SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (07/01/2013)


  1. Announcements:
    HOT CHIPS 25 (2013)2013-03-25
    SoCC 20132013-07-02
    PLOS 20132013-07-05
    ICNC 20142013-07-05
    * DCC 20132013-07-14
    HotDep 20132013-07-19
    * LADIS 20132013-07-15
    TCLOUDS '132013-07-21
    WEPS 20132013-07-22
    SENSORNETS 20142013-07-30
    * IC2E 20142013-09-14
    * EuroSys 20142013-09-27

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    Dennis M. Ritchie Award, PRObE, EuroSys jobs page

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


HOT CHIPS 25 (2013)

Title:HOT CHIPS 25 (2013) , a Symposium on High-Performance Chips IEEE/ACM
Abstract Deadline:2013-03-25
Submission Deadline:2013-07-01
Dates:August, 2013
Location:Silicon Valley, CA, USA
HOT CHIPS 25(2013) IEEE/ACM Silicon Valley, CA, USA, August, 2013 AREAS OF INTEREST: * General-Purpose Processor Chips * Mobile and Embedded Devices * Communications and Networking * Software for Multi-Core and Heterogeneous Systems * High-Integrity Computation Format: Regular: 30-minute talks in PowerPoint or .PDF. Posters: from industry, academia and students. Submit extended abstracts in plain text or .PDF, which may contain figures, with a minimum 10-point font to: Send questions relating to the program to the program chairs Michael Flynn and Donald Newell, at: Send questions relating to conference operation to the general chair, Jan-Willem Van de Waerdt, at: Check for updates:

SoCC 2013

Title:ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2013
Submission Deadline:2013-07-02
Dates:October, 1-3, 2013
Location:Santa Clara, CA, USA
The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2013 will be the fourth in a new series of symposia that brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. ACM SoCC is the premier conference on cloud computing; it is the only conference co-sponsored by the ACM SIGMOD and SIGOPS. The scope of SoCC is broad and encompasses diverse systems topics such as software as a service, virtualization, and scalable cloud data services. It is focusing on a wide spectrum of topics in the areas of systems and data management that must be revisited in the context of cloud computing.

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.

ICNC 2014

Title:Call for Papers: ICNC 2013, Internet Services and Applications Symposium at Hawaii
Submission Deadline:2013-07-05
Dates: Feb.,3-6, 2014
Location:Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Call for papers Internet Services and Applications Symposium, ICNC 2014 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Feb. 3-6, 2014 Direct paper submission weblink of this symposium can be found at Important Dates: - Paper submission: July 5, 2013 - Paper Acceptance: Sept. 20, 2013 - Camera-ready paper: Oct. 20, 2013 Symposium co-Chairs - Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece, email: - Cheng-Hsin Hsu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, email:


DCC 2013

Title:Workshop on Distributed Cloud Computing (DCC 2013)
Abstract Deadline:2013-07-14
Submission Deadline:2013-07-21
Dates:December, 9-12, 2013
Location:Dresden Germany
DCC 2013 accepts high-quality papers related to the distributed cloud, falling in one of the following categories: Novel ideas on how to design and operate/manage the distributed cloud. Foundations and principles of distributed cloud computing, models, and algorithmic solutions. Architectural models, prototype implementations and applications. Virtualization technology and enablers (network virtualization, software-defined networking). Experience with existing deployments and measurements (public, private, hybrid, federated environments). Service and resource specification, languages, and formal verification. Economic, robustness, and energy aspects of the distributed cloud (incl. pricing).

HotDep 2013

Title:9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Dependable Systems
Submission Deadline:2013-07-19
Dates:November 3, 2013
Location:Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, PA, USA
HotDep '13 will present cutting-edge research ideas spanning the domains of systems and fault tolerance/reliability, drawing from the two computer-systems research communities traditionally focusing on "dependability" and "systems". HotDep '13 will be held co-located with SOSP '13 and takes place on November 3rd at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (PA), USA.


LADIS 2013

Title:7th Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware
Submission Deadline:2013-07-15
Dates:November, 2-3, 2013
Location:Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Pennsylvania
The Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS) brings together researchers and practitioners to share the challenges of building massive distributed computing systems and clouds. By raising research questions in the context of the largest and most-demanding real-world systems, LADIS serves to catalyze a dialog between cloud computing engineers and researchers in scalable distributed systems, to open the veil of secrecy that has surrounded many cloud computing architectures, and to increase the potential impact of the best research underway in the theory and practice of large-scale distributed systems. LADIS 2013 will be co-located with SOSP 2013.


Title:19th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'14)
Abstract Deadline:2013-07-17
Submission Deadline:2013-07-24
Dates:March, 1-5, 2014
Location:Salt Lake City, UT, USA
ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and networking, as well as applications and user interfaces. The research may target diverse goals such as performance, energy/thermal efficiency, resiliency, security, and sustainability. The importance of such cross-cutting research continues to grow as we grapple with the end of Dennard scaling, the explosion of big data, scales ranging from ultra-low power wearable devices to exascale parallel and cloud computers, the need for sustainability, and increasingly human-centered applications. ASPLOS embraces systems research that directly targets these new problems in new ways.


Title:Workshop on Trustworthy Clouds
Submission Deadline:2013-07-21
Dates:September 12-13, 2013
Location:Royal Holloway, University of London, London, UK
The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working in cryptography, security, and distributed systems, from academia and industry, who are interested in the security and resilience of cloud computing. The goal is to create a dialogue about common goals and to discuss solutions for security problems in cloud computing, relying on operating system techniques, secure distributed protocols, cryptographic methods, and the trusted computing paradigm. Workshop chairs are Christian Cachin, IBM Research - Zurich (Switzerland), and Rüdiger Kapitza, Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany). The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Trustworthy Clouds — Privacy and Resilience for Internet-scale Critical Infrastructure research project.

WEPS 2013

Title:12th Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2013)
Submission Deadline:2013-07-22
Dates:November, 4, 2013
Location:Berlin, Germany
The need for privacy-aware policies, regulations, and techniques has been widely recognized. This workshop discusses the problems of privacy in the global interconnected societies and possible solutions. The 2013 Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM CCS conference, is the twelfth in a yearly forum for papers on all the different aspects of privacy in today's electronic society. The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of electronic privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems.


Title:3rd International Conference on Sensor Networks
Submission Deadline:2013-07-30
Dates:January, 7-9, 2014
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
This conference intends to be the meeting point of researchers and practitioners share experience and ideas on innovative developments in any aspect of sensor networks, including Hardware of Sensor Networks, Wireless Communication Protocols, Sensor Networks Software and Architectures, Wireless Information Networks, Data Manipulation, Signal Processing, Localization and Object Tracking through Sensor Networks, Obstacles, Applications and Uses.


IC2E 2014

Title:2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering
Abstract Deadline:2013-09-14
Submission Deadline:2013-09-21
Dates:March, 11-14, 2014
Location:Boston, MA, USA
Highlights: * IC2E is a high-quality, comprehensive forum whose scope spans the entire cloud stack, and that offers an end-to-end perspective on the challenges and technologies in cloud computing. * IC2E 2014 will include a technical program, an industry track, a doctoral symposium, a cloud summit, workshops, and tutorials. * Selected papers of IC2E 2014 will be recommended for publication in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.


EuroSys 2014

Title:The ACM European Conference on Computer Systems 2014
Abstract Deadline:2013-09-27
Submission Deadline:2013-10-04
Dates:April 14-16, 2014
Location:Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys) is a premier international forum for presenting computer systems research, broadly construed. EuroSys 2014 seeks papers on all areas of computer systems research, including, but not limited to: Cloud computing, Database systems, Dependable systems, Distributed systems, File and storage systems, Mobile and pervasive systems, Networked systems, Operating systems, Multicore systems, Programming-language support and runtime systems, Real-time and embedded systems, Secure systems, privacy and anonymity preserving systems.


Title:Dennis M. Ritchie Award, PRObE, EuroSys jobs page
Call for Nominations: SIGOPS Dennis M. Ritchie Award

Deadline: August 1st, 2013

ACM SIGOPS is pleased to announce the SIGOPS Dennis M. Ritchie
Doctoral Dissertation Award to recognize research in software systems
and to encourage the creativity that Dennis Ritchie embodied,
providing a reminder of Ritchie's legacy and what a difference one
person can make in the field of software systems research. The first
award will be presented at the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems
Principles, November 3-6, 2013, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort,
Pennsylvania. This will be an annual aw1rd presented in alternating
years at SOSP and OSDI.


Each year, a department is allowed to nominate one Ph.D. thesis
produced in that department. The nomination must be made by the chair
of the department and must be accompanied by three supporting letters
from researchers in the field, clearly specifying the contributions of
the thesis and the potential impact on software systems. (If the
department chair is the thesis advisor of the nominee, then another
senior faculty member in the department must make the nomination.) The
thesis must have been defended successfully at most two years before
the conference at which the award will be presented. An
English-language version of the thesis must accompany the
nomination. The Award Committee will determine if the thesis is within
scope for the award. The thesis may be nominated simultaneously for
other awards, such as the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.


The SIGOPS Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award is
accompanied by a prize of $2,000. Financial sponsorship of the award
is provided by SIGOPS, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, and ATT Labs

Submission Procedure

Each nomination packet should be emailed by the department chair by
email to the chair of the award committee, Robbert van Renesse
(dmr-award [at] In the subject title of the email, please
write "SIGOPS Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation submission for
(nominee name)". Submissions should be sent bundled in one zipped

A nomination packet MUST include:

* Nomination letter by the department chair or senior faculty
  member. This letter must include a one-page summary of the
  significance of the dissertation.
* Three or more endorsement letters from researchers in the field, at
  least three of which must come from universities or colleges other
  than the nominating one.
* A copy of the thesis.
* Information on when and where the thesis was defended. 

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.


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