June 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter

June 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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Contents
ACM SIGCOMM 2019 lifetime award goes to Prof. Mark Handley
ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Test of Time award
ACM SIGCOMM 2019 lifetime award goes to Prof. Mark Handley
Call for Participation, ACM SIGCOMM 2019 (Early registration deadline: July 12th, 2019)
Call for Site Proposals, ACM CoNEXT 2020
Call for Papers, The 15th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and 
Communications Systems (ANCS '19)
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ACM SIGCOMM 2019 lifetime award goes to Prof. Mark Handley
 
The annual SIGCOMM Award, presented at the SIGCOMM Technical Conference, recognizes lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks. Congratulations to Prof. Mark Handley, who is recognized “for fundamental contributions to Internet multimedia, multicast, congestion control, and multi-path networks, and the standardization of Internet protocols in these domains”.
 
The ACM SIGCOMM 2019 lifetime award committee comprised: Anja Feldman (MPI), Ellen Zegura (Georgia Tech), Hari Balakrishnann (MIT), Srinivasan Keshav (University of Waterloo), and Sujata Banerjee (VMWare, chair).
 

ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Test of Time award
 
The ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award recognizes a paper published 10 to 12 years in the past in Computer Communication Review or any SIGCOMM sponsored or co-sponsored conference that is deemed to be an outstanding paper whose contents are still a vibrant and useful contribution today. For 2019, the selected paper is "VL2: A Scalable and Flexible Data Center Network" by Albert Greenberg, James Hamilton, Navendu Jain, Srikanth Kandula, Changhoon Kim, Parantap Lahiri, Dave Maltz, Parveen Patel, and Sudipta Sengupta.
 
The ACM SIGCOMM 2019 test of time award committee comprised: Hitesh Ballani (MSR, chair), Mark Handley(UCL), Z. Morley Mao (UMich), and Mohammadreza Alizadeh Attar (MIT).
 

ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Networking Systems Award
 
The SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award is awarded to an institution or individual(s) to recognize the development of a networking system that has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking. For 2019, the award goes to: "Multipath TCP implementation in the Linux kernel".
 
The main developers were: Christoph Paasch, Sebastien Barre, Gregory Detal.
 
However, any recognition should also mention the other researchers who have contributed to the code. Based on the published change logs, these include (in alphabetical order) :
Andreas Ripke (NEC), Andreas Seelinger (RWTH Aachen), Andrei Maruseac (Intel), Baptiste Jonglez (Univ. Grenoble Alpes), Benjamin Hesmans (UCLouvain), Brandon Heller (Stanford University), Catalin Nicutar (PUB Bucharest), Christian Pinedo (University of the Basque Country), Cristina Ciocan (Intel), Doru Gucea (Intel), Duncan Eastoe, Enhuan Dong, Evelina, Fabien Duchêne (UCLouvain), Fabrizio Demaria (Intel), François Finfe (Tessares), Irina Tirdea (Intel), Jaehyun Hwang (Bell Labs and Samsung Electronics), Jakko Korkeaniemi (Aalto University), John Ronan (TSSG), Jorge Boncompte, Kenjiro Nakayama (Red Hat Japan), Kristian Evensen, Lavkesh Lahngir, Matthieu Baerts (Tessares), Mihai P. Andrei (Intel), Niels Laukens (VRT Belgium), Niels Möller (SouthPole), Octavian Purdila (Intel), Per Hurtig (Karlstads University), Savvas Zannettou, Sebastien Duponcheel (OVH), Stefan Sicleru (Intel), Takumi Shinkai, Tim Froidcoeur (Tessares), Valentin Ilie (Intel), Viet-Hoang Tran (UCLouvain), Vlad Dogaru (Intel)
 
The 2019 networking systems award committee comprised: Ratul Mahajan (University of Washington), Kun Tan (Huawei), Xiaowei Yang (Duke University).
 
You can find more details about the award at http://www.sigcomm.org/content/sigcomm-networking-systems-award.
 

Call for Participation: ACM SIGCOMM 2019 (Early registration deadline: July 12th, 2019)
 
ACM SIGCOMM 2019, Beijing, China, August 19th – 24th, 2019
https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/
 
The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to ACM SIGCOMM 2019, to be held in Beijing, China on August 19-24, 2019. SIGCOMM is the flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication.
 
This year presents the following shining features:
 
- The first time for SIGCOMM to be held in mainland China
- The 50th anniversary of SIGCOMM
- Keynote speech by Mark Handley, who will receive SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award for fundamental contributions to Internet multimedia, multicast, congestion control, and multi-path networks, and the standardization of Internet protocols in these domains.
- 32 high quality papers and a number of attractive demos and posters
- 6 workshops, 4 tutorials, a Hackathon covering a wide range of interests
- The mix of modern and historic buildings and culture in Beijing; We have a number of exciting events, e.g., banquet, student dinner, and recruitment booths supported by from a large number of premier sponsors
 
We hereby encourage you to note the early registration deadline: July 12th, 2019 (registration details at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/registration.html) and book your trip early (Hotel info at https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/hotel.html)

 

Call for Site Proposals, ACM CoNEXT 2020
 
The CoNEXT Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting ACM CoNEXT 2020.  The 2020 site is a wildcard, which means it can be held anywhere in the world. Site proposals can be short (about a page), covering the information described here:
http://www.sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference/site-proposals
More information about the CoNEXT conference can be found at http://sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference
 
The deadline for full site proposals is October 15, 2019, but proposers are encouraged to let the steering committee know about their intent to propose earlier.  Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the SC Chair, Peter Steenkiste (prs@cs.cmu.edu).
 
 

Call for Papers, The 15th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS '19)
 
http://www.ancsconf.org
 
ACM/IEEE ANCS will be held 24th and 25th of September, 2019 in Cambridge, UK, and is the premier forum for presenting and discussing original research that explores the relationship between the algorithms and architectures of data communication networks and the hardware and software elements from which these networks are built. ANCS focuses on architectures for networking and communication in the broad sense, including novel architectures, architectural 
support for advanced communication, algorithms and protocols for advanced architectures, software and applications for next-generation networking architectures, co-design of computer and network systems, and methodology and benchmarking for evaluating advanced communication architectures.
 
The conference seeks an emphasis on the applicability and feasibility of approach,  and will prioritize implementation and measurement-led submissions. Authors are invited to include artifacts and data sets as part of their submission, and those would be looked favourably by the committee. Submissions are double blind (details http://www.ancsconf.org). 
 
IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission deadline: July 7th, 2019
Full paper submission deadline: July 15th, 2019
Author notification: August 9th, 2019