SIGCOMM News

  • March 31, 2021

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    8th ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networks (ICN) 2021
     
    (full CFP can be found at https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2021/cf-papers.html)
     
    ACM ICN 2021 (Sept. 22-24, 2021) is a single-track conference focusing on significant research contributions to ICN as broadly defined, and featuring paper presentations, posters, and demonstrations.  ICN deals with all aspects of an information- or data-centric approach toward supporting networked applications. Such an approach treats digital objects (i.e., collections of bits) as first-class objects, and supports identification, creation, retrieval, authentication, and access control for such objects through a global service.  ACM ICN 2021 solicits research contributions across the full spectrum of technologies and architectures related to ICN, including work that advances core ICN concepts, architectures, technologies, and capabilities; extends current ICN concepts to new networking environments and use cases; realizes, demonstrates, and quantifies the benefits of ICN in traditional and emerging application domains; and catalyzes, incentivizes, simplifies, and supports ICN deployments in realistic, operational environments and settings.
     
    Paper registration:   7 May 2021
    Paper submission: 14 May 2021
    Acceptance notification: 20 July 2021
    Camera-ready deadline: 20 August 2021
     

    SIGCOMM 2021 Call for Posters, Demos, and Student Research Competition
     
    (full CFP can be found at https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/cf-posters.html)
     
    The SIGCOMM poster/demo session showcases works-in-progress in an informal setting. Topics of interest are the same as research topics in the SIGCOMM conference call for papers. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. The SIGCOMM 2021 poster/demo committee will review all posters and demo proposals. Students must (virtually) present student posters at the conference. In addition, the top few submissions may be forwarded for publication to the SIGCOMM newsletter, the Computer Communication Review (CCR). The SIGCOMM poster and demo sessions will also serve as an ACM SIGCOMM Student Research Competition. The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees.
     

    SIGCOMM 2021 Call for Tutorials and Hackathons
     
    (full CFP can be found at https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/cf-tutorials.html)
     
    We seek to extend the SIGCOMM experience by tutorials on selected topics given by renowned scientists and practitioners in their fields. We therefore solicit proposals for full-day or half-day tutorials on topics relevant to the SIGCOMM community. We also solicit proposals to organize virtual hackathons co-located with SIGCOMM. Tutorials must cover advanced topics that fit the scope of SIGCOMM and are of current interest to the SIGCOMM community. Tutorials may be lectures, interactive workshops, hands-on training, or any combination of the above. Successful tutorials educate the community members on emerging methods, concepts, and tools to expand the research capabilities of the community. A hackathon is an intense goal-oriented team-work activity organized in a sprint-like one-day virtual event, where members from various backgrounds and expertise come together to work towards the stated goals of the hackathon. Keep in mind that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SIGCOMM 2021 will be held fully online.

    SIGCOMM 2021 Workshop CFP Posted
    CFPs for several Sigcomm Workshops have been posted on the Sigcomm main web site, under the "Workshops" tab (linked from https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/).

    Upcoming SIGCOMM CARES Community meeting
    SIGCOMM CARES will host a community meeting on Friday, April 2, from 2-3pm ET.  The meeting will be held as a zoom webinar, and the link to join the meeting is https://acm-org.zoom.us/j/99281748475?pwd=TGlRaTRUQ3hLVWcxd0RHN3VqTUFlZz09
    There is no need to pre-register.
    The purpose of the meeting is to communicate and clarify the role of SIGCOMM CARES, to discuss ways that CARES and ACM might evolve to better serve the community, and to answer questions that community members may have. As background, here are a set of recommendations recently made by CARES to improve review practices. 

    The Computer Laboratory Systems Research Group (SRG) Seminars 
     
    A list of networking talks from the past year at SRC seminars at University of Cambridge:
    https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg/seminars/

  • March 3, 2021

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    Call for Papers, ANRW 2021
     
    The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2021 will take place during the week of 26-30 July 2021, co-locating with the 111th IETF meeting. The TPC Chairs will be Andra Lutu (Telefonica Research) and Nick Feamster (U. Chicago), and the paper submission deadline will be 21 April 2021. Look out for the full call for papers in the coming weeks. More information at http://irtf.org/anrw/2021/
     

    Call for Submissions: ACM SIGCOMM NAI’21
    The Second ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Network-Application Integration/CoDesign (NAI)
     
    The Internet was designed and launched 50 years ago to satisfy yet unforeseen applications, and the Internet's adaptation and scalability have been proved remarkably successful over the years. However, the general-purpose and best-effort model of the Internet continues to be challenged with an ever-growing demand for more complex applications with stricter application-specific requirements. How can we deliver 4k videos to everybody? How can we ensure ultra-low latency for applications such as self-driving cars and cloud gaming? How do applications adapt when the underlying infrastructure cannot provide the services such as reliability or security? 
     
    The Second ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Network-Application Integration/CoDesign (NAI) seeks to build on the success of the first workshop (https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/workshop-nai.html) and continue to foster discussions on this topic. We invite researchers from academia and industry as well as engineers to explore novel ideas and future directions of NAI.
     
    See https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/workshop-nai.html and submit papers and posters at https://nai21.hotcrp.com/. Please direct any questions to the workshop chairs.
     
    Submission deadline: May 17, 2021
    Notification deadline: June 14, 2021
    Workshop: August 23-27 (TBD), 2021
     

    CARES findings and recommendations regarding HotNets 2020 review complaint
    The findings and recommendations by CARES of a complaint related to the HotNets 2020 review process can be found here.
     

    Soliciting feedback for upcoming community meeting on CARES and its role
    SIGCOMM CARES (committee to aid reporting on discrimination and harassment policy violations) assists members of the SIGCOMM community who may have experienced or witnessed behaviors that violate the ACM policy against discrimination and harassment in relation to an event or publication sponsored by the SIG, to help prevent and address unacceptable behavior.  SIGCOMM CARES is a relatively new effort, created in August 2018, and the committee's role (and even its existence) is not widely known or understood.
     
    Recently, the CARES committee was involved in the handling of a concern that arose in the HotNets'20 review process.  See https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cFP9uECiWruG71wExssznx3mmuoaBDni/view for the CARES committee's December 2020 response with a summary, findings, and recommendations for the future.  One of these recommendations is for SIGCOMM CARES to clarify its role to the SIGCOMM community.  Toward this end, the SIG is in the process of organizing a (virtual) community event to discuss CARES and answer questions and hear concerns that members of the SIGCOMM community may have.
     
    To help SIGCOMM CARES prepare for this event, we ask members of the SIGCOMM community submit comments and questions via this Google Form [http://bit.ly/3c0OMWS].  Now that we have a few years of experiencing operating under the CARES rubric, we also welcome thoughts about how SIGCOMM and ACM might evolve CARES to better serve the SIGCOMM community. The date and time for the event have been tentatively set to Friday April 2nd, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm EDT.  Instructions for participating in the event will be posted a few weeks before it is held.

    Nominations for SIGCOMM lifetime award, SIGCOMM networking systems award, and test of time award are due by March 31st
     
    The SIGCOMM Award was initiated in 1989 as a means of honoring computer communication professionals for outstanding lifetime technical achievement in the fields of data and computer communications. For nomination guidelines please see: SIGCOMM Award Nominations | acm sigcomm
     
    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. The impact may be reflected in the wide-spread adoption of the system or its underlying concepts by the wider networking community either in research projects, in the open-source community, or commercially. For nomination guidelines please see: SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award Guidelines | acm sigcomm
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award recognizes papers 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. You can optionally submit your nominations by sending an email to the SIGCOMM awards chair (SIGCOMM Officers | acm sigcomm).
     

    CoNEXT 2021 (Virtual), Call for Papers
    (Full CFP may be found at https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2021/#!/cfp)
     
    The 17th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT’21) will be a major forum for presentations and discussions of novel networking technologies that will shape the future of Internetworking. The conference is single track and features a high-quality technical program with significant opportunities for individual and small-group technical and social interactions among a diverse set of participants. The CoNEXT conferences focus on stimulating exchanges between various international research communities.
     
    Abstract registration deadline: June 21, 2021
    Paper submission deadline: June 28, 2021
    Notification date: September 13, 2021

  • February 27, 2021
  • January 31, 2021

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    SIG elections
    ACM SIGCOMM 2021, Call for Workshops
    APNet 2021, Call for Papers
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    SIG elections
    SIGCOMM will be holding elections for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer.  To see the slate of candidates, please visit the 2021 ACM SIG Elections site:  https://www.acm.org/elections/sigs/2021-candidate-slate
     
    A description of the voting procedure and schedule can be found at https://www.acm.org/elections/sigs/pol_proc with a detailed schedule available here.  The election site is expected to go live in April with an email notification with voting instructions sent to all SIG members.  Elections will close by June 7, with results announced by June 14 and hand-over to the new elected officers happening on July 1st.
     
    Note also that in accordance with the ACM SIG Bylaws, additional candidates may be placed on the ballot by petition. All candidates must be ACM Professional Members, as well as members of the SIG. Anyone interested in petitioning must inform ACM Headquarters, Pat Ryan (ryanp@hq.acm.org) and the Secretary of the SIG of their intent to petition by 16 March 2021. Petitions must be submitted to ACM Headquarters for verification by 2 April 2021.
     

    ACM SIGCOMM 2021, Call for Workshops
     
    (full Call for Workshops may be found at https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/cf-workshops.html)
     
    SIGCOMM 2021 plans to hold multiple one-day/half-day virtual (online) workshops in conjunction with the conference, to be held between August 24 and August 26, 2021. Workshops will take place on Monday, August 23 and Friday, August 27.We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the broad set of research and application areas covered by the SIGCOMM conference, including topics in network research, practice, and education. Topics that represent new research areas and directions are particularly welcome. The deadline for receiving proposals is February 5, 2021. 
     

    APNet 2021, Call for Papers
    (Full CFP may be found at https://conferences.sigcomm.org/events/apnet2021/cfp.html)
     
    The 5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet’21) aims to bring together the very best researchers in computer networking and systems across the Asia-Pacific region and around the globe to a live forum discussing innovative ideas at their early stages. The mission of APNet is that promising but not-yet-mature ideas can receive timely feedback from the community and experienced researchers, leading them into publications at major conferences such as SIGCOMM, NSDI, SOSP, OSDI, MobiCom, and CoNEXT.
     
    Abstract registration deadline: March 12, 2021
    Paper submission deadline: March 19, 2021
    Notification date: April 30, 2021 (tentative)

  • December 31, 2020

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    ACM SIGCOMM 2021, Call for Workshops
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    ACM SIGCOMM 2021, Call for Workshops
     
    (full Call for Workshops may be found at https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/cf-workshops.html)
     
    SIGCOMM 2021 plans to hold multiple one-day/half-day virtual (online) workshops in conjunction with the conference, to be held between August 24 and August 26, 2021. Workshops will take place on Monday, August 23 and Friday, August 27.We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the broad set of research and application areas covered by the SIGCOMM conference, including topics in network research, practice, and education. Topics that represent new research areas and directions are particularly welcome. The deadline for receiving proposals is February 5, 2021. 
     

    ACM SIGCOMM 2021, Call for Papers
     
    (full CFP may be found at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/cfp.html)
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM 2021 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of communication networks and networked systems. SIGCOMM takes a broad view of networking research, which includes all types of computer networks, wired and wireless networking technologies, networked systems, as well as aspects of computer network design, analysis, experimentation, and more.  SIGCOMM 2021 will also accept submissions to an experience track in addition to the regular research track, describing the design, analysis, and evaluation of techniques in commercial or otherwise widely-used deployments. In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2021 will have a series of co-located workshops, tutorials, poster and demo sessions, and conference best paper and SIGCOMM awards.
     
    Abstract registration deadline: Jan 20, 2021, 16:59 EST
    Paper submission deadline: Jan 27, 2021, 16:59 EST
    Notification date: May 3, 2021 (tentative)

  • November 30, 2020

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    ACM SIGCOMM 2021, Call for Papers
    ACM History Committee—Call for Proposals 2021
    Deadline for the April 2021 issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR: December 1
    ACM CoNEXT 2021 -- Call for Organizing Committee
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    ACM SIGCOMM 2021
    Call for Papers
     
    (full CFP may be found at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/cfp.html)
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM 2021 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of communication networks and networked systems. SIGCOMM takes a broad view of networking research, which includes all types of computer networks, wired and wireless networking technologies, networked systems, as well as aspects of computer network design, analysis, experimentation, and more.  SIGCOMM 2021 will also accept submissions to an experience track in addition to the regular research track, describing the design, analysis, and evaluation of techniques in commercial or otherwise widely-used deployments. In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2021 will have a series of co-located workshops, tutorials, poster and demo sessions, and conference best paper and SIGCOMM awards.
     
    Abstract registration deadline: Jan 20, 2021, 16:59 EST
    Paper submission deadline: Jan 27, 2021, 16:59 EST
    Notification date: May 3, 2021 (tentative)
     

    ACM History Committee — Call for Proposals 2021
     
    The ACM History Committee runs this program, which has resulted over 35 fellowships awarded since the start of this fellowship program in 2009.   Many of these awards have gone to scholars (graduate students to senior scholars) in the SIGs to support preservation of a SIG’s history.
     
    The submission deadline for proposals is February 15, 2021.
     
    See https://history.acm.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ACM-fellowship_CFP_2021-final-1.pdf for proposal submission requirements and further details.  
     

    Deadline for the April 2021 issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR: December 1
      
    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 April 2021 issue of CCR is December 1, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/
     

    ACM CoNEXT 2021 -- Call for Organizing Committee
     
    ACM CoNEXT is soliciting proposals from organization committees to host a virtual CoNEXT 2021 conference. As the SIG has opted for all 2021 conferences to be virtual, "site" proposals are simpler as they need not include information typically involved with holding physical events, i.e., venue, hotels, banquet, etc. Below you find the required details. Organization Committee proposals should be less than a single page, in pdf format. Check the details in the online call. Deadline January 15 2021.

  • October 31, 2020

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    Call for Participation: HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020)
    Call for nominations: IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) 2021
    October 2020 issue of CCR
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    Call for Participation: HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020) 

    In light of continued effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, HotNets 2020 (November 4-6, 2020) will be a fully virtual event.  We will take this opportunity to deploy and try out several new features designed to encourage interaction and discussion at HotNets.  
     
    - In contrast to the invite-only format in previous years, we opened up registration for HotNets 2020 to all members of the community. 
    - We will provide two types of access to the workshop: live interactive zoom sessions for registered attendees, and concurrent streaming YouTube broadcasts for other viewers. 
    - In addition to Zoom/YouTube, we will host parallel discussions and Q&A on Slack, which is also open to the general public.

    Finally, Hotnets 2020 will be a 3-day event (3.5 hours per day) 

    November 4th, 2020 (Wed):   Start: 8:45AM (US Central Time), End: 12:30PM (US Central Time) 
    November 5th, 2020 (Thur):   Start: 9:00AM (US Central Time), End:  12:30PM (US Central Time)
    November 6th, 2020 (Fri):       Start: 9:00AM (US Central Time), End:  12:30PM (US Central Time)

    We hope that this combination of tools and platforms will facilitate more lively discussions on new ideas and future research topics. 

    Registered attendees will receive zoom session information via email, while information on YouTube broadcasts and Slack will be posted soon to the HotNets’20 website (https://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2020/program.html).  The full program is already posted on this site. Please stay tuned. 

    We look forward to seeing you all at HotNets 2020. 
    HotNets Organization Committee

    Call for nominations: Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) 2021

    Submit nominations for the ANRP 2021 until 22 November 2020

    The Applied Networking Research Prize is awarded to recognise the best recent results in applied networking, interesting new research ideas of potential relevance to the Internet standards community, and upcoming people that are likely to have an impact on Internet standards and technologies, with a particular focus on cases where these people or ideas would not otherwise get much exposure or be able to participate in the discussion.

    We encourage nominations of researchers with relevant research results, interesting ideas, and new perspectives. The award provides a cash prize, and will offer the winner the opportunity to present and discuss their work with the engineers, network  operators, policy makers, and scientists that participate in the Internet  Engineering Task Force (IETF) and its research arm, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). Both self- and third-party nominations for this prize are encouraged.

    More details, and how to nominate, at https://irtf.org/anrp/ 

    October 2020 issue of CCR

    The online version of the October 2020 issue of CCR is available at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/2020/ccr-october-2020-2020/the-october-2020-issue/.

  • September 30, 2020

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    Call for participation, HotNets 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
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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/

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