SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (03/01/2014)


  1. Announcements:
    IEEE Internet Computing2014-03-01
    MASCOTS 20142014-03-07
    IEEE CNS 20142014-03-07
    NVMW 20142014-03-09
    MSPC 20142014-03-10
    * HASH 20142014-03-10
    ROSS 20142014-03-14
    MSST 20142014-03-17
    APSys 20142014-03-21
    * ASBD 20142014-03-31
    FedCSIS 20142014-04-11
    FOMC 20142014-05-02
    Middleware 20142014-05-09

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    ASPLOS'14, PRObE, EuroSys jobs page, Berkeley programmer job opening

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Title:11th International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Abstract Deadline:2014-02-26
Submission Deadline:2014-03-05
Dates:June 18-20, 2014
Location:Philadelphia, PA
ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques, foundations, and applications. Large-scale systems of all types, such as data centers, compute clouds, smart cities, cyber-physical systems, sensor networks, and embedded or pervasive environments, are becoming increasingly complex and burdensome for people to manage. Autonomic computing systems reduce this burden by managing their own behavior in accordance with high-level goals. 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.

IEEE Internet Computing

Title:Call For Proposals: IEEE Internet Computing Guest Editor Theme Issues
Submission Deadline:2014-03-01
Dates:January, 1-1, 2015
IEEE Internet Computing will be assembling its editorial calendar for the 2014-2015 timeframe at its upcoming editorial board meeting. We solicit proposals to guest edit theme issues. For detailed instructions please see the web site: The deadline for proposals for this cycle is March 1 2014.


Title:IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2014)
Abstract Deadline:2014-03-07
Submission Deadline:2014-03-14
Dates:September, 9-11, 2014
Location:Paris, France
The MASCOTS conference encourages papers describing results both of theoretic and practical significance. Papers presenting new performance evaluation methods or those applying existing methods to provide new insights into design trade-offs for computer and networked systems are particularly encouraged.


Title:IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
Abstract Deadline:2014-03-07
Submission Deadline:2014-03-14
Dates:October, 29-31, 2014
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a new conference series in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) core conference portfolio and the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cyber security. IEEE CNS is a spin-off of IEEE INFOCOM, the premier ComSoc conference on networking. The goal of CNS is to provide an outstanding forum for cyber security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security.

NVMW 2014

Title:Call For Participation: 5th Non-Volatile Memories Workshop
Submission Deadline:2014-03-09
Dates:March 9-11, 2014
Location:San Diego, California USA
The 5th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW 2014) provides a unique showcase for outstanding research on solid state, non-volatile memories. It features a "vertically integrated" program that includes includes presentations on a wide range of topics spanning devices, data encoding, systems architecture, and applications: * Big data applications for NVMs * Flash-based SSD optimization * Power management in NVMs * Operating system optimizations * SSD wear management * Persistent objects * Novel NVM array architectures * Error coding for NVMs Travel grant applications are due February 12th. Early registration ends February 28th

MSPC 2014

Title:ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Memory Systems Performance and Correctness
Submission Deadline:2014-03-10
Dates:June 13, 2014
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (co-located with PLDI)
Memory is a major bottleneck in almost all computing systems. It is becoming more so as more cores and agents are sharing parts of the memory system and as applications are becoming increasingly data intensive. MSPC 2014 will provide a forum for publishing and discussing all aspects of memory performance and correctness on a variety of systems (multi-core, desktop, embedded, server/cloud, high-performance computing, sensor, etc) and related software and hardware innovations at various levels of the technology stack. We invite new submissions that tackle issues in memory system performance, efficiency, correctness, and dependability in both hardware and software layers.


HASH 2014

Submission Deadline:2014-03-10
Dates:June, 14, 2014
Location:Minneapolis, MN, USA
The Heterogeneous Architecture: Software and Hardware workshop provides a high-quality forum for computer scientists and engineers to present their latest research findings in the rapidly evolving field of heterogeneous architecture. Heterogeneouity can be in the form of cores of different strength, general purpose cores and GPUs, cores with different memory hierarchies, accelerators, etc; as well as their interconnect. The interaction among the different layers of the stack is part of the objectives, which involves compilers, OS, and programming models.

ROSS 2014

Title:International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers
Submission Deadline:2014-03-14
Dates:June 10, 2014
Location:Munich, Germany
The ROSS workshop will be held as a full-day meeting at the ICS 2014 conference, in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC. Topics of interest: OS and runtime system scalability on many-node and multi/many-core systems; specialized OSs for Supercomputing; distributed/hybrid/partitioned OSs and runtime systems for Supercomputing; fault tolerance; system noise analysis and prevention; interaction between middleware, runtime system, and the OS; modeling and performance analysis of runtime systems; OS and runtime considerations for large-volume, high-performance I/O; parallel job startup; memory management and emerging memory technologies; the role of OS and runtime system in minimizing power usage; and real-time considerations for Supercomputing.

MSST 2014

Title:30th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies
Abstract Deadline:2014-03-17
Submission Deadline:2014-03-22
Dates:June 2-6, 2014
Location:Santa Clara University
The conference offers a full week dedicated to storage technology. As on previous occasions, the conference will include a two-day research track of peer-reviewed papers. We encourage the submission of research papers on the implementation, design, and analysis of file and storage systems. Specific areas are listed in the call for papers at the conference website.

APSys 2014

Title:5th ACM SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems
Submission Deadline:2014-03-21
Dates:June, 25-26, 2014
Location:Beijing, China
Building on the success of its 2010--2013 predecessors in New Delhi (India), Shanghai (China), Seoul (South Korea), and Singapore, APSys 2014 will continue to be a lively forum for systems researchers and practitioners across the world to meet, interact, and collaborate with their peers from the Asia/Pacific region. We take a broad view of computer systems, and solicit papers on topics related to systems.


ASBD 2014

Title:4th Workshop on Architectures and Systems for Big Data (Co-located with ISCA)
Submission Deadline:2014-03-31
Location:Minneapolis, MN, USA
We are pleased to request papers for presentation at the upcoming Fourth Workshop on Architectures and Systems for Big Data (ASBD 2014) held in conjunction with ISCA-41. The workshop will provide a forum to exchange research ideas related to all critical aspects of emerging analytics systems for big data, including architectural support, benchmarks and metrics, data management software, operating systems, and emerging challenges and opportunities. We hope to attract a group of interdisciplinary researchers from academia, industry and government research labs. We also plan to have a keynote speaker and/or panel session.

FedCSIS 2014

Title:2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS)
Submission Deadline:2014-04-11
Dates:September, 7-10, 2014
Location:Warsaw, Poland
The FedCSIS Multiconference consists of Events (conferences, symposia, workshops, special sessions). Each Event may run over any span of time within the conference dates (from half-day to three days). The FedCSIS Events provide a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in computer science and information systems. Since 2012, Proceedings of the FedCSIS conference are indexed in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science.

FOMC 2014

Title:The Tenth ACM International Workshop on Foundations of Mobile Computing (Formerly known as DIALM-POMC)
Abstract Deadline:2014-05-02
Submission Deadline:2014-05-09
Dates:August, 11, 2014
Location:Philadelphia, PA, USA
Two Tracks! -Regular Track -Position Paper Track With the growing ubiquity of mobile communication devices in our daily lives, mobile computing is emerging as an important new field in computer science. This increasing interaction between mobility, communication and computing has generated a number of challenging issues in diverse areas, including coverage, mobility, routing, cooperation, capacity planning, scheduling, and power control. FOMC is dedicated to these issues. It covers both design and analysis of discrete/distributed algorithms, and systems modeling of mobile, wireless and similarly dynamic networks and brings together practitioners and theoreticians to foster cooperation between research in mobile computing and algorithms.

Middleware 2014

Title:15th ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference
Abstract Deadline:2014-05-09
Submission Deadline:2014-05-16
Dates:December, 8--12, 2014
Location:Bordeaux, France
The annual ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and use of middleware systems. Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 15th International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research, technology and experimentation in 2014. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for computing, storage, and communication environments. Highlights of the conference will include a high quality single-track technical program, invited speakers, an industrial track, panel discussions involving academic and industry leaders, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.

CANS 2014

Title:13rd International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
Submission Deadline:2014-06-10
Dates:October, 22-24, 2014
Location:Heraklion Crete, Greece
Papers offering novel research contributions are solicited for submission to the 13rd International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS-2014). The focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers suggesting novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives.


Title:ASPLOS'14, PRObE, EuroSys jobs page, Berkeley programmer job opening
Call for Participation: ASPLOS'14

19th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems being held in Salt Lake City, UT, USA March 1-5, 2014  
Please note the following: 
Deadline for Wild and Crazy Ideas (WACI) Submissions : Jan 17th 
Student Travel Grant Application Deadline :  Feb 2nd 
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 10th 
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Jan 30th 
Technical Program 
Co-located Events Program 
Upcoming Deadlines for ASPLOS Workshop Submissions: 
  WACAS -- Approximate Computing -- Jan 17th 
  W-MOS -- Overprovisioned Systems -- Feb 3rd 
ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, and operating systems and 
networking. The program covers cross-cutting research spanning mobile systems to data centers, targeting diverse goals such as performance, energy efficiency, resiliency, and security. 
The conference program (March 3rd-5th) features: 
    - 49 technical papers 
    - Two keynotes 
                - Brad Calder, Microsoft 
                - Jeff Gehlhaar, Qualcomm 
    - A debate 
                - Resolved: Specialized architectures, languages, and system software should 
                  largely supplant general-purpose alternatives within the next decade 
                  Moderator: David Wood, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
    - A Wild and Crazy Ideas (WACI) session featuring 
                - WACInote: RF-powered computing and communication 
                  Josh Smith, University of Washington 
    - A poster session and lightning talk session for all accepted papers 
ASPLOS Co-Located Events: 
Saturday March 1st 2014 
  - ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) 
  - Workshop on Managing Overprovisioned Systems (W-MOS) 
  - 7th Workshop on General Purpose Processing Using GPUs (GPGPU-7) 
  - 4th Workshop on Big Data Benchmarks, Performance Optimization, and Emerging Hardware  (BPOE-4) 
  - Tutorial: Towards Database Virtualization for Database as a Service 
  - Tutorial: Pin Binary Instrumentation Tutorial 
  - Tutorial: Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop and MemCached on Datacenters with Modern Networking and Storage Architecture 
  - Tutorial: Analyzing Analytics for Parallelism 
Sunday March 2nd 2014 
  - ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) 
  - 5th Workshop on Determinism and Correctness for Parallel Programs (WODET) 
  - 9th Workshop on Transactional Computing (TRANSACT) 
  - 1st Workshop on Approximate Computing Across the System Stack (WACAS) 
  - Tutorial: System Analytics in the Cloud 
  - Tutorial: Concord: Homogeneous Programming for Heterogeneous Platforms 
  - Tutorial: Rigorous and Practical Server Design Evaluation 
  - Tutorial: Machine Learning on Big Data 
  - Tutorial: Multi2Sim - A Compilation and Simulation Framework for Heterogeneous Computing 

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.

UC Berkeley is looking for a great programmer
Dear academic & professional colleagues:

If you have an MS-or-better student finishing up this semester who's 
looking to stay in academia for a bit but doesn't want to jump right 
into a PhD, or a great programmer who's been around the block a 
couple of times and is looking to do something in the Bay Area for 
a few years, the ASPIRE project at UC Berkeley (agile co-design of 
hardware and software for high performance and energy efficiency) 
is looking for a full time programmer.

Technically, someone who knows something about languages and language
 engineering and has great software engineering practices; socially, 
someone who's interesting to be around and (ideally) even has some 
experience in an academic or R&D setting.

Nominally a career position, solid salary, great benefits and work 
with fun people - not just the Berkeley crowd but the many, many 
companies we have close relationships with (Intel, Google, Nokia, 
NVidia, Oracle, many others), and the chance to work with truly 
great students in a variety of settings.

for more details and/or email Armando Fox <> 
if any questions!


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