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Conference Series : Conference on Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication
When Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Where Beijing, China
Abstract Registration Due Jan 24, 2019
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2019
Notification Due May 10, 2019
Final Version Due Jun 20, 2019
Categories    networking   communications

Call For Papers



The ACM SIGCOMM 2019 conference seeks papers making significant research
contributions to the field of data communication networks and networked
systems. The conference takes a broad view of networking research, which
includes new ideas relating (but not limited) to:

. Different network types, layers, and devices:
o Wide-area, data-center, home, enterprise
o Sensors and Internet of Things
o Network access in remote or under-served areas
o Wireless and mobility
o Routers, middleboxes, network functions, end-host network stacks
o Link and transport layers
o Applications, including distributed systems and social networks
o Virtual networks and SDNs
o Future network architectures: clean slate and evolution

. Aspects and properties of networks:
o Correctness and performance
o Security and privacy
o Fault tolerance
o Energy consumption
o Usability
o Emergent properties
o Management
o Resource allocation, provisioning and planning
o Economics
o Topology

. Different evaluation methods:
o Theory
o Experiments
o Measurement
o Deployment and experience

We expect submissions to be daring and emphasize novelty and creativity.
We recognize that more novel concepts can be harder to fully develop and
evaluate, and the review process will take this into account. We
encourage authors to discuss the limitations of their ideas in addition
to the benefits.

Unlike some previous years, SIGCOMM 2019 will not have a separate
experience track. However, we do encourage the submission of experience
papers, particularly from industry, that provide detailed technical
insight into real-world deployments of novel networking technologies and

In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2019 will have a series of
co-located workshops, tutorials, poster and demo sessions, a travel
grant program, and conference best paper and SIGCOMM awards.

For more information about SIGCOMM 2019, please see


Submissions should report novel results that are supported by
experimentation, deployment, simulation, or analysis. Submissions must
be in 2-column, 10-point format and can be up to 12 pages long, with as
many additional pages as necessary for references.

New in 2019: Submissions and final papers may include appendices
(following references, also not counting against the 12 pages).
Appendices will not be considered in reviews, so we caution authors to
ensure that the core paper is complete and self-contained. (For example,
if the appendix provides details of a proof or experiment, the body
should summarize the key result.) For accepted papers, the shepherd will
review appendices and must approve their need. Appendices may also
include non-traditional material, such as videos, datasets, code, etc.

Detailed submission instructions can be found

Ethical Concerns

New in 2019: All papers must include, in the main body of the paper, a
statement about ethical issues. This could be simply the sentence "This
work does not raise any ethical issues." If the work involves human
subjects or any potentially sensitive data (e.g., user traffic or social
network information, evaluation of censorship, etc), the paper should
clearly discuss these issues, perhaps in a separate subsection.

Papers must follow basic precepts of ethical research and subscribe to
community norms. These include: respect for privacy, secure storage of
sensitive data, voluntary and informed consent if users are placed at
risk, avoiding deceptive practices when not essential, beneficence
(maximizing the benefits to an individual or to society while minimizing
potential harms to an individual), and risk mitigation. Authors may want
to consult the Menlo Report for further information on ethical
principles, and they may find the Allman/Paxson paper in IMC 2007
helpful for a perspective on ethical data sharing.

Many organizations have an ethics review process (sometimes called an
Institutional Research Board, IRB). In some cases, research work may
clearly have no human subjects, and formal institutional review may not
be required. (However, a sentence in the paper stating this evaluation
is still required.) In many cases, IRB involvement is appropriate. IRB
approval of research is an important factor (and should be mentioned),
but the TPC will still evaluate ethical soundness of the work, just as
they evaluate technical soundness.

If there are questions about the ethics process, please contact the
program committee co-chairs. The PC takes a broad view of what
constitutes an ethical concern, and the TPC chairs may reach out to
authors during the review process if questions arise.

Research Reproducibility

ACM is promoting research reproducibility by encouraging papers to
document the artifacts needed for others to reproduce their work. ACM
has details at They
will award accepted papers a “reproducibility badge†if the paper
provides pointers to public code and other information as described at
the above link. Authors who wish to participate in this process should
document such information in an appendix to the paper. Information about
reproducibility is not required at paper submission, but is required at
camera ready. As an appendix, it will need to be provided to the
shepherd with adequate time for review. While we encourage authors to
participate, formal participation is not a factor in SIGCOMM reviewing.

Important dates

January 24, 2019, Abstract submission deadline
January 31, 2019, Paper submission deadline
May 10, 2019, Reviews returned to authors
June 20, 2019, Camera-ready papers due
August 19, 2019, Conference


SIGCOMM 2019 plans to hold multiple one-day workshops in conjunction
with the conference, to be held in Beijing, China, August 19-23, 2019.
Workshops will take place on Monday, August 19 and Friday, August 23.

We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the
broad set of research and application areas covered by the SIGCOMM
conference, including topics in network research, practice, and
education. Topics that represent new research areas and directions are
particularly welcome.

A workshop proposal should contain the following information:

. Motivation and rationale for the workshop.

. A Call for Papers (CFP) draft, as complete as possible.

. The workshop schedule on submission deadline, acceptance
notification, and camera ready date. See below for guidelines on SIGCOMM
camera ready date. The workshop schedule must permit the camera ready
paper to be prepared in advance of this date.

. Names and affiliations of the organizers, a tentative
composition of the committees. Please indicate whether prospective TPC
members have been contacted, and whether they have accepted the

. Workshop format, including expected number of presented papers,
invited talks, panels, demonstrations, etc.

. Expected number of participants and the expected number of
submissions (if appropriate).

. Prior history of this workshop, if any, including number of
submissions, number of accepted papers, and attendee count. If the
workshop was co-located with another conference please include details
and a brief description why SIGCOMM is a more appropriate venue.

. If the workshop is interdisciplinary, please provide details
about your plans to advertise to other communities and how you intend to
encourage participation at the workshop.

. If appropriate, a brief explanation of how the workshop relates
to other workshops and conferences on similar topics.

. If appropriate, the financial support the workshop intends to
receive from a third-party.

The workshop organizers should also take into account the following
practical considerations:

. We expect to have rooms in two sizes: for approximately 50-100

. A/V (projector and screen) will be provided in all workshop
rooms, which may also be equipped with microphone and speakers.

. There will be Wi-Fi coverage in all areas of the conference,
including the workshop rooms. Any specific networking requirements
should be stated in the proposal.

. We will require all workshops to have identical start, end and
break times, though yet to be determined at this point.

. Individual Workshop organizers are expected to manage their
workshop and coordinate with the local arrangements chair of SIGCOMM
2019 for facilities, and with publications chairs for camera ready

. Individual Workshop organizers will be responsible for setting
up the paper submission site and review process for the selected
workshops and their individual web page design in coordination with the
SIGCOMM 2019 web chair (hosted on the common conference web site).

If you have any further questions about your workshop proposal, do not
hesitate to contact the workshop chairs.

Where To Submit a Workshop Proposals

Please submit your workshop proposal in a single PDF file by sending it
to the Workshop Chairs by email at with
subject "SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop Proposal: xxxx" (where xxxx is the
acronym of your proposed workshop) by December 15th, 2018.

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