Become a Member of SIGCOMM

The members of SIGCOMM are active in the development of new computer communication technologies and techniques. Participation in this community will provide you with access to current thinking and research and an opportunity to contribute to an ongoing discussion about the role of computers in communications and the role of communications in computing.

As of July 2013, SIGCOMM has 1520 members with a significant international constituency. About 7% of the members are students. You can find ACM membership statistics here.

There are two categories of membership, namely regular and student. Member Benefits provided to regular and student members are:

  • Monthly e-mail digest with mini-editorials, announcements, and lists of SIGCOMM-related conferences
  • Discounted registration rate for all SIGCOMM sponsored/co-sponsored conferences and workshops, and "in cooperation with" events
  • Suppport for special workshops or activities initiated by members, SIGCOMM Communities, or local SIGCOMM Chapters
  • Voting rights in ACM SIGCOMM Elections
  • Preferred access to travel grants for student members

SIGCOMM also provides these benefits to the community:

  • Online resources for data communications researchers and professionals
  • Sponsorship of SIGCOMM, CoNEXT, IMC, HotNets, Sensys, ICN, SOSR, and ANRW conferences
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contributions to Data Communications
  • SIGCOMM "Rising Star" award for a young researcher making outstanding impact early in their career
  • Award for best overall paper at SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Award for best student paper at SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Award for best overall paper at IMC annual conference
  • Award for best overall paper at CoNEXT annual conference
  • Award for best overall paper at SOSR annual conference
  • SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award 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
  • SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation award
  • Test-of-Time award for best paper published at a SIGCOMM-sponsored venue 10-12 years ago
  • Sponsorship of the ACM-W scholarship, enabling a female student to attend the SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Access to all SIGCOMM sponsored/co-sponsored conference proceedings in the Digital Library (from the conference’s website through ACM, OpenToC, as well as selected conference proceedings for other conferences held in-cooperation with SIGCOMM
  • Sponsorship of yearly N2Women Workshop to be co-located with a SIGCOMM-sponsored conference
  • Yearly N2Women dinner held at the SIGCOMM conference
  • Two N2Women service awards for contributions to leadership and mentoring of junior researchers from under-represented communities
  • Student Travel Grants for attending SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences
  • GeoDiversity Travel Grants for junior faculty in under-represented regions to attend the SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan travel grant, named in honor of SIGCOMM's long-time volunteer, to support a woman, preferably a student, attending the SIGCOMM conference
  • Support for the CARES committee
  • Grants for childcare and travel companion assistance for attending SIGCOMM
  • Support of education-related activities of the computer networking community at
  • Support of the Networking Channel (
  • Online publication of the Computer Communication review newsletter at
  • Papers from the SIGCOMM annual conference, selected other SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences, and CCR freely available online
  • Administration and moderation of the SIGCOMM Slack workspace
  • Administration of the SIGCOMM YouTube channel
  • Sponsorship of summer schools for doctoral students
  • Awarding grants for ‘community projects’ that benefit the community
  • Financial support for national-level networking research meetings
  • Specialized one-day workshops for presenting recent research results to industry
  • Financial support for regional workshops to bring in keynote speakers
  • Financial support for the CRA Workshop on Widening Participation (CRA-WP) that seeks to increase diversity in computing
  • Financial support for TPC members from under-represented regions to attend TPC meetings

If you would like to become a member of SIGCOMM, electronic enrollment is available. To become a member of the ACM, electronic enrollment is available. Paper forms for professionals are available through this link (pdf) and for students through this link (pdf).