Call for Papers

The SIGCOMM 2001 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks. Authors are invited to submit full papers concerned with both theory and practice. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed application networking infrastructure. 
  • Distributed common application services, middleware protocols, and signaling. 
  • Routing, switching, and addressing. 
  • Resource sharing, quality of service, multimedia networks, and OS support. 
  • Multimedia networking. 
  • Networking aspects of the WWW. 
  • Heterogeneous internetworking, large-scale networks. 
  • Network management. 
  • Active network architectures and protocols. 
  • Important experimental results from operational networks and lessons learned from prototype implementations. 
  • Wireless networking and support for nomadic computing. 
  • Analysis and design of computer network architectures and algorithms.
SIGCOMM 2001 is a single-track, highly selective conference at which successful submissions typically report results firmly substantiated by experiment, implementation, simulation, or mathematical analysis. In addition to the technical program (paper presentations), SIGCOMM 2001 will offer tutorials by noted instructors on the two days preceding the actual conference, and feature an outrageous opinion session where fresh and unconventional perspectives will be offered.

Tutorials SIGCOMM 2001 will begin with two days of full-day and half-day tutorials covering single topics in detail, at both the introductory or advanced level. Individuals interested in submitting tutorial proposals are encouraged to contact the Tutorial Chair before the deadline to discuss the proposed content.

Student Paper Award Papers submitted by students may be considered for a student-paper award, which includes full conference registration and a travel grant of approximately $500. To be eligible, the student must be the sole author of the paper, or the first author and primary contributor. A cover letter or email to the Program Chairs must identify the paper as a candidate for this competition.

SIGCOMM Award The keynote speaker at SIGCOMM 2001 will be the 2001 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 Scott Shenker (

Important Dates:
Paper submission:
Tutorial proposals:
Notification of acceptance: 
Camera ready papers: 
January 26, 2001
February 12, 2001
April 23, 2001
June 15, 2001 

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Last Modified: March 28, 2001