August 30 - September 3, 2004
Portland, Oregon USA

      Registration/abstract of paper:   30 January 2004 (required and firm)
      Submission of full paper:		6 February 2004 (firm)
      Paper notification		30 April 2004
      Camera ready papers		21 June 2004
      Workshop proposals		1 December 1003
      Tutorial proposals		1 February 2004

The SIGCOMM 2004 conference seeks papers describing significant
research contributions to the field of computer and data communication
networks. We invite submissions on network architecture, design,
implementation, operations, analysis, measurement, and
simulation. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

	-Network, transport, and application-layer protocols
	-Networking issues for Web, multimedia, and gaming applications
	-Routing, switching, and addressing
	-Resource management, quality of service, and signaling
	-Operating system support for networking
	-Wireless, mobile, ad hoc, and sensor networks
	-Network management and traffic engineering
	-Experimental and measurement results from operational networks
	-Network fault-tolerance and reliability, debugging, troubleshooting
	-Peer-to-peer, overlay, and content distribution networks
	-Analysis and design of network architectures and algorithms
	-Tools and techniques for network measurement and simulation
	-Network security, vulnerability, and defenses
	-Fundamental insights into network and traffic characteristics

We welcome two categories of paper submissions -- full papers and
position papers. As in previous years, SIGCOMM 2004 will have a poster
session and student travel grant program. Details will be posted on
the conference web site as they become available,

The Data Communications Festival will continue in 2004 with a distinct
set of tutorials and workshops to be held Monday August 30th and
Friday September 3rd.  For more information on the workshop proposals,
please see the conference web page.

Full Papers are no more than 14 pages long and typically report novel
results firmly substantiated by experimentation, simulation, or
analysis. Guidelines on paper submission and formatting will be
provided on the website.

Position papers are no more than 8 pages long and attempt to shape
research directions by offering new perspectives, wisdom, and
guidance, rather than by presenting mature work with quantitative
results. More detailed information for authors of position papers will
be available on the web site as the submission deadline draws closer.

Posters are one 30" x 40" (75cm x 100cm) page long, and present
ongoing work. Student submissions will be favored.

There will also be a Student Paper Award, Student Travel Grants, and a
SIGCOMM Award recognizing lifetime contributions. Contact Mark
Crovella  to nominate a candidate for the SIGCOMM

General Chair: Raj Yavatkar, Intel Corp>

Program Chairs: Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech 
		Jennifer Rexford, AT&T Labs 

Conference Coordinator: Joe Touch, USC/ISI 

Workshop Chair: Harrick Vin, U of Texas, Austin 

Tutorial Chair: Christophe Diot, Intel Corp 

Local Arrangements: Wu-chang Feng. OGI@OHSU 

Poster Chair: Prashant Shenoy, U of Mass, Amherst 

Student Grants: Tilman Wolf, U of Mass, Amherst 

Publicity Chair: Allyn Romanow, Cisco Systems 

Webmaster: Prashant Chandra, Intel Corp 

Registration Chair: Marcel Waldvogel, IBM, Zurich 

Treasurer: Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan, U of Texas, Austin