February 2021 SIGCOMM Newsletter



Call for Papers, ANRW 2021
The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2021 will take place during the week of 26-30 July 2021, co-locating with the 111th IETF meeting. The TPC Chairs will be Andra Lutu (Telefonica Research) and Nick Feamster (U. Chicago), and the paper submission deadline will be 21 April 2021. Look out for the full call for papers in the coming weeks. More information at http://irtf.org/anrw/2021/

Call for Submissions: ACM SIGCOMM NAI’21
The Second ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Network-Application Integration/CoDesign (NAI)
The Internet was designed and launched 50 years ago to satisfy yet unforeseen applications, and the Internet's adaptation and scalability have been proved remarkably successful over the years. However, the general-purpose and best-effort model of the Internet continues to be challenged with an ever-growing demand for more complex applications with stricter application-specific requirements. How can we deliver 4k videos to everybody? How can we ensure ultra-low latency for applications such as self-driving cars and cloud gaming? How do applications adapt when the underlying infrastructure cannot provide the services such as reliability or security? 
The Second ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Network-Application Integration/CoDesign (NAI) seeks to build on the success of the first workshop (https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/workshop-nai.html) and continue to foster discussions on this topic. We invite researchers from academia and industry as well as engineers to explore novel ideas and future directions of NAI.
See https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2021/workshop-nai.html and submit papers and posters at https://nai21.hotcrp.com/. Please direct any questions to the workshop chairs.
Submission deadline: May 17, 2021
Notification deadline: June 14, 2021
Workshop: August 23-27 (TBD), 2021

CARES findings and recommendations regarding HotNets 2020 review complaint
The findings and recommendations by CARES of a complaint related to the HotNets 2020 review process can be found here.

Soliciting feedback for upcoming community meeting on CARES and its role
SIGCOMM CARES (committee to aid reporting on discrimination and harassment policy violations) assists members of the SIGCOMM community who may have experienced or witnessed behaviors that violate the ACM policy against discrimination and harassment in relation to an event or publication sponsored by the SIG, to help prevent and address unacceptable behavior.  SIGCOMM CARES is a relatively new effort, created in August 2018, and the committee's role (and even its existence) is not widely known or understood.
Recently, the CARES committee was involved in the handling of a concern that arose in the HotNets'20 review process.  See https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cFP9uECiWruG71wExssznx3mmuoaBDni/view for the CARES committee's December 2020 response with a summary, findings, and recommendations for the future.  One of these recommendations is for SIGCOMM CARES to clarify its role to the SIGCOMM community.  Toward this end, the SIG is in the process of organizing a (virtual) community event to discuss CARES and answer questions and hear concerns that members of the SIGCOMM community may have.
To help SIGCOMM CARES prepare for this event, we ask members of the SIGCOMM community submit comments and questions via this Google Form [http://bit.ly/3c0OMWS].  Now that we have a few years of experiencing operating under the CARES rubric, we also welcome thoughts about how SIGCOMM and ACM might evolve CARES to better serve the SIGCOMM community. The date and time for the event have been tentatively set to Friday April 2nd, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm EDT.  Instructions for participating in the event will be posted a few weeks before it is held.

Nominations for SIGCOMM lifetime award, SIGCOMM networking systems award, and test of time award are due by March 31st
The SIGCOMM Award was initiated in 1989 as a means of honoring computer communication professionals for outstanding lifetime technical achievement in the fields of data and computer communications. For nomination guidelines please see: SIGCOMM Award Nominations | acm sigcomm
The SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award is awarded to an institution or individual(s) to recognize the development of a networking system that has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking. The impact may be reflected in the wide-spread adoption of the system or its underlying concepts by the wider networking community either in research projects, in the open-source community, or commercially. For nomination guidelines please see: SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award Guidelines | acm sigcomm
The ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award recognizes papers published 10 to 12 years in the past in Computer Communication Review or any SIGCOMM sponsored or co-sponsored conference that is deemed to be an outstanding paper whose contents are still a vibrant and useful contribution today. You can optionally submit your nominations by sending an email to the SIGCOMM awards chair (SIGCOMM Officers | acm sigcomm).

CoNEXT 2021 (Virtual), Call for Papers
(Full CFP may be found at https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2021/#!/cfp)
The 17th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT’21) will be a major forum for presentations and discussions of novel networking technologies that will shape the future of Internetworking. The conference is single track and features a high-quality technical program with significant opportunities for individual and small-group technical and social interactions among a diverse set of participants. The CoNEXT conferences focus on stimulating exchanges between various international research communities.
Abstract registration deadline: June 21, 2021
Paper submission deadline: June 28, 2021
Notification date: September 13, 2021