ACM SIGCOMM 2013, August 12-16, 2013, Hong Kong, China
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Call for Papers

The ACM SIGCOMM 2013 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks. We invite submissions on a wide range of networking research, including, but not limited to:

  • Design, implementation, and analysis of network architectures and algorithms
  • Enterprise, datacenter, and storage area networks
  • Software defined networks and network programming
  • Experimental results from operational networks or network applications
  • Economic aspects of the Internet
  • Energy aware communication
  • Insights into network and traffic characteristics
  • Network management and traffic engineering
  • Network security and privacy
  • Network, transport, and application-layer protocols
  • Networking issues for emerging applications
  • Fault-tolerance, reliability, and troubleshooting
  • Operating system and host support for networking
  • Peer-to-peer, overlay, and content distribution networks
  • Resource management, quality of service, and signaling
  • Routing, switching, and addressing
  • Techniques for network measurement and simulation
  • Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc, and sensor networks


SIGCOMM is a highly selective conference where full papers typically report novel results firmly substantiated by experimentation, simulation, or analysis. Submissions can be up to 14 pages in length, in two-column 10pt format. The detailed submission instructions can be found here. Note that accepted camera-ready papers will be 12 pages in length, in two-column format with 9pt font.

Similar to 2012, authors will have the option of submitting a short rebuttal of the reviews of their paper after the first round of reviewing has concluded. The goal of the rebuttal process is to allow authors the opportunity to correct misperceptions, if any, regarding their paper. Note that submitting a rebuttal is entirely optional.

In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2013 will have a series of co-located workshops, tutorials, a poster and demo session, a travel grant program, and conference best paper and SIGCOMM awards.

Download this call as a PDF.

Important Dates

  • January 25, 2013 (20:00 EST)

    Paper title and abstract registration deadline

  • February 1, 2013 (20:00 EST)

    Full paper submission deadline

  • March 15, 2013

    Round 1 reviews available

  • March 27, 2013

    Author response due

  • May 3, 2013

    Paper acceptance notification