September 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter


Call for Papers, ACM SOSR 2020
Call for Papers, Workshop on Buffer Sizing (BS’19)

Call for Papers, ACM SOSR 2020
More than 10 years have now elapsed since the beginning of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Over the course of a decade, SDN has fueled incredible innovation, revolutionizing virtually all networking areas. SDN is now deployed in a growing number of production and experimental settings, including data centers, enterprise networks, content providers, and Internet Service Providers.

The ACM SIGCOMM 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. New to this year, SOSR will be co-­located with the Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit on March 3, 2020 in San Jose, foster interaction between academic and industrial attendees.

We invite submissions on a wide range of research on the broad area of software-defined, programmable networks, and more. 

Paper registration(with abstract): November 8, 2019 (AoE)
Paper submission: November 15, 2019 (AoE)
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Call for Papers, Workshop on Buffer Sizing 2019 (BS’19)
Buffer Sizing, Stanford University December 2-3, 2019

Despite lots of discussion in academia and industry, there isn’t consensus about how big a router buffer should be. Choosing a buffer size is inherently complicated: It depends on (at least) the congestion control algorithm, AQM (marking and dropping policies), load-balancing, traffic engineering and the applications generating the traffic. So far, there has been some measurement and theory, but little consensus.

Involving academics and industry stakeholders, the goal of this workshop is to improve our understanding of how to pick buffer sizes in different parts of the network (e.g. DC, WAN, last mile, WiFi, cellular), for different applications (video, HPC, Hadoop-like, financial) and for different congestion control algorithms. Ideally, we would like to establish, from a mix of theoretical and experimental results, guidelines that can be used in practice to size routers’ buffers, and provide guidance to semiconductor and equipment providers.

Register paper or talk proposal on website: Before October 15 at 11.59pm Pacific Time.
Submit 4-6 page paper or 2 page proposal: Before October 22 at 11.59pm Pacific Time.
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