SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (06/01/2012)


  1. Announcements:
    IISWC 20122012-05-25
    RV 20122012-05-27
    DISCCO 20122012-06-01
    * MICRO 20122012-06-01
    * SYSTOR 2012 Call for Participation2012-06-04
    SoCC 20122012-06-08
    SI Virtualization2012-07-01
    * OPODIS 20122012-07-05
    MAD 20122012-07-06
    ICISS 20122012-07-13
    ICDCN 2013 2012-07-15
    * ASPLOS 20132012-07-16
    TAPAS 20122012-07-20
    IC2E 20132012-09-07

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IISWC 2012

Title:2012 Annual IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Abstract Deadline:2012-05-25
Submission Deadline:2012-06-01
Dates:November 4-6, 2012
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge as the diversity and performance of computers increase. On the one hand, computing workloads evolve and change with advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking/communication technologies. On the other hand, improvements in computing technology are usually based on a solid understanding and analysis of existing workloads. This symposium will focus on characterizing and understanding modern computer applications commercial and scientific computing.

RV 2012

Title:3rd International Conference on Runtime Verification
Abstract Deadline:2012-05-27
Submission Deadline:2012-06-03
Dates:September 26-28, 2012
Location:Istanbul, Turkey
Runtime verification is concerned with monitoring and analysis of software and hardware system executions. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness and reliability; they are significantly more powerful and versatile than conventional testing, and more practical than exhaustive formal verification. RV started in 2001 as an annual workshop, and became an international conference in 2010. Topics: - Specification languages and formalisms for traces - Specification mining - Program instrumentation - Monitor construction techniques - Logging, recording, and replay - Fault detection, localization, recovery and repair - Program steering and adaptation - Metrics and statistical information gathering - Combination of static and dynamic analyses - Program execution visualization


Title:First International Workshop on Dependability Issues in Cloud Computing (DISCCO)
Submission Deadline:2012-06-01
Dates:Oct, 11, 2012
Location:Irvine, CA, USA
The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government organizations to foster discussion and share ideas, problems and solutions related to dependability issues in cloud computing. We solicit stimulating, original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers.


MICRO 2012

Title:45th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture
Abstract Deadline:2012-06-01
Submission Deadline:2012-06-08
Dates:December, 1-5, 2012
Location:Vancouver, BC, Canada
The International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) is the premier forum for presentation and discussion of new ideas in microarchitecture, compilers, hardware/software interfaces, and design of advanced computing and communication systems. The goal of MICRO is to bring together researchers in the fields of microarchitecture, compilers, and systems for technical exchange. The MICRO community has enjoyed having close interaction between academic researchers and industrial designers -- we aim to continue and strengthen this longstanding tradition at the 45th MICRO in Vancouver. We invite original paper submissions related to but not limited to the topics described on the MICRO-45 website.


SYSTOR 2012 Call for Participation

Title:5th Annual International Systems and Storage Conference
Submission Deadline:2012-06-04
Dates:June, 4-6, 2012
Location:Haifa, Israel
You are invited to SYSTOR 2012, June 4-6, 2012, Haifa, Israel. Registration and attendance are FREE. REGISTRATION: KEYNOTES: o Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison. "The End-to-end Argument for Storage Systems" o Herbert Bos, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. "Full Speed in Reverse -- Why Reverse Engineering Helps to Protect Your Programs" o Radu Sion, Stony Brook University. "To Cloud or Not To. The Economics of Cloud Computing OR why and when storing data in Clouds is not a good idea" o Emmett Witchel, University of Texas at Austin "ACID: The Wrong Way to Think About Concurrency" PROGRAM:

SoCC 2012

Title:ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC) 2012
Abstract Deadline:2012-06-08
Submission Deadline:2012-06-15
Dates:October 14-17, 2012
Location:San Jose, California, USA
Contact Email:Daniel Freedman <>
The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2012 (ACM SoCC 2012) will be the third in a new series of symposia that brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. ACM SoCC is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and on Operating Systems (SIGOPS). In the past, SoCC has been held in conjunction with the ACM SIGMOD and ACM SOSP Conferences in alternative years. In 2012, SoCC is growing up: It will be held on its own for the first time and the setting will be Silicon Valley. The scope of SoCC Symposia is broad and encompasses diverse systems topics such as software as a service, virtualization, and scalable cloud data services. Many facets of systems and data management issues must be revisited in the context of cloud computing. Suggested topics for paper submissions include but are not limited to: * Administrative and Manageability * Data Privacy * Data Services Architectures * Distributed and Parallel Query Processing * Energy Management * Distribution and Cloud Networking * High Availability and Reliability * Infrastructure Technologies * Large Scale Cloud Applications * Multi-Tenancy * Programming Models * Provisioning and Metering * Resource Management and Performance * Scientific Data Management * Security of Services * Service Level Agreements * Storage Architectures * Transactional Models * Virtualization Technologies

SI Virtualization

Title:IEEE Internet Computing Special Issue on Virtualization
Submission Deadline:2012-07-01
IEEE Internet Computing is organizing a special issue on Virtualization. Please see the Web page for the full CFP.



Title:16th International Conference On Principles Of DIstributed Systems
Abstract Deadline:2012-07-05
Submission Deadline:2012-07-10
Dates:December 17-21, 2012
Location:Rome, Italy
OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge on distributed computing and systems among researchers from around the world. This conference is the 16th in a series of annual conferences. Following the tradition of the previous events, its program will be composed of high-quality contributed and invited papers. The program committee is soliciting original and significant research contributions to the theory, specification, design and implementation of distributed systems.

MAD 2012

Title:Workshop on Managing Systems Automatically and Dynamically
Submission Deadline:2012-07-06
Location:Hollywood, CA. USA
The complexity of modern systems makes them extremely challenging to manage. As such, much of their computational capability is lost to (i) complex failures and (ii) to inefficient performance that results from system mis-configuration. The MAD workshop focuses on techniques to make complex systems manageable: Monitoring * Log/metric collection and aggregation * Reports on public data sources Analysis * Automated analysis using statistical, machine learning, natural language processing techniques * Visualizing system information * Model quality evaluation and method comparison Action * Applications of analyses for reliability, performance, power management, security, fault diagnosis, scheduling, or manageability * Application and integration of machine learning on large, real systems

ICISS 2012

Title:8th International Conference on Information Systems Security 2012
Submission Deadline:2012-07-13
Location:Guwahati, India
The conference series ICISS, held annually, provides a forum for disseminating latest research results in information and systems security. ICISS 2012, the Eight conference in this series, will be held under the aegis of the newly formed Society for Research in Information Security and Privacy (SRISP). The acceptance ratio of the first seven conferences has averaged less than 30%, and the proceedings have been published as part of the Springer-Verlag series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Submissions are encouraged from academia, industry and government addressing theoretical and practical problems in information and systems security and related areas.

ICDCN 2013

Title:14th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking
Submission Deadline:2012-07-15
Dates:January, 3-6, 2013
Location:Mumbai, India
ICDCN is a premier international conference dedicated to addressing advances in Distributed Computing and Communication Networks. Over the years, ICDCN has become a leading forum for disseminating the latest research results in these fields. As in the past, ICDCN 2013 will be organized in two tracks: Distributed Computing and Networking,and will comprise a highly selective technical program consisting of refereed submitted papers , panel discussions as well as focused workshops on emerging topics. Papers describing original research work and practical experiences/experimental results are solicited.



Title:18th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Abstract Deadline:2012-07-16
Submission Deadline:2012-07-23
Dates:March, 16-20, 2013
Location:Houston, TX, USA
ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and security, as well as applications and human-computer interaction. ASPLOS 2013 invites submissions on ground-breaking research on current and future computer systems, from low-power embedded and wearable devices to large-scale parallel computers. Submissions should emphasize synergy of at least two ASPLOS communities: architecture; programming languages; and operating systems. Papers on non-traditional topics are especially encouraged.

TAPAS 2012

Title:2nd International Conference on Practice and Theory of Algorithms in (Computer) Systems
Submission Deadline:2012-07-20
Dates:December, 3-5, 2012
Location:Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, Israel (
The continuously increasing interaction between communication and computing gives rise to difficult algorithmic issues in diverse areas including coverage, mobility, routing, cooperation, capacity planning, scheduling, and power control. The aim of TAPAS is to provide a forum for presentation of original research in the design, implementation and evaluation of algorithms.

IC2E 2013

Title:IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering
Abstract Deadline:2012-09-07
Submission Deadline:2012-09-14
Dates:Mar. 25-27, 2013
Location:San Francisco, CA
The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) is a new conference that seeks to provide a high-quality and comprehensive forum, where researchers and practitioners involved in the development of cloud infrastructure and applications can exchange information on engineering principles, enabling technologies, and practical experiences as related to cloud computing. By bringing together experts that work on different levels of the cloud stack - systems, storage, networking, platforms, databases, and applications, IC2E will offer an end-to-end view on the challenges and technologies in cloud computing, foster research that addresses the interaction between different layers of the stack, and ultimately help shape the future of cloud-transformed business and society.


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