I guess there's another week until the "official deadline" for SIGCOMM, but the deadline for registration of abstracts/titles has already happened, and I was asked to "bid" on papers I was interested in. It's hard to tell from the limited information, but it seems like there are plenty of interesting papers. Mostly I was looking for papers covering algorithmic engineering or just plain algorithmic problems, the econ/CS interface, and coding (network coding seems to be getting bigger), but there were certainly papers outside those areas that caught my eye. Out of the 300-400 submissions, there were more than 50 that looked interesting enough for me to request them; I was only asked to choose at least 30 to start.
Of course, since the whole process is double-blind, I don't know who submitted the papers, and hopefully the authors won't be able to figure out which reviews I end up writing.
This would all be great fun, but there's of course STOC to finish up. We've rejected about half the papers so far (we're still in the pre-meeting stage). Of course, that's the "easy" part. Now things get harder.