SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (02/02/2013)


  1. Announcements:
    DAIS 20132013-02-04
    DBSec 20132013-02-15
    * NSDI'13 Poster and Demo Session2013-02-15
    * JSSPP 20132013-02-17
    ICAC 20132013-02-25
    * IEEE Internet Computing2013-03-01
    PACT 20132013-03-11
    * SYSTOR 20132013-03-14
    * ROSS 20132013-03-15
    * VEE 20132013-03-16
    * Feedback'132013-03-29
    * ESORICS 20132013-03-31
    * APSys 20132013-04-22
    * PLOS 20132013-07-05

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    The New Heidelberg Forum for Computer Science and Mathematics and NSF PRObE 2013-2014

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Title:7th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based System
Abstract Deadline:2013-02-01
Submission Deadline:2013-02-08
Dates:June, 29, 2013
Location:Arlington, Texas, USA
The scope of the conference covers all topics relevant to event-based computing ranging from those discussed in related disciplines (e.g. software systems, distributed systems, data management, dependability, knowledge management, networking, programming languages, security and software engineering), to domain-specific topics of event-based computing (e.g. real-time analytics, mobile computing, social networking, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, sensors networks, user interfaces, "big data" processing, peer-to-peer computing and embedded systems), to enterprise-related topics (e.g. complex event detection, enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises and web services).

DAIS 2013

Title:13th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2013)
Abstract Deadline:2013-02-04
Submission Deadline:2013-02-11
Dates:June 3-5, 2013
Location:Florence, Italy
The annual IFIP DAIS conference is one of the leading international venues to discuss all aspects of distributed applications and systems, throughout their lifecycle. This includes the design, architecture, implementation and operation of distributed computing systems, their supporting middleware, appropriate software engineering methods and tools, as well as experimental studies and practical reports. Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 13th International DAIS conference will provide a forum for researchers, industry practitioners, and users, to discuss and learn about new technologies, approaches, concepts and experiences in the field of distributed computing. Submission tracks: DAIS offers three distinct submission tracks (Research papers, Practical Experience Reports, and Work-in-progress papers).

DBSec 2013

Title:27th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy
Submission Deadline:2013-02-15
Dates:07, 15-17, 2013
Location:Newark, NJ, USA
The 27th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy provides a forum for presenting original unpublished research results, practical experiences, and innovative ideas in data and applications security. Both papers and panel proposals are also solicited. Proceedings will be published by Springer as the next volume in the Research Advances in Database and Information Systems Security series (


NSDI'13 Poster and Demo Session

Title:NSDI'13 Poster and Demo Session
Submission Deadline:2013-02-15
Dates:April 3-5, 2013
Location:Lombard, IL, USA
NSDI will showcase early research in progress at a poster and demo session. Posters and demos at NSDI '13 will be selected in advance of the conference on the basis of submitted abstracts, which will be one page using 10 point font. All submissions will receive reviews by the NSDI '13 Poster and Demo Program Committee. Submissions are due February 15, 2013, 9:59 p.m. PST; notifications to authors will be March 1, 2013. More information, including instructions on how to submit:


JSSPP 2013

Title:17th Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processors
Submission Deadline:2013-02-17
Dates:May 24, 2013
Location:Boston, MA, US
The JSSPP workshop addresses all scheduling aspects of parallel processing, including both HPC systems and cloud platforms. This workshop strives to foster discussion between scheduling researchers and large scale deployers of scheduling technology, with a focus on practical methods for effective scheduling.

ICAC 2013

Title:10th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2013)
Abstract Deadline:2013-02-25
Submission Deadline:2013-03-04
Dates:Jun, 26-28, 2013
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques, foundations, and applications. Large-scale systems of all types, such as data centers, compute clouds, sensor networks, embedded or pervasive environments, and the Internet of Things are becoming increasingly complex and burdensome for people to manage. ICAC brings together researchers and practitioners from disparate disciplines, application domains, and perspectives, enabling them to discover and share underlying commonalities in their approaches to making resources, applications, and systems more autonomic.


IEEE Internet Computing

Title:IEEE Internet Computing
Submission Deadline:2013-03-01
IEEE Internet Computing will be assembling its editorial calendar for the 2014-2015 timeframe at its upcoming editorial board meeting. We solicit proposals to guest edit theme issues. For detailed instructions please see the web site: The deadline for proposals for this cycle is March 1 2013.


Title:5th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing
Submission Deadline:2013-03-07
Dates:June, 25-26, 2013
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
Join us in San Jose, CA, June 25-26, 2013, for the 5th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing. HotCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working on cloud computing technologies. The workshop provides a forum for both academics and practitioners to share their experience, leverage each other's perspectives, and identify new/emerging "hot" trends in this important area.

PACT 2013

Title:The Twenty-Second International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques
Abstract Deadline:2013-03-11
Submission Deadline:2013-03-15
Dates:September, 7-11, 2013
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Important Dates *** Main Conference Papers * Abstract Submission 11 March 2013 * Paper Submission (firm) 15 March 2013 * Rebuttal Period 28-30 April 2013 * Author Notification 20 May 2013 *** Tutorials / Workshops: * Workshop/Tutorial Proposals 22 March 2013 *** ACM Student Research Competition * Abstract Submission 21 June 2013



Title:The 6th Annual International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR'13)
Submission Deadline:2013-03-14
Dates:June 30 - July 2, 2013
Location:Haifa, Israel
We invite you to submit original and innovative papers. The conference will take place June 30 - July 2, 2013 in Haifa, Israel, shortly following the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 2013) in Tel Aviv. SYSTOR promotes experimental and practical computer systems research in: * operating systems, computer architecture, and their interactions * distributed, parallel, and cloud systems * networked, mobile, wireless, peer-to-peer, and sensor systems * runtime systems and compiler/programming-language support * energy/power management * file and storage systems * security, privacy, and trust * virtualization * embedded and real-time systems * fault tolerance, reliability, and availability * deployment, usage, and experience * performance evaluation and workload characterization


ROSS 2013

Title:International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers
Submission Deadline:2013-03-15
Dates:June, 10, 2013
Location:Eugene, Oregon, USA
The ROSS workshop will be held as a full-day meeting at the ICS 2013 conference, in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC. Topics of interest: OS and runtime system scalability on many-node and multi/many-core systems; specialized OSs for Supercomputing; distributed/hybrid/partitioned OSs and runtime systems for Supercomputing; fault tolerance; system noise analysis and prevention; interaction between middleware, runtime system, and the OS; modeling and performance analysis of runtime systems; I/O resource management and forwarding; parallel job startup; memory management and emerging memory technologies; the role of OS and runtime system in minimizing power usage; and real-time considerations for Supercomputing.


VEE 2013

Title:9th Annual International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments
Submission Deadline:2013-03-16
Dates:March, 16-17, 2013
Location:Houston, Texas, USA
Call for Participation: The 2013 ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments. Virtualization has a central role in modern systems, being a key aspect of system development, operation, and management. Virtualization techniques are applied at many interfaces, from hardware to OS system calls, language run times to cloud management stacks. While these approaches differ dramatically in implementation, they target similar benefits and often must tackle related challenges. VEE 2013 brings together researchers across the many applications of virtualization in today's systems. As in the past, VEE will be co-located with ACM ASPLOS, to be held March 16-20, 2013, in Houston, Texas.


Title:The 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2013-03-21
Submission Deadline:2013-03-28
Dates:November 3-6, 2013
Location:Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Pennsylvania
The 24th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles seeks to present exciting, original research related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of computer systems software. SOSP takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, cloud systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, dependable systems, system management, and virtualization. Important deadlines: Abstract/paper registration deadline : March 21, 2013, 11:59 PM GMT Submission deadline: March 28, 2013, 11:59 PM GMT



Title:The 8th International Workshop on Feedback Computing (Feedback'13)
Submission Deadline:2013-03-29
Dates:June, 25, 2013
Location:San Jose, California, USA
The International Workshop on Feedback Computing is a unique forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines around the concepts of feedback in computing systems. The 2013 International Workshop on Feedback Computing will be held in June 2013, as part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week in the heart of the Silicon Valley.



Title:18th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
Submission Deadline:2013-03-31
Dates:September, 9-11, 2013
Location:London, United Kingdom
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 2013, the 18th symposium in the series, will be held in the UK at Royal Holloway, University of London.


APSys 2013

Title:4th ACM SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems
Submission Deadline:2013-04-22
Dates:July, 29-30, 2013
APSys 2013 will be a lively forum for systems researchers and practitioners across the world to meet, interact, and collaborate with their peers from the Asia/Pacific region. We take a broad view of computer systems, and solicit papers on topics in operating systems, virtualization, file and storage systems, mobile, pervasive, and other distributed systems, as well as generic measurement, monitoring, and modeling works concerning system reliability, scalability, security, energy efficiency, and so on. Submissions should be six or fewer pages in length, formatted in standard ACM two-column conference style with 11-pt font size.


PLOS 2013

Title:7th Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Submission Deadline:2013-07-05
Dates:November, 3, 2013
Location:Co-located with SOSP -- Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Pennsylvania
This workshop will bring together researchers and developers from the programming language and operating system domains to discuss recent work at the intersection of these fields. It will be a platform for discussing new visions, challenges, experiences, problems, and solutions arising from the application of advanced programming and software engineering concepts to operating systems construction, and vice versa.


Title:The New Heidelberg Forum for Computer Science and Mathematics and NSF PRObE 2013-2014
1) The New Heidelberg Forum for Computer Science and Mathematics

Meet Some of the Greatest Minds of Mathematics and Computer

Young researchers in the fields of mathematics and/or computer
science are invited to participate in an extraordinary
opportunity to meet some of the pre-eminent scientists in the
field. ACM has joined forces with the newly created Heidelberg
Laureate Forum (HLF) to bring students together with the very
pioneering researchers who may have sparked their passion for
science and math. These role models include recipients of the
Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, and the Fields Medal.

The first Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place Sept 22-27,
2013 in Heidelberg, Germany. The week-long event will focus on
scientific inspiration and exchange through a series of
presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and social events
involving both the laureates and the young scientists.

Who can participate?

The HLF invites new and recent Ph.Ds, Ph.D candidates, and other
graduate students involved in research, and undergraduate
students with solid experience in, and a commitment to, computing
research to apply.

How to apply:

Young researchers can apply online:
The materials required for a complete application are listed on
the site.

What is the schedule?

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.  Should we
receive more applications and nominations than our reviewers can
handle, we reserve the right to close the application website
early.  Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2013
and will receive full support to attend the Forum.

(2) NSF Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment (PRObE) Cluster
Resource Availability

Deadline: resource is available during 2013 and 2014

The Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment (PRObE) is an
NSF sponsored research facility housed at the New Mexico Consortium
(NMC) in Los Alamos, NM. It was designed to provide large-scale,
dedicated computer resources for the systems research community. All
PRObE resources are dedicated for systems research and users have full
(and remote) access to the system hardware and software through the
Emulab ( interface developed at the University of Utah. At
the moment, three clusters are online: Marmot ~ 100 nodes, Denali ~
100 nodes, and Kodiak ~ 1000 nodes. Two more clusters will come online
in the next six months. The majority of machines are housed at the NMC
in Los Alamos and a smaller subset at Carnegie Mellon University in
Pittsburgh, PA. Use of the smaller clusters follows standard Emulab
online proposal and sharing procedures, and are intended for porting
and practice use.  Use of the larger clusters is time shared, not
space shared.  PIs write a short proposal justifying the science and
their preparation and PRObE allocates the entire resource for days to
weeks. All users are required to publish and/or release experimental
results gathered using PRObE resources.


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