SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (06/03/2016)


  1. Announcements:
    PPPJ 20162016-06-02
    CPA 20162016-06-06
    * SYSTOR 20162016-06-06
    SecureComm 20162016-06-15
    * IMISCET-20162016-06-15
    * NETWORKS 20162016-06-27
    * W-PSDS 20162016-07-01
    SBESC 20162016-07-04
    * SPMED 20162016-07-18
    * ASPLOS 20172016-08-08
    * OPODIS 20162016-08-15
    * EWSN 20172016-09-12
    SENSORNETS 20172016-10-07

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    Call for Nominations: Editor-In-Chief ACM Transactions on Storage (ACM TOS)

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PPPJ 2016

Title:13th International Conference on Principles and Practices of Programming on the Java Platform: Virtual Machines, Languages, and Tools
Abstract Deadline:2016-06-02
Submission Deadline:2016-06-06
Dates:August, 29-2, 2016
Location:Lugano, Switzerland
PPPJ '16 is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss novel results on all aspects of managed languages and their runtime systems, including virtual machines, tools, methods, frameworks, libraries, case studies, and experience reports. Managed languages and runtime systems of interest include, but are not limited to, Java, Scala, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C#, F#, Clojure, Groovy, Kotlin, R, Java VM, Dalvik VM and Android Runtime (ART), LLVM, .NET CLR, RPython.

CPA 2016

Title:Communicating Process Architectures 2016: The 36th WoTUG Conference on Concurrent and Parallel Programming
Submission Deadline:2016-06-06
Dates:August, 21-24, 2016
Location:Copenhagen, Denmark
CPA is concerned with concurrency at all scales. It aims to bridge the gap between the mathematical theory of concurrency and its practical application to the design, implementation and validation of parallel applications for embedded, multicore and distributed computing systems.



Title:9th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference
Submission Deadline:2016-06-06
Dates:June 6-8, 2016
Location:Haifa, Israel
SYSTOR organizers aim to provide an excellent international forum for interaction across the systems research community, appealing and useful to academic and industrial researchers, welcoming both students and seasoned professionals. Following this goal, SYSTOR 2016 will host distinguished keynote speakers (Eddie Kohler (Harvard), Brad Karp (University College London) and Bryan Ford (EPFL)) and offer an interactive poster session as well as social events. Participation is free of charge.

SecureComm 2016

Title:12th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
Submission Deadline:2016-06-15
Dates:October 10–12, 2016
Location:Guangzhou, People's Rupublic of China
SecureComm seeks high-quality research contributions in the form of well-developed papers. Topics of interest encompass research advances in ALL areas of secure communications and networking. Topics in other areas (e.g., formal methods, database security, secure software, theoretical cryptography) will be considered only if a clear connection to private or secure communication/networking is demonstrated.



Title:The First International Workshop on In-Memory and In-Storage Computing with Emerging Technologies
Submission Deadline:2016-06-15
Dates:09, 11-11, 2016
Location:Haifa, Israel
This workshop will provide a high-quality forum for scientists and researchers to present their latest research findings in this rapidly changing field. We will discuss the use of emerging technologies as enabler of a next generation of new architectures. Authors are invited to submit papers on all aspects of emerging memory and storage technology based computing.



Title:17th International Network Strategy and Planning Symposium
Submission Deadline:2016-06-27
Dates:26-28 September 2016
Location:Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The prime focus of Networks 2016 is on new challenges in network design, planning, management and operations. These challenges are induced by several recent technological developments such as: Software Defined Networking (SDN), Cloud Networking, Big Data Networking, omnipresent virtualization of resources leading to Virtual Networks Operations (VNO), as well as the increased diversity of overlaid large-scale infrastructures (Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Internet of Things). Some of these issues will be also addressed by keynote speakers from Ciena, Ericsson, GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) and SAVI (NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures).


W-PSDS 2016

Title:4th Workshop on Planetary-Scale Distributed Systems
Submission Deadline:2016-07-01
Dates:September, 26, 2016
Location:Budapest, Hungary
Distributed systems have gained a more prominent role in the everyday life of many people. Additionally, 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. Users expect these systems to be robust, highly available, safe, and efficient. This leads to the emergence of significant challenges for providing all these properties while the inherent complexity of these systems grows. The goal of the workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners from the large-scale distributed systems community to discuss the current state of the art, emerging challenges and trends, as well as novel solutions, implementation, and deployment of large scale, and in particular of planetary-scale, distributed systems and applications.

SBESC 2016

Title:VI Brazilian Symposium on Computing Systems Engineering
Submission Deadline:2016-07-04
Dates:November, 1-4, 2016
Location:João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
The Brazilian Symposium on Computing Systems Engineering (SBESC) invites you to submit original research papers for the symposium. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. Research on topics related to operating systems, real-time and critical systems, and embedded systems are within the topics of interest. The SBESC'2016 will be held in João Pessoa city, in northeast of Brazil. João Pessoa was founded in 1585 and is known as the city where the sun rises first, because it is the easternmost city in the Americas. The city has multiple beaches along 30 km of warm and crystal water.


SPMED 2016

Title:International Workshop on Real-World Security and Privacy for Collaborative Medical Analytics
Submission Deadline:2016-07-18
Dates:July, 18, 2016
Location:Darmstadtium Darmstadt, Germany
Medical progress increasingly depends on analyzing large data sets. This is often prevented by data silos and stringent privacy requirements. New technologies are emerging that allow privacypreserving collaborative analytics of medical data, even if the amounts of data are large, the security and privacy requirements remain stringent, and the data origins from multiple silos. In particular fields with highly sensitive data such as genomics or other health domains, the wide range of privacy-preserving analytics technologies promise to enable new and exciting applications and scientific breakthroughs. For more information, logistics and registration: (register for SPMED)



Title:22nd International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Abstract Deadline:2016-08-08
Submission Deadline:2016-08-15
Dates:Apr 8-12, 2017
Location:Xi'an, China
ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture, programming languages and compilers, and operating systems. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: • emerging platforms at all scales, from embedded to cloud • heterogeneous multicore architectures and accelerators • systems for enabling parallelism at an extreme scale • non-traditional computing systems • systems that address social, educational, and environmental challenges • programming models and compilation for existing and emerging platforms • managing, storing, and computing on big data • virtualization • memory and storage technologies and architectures • power, energy, and thermal management • security, reliability, and availability • verification and testing, and their impact on design



Title:20th International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2016)
Abstract Deadline:2016-08-15
Submission Deadline:2016-08-22
Dates:12, 13-16, 2016
Location:Madrid, Spain
OPODIS solicits papers in all aspects of distributed systems, including theory, specification, design, performance and system building. OPODIS now covers the whole range between the theoretical aspects and practical implementations. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Design and analysis of distributed algorithms • Synchronization, concurrent algorithms, shared and transactional memory • Design and analysis of concurrent and distributed data structures • Communication networks (protocols, architectures, services, applications) • High-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing • Mesh and ad-hoc networks (wireless, mobile, sensor), location and context-aware systems • Mobile agents, robots, and rendezvous • Internet applications, social systems, peer-to-peer and overlay networks • Distributed operating systems, middleware, and distributed database systems • Programming languages, formal methods, specification and verification applied to distributed systems • Embedded and energy-efficient distributed systems • Distributed event processing • Distributed storage and file systems, large-scale systems, and big data analytics • Dependable distributed algorithms and systems • Self-stabilization, self-organization, autonomy • Security and privacy, cryptographic protocols • Game-theory and economical aspects of distributed computing • Randomization in distributed computing • Biological distributed algorithms


EWSN 2017

Title:International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks 2017 - Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline:2016-09-12
Submission Deadline:2016-09-19
Dates:02, 20-22, 2017
Location:Uppsala, Sweden
The International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) is a highly selective single-track international conference focusing on premier research results at the intersection of embedded systems and wireless networking - an area of highest relevance for visionary technologies such as the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems as well as applications such as Industry 4.0, Smart Production, Smart Cities, and Connected Cars.


Title:6th International Conference on Sensor Networks
Submission Deadline:2016-10-07
Dates:February, 19-21, 2017
Location:Porto, Portugal
This conference intends to be the meeting point of researchers and practitioners to share experiences 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. Conference Areas 1. Sensor Networks Software, Architectures and Applications 2. Wireless Sensor Networks 3. Energy and Environment 4. Intelligent Data Analysis and Processing 5. Security and Privacy in Sensor Networks Keynote Lectures Nancy Cam-Winget, Cisco Systems, United States Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States


Title:Call for Nominations: Editor-In-Chief ACM Transactions on Storage (ACM TOS)
Appointed by the ACM Publications Board, Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) of ACM journals are delegated full responsibility for the editorial management of the journal consistent with the journal's charter and general ACM policies. The Board relies on EiCs to ensure that the content of the journal is of high quality and that the editorial review process is both timely and fair. He/she has final say on acceptance of papers, size of the Editorial Board, and appointment of Associate Editors. A complete list of responsibilities is found in the Volunteer Editors Position Descriptions ( Additional information can be found in the following documents:
Rights and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing:

ACM's Evaluation Criteria for Editors-in-Chief:
Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be considered. Self-nominations are encouraged, and should include a statement of the candidate's vision for the future development of TOS. 

The deadline for submitting nominations is May 31, 2016, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Please send all nominations to the nominating committee chair, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau (
The search committee members are:
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Chair
Angela Demke-Brown (University of Toronto)
Garth Gibson (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jason Flinn (University of Michigan)
Bianca Schroeder (University of Toronto)

Holly Rushmeier (Yale University, ACM Publications Board Liaison)


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