SIGCOMM - Special Interest Group on Data Communication


The ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication provides a forum for computing professionals involved in the vital field of data communication. SIGCOMM is also a community resource for those interested in network research, network standards, network history, and the educational aspects of networking. SIGCOMM and IEEE co-sponsor the "ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking" journal.

SIGCOMM benefits for FY 2023:

Member Benefits:

  • Monthly e-mail digest with mini-editorials, announcements, and lists of SIGCOMM-related conferences
  • Discounted registration rate for all SIGCOMM sponsored/co-sponsored conferences and workshops, and "in cooperation with" events
  • Support for special workshops or activities initiated by members, SIGCOMM Communities, or local SIGCOMM Chapters
  • Voting rights in ACM SIGCOMM Elections
  • Preferred access to travel grants for student members

Community Benefits:

  • Online resources for data communications researchers and professionals
  • Sponsorship of SIGCOMM, CoNEXT, IMC, HotNets, Sensys, ANCS, ICN, SOSR, and ANRW conferences
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contributions to Data Communications
  • SIGCOMM "Rising Star" award for a young researcher making outstanding impact early in their career
  • Award for best overall paper at SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Award for best student paper at SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Award for best overall paper at IMC annual conference
  • Award for best overall paper at CoNEXT annual conference
  • Award for best overall paper at SOSR annual conference
  • SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award 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
  • SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation award
  • Test-of-Time award for best paper published at a SIGCOMM-sponsored venue 10-12 years ago
  • Sponsorship of the ACM-W scholarship, enabling a female student to attend the SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Access to all SIGCOMM sponsored/co-sponsored conference proceedings in the Digital Library (from the conference’s website through ACM OpenToC0, as well as selected conference proceedings for other conferences held in-cooperation with SIGCOMM
  • Sponsorship of yearly N2Women Workshop to be co-located with a SIGCOMM-sponsored conference
  • Yearly N2Women dinner held at the SIGCOMM conference
  • Two N2Women service awards for contributions to leadership and mentoring of junior researchers from under-represented communities
  • Student Travel Grants for attending SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences
  • GeoDiversity Travel Grants for junior faculty in under-represented regions to attend the SIGCOMM annual conference
  • Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan travel grant, named in honor of SIGCOMM's long-time volunteer, to support a woman, preferably a student, attending the SIGCOMM conference
  • Support for the CARES committee
  • Grants for childcare and travel companion assistance for attending SIGCOMM
  • Support of education-related activities of the computer networking community at
  • Support of the Networking Channel (
  • Online publication of the Computer Communication review newsletter at
  • Papers from the SIGCOMM annual conference, selected other SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences, and CCR freely available online
  • Administration and moderation of the SIGCOMM Slack workspace
  • Administration of the SIGCOMM YouTube channel 
  • Sponsorship of summer schools for doctoral students
  • Awarding grants for ‘community projects’ that benefit the community
  • Financial support for national-level networking research meetings
  • Specialized one-day workshops for presenting recent research results to industry
  • Financial support for regional workshops to bring in keynote speakers
  • Financial support of the LANCOMM workshop towards increasing participation in SIG activities by students and junior researchers from South America
  • Financial support for the CRA Workshop on Widening Participation (CRA-WP) that seeks to increase diversity in computing
  • Financial support for TPC members from under-represented regions to attend TPC meetings