ACM SIGCOMM 2018, Budapest, Hungary

Call for Workshop Proposals

SIGCOMM 2018 is soliciting proposals for new and recurring workshops. SIGCOMM 2018 will hold multiple one-day workshops in conjunction with the conference, to be held in Budapest, Hungary from August 20 to 24, 2018. Workshops will take place on Monday, August 20 and Friday, August 24.

We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the broad set of research and application areas covered by the SIGCOMM conference. We welcome workshops on topics in network research, practice, and education. The workshop format itself should favor interaction among participants and community building. We welcome returning workshops.

A workshop proposal should contain at least the following information:

  • Motivation and rationale for the workshop.

  • 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.

  • Workshop format, including expected number of presented papers, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, etc.

  • Expected number of participants and the expected number of submissions (if appropriate).

  • 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.

  • A list of people whom you have solicited (or plan to solicit) to participate at the workshop. If the workshop is interdisciplinary, please provide details about your plans to advertise to other communities and how you intend to encourage participation at the workshop.

  • If appropriate, a brief explanation of how the workshop relates to other workshops and conferences on similar topics.

  • If appropriate, the financial support the workshop intends to receive from a third-party.

The workshop organizers should also take into account the following practical considerations:

  • The room capacity is approximately 50-100 attendees.

  • All of the Workshops for SIGCOMM 2018 should have the same deadlines (submission deadline, camera-ready date), to facilitate coordination with other aspects of the conference organization. Deadline extensions should be coordinated with the Workshop Co-chairs and if needed, the Publications Chair.

  • A/V (projector and screen) will be provided in all workshop rooms, which may also be equipped with microphone and speakers.

  • There will be Wi-Fi coverage in all areas of the conference, including the workshop rooms. Any specific networking requirements should be stated in the proposal.

  • We will require all workshops to have identical start, end and break times.

  • Individual Workshop organizers will be expected to be responsible for managing their workshop and coordination with the local arrangements chair of SIGCOMM 2018 for facilities, and with publications chairs for camera ready papers.

  • Individual Workshop organizers will be responsible for setting up the paper submission site and review process for the selected workshops and their individual web page design in coordination with the SIGCOMM 2018 web chair (hosted on the common conference web site).

If you have questions about your workshop proposal, do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs.

Contact the Workshop Chairs

Where To Submit a Workshop Proposals

Please submit your workshop proposal in a single PDF file by sending it to the Workshop Chairs over email at with subject “SIGCOMM 2018 Workshop Proposal: xxxx” (where xxxx is the acronym of your proposed workshop) by the deadline below.

Submit a Workshop Proposal

Important dates

  • March 25, 2018

    Paper submission

  • March 18, 2018

    Abstract registration

  • December 22, 2017

    Announcement of CFPs

  • December 4, 2017

    Announcement of selected workshops

  • November 23, 2017

    Submission of workshop proposals

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.

Preliminary Information for Workshop Planning

All deadline (Workshop Chairs will coordinate across all selected workshops to have common dates) will be common across Workshops.

  • Before March 25, 2018

    Paper submissions deadline

  • Before end of April, 2018

    Paper acceptance notification

  • Before end of May, 2018

    Camera ready due

  • Before mid-June, 2018

    Program available online

  • Before mid-June, 2018

    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 2018 Workshop co-chairs, Xiaoming Fu and K. K. Ramakrishnan at with any questions.