ACM SIGCOMM 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Call for Papers

The ACM SIGCOMM 2022 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of communication networks and networked systems. SIGCOMM takes a broad view of networking research, which includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • All types of computer networks such as mobile, wide-area, data-center, embedded, home, and enterprise networks.
  • All types of wired and wireless technologies, including optics, radio, and acoustic and visible light-based communication.
  • All aspects of networks and networked systems such as architecture, packet-processing hardware and software, virtualization, mobility, resource management, performance, energy consumption, topology, robustness, security, diagnosis, verification, privacy, economics, evolution, and interactions with applications.
  • All types of computer network design, analysis, and experimental approaches such as theory, measurements, and machine learning-based techniques.

SIGCOMM 2022 will accept submissions in two tracks. In the regular research track, papers should significantly advance the state-of-the-art in networking by, for instance, proposing and developing novel ideas or rigorously (re-)evaluating existing ideas. The review process will take the nature of the contribution into account. We strongly encourage authors to discuss not only the benefits but also the limitations of their work.

In the experience track, submissions should describe the design, analysis, and evaluation of techniques in commercial or otherwise widely-used deployment. Experience track submissions need not describe new ideas, but are strongly encouraged to elucidate key insights and takeaways gathered from design, deployment, or operational experience. The PC will evaluate these submissions with the understanding that the primary contributions may be in extending the SIGCOMM community’s knowledge of how known techniques fare when adapted to real-world settings, and particularly in settings that most in the community cannot duplicate, for reasons of scale or otherwise. All submissions must be double-blind (not revealing author names), but due to the nature of experience track submissions, they may reveal the company or system name.

At paper registration time, authors must explicitly indicate both in their paper title and submission form if their paper is preferred to be considered for the experience or regular research track. Each submission will only be considered for the one track identified at submission time. The final conference program will not preserve the distinction between the two tracks.

At paper registration time, authors must explicitly indicate both in their paper title and submission form if their paper is preferred to be considered for the experience or regular research track. Each submission will only be considered for the one track identified at submission time. The final conference program will not preserve the distinction between the two tracks.

In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2022 will have a series of co-located workshops, tutorials, poster and demo sessions, and conference best paper and SIGCOMM awards.

Submissions

Papers submitted to SIGCOMM typically report novel results firmly substantiated by experimentation, deployment, simulation, or analysis. The program committee will judge submissions based upon novelty, significance, correctness, clarity of presentation, and relevance to the SIGCOMM community.

Submissions should be in two-column, 10-point format, and can be up to 12 pages in length with as many additional pages as necessary for references and optional appendices.

Submissions and final papers may include appendices (following references, not counting against the 12 pages). Reviewers are not required to read appendices or consider them in their review. Authors should thus ensure that the core paper is complete and self-contained. For example, if the appendix provides details of a proof or experiment, the body should summarize the key result. Appendices may also include non-traditional material, such as videos, datasets, and code, all appropriately anonymized.

The review process will involve two rounds. Papers that are not selected to proceed after the first round will receive early notification, including reviews.

All accepted papers will be shepherded by a member of the program committee to ensure the committee’s feedback is appropriately addressed. The shepherd will also review appendices and must approve their necessity.

For accepted papers, the official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Detailed submission instructions can be found here.

Submission site: https://sigcomm2022.hotcrp.com

Artifact Evaluation for Accepted Papers

The authors of accepted SIGCOMM 2022 papers will be invited to submit supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process. Artifact Evaluation is run by a separate committee that will assess how well the submitted artifacts support the work described in the accepted papers. Participation in Artifact Evaluation is voluntary and has no influence on the paper’s acceptance, but is strongly encouraged. Papers that go through the Artifact Evaluation process successfully will receive badges printed on the papers themselves. Additional details on the Artifact Evaluation process can be found here.

Public Summaries for Accepted Papers

The SIGCOMM 2022 program will feature public summaries accompanying each accepted paper. In most cases, the summary will be written by the paper’s shepherd and will provide an overview of the problem addressed in the paper and its solution, and highlight interesting future questions that arise. The summary may additionally explain aspects of the paper the reviewers particularly liked. Summaries will be published along with the papers in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday January 26, 2022 23:59 UTC

    Abstract registration deadline

  • Wednesday February 2, 2022 23:59 UTC

    Paper submission deadline

  • Thursday, April 14, 2022

    Early notification

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022

    Paper acceptance notification

  • August 22 - 26, 2022

    Conference

Ethical Concerns

All papers must include, in the main body of the paper, a statement about ethical issues; papers that do not include such a statement may be rejected. This could be, if appropriate for the paper, simply the sentence “This work does not raise any ethical issues.” If the work involves human subjects or potentially sensitive data (e.g., user traffic or social network information, evaluation of censorship, etc.), the paper should clearly discuss these issues, perhaps in a separate subsection.

Papers must follow basic precepts of ethical research and subscribe to community norms. These include respect for privacy, secure storage of sensitive data, voluntary and informed consent if human subjects are involved or other people are placed at risk, avoiding deceptive practices when not essential, beneficence (maximizing the benefits to an individual or to society while minimizing potential harm to an individual), and risk mitigation. Authors may want to consult the Menlo Report and the ACM ethics policy for further information on ethical principles, and they may find the Allman/Paxson paper in IMC 2007 helpful for a perspective on ethical data sharing.

Many organizations have an ethics review process (sometimes called an Institutional Review Board, IRB). In some cases, research work may clearly have no human subjects, and formal institutional review may not be required. (However, a sentence in the paper stating this evaluation is still required.) In many cases, IRB involvement is appropriate. IRB approval of research is an important factor and should be mentioned, but the program committee will independently evaluate the ethical soundness of the work just as they evaluate its technical soundness.

The PC takes a broad view of what constitutes an ethical concern, and the PC chairs may reach out to authors during the review process if questions arise.

Contact the PC chairs