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  • SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winners | acm sigcomm
    Thiran 2014 Aditya Akella UW Madison The award is in recognition of fundamental contributions in the areas of network management and content distribution impacting technology in both areas The Rising Star Award committee was composed of Fabian Bustamante Jon Crowcroft Anja Feldmann Dina Papagiannaki and Alex Snoeren 2013 Sachin Katti Stanford University The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions early in his career in wireless communications and networking His approach to cross layer wireless design brings together computer networking signal processing and information theory to solve long standing problems in wireless networks Highlights of his research contributions include a practical approach to achieve full duplex radios Mobicom 10 MOBICOM 11 SIGCOMM 13 and rateless network design for practical adapation of sender transmission rate SIGCOMM 11 MOBICOM 12 To quote from his nomination Sachin Katti s research has transformed the way we think about wireless communications 2012 Teemu Koponen VMware This award to Teemu Koponen is in recognition of outstanding research contributions early in his career on Information Centric Networking Accountable Internetworking and Software Defined Networking His architectural ideas are deep have improved practice and crucially he has put in significant effort in figuring out how to actually make them happen 2011 Sylvia Ratnasamy UC Berkeley The award to Sylvia Ratnasamy is in recognition of outstanding research contributions early in her career in content addressable networks peer to peer and overlay networks and the realization of practical software routers 2010 Nick Feamster Georgia Tech The award to Nick Feamster is in recognition of outstanding research contributions early in his career in network operations and security His ongoing work with network operators has resulted in innovative and practical systems for making networks more secure more available and easier to manage 2009 Ratul Mahajan Microsoft Research The award to Ratul Mahajan

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  • GeoDiversity Travel Grants | acm sigcomm
    encourages participation of women and under represented minorities What is Covered Support is intended to fully cover travel economy airfare registration for the conference lodging at the conference hotel during the conference meals and local transportation The specific costs will vary for each applicant and are not expected to exceed 3500 for junior faculty or 3000 for students Reimbursement details will be announced to award recipients Who Decides Applicants are selected by the Conference s Travel Grant Committee How to Apply Please follow the instructions on the Conference s Travel Grant Applications page 2 Sponsor invitation of keynote speakers at conferences in under represented areas The grant sponsors conferences events organized in countries with historically low participation in the Sigcomm conference to invite keynote speakers Who Should Apply Organizers of events in countries historically under represented at the Sigcomm conference e g Latin America Africa and parts of Asia should apply to finance the trip of one keynote speaker The keynote speaker should come from a different geographic area than the one where the event is held and should have sustained track record of research contributions that is typical of a senior member of the SIGCOMM community The committee doesn t expect to fund the same speaker to present at the same event in different years What is Covered Support is intended to fully cover travel economy airfare lodging at the conference hotel during the conference meals and local transportation We expect the event to cover registration cost for invited speakers The specific costs will vary for each applicant and are not expected to exceed 3500 Who Decides Decisions are made by the SIGCOMM Executive Committee How to Apply Please send the following application material to geodiversity grants sigcomm org 1 A description of the event one or two pages Organizers name affiliation Location and dates of the event Target audience Previous events if any Short abstract with the goal of the event 2 CV of proposed speaker 3 Awards to authors of best papers at COMSNETS AINTEC and LANC The grant sponsors one author from the two best locally authored papers of the regional conferences supported by SIGCOMM i e COMSNETS AINTEC and LANC to attend the SIGCOMM main conference or other SIGCOMM sponsored conference of their choice The grant covers travel lodging and registration Who is Entitled ONE author from each of TWO of the best papers of each of the specified regional conferences with the following conditions At most one author per paper The author should be in their early career preferably graduate student or post doc or a faculty member with at most five years of full time non postdoctoral post PhD employment For COMSNETS the author should have been a student at the time of paper submission and the paper considered a student paper The selected author must be affiliated with an institution in the specified geography What is Covered Support is intended to fully cover travel economy airfare registration for the conference lodging at

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  • 2012 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    regional conferences the SIG has capitalized on its strong financial position to continue general student travel support to both SIGCOMM and CoNEXT conferences The SIGCOMM newsletter Computer Communications Review continues to thrive as a journal with high quality and timely articles under S Keshav s editorial guidance Acceptance rates for the newsletter are around 20 on par with top tier conferences CCR turnaround time is rapid compared to most journals for technical papers it is 8 weeks for review and 16 weeks for publication for editorials it is 1 3 days for review and 6 weeks for publication We continue to offer both online and print access to the newsletter This year we started offering a discounted online only SIG membership that does not include a print copy of the journal SIG members who still desire a print membership can continue to receive a print copy at a slightly higher membership rate As S Keshav s term as CCR editor in chief is ending we have recruited Dina Papagiannaki to take over starting September 2012 With respect to awards SIGCOMM has recognized Nick McKeown with the SIGCOMM award for lifetime achievement he will receive the award and present a keynote talk at the annual SIGCOMM conference in August 2012 in Helsinki SIGCOMM also has recognized Multi Resource Fair Queueing for Packet Processing by Ali Ghodsi Vyas Sekar Matei Zaharia and Ion Stoica as the best paper and Picasso Flexible RF and Spectrum Slicing by Steven Hong Jeff Mehlman and Sachin Katti as the best student paper in that conference The Test of Time award will also be given at the conference for the best papers with long lasting impact from 10 12 years ago This paper is from SIGCOMM 2002 Tussle in cyberspace defining tomorrow s internet by David Clark Karen Sollins John Wroclawski and Bob Braden SIGCOMM has recognized Sylvia Ratnasamy with its Rising Star award she was given the award at the CoNEXT conference held in December 2011 in Tokyo This year we also instituted a new doctoral dissertation award to recognize the best Ph D thesis in the computer networking field in a given year The first doctoral dissertation award will be given to Minlan Yu at the SIGCOMM conference in August 2012 During the year six SIGCOMM members were recognized as ACM Fellows Ramesh Govindan Peter B Key Keith Marzullo Satoshi Matsuoka Amin Vahdat David Wetherall The following SIGCOMM members were made Distinguished Members of ACM Elizabeth M Belding Sung Ju Lee Puneet Sharma The SIGCOMM Education Director Olivier Bonaventure continues to maintain an education website http education sigcomm org where members of the community are able to share education related resources The SIGCOMM conference in August 2011 featured a workshop on computer networking education The workshop combined short presentations of papers two work sessions on What are the networking principles and How to integrate experiments and simulations in a networking course The forty attendees discussed the place of networking in the standard CS curriculums to

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  • 2011 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    year we have begun to make some changes to the online presence of CCR and we are examining the possibility of offering online only SIG memberships in 2012 to those members who don t require a print copy of the journal With respect to awards SIGCOMM has recognized Vern Paxson with the SIGCOMM award for lifetime achievement he will receive the award and present a keynote talk at the annual SIGCOMM conference in August 2011 in Toronto SIGCOMM also has recognized They Can Hear Your Heartbeats Non Invasive Security for Implanted Medical Devices S Gollakota H Hassanieh B Ransford D Katabi and K Fu as the best paper in that conference Two Test of Time awards will also be given at the conference for the best papers with long lasting impact from 10 12 years ago Those papers are both from SIGCOMM 2001 Chord A Scalable Peer to peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications by I Stoica R Morris D Karger M F Kaashoek and H Balakrishnan and A Scalable Content addressable Network by S Ratnasamy P Francis M Handley R Karp and S Shenker SIGCOMM has recognized Nick Feamster with its Rising Star award he received his award and delivered a keynote address at the CoNEXT conference held in December 2010 in Philadelphia We have also instituted a new doctoral dissertation award to recognize the best Ph D thesis in the computer networking field in a given year The award runs on a similar timetable to the ACM s best thesis award After several years of diligent service Ramesh Govindan has stepped down as Awards Chair and Bruce Maggs has been appointed in his place Bruce will administer the numerous awards programs that the SIG offers During the year three SIGCOMM members were recognized as ACM Fellows past SIGCOMM Chair Mark Crovella Stefan Savage and David Rosenblum The following SIGCOMM members were made Distinguished Members of ACM Martin Arlitt Serge Fdida Yu Charlie Hu Shivkumar Kalyanaraman Ramachandran Ramjee Joseph D Touch Alec Wolman and Jun Xu At the start of FY2011 Olivier Bonaventure had just taken on the role of Education Director for SIGCOMM With a full year in the position Olivier s work is bearing fruit We have an education website education sigcomm org by which members of the community are able to share education related resources There will be a workshop on computer networking education at this year s annual conference Olivier is also running a Shadow PC for the CoNEXT conference as a way to educate the current generation of graduate students in the best practices of technical paper reviewing and program committee operation SIGCOMM has now had a Technical Steering Committee in place for just over a year The TSC has responsibility for selecting PC chairs crafting policies related to the PC operation and technical program and providing a repository of knowledge about the technical aspects of the conference Administrative and fiscal responsibility for the conference continues to reside with the SIGCOMM EC The TSC

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  • 2010 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    continues to thrive as a journal with high quality and timely articles under S Keshav s editorial guidance An online submission and review system has been established allowing authors and reviewers to interact with each other anonymously before a paper acceptance decision is made This has substantially improved authors perception of the review process and simultaneously improved the paper quality Acceptance rates for the newsletter are around 20 on par with top tier conferences Turnaround time is quite a lot better than many journals SIGCOMM became an approved nominating organization for the Research Highlights section of CACM We are asking PC chairs from all of our sponsored conferences to submit the most suitable papers for consideration and at this point we have submitted two nominations to the CACM editors With respect to awards SIGCOMM has recognized Radia Perlman with the SIGCOMM award for lifetime achievement she will receive the award and present a keynote talk at the annual SIGCOMM conference in August 2010 in New Delhi SIGCOMM also has recognized Binbin Chen Ziling Zhou Yuda Zhao and Haifeng Yu from the National University of Singapore for the best paper in that conference Efficient Error Estimating Coding Feasibility and Applications Two Test of Time awards will also be given at the conference for the best papers with long lasting impact from 10 12 years ago Those papers are both from the SIGCOMM conference of 1999 Griffin T G and Wilfong G An analysis of BGP convergence properties and Faloutsos M Faloutsos P and Faloutsos C On power law relationships of the Internet topology SIGCOMM has also recognized Ratul Mahajan with its Rising Star award he received his award and delivered a keynote address at the CoNEXT conference held in December 2009 in Rome Further four SIGCOMM members were recognized as ACM Fellows Bruce Davie Jeffrey A Dean Farnam Jahanian and John Chi Shing Lui Five SIGCOMM members were made Distinguished Members of ACM Mark Crovella Richard P Draves Venkata N Padmanabhan Ramon C Puigjaner and Prashant Shenoy In the prior year the SIG had decided to add its support to ACM W s scholarship program and the first recipient of this award Mariyam Mirza from the University of Wisconsin Madison attended the 2009 SIGCOMM conference in Barcelona SIGCOMM s support augments the ACM W scholarship for any recipient who chooses to attend a SIGCOMM sponsored or in cooperation conference or workshop covering full costs of travel lodging and conference registration In addition SIGCOMM helps find informal mentors for ACM W award winners to interact with at the conference SIGCOMM continues its geodiversity travel grants for five years now we have awarded travel grants to support junior researchers from under represented regions in attending the main SIGCOMM conference this year support was extended to selected authors at the Latin American Networking Conference LANC 2009 enabling them to travel to New Delhi for the 2010 SIGCOMM conference The SIG has also increased its financial support for student travel grants to both the flagship

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  • 2009 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    EC does Over the past year the EC has received considerable feedback on the organization of the SIGCOMM conference and this has prompted a series of discussions on how conference oversight may be improved Currently the conference is managed by the EC in the role of steering committee The EC has developed a proposal for a new arrangement with technical oversight vested in a separate steering committee SIGCOMM held elections in June leading to election of Bruce Davie as the new chair and re election of Henning Schulzrinne as Vice Chair and Tilman Wolf as Secretary Treasurer SIGCOMM also has a new awards chair this year Ramesh Govindan USC takes over from John Byers With respect to awards SIGCOMM has recognized Jon Crowcroft with the SIGCOMM award for lifetime achievement he will receive his award and present a keynote talk at the annual SIGCOMM conference in August 2009 in Barcelona SIGCOMM also has recognized the Best Paper and the Best Student Paper at the 2009 conference the winners will be announced at the conference A Test of Time award will also be given at the conference for the best paper s from 10 12 years ago Further SIGCOMM members Hari Balakrishnan Jennifer Rexford Mark Squillante and Doug Terry were recognized as ACM Fellows SIGCOMM has also recognized Dina Papagiannaki with its Rising Star award she received her award at the CoNEXT conference held in December 2008 in Madrid This year the SIG decided to add its support to ACM W s scholarship program ACM W provides approximately 12 scholarships of 500 each to help women students attend a research conference SIGCOMM decided to augment the scholarship for any recipient who chooses to attend a SIGCOMM sponsored or in cooperation conference or workshop The additional funds provided by SIGCOMM will cover

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  • 2008 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    completely revised and reorganized We have adopted a content management system allowing easier and more consistent updates better navigation a calendar of events and news via RSS feeds New programs This year SIGCOMM working with the CoNEXT steering committee has instituted a Rising Star award recognizing a young researcher an individual no older than 35 who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career This award will be presented at the annual ACM CoNEXT conference Awards SIGCOMM has recognized Don Towsley with the SIGCOMM award for lifetime achievement his award is in honor of his contributions to the modeling analysis and control of communication networks He will receive his award and present a keynote talk at the annual SIGCOMM conference in August 2008 in Seattle SIGCOMM also has recognized Shyamnath Gollakota and Dina Katabi for the best paper in that conference ZigZag Decoding Combating Hidden Terminals in Wireless Networks Three papers from 10 12 years ago have also been recognized with the Test of Time award SIGCOMM member John Klensin was recognized as an ACM Fellow SIG Newsletter Computer Communications Review has shown an increase in readership as

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  • 2007 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    six months out of phase with the main SIGCOMM conference CoNext 07 will take place in NYC in December and return to a European location in 2008 The conference will include a student workshop and a workshop on future Internet architectures Finances The SIG finances are in great shape with a surplus for the fourth fiscal year in a row We have completely recovered from some losses during the year immediately following the burst of of the tech bubble and the 9 11 attacks Our current fund balance is healthy giving us room to take some calculated risks in the coming years Awards The SIGCOMM community had strong year of recognition of the research contributions of its members Five senior members of the SIGCOMM community became ACM Fellows Albert Greenberg Roch Guerin Lixia Zhang Nick McKeown and Vern Paxson SIGCOMM recognized Sally Floyd with the SIGCOMM Award for lifetime achievement she will receive her award and present a keynote talk at the annual SIGCOMM conference in August 2007 in Kyoto Japan For the second year in a row we have awarded the SIGCOMM Test of Time award to recognize a paper published 10 to 12 years in the past in Computer Communication Review or any SIGCOMM sponsored or co sponsored conference The most recent winners were David Tennenhouse and David Wetherall for their paper Toward an Active Network Architecture originally published in the April 1996 issue of our SIG s newsletter Computer Communications Review Geodiversity travel grants For the third year in a row we have awarded travel grants to support junior researchers from under represented regions in attending the main SIGCOMM conference We are also providing support to the Latin America Networking Conference supporting travel and expenses for two outside speakers to attend the LANC 07 conference and the

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