ACM SIGCOMM 2020, New York City, USA

Call for tutorials

We seek to extend the SIGCOMM experience by tutorials on selected topics given by renowned scientists and practitioners in their fields. We therefore solicit proposals for full-day or half-day tutorials on topics relevant to the SIGCOMM community.

Tutorials must cover advanced topics that fit the scope of SIGCOMM and are of current interest to the SIGCOMM community. Tutorials may be lectures, interactive workshops, hands-on training, or any combination of the above. Successful tutorials educate the community members on emerging methods, concepts, and tools to expand the research capabilities of the community. Exploring diverse ways of interacting with the audience and cross disciplinary topics are welcome.

Where To Submit

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF format, should not exceed three (3) pages in total, and be sent to the Tutorial Chairs.

Submit a Tutorial Proposal

Important dates

  • March 6, 2020

    Submission deadline

  • March 23, 2020

    Notification of acceptance

Proposals must include:

  • A motivation for the tutorial (why this, why now, why at SIGCOMM?)

  • An outline of the tutorial content, including its tentative schedule (over a half-day or full-day)

  • The type of tutorial (e.g., lecture vs. hands-on). It is highly recommended that full-day tutorials should include a hands-on component and not be limited to only lectures. Hands-on components are well-known to be more engaging and pedagogically better in teaching for full-day events.

  • References to previous iterations of the tutorial (if applicable) including their date, venue, topics and number of participants and the motivation for the new proposal.

  • Venue requirements for the tutorial room (please note that our capabilities in fulfilling unusual requests are limited). Projection and A/V support will be provided.

  • Requirements for the attendees (e.g., must bring own laptop or other hardware, familiarity with certain technologies or topics, speed of Internet connection etc.)

  • Any restrictions (e.g., number of participants)

Important notes:

  • It is recommended that there are up to three speakers for a full-day tutorial and up to two speakers for a half-day tutorial.

  • Tutorials will likely be held in parallel with the workshops, i.e., Monday and/or Friday of the SIGCOMM week.

  • Upon acceptance of a tutorial proposal, either the tutorial co-chair or the tutorial speakers can request a cancellation of the tutorial if there is clear evidence indicating low attendance of the tutorial by the early registration deadline.

  • Compensation to tutorial speakers will not be provided.

Contact the Tutorial Chairs