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  • 1996 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    including any standards activities We have set up a donation to the excellent US National Laboratory for Applied Network Reserarch NLANR Dr Kimberky Claffy is using this to offset costs of workstations for visualising network conditions this was demonstrated to very great effect at the June IETF meeting where network hotspots routing instyabilities and multicast traffic were all displayed very graphically in a plenary session 3 Conference workshop program highlights Conferences funded sponsored in this report include SIGCOMM95 ACM Multimedia and the new MobiCom conference all of which went very very well 4 Awards given out To whom and why Last year s award recipient was Dave Farber This year Vint Cerf Father of the Internet and now at MCI will be this year s recipient Next year we have a plethora of possibilities 5 Educational activities or initiatives NLANR are also providing an online Web repository for educational material about the net including reports statistics and so on 6 International initiatives SIGCOMM 97 is to be in europe We are already starting on initiatives to attract a high attendeance 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 dissemiantion to try to add non US attendance 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 Workshops at this and next years annual SIGCOMM conferences are

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  • 1995 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    has selected one or more papers written entirely or primarily by full time students to receive this award each year An annual SIGCOMM Award for lifetime achievement in and contribution to the field of data communications was created in 1989 to recognize a person whose work over the course of his or her career represents a significant contribution to the field and a substantial influence on the work and perceptions of others in the field The first Award went to Paul Baran and has in subsequent years honored David Clark Leonard Kleinrock Hubert Zimmerman Sandy Fraser Bob Kahn Paul Green and David Farber SIGCOMM has enjoyed a long history of collaboration with other professional societies stretching back to the first joint Data Communications Symposium with the IEEE Computer Society shortly after its founding in 1969 In the 1970s SIGCOMM and SIGOPS co sponsored several conferences and workshops including the 1975 Interprocess Communications Workshop at which one of the papers included in this retrospective was presented The series of Data Communications Symposia came to an end after 1985 when SIGCOMM s own Symposium became an annual event In 1991 we began co sponsoring the annual Computers Freedom and Privacy conference with SIGCAS Computers and Society and SIGSAC Security Audit and Control and in 1993 joined SIGBIO SIGBIT SIGCHI SIGGRAPH SIGIR and SIGOIS to launch the ACM Multimedia Conferences The first International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking for which SIGCOMM has teamed with SIGACT SIGMETRICS SIGMOD and SIGOPS will be held on November 14 15 1995 and is expected to become a regular annual addition to the ACM conference calendar We have also joined with the IEEE Computer and Communication Societies to co publish the IEEE ACM Transactions on Networking an immediately successful refereed journal that first appeared in February 1992 Finances SIGCOMM enjoys a healthy and growing fund balance and has had no difficulty establishing and adhering to a balanced budget during the past five years The SIG s well established and long term financial health permitted the executive committee to reduce regular membership dues from 22 to 19 starting with new memberships and renewals in calendar year 1995 At SIGCOMM s annual business meeting conducted during the Conference on August 30 1995 the following financial summary was presented by the secretary treasurer 1 Financial Summary 1995 in thousands Non conference Revenue 131 Non conference Expense 145 Net non conference 14 Conference Revenue 228 Conference Expense 178 Net conference 50 Overall Net 36 2 FY96 PLAN Summary 1 July 1995 30 June 1996 Revenue 108k non conf Partial Sources Dues 65 Note this is with dues reduction Subscriptions 13 Libraries 13 Interest 11 Expenses 156k non conf Partial List CCR SIGCOMM95 Proceedings 58 East European 3 Student Travel 10 Special Projects 9 Net 48 non conference Conferences In addition to the many conferences to which it lends in cooperation with support SIGCOMM is directly responsible for four major ACM technical conferences The SIGCOMM Conference The annual SIGCOMM conference continues to be one of the most highly regarded venues for the presentation of current research and experimental results by members of the data communication and networking community Survey results show that of the 220 on average conference attendees about 75 are core SIGCOMM participants for whom the SIGCOMM conference is a regular and important part of their professional schedules Over the past decade SIGCOMM s officers have tried to arrange for the annual Conference to be held in a variety of venues in the eastern and western halves of North America and in Europe in roughly regular alternation This tradition suggests a western North America venue for the 1996 conference and a European venue for 1997 The executive committee has discussed the viability of a SIGCOMM conference in other parts of the world but the SIG s constituency at this point is overwhelmingly North American and European and we have as yet seen no convincing proposal for a conference elsewhere In recent years SIGCOMM has held its annual conference in Philadelphia 1990 Zurich 1991 Baltimore 1992 San Francisco 1993 and London 1994 The 1995 Conference was held in Cambridge Massachusetts on August 30 September 1 1995 Stuart Wecker one of ACM s first Fellows served as the general chair Karen Sollins and Dave Clark co chaired the program committee Tutorials were presented on August 29 This year s conference included two new features a one day invited workshop on Middleware which immediately preceeded the conference and an evening outrageous opinions session informally referred to as open mike night at the midpoint of the regular conference schedule Both events received enthusiastic reviews from participants Proposals for the next two SIGCOMM Conferences have been approved by the Executive Committee and await approval by ACM Assuming that the proposals satisfy ACM s requirements SIGCOMM 96 will be held at Stanford University on August 28 30 1996 with Craig Partridge BBN as general chairman and Deborah Estrin and Sally Floyd as program co chairs SIGCOMM 97 will be held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on September 17 19 1997 with Christophe Diot INRIA as general chairman and Scott Shenker and Christian Huitema as program co chairs Computers Freedom and Privacy In 1992 SIGCOMM undertook a 50 sponsorship of the Computers Freedom and Privacy conference which has developed into a long term commitment of support for an annual CFP conference Two other ACM SIGs SIGSAC and SIGCAS each provide a 25 sponsorship CFP has established itself as an important venue for the discussion of issues related to the interaction between computer communication and human values MIT will host CFP 96 Multimedia SIGCOMM in cooperation with the other SIGs that are represented on the ACM Multimedia Steering Committee continues to provide support to the annual ACM Multimedia Conference This year the Multimedia Conference will be held on November 5 9 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco The sponsoring SIGs for 1995 are SIGMM SIGCHI SIGGRAPH SIGBIT SIGBIO SIGCOMM SIGIR and SIGOIS in cooperation

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  • 1994 Annual Report | acm sigcomm
    people who have played a significant role in the development of the field of data communication and networking Two regular features of CCR that have been long time favorites have been enhanced The bibliography of recent publications on computer communication has grown to include over 14 journals and magazines and the Internet RFCs The bibliography is now divided into approximately 40 subareas The regular status report on international networking standards has recently been expanded to include a semi annual report on the status of Internet Standards to complement the semi annual report on OSI and OSI related standards The IEEE ACM Transactions on Networking journal was launched in 1993 as a collaborative enterprise of SIGCOMM the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Communications Society The new Transactions has been phenomenally successful attracting approximately 10 000 individual subscribers during its first year of publication and demonstrating the viability of a large scale publishing collaboration between the IEEE and ACM SIGCOMM Award The SIGCOMM Award recognizes lifetime achievement in and contributions to the field of data communications It is awarded annually to a person whose work over the course of his or her career represents a significant contribution to the field and a substantial influence on the work and perceptions of others in the field The winner receives a 2 000 cash award and a plaque commemorating the award which are presented to the winner by the SIGCOMM chairman during the opening session of the SIGCOMM conference The winner is also invited to deliver a keynote address to the opening session The names of all of the SIGCOMM award winners are printed in each issue of the SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review The winner of the 1994 Award is Paul Green Past winners of the Award are Paul Baran David Clark Leonard Kleinrock Hubert Zimmerman Alexander Fraser and Robert Kahn Membership SIGCOMM s total membership has declined steadily year to year for the past four years The membership decline accelerated starting in FY93 and is a source of considerable concern to the SIGCOMM officers SIGCOMM has recently launched two membership initiatives one aimed at membership attrition existing SIGCOMM members who choose not to renew their membership and one aimed at attracting new members A letter from the SIGCOMM chairman will be sent to every lapsed member a month or so after non renewal pointing out the benefits of SIGCOMM membership and encouraging the non renewer to re enlist the letter will include a membership application form and a postage paid reply card with several post mortem survey questions for non renewers who decide to persist in their apostasy The astonishing success of the IEEE ACM Transactions on Networking suggests that there are thousands of people who are sufficiently interested in data communication and networking to subscribe to ToN but are not members of SIGCOMM A letter from the SIGCOMM chairman describing the SIG and its benefits and including a membership application and the April 1994 issue of CCR was mailed in June 1994

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  • Student Award Recipients | acm sigcomm
    Mehlman Picasso Flexible RF and Spectrum Slicing 2011 Shyamnath Gollakota Haitham Hassanieh Benjamin Ransford They Can Hear Your Heartbeats Non Invasive Security for Implanted Medical Devices 2010 Binbin Chen Efficient Error Estimating Coding Feasibility and Applications 2009 Randolph Baden Persona An Online Social Network with User Defined Privacy 2008 Shyamnath Gollakota ZigZag Decoding Combating Hidden Terminals in Wireless Networks 2007 Barath Raghavan Cloud Control with Distributed Rate Limiting 2006 Anirudh Ramachandran Understanding the Network Level Behavior of Spammers 2005 Sanjit Biswas ExOR Opportunistic Multi Hop Routing for Wireless Networks 2004 Daniel Aguayo Link level Measurements from an 802 11b Mesh Network and Lun Li A First Principles Approach to Understanding the Internet s Router level Topology 2003 Long Le Jay Aikat The Effects of Active Queue Management on Web Performance 2002 Neil Spring Ratul Mahajan Measuring ISP Topologies with Rocketfuel 2001 Alex Snoeren Hash Based IP Traceback 2000 Dina Katabi A framework for scalable global IP anycast GIA 1999 Suchitra Raman A model analysis and protocol framework for soft state based communication 1998 Elan Amir An active service framework and its application to real time multimedia transcoding 1997 Mikael Degermark Small forwarding tables for fast routing lookups and Craig Labovitz

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  • 1998 Annual Review | acm sigcomm
    to 45 of the papers submitted Transactions on Networking co sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Computer Society SIGCOMM conference The conference has a high ratio of submissions to acceptances Postscript PDF data The proceeding are made publically available on line months before the conference itself and we have on line proceedings for the 1995 1997 conferences The 1998 conference will be in Vancouver There is some history of the tutorials being available over local Instructional Television and of on line access over the Mbone The submission of papers reviews by members of the program committee and feedback to the authors are all over the Internet but we have an in person program committee meeting each year Each conference is preceded by two days of tutorials Special events at conferences include the 1997 panel on Active Networking the 1996 Multicast Workshop and the 1995 Workshop on Middleware Once every three years the SIGCOMM conference is held outside of North America Other sponsored conferences SIGCOMM co sponsored VRML 97 with SIGGRAPH SIGCOMM was one of the initial sponsors of MobiCom which ended up as a new SIG SIGMOBILE SIG MULTIMEDIA also evolved from the yearly Multimedia conferences that were co sponsored by SIGCOMM along with a long list of other SIGs The Computers Freedom and Privacy conference has also generally been co sponsored by SIGCOMM along with SIGSAC and SIGCAS Membership Membership numbers Postscript PDF data Management and financial status healthy Fund balance Postscript PDF data We are required to keep a fund balance of 116 637 It is partly the generous fund balance that allows us to do possibly financially risky things like making all of the conference papers available on line before the conference or having the conference in Europe And then when possibly financially risky

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  • SIGCOMM Planning: Conference Roles | acm sigcomm
    t always support enough bandwidth for realtime video see below Coordinates ordering and configuration of a bag or other promotional item with the publicity chair Coordinates ordering and distribution of a promotional shirt tee shirt or preferably polo shirt this shirt is distributed to the designated student volunteers and this year s executive committee so they may be more easily identified Coordinates videotaping and or multicast of sessions In the past we ve used both CMU s endsystem multicast and U Mich s end host multicast for live broadcasting This requires substantial resources and can load the network bandwidth heavily at this point we recommend videotaping for off line viewing rather than supporting realtime remote participation Videotaping should be digital archival and easy to process e g DV rather than direct to DVD or analog It should also be reasonably high quality i e not MPEG 4 so we currently avoid direct to harddisk recorders A PC should NOT be required the tapes provide an archive quality backup while a hard drive does not A single student volunteer can be assigned to coordinate taping a and the price of a modest camcorder can be budgeted which the student can keep afterwards The camcorder should plug into a direct feed from the house audio if possible Gathers material to handout at the meeting Local maps List of local restaurants List of local attractions See also the ACM s description Workshop Solicits workshop proposals via general email solicitation via targeted invitations to propose Coordinates decision on which workshops to hold Coordinates with individual workshop chairs as to the remainder of the process once selected Tutorial Solicits tutorial proposals via general email solicitation via targeted invitations to propose Coordinates decision on which tutorials to hold Coordinates with individual tutorial presenters as to the remainder of the process once selected Tutorial reimbursment is typically as follows last modified 2005 full economy airfare max advance discount subject to a budgeted maximum per presenter of a single tutorial 1 person max for 1 2 day 2 for full Sigcomm conference registration this excludes other tutorials and workshops they do not register for their own tutorial per presenter of a single tutorial 1 person max for 1 2 day 2 for full 2 nights lodging in the US 3 when elsewhere per presenter of a single tutorial 1 person max for 1 2 day 2 for full 2 days per diem in the US 3 when elsewhere per presenter of a single tutorial 1 person max for 1 2 day 2 for full honoraria 600 half day 1200 full day PLUS 10 of the net profit split among presenters of a single tutorial Reimbursement typically happens as follows Tutorial chair tells tutorial presenters the procedures early and then reminds them right before the conference After the conference the tutorial chair typically or treasurer sends ACM an email with names and a list of what each will be reimbursed for and the honorarium for each person The tutorial

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  • SIGCOMM Planning: Coordinator | acm sigcomm
    should be listed as a contact on the registration web pages e g for questions and help with problems yourself internal to a committee member s organization Be very careful about handling credit card numbers notably where they are kept and who has access Keep in mind that a small percentage of registration payments are bogus ACM assist The ACM no longer handles registration entirely They can provide a credit card processing service which can be used together with your own registration staff for a fee The service is NOT real time card information is collected in batches and processed by the ACM offline The fees run from 1 transaction data FTPd to 3 transaction data FAXd third party contractor A local contractor can be used with similar fee structures to the ACM setup plus per person 2 and 3 reduce liability issues with holding credit card numbers and often provide their own on line web forms or form templates 3 is often used outside the U S because the ACM is based in the U S and often contractors native to the conference site are better equipped to handle VAT and other local tax and currency exchange issues Preparation room A separate room with an identical projector if possible as well as presentation materials spare blank slides markers etc should be provided for presenters Food issues Keep in mind that your entire attendance will be going for lunch at once For buffet or lunch service lines multiple lines should be utilized As with the meeting area keep in mind that people will want to come and go at irregular times Plan a small amount of extra table space to avoid spinners people who spin around looking for a seat airline terminology Presentation advice Inform speakers in advance of the schedule leaving some time for questions depending on the meeting style Provide suggested guidelines e g number of slides a sample outline etc It is useful to provide advice for novice speakers i e minimum font sizes maximum number of ideas per slide etc It is also useful to provide a mentor service to review draft talks at the speaker s request if possible Presentation management Provide a visible count down timer changing colors or backgrounds at critical intervals green at the start yellow at 50 orange at 20 red at 10 and flashing when expired Any good slide program on a PC or laptop with automatic advance will suffice Click here for a 20 minute talk sample in Powerpoint Be prepared to stop the speaker in time for questions esp if the audience appears ready for such e g gathering at the microphone Forewarn speakers of this Be prepared to guide summarize redirect questions or to cut off questions that are talks in of themselves Advise the presenter to be prepared to do this if required as well I e if a question requires a detailed response and is of marginal interest to the room take it off line

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  • SIGCOMM Planning: Treasurer | acm sigcomm
    item Fix the number of hidden costs early including prepaid registrations waived fees etc Remember that every registrant costs the per head money consider alternative comps e g dinner out etc esp since they are typically 1 10 the cost of a comp d registration Remember that most conferences EXPECT supporter revenue as part of a balanced budget a supporter cheque is NOT found money and should not be used except to reduce pre existing expenses Sigcomm specific Conference Budgeting issues Prepaid internally budgted registrations There are NO complimentary registrations all registrations are pre paid or internally budgted INTERNALLY BUDGTED Sigcomm award winner max 2 Student award winner s max 2 tutorial instructors 2 max per full day tutorial volunteers max 6 PREPAID All prepaid registrations are paid explicitly using the transfer of explicit funds These include Corporate student travel awards paid from the received funds SIG Geodiversity travel awards paid by the SIG Funding agency e g NSF student travel awards paid from the agency or agent thereof Prepaid internally budgeted registration does NOT include tutorials or workshops EXCEPT for the Sigcomm award and student award winners Supporters subsidizes student attendance if support is down the fees have to goup e g if support is down by 1 2 fees have to go UP by 1 2 the difference with full time regs raising 50 won t put a dent we lose 300 per Current support funding levels and benefits 5000 US name logo on proceedings and website 10000 US name logo banner also at a specific event e g student poster session reception banquet dinner etc one supporter per event make sure there is no overlap NB amounts may vary esp to match a nice number in the local currency but should not dip below approx 80 of these numbers 4000 8000 They cannot vary from year to year more than that The conference is a persistent event and consistency is very important all funds are in money funds in kind equipment loans equipment gifts etc do NOT count toward the totals gifts in kind may be considered ONLY if they reduce the conference budget by the above amounts for items which are already budgeted and core i e not optional e g gifts to the award winner student etc are not counted as they are not budgeted all funds listed here are UNRESTRICTED seek unrestricted funds FIRST then request restricted funds e g for student travel student registration etc in order to support the student award the supporter would need to contribute 10 000 US to get to the visible at a specific event level AND cover the student s travel registration and hotel costs IMO terminal room connectivity again has to reduce real meeting costs by 5000 or more to be listed in the program and web page There has not been a distinction between the proceedings and web page visibility is not sold differently in those two places I e once a supporter pays 5000

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