December 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter

December 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
ACM Pubs Board Policy on Publication Withdrawal, Correction, Retraction and Removal
Call for Nominations, SOSR Software Systems Award (2019)
Call for Applications to ACM SIG Heritage Workshop
Call for Papers, ACM e-Energy'19, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Call for Workshop Proposals, ACM e-Energy – June 25th-28th, 2019

ACM Pubs Board Policy on Publication Withdrawal, Correction, Retraction and Removal
The ACM Publications Board has approved new Conflict of Interest and Retractions policies. Both of these new policies are now posted on ACM’s website at:

In particular, we want to draw your attention to how the Retraction policy addresses the issue of conference-author “no shows”. The Publications Board discussed the suggested remedies extensively and ultimately arrived at the language in the final version of the policy. Please note that it is possible to remove a paper, but only under very specific circumstances. For other situations, other solutions recommended by some SIGs, such as disallowing authors who do not show up to present their papers from submitting to next year’s conference, may be used as inducements.

Call for Nominations, SOSR Software Systems Award (2019)
The ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award is given to an individual or an institution to recognize the development of a software system that has had a significant impact on SDN research, implementations, and tools. The impact may be reflected in the widespread adoption of the system, or of its underlying concepts, by the wider SDN community, either in research projects, in the open-source community, or commercially. The award includes a prize and an invited talk. Self-nominations are accepted, please see the link below for nomination details.
Nomination Deadline: January 12th, 2019
Additional details:


ACM SIG Heritage Workshop
Organized by the ACM History Committee will be held  at the Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) on May 20-21, 2019 to educate, assist, and build community for those involved with ACM SIG archiving or other documentation/history projects (such as oral history), or those with ideas/plans for a future project.  
One such sample project is the one organized by SIGGRAPH that has a large ongoing digital preservation project with its Annual Conference Art Show Archives, and smaller projects to collect and scan all (non-born digital) Conference Course Notes, and record major awardees (Coons Award) discussing their work.
The SIG Heritage Workshop program will explore ACM Records, will focus on best practices in paper and digital archiving, and will include short presentations/discussion by participants. The ACM will provide travel support (air, lodging, meals) for accepted applicants (See below for application details)
About the Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)
CBI, founded in 1979, is a leading IT historical research center and archives.  The CBI Archives has more than 350 archival collections, including the ACM Organizational Records.  CBI is active in sponsored research (for NSF, DARPA, DOE, NHPRC), oral history, publishing, editing, professional society service/leadership, and serving diverse stakeholders to advance IT history research and education.
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ACM History Committee
Call for Participation:
Workshop on ACM SIG Heritage, 20-21 May 2019
The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society dedicated to the computing profession, and today has more than 100,000 members around the world. The ACM History Committee is sponsoring a SIG Heritage workshop to help diffuse knowledge of professional archival practices into ACM's membership and to others with an active interest in preserving our computer heritage/history.
Applications are invited to a one-and-a-half day workshop to be held 20-21 May 2019 at the Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For each successful application, one person's expenses for workshop travel, lodging, and meals will be paid by the ACM History Committee.
A hands-on workshop with detailed examples
Who should attend? ACM members and others who are planning or actually doing SIG history/heritage (archiving/documentation/oral history/publishing) projects.  The workshop should be of special interest to ACM officers and staff, SIG leaders, historically minded ACM members, and others working on SIG history projects. Priority will be given to ACM members and members of other national computer societies affiliated to the ACM, but others who are actively engaged in preserving ACM SIG-related history are also encouraged to apply.
Workshop activities include:
a)      presentations on basic SIG history preservation, including identification, ACM support, priorities, assessment, and example projects; privacy and legal issues; preparing for public deposit
b)      hands-on individual exploration of CBI holdings, including ACM records
c)      short presentations on each attendee's SIG heritage project/plans, with group discussion
d)      CBI archival cavern tour
e)      ample networking time, including lunches and workshop dinner
Participants will leave with a "tool kit" of practical, useful procedures as well as insight into other SIG heritage techniques, projects, and practices.
Small workshop format to maximize hands-on aspects and personal interaction. At most 20 attendees.
Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 250-word project description that
·         explains the significance of the existing or planned archiving/history project and its importance;
·         describes the archiving/history project's raw materials including types of images, documents, reports, publications, oral histories (including format of digital materials)
·         affirms the applicant’s willingness to make a short presentation to the workshop and participate fully in its day and a half  agenda
The ACM History Committee will fund accepted invitees (travel, hotel, meals).
Applications are due by 1 February 2019. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf-format document to Notification of project acceptance will be made within six weeks. (Questions about the workshop or requests for clarification may be directed, at any time, to

Call for Papers, ACM e-Energy'19, Phoenix, AZ, United States   
June 25th-28th, 2019 
ACM e-Energy is the premier forum for research at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. It has established a strong track record for high-quality research in the    application of computing and networked systems to make legacy systems more energy-efficient and in the design, analysis, and development of innovative energy systems. The Tenth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) will be co-located with the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC), from the 25th to the 28th of June  2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. By bringing together researchers in a single-track conference designed to offer significant opportunities for personal interaction, it is a major forum for shaping the future of this area.
We seek high-quality papers at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. We welcome submissions describing conceptual advances, as well as advances in system design, implementation and experimentation. ACM e-Energy is committed to a fair, timely, and thorough review process with sound and detailed feedback.
General Chairs: Xiaojun Lin (Purdue University, USA), Steven Low (Caltech, USA)   
Program Chairs: Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA), Sebastian Lehnhoff (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
Key Dates: 
Paper registration/abstract deadline: January 21th     
Paper submission deadline: January 28th    
Author notification: April 15th   
E-Energy19 conference at FCRC: June 25-28th   
(Poster/demo deadlines can be found on the webpage) 

Call for Workshop Proposals, ACM e-Energy – June 25th-28th, 2019
Every year, the international conference ACM e-Energy features co-located workshops on new trends or emerging topics of interest to the energy research community. Continuing this trend, ACM e-Energy 2019 will include a limited number of high quality, half- or full-day workshops on June 25, 2019. These workshops are aimed at exploring in-depth topics related to the areas of computing and communication for smart energy systems, as well as energy-efficient computing and communication systems. These workshops will provide international forums for scientists, engineers, and users to exchange and share their new ideas, experiences, and research results. The proceedings of the workshop program will be published by ACM Digital Library along with the conference proceedings. You are invited to submit a workshop proposal by December 10th, 2018 to the Workshop Chair, which should contain the following information:
- Workshop title
- Main contact details
- Workshop organizers (including contact details)
- Workshop theme
- Intention for a half-day or full-day workshop
- Suitability to e-Energy audience
- Draft call for papers
- A tentative list of TPC members
- Expected number of submitted/accepted papers, papers sessions, keynotes, panels, etc.
- If appropriate, a description of the history of the workshop, including the number of submitted/accepted papers, the number of attendees, the format, etc.
- If the same (or similar) workshop was held in the past ACM e-Energy conference, what was the number of participants in each time? 
Decisions to accept/reject workshop proposals will be made by the Workshops Chair in consultation with the Conference and Program Chair based on the overall quality and compatibility with the ACM e-Energy 2019 program.
The organisers of accepted workshops will be responsible for their own publicity (e.g. website and call for papers) as well as the reviewing and paper selection process. For the ACM e-Energy proceedings publication they need to comply with publication guidelines and timing of the conference. They will be required to cooperate closely with the Workshops Chair and the ACM e-Energy 2019 local organisers to finalise all organisational details. Workshop registrations and payments will be made via the Conference registration system, and payments to the facilities will thus be taken care of by the local e-Energy organisers. In particular, local organisers may require that all workshops adhere to specific requirements regarding the general timetable, registration, and catering.
Important Dates
- Proposal submission deadline: December, 10th, 2018
- Notification: December, 15th, 2018
Please submit your proposal in PDF format via email directly to Dan Wang ( Only complete proposals with all required information will be considered.