Student Poster Session

List of Accepted Posters

This year, the SIGCOMM 2001 conference will sponsor a one-hour poster session aimed at showcasing the "work-in-progress" of students attending the conference.  The goal of the poster session is to present students' current work and provide an opportunity for informal discussion of the work with the students at the conference venue. Topics of interest are the same as in the SIGCOMM conference CFP.

Poster proposals should be sent by email to Hari Balakrishnan by June 17, 2001This is a final date, no extensions will be granted.

The primary author(s) of the poster must be a student. Posters will be reviewed by some members of the SIGCOMM Technical Program Committee and the authors of accepted posters will be notified by July 6 2001.  At the conference, posters must be presented by a student.  Authors of accepted papers must not submit a poster of the work they present in the conference.

Why should you submit a poster?

This is a great chance for students to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on on-going work from a knowledgeable crowd at the conference.  Furthermore, student authors of accepted posters will be given some preference for the SIGCOMM 2001 student travel grant awards.

What is a poster?

A poster is a 1meter x 1.25 meter rectangular board on which you can affix visually appealing material that describes your research.  How you use this is up to you: you may choose to print out several 8.5"x11" or A4 sheets of paper (e.g., paper copies of overheads) and "tile" the poster board with these pages.  Or, you may choose to print a single large sheet of paper describing the work and attach that to the poster board.  You may bring your own poster boards if you like.  Several document companies like Kinko's produce professional-looking posters from material produced on software like Powerpoint; you may want to use such a facility.

You should prepare the best material (visually appealing and succinct) that effectively communicates your research problem, techniques, and results.

What, when, and where to submit?

If you are a student and are interested in this, then submit the following by June 17 2001 by email to Hari Balakrishnan (
  1. An ASCII text file describing the research to be presented in the poster, in 500 words or less.  Include the title, authors, and institutional affiliations.
  2. A draft of the poster material (either multiple "tiles" or a single sheet of paper), in PDF or PostScript format. 
    Include the title, authors, and institutional affiliations.
Send your submission in one email message with the two parts.  Please do not mail in a poster board!

We will select between 10 and 20 of the most interesting and thought-provoking posters by July 6 2001 and notify all contact authors.  More details will be sent at that time.

Last Modified: May 9, 2001