The ACM SIGCOMM 2020 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of communication networks and networked systems. SIGCOMM\’20 takes a broad view of networking research, which includes (but not limited to) the following topics:
All types of networks such as mobile, wide-area, data-center, home, enterprise networks, internet-of-things, and social networks.
All types of technologies such as wired, wireless, visual, and acoustic.
All aspects of networks and networked systems such as architecture, packet-processing hardware and software, virtualization, mobility, sensors, resource management, performance, energy consumption, topology, robustness, security, diagnosis, verification, privacy, economics and evolution, and interactions with applications.
All types of design and experimental approaches such as theory, measurements, and machine learning-based techniques.
We want each SIGCOMM\’20 paper to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in networking, for instance, by proposing and developing novel ideas or rigorously (re-)evaluating existing ideas. The review process will take the nature of the contribution into account. We encourage authors to discuss not only the benefits but also the limitations of their work.
SIGCOMM\’20 will have a separate operational systems track. Papers in this track describe the design, implementation, analysis, and experience with large-scale, operational systems and networks. While they may not necessarily describe new ideas, they are welcome if they disprove or strengthen existing assumptions, deepen the understanding of existing problems, and validate known techniques at scales or environments in which they were never applied before. The goal of these papers is to provide new insights and learnings to the networking research community that can only be obtained from real world implementation and deployments. Authors should indicate in the submission form and paper title that they are submitting to this track. (The final version of the program will not keep this distinction.) Submissions to the operational systems track should also be double-blind. However, given the nature of these papers, it is OK to reveal company or system name (but NOT author names).
In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2020 will have a series of co-located workshops, tutorials, poster and demo sessions, a travel grant program, and conference best paper and SIGCOMM awards.