Welcome

SIGCOMM is ACM's professional forum for discussing communications and computer networks.

SIGCOMM members include scientists, engineers, educators and students. They study all aspects of computer communications and networks: analysis, technical design, engineering, measurement and management. Our members are particularly interested in the systems engineering and architectural questions surrounding computer communication.

SIGCOMM supports a wide variety of activities in the field:

Professional meetings

Publications

Recognition and support for computer networking professionals

Here are links to more information about SIGCOMM: 

If you are a computer networking professional, please consider joining ACM SIGCOMM: Join online here.

Recent News

  • July 31, 2015

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

    SIGCOMM 2015 is fast approaching! This year will introduce several new programs including student mentoring, and industrial demos (running for the second year), besides the usual workshops and poster sessions. The early registration deadline is July 15, only a few days away. The details of the program can be found at: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/ . Do plan to attend the community feedback session to share your concerns with other community members and to give your input to the EC!

    In other news, the EU recently released a somewhat convoluted draft proposal supporting net neutrality for an Open Internet, yet simultaneously supporting fast lanes. Read more on the controversy at:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/02/eu-proposal-adopts-net-neutrality_n_7717390.html

    Here is the news for this month:

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. SIGCOMM 2015 award

    2. New IEEE fellows/awards for SIGCOMM community members

    3. Workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM)

    4. News from the EC

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. We are delighted to announce that SIGCOMM 2015 awardee is Albert Greenberg (Microsoft Research) for pioneering the theory and practice of operating carrier and datacenter networks. Congratulations, Albert!

    2. Congratulations to many members of our SIGCOMM community have who been elected as IEEE Fellows; to Kimberly Claffy and Vern Paxson for winning the IEEE Internet Award; and to Albert Greenberg who also won the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award.

    For the full list of announcements and awards see http://delivery.qmags.com/d/DefaultV1.aspx?pub=IEEEAwards&upid=19422&S=ML&fl=others%2fIEEEAWARDS%2fIEEEAwards_2015.pdf

    3. To increase collaboration between industry and academia in the field of networking, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the Internet Society (ISOC) in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM are organizing a workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM), scheduled for the Saturday in between the 2015 ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) in Tokyo and the 94th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Yokohama.

    Submission deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015

    Notifications: Friday, August 28, 2015

    Workshop date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

    Details and submission instructions at https://irtf.org/raim-2015

    4. Some news from the EC

    • The EC has contracted with a meeting organiser called MeetGreen to help with the registration, budgeting, and planning process for SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences.

    • SIGCOMM 2015 talks will be recorded and made available online.

    • SIGCOMM 2016 preparation is on the way already, details at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/

    • We are requesting PC chairs of each conference to nominate one or two papers for CACM Research Highlights.

    That’s all for now!

  • June 15, 2015

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

    Here is the news for this month:

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. SIGCOMM 2015 registration now open

    2. SIGCOMM 2015 Child Care program

    3. Geo-diversity grants

    4. SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Nominations

    5. ACM ICN Call for Demos and Posters: Deadline June 26, 2015

    6. Nominations solicited for Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the ACM

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. Registration for SIGCOMM 2015 is now open at

    https://www.regonline.com/acmsigcomm2015 . Early registration ends on July 14th.

    2. SIGCOMM 2015 will offer a childcare program similar to last year’s. Please see the details at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/sigcommkiddie.php

    3. Geo-diversity grants now have more extensive coverage. See http://sigcomm.org/for-authors/geodiversity-travel-grants for details of the application process.

    4. The annual SIGCOMM Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks. Each year, ACM SIGCOMM will present a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual no older than 35 - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her 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 must be sent to Bruce Maggs by August 15, 2015, 11:59pm EDT. http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award

     

    5. The 2nd ACM ICN conference will take place in San Francisco this year. We are soliciting posters and demos intended to showcase work-in-progress research. Topics of interest include ICN design, implementation and evaluation, as well as others listed here. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. Both demos and posters should be accompanied by a 2 page extended abstract, which will be published in the conference proceedings. Further details can be found at: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2015/cfd.php

     

    6. The term of Victor Vianu, the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the ACM (JACM), is coming to an end.  A search committee has been formed to identify candidates for the next Editor-in-Chief and to recommend the most suitable one to the ACM Publications Board. The position is for a term of three years, renewable once, starting on September 1, 2015.  The duties of ACM Editors-in-Chief are summarized in the ACM Volunteer Editors. Nominations should be sent by email to Joe Halpern (halpern@cs.cornell.edu).  The committee accepts self-nominations.  Nominations (whether of a colleague or oneself) should include a summary of the candidate's relevant research contributions and editorial qualifications. The committee will start evaluating candidates after July 1, 2015.

    That’s all for now!

    CFPs for Upcoming SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/sponsored

    CFPs for Upcoming in-cooperation-with SIGCOMM conferences:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/cooperation

    https://twitter.com/acmsigcomm

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sigcomm/

    https://www.linkedin.com/groups/ACM-SIGCOMM-7456557

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

  • May 7, 2015

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

    We have a busy newsletter this month, so, let’s dive right into it!

    Here is the news for this month:

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. Sylvia Ratnasamy wins ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award

    2. SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award

    3. SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Nominations

    4. Mentoring Program at SIGCOMM 2015

    5. CoNext 2015 shadow TPC

    6. SIGCOMM 2015 registration now open

    7. HOTNETS 2015 CFP now online

    8. Data Transparency Lab Call For Proposals

    9. Call for Participation: ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. We are delighted to announce that Sylvia Ratnasamy, a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley has won the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for her seminal work on distributed hash tables, a fundamental contribution to the design of large-scale distributed and decentralized computing systems. Congratulations, Sylvia!

    2. In other good news, the SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 winner is: Keith Winstein for his dissertation entitled “Transport Architectures for an Evolving Internet” This dissertation proposes and develops the idea of computer-generated congestion control, creatively solving both classical and new problems in network resource management.

    The Honorable Mention goes to Hongqiang Liu for his dissertation “Traffic Planning under Network Dynamics” Liu's dissertation presents the design and implementation of practical, uniform, automatic, and proactive techniques to prevent the link congestion commonly caused by network faults and maintenance.

    The award committee was comprised of Mark Crovella, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Nikolaos Laoutaris, Alan Mislove, Neil Spring (chair), and Arun Venkataramani.

    3. The annual SIGCOMM Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks. Each year, ACM SIGCOMM will present a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual no older than 35 - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her 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 must be sent to Bruce Maggs by August 15, 2015, 11:59pm EDT. http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award

    4. We are trying a new mentoring idea at SIGCOMM 2015: an opportunity for students and postdocs to meet individually with teams of two mentors to talk about the student’s research.  The idea is to give graduate students (and postdocs) access to feedback from outstanding researchers from outside their university.  Applications are due June 15th.  More information can be found at the SIGCOMM 2015 conference website.

    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/mentoring.php

    5. During the summer, we will be organising, again, a shadow TPC to train young researchers in how papers are reviewed and ranked at selective networking conferences. Selected researchers must have at least 3 years of experience in networking research and have published a few papers at workshops, conferences or in journals. During June, July and August, they will will evaluate a subset of the papers submitted to CoNext 2015. Most of the work (reviews, discussions) will be done online but the participants will also meet in an in-person TPC meeting on Friday August 21st in London (close to the SIGCOMM'15 conference location). Additional information about the operation of a shadow TPC may be found in a paper published in CCR in 2008 : http://goo.gl/EpSEnK

    To apply for the CoNext 2015 shadow TPC, please fill the following form before May 20th, 2015 : http://goo.gl/forms/TPiBMX1gtz

    If you have any questions, please contact the SIG Education Director, Olivier Bonaventure (UCLouvain) by email.

    6. Registration for SIGCOMM 2015 is now active and accepting registrations. The URL is:

    https://www.regonline.com/acmsigcomm2015

    7. The Fourteenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-2015) will bring together researchers in computer networks and systems to engage in a lively debate on the theory and practice of networking. HotNets will provide a venue for debating broad future research agendas in networking and for presenting innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly influence the community. The CFP is now online:

    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2015/

    8. The Data Transparency Lab (DTL) is a community-based effort among universities, businesses and institutions to support research in tools, data, and methodologies for shedding light into the use of personal data by online services, and to empower users to be in control of their personal data online. In order to support research in these areas, DTL will award in 2015 up to 10 research grants of 50,000 Euro per grant to academic institutions worldwide. The criteria for applications and further information about the application

    process are described in this document: http://datatransparencylab.org/docs/handbook.pdf

    9. Building on the success of the HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshop, the Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN. Co-locating SOSR with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) provides an opportunity for more interaction between researchers and practitioners and more influence on the networking industry. In addition, registered SOSR attendees can attend shared keynote, plenary, and panel sessions, and the social event, on June 17-18 at ONS. The SOSR  program is now available at http://opennetsummit.org/conference/sosr/sosr-agenda/

    Registration prices increase on May 9 - register soon at

    http://opennetsummit.org/conference/sosr/sosr-register/

     

    That’s all for now!

    CFPs for Upcoming SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/sponsored

    CFPs for Upcoming in-cooperation-with SIGCOMM conferences:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/cooperation

    https://twitter.com/acmsigcomm

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sigcomm/

    https://www.linkedin.com/groups/ACM-SIGCOMM-7456557

  • April 14, 2015

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

    Open Access is becoming increasingly important for the scientific community. The SIG is working with ACM to enable ‘gold’ OA on all SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences. More news on that front will follow in due course. In the meantime, good luck to those of you awaiting results from SIGCOMM 2015, and to those submitting to IMC 2015.

    Here is the news for this month:

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Nominations

    2. SIGCOMM 2015 call for posters, demos, and the ACM student research competition

    3. SIGCOMM 2015 call for industrial demos

    4. Call for Participation: ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research.

    5. CCR April 2015 issue now online

    6. Nominations due for the ACM Sigmetrics Rising star award

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. The annual SIGCOMM Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks. Each year, ACM SIGCOMM will present a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual no older than 35 - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her 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 must be sent to Bruce Maggs by August 15, 2015, 11:59pm EDT. http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award

    2. The SIGCOMM poster and demo sessions showcase 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 poster session will also serve as an ACM Student Research Competition. The CFP is online here:

    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/cfd.php

    3. The industrial demo session at SIGCOMM 2014 in Chicago had a great turnout and positive feedback, so it returns for SIGCOMM 2015. This session showcases demos from industry in the area of networking, networked systems, and networked applications, bringing industry and academia together around demos of innovative and cutting-edge networking products. Note the Submission Deadline of May 27. For details of the call see:  http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/cfid.php  

    4. Building on the success of the HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshop, the Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN. Co-locating SOSR with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) provides an opportunity for more interaction between researchers and practitioners and more influence on the networking industry. In addition, registered SOSR attendees can attend shared keynote, plenary, and panel sessions, and the social event, on June 17-18 at ONS.  Details at http://opennetsummit.org/sosr/sosr-register/   (Early reg by  May 9th)

    5. April issue of Computer Communications Review, our community’s quarterly newsletter is now online! see the list of papers and access them openly on http://www.sigcomm.org/ccr/papers/2015/April/  

    6. The 2015 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award will be presented at the ACM SIGMETRICS 2015 conference http://www.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics2015/, June 15-19, 2015, in Portland, OR, USA.  The award is given annually to recognize a rising star in our community who demonstrates outstanding potential for research in the field of computer and communication performance. The selection will be based on the impact of the candidate's work in the field in creating promising new ideas, paradigms and tools related to the performance analysis of computer and communication systems. Please submit all nominations via email by Friday April 24, 2015. For details about the nomination process see: http://www.sigmetrics.org/awards.shtml#risingstar

    That’s all for now!

    CFPs for Upcoming SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/sponsored

    CFPs for Upcoming in-cooperation-with SIGCOMM conferences:

    http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/cooperation

    https://twitter.com/acmsigcomm

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sigcomm/

    https://www.linkedin.com/groups/ACM-SIGCOMM-7456557

  • April 12, 2015

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,

    Who owns your research? What should be the role of associations like the ACM? Are they publishers who market science? Or should they strive to make it available to all for free? ACM SIGPLAN is running a poll on these questions in which we encourage you to participate:   http://goo.gl/vlCtn2
    Here is the news for this month:

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    1. Nominations due for the ACM SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Achievement

    2. SIGCOMM 2015 call for industrial demos

    2. Conext 2015 CFP

    3. Call for Participation: ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research.

    -----------------------------------------------------------
    1. Nominations for the ACM SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Achievement are due March 31. Read more about the award, the previous winners, and about the nomination process at:
    http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-awards
    http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-award-nominations

    2. The industrial demo session at SIGCOMM 2014 in Chicago had a great turnout and positive feedback, so it returns for SIGCOMM 2015. This session showcases demos from industry in the area of networking, networked systems, and networked applications, bringing industry and academia together around demos of innovative and cutting-edge networking products.
    Note the Submission Deadline of May 27. For details of the call see:
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2015/cfid.php

    3. CoNext 2015 will be taking place on December 1-4, 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany.
    Important Dates:
    Paper Registration: June 4, 2015 (20:59 PDT)
    Paper Submission: June 11, 2015 (20:59 PDT)
    Notification of Acceptance: September 4, 2015
    http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2015/

    4. Building on the success of the HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshop, the Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN. Co-locating SOSR with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) provides an opportunity for more interaction between researchers and practitioners and more influence on the networking industry. In addition, registered SOSR attendees can attend shared keynote, plenary, and panel sessions, and the social event, on June 17-18 at ONS.  Details at http://opennetsummit.org/sosr/sosr-register/

    That’s all for now!
    CFPs for Upcoming SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences:
    http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/sponsored
    CFPs for Upcoming in-cooperation-with SIGCOMM conferences:
    http://www.sigcomm.org/conferences/cooperation

    https://twitter.com/acmsigcomm
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sigcomm/
    https://www.linkedin.com/groups/ACM-SIGCOMM-7456557

Syndicate content