons to be improved and
    will gather those and ensure to pass them on to the organizing committees of future events.

  • 20 August 2014


    1. 2015 status

    SIGCOMM preparation for 2015 is well on its way.  We had a joint meeting of the 2014 and 2015 org committees on 19 August 2014 to ensure that information flows between the organizers of both events.

    2. Book projects

    We are in the process of discussing a book project specifically on SDN (invited).  We will additionally accept other book proposals.

  • 9 May 2014

    1. Update on Sigcomm 2014

    A short update by Yashar.  The conference schedule is finalized.

    We will reach out especially for industrial demos in addition to the usual more academic ones. There will be ample space demos so that we can invite industrial demos without worrying about space constraints. We will reach out to some industry players, but the demos will be open and accept other submissions. This will be publicized in the next newsletter.

  • 7 March 2014

    Minutes of the SIGCOMM EC Conference Call 2014-03-07

    1. Discussion on summer school proposal

    We reviewed one proposal for a summer school.  The proposal is in good shape and the summer school has a successful track record.  The proposal
    is tentatively accepted, but we will need a more specific funding request that specifies in detail how much funding is asked for and for what.

  • 7 February 2014

  • 10 January 2014

  • 6 December 2013

    Minutes of the SIGCOMM EC Call: 2013-12-06
    1. Summer school
    We have a draft proposal circulated by Olivier.  Olivier will update
    the draft based upon some suggestions and the call for proposals will
    then be published.  The call will close in the end of February 2014.

    We will likely start with a maximum two summer schools in the first
    year to gain experience. The funding for each summer school will be up to $25K.
    2. Contingency funds

  • 8 November 2013

    1. Tutorial speakers compensation

  • 11 October 2013

    1. Report on SGB meeting - OA and Journal (Joerg and Keshav)

    Keshav and Joerg provided a brief report on the SGB meeting held in New York. ACM circulated a document on the ACM publication process. Also, a new conference organization handbook is available. Action item: Keshav to point the 2014 chairs to the conference organization handbook. The open access discussion in ongoing within ACM (and will be part of the topics for the next retreat). At this point, we can provide open links to proceedings from a conference web page for a period of one year.