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  • 2004 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    Partridge past chair Scott Shenker and Mostafa Ammar Workshops and conferences The SIGCOMM sponsored conferences continue to be a success The Internet Measurement Workshop became a conference in 2003 with 109 submissions and 33 acceptances the 2004 conference had an even higher rate of submissions The HotNets workshop continues to be a popular venue for new and provocative ideas and is taking place for the third time in November 2004 The one worry spot is the Latin America conference which has been plagued with low attendance due to the limited resources of researchers in the region We are actively exploring whether to continue the workshop as well as other ways to reach the community in Latin America and elsewhere New workshop conferences In 2004 we started a new conference on Networked Systems Design and Implementation in cooperation with USENIX and SIGOPS the first conference had a large number of submissions and attendees and NSDI is on its way to being a big success We are also starting the Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems in collaboration with IEEE and SIGARCH Together these new conferences address the significant synergy of the networking community with research in software and hardware systems We are also a co sponsor of SenSys on sensor networks taking place for the second time in November 2004 In addition we have launched a new SIGCOMM Asia workshop which will take place in Beijing in 2005 as an attempt to reach the large community of researchers and practitioners in the region Currently and in the coming year we are focused on Budget Following losses and the general downturn in the economy we have been more conservative in our conference budgets Outgoing Treasurer and now conference coordinator Joe Touch wrote a valuable summary of the SIG s budget

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  • 2003 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    by ACM HQ thanks Donna saved the day here The other issue was the balance of student registrations we leapt to 50 student registations from around 33 in 2001 and since we budgeted to lose a bit of money on each student this drove the conference into the red For 2003 and going forward we are budgeting students at the break even price The annual SIGCOMM Award was given out for the 13th year The recipient in 2002 was Scott Shenker The SIG has been expanding its suite of conferences and workshops over the past few years with tremendous success The Internet Measurement Workshop was held for a second year and is already drawing a large number of submissions Its success has led to it become a conference in 2003 HOTNETS a new SIGCOMM workshop on new ideas in networking was held at Princeton in the fall of 2002 and was outstanding It succeeded in drawing interesting work still in early phases and getting a room full of attendees who held lively discussions SIGCOMM created two new conferences in association with other SIGS NSDI with SIGOPS and USENIX and SENSYS with a mix of SIGs The first conferences will be held in the coming year and we look forward to both The one worry spot is the joint workshop in Latin America with IFIP The IFIP sponsored workshop that was to occur in 2002 did not happen and this has left a multi year gap between our Latin American workshops However an informal agreement with IFIP is in place formal agreement to come and the 2003 Latin American workshop under SIGCOMM s sponsorship has been organized and should take place this fall In terms of issues from prior years Keeping the annual SIGCOMM conference vital We have revised the conference

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  • 2002 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    to my mind of the openness of the conference to new ideas from new people in the field The annual SIGCOMM Award was given out for the 12th year The recipient in 2001 was Van Jacobson The SIG has been expanding its suite of conferences and workshops over the past few years with tremendous success SIGCOMM held a new workshop in the fall of 2001 the Internet Measurement Workshop The workshop was a success Attendence was limited to about 75 and more people wanted to attend than we could accomodate The workshop proceedings published as an addition to the SIG newsletter were well received In addition SIGCOMM created a new workshop called HOT Networks to be held in the fall of 2002 That workshop also appears to be doing well It had a stunning 127 submissions by the submission deadline this spring We are currently in discussions with IFIP to hold a follow up workshop to our successful Latin American Data Communications workshop held in the spring of 2001 We expect to hold the workshop again in 2003 The issues for the SIG in rough order of priority going forward are Keeping the annual SIGCOMM conference vital There s a sense in parts of the SIG community that the conference is not achieving its full potential that we are in danger of accepting only safe papers and we are not doing enough to draw in research papers in new areas The SIG has started a program to revamp the conference format and conference over the next few years SIG Management When the current SIG officers were elected in 1999 the SIG management team was 7 people and we had to fill approximately 7 volunteer positions a year Now in 2002 due changes in the SIG Services office operations and the

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  • 2001 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    travel grants to ACM SIGCOMM 2000 in Stockholm and a further 20 travel grants to the Latin American workshop We are very grateful to our corporate supporters most notably Cisco Systems and the U S National Science Foundation for their funding of these programs We arranged in cooperation status with over a dozen conferences In return for in cooperation status we have asked conferences to put their papers on line with some success Finally we agreed to sponsor a new workshop on Internet Measurement to be held in the fall of 2001 SIGCOMM s newsletter journal Computer Communication Review continues to publish outstanding papers and continues its focus of being a journal that seeks to be supportive of first time authors The SIGCOMM Award for lifetime contributions to the field of data communications was given to Andre Danthine Prof Danthine is the 12th recipient of the award and the award has been given every year since its creation in 1989 It is widely recognized as one of the premiere awards in the field The SIGCOMM Conference gave a student paper award which includes a travel grant to Dina Katabi of MIT SIGCOMM also has a process that seeks to identify promising candidates to become ACM Fellows and get them nominated with SIGCOMM s endorsement We re please to note that to date all candidates that received SIGCOMM s endorsement have been made ACM Fellows but also that many candidates in data communications have also become Fellows indicating that while SIGCOMM s endorsement may help it is not exclusionary SIGCOMM s membership declined more slowly than it did last year but it continues to decline We have accelerated our efforts to increase the value of SIGCOMM membership In June we began to give new SIGCOMM members a free one year subscription to the ACM Digital Library with the goal of encouraging members to personally experience the value of this on line archive Other initiatives are on the way We have a strong group of volunteers many with several years of experience I would like to especially recognize Chris Edmondson for her work as conference coordinator and Roch Guerin Andreas Terzis and Scott Shenker for their considerable non conference work in the past year Looking forward there are a number of issues SIGCOMM needs to address in the coming years We believe that SIGCOMM s membership should be growing not shrinking and that we need to aggressively seek new members both by growing in communities such as Latin America where SIGCOMM has not had much presence in the past and by increasing the value of a SIGCOMM membership As part of the process of increasing the value of SIGCOMM membership we need to broaden our notion of how to serve our members SIGCOMM s membership prides itself on making many of SIGCOMM s most valuable assets especially publications freely available to the world over the Internet So a profesisonal society s traditional methods of offering value through publications is not very applicable

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  • 2000 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    the coming years 3 Significant programs that provided a springboard for further technical efforts SIGCOMM has been working to put all past SIGCOMM newsletters and conference proceedings on line for free world wide access SIGCOMM believes that we best serve the community by making our information as widely available as possible SIGCOMM is also putting copies of its conference proceedings on line in advance of conferences and encouraging conferences that SIGCOMM co sponsors or is in cooperation with to do the same 4 Innovative programs which provide service to some part of your technical community SIGCOMM has been aggressively seeking to better serve our student members We have sharply reduced student conference fees in recent years At SIGCOMM 99 we hosted a dinner for all students at the conference along with the program committee members The idea was to have students get a chance to chat with senior members of the field over dinner SIGCOMM also funds several graduate students to travel to attend the annual SIGCOMM Conference This funding is done through a process in which students apply for grants We generally award grants based on merit regardless of country of origin although in some years we are able to get NSF funding to expand the program and NSF funds may only be given to graduate students at US universities SIGCOMM has just announced plans to host a series of SIGCOMM workshops focussed on data communications issues in Latin America The first workshop will be held in Costa Rica in early April of 2001 5 A very brief summary for the key issues that the membership of that SIG will have to deal with in the next 2 3 years SIGCOMM s core membership is deeply interested in education both in school and in the workplace and supporting outstanding

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  • 1999 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    one that was funded was a proposal from Dave Clark and others at MIT to provide 25 000 support for the CSTB study of the future of broadband access to the home We continue to fund the process of retrieving all paper only back issues of CCR to make them available eventually online 3 Conference workshop program highlights See also http www cs utexas edu users dragon sigcomm approvedconf html Conferences funded sponsored in this report include SIGCOMM 98 sponsored 31 Aug 4 Sept98 Vancouver CA ACM Multimedia 98 we sponsor with SIGMM and SIGGRAPH 12 16 Sept98 University of Bristol UK VRML 99 co sponsored with SIGGRAPH 23 26 Feb99 Paderborn Germany MobiCom98 in cooperation 4th ACM IEEE Intl Conf on Mobile Computing and Networking 25 30 Oct98 Dallas TX USA IW MPLS98 in cooperation International Workshop on MultiProtocol Label Switching 12 13 Nov98 Virginia USA ICNP 98 in cooperation International Conference on Network Protocols 13 16 Oct98 Austin TX USA IDMS 98 in cooperation 5th International Workshop on Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems and Telecommunication Services 8 11 Sept 98 Oslo Norway IWQoS99 in cooperation International Workshop on Quality of Service 1 4 June99 UCL London UK All conferences were will be technically and financially successful 4 Awards given out To whom and why Peter Kirstein is recipient of the 1999 SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award Next year we have a long list of possibilities yet again 5 Educational activities or initiatives We are considering re vitialising the SIGCOMM roving distinguished lecturer role Steve Deering was approached to see if he was interested other possibilities are legion 6 International initiatives SIGCOMM 99 is to be in Cambridge Mass and the PC have made extraordinary events to have a special event with all surviving SIGCOMM award winners giving a special 10th anniv award event panel The papers are online on the conference web site as per the SIG policy and look excellent The tutorial program is also very strong as usual Sponsorship is in place as is the student travel grant process SIGCOMM 00 is to be in Stockholm Sweden with Jim Kurose Christophe Diot Per Gunningberg and Steve Pink in the various PC and arrangement chair roles Significant initial sponsorship from Ericsson is already in place 7 Collaborative efforts with other SIGs or sister societies SIGMM and SIGMobile are areas where we share sponsorship and also a great deal of their annual conference program committees membership 8 Outstanding volunteer efforts We would especially like to thank Chris Edmondson Yurkanan yet again for coordinating with other conferences 9 Membership activities and or concerns We posted the 25th anniversary special issue of CCR to all the student members of SIG Mobile Multimedia and GRAPH on the off chance that this would attract extra student members 10 SIG Program Plan The conference plans are alluded to above The SIG still finds it hard not to make a profit we are working on schemes for more special projects Greg Wetzel is tracking down a

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  • 1998 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    any standards activities Proposals 3 from Partridge Online conference discussion of syllabus from Sorensen survey of 10 years of ex UCL Data Comms Masters Students after a few years in employment from Jamin Computer Networks Discovery and Visualization Toolkit Funded 1 from Partridge Online conference discussion of syllabus We continue to fund the process of retrieving all paper only back issues of CCR to make them available eventually online CCR papers are now back to a really excellent standard thanks to Martha Steenstrup s efforts 3 Conference workshop program highlights Conferences funded sponsored in this report include SIGCOMM 97 in Cannes France MobiCom 97 the 3rd annual Mobile Computing Conference in Budapest Hungary VRML 98 which was held in Monterey MM 98 the 6th annual International Multimedia Conference and Exhibition in Bristol England In Coop IWQoS 98 All conferences were will be technically and financially successful 4 Awards given out To whom and why 1997 saw the first SIGCOMM Service Award made to Chris Edmondson Yurkanan for long excellent work in behalf of the SIG acting is conference coordinator but also as collective memory and continuity for the community Larry Roberts will be this year s recipients of the annual SIGCOMM award Next year we have a long list of possibilities again 5 Educational activities or initiatives 6 International initiatives SIGCOMM 98 is to be in Vancouver We have an excellent slate of papers and good sponsorship in Jonathan Smith Gary Delp tech chairs and Gerald Neufeld of UBC as general chair SIGCOMM 99 is already planned for Boston Mass Another excellent conference team are in place SIGCOMM 00 under discussion 7 Collaborative efforts with other SIGs or sister societies SIGMM and SIGMobile are areas where we share sponsorship and also a great deal of their annual conference program committees membership We have also recently been formally approached by SIGGRAPH to try and coordinate papers workshops journals conferences for networked graphics including visualisation and distributed virtual reality A tutorial at this years annual SIGCOMM summer 97 conference is now arranged 8 Outstanding volunteer efforts We would especially like to thank Chris Edmondson Yurkanan again for continuing heroic efforts coordinating with other conferences and also this year Ellen Zegura for coordinating student travel grant awards for the annual conference 9 Membership activities and or concerns in the next 1 3 years including leadership development It is still a continuing goal to provide more and more quality technical material to members of the SIG online and in as timely and cost effective a manner as possible Yet again we are providing the full papers for the annual SIGCOMM conference for 1998 online before the conference this is quite unusual many conferences do this after the event we believe that we have a strong enough community that people are actively attracted to the event itself because not despite the papers being available beforehand We ve also continued to work on attracting new members this year Pat Dowd has worked hard on a scheme

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  • 1997 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    annual Mobile Computing Conference in Rye NY MM 96 the 4th annual International Multimedia Conference and Exhibition in Boston MA and finally a conference newly supported by SIGCOMM VRML 97 the 2nd annual Symposium on the Virtual Reality Modeling Language in Monterey CA All conferences were technically and financially successful Awards given out To whom and why Jon Postel and Louis Pouzin will be this year s recipients of the annual SIGCOMM award Their contributions are complementary Jon as almost singlehandedly run the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority as well as acting as RFC Editor since the start of the process He has also made some significant contributions in the area of formal specification analysis of protocols Louis Pouzin is credited with the invention of the datagram network Last year s award was to Vint Cerf Father of the Internet and now at MCI Next year we have a long list of possibilities thanks to Craig Partridge Educational activities or initiatives NLANR are also providing an online Web repository for educational material about the net including reports statistics and so on We see the LBL Traffic Repository as part of this online initiative too International initiatives SIGCOMM 97 is to be in Cannes in the South of France We are already starting to attract a high attendance as well as an excellent level of sponsorship due to the local organizer s efforts The chairs Christian Huitema ex INRIA now at Bellcore and Scott Shenker at Xerox PARC are well known in the community The local organisers at INRIA Walid Dabbous and Christophe Diot are well know throughout Europe We are using the European Research community s means of dissemination to try to add non US attendance In fact costs of attending this for East Coast US researchers are probably not very different than travelling and accommodation in the West coast of the US SIGCOMM 98 in Vancouver Jonathan Smith Gary Delp tech chairs and Gerald Neufeld of UBC as general chair The program committee for this is already underway MobiCom 97 will be held in Budapest Hungary September 26 30 with David Johnson CMU and Christopher Rose Rutgers as program chairs and Laszlo Pap Tech Univ of Budapest and Kazem Sohraby Lucent as general chairs Collaborative efforts with other SIGs or sister societies SIGMM and SIGMobile are areas where we share sponsorship and also a great deal of their annual conference program committees membership We have also recently been formally approached by SIGGRAPH to try and coordinate papers workshops journals conferences for networked graphics including visualisation and distributed virtual reality A tutorial at this years annual SIGCOMM summer 97 conference is now arranged Outstanding volunteer efforts We would especially like to thank Chris Edmondson Yurkanan for continuing heroic efforts coordinating with other conferences and also this year Ellen Zegura and Serge Fdida for coordinating student travel grant awards for the annual conference Membership activities and or concerns in the next 1 3 years including leadership development It is still a continuing

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