SIGCOMM Conference

SIGCOMM is our flagship annual conference. This page links to previous SIGCOMM conferences.


SIGCOMM is the flagship annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), a vital special interest group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The annual SIGCOMM conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks. We invite submissions on network architecture, design, implementation, operations, analysis, measurement, and simulation.

There are two categories of paper submissions -- full papers and position papers. Full papers are no more than 14 pages long and typically report novel results firmly substantiated by experimentation, simulation, or analysis. Position papers are no more than 8 pages long and attempt to shape research directions by offering new perspectives, wisdom, and guidance rather than presenting mature work with quantitative results. Posters present ongoing work on one 30" x 40" (75cm x 100cm) page. Student poster submissions will be favored.

Papers are double-blind reviewed (no author identification) by a technical program committee (TPC). Depending on the year and the program chairs, the TPC can have between 20-40 researchers. The paper acceptance ratio also varies year to year, from between 8-16%, on average accepting 30 papers out of 300 submissions.

The meeting is 3 days, single-track. It is accompanied by 2 days of tutorials and related workshops which vary each year. The conference occurs once a year in the late summer, with the location varying internationally, typically including locations in North America and Europe every three years.

Attendance is open, and there are some limited student travel grants available.

Upcoming Conference

ACM SIGCOMM 2012 will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from August 13-17, 2012.

Previous SIGCOMM Conferences

The proceedings of the following past SIGCOMM conferences are available online: