SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (03/02/2016)


  1. Announcements:
    SEC 20162016-03-02
    * WiSec 20162016-03-04
    * ComPas 20162016-03-08
    SYSTOR 20162016-03-11
    ARES 20162016-03-13
    ROSS 20162016-03-14
    * ACMMM 20162016-03-27
    * WOPSSS 20162016-03-31
    * IEEE NVMSA 20162016-04-01
    Networks 20162016-04-04
    JSA (Special Issue)2016-04-20
    * OSPERT'162016-04-28
    CD-ARES 20162016-04-30
    * WISTP 20162016-05-03
    * ROME 20162016-05-06
    * DCCL 20162016-05-15
    * SoCC 20162016-05-17
    * PPPJ 20162016-06-02
    * SecureComm 20162016-06-15

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    Calls to Attend: Eurosys 2016 - ASPLOS 2016 - VEE 2016

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SEC 2016

Title:The First IEEE/ACM Symposium on Edge Computing
Submission Deadline:2016-03-02
Dates:October, 27-28, 2016
Location:Washington DC, USA
"Edge computing" is new paradigm in which the resources of a small data center are placed at the edge of the Internet, in close proximity to mobile devices, sensors, end users, and the emerging Internet of Things. Terms such as "cloudlets," "micro data centers," and "fog" have been used in the literature to refer to these small, edge-located data centers. They all represent counterpoints to the theme of consolidation and massive data centers that has dominated discourse in cloud computing. New challenges and opportunities arise as the consolidation of cloud computing meets the dispersion of edge computing. SEC2016 is a new conference that focuses on them.


WiSec 2016

Title:The 9th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks
Abstract Deadline:2016-03-04
Submission Deadline:2016-03-11
Dates:July, 18-20, 2016
Location:Darmstadt, Germany
As wireless and mobile networking becomes ubiquitous, security and privacy become increasingly critical. The focus of the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec) is on the security and privacy aspects of wireless communications, mobile networks, and their applications. In addition to the traditional ACM WiSec topics of physical, link, and network layer security, we also welcome papers focusing on the security and privacy of mobile software platforms and the increasingly diverse range of mobile or wireless applications. The conference welcomes both theoretical as well as systems contributions.


ComPas 2016

Title:Conf. on Parallelism, Architecture, Systems and Distribution (Conférence d'informatique en Parallélisme, Architecture, Système et Répartition)
Submission Deadline:2016-03-08
Dates:5–8 July 2016
Location:Lorient, France
ComPaS is the French conference in parallel and distributed computing, architecture, and systems. It is co-organised by ASF, the French chapter of SIGOPS. Submissions are accepted in French or English (6 pages + bibliography).


Title:9th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference
Submission Deadline:2016-03-11
Dates:June 6-8, 2016
Location:Haifa, Israel
SYSTOR provides a forum for interaction across the systems and storage community: international, academic, and industrial, for both students and more established members. We solicit high-quality experimental and practical research papers encompassing all aspects of computer systems. Research papers will be published by the ACM. In addition to research papers, SYSTOR hosts distinguished keynote speakers, highlighted papers from recent top conferences, a poster session, and social and cultural activities. SYSTOR 2016 will be held in Haifa from June 6 to 8, 2016.

ARES 2016

Title:11th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES”)
Submission Deadline:2016-03-13
Dates:August, 31-01, 2016
Location:Salzburg, Austria
The 11th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES”) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability. ARES will highlight the various aspects of security - with special focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security. ARES aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of security as an integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications. ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of security in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc. ARES is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Secure and Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map. Selected papers that are accepted by and presented at the ARES Conference will be published, after further revision, in special issues of international journals. The acceptance rate of the ARES 2015 conference was 29% (full papers only). The ARES conferences have been published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

ROSS 2016

Title:International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers
Submission Deadline:2016-03-14
Dates:June, 1, 2016
Location:Kyoto, Japan
The ROSS workshop will be held as a full-day meeting at the HPDC 2016 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; management of heterogeneous compute resources; distributed/hybrid/partitioned OSs and runtime systems for Supercomputing; management of reconfigurable compute resources; 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.


ACMMM 2016

Title:ACM Multimedia 2016
Abstract Deadline:2016-03-27
Submission Deadline:2016-04-03
Dates:October, 15-19, 2019
Location:Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ACM Multimedia 2016 calls for full papers presenting novel theoretical and algorithmic solutions addressing problems across the domain of multimedia and related applications. The conference also calls for short papers presenting novel, thought-provoking ideas and promising results in realizing these ideas. Submissions are invited in the following 15 topic areas and grouped into 4 themes. The "Systems" theme comprises Multimedia Transport and Delivery, Multimedia Systems and Middleware, Multimedia Telepresence and Virtual/Augmented Reality, Multimedia Scalability and Management, and Mobile Multimedia. The other themes concern the topics "Experience", "Engagement" and "Understanding". Visit the web page for details and calls for co-located events.



Title:1st Workshop On Performance and Scalability of Storage Systems (WOPSSS)
Submission Deadline:2016-03-31
Dates:June, 23rd, 2016
Location:Frankfurt, Germany
The Workshop On Performance and Scalability of Storage Systems (WOPSSS) aims to present state-of-the-art research, innovative ideas, and experience that focus on the design and implementation of HPC storage systems in both academic and industrial worlds, with a special interest on their performance analysis. Topics of interest includes but are not limited to: Storage systems modeling and analysis tools; Feed-back and empirical evaluation of storage systems; Application I/O characterization; Parallel I/O and storage systems: consistency, caching, replication, reliability and fault recovery overhead; Network challenges and storage systems: Scalability, QoS, Partitionability; Low latency storage systems usability and analysis: memory-only, Flash, NVRAM, Storage Class Memory; File system design; Operating system stack optimization; Cloud and distributed storage.



Title:The 4th IEEE Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA)
Abstract Deadline:2016-04-01
Submission Deadline:2016-04-14
Dates:August 17-19, 2016
Location:Daegu, Korea
IEEE Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA) provides a fantastic opportunity for global nonvolatile memory researchers from different communities to discuss and exchange knowledge, ideas, and insights, and to facilitate the establishment of potential collaborations that can speed up the progress in the design and application of NVMs. An expanded technical program will be offered in NVMSA 2016 for the audience from academy and industry. The topics of NVMSA cover the research and development advances in both mainstream and emerging NVMs. The event is designed to foster interaction and presentation of early results, new ideas and speculative directions. Thus, NVMSA will combine the presentations of the papers accepted from the regular submissions as well as a number of invited talks from researchers in academia, technologists from industry, and case studies on the use of NVMs. Participating authors are invited to submit six-page manuscripts to the conference and all accepted papers will be published in the conference proceeding. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. The extensions of some selected papers will be published in a special issue of The Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design.

Networks 2016

Title:17th International Network Strategy and Planning Symposium
Submission Deadline:2016-04-04
Dates:September, 26-28, 2016
Location:Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The prime focus of Networks 2016 is on Emerging Topics in Network Planning and Operations: - Software Defined Networking (SDN), - Network Function Virtualization (NFV), - Cloud networking, - Big data analytics, - Cybersecurity issues and solutions, - OTT services and impact on service providers, - Social networks and impact on new services, - Vehicular and 5G networks and their challenges, - Smart cities, - Internet of Things, - Peer to peer networking, - New paradigms.   Networks 2016 topics also cover (but are not limited to) the following main tracks (detailed topics are available at : - Network Design and Planning Methods - Economic Aspects of Network Planning and Operations - Network Planning Support Processes - Traffic Measurements and Modelling - Routing, Traffic Flows and Optimization   For further information please visit

JSA (Special Issue)

Title:Journal of Systems Architecture: Special Issue on Reliable Software Technologies for Dependable Distributed Systems
Submission Deadline:2016-04-20
Location:Journal of Systems Architecture (Elsevier)
This special issue calls for contributions on design and implementation of dependable systems. Software intensive dependable systems design and implementation models that efficiently manage the platform resources. Contributions on the selection and evaluation of distributed interaction models for middleware, software technology choices, model-based design including accurate though flexible temporal behavior modeling, resource efficiency, performance, scalability, and coordination are requested. Contributions may focus at the different levels of the software stack of a reliable system: operating systems, middleware, programming models, security, and related mechanisms to enhance the flexibility and reliability.



Title:12th annual workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time applications
Submission Deadline:2016-04-28
Dates:July, 5th, 2016
Location:Toulouse, France
OSPERT is a forum for researchers and engineers working on (and with) Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOSs) to present recent advances in RTOS technology, to promote new and existing initiatives and projects, and to identify and discuss new challenges. The workshop, provides the RTOS community with an opportunity to meet, to exchange ideas, to network, and to discuss future directions. The following types of submissions are sought: 1. proposals for stand-alone presentations; 2. proposals for reports on empirical experiments; and 3. technical papers (including short work-in-progress papers and full workshop papers). See for details

CD-ARES 2016

Title:International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop (CD-ARES 2016)
Submission Deadline:2016-04-30
Dates:August- September, 31-01, 2016
Location:Salzburg, Austria
Today’s highly interconnected and interdependent information systems are used in many different ways in order to perform and improve business operations. Thus, a multidisciplinary view on information systems is of great importance to meet future research challenges. This IFIP supported conference therefore is focused on multidisciplinary aspects across the breadth of Business and Enterprise Information Systems.The aim of this conference is to foster a forum for researchers and practitioners for discussing and resenting recent research ideas and results across the multiple research domains. The conference will be held in conjunction with the ARES conference. Therefore authors of papers with security and dependability focus are also encouraged to contribute to this workshop.As a multidisciplinary platform this conference will also provide the possibility of discussing addional interactions between elements that extend beyond technology such as organisational issues to include environmental factors (e.g. location based aspects, national and international payment mechanisms, …)CD-ARES will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2016) and is supported by IFIP TC 8 (WG 8.4, WG 8.9).


WISTP 2016

Title:10th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice
Submission Deadline:2016-05-03
Dates:September, 26.27, 2016
Location:Heraklion, Crete, Greece
The 10th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2016) seeks original submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems, the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law, business, and policy that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues.


ROME 2016

Title:4th Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era
Submission Deadline:2016-05-06
Dates:August, 22/23, 2016
Location:Grenoble, France
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.


DCCL 2016

Title:Distributed Cryptocurrencies and Consensus Ledgers (DCCL 2016)
Submission Deadline:2016-05-15
Dates:July 25, 2016
Location:Chicago, USA
This is a new workshop focusing on distributed cryptocurrencies and consensus ledgers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to * Distributed consensus among selfish nodes * Scalability * Mechanisms for consensus ledgers * Proof-of-work and alternatives * Byzantine fault tolerance * Systems implementing distributed ledgers and blockchains * Applications of blockchains to distributed computing * Nakamoto consensus and protocols based on proof-of-work * Smart contracts * Anonymity and privacy


SoCC 2016

Title:ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC) 2016
Abstract Deadline:2016-05-17
Submission Deadline:2016-05-24
Dates:October 2016
Location:San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
The annual ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. We solicit original contributions on all aspects of cloud computing. We particularly encourage submissions on the research, development, practice, and experience of cloud computing systems and data management. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the following, when related to cloud: Authors can submit a paper in one of the following categories: Research Papers, Experience Papers and Vision Papers. Sponsored by ACM SIGOPS and SIGMOD.


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.


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:Calls to Attend: Eurosys 2016 - ASPLOS 2016 - VEE 2016
Calls to Attend

* EUROSYS 2016

Registration is now open! 

*** Early Registration Deadline: March 28, 2016 ***

Conference Date:

18th-21st April 2016, London

Preliminary Program Outline

April 18: Pre-conference Tutorials and Workshops
April 19 - 21: Main Conference

List of accepted papers can be found at:

* ASPLOS 2016

The 21st International Conference on Architectural Support for
Programming Languages and Operating System

Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 2-6, 2016

- Main program

- Travel Grant Application (Deadline: March 1)

- Hotel Registration (Deadline: March 11)

- Conference Early Registration (Deadline: March 11)

* VEE 2016

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 12th ACM
SIGPLAN/SIGOPS Conference on Virtual Execution
Environments (VEE’16).

This year’s VEE continues its tradition of providing a forum for
researchers and practitioners to interact, share ideas, and
discuss the latest work on virtualization. The conference brings
together people from different domains of computer science, from
the top of the software stack down to the micro-architectural
level. In addition to the 13 accepted papers, the VEE’16 program
includes two keynote presentations by Ada Gavrilovska (Georgia
Tech) and Kathryn McKinley (Microsoft Research).  This year’s
program also includes a panel discussion on the state of
virtualization. We are happy to present the community with a
strong program (
covering a wide range of virtualization topics.
As in previous years, VEE '16 is co-located with ASPLOS 2016,
which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. VEE '16 will be
held concurrently with the ASPLOS 2016 workshops on April 2-3,
[Important Dates]
Travel Grant Deadline                Monday, February 29, 2016 
Travel Grant Notification            Monday, March 7, 2016
Early Registration Deadline          Friday, March 11, 2016
Conference                           Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, 2016
Please email: for any questions. We hope to
see you in Atlanta. Please forward this email to others who might
be interested in attending as well.


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