September 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter

Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
Here is the news for last month, with slight delay:

1. Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominations Due November 30, 2016
2. DNS and Internet Naming Research Directions workshop
3. Symposium on SDN Research 2016
4. The updated ACM SIGCOMM Anti-Harassment Policy


1. The SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer networking and data communication. The winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at the SIGCOMM conference. The award winner will receive a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium, and a complimentary registration to the following year’s ACM SIGCOMM Conference.  The runners-up each will receive a plaque.  Nominations are due by November 30, 2016.  See the URL below for more details.

2.DNS and Internet Naming Research Directions (DINR) is a workshop to discuss the research landscape around DNS and Internet naming---what are the important problems and the tools you need to get there. The workshop takes place at USC/ISI in Marina del Rey
on 2016-11-17 (the day after IMC). The format will be short talks and discussion.
Abstracts are due October 3, 2016.
Co-chairs: John Heidemann (USC/ISI), David Dagon (Georgia Tech), and Mark Allman (ICSI).

3. The Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshops. This year, SOSR will be co-located with the Open Networking Summit (ONS), providing greater opportunity for industry and academia to jointly explore and debate recent developments related to all aspects of SDN.

Important Dates:
Paper registration (with abstract): October 28, 2016 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Paper submission: November 4, 2016 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Notification: January 13, 2017
Camera-ready due: March 1, 2017
Conference: April 3-4, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA

4. The updated ACM SIGCOMM anti-harassment policy is now available on:

That’s all for now!