The ACM SIGCOMM 2021 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, 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 and evolution, and interactions with applications.
All types of computer network design, analysis, and experimental approaches such as theory, measurements, and machine learning-based techniques.
We want each SIGCOMM paper to 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.