ACM SIGCOMM 2021, virtually (online)

Call for Workshop Proposals

SIGCOMM 2021 plans to hold multiple one-day/half-day virtual (online) workshops in conjunction with the conference, to be held between August 24 and August 26, 2021. Workshops will take place on Monday, August 23 and Friday, August 27.

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, including topics in network research, practice, and education. Topics that represent new research areas and directions are particularly welcome. The deadline for receiving proposals is February 5, 2021.

A workshop proposal should contain the following information:

  • Motivation and rationale for the workshop.

  • A Call for Papers (CFP) draft, as complete as possible.

  • The workshop schedule on submission deadline, acceptance notification, and camera ready date. See below for guidelines on SIGCOMM camera ready date. The workshop schedule must permit the camera ready paper to be prepared in advance of this date.

  • Names and affiliations of the organizers, a tentative composition of the committees. 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.

  • 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:

  • All workshops will be expected to be held virtually (online), using a similar format as ACM SIGCOMM 2021.

  • We will require all workshops to have identical start, end and break times, though yet to be determined at this point.

  • Individual Workshop organizers are expected to manage their workshop and coordinate with the local arrangements chair of SIGCOMM 2021 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 2021 web chair (hosted on the common conference web site).

If you have any further 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 by email at and with the subject “SIGCOMM 2021 Workshop Proposal: xxxx” (where xxxx is the acronym of your proposed workshop) by February 5, 2021.

Submit a Workshop Proposal