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  • December 31, 2020

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    ACM SIGCOMM 2021, Call for Workshops
    ACM SIGCOMM 2021, Call for Papers
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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
    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 

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