SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (01/02/2013)


  1. Announcements:
    * HotOS 20132013-01-10
    * ACM e-Energy 20132013-01-15
    NETYS 20132013-01-15
    * MSST 20132013-01-18
    CloudDP 20132013-01-27
    * WISTP
    SFMA 20132013-02-01
    * DAIS 20132013-02-04
    DBSec 20132013-02-15
    ICAC 20132013-02-25
    * PACT 20132013-03-11
    MMSys 2013: Multimedia Datasets and Demos2013-11-15

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    The New Heidelberg Forum for Computer Science and Mathematics and IBM Raviv Postdoctoral Fellowship

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HotOS 2013

Title:14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS 2013)
Submission Deadline:2013-01-10
Dates:May, 13-15, 2013
Location:Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, USA
HotOS 2013 brings together practitioners and researchers in computing systems, broadly construed. We solicit position papers that propose new directions of research, advocate innovative approaches, report on noteworthy actual experience in an emerging area, or generate lively discussion around an important topic. HotOS takes a broad view of systems, including operating systems, storage, networking, languages and language engineering, security, fault tolerance, and manageability. We are also interested in systems contributions influenced by other fields such as hardware design, machine learning, control theory, social organization, or other nontraditional computing systems.


ACM e-Energy 2013

Title:The fourth International Conference on Future Energy Systems
Submission Deadline:2013-01-15
Dates:May, 21-24, 2013
Location:Berkeley, CA, USA
We solicit high-quality papers in the area of computing and communication for the Smart Grid and energy-efficient computing and communications. We welcome submissions describing theoretical advances as well as system design, implementation and experimentation. ACM e-Energy is committed to a fair, timely, and thorough review process providing authors of submitted papers with sound and detailed feedback. Two type of contributions are solicited: - Full papers, up to 12 pages in ACM double-column format, should present original theoretical and/or experimental research. - Poster/demo descriptions, up to 2 pages in ACM double-column format showcasing works-in-progress.

NETYS 2013

Title:International Conference on NETwork sYStems
Abstract Deadline:2013-01-15
Submission Deadline:2013-01-21
Dates:May, 2-4, 2013
Location:Marrakesh, Marocco
NETYS aims to bring together researchers and engineers from both the theory and practice of networked systems. These systems are viewed in their general sense including multi-core architectures, middleware environments, storage clusters, as well as social, peer-to-peer, sensor, wireless and mobile networks. NETYS will provide a forum to report on best practices and novel algorithms, results and techniques on networked systems. Original contributions as well as experience papers on the principles, design, implementation, modeling, analysis, and application of networked systems are solicited. Specific concepts common to different forms of such systems are most welcome.


MSST 2013

Title:29th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST 2013, Research Track)
Abstract Deadline:2013-01-18
Submission Deadline:2013-01-25
Dates:May 9-10, 2013
MSST'2013 will offer a full week dedicated to storage technology. This year's conference will include a research track of peer-reviewed papers on the design, implementation, and analysis of storage systems, and experiences with storage systems on May 9th and 10th. This conference will be an excellent venue for presenting the latest research and developments in storage systems and offers a unique opportunity for meeting with colleagues from industry, academia, and government. We encourage the submission of research papers on the implementation, design, and analysis of file and storage systems.

CloudDP 2013

Title:Third Workshop on Cloud Data and Platforms (collocated with EuroSys 2013)
Submission Deadline:2013-01-27
Dates:April 14, 2013
Location:Prague, Czech Republic
Cloud-based data management and processing systems, spanning tens of thousands of machines and supporting thousands of concurrent users, require new architectures, programming models and system designs that go beyond approaches used in fixed-sized compute clusters. For example, such systems must support the work of users who interactively explore and analyze large complex data sets in real-time. A wide range of systems and platform have been proposed to address these needs, ranging from batch-oriented systems such as Map/Reduce or Apache Hadoop to new, real-time streaming platforms such as Apache S4 or Storm.


WISTP 2013

Title:Seventh Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2013) "Security of Mobile and Cyber-physical Systems"
Submission Deadline:2013-01-31
Dates:May 28-30, 2013
Location:Heraklion, Greece
Contact Email:
The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all aspects of security and privacy of mobile devices, such as Android and iOS platforms, as well as studies on securing cyber-physical systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Vulnerability detection * Application security * Usability * Privacy * Mobile malware * Mobile OSes security analysis * Cloud-enhanced mobile security * BYOD contexts * Securing systems controlling industrial processes

SFMA 2013

Title:3rd Workshop on Systems for Future Multi-core Architectures (SFMA'13)
Submission Deadline:2013-02-01
Dates:April, 14, 2013
Location:Prague, Czech Republic
co-located with EuroSys 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic Future multi-core architectures will present a variety of challenges for system developers, such as non-cache-coherent memory, heterogeneous processing cores and the exploitation of novel architectural features. To achieve high performance on these platforms, application developers will need to exploit parallelism to a much greater extent than before. The SFMA'13 workshop is a forum for researchers in the operating systems, language runtime, virtual machine and architecture communities to present and discuss their experiences with the new generation of highly-parallel hardware.


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 (

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.


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 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

MMSys 2013: Multimedia Datasets and Demos

Title:ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2013: Multimedia Datasets and Demos
Submission Deadline:2013-11-15
Dates:February 27 - March 1, 2013
Location:Oslo, Norway
Call for multimedia datasets The Dataset track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to make their work available and citable. MMSys encourages dataset sharing, and seeks contributions in all areas of multimedia. Authors publishing datasets will benefit by increasing the public awareness of their effort. Call for demos The Demo session is intended as an arena where researchers, either the traditional research community or industry, can display practical proof of their research ideas. Demos should be an implementation of a new system, or improvements of components within a known system, that is described in an accompanying demo paper.


Title:The New Heidelberg Forum for Computer Science and Mathematics and IBM Raviv Postdoctoral Fellowship
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) IBM Raviv Postdoctoral Fellowship

IBM Research announces the 2013 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral
Fellowship in Computer Science and Computer Engineering in memory
of Dr. Josef Raviv.

IBM will offer one postdoctoral fellowship to a recent Ph.D. who
shows exceptional promise for a research career in computer
science or computer engineering. The fellowship will be for one
year, with an opportunity for IBM to renew for an additional year
conditional on funding availability.  The stipend will be highly
competitive, and will include reasonable moving and travel
expenses. A candidate must have received a Ph.D. degree between
January 2009 and August 2013.

Depending on proposed collaborations, the Fellow will spend most
of his/her time at one of IBM's worldwide research
laboratories. The Fellow will be free to follow his/her own
research interests, but is expected to work closely with other
IBM researchers. Applicants are encouraged to identify IBM
Research groups working in their area of interest.

Application deadline:  January 6, 2013

Please submit the following documents via email to

. Resume (include contact e-mail, postal address, phone number).

. Thesis summary (one-page maximum).

. Research proposal (no more than two pages).

. Indicate the proposed lab. If you know of a specific group(s)
  which you would like to join and/or researcher(s) you would
  like to work with, indicate that as well. If there are multiple
  groups, list at most three.

. Reprint of applicant's most significant research publications.

. Three (3) reference letters, including one from the
  Ph.D. thesis advisor. Letters should be sent directly by
  recommenders to

Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2013. The fellowship
begins in early September, unless another date is agreed upon.


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