The SIGCOMM 2000 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks. Authors are invited to submit full papers concerned with both theory and practice. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed application networking infrastructure.
  • Distributed common application services, middleware protocols, and signaling.
  • Routing, switching, and addressing.
  • Resource sharing, quality of service, multimedia networks, and OS support.
  • Multimedia networking.
  • Networking aspects of the WWW.
  • Heterogeneous internetworking, large-scale networks.
  • Network management.
  • Active network architectures and protocols.
  • Important experimental results from operational networks and lessons learned from prototype implementations.
  • Wireless networking and support for nomadic computing.
  • Analysis and design of computer network architectures and algorithms.
SIGCOMM 2000 is a single-track, highly selective conference at which successful submissions typically report results firmly substantiated by experiment, implementation, simulation, or mathematical analysis. In addition to the technical program (paper presentations), SIGCOMM 2000 will offer tutorials by noted instructors on the two days preceding the actual conference, and a session during the conference at which speakers may present speculative results and outrageous opinions.

Tutorials SIGCOMM 2000 will begin with two days of full-day and half-day tutorials covering single topics in detail, at both the introductory or advanced level. Individuals interested in submitting tutorial proposals are encouraged to contact the Tutorial Chair before the deadline to discuss the proposed content.

Student Paper Award Papers submitted by students may be considered for a student-paper award, which includes full conference registration and a travel grant. To be eligible, the student must be the sole author of the paper, or the first author and primary contributor. A cover letter or email to the Program Chairs must identify the paper as a candidate for this competition.

SIGCOMM Award The keynote speaker at SIGCOMM 2000 will be the 2000 winner of the ACM SIGCOMM Award for lifetime contributions to the field of computer communication. Procedures for nominating candidates for the SIGCOMM Award can be obtained from Craig Partridge (

Important Dates:
Paper submission:
Tutorial proposals:
Notification of acceptance:   
Camera ready papers:
January 28, 2000
February 28, 2000
April 21, 2000
June 2, 2000

For More Information Contact:
General Conference Chairs:
Per Gunningberg, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Stephen Pink, University of Arizona, USA.
Program Committee Chairs:
Christophe Diot, Sprint ATL, Burlingame, CA, USA.
Jim Kurose, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.
Tutorial Chair:
Stephen Pink, University of Arizona, USA.

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