Due to the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) today increased the assessment of the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 to very high at the global level, and additional cases reported in key regions including Santa Clara County (California), the SOSR organizers have decided to cancel the 2020 ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) next week. All events are cancelled at this time. We will also be creating a plan to convert all the amazing content to further the innovations among the SOSR community. More details to come, but we will try to create this event to take place as soon as possible. Over the next few days, we will be determining the exact impact and communicating to you our decisions on the terms of the cancellation for all attendees.

We are closely monitoring the COVID19 or 2019-nCoV situation (Coronavirus) and its potential impact, following updates on the situation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Reliable sources of updates on the Coronavirus can be found here as you determine the best ways to keep yourself, your families, and your colleagues safe during this time:

Please feel free to contact us or any other member of the steering or organization committees with your comments or concerns.

The ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshops. New to this year, SOSR will be co-­located with the Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit on March 3, 2020 in San Jose, CA to foster interaction between academic and industrial attendees.

We are also pleased to announce that we will again be giving out the SOSR Software Systems Award at this year's SOSR, which recognizes software that has significantly impacted SDN.

On freedom of movement

We organizers of ACM SOSR are committed to ensuring a free exchange of ideas and international cooperation. We fully support ACM SIGCOMM's "Statement on Freedom of Movement," as well as ACM's statement of "Concern about United States Executive Order Suspending Visas"; we will do all we can to help participants to attend and interact with others at SOSR. [applying for a visa]


Important Dates

Paper registration (with abstract): November 8, 2019 (AoE)
Paper submission: November 15, 2019 (AoE)
Notification: January 14, 2020
Camera-ready due: February 4, 2020
Conference: March 3, 2020 in San Jose, CA
Demo & Poster
Submission Deadline: January 24, 2020 (23:59 PST)
Acceptance Notification: February 3, 2020
Camera-ready Deadline: February 17, 2020

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