ACM SIGCOMM 2013, August 12-16, 2013, Hong Kong, China
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Call for Posters and Demos

The SIGCOMM poster/demo sessions showcase works-in-progress in an informal setting. Topics of interest are the same as research topics in the SIGCOMM conference call for papers. While anyone can submit a poster/demo, preference will be given to posters/demos where the primary contribution is from one or more students. The SIGCOMM 2013 Poster and Demo committee will review all posters and demo proposals. Students must present student posters at the conference. Authors of accepted papers in SIGCOMM 2013 may not submit a poster or demo on the same work in those papers.

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ACM Student Research Competition [SRC]

The SIGCOMM poster session will also serve as an ACM student research competition. Qualified entrants must have current ACM student membership, have graduate or undergraduate student status at the time of submission (May 2013), and be the only student working on the project. While not mandatory, entrants are encouraged to submit a letter from their advisor describing the specific contributions made by the student. Undergraduates and graduate students will be treated in separate divisions (students starting their first year of graduate school at the time of the conference will be considered as undergraduates). A small travel supplement is made available to accepted SRC entrants; please also submit applications for travel grant support. Winners will advance to ACM Grand Finals of the Student Research Competition to compete against the winners of other ACM conferences. The ACM SRC program is sponsored by Microsoft Research.

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Why Should You Submit a Poster?

Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from a knowledgeable crowd at the conference. In addition, the top few submissions will be forwarded for publication to the SIGCOMM newsletter, the Computer Communication Review (CCR). Students who are submitting posters are highly encouraged to examine if they are eligible for student travel grants.

What is a Poster?

We define a poster to be A0 paper size in portrait mode (841x1189mm), to which you can affix visually appealing material that describes your research. Alternatively, you can use the space as a continuum. You should prepare the best material (visually appealing and succinct) that effectively communicates your research problem, techniques, results, and what is novel and important about your work.

Note that you do not submit such a large-format image; only an abstract describing in text what the poster would present. The abstract should clearly state: (a) the problem being addressed, (b) what makes this problem interesting, important, and difficult, (c) your approach to the problem, and (d) the key contribution. In the final version of the abstract, you should include a URL that provides additional information about your work to the attendees.

What To Submit

You must submit a two-page abstract in PDF format that describes your work. Prepare your abstract using ACM conference style, 10pt font with two columns, 0.75 inch margins and 1/3 inch space between columns. Word documents will not be accepted. We will distribute the abstracts to all attendees at the conference.

It is highly encouraged that each Demo proposal includes a video clip showcasing the demo, in addition to the abstract. The video should be no more than 1 minute and should give a good idea of what the demo is about and what it would look like. Including a video clip will help the committee better understand and evaluate your proposal.

Where To Submit

Please submit your abstract at Submissions are single blind, so please include authors’ names and affiliation. When submitting a poster, indicate if the submission should be considered for the SRC.

Important Dates

  • May 17, 2013

    Poster/Demo Submission Deadline (23:59 PDT)

  • June 3, 2013

    Poster/Demo Acceptance Notification

Poster/Demo/SRC Technical Committee

  • Poster/Demo/SRC Co-Chairs
  • Nick Feamster

    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

  • Vijay Gopalakrishnan

    AT&T Labs - Research, USA

  • Yongguang Zhang

    Microsoft Research Asia, China

  • PC Members
  • Fabian Bustamante

    Northwestern University

  • Kai Chen

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technolgy

  • David Choffnes

    University of Washington / Northeastern University

  • Nick Feamster

    Georgia Tech

  • Phillipa Gill

    Citizen Lab

  • Vijay Gopalakrishnan

    AT&T Labs - Research

  • Tim Griffin

    University of Cambridge

  • Guofei Gu

    Texas A&M

  • Polly Huang

    National Taiwan University

  • Sneha Kasera

    University of Utah

  • Ethan Katz-Bassett

    University of Southern California

  • Eric Keller

    University of Colorado

  • Li Erran Li

    Lucent-Alcatel Bell Labs

  • Ethan Katz-Bassett

    University of Southern California

  • Dave Meyer


  • Alan Mislove

    Northeastern University

  • Sue Moon


  • David Oran

    Cisco Systems

  • Lucian Popa

    Hewlett Packard

  • Sanjay Rao

    Purdue University

  • Ivan Seskar

    Rutgers University

  • Kobus van der Merwe

    University of Utah

  • Haitao Wu

    Microsoft Research

  • Minlan Yu

    University of Southern California

  • Yongguang Zhang

    Microsoft Research