Become a Member of SIGCOMM

The members of SIGCOMM are active in the development of new computer communication technologies and techniques. Participation in this community will provide you with access to current thinking and research and an opportunity to contribute to an ongoing discussion about the role of computers in communications and the role of communications in computing.

As of July 2010, SIGCOMM has 1894 members with a significant international constituency. About 7% of the members are students. You can find ACM membership statistics here.

The following Member Benefits are provided to SIGCOMM members:

  • Print copy of "Computer Communication Review" (CCR), five times a year, including print proceedings of the annual SIGCOMM conference (
  • Monthly e-mail list digest with announcements and lists of SIGCOMM-related conferences
  • Discounted subscription rate for "ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking" (
  • Discounted registration rate for all SIGCOMM sponsored/co-sponsored conferences and workshops, and "in cooperation with" events
  • Access to all SIGCOMM sponsored/co-sponsored conference proceedings in the Digital Library, as well as selected conference proceedings for other conferences held in-cooperation with SIGCOMM

SIGCOMM also provides these benefits to the community:

  • Sponsorship of SIGCOMM, IMC, HotNets, Sensys, ANCS, and CoNEXT conferences
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contributions to Data Communications
  • SIGCOMM "Rising Star" award for a young researcher making outstanding impact early in their career
  • Award for best overall paper at SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Award for best student paper at SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Test-of-Time award for best paper published at a SIGCOMM-sponsored venue 10-12 years ago
  • Sponsorship of the ACM-W scholarship, enabling a female student to attend the SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Student Travel Grants for attending SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences
  • GeoDiversity Travel Grants for junior faculty in under-represented regions to attend the SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Coordination of the SIGCOMM community discussion mailing list at
  • Papers from the SIGCOMM annual conference, selected other SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences, and CCR freely available online

If you would like to become a member of SIGCOMM, electronic enrollment is available. To become a member of the ACM, electronic enrollment is available. Paper forms for professionals are available through this link (pdf) and for students through this link (pdf).