January 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter

January 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Call for Proposals: Fellowships in ACM History, on Behalf of ACM History Committee
MobiSys 2019: Call for Workshops, on Behalf of Sister SIGs
Computer Communication Review : next submission deadline March 1st

Call for Proposals: Fellowships in ACM History, on Behalf of ACM History Committee
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 will support research projects related to ACM's professional and educational activities and/or to ACM’s rich institutional history including its organization, publications, SIG activities, and conferences.
We will support up to ***four research*** projects with awards of up to ***$4,000 each***. Successful candidates may be of any rank, from graduate students through senior researchers. See the list of past supported projects here.
To Apply: Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 500-word project description that [a] describes the proposed research; [b] identifies the importance of specific ACM historical materials, whether traditional archival collections or online historical materials (oral histories, digitized conference papers, ACM organizational records, et al.); [c] discusses project outcomes (e.g., journal article, book or dissertation chapter, teaching resource, museum exhibit, website); [d] outlines a timeline for completing the project; [e] agrees to write a one-page blog entry during the project and, on completion, to promptly report the project’s result.
In preparing a proposal, applicants should examine the document "ACM Research Materials" posted at http://history.acm.org/content.php?do=links as well as "Sources for ACM History," CACM 50 #5 (May 2007): 36-41 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1230819.1230836. Other research materials relating to ACM may also be used.
Applicants should include ***a letter of endorsement from their home institution or an external scholarly reference***.
Proposals are due by ***1 April, 2019***. 
Proposals should be submitted as a single pdf-format document to history-webmaster@acm.org. 
Since 2009, the ACM History Committee has supported 28 research projects. Results include the recent edited volume Communities of Computing: Computer Science and Society in the ACM (ACM Books 2016; DOI10.1145/2973856). ACM HC also sponsors workshops in oral history methods and archiving practices.
The pdf-format document for this call for papers/proposals can be found here:

MobiSys 2019: Call for Workshops, On Behalf of Sister SIGs
MobiSys is a premier venue for researchers working in the area of mobile and wireless systems, middleware, services, and applications. Workshop papers will be included with the MobiSys proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library.
We solicit workshop proposals on new and emerging topics in the general area of mobile and wireless systems, services, and applications.
Workshops are scheduled for June 21st, 2019. The ideal workshop proposal will focus on a timely and emerging topic, and be able to attract a number of interesting and high-quality contributions that spark discussions in an informal setting. The goal is to stimulate interactive conversations and inspire new research ideas.
The proposal should be no longer than three pages and should clearly identify:

  1. The name of the workshop.
  2. The name, address, and short bio (up to 200 words) of each organizer (up to three).
  3. A brief description of the technical issues that the workshop will address, and the reasons why the workshop is of interest at this time.
  4. The list of names and affiliations of potential program committee members.
  5. The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively discussions and attendee involvement.
  6. The expected number of submissions and participants.
  7. If previous editions have been held, a description of past versions of the workshop, including: number of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees.
  8. A description of the publicity plan.
  9. A call for papers with workshop deadlines (aligned with the relevant Important Dates below).

Please send your proposal via e-mail to the workshop co-chairs at workshops.mobisys2019@umich.edu, including "MobiSys 2019 Workshop" in the subject line.
Submissions must be received by the deadline below.
Important Dates
Proposal submission deadline: February 1st, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 8th, 2019
Workshop Call for Papers submissions deadline: April 3rd, 2019
Camera-ready workshop papers due: May 1st, 2019
Workshops date: June 21st, 2019
Workshop Co-Chairs
Z. Morley Mao, University of Michigan, USA
Seungwoo Kang, KOREATECH, KR

Computer Communication Review
Although SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review accepts submissions all year around, there are four implicit deadlines: December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. Papers submitted just before the deadline will experience a eight-to-ten week review process. Note that as the October 2019 issue of CCR will be devoted to the celebration of SIGCOMM’s 50th birthday, there will be no CCR deadline on June 1st in 2019. The papers submitted after March 1st 2019 will be scheduled for the January 2020 issue of CCR. See https://ccronline.sigcomm.org