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  • Minutes of EC Meeting: October 5, 2009 | acm sigcomm
    the EC decided to offer some non binding guidance to chairs Ideally we want to broaden the topic coverage beyond the traditional Sigcomm topics e g social networking information centric networking etc to attract a broader audience and to maintain high quality while providing opportunities for new areas We agreed that the 2 year limit for workshops need no longer be enforced but new topics are encouraged 3rd time workshops should not crowd out new workshops but are not disqualified If a topic area is already well served by other events including the main conference we may not want to spend a workshop slot on creating yet another event in the area Clearly there is a balancing act among all these criteria 3 Website navigation Bruce and Neil have begun looking at restructuring the Sigcomm website to simplify navigation and improve ease of finding information Neil showed a draft of new web site structure modeled after some other SIG s sites We d like to have some combination of tree based and role based navigation example roles paper author conference organizer prospective member etc Analytics are already being collected for the main site but not for conferences could use this to get a better picture of current use We should ensure pages contain suitable titles to make search effective In addition to organizing content we need to ensure content stays up to date This may require help beyond the webmaster consider community participation Ideally we would like to see integration of CCR online with Sigcomm web site or at least coordination between CCR and web site Today they are quite separate 4 SIG Budget Surplus We should start to consider proposals to spend some of the surplus on the next EC call 5 Technical Steering Committee proposal next steps There

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  • Minutes of EC Meeting: September 8, 2009 | acm sigcomm
    quite smoothly Two areas for improvement Internet access and billing accounting support Bruce is investigating possible Cisco help with the Internet issue for next year Dolors has provided information that should be helpful to future local arrangements chairs regarding billing and accounting 2 Bylaws Continued discussion on the SIGCOMM bylaws The authoritative version is on ACM website at http www acm org sigs bylaws contents comm bylaws Current operation of SIG roughly follows bylaws there is a clearer distinction between executive committee and board EC is only the elected officers past chair and CCR editor in chief The lack of a functioning Technical Advisory Committee is the major difference between current procedures and the bylaws While major changes require 10 of the membership to vote and a two thirds yes vote removing the TAC would appear to be a minor change which can be approved in a streamlined process Also noted that we should make it easier to find the bylaws and similar information as we work to improve the website 3 Budget The SIG has a considerable surplus need process for giving back to community Discussion of possible uses included Travel support for regional students for SIGCOMM 2010 Return

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  • Minutes of EC Meeting: August 18, 2009 | acm sigcomm
    that members of the community can get more involved in SIGCOMM was added See presentation slides and notes posted on our website for more details 2 Shadow PC for SIGCOMM 2010 A request was made to the EC to consider whether there could be another Shadow PC experiment for SIGCOMM 2010 We agreed that it should be a decision left in the hands of the 2010 PC chairs 3 SIGCOMM budget Having run a surplus at most of the recent conferences SIGCOMM is in a position to actively support some more activities financially e g helping conferences reduce registration rates Need to have further discussion on this topic 4 ACM W scholarship Sigcomm agreed to sponsor the ACM W scholarship program Our sponsorship entails supplementing the 500 award from ACM with a travel grant and finding a mentor for the recipient For some reason we only learned at the start of this week that the first beneficiary of this program would be attending the Barcelona conference Mark and Bruce agreed to try to find a senior female member of the community to act as mentor 5 CCR page limit CCR currently limits submissions to six pages in part to discourage re submission of full length papers that have been rejected elsewhere However there could also be value in accepting occasional longer papers No firm conclusion was reached in this discussion which will be taken up by the CCR editorial board 6 Bylaws It has been noted that the bylaws are somewhat out of sync with current EC practice notably in that they specify the existence of a Technical Advisory Committee that hasn t been in effect for some years The EC should look into the steps needed to update the Bylaws 7 Website There was a short discussion about how

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  • acm sigcomm
    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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  • acm sigcomm
    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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  • Postel and Pouzin: 1997 SIGCOMM Award Winners | acm sigcomm
    late 1970s Jon jointly did pioneering work in data representation and remote procedure calls Jon is most widely known as the editor of the Request for Comments or RFC series since the early 1970s The RFCs which originally formed a series of technical documents and working notes within the ARPA funded network research community are still the official publication channel for Internet documents and standards The technical and editorial quality of the RFCs is a reflection of Jon s influence Throughout the history of the Internet since the start of the ARPANET Jon has performed a critical function that of administrator and registrar Jon has managed the assignment and publication of numbers for networks and protocols a task requiring creativity tenacity and credibility Jon has performed this task selflessly for over 25 years providing stability and fairness during a time of enormous change The success of the Internet owes a large debt to Jon Postel for his unique and vital contribution to the development and specification of the main protocols the documentation of the protocols and Internet technical administration Louis Pouzin is best known for his work as the inventor and advocate of Datagrams later extended and renamed connectionless communication as the basic mode for the transmission of packets in a network His ideas in this area paved the way for a new thread of thought on how to manage resources in networks resulting in several major innovations including today s ATM networks At the Institut de Recherche d Informatique et d Automatique IRIA in France in the 1970s Louis directed the Cyclades project which pioneered many networking concepts During this period Louis was a strong focal point for cooperation between research and industry between Europe and North America and between the computer community the datacom community and the more

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  • Vint Cerf SIGCOMM Award Details | acm sigcomm
    Robert Kahn Later he managed ARPA s computer networking program encompassing packet radio and packet satellite networks which formed the basis for the Internet architecture as a network of networks Following his stint at ARPA Vint went to MCI and created the MCI Mail electronic mail system Vint then joined Bob Kahn again in the Corporation for National Research Initiatives where he guided the evolution of the Internet Through his

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