ACM SIGCOMM 2013, August 12-16, 2013, Hong Kong, China
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Call For Proposals: ACM SIGCOMM 2013 Workshops

SIGCOMM 2013 is soliciting proposals for new and recurring workshops. SIGCOMM 2013 will hold multiple one-day workshops in conjunction with the conference, to be held in Hong Kong from August 12 to 16, 2013. Workshops will take place on Monday, August 12 and Friday, August 16.

We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the broad set of research and application areas covered the by SIGCOMM conference and SIG.

Download this call as a PDF.

Due to the disruption to US East Coast from Hurricane Sandy, the deadline for submitting workshop proposal has been extended to November 15th, 2012.

SIGCOMM 2013 workshops can take any of the following forms:

  • Workshops that publish early results in emerging areas
  • Teaching workshops that provide hands-on experience in area of general interest to the SIGCOMM community, e.g., cloud programming, mobile apps, PHY Layer programming, etc.
  • New and established workshops. Unlike previous years, we welcome returning workshops even if they have appeared at SIGCOMM for the last two years.

A workshop proposal should contain at least the following information:

  • Motivation and rationale for the workshop.
  • For teaching workshops, a draft of the syllabus; otherwise a draft Call For Papers (CFP), as complete as possible.
  • The workshop deadlines, both internal and external. See below for guidelines on important external guidelines.
  • Names and affiliations of main organizers. If the workshop is not a teaching workshop, include a tentative composition of the committees (as complete as possible). Please indicate whether prospective TPC members have been contacted, and whether they have accepted the invitation. We strongly discourage speculative TPC listings.
  • Workshop format, i.e., expected number of presented papers, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, etc.
  • Expected number of participants. Further, if the workshop is not a teaching workshop, please include the expected number of submissions.
  • Prior history of this workshop, if any, including number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and attendee count. If the workshop was co-located with another conference please include details and a brief description why SIGCOMM is a more appropriate venue.

Note that workshop format itself should favor interaction among participants as well as community building.

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Important workshop dates

  • November 15th, 2012

    Workshop proposals due

  • December 3rd, 2012

    Workshop - notification of acceptance

  • December 22nd, 2012

    Workshop Call for Papers due

Note that there are only three weeks between the notification and the final CFP. Thus, we reiterate that you contact your workshop’s potential PC members before submitting the proposal.

Additional important workshops dates

  • Before March 25th, 2013

    Paper submissions deadline

  • Before end of April, 2013

    Paper accept notifications

  • Before end of May, 2013

    Camera ready due

  • Before mid-June, 2013

    Program available online

  • Before mid-June, 2013

    List of organization details

In order for the workshops to be synchronized with preparations for the main conference and with travel grants, the dates above must be followed strictly by all workshops. Please contact the SIGCOMM 2013 Workshop co-chairs (Aditya Akella and Ratul Mahajan) with any questions.