SIGCOMM - Data Communication
SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Achievement
Awarded annually since 1989 to an individual for lifetime achievement in and contributions to the field of data communications, and includes a prize of $2,000.
SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Computer Networking and Data Communication
This award recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer networking and data communication. The winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at the ACM SIGCOMM conference. The winner receives a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium and a complimentary registration to the following year’s ACM SIGCOMM Conference. The runners-up each receive a plaque.
SIGCOMM Rising Star Award
This annual award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communications networks. Presented at the CoNEXT conference, the award includes a plaque and travel honorarium.
SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award
This award recognizes a paper published 10 to 12 years in the past in Computer Communication Review or any SIGCOMM sponsored or co-sponsored conference that is deemed to be an outstanding paper whose contents are still a vibrant and useful contribution today.
SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award
Awarded to an institution or individual(s) to recognize the development of a networking system that has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking. The award includes a prize of $2,500 (to be shared among the recipients) and plaque(s) for the recipient(s).
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
The 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility will explore the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. The scheduled keynote speaker is Judy Brewer, the Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative at the World Wide Web Consortium.