ACM SIGCOMM Conference on Information-Centric Networking
Call for Site Proposals for 2017

The Steering Committee of the ACM SIGCOMM Conference on Information-Centric Networking is inviting interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for hosting the 2017 ACM ICN conference. After ACM ICN 2014 in Paris, ACM ICN 2015 in San Francisco, and ACM 2016 in Kyoto, we are especially encouraging interested researchers from Europe to submit proposals (without excluding proposals from other parts of the world).

Site proposals should address the following three issues:

A: City

The city should be located near a major international airport, within 1-2 hours of regular train service and/or 45 minutes of cab/shuttle service. A major international airport should have at least two airlines with regular international service to the 3 major continents of ICN attendees: Asia, Europe, North America.

The city should have one venue for approximately 200 attendees (our current estimate), including side-venues for potential tutorials and/or workshops. The venue should support a single center screen or two side-by-side screens with unobstructed views. The venues should include, or allow for rental of, equipment for Internet connectivity for 200 attendees in the main conference hall and for multiple parallel demos.

The city should have hotels supporting 200-250 people (attendees and their guests) within easy access (less than 15 minutes time, preferably at most 1 metro/bus/tram) to the venue.

The city should have potential venues for a reception and banquet dinner. A sample list of possible venues with a 1-line description addressing logistics (time to get there, need for transportation) would be useful.

If you have already identified potential venues and confirmed their availability, please mention that in your proposal.

B. Conference General Chair & Organization Committee

Name and affiliation of a widely-recognized member of the networking community with ties to the proposed site city who is willing to serve as General Chair, or up to 2 co-chairs with at least one of them local or with ties to the site.

Optionally, the names and affiliations of a few other candidates which the General Chair can enlist to serve on the organization committee, notably a local person as local arrangements chair, a publicity chair, treasurer, etc.

NOTE: This site proposal need not suggest program committee chairs; that is

handled separately by the ACM ICN Steering Committee.

C. Date conflicts

The conference is typically held between September 15 and October 15. 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 General Chair's participation.

Submission Instructions

Deadline: 2016-07-31

Proposal format: up to two pages in A4 or letter format

Send proposals in PDF to:

Please do not hesitate to contact the Steering Committee (at the above email address) in case of any questions.