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  • SIGCOMM EC call minutes: 2014-02-07 | acm sigcomm
    and CoNEXT with close deadlines for their respective CFPs We want to prevent our conferences and workshops from competing with each other While the situation last year could have worked out poorly in fact both venues received a solid number of good submissions yielding good programs for both In effect there was no problem Nevertheless we want to avoid confusion in the community on which venue should receive which kind of paper submissions The two SCs of HotNets and CoNEXT reached an agreement that HotNets will target position papers and work in progress and that its CFP would point completed work to CoNEXT s short papers session We support this differentiation going forward HotNets should continue targeting unfinished work presented in a concise way In contrast CoNEXT short papers are about finished short work We recognize that is hard to differentiate between finished and unfinished work But SC and PC chairs of HotNets should ensure their PC members don t reject papers due to lack of detailed evaluation In the long run it would also be beneficial if HotNets locations would not always be in the US This is also under discussion due to a survey being conducted by the

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  • Minutes of the SIGCOMM EC Conference Call 2014-01-10 | acm sigcomm
    to get a best paper award is a big disincentive and agreed that this will not be the case because most researchers would be only serve once as a PC chair 2 Summer school proposal The summer school proposal text by Olivier is already in good shape A few nits are being incorporated then the call will be published The next step is reaching out to the community for potential venues 3 Conext short papers vs Hotnets Last year issues were raised concerning the deadlines for CoNEXT short papers and HotNets papers being too close together In response the CoNEXT short paper deadline was moved ahead which caused some unhappiness Nevertheless CoNEXT short papers went well with a substantial number of submissions that were of high quality as the full papers Also HotNets received a large number of high quality submissions so that we do not observe any real issue Given their experience CoNEXT wants to continue with both short and long papers To remedy the deadline issue CoNEXT short and long papers will have the same deadline This should be fine as both events are successful 4 Harassment policy As updated policy on harassment is available The SC members

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  • Minutes for SIGCOMM Executive Committee meeting December 6, 2013 | acm sigcomm
    first year to gain experience The funding for each summer school will be up to 25K 2 Contingency funds Our conferences currently are subject to working with a 10 contingency in their budget to cover risks However the net effect is that this tends to increase the registration fees We discussed with ACM about this and ACM will allow us waiving contingency for future conferences if we raise the minimum

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  • Minutes of the SIGCOMM EC conference call, 2013-11-08 | acm sigcomm
    managed by Hamed in a manual process For posting jobs the person must be ACM SIGCOMM member to post jobs while read access will be open to everyone We are seeking volunteers from the SIGCOMM community e g to run this as a student summer project One option is opening this as a community project This Will be announced in the December newsletter Job postings will start on 1 January 2014 3 Selection of a chair for the Hotnets Steering Committee The committee currently runs without a chair It is suggested that one responsible person be identified out of the members 4 Selection of a representative for Sensys Steering Committee We re updating the membership steering committee 5 Update on eBook initiative The eBook was a successful endeavour but this also was a lot of work We cannot do this every year We have now 9 chapters out of originally 25 proposals We are looking for proposals for publication in 2015 We will update the web site to announce this 6 RFP for community projects The community projects were discussed We will have an open call for such projects but we will also ask for proposals for summer schools which we will fund Olivier will draft a call for summer school proposals 7 Policy on waiving contingency for SIG sponsored conferences The SIG expects conferences to budget a 10 15 contingency in the TMRF for unforeseen circumstances just as a buffer This is an ACM level requirement on us Yet conference planning was always done well and we never really had to draw on the contingency But the general chairs of a conference have to account for this share which ultimately comes from registration fees and supports If unused the contingency goes back to the SIG For small workshops and

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  • Minutes of SIGCOMM EC Call 2013-10-11 | acm sigcomm
    free child care The EC will approve the proposed funding level guidelines for the SIGCOMM conference by next week Action item Keshav and Jau to follow up with the chairs Action item EC to approve funding levels by end of next week 3 Wiki status Joerg Jau Hamed In the WIki accounts are created for the conference chairs and EC members Some initial information is available and people from conferences are already fairly active adding to it But we will have o reach out further to induce activity also for the others 4 Selection of papers for ACM Research Highlights Keshav Action item Joerg and Keshav to pursue this offline since one EC member has a conflict of interest 5 Increasing membership Renata Increasing membership and geo diversity to together well A brief review shows what works in Brazil additional material is made available around conferences tutorial material little booklets etc We use an eBook or so in our conferences do a tutorial or class about those and also offer as an online tutorial to members only One possibility would be linking such ideas to summer schools We also observe that only rather few people seem to apply for travel grants This means that we need to market those better The value add gained from membership must be clear and notable Action item Renata and Hamed to look into summer schools in conjunction with conferences or online by ebook authors 6 Increasing industry participation Renata This could also go hand in hand with increasing membership To improve the involvement of people from industry in our conferences we need to go beyond the papers since they can read those online What matters more are the people coming to the conference To improve interaction and also topics of interest we could have

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    read more 3 October 2011 1 SIGCOMM 2102 2012 meeting Lars Eggert reports that he has been making progress on sponsorship all other details look solid at this time 2 SIGCOMM 2013 We have received expressions of interest from 3 4 proposal teams and should have proposals in hand by the end of October 3 Community Projects Bruce D spoke to the SIGCHI chair about their community projects fund They are a little bit ahead of us having a call for proposals read more 12 September 2011 1 SIGCOMM 2011 We discussed the quality of conference overall attendance levels and the concerns raised at the Community Feedback Session The consensus of the EC is that it s worth collecting some data to try to understand both how the conference is faring and how the field as a whole is doing Henning agreed to collect data about networking courses from the Taulbee survey We may want to do our own survey we agreed to revisit this at the next meeting We can also look at data read more 18 August 2011 1 Grants for Community Projects We discussed the possibility that SIGCOMM could offer grants for projects that help the community Fran Spinola has provided some information about what other SIGs have done for reference We discussed a range of projects that might make sense such as making recordings of a summer school and putting videos online building a database of networking courses and associated materials etc We agreed that Olivier would draft a CFP for review by the EC read more 6 June 2011 1 Turing event Plans are developing for an ACM sponsored event in honor of the 100th birthday of Turing SIGCOMM is being asked to pitch in 22 8k which is small portion of overall cost of

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    Sigcomm EC meeting should be held at lunchtime Bruce will set up dial in for those who want to join remotely read more 12 July 2010 SIGCOMM EC Conference Call 7 12 10 1 SIGCOMM 2010 The upcoming conference was discussed 150 000 is being allocaed for 180 travel grants Registrations are currently low but early registration deadline is coming up Extra meetings are being scheduled CCR Sigcomm EC Sigcomm 2011 organizing committe meetings will be held No SIGCOMM 2011 TPC due to absence of PC chairs read more 6 June 2010 SIGCOMM EC Conference Call 6 10 10 1 SIGCOMM 2010 Bruce discussed the Best Paper award process PC chairs asked Bruce to run process due to conflicts The six highest ranked papers have been selected for consideration and non conflicted PC members will vote for their favorites with Bruce tallying the votes EC agreed this was a fair process Travel grants were discussed There is a relatively large pool of grant money available and relatively few applications deadline has been extended to try to attract more applications read more 10 May 2010 SIGCOMM EC Conference Call 5 10 10 1 SIGCOMM 2010 Bruce and Jau joined a recent conference call with organizing committee for this year s conference At this point everything seems to be on track Visa processing has been reported to be time consuming so early applications are encouraged Information on visas is on the conference web site 2 SIGCOMM 2011 A hotel contract in now place for the Westin in Toronto The TSC is making progress on recruiting PC chairs read more 5 April 2010 1 Update from the Technical Steering Committee chair Dina We invited the TSC chair Dina and Jen Rexford who has been interim chair to join so we could get a

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    read more 7 December 2009 1 Sigcomm 2011 The EC continued review of two strong proposals for Sigcomm 2011 in North America ACM has been asked to gather hotel information for the candidate cities in case that is a significant factor Once that information is in hand due in December we should be able to make a final decision read more 2 November 2009 1 SIG Governing Board Meeting SIG leader orientation Bruce and Ramesh attended the new SIG leader orientation in New York and then attended the SIG Governing Board meeting the next day along with Henning A few observations from the 2 days Many SIGs experience common issues and there is a desire to share experience and best practices among the SIG leaders ACM undertook to set up a wiki for this purpose A particularly common pain point is organizing conferences outside read more 5 October 2009 1 Sigcomm 2011 We have indication that we will get at least one or two proposals by the end of October deadline read more 8 September 2009 SIGCOMM EC Conference Call 9 8 09 1 SIGCOMM 2009 follow up Jau gave a short report on SIGCOMM 2009 Overall things went quite

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