SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (04/02/2014)


  1. Announcements:
    * ESORICS 20142014-04-02
    * PERTEA 20142014-04-10
    FedCSIS 20142014-04-11
    * GreenMetrics 20142014-04-14
    FOMC 20142014-05-02
    Middleware 20142014-05-09
    * BigSys '142014-05-19
    * CF 20142014-05-20
    * ROME 20142014-05-30
    * OPODIS 20142014-07-23

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    PRObE, EuroSys jobs page, Berkeley programmer job opening

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Title:19th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
Submission Deadline:2014-04-02
Dates:September, 7-11, 2014
Location:Wroclaw, Poland
ESORICS (European Symposium on Research in Computer Security) is the premier European research conference in computer security. ESORICS started in 1990 and has been held in several European countries, attracting an international audience from both the academic and industrial communities. ESORICS 2014, the 19th symposium in the series, will be held in Poland at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wroclaw University of Technology.



Title:2014 International Workshop on Software and System Performance Testing, Debugging, and Analytics
Submission Deadline:2014-04-10
Dates:July, 21, 2014
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
Performance is one of the key properties of software and systems. This workshop is a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the intersection of compilers, programming languages, architecture, software engineering, systems, high-performance computing, performance engineering, machine learning, and data mining for addressing software and system performance. We invite submissions of short papers with page limit of 4 pages. Authors of the short papers will have the option of publishing their papers in the ACM Digital Library. If authors choose otherwise, the presentations of their papers are not precluded for future publication at other conference venues or journals.

FedCSIS 2014

Title:2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS)
Submission Deadline:2014-04-11
Dates:September, 7-10, 2014
Location:Warsaw, Poland
The FedCSIS Multiconference consists of Events (conferences, symposia, workshops, special sessions). Each Event may run over any span of time within the conference dates (from half-day to three days). The FedCSIS Events provide a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in computer science and information systems. Since 2012, Proceedings of the FedCSIS conference are indexed in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science.


GreenMetrics 2014

Title:GreenMetrics 2014 Workshop (with ACM SIGMETRICS)
Submission Deadline:2014-04-14
Dates:June 16, 2014
Location:Austin, TX, USA
Topics of interest fall broadly into three main areas: - Designing sustainable ICT - ICT for sustainability - Building a smarter, more sustainable electricity grid The workshop will include a mixture of invited talks and presentations of accepted papers.

FOMC 2014

Title:The Tenth ACM International Workshop on Foundations of Mobile Computing (Formerly known as DIALM-POMC)
Abstract Deadline:2014-05-02
Submission Deadline:2014-05-09
Dates:August, 11, 2014
Location:Philadelphia, PA, USA
Two Tracks! -Regular Track -Position Paper Track With the growing ubiquity of mobile communication devices in our daily lives, mobile computing is emerging as an important new field in computer science. This increasing interaction between mobility, communication and computing has generated a number of challenging issues in diverse areas, including coverage, mobility, routing, cooperation, capacity planning, scheduling, and power control. FOMC is dedicated to these issues. It covers both design and analysis of discrete/distributed algorithms, and systems modeling of mobile, wireless and similarly dynamic networks and brings together practitioners and theoreticians to foster cooperation between research in mobile computing and algorithms.

Middleware 2014

Title:15th ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference
Abstract Deadline:2014-05-09
Submission Deadline:2014-05-16
Dates:December, 8--12, 2014
Location:Bordeaux, France
The annual ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and use of middleware systems. Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 15th International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research, technology and experimentation in 2014. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for computing, storage, and communication environments. Highlights of the conference will include a high quality single-track technical program, invited speakers, an industrial track, panel discussions involving academic and industry leaders, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.


BigSys '14

Title:Workshop on System Software Support for Big Data (co-located with INFORMATIK 2014)
Submission Deadline:2014-05-19
Dates:September, 25-26, 2014
Location:Stuttgart, Germany
Most research efforts regarding Big Data so far concentrate on algorithms for analyzing and processing the data. The system software and infrastructure implications of Big Data processing are underrepresented. We intend to improve on this situation with our BigSys workshop. In this INFORMATIK 2014 workshop, Big Data-related topics from all areas of system software, such as operating systems, middleware, and databases, are to be considered. Of special interest are the impact of high-performance architectures for Big Data, system-level methods to improve data processing performance, challenges in system software design, and architecting systems for Big Data in general.


CF 2014

Title:ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2014
Submission Deadline:2014-05-20
Dates:May, 20-22, 2014
Location:Cagliari, Italy
Call for Participation ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2014 May 20 - 22, 2014, Cagliari, Italy Early registration (for special rate) till April 11, 2014


ROME 2014

Title:2nd Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era (ROME 2014)
Submission Deadline:2014-05-30
Dates:August, 25-26, 2014
Location:Porto, Portugal
Since the beginning of the multicore era, parallel processing has become prevalent across the board. However, in order to continue a performance increase according to Moore's Law, a next step needs to be taken: away from common multicores towards innovative many-core architectures. Such systems, equipped with a significant higher amount of cores per chip than multicores, pose challenges in both hardware and software design. The ROME workshop is addressed to the new challenges in hardware/software co-design of runtime and operating systems in order to exploit the theoretically available performance as effectively as possible.

CANS 2014

Title:13rd International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
Submission Deadline:2014-06-10
Dates:October, 22-24, 2014
Location:Heraklion Crete, Greece
Papers offering novel research contributions are solicited for submission to the 13rd International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS-2014). The focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers suggesting novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives.



Title:Int. Conf. on the Principles of Distributed Systems
Abstract Deadline:2014-07-23
Submission Deadline:2014-07-30
Dates:3 days in week of 15-19 December 2014
Location:Cortina, Italy
OPODIS is a forum for the exchange of knowledge on distributed computing. All aspects of distributed systems are within scope, including theory, specification, design, performance, and system building. In addition to theoretical aspects, OPODIS is expanding to include the overlap between theoretical solutions and practical implementations, as well as experimentation and quantitative assessments. A paper will typically consider a significant problem in distributed computing, study an original solution, and evaluate it by formal, analytical, simulation, or experimental means. Positive, negative, and reproduction results that advance the state of the art are equally welcome.


Title:PRObE, EuroSys jobs page, Berkeley programmer job opening
Call for Proposals: Availability of 1000 Nodes for Systems Research

NSF's PRObE ( operates four clusters to support
systems research at scale.  The largest is Kodiak
(, which is 1000 nodes
(two core x86, 8GB DRAM, two 1TB disks, 1GE and 8Gbps IB) donated by
Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Today Kodiak is hosting researchers from Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon
and Los Alamos.  Princeton researchers have published results from
Kodiak at the most recent NSDI (Wyatt Lloyd, "Stronger Semantics for
Low-Latency Geo-Replicated Storage", NSDI 2013).  On PRObE staging
clusters are researchers from U Central Florida, UT Austin, Georgia
Tech and Carnegie Mellon.

PRObE resources are intended for (infrastructure) systems researchers
committed to public release of their research results, typically
publishing in distributed systems (eg. OSDI or SOSP), cloud computing
(e.g. SOCC), supercomputing (e.g. SC or HPDC), storage (e.g. FAST), or
networking (e.g. NSDI).

PRObE resources are managed by Emulab ( a cluster
manager for allocating physical nodes that has been in use for systems
research for over a decade (Brian White, "An Experimental Environment
for Distributed Systems and Networks," OSDI 2002).  Users start by
porting and demonstrating their code on a 100-node staging cluster
such as Denali built from the same equipment donation from Los Alamos.
With demonstrated success on a staging cluster, and a compelling
research goal, Kodiak can be requested and allocated, possibly
exclusively, for hours to days.

To start using PRObE resources:
- visit to learn about the resources
- visit to request a PRObE-specific Emulab
- have a research leader or faculty member get an account and define a
  project on
- use Portal to get onto Denali, to allocate a single node experiment,
  login into that node to customize and resave the OS image for your
  project, then launch a multi-node experiment to demonstrate your
  system at less than 100 node scale
- use to request a large allocation
  on Kodiak (this is a HotCRP paper review web site, where your paper
  is a short justification for your research, your preparedness for
  using Kodiak, and your credientials and appropriateness for using
  NSF resources)
- PRObE managers will review, approve and schedule your use of large
  allocations of Kodiak time

In a matter of weeks another style of large PRObE resource will come
online.  Susitna is 34 nodes of 64 core x86 processors, for a total of
more than 2000 x86 cores.  Susitna also has NVidia donated K20 GPU
coprocessors with 2496 cuda cores each, for a total of 84,864 cuda
cores.  With 128 GB DRAM, a hard disk and an SSD each, Susitna nodes
are interconnected by 40Gbps ethernet, 40 Gbps infiniband and 1Gbps

NSF PRObE resources will be available for at least the next two years.

All uses of PRObE resources are obligated to publish their results,
either in conferences or one their web sites, and acknowledge NSF
PRObE resources used in these publications.

See also our PRObE introduction article in the June 2013 USENIX
;login: vol 38, no 3, 2013

The EuroSys jobs page: A resource for the whole systems community

If you are searching for a position in the Systems area, take a look
at New announcements are posted every day, in
several categories: internships, PhD grants and doctoral programs,
post-docs and permanent positions.

If you want to advertise for systems people, go to, and click on the appropriate "Advertise" link.
YOu will be asked to fill in a small form, with a 10-word description
of the job offer, the URL of your lab and the URL of a more detailed

The EuroSys jobs page gets around 10,000 hits a month.

UC Berkeley is looking for a great programmer
Dear academic & professional colleagues:

If you have an MS-or-better student finishing up this semester who's 
looking to stay in academia for a bit but doesn't want to jump right 
into a PhD, or a great programmer who's been around the block a 
couple of times and is looking to do something in the Bay Area for 
a few years, the ASPIRE project at UC Berkeley (agile co-design of 
hardware and software for high performance and energy efficiency) 
is looking for a full time programmer.

Technically, someone who knows something about languages and language
 engineering and has great software engineering practices; socially, 
someone who's interesting to be around and (ideally) even has some 
experience in an academic or R&D setting.

Nominally a career position, solid salary, great benefits and work 
with fun people - not just the Berkeley crowd but the many, many 
companies we have close relationships with (Intel, Google, Nokia, 
NVidia, Oracle, many others), and the chance to work with truly 
great students in a variety of settings.

for more details and/or email Armando Fox <> 
if any questions!


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