November 2023 SIGCOMM Newsletter


1. SIGCOMM'24 Call for Papers
    The SIGCOMM 2024 conference will be held the week of August 4th in Sydney, Australia. The conference seeks paper submissions describing significant research contributions or significant deployment experience in communication networks and networked systems. Submissions will be accepted in two tracks, research and experience. The submission deadline is Feb 2, 2024.

    New this year: Based on the community feedback at SIGCOMM 2023 and the online discussion on change, the SIGCOMM 2024 organizers will explore and implement changes to both the paper reviewing and conference experience; e.g., 

  • Including releasing anonymized and sanitized reviews for accepted papers, as well as submitted versions of the accepted papers
  • Exploring new " non-paper sessions" of various types for enhancing community interactions such as emerging/unaddressed research topics, and student mentoring.

    To submit papers, use this link:

    Looking forward to your submissions and participation!
    Please check the website for more details.
2. APNet'24 Call for Papers
    The 8th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet'24 will take place on August 3-4, 2024, in Sydney, Australia, co-located with SIGCOMM'24. APNet 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. APNet'24 seeks submissions of short papers (up to 6 pages, excluding references) on a wide range of networking research topics. The abstract registration deadline is March 8 (Friday), Anywhere on Earth, 2024. The paper submission deadline is March 15 (Friday), Anywhere on Earth, 2024. To submit papers, use this link: are shown in

3. CoNEXT'24 Call for Papers
    The Proceedings of the ACM on Networking (PAMCNET) journal is seeking papers containing significant and novel research results on emerging computer networks and its applications. All accepted long papers will also be presented in the ACM CoNEXT 2024 conference (!/home), which will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA in December 2024. This is a new model that strives to combine the benefits of both conference and journal based publication. We especially encourage submissions that present novel experimentation, creative use of networking technologies, and new insights made possible using analysis. There are two submission opportunities over the course of the year. The November submission deadline is December 4th, 2023 (the registration deadline is November 27th, 2023). A link to the call for papers is here:!/cfp
4. IMC'24 Call for Program Committee Members
    In an effort to broaden the community and have a larger program committee, the 2024 edition of the Internet Measurement Conference is soliciting applications to be on the TPC. If you are interested, please fill out this form by November 30th Also, please share it with others who might be interested. Junior members of the community or newcomers to the IMC community are very welcome. We hope to see you in Madrid around this time next year!
5. CoNEXT'23 Call for Participation
    The CoNEXT 2023 Conference will be held in Paris, France this December 5-8, 2023. Come join us! In addition to an exciting array of papers and posters, there will be multiple workshops (including the traditional Student Workshop), multiple keynotes, a social dinner, a museum visit at the Musee des Arts et Metiers, and more! New this year: the conference plans to react to community feedback on "change" in multiple ways, including an activity related to artifacts (we are excited to announce 80% of papers announced they will release their artifacts!). To join us, please register at:
6. HotNets'23 Program Released
    The HotNets 2023 Workshop will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA this November 28-29, 2023. The venue will bring together researchers in computer networks and systems to engage in a lively debate on the theory and practice of networking. HotNets provides a venue for discussing innovative ideas and for debating future research agendas in networking. A list of accepted papers has been put online: PDF links will be added soon.
7. Networking Channel Upcoming Events
    The NetworkingChannel is a regular online event on topics of interest to the networking community, ranging from research, to descriptions/discussions of commercial networked systems, to global societal considerations, to education and careers in networking. The entire networking community is welcome! Our Fall 2023 schedule is posted here:
    All events are free of charge. Please join us!
    We actively solicit suggestions for event topics as well as volunteers who might be willing to organize a future event of interest to the community. Please contribute your ideas here
8. Statement on Change
    The SIGCOMM community is leading an open and decentralized effort to collect and encourage adoption of proposals for change to our conferences. We are collecting ideas, will apply vetting, create a menu of suggestions, and encourage those responsible for organizing conferences to pick up and experiment with some of those ideas. The SIGCOMM EC has created a web site to keep track of some of these ideas.  It is accessible here:
    The EC has also held discussions with upcoming conferences to understand their plans for adopting proposed ideas. While more work needs to be done, and practical challenges are becoming more clear, the EC is encouraged by and impressed with the tenacity and eagerness of all conference organizers in considering and undertaking adoption of community ideas. The EC appreciates the patience and efforts of the community to support volunteer conference organizers in making these changes, which often require far more work than is immediately apparent. We appreciate the willingness of the SIGCOMM community to consider experimenting with change and we believe exciting things are in store in the coming years.
9. Call for Nominations: SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    We are delighted to announce the call for nominations for the SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Established in 2011, this award is designed to recognize and honor outstanding doctoral thesis research in the field of computer networking and data communication. The award will be presented to one winner and up to two runners-up at the annual ACM SIGCOMM conference. The winner will receive a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium, and a complimentary registration to the following year’s ACM SIGCOMM Conference. The runners-up will each receive a plaque.
    Each nominated dissertation must be on a topic related to computer networking and data communication, and must have been successfully defended at the nominee’s host institution during the 12 months before the submission deadline. Submissions must be received by the current SIGCOMM Awards Chair by December 18. Please see the nomination guidelines for more information.

    We look forward to your nominations!