Call for Papers


Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
14 to 18 September 1997
(Tutorials Sunday 14 and Monday 15 September)


SIGCOMM'97 seeks papers about significant contributions to the broad field of computer and data communication networks. Authors are invited to submit full papers concerned with both theory and practice. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

SIGCOMM'97 is a single-track, highly selective conference. Successful submissions typically report results firmly substantiated by experiment, implementation, simulation, or mathematical analysis; however, more qualitative explorations of important architectural issues are also encouraged.

Papers must be less than 20 double-spaced pages long (or 12 pages in camera-ready format), have an abstract of 100-150 words, and be original material presenting ideas and results that have not been previously published nor are currently under review by another conference or journal. Any previous or simultaneous publication of related material should be explicitly noted in the submission.

In addition to the presentation of papers and results, SIGCOMM'97 will offer tutorials by noted instructors on the two days preceding the actual conference.

Important Dates

Paper submissions:31January1997
Tutorial proposals:31January1997
Notification of acceptance:28April1997
Camera ready papers due:30May1997

Due to the high number of anticipated submissions, authors are encouraged to strictly adhere to the submission date. Papers will not be accepted after the paper submission deadline unless an extension has been granted by the Program Co-Chairs.

All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance through double-blind reviewing where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors' names should not appear on the paper or in the postscript file for electronic submissions. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign an ACM copyright release form and present their paper at the conference. The Proceedings of the conference will be published as a special issue of ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review. The program committee may also select a few papers for possible publication in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

Submission Instructions

Papers must be submitted electronically. Instructions for submission will be described on our web page.


SIGCOMM'97 will begin with two days of tutorials, each of which is intended to cover a single topic in detail. Proposals are solicited from individuals willing to give tutorials, which should be a full day in length and cover topics at an introductory or advanced level. Tutorial submissions should be made to the Tutorial Chair noted below and include an extended abstract and outline (2-4 pages), and an indication of length, objectives, and intended audience.

Student Paper Award

Papers submitted by students will enter a student-paper award contest. Among the accepted papers, a maximum of four outstanding papers will be awarded full conference registration and a travel grant of $800 US dollars. To be eligible the student must be the sole author of the paper, or the first author and primary contributor. A cover letter must identify the paper as a candidate for this competition.


The keynote speaker at SIGCOMM '97 will be the 1997 winner of the ACM SIGCOMM Award for lifetime contributions to the field of computer communication. Procedures for nominating candidates for the SIGCOMM Award can be obtained from David C. Wood (

Conference Committee

Program Co-Chairs:
Christian Huitema
Bellcore, MCC 1J236B
445 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960-6438
Scott Shenker
Xerox PARC
3333 Coyotte Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1314
Ph: +1 (201) 829 4266
Fax: +1 (201) 829 2504
Ph: +1 (415) 812 4840
Fax: +1 (415) 812 4471
General Chair:Tutorial Chair:
Christophe Diot
2004 Route des Lucioles
BP 93
06902 - Sophia Antipolis
Walid Dabbous
2004 Route des Lucioles
BP 93
06902 - Sophia Antipolis
Ph: +33 4 93 65 78 25
Fax: +33 4 93 65 77 65
Ph: +33 4 93 65 78 25
Fax: +33 4 93 65 77 65
Publicity Chair:Treasurer:
Ernst Biersack
2229 Route des Cretes
BP 193
06904 - Sophia Antipolis
Jean Bolot
2004 Route des Lucioles
BP 93
06902 - Sophia Antipolis
Ph: +33 4 93 00 26 11
Fax: +33 4 93 00 26 27
Ph: +33 4 93 65 78 25
Fax: +33 4 93 65 77 65

Program Committee

M. Baker, Stanford University, USA
J. Crowcroft, UCL, UK
A. Danthine, Universite de Liege, Belgium
P. Danzig, USC, USA
C. Diot, INRIA, France
P. Druschel, Rice University, USA
D. Estrin, USC, USA
S. Floyd, LBL, USA
P. Francis, NTT, Japan
J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, UCSC, USA
R. Guerin, IBM, USA
M. Handley, ISI, USA
C. Huitema, Bellcore, USA
P. Humblet, Eurecom, France
S. Keshav, Cornell Univ., USA
J. Kurose, University of Massachusetts, USA
S. Lam, University of Texas, USA
W. Leland, Bellcore, USA
S. McCanne, U. C. Berkeley, USA
G. Neufeld, UBC, Canada
D. Oran, Cisco, USA
C. Partridge, BBN, USA
V. Paxson, LBL, USA
S. Pink, SICS, Sweden
D. Schmidt, Washington University, USA
S. Shenker, Xerox PARC, USA
K. Sollins, MIT, USA
J. Turner, Washington University, USA
M. Steenstrup, BBN, USA
G. Varghese, Washington University, USA
H. Zhang, CMU, USA
L. Zhang, UCLA, USA