SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (06/02/2015)


  1. Announcements:
    * USENIX ATC'152015-06-15
    ROME 20152015-06-02
    Mobiwac 20152015-06-12
    * FPS 20152015-06-14
    IoTaaS 20152015-06-15
    * DEPLS2015-06-15
    STM 20152015-06-16
    C&TC 20152015-06-23
    * SoCC 20152015-06-26
    * W-PSDS2015-06-26
    * SPC 20152015-07-03
    * Elsevier D2D2015-07-06
    * INFLOW 20152015-07-15
    ICMC 20152015-07-16
    ICISS 20152015-07-29
    PPoPP 20162015-09-04

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    SIGOPS HoF Award, Mark Weiser Award, Dennis M. Ritchie Award, FCRC

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ROME 2015

Title:Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era
Submission Deadline:2015-06-02
Dates:August, 25, 2015
Location:Vienna, Austria
Parallel processing has become prevalent across the board. In order to continue a performance increase, innovative many-core architectures will be developed. Such systems, equipped with a significant higher amount of cores per chip than multicores, pose challenges in both hardware and software design. On the hardware side, on-chip networks, scratchpads, hybrid memory cubes, non-volatile and stacked memory, as well as deep cache-hierarchies, and novel cache-coherence strategies will enrich the current research areas. The ROME workshop is addressed to the new challenges in hardware/software co-design of runtime and operating systems in order to exploit the available performance as effectively as possible.

Mobiwac 2015

Title:13th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access
Submission Deadline:2015-06-12
Dates:11, 2-6, 2015
Location:Cancun (Mexico)
The MOBIWAC series of events are intended to provide an international forum for the discussion and presentation of original ideas, recent results and achievements by researchers, students, and systems developers on issues and challenges related to mobility management and wireless access protocols. To keep up with the technological developments, we also open up new areas such as mobile cloud computing starting from this year. Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and practical results of significance on all aspects of wireless and mobile access technologies, with an emphasis on mobility management and wireless access.


FPS 2015

Title:The 8th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security
Submission Deadline:2015-06-14
Dates:October, 26-28, 2015
Location:Clermont-Ferrand, France
The aim of FPS is to discuss and exchange theoretical and practical ideas that address security issues in inter-connected systems. It aims to provide scientific presentations as well as to establish links, promote scientific collaboration, joint research programs, and student exchanges between institutions involved in this important and fast moving research field. We also invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in security, privacy, trustworthy data systems and related areas to submit their original papers.

IoTaaS 2015

Title:2nd International Conference on IoT as a Service (IoTaaS 2015)
Submission Deadline:2015-06-15
Dates:October, 26-27, 2015
Location:Rome, Italy
The amount of smart devices immersed in everyday life is growing daily in terms of power, processing and network connectivity. The "Internet of Things as a Service" deployment paradigm will enable the easy adoption of IoT-based services and applications by end users, while forcing providers of smart objects and middleware platforms to architect their solutions accordingly. The 2nd International Conference on IoT as a Service (IoTaaS 2015) aims to contribute to the discussion on the challenges posed by these trends. IoTaaS is seeking original high-quality research and industrial papers on the confluence of IoT and advanced delivery models.



Title:1st Workshop on Dependability in Large Scale Systems
Submission Deadline:2015-06-15
Co-located with: 11th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC'2015) Paper submission: June 15th, 2015 The probability of failures grows proportionally with the size of the system. Large-scale systems exhibit a short mean time between failures (MTBF); the MTBF of exa-scale systems is expected not to exceed one hour. Furthermore many large-scale systems, like clouds for instance, service many users concurrently and thus face highly dynamic workloads. Many kinds of failures can occur in such systems. Physical hosts or virtual machines (VMs) can crash, network partitions or VM migrations can lead to message losses or large variations in network latency,...



Title:2015 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Early Registration Deadline:2015-06-15
Dates:July, 8-10, 2015
Location:Santa Clara, CA, USA
Join us in Santa Clara, CA, July 8-10, 2015 for the 2015 USENIX Annual Technical Conference!

This year's program will include
  • 47 refereed paper presentations
  • 16 industry practitioner talks
  • 9 presentations from recent OSDI, NSDI, FAST, LISA, USENIX-Security Best Paper Award winners, and others.

    ATC'15 will bring together leading systems researchers for cutting-edge systems research and unlimited opportunities to gain insight into a variety of must-know topics, including large-scale systems, consumer-electronics systems, big data, memory, storage, virtualization, networking, reliability, security, and others.

    Register by June 15 and save. Additional discounts are available!

  • STM 2015

    Title:11th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM 2015)
    Submission Deadline:2015-06-16
    Dates:September, 21-22, 2015
    Location:Vienna, Austria
    STM (Security and Trust Management) is a working group of ERCIM (European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics). STM 2015 is the eleventh workshop in this series and will be held in Vienna, Austria, in conjunction with the 20th European Symposium On Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2015). The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and trust in ICTs.

    C&TC 2015

    Title:5th International Symposium on Cloud Computing, Trusted Computing and Secure Virtual Infrastructures
    Abstract Deadline:2015-06-23
    Submission Deadline:2015-06-30
    Dates:June, 26-28, 2015
    Location:Rhodes, Greece
    Cloud and Trusted Computing (C&TC 2015) is the 5th International Symposium on Cloud Computing, Trusted Computing and Secure Virtual Infrastructures, organized as a component conference of the OnTheMove Federated Conferences & Workshops. C&TC 2015 will be held in Rhodes, Greece. The conference solicits submissions from both academia and industry presenting novel research in the context of Cloud Computing, presenting theoretical and practical approaches to cloud trust, security, privacy and risk management.


    SoCC 2015

    Title:ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing
    Submission Deadline:2015-06-26
    Dates:Aug 27-29, 2015
    Location:Kohala Coast, HI, U. S. A
    The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2015 (SoCC'15) is the sixth in an established series of symposia that bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. SoCC is co-sponsored by the ACM SIGMOD and SIGOPS. The SoCC poster sessions provide an opportunity to present works-in-progress in an informal setting. Topics of interest are the same as the research topics in the SoCC conference call for papers. While anyone can submit a proposal, preference will be given to posters where the primary contribution is from students, industry/start-up organization, or VLDB participants. For more details, please refer to



    Title:Third Workshop on Planetary-Scale Distributed Systems
    Submission Deadline:2015-06-26
    Dates:September, 28-28, 2015
    Location:Montreal, Canada
    Distributed systems have gained a more prominent role in the everyday life of many people. The scale of these systems has also been increasing over the past decade, and systems that interconnect users at a planetary scale are now common place. The goal of the workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners from the large-scale distributed systems communities to discuss the current state of the art, emerging challenges and trends, as well as novel solutions, implementation and deployment of large scale distributed systems and applications. The workshop welcomes contributions from both academia and industry. Industry submission.


    Title:3rd Conference On Timely Results in Operating Systems (TRIOS)
    Submission Deadline:2015-06-29
    Dates:October, 4, 2015
    Location:Monterey, CA, USA
    TRIOS is being held in conjunction with SOSP. SOSP has an outstanding reputation based, in part, on its low acceptance rate. But many good papers are rejected, with publication delayed by months or years. TRIOS is a venue for such papers to be published in a more timely manner, benefiting the authors and the community. TRIOS accepts submissions directly from authors (deadline:5/26) and SOSP transfers (deadline:6/29). Direct submissions are reviewed by the TRIOS program committee. SOSP transfers, i.e. submissions of SOSP rejects, are not re-reviewed except in special cases; instead, the TRIOS committee makes acceptance decisions based on SOSP reviews.


    Title:Eighth Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems
    Submission Deadline:2015-07-03
    Dates:October, 4, 2015
    Location:Monterey, California, USA
    PLOS'15 will be hosted at the 25th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'15). The PLOS workshop has the tradition of bringing 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. We welcome research, experience, and position papers; papers describing industrial experience are particularly encouraged.


    SPC 2015

    Title:First Workshop on Security and Privacy in the Cloud
    Submission Deadline:2015-07-03
    Dates:September 30, 2015
    Location:Florence, Italy
    SPC 2015 will be held in Florence, Italy, in conjunction with the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2015). The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are interested in discussing the security, privacy, and data protection issues emerging in cloud scenarios, and possible solutions to them.


    Elsevier D2D

    Title:Elsevier PHYCOM Special Issue on D2D-based Offloading Techniques
    Submission Deadline:2015-07-06
    Dates:12, 1, 2015
    Location:Elsevier PHYCOM journal
    This special issue will focus on theoretical research contributions presenting new techniques, concepts or analyses, and applied contributions reporting on experiences and experiments with D2D-based offloading systems. In particular, within the general framework of D2D communications and cellular offloading, we solicit manuscripts that present original and previously unpublished work on topics including, but not limited to, the following: PHY/MAC architectures; Opportunistic offloading; Opportunistic medium access; Spectrum management; Resource optimization; Energy minimization; Security and privacy; Interference management; Coding and decoding methods; MAC protocol coexistence; Scheduling; HetNets; M2M communications; Vehicular communications; Content distribution architectures.


    INFLOW 2015

    Title:Third Workshop on Interactions of Nvm/FLash with Operating-systems and Workloads (INFLOW 2015)
    Submission Deadline:2015-07-15
    Dates:October 4, 2015
    Location:Monterey, California, USA
    The goal of INFLOW'15 is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in systems, across the hardware/software stack, who are interested in the potential of new storage technologies to change operating systems and applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to acceleration , applications, algorithms, abstractions, virtualization, optimization, and characterization of Flash and NVM storage, operating system interfaces to such storage, and applications which stand to benefit from high-performance or novel I/O architectures.

    ICMC 2015

    Title:The second International Conference on Mathematics and Computing
    Submission Deadline:2015-07-16
    Dates:01, 05-10, 2015
    Location:Haldia, India
    The second International Conference on Mathematics and Computing (ICMC 2015) will be held on January 05-10, 2015 in Haldia, India. You can find more information at General Co-Chairs: P. K. Saxena, SAG, DRDO, Delhi, India; P. D. Srivastava,IIT Kharagpur, India. Workshop Chair: Peeyush Chandra, Professor, IIT Kanpur, India. Program Co-Chairs: Ram N. Mohapatra, University of Central Florida, USA; Dipanwita Roy Chowdhury,IIT Kharagpur, India; Debasis Giri, Haldia Institute of Technology, India.

    ICISS 2015

    Title:11th International Conference on Information Systems Security
    Submission Deadline:2015-07-29
    Dates:December, 16-20, 2015
    Location:Kolkata, India
    The conference series ICISS (International Conference on Information Systems Security), held annually, provides a forum for disseminating latest research results in information and systems security. ICISS 2015, the eleventh conference in this series, will be held under the aegis of the Society for Research in Information Security and Privacy (SRISP). The acceptance ratio of the first ten conferences has averaged less than 30%. Like previous years, proceedings of the conference will be published as part of the Springer Verlag series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

    PPoPP 2016

    Title:ACM PPoPP 2016: 21st ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming
    Abstract Deadline:2015-09-04
    Submission Deadline:2015-09-11
    Dates:March 12-16, 2016
    Location:Barcelona, Spain
    PPoPP is a forum for leading work on all aspects of parallel programming, including theoretical foundations, techniques, languages, compilers, runtime systems, tools, and practical experience. PPoPP is particularly interested in work that addresses new parallel workloads, techniques, and tools that attempt to improve the productivity of parallel programming, and work towards improved synergy with such emerging architectures.


    Title:SIGOPS HoF Award, Mark Weiser Award, Dennis M. Ritchie Award, FCRC
    *Deadline: July 1st, 2015*
    The Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award was created in
    2013 by ACM SIGOPS 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 was presented at the 24th ACM Symposium on
    Operating Systems Principles, 2013. This will be an annual award
    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 AT&T Labs Research.
    *Submission Procedure*
    Please see
    for detailed nomination procedures and a list of previous
    award winners.
    Call for Nomination: SIGOPS Mark Weiser Awards
    The Mark Weiser Award was created in 2001 by ACM SIGOPS, to be
    given to an individual who has demonstrated creativity and
    innovation in operating systems research. The recipient must have
    begun his or her career no earlier than 20 years prior to
    The award is named in honor of Mark Weiser, a computing visionary
    recognized for his research accomplishments during his career at
    Xerox PARC. ACM SIGOPS will present a $1000 prize to the
    recipient, in memory of Mark and his many contributions to SIGOPS
    and the operating systems community. The award will be given
    annually at SOSP and OSDI.
    The selection committee will choose the recipient based on:
    "contributions that are highly creative, innovative, and possibly
    high-risk, in keeping with the visionary spirit of Mark Weiser."
    Nominations are due August 1st, 2015.  Please see
    for detailed nomination procedures, a list of previous
    award winners, and a list of award-committee members.
    Call for Nomination: SIGOPS Hall of Fame Awards
    We are requesting nominations for the SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of SIGOPS at SOSP 2015.  Per request of SIGOPS, which has adopted new rules for the HoF award (see, the anniversary selection is a "catch up" selection: it will complete the selection of the most influential papers of the past fifty years of operating systems research.  Starting from OSDI 2016, the selection of HoF papers will be restricted to papers that appeared 10-11 years previously.  The selection for the anniversary will complete the selection papers published through SOSP 2005.
    The selection committee consists of Peter Druschel (MPI), Gernot Heiser (NICTA), Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau (Wisconsin), Butler Lampson (Microsoft), Barbara Liskov (MIT), Jeff Mogul (Google), Mendel Rosenblum (Stanford), Willy Zwaenepoel (EFPL), and is co-chaired by Hank Levy (Washington, co-chair) and Frans Kaashoek (MIT, co-chair).
    Any SIGOPS member can nominate a paper. Any paper nominated in the past but not selected is automatically considered for selection.
    Please send nominations via email to on or before July 1, 2015. Please provide the full citation information for the paper being nominated (or a URL to the ACM DL), and a brief statement describing the reasons for the nomination. The Subject line of the email message should include the title of the nominated paper.
    The awards will be presented at SOSP'15, October 4-7, 2015 in Monterey, California, USA.
    For more information about the SIGOPS Hall of Fame award, please visit:
    Call for Participation: FCRC 2015
    Early bird registration is now open for FCRC 2015, the event that assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences and workshops into a week-long coordinated meeting. FCRC 2015 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, in Portland, Oregon from June 13 -- 19, 2015.
    This year's plenary speakers include: Michael Stonebraker, MIT CSAIL, 2014 ACM Turing Award Winner, who will deliver the 2014 ACM Turing Lecture; Andrew Yao, Tsinghua University; Olivier Temam, Google; Don Syme, Microsoft Research; Kathy Yelick, University of California at Berkeley and Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University
    Computational Complexity Conference
    CRA-W 2015 Career Mentoring Workshops
    EC 2015 [The 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation]
    HPDC 2015 [The 24th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing]
    ISCA 2015 [The 42nd International Symposium on Computer Architecture]
    ISMM 2015 [ACM SIGPLAN International Symposium on Memory Management]
    IWQoS 2015 [IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service]
    LCTES 2015  [ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED International Conference on Languages, Compilers and Tools for Embedded Systems]
    PADL 2015 [17th Symposium on Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages]
    PLDI 2015 [36th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation]
    SIGMETRICS 2015 [International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems]
    SPAA 2015 [ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures]
    STOC 2015 [47th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing]
    TRANSACT [10th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Transactional Computing]


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