ACM SIGCOMM 2022 will be hosted at the Beurs van Berlage conference venue in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the week of August 22, 2022. Please see https://beursvanberlage.com/our-safety-measures/ for the venue’s (COVID) safety measures.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and is steeped in history, with its extensive network of canals (UNESCO World Heritage site) and world-class museums displaying some of the most famous artworks in history, by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Also, in Amsterdam (1) the first European connection to the NSFnet network was established, (2) one of the worldwide largest Internet Exchanges routes much of the Internet traffic, and (3) the world’s first Regional Internet Registry (RIPE NCC) was founded.
The Beurs van Berlage is a former stock exchange designed by the renowned architect Berlage in 1896, but now acts as conference location. The building is located in the characteristic historic center of Amsterdam, opposite of the central train station, amidst impressive cultural highlights and no fewer than 8000 hotel rooms.
According to the Safe Cities Index 2021, Amsterdam is the 6th safest city in the world. Moreover, Amsterdam is very well connected to the world-at-large through the Schiphol airport, where direct trains to Amsterdam (15 min.) run every 15 min. Schiphol is frequently rated among the top-5 airports worldwide, because of its single terminal concept and direct connections to major cities in Asia, Europe, and the USA. Also, the Dutch public transportation system is excellent.