SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (08/01/2007)


  1. Announcements:
    ASPLOS 20082007-08-01
    PPoPP 20082007-08-13
    Virtualization@SYSTOR 20072007-08-16
    * HotChips 192007-08-18
    VEE 20082007-08-27
    NSDI 20082007-10-02

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    SOSP 2007 Registration Open

  4. SOSP 2007 Women's Workshop -- Call for Participation

  5. About SIGOPS Announce mailing list
    How to unsubscribe, subscribe, and submit requests for announcements.



Title:Thirteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'08)
Abstract Deadline:2007-08-01
Submission Deadline:2007-08-07
Dates:March 1-5, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
ASPLOS is a multi-disciplinary conference for research that spans the boundaries of hardware, computer architecture, compilers, languages, operating systems, networking, and applications. ASPLOS provides a high quality forum for scientists and engineers to present their latest research findings in these rapidly changing fields. This conference occurs at a time when computer architecture is facing great challenges, due both to the end of single-processor performance scaling and to new demands imposed by mobile and gigascale computing. In addition to the main program, this upcoming ASPLOS will offer several tutorials and workshops on a variety of focus areas.


Title:Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-VI)
Submission Deadline:2007-08-03
Dates:November 14-15, 2007
Location:Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
The Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-VI) will bring together researchers in the networking systems community to engage in lively discussion of future trends in networking research and technology. The workshop provides a venue for researchers to present and discuss ideas that have the potential to significantly influence the community in the long term; the goal is to promote community-wide discussions of those ideas. Each potential participant should submit a short position paper describing such an idea. We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting ideas, across the broad range of networking systems research.

PPoPP 2008

Title:13th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming
Abstract Deadline:2007-08-13
Submission Deadline:2007-08-20
Dates:February, 20-23, 2007
Location:Salt Lake City, UT
PPoPP is a forum for leading work on all aspects of parallel programming, including foundational results, techniques, tools, and practical experience. In the context of the symposium, "parallel programming" is construed to encompass work on concurrent, multithreaded, multicore, multiprocessor, and tightly-clustered systems, but typically not wide-area distribution. Given the rise of multicore processors, PPoPP is particularly interested in work that seeks to transition parallel programming into the computing mainstream. Full details at

Virtualization@SYSTOR 2007

Title:Virtualization Workshop at Haifa Systems and Storage Conference 2007
Submission Deadline:2007-08-16
Dates:October, 29-30, 2007
Location:Haifa, Israel
IBM's Haifa Research Lab and the Technion cordially invite you to submit a paper to a full-day workshop on the subject of virtualization which will take place in Haifa, Israel, on October 29, as part of the Haifa Systems and Storage Conference 2007 (SYSTOR '07). Relevant topics include (but are not limited to!) operating system and application virtualization, hardware and programming language support for virtualization, the intersection between virtualization and parallel and distributed computing, virtual machine scheduling and resource allocation, image management, processor and architecture simulators and experiences papers.


HotChips 19

Title:19th Symposium on High-Performance Chips (HotChips 19)
Submission Deadline:2007-08-18
Dates:August 19-21, 2007
Location:Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
HOT Chips brings together designers and architects of high-performance chips, software, and systems. Presentations focus on up-to-the-minute real developments. This symposium is the primary forum for engineers and researchers to highlight their leading-edge designs. Three full days of tutorials and technical sessions will keep you on top of the industry. See for registration information, local arrangements, location, etc.

VEE 2008

Title:2008 ACM International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments
Abstract Deadline:2007-08-27
Submission Deadline:2007-09-03
Dates:March 5-7, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA, co-located with ASPLOS 2008
The VEE conference brings together researchers and practitioners in the area of virtual execution environments for programs and systems. The conference seeks original papers on virtualization at all levels of the hardware and software stack including OS-level virtualization and virtual machines to implement programming languages. VEE 2008 will be co-located with ASPLOS 2008.


Title:The European Conference on Computer Systems
Abstract Deadline:2007-09-14
Submission Deadline:2007-09-21
Dates:April, 1-4, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
EuroSys 2008 is organized by EuroSys, the European Chapter of SIGOPS, sponsored by ACM SIGOPS, in cooperation with the British Computer Society (BCS). EuroSys welcomes submissions and attendance from all over the world and aims to bring together researchers from different areas of computer systems, who are otherwise spread over multiple conferences.

NSDI 2008

Title:5th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
Abstract Deadline:2007-10-02
Submission Deadline:2007-10-08
Dates:April 16-18 2008
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
NSDI focuses on the design principles and practical evaluation of large-scale networked and distributed systems. Systems as diverse as Internet routing, peer-to-peer and overlay networks, sensor networks, Web-based systems, and measurement infrastructures share a set of common challenges. Progress in any of these areas requires a deep understanding of how researchers are addressing the challenges of large-scale systems in other contexts. Our goal is to bring together researchers from across the networking and systems community--including communication, distributed systems, and operating systems--to foster a broad approach to addressing our common research challenges.

Title:  SOSP 2007 Registration Open

Registration has now opened for SOSP 2007, to be held at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA, USA from Oct. 14 through Oct. 17, 2007. Please visit the registration page on the SOSP web site,, for more details and for the technical program. Early registration runs from now through September 7, 2007.

Title:  SOSP 2007 Women's Workshop -- Call for Participation

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the SYSTERS electronic forum that started with women from the systems research community at SOSP'87, SOSP'07 has initiated a special workshop for women in computer systems as a prelude to the beginning of the SOSP conference. The one-day workshop will commence in the late afternoon on Saturday, Oct. 13 and proceed through Sunday, and is targeted to women students at the graduate and senior undergraduate levels with interests in computer systems research. Women involved in systems research in industry and academia are also welcome to participate.

Through the generous support of CRA-W, NSF, Microsoft, Google, and HP, we are able to offer a significant number of scholarship awards for graduate and senior undergraduate women to participate in this workshop, followed by SOSP attendance. The awards provide an allowance for travel, shared room accommodation, and registration.

The purpose of this posting in multifold. First, we want the greater systems community to be aware of the Women's Workshop and encourage support and participation. Second, for graduate and senior undergraduate students, we invite and encourage you to attend. The first step is to apply for one of these scholarships. The deadline for application is August 15th, and instructions may be found on the SOSP web site listed below. Third is a request for help from the faculty mentors out there. We ask you to get in touch with your women students who may benefit from this opportunity and get them to apply for scholarships and attend this workshop.

Please see for both a link to the women's workshop description and tentative program as well as a link to the scholarship application procedures.


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