Call for posters

This year we will be repeating the very popular poster session aimed at showcasing work in progress. This is an opportunity to present and discuss current work in an informal setting during the SIGCOMM 2005 conference. Topics of interest are the same as research topics in the SIGCOMM conference CFP.

Although anyone can submit a poster, preference will be given to posters where the primary contribution is from one or more students. Posters will be reviewed by members of the SIGCOMM Poster Session Committee. At the conference, student posters must be presented by a student. Authors of accepted papers in SIGCOMM 2005 may not submit a poster on the same work in those papers.

Important dates

Electronic submission address:

Submission deadlineMay 1, 2005, 17:00 PDT (Hard deadline)
Notification of decisionsJune 1, 2005
Final version of abstracts and postersJune 25, 2005

Why should you submit a poster?

This is a great chance especially for students to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from a knowledgeable crowd at the conference.

Travel grants for student posters

Students who are submitting posters are highly encouraged to examine if they are eligible for student travel grants.

What is a poster?

We define a poster to be 12 pages 8.5 in. x 11 in. (letter size) to which you can affix visually appealing material that describes your research. Alternatively you can use the space as a continuum. You can arrange the space and orient the poster either horizontally or vertically. You should prepare the best material (visually appealing and succinct) that effectively communicates your research problem, techniques, results, and what is novel and important about your work.

What and where to submit

You need to submit a two-page abstract (font at least 11pt) describing the work. The decision will be taken primarily by reading the abstract. Optional: if available, the poster itself can be included in the email if it is small (<1.5M) else it can be made available at a URL in pdf format. The poster may be consulted at the discretion of the reviewers.

The abstract should identify the key contribution of the work being presented in the poster. In addition, it should describe the particular problem being addressed, what makes this problem interesting or important, and what your approach is to the problem. We recommend that you use the ACM conference style for preparing your abstract. Include the title, authors, institutional affiliations, status (student, faculty, and so on) of each author and an email address of the contact author. In the final version of the abstract, you should also include a URL that will provide additional information about your work to the attendees.

Your abstract should not exceed the page limit; longer submissions will not be considered for review. Your submission will be acknowledged by email within four days after you submit.

Please remember that the abstract should be within the page limit and in PDF format. Word documents will not be accepted.

At the conference, we will distribute the abstracts to all conference attendees in addition to the conference proceedings. Accepted poster authors will have about a month to revise their abstract prior to printing. For the posters, we will provide poster board and glue for mounting the posters.

The SIGCOMM 2005 Poster Committee will select between 15 and 30 of the most interesting and thought-provoking posters.

Posters review committee

Supratik BhattacharyyaSprint Labs
Raouf BoutabaU. Waterloo
Yan ChenNorthwestern U.
Chen-Nee ChuahUC Davis
Jun-Hong CuiU. of Connecticut
Michalis FaloutsosUC Riverside, Chair
Sneha KaseraU. of Utah
Xin LiuUC Davis
Dina PapagiannakiIntel
George RileyGATech
Daniel ZappalaBrigham Young U.

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