ACM MemberNet - December 29, 2016
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December 29, 2016
ACM Names 2016 Fellows
ACM has named 53 of its members as ACM Fellows for major contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cryptography, computer architecture, human-computer interaction, high performance computing and programming languages. The achievements of the 2016 ACM Fellows are accelerating the digital revolution, and affect almost every aspect of how we live and work today.
"As nearly 100,000 computing professionals are members of our association, to be selected to join the top one percent is truly an honor," explains ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. "Fellows are chosen by their peers and hail from leading universities, corporations and research labs throughout the world. Their inspiration, insights and dedication bring immeasurable benefits that improve lives and help drive the global economy."
The 2016 Fellows have been cited for numerous contributions in areas including cloud computing, computer security, data science, Internet routing and security, large-scale distributed computing, mobile computing, spoken-language processing and theoretical computer science.
Read the ACM news release.
ACM to Celebrate 50 Years of the Turing Award
During the next several months, ACM will celebrate 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the visionaries who have received it. Our aim is to highlight the significant impact of the contributions of the Turing Laureates on computing and society, to look ahead to the future of technology and innovation, and to help inspire the next generation of computer scientists to invent and dream. Our celebration will culminate with a conference on June 23 to 24, 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco with lively moderated discussions exploring how computing has evolved and where the field is headed. We hope you can join us there, or via the web—we will be streaming the sessions in real time. More information and registration for this event is available on the Turing Award 50 website.
ACM Future of Computing Academy Seeking Candidates
The ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA) is a new initiative created by ACM to support and foster the next generation of computing professionals. The Academy is a platform that enables the next generation of researchers, practitioners, educators and entrepreneurs to develop a coherent and influential voice that addresses challenging issues facing the field and society in general. To launch the inaugural FCA class, ACM is looking for recommendations of outstanding early-career individuals in the field of computing with the potential to further the goals and mission of the Academy. ACM is accepting applications for the FCA through March 15, 2017. Applicants will be asked to supply information on their education, current employment, and professional achievements. They will also be asked to provide a biographical sketch, personal statement, and contact information of three people willing to provide letters of endorsement. Please use this form to apply to be considered as a candidate.
Help Us to Update the ACM Code of Ethics
The ACM Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) is seeking active participation in revising the current ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to reflect the shifts in both technology and society since its adoption in 1992. The current process is intended to be a simple update of The Code, not a wholesale revision.
It is not necessary to draft the language for updates to the Code. Rather, we need the benefit of your expertise in how technology and society have changed since 1992.
Visit the Code 2018 page, where you can link to a first draft of the update provided by the CODE 2018 Task Force and submit comments. Please submit your comments by January 15, 2017.
Eckert-Mauchly Award Nominations Due March 30
The ACM/IEEE-CS Eckert-Mauchly Award honors recipients with a certificate and $5,000 given jointly by the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society for outstanding contributions to the field of computer and digital systems architecture, where the field of computer architecture is considered to encompass the combined hardware-software design and analysis of computing and digital systems. Nominations are due March 30, 2017.
Call for ACM Senior Member Nominations
The Senior Member advanced grade of membership recognizes ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous ACM Professional membership who have demonstrated performance and accomplishment that set them apart from their peers. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is March 3, 2017.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
POPL 2017, January 15 to 21, Paris, France
The ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of programming languages and programming systems. Invited speakers are Stephanie Weirich, Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania; Patrick Cousot, New York University (interviewed by Roberto Giacobazzi, University of Verona); and Aaron Turon, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems.
CSCW 2017, February 25 to March 1, Portland, Oregon
The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing is the premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. Bringing together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, CSCW explores the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities. Workshops cover Citizen Science, Collaborative Editing Systems, Social Theory, Robots, CSCW in China and more.
SIGCSE 2017, March 8 to 11, Seattle, Washington
The SIGCSE Technical Symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. The symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction. Gail Chapman of the University of California, Los Angeles will receive the 2017 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education and will deliver a keynote. Mats Daniels of Uppsala University will receive the 2017 SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community and will deliver a talk at the first-timers' lunch.
SXSW 2017, March 10 to 19, Austin, Texas
South by Southwest, the 10-day event that gathers diverse topics and people to explore what's next in entertainment, culture, and technology, will again feature sessions by ACM presenters. Jeff Heer is is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where he directs the Interactive Data Lab and conducts research on data visualization, human-computer interaction and social computing. His group's research papers have received awards at the premier venues in human-computer interaction and information visualization, including ACM CHI and UIST. Eric Horvitz is Technical Fellow and Managing Director at Microsoft Research and an ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award recipient.
- Jeff Heer: Interactive Data Analysis: Visualization & Beyond
- Eric Horvitz: AI on the Horizon: Challenges, Directions, Futures
L@S 2017, April 20 to 21, Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Fourth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale seeks to promote scientific exchange of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the learning sciences and computer science. Inspired by the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the accompanying huge shift in thinking about education, this conference was created by ACM as a new scholarly venue and key focal point for the review and presentation of the highest quality research on how learning and teaching can change and improve when done at scale. Visit the Call for Papers page for deadlines and submission information.
ACM Co-sponsors Initiative on Data Science Education
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has launched a three-year initiative on data science education. A series of roundtable meetings will bring together data scientists, educators, and other professionals from the private sector, academia, nonprofits, and government to discuss key issues, challenges, and opportunities for strengthening data science education. ACM is a co-sponsor of this initiative, which is organized by the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics in conjunction with the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, and the Board on Science Education.
ACM Europe Policy Committee Chair on Panel Exploring Future of Cloud Applications
ACM Europe Policy Committee (EUACM) Chair Fabrizio Gagliardi participated in a panel on "Multi-cloud, Big Data and Services for Industry 4.0" at the EUBrasilCloudFORUM Open Workshop in Brussels at the European Commission. The panel explored the future of cloud applications, including collaboration in the areas of environmental monitoring, water and energy management, and health and well being.
Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
The Ambassadors for ACM program rewards ACM members like you for encouraging new members to join. Your first-hand experience with ACM's valuable career development and continuous learning programs makes you a perfect envoy to share your ACM experiences with prospective members. The Ambassadors for ACM program offers opportunities for you to earn new prizes, rewards and bonus gifts with each referral.
Submit the ACM Referral Form, and your referrals can join ACM at a special discount rate. Our members are our greatest asset. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. Please consider becoming an Ambassador for ACM.
Featured Member Benefit: Discounts and Special Offers
ACM's Discounts and Special Offers Program (formerly known as the ACM Member Value Plus (MVP) Program) is our way of saying "Thanks!" to our members by providing you with discounts on the goods and services you need, want and use. Save on insurance, software/hardware, careers and conferences, magazines, books and journals, travel, financial products, and general consumer products.
ACM and SocialCoder Team Up for Positive Impact through Computing
You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM's new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
New Skillsoft Books and Videos
New books covering the latest IT skills and technologies are always being added to the ACM Skillsoft Learning Collections. New titles recently added to our library cover machine learning; artificial higher-order neural networks for economics and business; CSS3; predictive text mining; Microsoft SQL Server 2016; cyber safety basics; and much more.
Did you know that ACM members have access to thousands of IT and productivity videos from Skillsoft? Covering a variety of today's hottest topics, these videos offer "on-the-job" support and "just-in-time" solutions for busy practitioners. Recently, Skillsoft added significant video content in the following knowledge areas: A+ Essentials; AngularJS 2.0; COBIT 5; Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions; Eclipse; Essentials of Blockchain: A Brief History of Cryptography; iOS Application Development: Working with Intents UI; IPv6; Java EE 7 Back-end Server Development: CDI Events and Stereotypes; Microsoft SQL Server 2016; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Python for Data Science; React and Flux: Browserify Overview; SAS Programming Essentials; TOGAF 9.1 Advance; Transact-SQL; and Windows Server 2016—Identity.
See the Skillsoft Learning Collections page for more information on books and videos. A more comprehensive list of recently added book and video titles is available here (see sidebar).
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
ACM's Career & Job Center and CSTA Job Board Offer Indispensable Job Search Tools
Be sure to visit ACM's Career & Job Center to update your résumé or create a new one in the Résumé Bank, so that employers can find you. ACM members' résumés include an ACM logo on their entry, highlighting their ACM membership to employers. You can also upgrade to a Preferred Résumé to keep it at the top of the Résumé Bank, highlighted with a star next to it for increased visibility ($25 for 90 days). Log in to ACM's Job Board and post your résumé today.
Computer Science Teachers Association members: Be sure to visit the CSTA Job Board to create and upload your résumé to the Résumé Bank so that employers find you. Log in and post your résumé today!
ACM and CSTA members: Set up job alerts specifying your skills, interests, and location to receive email notifications when a job is posted that matches your criteria. For more information about the ACM Career & Job Center or CSTA Job Board, please email email@example.com.
2016-2017 ACM NDC Study Now Open
The 2016-2017 ACM NDC Survey of Non-doctoral-granting Academic Departments in Computing is now open. NDC is the only survey producing timely data on enrollment, degree production, student body composition, and faculty salaries/demographics that can help benchmark your institution/program(s). See 2015-2016 results here. If your unit has a program in CS, CE, IS, IT, and/or SE but you haven't received an invitation to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Researchers: Apply Now for Next Heidelberg Laureate Forum—Deadline February 14, 2017
ACM encourages young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields.
For one week, the recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (Computer Science), the ACM Prize in Computing (formerly the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences), the Abel Prize (Mathematics), the Fields Medal (Mathematics), and the Nevanlinna Prize (Mathematical Aspects of Information Science) will engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.
The fifth HLF will take place September 24 to 29, 2017. This high-profile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in an informal atmosphere, and is fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration.
Applications must be submitted online at application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org by February 14, 2017. Read more about how to apply in the FAQ. You can also nominate a candidate (on the registration form, you will need to enter ACM's organization number; please email email@example.com to request this number). Successful candidates will be selected by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. Those who are accepted will be notified in April.
ACM SIGAI Announces New Student Essay Contest
The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence announces the Student Essay Contest on the Responsible Use of AI Technologies, open to all ACM SIGAI student members. Students will be asked to write an essay on the most pressing ethical, social or regulatory issues with respect to AI technologies, and how governments, industries or organizations (including ACM SIGAI) can address them. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017.
Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs), sponsored by Microsoft, offer a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The most recent SRC winners presented at FSE 2016.
The next conferences accepting submissions are:
- SIGMIS CPR, June 21-23, 2017, deadline January 1, 2017
- CHI 2017, May 6-11, 2017, deadline January 13, 2017
- Programming 2017, April 3-6, 2017, deadline January 16, 2017
- MobileSoft 2017, May 22-23, 2017, deadline January 20, 2017
ACM Scholarships for Women Computing Students to Attend Research Conferences
The ACM Women's Council (ACM-W) provides support for women undergraduate or graduate students in computer science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. This exposure to the computer science research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends. Students can apply an unlimited number of times; however, once a student receives an award, she is no longer eligible for future ACM-W scholarships.
The ACM-W scholarships are divided between scholarships of up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel, and scholarships of up to $1200 for intercontinental conference travel. Scholarship applications are evaluated in six groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences.
ACM-W encourages the student's home department to match the scholarship award and recognize the student's achievement locally within their department. In addition, if the award is for attendance at one of several ACM Special Interest Group conferences (SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGARCH, SIGCOMM, SIGCHI, SIGCSE, SIGDA, SIGECOM, SIGEVO, SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC, SIGIR, SIGITE, SIGMM, SIGMOBILE, SIGOPS, SIGPLAN, and SIGSOFT), the SIG will provide complimentary conference registration and a mentor during the conference. The number of free registrations available varies from SIG to SIG. The 2015-2016 scholarships are made possible by generous support from Google, Microsoft Research, and Oracle.
For application form, notification dates and more information, please visit the scholarships page.
Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
ACM offers a special ACM Professional Membership for $49 USD (regularly $99) to help graduating students make the transition to professional careers, and take advantage of continuous learning opportunities, including free online books and courses and access to ACM's Career & Job Center. This one-year-only transition rate includes all the benefits of Professional Membership plus the option of purchasing a Digital Library subscription for $50. Recent graduates can access this special transition offer through ACM's convenient online renewal form, or by following the instructions on the paper renewal form. For more information, visit the Reasons to Transition to Professional Membership page.
Distinguished Speakers Program
About the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program
Book the speaker for your next event through the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) and deliver compelling and insightful content to your audience. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event. Our program features renowned thought leaders in academia, industry and government speaking about the most important topics in the computing and IT world today. Our booking process is simple and convenient.
Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Oge Marques
This month's featured speaker is Oge Marques. Oge is Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University. He has more than 25 years of international teaching and research experience in the fields of image processing and computer vision. His research interests are in the area of intelligent processing of visual information, which combines the fields of image processing, computer vision, image retrieval, machine learning, serious games, and human visual perception. He is particularly interested in the combination of human computation and machine learning techniques to solve computer vision problems, and is the co-author of two patents, more than 50 refereed journal and conference papers, and several books on these topics. He was one of the co-chairs for the Doctoral Symposium of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2014 (ACMMM); the organizer and co-chair of a special track on Image and Video Databases for the ACM SAC 2003; and reviewer and Program Committee member for several ACM conferences and workshops. He is a senior member of both ACM and IEEE.
For more information on Oge, please visit his DSP speaker information page.
Oge Marques's Digital Library author page.
ACM, IEEE Computer Society Share Distinguished Speakers Programs
IEEE-CS and ACM are sharing their invited speaker programs, to further the dissemination of technical knowledge of computing fields that greatly benefit both memberships. IEEE-CS chapter volunteers can host a speaker from ACM's Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP), with access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry, by following the instructions on the DSP site. Make sure you identify yourself as an IEEE Computer Society Chapter.
IEEE-CS provides a popular offering of first-quality speakers serving its professional and student chapters. The Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) owes its success to the many volunteers and staff members of the Computer Society who generously contribute their time and talent. Organizers of an ACM chapter, conference, or event can host a speaker from IEEE-CS's DVP by following the instructions on the DVP site. Make sure you identify yourself as an ACM chapter or event.
ACM Thanks Chapters for Participating in Hour of Code
During Computer Science Education Week, December 5 to 11, 40 ACM student chapters participated in the Hour of Code, a global movement designed to generate excitement in young people about programming and technology. Games, tutorials, and other events were organized during Computer Science Education Week around the world, inspiring the next generation of computer scientists. ACM would like to thank the following chapters who participated this year:
- Ain Shams University ACM Student Chapter
- Anna University School of CS& Eng ACM Student Chapter
- Bethel University ACM Student Chapter
- Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering ACM Student Chapter
- Bilkent University ACM Student Chapter
- Bilkent University ACM-W Student Chapter
- Boise State University ACM-W Student Chapter
- Chitkara ACM Student Chapter
- Clovis ACM Student Chapter
- County College of Morris ACM Student Chapter
- DHA Suffa University ACM Student Chapter
- EBONYI State University ACM Student Chapter
- Holy Family University ACM Student Chapter
- IBA ACM Student Chapter
- IIT (ISM) Dhanbad ACM Student Chapter
- Koc University ACM Student Chapter
- Letterkenny Institute ACM-W Student Chapter
- LYIT ACM Student Chapter
- Manipal University Jaipur ACM Student Chapter
- McMaster University ACM Student Chapter
- MIET ACM Student Chapter
- Montana State University ACM-W Student Chapter
- Norfolk State University
- NUST ACM Student Chapter
- Oregon State University ACM-W Student Chapter
- Pomona College ACM-W Student Chapter
- PUCIT ACM Student Chapter
- Puerto Rico Rio Piedras ACM Student Chapter
- Sheridan CSS ACM Student Chapter
- Snow College ACM-W Student Chapter
- Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology ACM Student Chapter
- Sukkur IBA ACM Student Chapter
- Touro College
- UCSP ACM Student Chapter
- UMass Lowell ACM Student Chapter
- University of Louisiana/Monroe
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln ACM-W Student Chapter
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Toronto iSchool ACM Student Chapter
- UPES ACM Student Chapter
- UPES ACM-W Student Chapter
- William Penn University ACM Student Chapter
Welcome New ACM Chapters
Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. The regional ACM Professional, Student, ACM-W, and Special Interest Group (SIG) chapters around the globe involve members locally in competitions, seminars, lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. ACM welcomes these new chapters that were chartered November 15 to December 14, 2016:
ACM Student Chapters:
- Duzce University ACM Student Chapter, Duzce, Turkey
- Evangel University ACM Student Chapter, Springfield, Missouri
- Forman Christian College ACM Student Chapter, Lahore, Pakistan
- IIIT ACM Student Chapter, International Institute of Information Technology, Pune, India
- Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Hopelchén ACM Student Chapter, Campeche, Mexico
- International Burch University ACM-W Student Chapter, Sarajevo, Bosnia
- Lewis University ACM-W Student Chapter, Romeoville, Illinois
- Lincoln University ACM Student Chapter, Jefferson City, Missouri
- Louisiana State University ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter, Baton Rouge
- PCCE ACM Student Chapter, Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Goa, India
- Sree Buddha College of Engineering Pathanamthitta ACM-W Student Chapter, Pathanamthitta, India
- TKMCE ACM Student Chapter, Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering, Kollam, India
- University of Hertfordshire ACM Student Chapter, Hertfordshire, UK
- University of Rome Tor Vergata ACM Student Chapter, Rome, Italy
- Vanderbilt University ACM-W Student Chapter, Nashville, Tennessee
- Worcester State University ACM Student Chapter, Worcester, Massachusetts
ACM Professional Chapters:
- Bahawalpur ACM Chapter, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
- Colombo ACM Chapter, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- CSAC ACM Chapter (SIGSAC), Xi'an, China
- Kuala Lumpur ACM Chapter, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Majmaah ACM-W Chapter, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
- South Portland ACM Chapter, South Portland, Maine
Womenpower Symposium Draws More than 200 International Participants
More than 200 participants from Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Poland, and the US attended the Womenpower Symposium held at the Cyprus University of Technology on November 16. Womenpower aimed to support and empower women in their professional development in technology-related areas.
With an eye toward encouraging children, teenagers, and adults to choose the exciting opportunities offered in the area of technology and defy stereotypes about the role of women in the digital technology industry, the symposium included three keynote talks, practical workshops, short presentations and poster presentations, and networking. The event provided an opportunity for male and female students, young entrepreneurs, and professionals to attend practical workshops on developing entrepreneurial skills, creating their CV, and preparing for job interviews. The closing event, "International Perspectives in the User Experience," featured keynote speakers from industry and academia, including Sofia Chebanova, Lead User Experience Researcher of Wargaming.net, Darelle van Greunen, professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa, and Andri Ioannou, assistant professor at the Cyprus University of Technology.
Read more in the December issue of ACM-W Connections.
ACM-W Celebrations are local events that showcase female role models, encourage mentoring and networking, supply accurate information about computing careers, and create opportunities for women to present their research, often for the first time in their careers. Many of these events include poster competitions for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research and project work. You can find information on starting new Celebrations and conference planning resources on the ACM-W Celebrations site. Please contact Wendy Powley for any additional assistance.
ACM Invites Non-US Educators to CRA-W Grad Cohort Program
The Grad Cohort program, run by the Computing Research Association Committee on Women (CRA-W), is focused on graduate students with the aim of increasing the number of senior women in computing-related studies and research. As part of the ACM-CRA partnership, ACM wants to extend this program to educators outside of North America. If you want go get involved in mentoring and other activities, please visit the website and complete the form by January 20, 2017.
Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
Did you know that ACM-W offers a general email distribution list for its members? This ACMW-public list is a communication channel for disseminating general information about ACM-W, bulletins and upcoming events. To join the list: http://signup.acm.org/listserv_index.cfm?ln=ACM-W-PUBLIC.
Also read the ACM-W Connections newsletter for updates on ACM-W programs: local celebrations, scholarships and awards, chapters, and more.
ACM Transactions on Social Computing Accepting Submissions
The new ACM journal ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC) is accepting submissions on work that covers the full spectrum of social computing including theoretical, empirical, systems, and design research contributions.
Computer Systems Organization and Human-Centered Computing Category Editors Needed for ACM Computing Reviews
Computing Reviews, the post-publication review and comment journal of ACM, is seeking volunteer editors interested in serving as category editors for two areas: Computer Systems Organization and Human-Centered Computing.
acmqueue Presents: "BBR: Congestion-Based Congestion Control"
Neal Cardwell et al. explain how today's Internet is not moving data as well as it should, and that current loss-based congestion control is the primary reason. When bottleneck buffers are large, loss-based congestion control keeps them full, causing bufferbloat. When bottleneck buffers are small, loss-based congestion control misinterprets loss as a signal of congestion, leading to low throughput. Fixing these problems requires an alternative to loss-based congestion control. Finding this alternative requires an understanding of where and how network congestion originates.
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