Secure Registration Information

Important Information: US VISA ASSISTANCE.

Visa applications are now subjected to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past, so that the average time for obtaining a visa has increased. In particular, many applicants are notified of the need for additional screening when submitting their visa application, and are routinely required to appear in person for an interview with immigration authorities at their local US consulate or embassy. As a result, in order to ensure the timely issuance of their visa, individuals planning to attend SIGCOMM 2005 and who will need a visa to enter the US are encouraged to begin this process as soon as possible. In case you need additional information or assistance in obtaining a visa in order to attend SIGCOMM 2005, please contact Elizabeth Grove at

Registration Dates

The official registration will start on June 15, 2005. The SIGCOMM early registration rates apply if you register by August 1st, 23:59 EDT. If you can register even earlier, that will definitely help our planning. Note: Hotel reservation deadlines for rooms is August 1st as well. Please see the hotel information page for more information and to make your hotel reservations.

Online pre-registration ends August 15. After this date, you should plan to register on-site in Philadelphia. Please note that on-site registrations are subject to space availability. Payment must be received in the form of a check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express only) at the time of on-site registration to confirm registration.

Registration Fees

The conference, workshop and tutorial fees are as follows. Please note that all prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD). Please use a currency converter for current rates in other currencies.

On or August 1st, 2005
SIGCOMM conference 2005 $525$350$650
Fee per workshop $150$150$180
Fee per half-day tutorial $200$200$235

After August 1st, 2005 & On-site
SIGCOMM conference 2005 $600$425$725
Fee per workshop $200$200$235
Fee per half-day tutorial $235$235$270

Registration Includes

SIGCOMM 2005 conference registration includes:

  • Continental breakfast, lunch and breaks (Tuesday, August 23-Thursday, August 25)
  • Reception followed by the ACM Turing award lecture (Monday, August 22)
  • Student dinner (Monday, August 22, following the lecture; only for current students)
  • Banquet (Wednesday, August 24)
  • Conference proceedings
  • Workshop proceedings

Workshop/tutorial registrations include:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch on that day
  • Breaks
  • Reception followed by the ACM Turing award lecture (Monday, August 22)
  • Tutorial Notebooks or Workshop Proceedings

On-Line Registration

Our on-line system can be used for your registration.

This on-line registration system is based on the use of credit cards. Although the Internet system we use for credit card information transmission is secure, some users prefer to fax their credit card information to us separately. You will be offered a choice of this payment option at the end of the interactive questionnaire.

In order to access the secure server for registration, your browser must include 128-bit encryption. Specifically, If you are using Internet Explorer Version 5.0 or earlier, you must upgrade your browser with the IE High Encryption Pack. To find out what version you are using, pull down the HELP menu, and then select the last item: ABOUT INTERNET EXPLORER.

Confirmation Letters

When you send us your registration, we process your credit card or other payment. If the credit card charge is successful, we then immediately send you an e-mail confirmation, followed by a a physical confirmation letter within a week to ten days. If the credit card transaction is unsuccessful, we will promptly notify you by phone, fax or e-mail.

Confirmation letters will be sent to those attendees who pre-register by the August 15, 2005 deadline confirming receipt of registration and payment. If you do not receive an email confirmation and a physical letter by August 20, 2005, this indicates that we did not receive your registration and payment by the pre-registration deadline, and you are not registered for the meeting. Please contact the Registration Manager by e-mail with the particulars at or by fax to +1-303-530-2691 if your payment has been processed but you have not received your confirmation by this date.

Refund Requests

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and must be received at the Registration Office on or before August 15, 2005. A cancellation fee, as described below, will be deducted to cover processing costs. Cancellation requests received after this date cannot be honored.

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing and faxed to +1-303-530-2691 or mailed directly to:

c/o Executive Events
6610 Gunpark Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301

Fax: +1-303-530-2691
Phone: +1-888-526-1242

Registration cancellations or requests for refund received in writing by August 15, 2005 will be entitled to a refund up to the total amount paid minus a $75 administrative charge.

For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint or refund, you may contact the conference registration chair, Andreas Terzis.

Registration Transfers

If you cannot attend, your paid registration may be transferred by giving a colleague a letter authorizing the transfer. The letter must be signed by the party who made the original payment. The letter may be submitted by August 15, 2005 or presented on site at registration.


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the conference registration chair, Andreas Terzis.

Most recent modification: June 5, 2005

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