November 2021 SIGCOMM Newsletter






SIGCOMM is coming to Amsterdam in 2022!


Check the CFP: 


Look forward to your submissions and participation!


Call for Participation :: ACM CoNEXT 2021 Conference (Dec. 7-10, 2021 - Virtual)

Registration is open.  There's a very interesting technical

program and multiple workshops (including the student workshop).

More info here:!/home 


Registrations here:!/registration 


But see also Registration Grants for those in need:!/grants 


Looking forward to virtually seeing you!


Rising star award: Laurent Vanbever (ETH Zurich)


The rising star award committee -- Alex Snoeren (UCSD, chair), Paul Barford (WISC), Brad Karp (UCL), and Renata Teixeira (Inria) -- announced this year's recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award: Laurent Vanbever of ETH Zurich.


The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, toward improving the flexibility, correctness, and security of Internet routing. Hearty congratulations to Laurent on this well-deserved recognition!


Laurent will be a keynote speaker in the upcoming CoNEXT 2021 conference (check out the full program:!/program).


Each year, ACM SIGCOMM presents a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual within 10 years of receiving their highest university degree - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of her or his career. Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher's contributions are key criteria upon which the Rising Star award committee evaluates the nominees. Also of particular interest are strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's PhD advisor.


The SIGCOMM Rising Star award was initiated by the CoNEXT steering committee in 2006, then adopted by SIGCOMM in 2008. More information about the award and the list of past recipients can be found here:


Updates in the SIGCOMM Industrial Liaison Board

The SIGCOMM Industrial Liaison Board (ILB) has been updated:


  • Chair: Dave Oran (Network systems Research & Design / MIT)
  • Lars Eggert (NetApp)
  • Te-Yuan Huang (Netflix)
  • Jeff Mogul (Google)
  • Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)
  • Jitu Padhye (Microsoft)


The goal of the SIGCOMM Industrial Liaison Board is to come up with ideas and suggestions to increase industry participation at SIG-sponsored conferences. A better industry-academic collaboration should help improve the practice of networking, because academics have lots of ideas that are likely to be of value to industry; improve academic research, because industry has lots of interesting problems that would benefit academic research; and create opportunity for students.


Learn more about the ILB


SIGCOMM is hiring!


The Information Services area of SIGCOMM is working on a fresh roadmap for SIGCOMM IT. Our current top priorities include improving the current Web site (both from a content as well as an back-end infrastructure perspective) and enhancing our overall communication channels.


To this end, we are looking for one student (regularly enrolled in an education institution around the world) motivated in contributing to the SIGCOMM community and with adequate skills in Web technologies and platforms (e.g. HTML, Drupal).


Estimated weekly time efforts (e.g., 8 to 16 hours/week) as well as the salary (i.e. from 15 to 25 USD/hour) will be negotiated with the candidate after the interview process of candidates.


Candidates should send their interest statements (motivation letter + CV) regarding the position (initially for 6 months) to until Dec-31, 2021.