SIGCOMM News

  • September 30, 2020

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    Call for participation, HotNets 2020
    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner of 2020
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    Call for participation, HotNets 2020
     
    Registration for HotNets 2020 is now open. Please visit http://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/register.html to register. Note that seats are limited and will be filled up on a first-come, first-served basis.

    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner of 2020
     
    The SIGCOMM Rising star award of 2020 goes to Keith Winstein (Stanford University).
    The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions in the areas of computer-generated robust networking algorithms such as congestion control. His innovative and out-of-the-box approaches, supporting the networking community through open datasets and open source software, have impacted academia, industry and society. The rising star award committee comprised Sharad Agarwal (MSR, chair), Morley Mao (University of Michigan), Matt Roughan (University of Adelaide), and Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University).

  • September 30, 2020

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    Call for participation, HotNets 2020
    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner of 2020
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    Call for participation, HotNets 2020
     
    Registration for HotNets 2020 is now open. Please visit http://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/register.html to register. Note that seats are limited and will be filled up on a first-come, first-served basis.

    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner of 2020
     
    The SIGCOMM Rising star award of 2020 goes to Keith Winstein (Stanford University).
    The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions in the areas of computer-generated robust networking algorithms such as congestion control. His innovative and out-of-the-box approaches, supporting the networking community through open datasets and open source software, have impacted academia, industry and society. The rising star award committee comprised Sharad Agarwal (MSR, chair), Morley Mao (University of Michigan), Matt Roughan (University of Adelaide), and Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University).

  • September 1, 2020

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    Call for Papers: COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop
    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR extended to September 10
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    Call for Papers: COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop
     
    An IETF Internet Architecture Board virtual workshop:
    https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/covid-19-network-impacts-workshop-2020/
     
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on people's lives and the societies and economies around the globe. But it also had a big impact on networking. With large numbers of people working from home or otherwise depending on the network for their daily lives, network traffic has surged.  Internet service providers and operators have reported 20% traffic growth or more in a matter of weeks. Traffic in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) is similarly on the rise. Most forms of network traffic have seen an increase, with conversational multimedia traffic growing in some cases more than 200%. And user time spent on conferencing services has risen by an order of magnitude on some conferencing platforms.
     
    In general, the Internet has coped relatively well with this traffic growth. The situation is not perfect: there has also been some outages, video quality reduction, and other issues. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how the technology, operators and service providers have been able to respond to large changes in traffic patterns. Understanding what actually happened with Internet traffic is of course interesting by its own right. The impacts of this crisis are also a potential opportunity to understand the impact of traffic shifts and growth more generally, or to prepare for future situations -- crisis or otherwise - that impact
    networking. Or even allow us to adjust the technology to be even better suited to respond to changes.
     
    The IAB is holding this workshop to convene interested researchers, network operators, and network management experts, and Internet technologists to share their experiences. More details: https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/covid-19-network-impacts-workshop-2020/. Send Submissions to: covidimpacts-workshop-pc@iab.org.
     
    Important dates:

    • Submissions Due: 9 October 2020
    • Invitations Issued by: 15 October 2020
    • Workshop Date: This is an over the Internet virtual workshop. Several sessions will  be scheduled for the different topics on the week of November 9, 2020, based on input from the participants.

     

    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR extended to September 10
      
    The ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers, education papers and editorials for the January issue of CCR has been extended to September 10, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/

  • August 31, 2020

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    Call for Papers: COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop
    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR extended to September 10
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    Call for Papers: COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop
     
    An IETF Internet Architecture Board virtual workshop:
    https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/covid-19-network-impacts-workshop-2020/
     
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on people's lives and the societies and economies around the globe. But it also had a big impact on networking. With large numbers of people working from home or otherwise depending on the network for their daily lives, network traffic has surged.  Internet service providers and operators have reported 20% traffic growth or more in a matter of weeks. Traffic in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) is similarly on the rise. Most forms of network traffic have seen an increase, with conversational multimedia traffic growing in some cases more than 200%. And user time spent on conferencing services has risen by an order of magnitude on some conferencing platforms.
     
    In general, the Internet has coped relatively well with this traffic growth. The situation is not perfect: there has also been some outages, video quality reduction, and other issues. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how the technology, operators and service providers have been able to respond to large changes in traffic patterns. Understanding what actually happened with Internet traffic is of course interesting by its own right. The impacts of this crisis are also a potential opportunity to understand the impact of traffic shifts and growth more generally, or to prepare for future situations -- crisis or otherwise - that impact
    networking. Or even allow us to adjust the technology to be even better suited to respond to changes.
     
    The IAB is holding this workshop to convene interested researchers, network operators, and network management experts, and Internet technologists to share their experiences. More details: https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/covid-19-network-impacts-workshop-2020/. Send Submissions to: covidimpacts-workshop-pc@iab.org.
     
    Important dates:

    • Submissions Due: 9 October 2020
    • Invitations Issued by: 15 October 2020
    • Workshop Date: This is an over the Internet virtual workshop. Several sessions will  be scheduled for the different topics on the week of November 9, 2020, based on input from the participants.

     

    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR extended to September 10
      
    The ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers, education papers and editorials for the January issue of CCR has been extended to September 10, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/

  • July 31, 2020

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    Call for participation, Virtual SIGCOMM 2020
    July 2020 issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR
    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR is September 1st
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    Call for participation, Virtual SIGCOMM 2020
     
    SIGCOMM 2020 registration is now live! 56 papers, 2 keynote talks, panels, workshops, tutorials and more -- come see and participate at the first virtual SIGCOMM in history! 
     
    Register now at https://www.cvent.com/events/sigcomm-2020/event-summary-29cc3dd8a71844068c240b2bf515873e.aspx
     

    July 2020 issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR online
     
    The online version of the July 2020 issue of CCR is available at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/2020/ccr-july-2020-2020/the-july-2020-issue/.
     
    Note that the papers are currently behind the ACM DL paywall, due to issues with the OpenTOC provided by ACM. We’re in the process of resolving this with ACM. Preprints not behind the DL paywall will be made available on CCR online upon request.
     

    Deadline for the January issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR is September 1st
      
    The ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers, education papers and editorials for the January issue of CCR is September 1st, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/
     
    Also, note that the CCR reviewing process in place has slightly changed. For more details, see http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~steve/papers/editorial-ccr-review-process-update.pdf

  • July 1, 2020

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    Call for Participation, Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW) 2020
    ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Test of Time Paper Award
    Call for Nominations for SIGCOMM 2020 Rising Star Award
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    Call for Participation, Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW) 2020
     
    Registration is now open for the Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW) 2020, which will bring together researchers, operators and representatives of the Internet standards community from around the world and is set to take place online during the week of 27-31 July 2020.
     
    Interspersed with sessions of the IETF 108 Online meeting scheduled for the same week, this year’s ANRW event will consist of four separate sessions with more than a dozen total presentations covering applied research across a wide range of topics, including: DNS and BGP, protocol testing and validation, monitoring and logging, and transport protocols and traffic engineering. A full program is available on the ANRW 2020 website.
     
    Participation in the ANRW is open to anyone, with registration required. Registration is free for those attending IETF 108 Online; to attend ANRW only as a separate event, a $25 registration fee is charged.
     
    For more information, or to register directly, please go to:
    https://irtf.org/anrw/2020/attend.html
     

    ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Test of Time Paper Award
     
    The Test of Time award for 2020 is awarded to:
     
    "A network in a laptop: rapid prototyping for software-defined networks" by Bob Lantz, Brandon Heller, and Nick McKeown, in ACM HotNets 2010
     
    Using illustrative cases studies, the paper demonstrates how a Mininet-based design can be wrapped in a VM to create a “network appliance” that can be distributed over the Internet so that anyone with a laptop can download and run a ``living, breathing” example of a new networked system. The paper has had a profound impact on catalyzing collaborative network research by setting new standards for reproducible networking research in the form of “runnable papers.” 
     
    The 2020 award paper was selected by a committee composed of: Paul Barford (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Hamed Haddadi (Imperial College London, chair), Thomas Karagiannis (Microsoft Research Cambridge), Sue Moon (KAIST), Walter Willinger (NIKSUN).
     

    Call for Nominations for SIGCOMM 2020 Rising Star Award
     
    Each year, ACM SIGCOMM will present a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual within 10 years of receiving their highest university degree - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of their 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.
     
    The award will be presented at the annual ACM CoNEXT conference, where the award-winner will deliver a keynote address.   Conference registration, travel, and lodging for the awardee will be paid by ACM SIGCOMM.
     
    Nominations for SIGCOMM Rising Star Award: July 30, 2020
     
     

  • May 31, 2020

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    Call for Papers (HotNets 2020)
    CCR June 2020 deadline extended
    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION and WHITE PAPERS, Online Networking Education Community Discussion
    CALL FOR POSTERS, DEMOS, and STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION, ACM…
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    Call for Papers (HotNets 2020)
    Submission deadline:  **June** 15, 2020 (11:59pm EDT) (**NOTE**: this is earlier than in the past years.)
     
    Please refer to http://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/index.html for details. 
     

    CCR June 2020 deadline extended
    To prevent interference with the paper submission deadline extension of IMC 2020, the CCR June 2020 deadline for papers to be considered in the October 2020 issue has been extended to Friday 5 Jun 2020 6:59:59am EDT:
    https://sigcomm-ccr.hotcrp.com/
     

    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION and WHITE PAPERS, Online Networking Education Community Discussion
     
    There will be an online discussion of "teaching networking during the pandemic, and beyond". Amazing educators from our field will be speaking in panels and leading interactive sessions to give advice and brainstorm ideas on how to engage students online and more. Please consider submitting a whitepaper to help us create a diverse and exciting discussion at the workshop. http://gaia.cs.umass.edu/sigcomm_education_workshop_2020/
     

    CALL FOR POSTERS, DEMOS, and STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION, ACM SIGCOMM 2020
     
    This year's SIGCOMM poster/demo session presents an exciting opportunity for students to present their work "virtually". Like the main conference, this year's Poster/Demo session will also take place online. Accepted posters and demos will be published as a two-page abstract for the archived conference proceedings. The SIGCOMM poster and demo sessions will also serve as an ACM SIGCOMM Student Research Competition. 
    https://tinyurl.com/y8plslcd 

  • April 30, 2020

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    Call for Submission (HotNets’20)
    Deadline for the October issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR is June 1st
    Deadline extended: ACM SIGCOMM EPIQ’20
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    Call for Submission (HotNets’20)
    The 19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets 2020, November 5-6 @ Chicago) will bring together researchers in computer networks and systems to engage in a lively debate on the theory and practice of computer networking. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit short position papers. We encourage papers that identify fundamental open questions, advocate a new approach, offer a constructive critique of the state of networking research, re-frame or debunk existing work, report unexpected early results from a deployment, report on promising but unproven ideas, or propose new evaluation methods. 
     
    Upcoming submission deadline:  June 15, 2020 (11:59pm EDT)
     
    Please refer to http://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/index.html for details. 
     

    Deadline for the October issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR is June 1st
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers, education papers and editorials for the October issue of CCR is June 1st, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/
     

    Deadline extended: ACM SIGCOMM EPIQ’20
    The submission deadline for the Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ) was extended: 
     
    New Submission deadline: May 8, 2020
    Notification deadline: May 25, 2020
    Camera-ready deadline: June 10, 2020
    Workshop: August 14, 2020
     
    https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/workshop-epiq.html

  • March 31, 2020

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    ACM opens up the Digital Library for 3 months
    SIGCOMM Response to COVID-19
    January 2020 issue of SIGCOMM CCR
    ACM SIGCOMM Slack Workspace
    Call for Submissions:  ACM SIGCOMM EPIQ’20
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    Open Access to ACM Digital Library During Coronavirus Pandemic
    As a means to help researchers now working remotely and to support the computing community, ACM is providing open access to the ACM Digital Library for the next three months.  There will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM.

    SIGCOMM Response to COVID-19
    The COVID-19 has affected many in our community and we have all had to adapt to the new constraints it has imposed.  This has also affected several of our conferences.   
     
    The SOSR 2020 conference that was to be held early March was the first to have to cancel its physical conference.  Because the cancellation happened close to the conference date many travel grant recipients had already made arrangements to attend, and the SIG worked with ACM to ensure that travel grant recipients would be reimbursed for expenses they had incurred.  
     
    All other SIG-sponsored conferences that are to be held later this year are currently putting together contingency plans in case they need to follow suit.  In particular, most are exploring options for holding a “virtual conference.” Towards assisting with this goal, ACM has recently chartered a presidential task force aimed at offering the community some guidance on best practices for virtual conferences.  We are actively participating in this effort, and the task force is preparing to release a draft report titled “Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices” that will be distributed to conference organizers to assist them in evaluating options to move their conference to a virtual model.

    The January 2020 issue of SIGCOMM CCR is available
    See https://dl.acm.org/toc/sigcomm-ccr/2020/50/1 or https://ccronline.sigcomm.org  
     

    ACM SIGCOMM Slack Workspace
    ACM SIGCOMM has created a Slack workspace for people interested in computer networking. This workspace is intended to be a fun, welcoming environment for encouraging discussions between students and researchers in our community. With the upcoming array of "virtual conferences" this platform may help replace the informal conversations that happen during the breaks which would otherwise be missed. With the COVID-19 outbreak many folks are locked in their homes at this time with reduced social interactions, and having a platform for conversations may be helpful for that reason as well.
     
    Here is an invite link:
    https://join.slack.com/t/sigcomm/shared_invite/zt-ctzq10pc-8gjEbYjzDwK4PzIL4kqZaA
     
    There are discussions on how to succeed in research, women in Sigcomm, technical questions, and more. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute to any channel. We look forward to talking with you on there!
     

    Call for submissions: ACM SIGCOMM EPIQ’20
    Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ)
    https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/workshop-epiq.html
     
    The transport protocol QUIC has emerged from a proprietary effort undertaken by Google to a next generation transport protocol being standardized in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). While its original motivation and design was to support next-generation Web traffic using HTTP/2, embedding QUIC into the Internet architecture raises exciting challenges beyond the necessary engineering efforts. QUIC has already seen deployment and motivated research papers measuring, extending, and evaluating QUIC from various perspectives.
     
    The Second ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ) seeks to continue to foster this emerging community. We invite researchers from academia and industry as well as engineers to explore novel ideas and future directions of QUIC and its interaction with applications and networks.
     
    See https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/workshop-epiq.html and submit papers and poster&demo proposals at https://epiq20.hotcrp.com/.
     
    Submission deadline: April 24, 2020
    Notification deadline: May 25, 2020
    Camera-ready deadline: June 10, 2020
    Workshop: August 14, 2020

  • February 29, 2020

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    Three SIGCOMM award deadlines on March 31st
    Cancellation of the 2020 ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR)
    Call for Abstracts: Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2020) 
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    Three SIGCOMM award deadlines on March 31st
    Please note that March 31st marks the deadline for nominations for 3 of our SIGCOMM awards: 
    i) SIGCOMM award for lifetime contribution, 
    ii) SIGCOMM networking systems award, and 
    iii) SIGCOMM Test of Time award (optional). 
    Please follow the nomination guidelines at http://www.sigcomm.org/awards.
     

    Cancellation of the 2020 ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR)
    The ACM SOSR conference that was due to take place on March 3rd in San Jose, California has been cancelled due to the increasing risk of spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus. SOSR was co-located with the Open Compute Project (OCP) global summit, which cancelled all its events for the same reason.  
     
    Plans are underway to replace the physical event with a virtual event at a later time.  Please be on the lookout for the announcement of the virtual SOSR event as plans are finalized.
     

    Call for Abstracts: Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2020)
    The Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2020) solicits stimulating and original ideas in all aspects of networking research, reflecting the ongoing research efforts of postgraduate students and junior faculty members in the form of 2-page extended abstracts.
     
    We encourage submissions about research at an early stage as well as more advanced dissertation-level research. Accepted presentations will not be published as proceedings, so postgraduate students can submit already accepted/published dissertation-level results and conversely results presented at the workshop can subsequently be submitted, in more complete form, for publication in a full-fledged conference or journal. Research addressing non-standard topics, controversial problems and approaches are of particular interest. The scope of the workshop is broad and covers all aspects of networking research. 
     
    To prepare the extended abstract, please follow the ACM SIGCOMM formatting guidelines (LaTeX template for ACM conference proceedings), except for the following two differences:

    1. papers are limited to TWO (2) pages only, plus references. Note that the two-page limit includes ALL figures, tables but does not include references (add as many as needed);
    2. Please provide only author names and affiliations; it is not necessary to add PAPER ID and number of pages. Submissions must not be anonymous.

    Travel grants will be available to students and postdocs attending LANCOMM 2020. This support, provided by SIGCOMM, will assist a substantial number of attendees by covering their transport and accommodation costs. The application must be made together with the submission of the extended abstract. To increase outreach, applications from institutions within Latin America, but outside Brazil, will be given priority. ACM SIGCOMM members (student or young professional members) will be also given priority. We encourage participation of women and under-represented minorities.
     
    Important Dates
    Abstract/Application Submission Deadline: March 16, 2020
    Acceptance Notification: April 6, 2020
    Final Abstract and Poster: April 17, 2020
    Workshop: May 25, 2020 (Monday)
     
    More information at the LANCOMM 2020 website
     

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