The SIGCOMM conference takes place next week, and if you want to look at the papers, here they are, nicely available online.
Since I was on the PC, it might be impolitic to provide detailed comments, but here's a few thoughts. First, the key words for this year's conference seem to be "Data Center". There are a lot -- a LOT -- of data center papers. I leave the implications for next year's submission strategy to you. Second, I feel scooped by the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison group for their PLUG paper, on how to implement flexible high-speed lookup modules in hardware. It's an idea I've been batting about for a while, but the devil is in the details of the implementation. Congrats on the paper! Third, congrats to Matt Welsh (of Harvard) for his paper on "White Space Networking".
Sadly, I won't be going... while I love the city of Barcelona, it seemed like a ways to go given that I've already read most of the papers. Perhaps it was a trip I should have made and brought the family along. Especially since next year's SIGCOMM is in New Delhi, which makes traveling to Barcelona seem easy by comparison.