April 2024 SIGCOMM Newsletter

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1. Call for SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Nominations
    The deadline for SIGCOMM Rising Star Award nominations is July 15th! Please help spread the word and send out your nominations.
     You can check more information here.
 
2. Call for Talk Proposals: Networking Channel Fall'24 Session
    As we gear up for the Fall 2024 session of the Networking Channel, we invite you to contribute your ideas and expertise to our vibrant community. The Networking Channel is an online talk series dedicated to all things computer networking, and we're excited to curate an engaging lineup of discussions, panels, and thought-provoking talks (for our previous events, please see our web site https://networkingchannel.eu/ and youtube channel linked therein). Whether you're a seasoned researcher, a budding practitioner, or simply passionate about networking, we want to hear from you! Propose topics that ignite curiosity, challenge norms, or shed light on emerging trends. Self-nominations, nominations of others, talk ideas, topic ideas, thought-provoking questions, etc are all welcome. Proposals are taken year-round but for Fall'24 please submit by August 15, 2024. Please submit your ideas using this form: https://networkingchannel.eu/contact/. Include a brief description of your idea, and speakers or panelist details (if applicable).
 
3. SIGCOMM'24 Call for Non Paper Sessions
    Beyond technical papers, conferences thrive on informal interactions, mentoring, and diverse sessions. While traditional research paper sessions have their place, we’re exploring new avenues. As an experiment, we invite proposals for non-paper sessions. Let’s reimagine the SIGCOMM conference together! Submit exciting ideas that enrich our community experience. We invite proposals for both technical and non-technical non-paper sessions. Technical Sessions deviate from traditional formats; examples: Invited talks, panels on cross-disciplinary impact, lightning talks, hackathons, and insights from non-traditional participants (e.g., open-source maintainers). Non-Technical Sessions foster community connections; examples: personal networking events and mentoring sessions. Our evaluation criterion: interest to the SIGCOMM community. Let's reimagine conferences together! Please submit your proposals by the due date of April 26, 2024. 
    For more details, see: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2024/cf-nonpaper/.
 
4. SIGCOMM'24 Call for Posters, Demos, and Student Research Competition
    Join us at SIGCOMM 2024 for an exciting showcase of works-in-progress! Our poster/demo session provides an informal platform to present your research. Here’s why you should participate: Student and industry submissions are welcome. Emphasize research problems faced by the industry and share practical insights. Presenting a poster allows you to receive feedback from experts. Accepted posters and demos will be part of the conference proceedings. Showcase your original research before judges and attendees in the ACM SIGCOMM Student Research Competition (SRC). Submit your proposals and be part of the vibrant SIGCOMM community!
    For more details, see: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2024/cf-posters/.
 
5. CoNEXT'24 Call for Workshop Proposals
    ACM CoNEXT 2024 is soliciting proposals for new, as well as recurring editions of, workshops. CoNEXT 2024 will hold multiple one-day workshops in conjunction with the conference, to be held in Los Angeles, California, USA from December 9 to 12, 2024. Workshops will take place on Monday, December 9, the day before the main conference begins.
    We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the broad set of research and application areas covered by the ACM CoNEXT conference. We welcome workshops on topics in network research, practice, and education. The workshop format itself should favor interaction among participants and community building. We welcome returning workshops.
    For more details, see: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/co-next/2024/#!/cfw.
 
6. SIGCOMM'24 Call for Workshop Proposals
    As we gear up for SIGCOMM 2024, we invite you to shape the conference by proposing workshops that delve into cutting-edge topics, foster collaboration, and ignite discussions. Workshops provide an intimate setting for in-depth exploration, and we encourage diverse and innovative proposals. By proposing a workshop, you can help influence the research direction of our community, help experts and students connect, and contribute to the SIGCOMM experience. Accepted workshop papers will be part of the conference proceedings.
    For more details, see: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2024/cf-workshops/.
 
7. A New Proposal for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
    The SIGCOMM EC has developed a proposal for a new approach we are taking on diversity and inclusion. Building upon last year's discussions and community feedback, we've crafted a plan to allocate resources and efforts strategically. Our goal is to empower students in need and create an inclusive environment in a sustainable manner. Please take a moment to read our proposal and share your thoughts. Your input will help create a more supportive and equitable community.
    Here is a link to the proposal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fZFIXQR-fFIaOiZmhLFtLSEr5A5Q2qoCsSuTT9phI1o/edit?usp=sharing.

 
8. IMC'24 Call for Papers
    The Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) is a highly selective venue for the presentation of measurement-based research in data communications. As we are in the era of data-driven research, IMC 2024 will focus on improving the standard in the collection, usage, and sharing of network measurements for the research community. IMC 2024 will continue the Replicability Track for submissions that aim to reproduce or replicate results that have been previously published at IMC. Full papers (up to 13 pages) and short papers (up to 6 papers) are invited for submission. 
    For more details, see: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/imc/2024/cfp/.
 
9. Call for Nominations: SIGCOMM Education Director
    The SIGCOMM Education Director is a member of the SIGCOMM Executive Committee who is responsible for coordinating activities aimed at creating educational material and opportunities on various networking topics for students and our members, as well as for soliciting and initiating new activities in those areas. Examples of past such activities include contributions to organizing shadow TPCs, supporting summer schools, organizing education workshops, initiating the CoNEXT student workshop, editing the SIGCOMM ebook on recent advances in networking, etc. The next Education Director is encouraged to consider new, innovative activities. Maybe you could help create an LLM for networking research, or organize an online SIGCOMM paper reading group for the community. Interested parties should email caesar@illinois.edu, who will bring candidates forward to the EC for consideration.
 
10. Call for Site Proposals for SIGCOMM'26
    The SIGCOMM EC is excited to announce the call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2026! As we plan for another impactful conference, we invite potential organizers to propose exciting locations and venues. SIGCOMM follows a three-year rotation (North America, Europe, and 'wild card'), so 2026 is "wild-card", so proposals should be outside North America and Europe.
    Here's your chance to shape the future of SIGCOMM and showcase your geographic region and its vibrant research ecosystem. Strong proposals should be near a major international airport, within reach of regular train/cab/shuttle service, have a venue to hold and provide Internet connectivity for over 700 attendees. Please submit your proposals by May 31st, 2024. 
    For more details, see: https://www.sigcomm.org/conference-planning/sigcomm-planning/site-proposal-instructions.