February 2020 SIGCOMM Newsletter

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Contents
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 Accepted presentations will not be published as proceedings, so postgraduate students can submit already accepted/published dissertation-level results and conversely results presented at the workshop can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