Call For Papers

Call For Workshops

Organization Committee

Program Committee

Student Poster Session

Student Travel Grants

Call for Papers

The SIGCOMM 2004 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks.  We invite submissions on network architecture, design, implementation, operations, analysis, measurement, and simulation. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

       Network, transport, and application-layer protocols

       Networking issues for Web, multimedia, and gaming applications

       Routing, switching, and addressing

       Resource management, quality of service, and signaling

       Operating system support for networking

       Wireless, mobile, ad hoc, and sensor networks

       Network management and traffic engineering

       Experimental and measurement results from operational networks

      Network fault-tolerance and reliability, debugging, and troubleshooting

       Peer-to-peer, overlay, and content distribution networks

       Analysis and design of network architectures and algorithms

       Tools and techniques for network measurement and simulation

       Network security, vulnerability, and defenses

       Fundamental insights into network and traffic characteristics

We welcome two categories of paper submissions -- full papers and position papers.  As in previous years, SIGCOMM 2004 will have a poster session and student travel grant program. Details will be posted as they become available.

Full Papers

Full papers are no more than 14 pages long and typically report novel results firmly substantiated by experimentation, simulation, or analysis. Guidelines on paper submission and formatting will be provided at a later date.

Position Papers

Position papers are no more than 8 pages long and attempt to shape research directions by offering new perspectives, wisdom, and guidance rather than presenting mature work with quantitative results.  More detailed information for authors of position papers will be available on the Web site as the submission deadline draws closer.


Posters are one 30" x 40" (75cm x 100cm) page long, and present ongoing work. Student submissions will be favored.

Tutorials and Workshops

SIGCOMM 2004 will feature tutorials and workshops. The call for workshops can found here. More information on the tutorials and workshops will be available at a later date.


There will also be a Student Paper Award, Student Travel Grants, and a SIGCOMM Award recognizing lifetime contributions. Contact Mark Crovella ( to nominate a candidate for the SIGCOMM Award.

Important Dates

Tutorial proposals

February 1, 2004

Workshop proposals

December 1, 2003

Paper registration/abstract

January 30, 2004 (REQUIRED, HARD DEADLINE)

Paper submission

February 6, 2004 (HARD DEADLINE)

Paper notification

April 30, 2004

Camera-ready papers

June 21, 2004