ACM Sigcomm Site Proposal Information
ACM SIGCOMM is always soliciting site proposals.
Please provide information as per the perliminary outline below. For each conference year, from the set of submitted proposals, a subset of candidate sites will be selected, for which additional information will be gathered and from which the final selection will be made. Each round of decisions is based on a combination of factors, including the criteria listed below.
Site proposals should be less than 1 page ASCII text (66 lines, 80 columns). Send proposals via email to Joe Touch, ACM SIGCOMM Conference Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the header: "SIGCOMM site proposal - YEAR" (with the appropriate year in 4-digit format).
Site proposals should address the following issues:
NOTE: (for items 2-4) there is no need to provide financial details or a list of hotels. Please do NOT contact possible venues regarding availability or cost. The ACM negotiates those issues separately at SIGCOMM's request.
Name and affiliation of a widely-recognized member of the SIGCOMM community based in or very close to the proposed site city who is willing to serve as general chair; this may eventually require a statement of support from the chair's institution, and possibly administrative support.
The proposal may suggest 2 co-chairs, one of which must be local.
The names and affiliations of a few other candidates which the chair can enlist to serve on the committee, notably a local person as local arrangements chair, a publicity chair, treasurer, etc.
NOTE: the site proposal should not suggest program committee chairs; that is handled separately by the SIGCOMM Executive Committee.
The dates of SIGCOMM will be ultimately be selected by the SIGCOMM Executive Committee, based on the proposals received and feedback from surveys conducted at SIGCOMM.
For the proposal, consider the last three full weeks in August/Sept that precede the first Monday in September.
Please indicate which dates have major local conflicts, e.g., major local events, school openings, etc. that would interfere with either the proposed site or the proposed conference chair's participation.