SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (03/01/2017)


  1. Announcements:
    DBSec 20172017-03-06
    * ARES 20172017-03-10
    WiSec 20172017-03-13
    GreenMetrics 20172017-03-27
    ROSS 20172017-03-31
    * CLEEN 20172017-03-31
    * MAPL 20172017-04-03
    * SHCIS 20172017-04-04
    MASCOTS 20172017-04-04
    CNS 20172017-04-14
    * SOSP 20172017-04-14
    ECBS 20172017-04-24
    * ICAC 20172017-04-28
    SoCC 20172017-04-28
    DeepSpec 20172017-07-13

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  3. Special Announcements:
    ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Dissertation Award

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DBSec 2017

Title:31st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy
Submission Deadline:2017-03-06
Dates:July, 17-19, 2017
Location:Philadelphia, PA, USA
DBSec is an annual international conference covering research in data and applications security and privacy. The 31st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec 2017) will be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The conference seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of data protection, privacy, and applications security.


ARES 2017

Title:12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
Submission Deadline:2017-03-10
Dates:August - September, 29 - 01, 2017
Location:Reggio Calabria, Italy
The 12th 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.

WiSec 2017

Title:ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks
Abstract Deadline:2017-03-13
Submission Deadline:2017-03-20
Dates:July, 18 - 20, 2016
Location:Boston, USA
ACM WiSec is the leading ACM and SIGSAC conference dedicated to all aspects of security and privacy in wireless and mobile networks and their applications. In addition to the traditional ACM WiSec topics of physical, link, and network layer security, we welcome papers focusing on the security and privacy of mobile software platforms, usable security and privacy, biometrics, cryptography, and the increasingly diverse range of mobile or wireless applications such as Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. The conference welcomes both theoretical as well as systems contributions.

GreenMetrics 2017

Title:GreenMetrics 2017 Workshop (with ACM SIGMETRICS)
Submission Deadline:2017-03-27
Dates:June 5, 2017
Location:Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Sustainability is a topic of increasing importance in modern society. The primary objective of this workshop is to explore how improvements to or new uses of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can improve the environmental, economic and/or social sustainability of ICT systems, networks, and applications and of non-ICT processes (e.g., quantify the reduction in cost or carbon emissions from using tele-presence services instead of travel). Please see the website for more details.


Title:Workshops at the 25th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP17)
Submission Deadline:2017-03-31
Dates:Oct, 28, 2017
Location:Shanghai, China
SOSP 2017 will officially host workshops at the conference venue on Saturday, October 28th. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and preliminary results of topics related to SOSP in an interactive environment. We invite proposals for "open" workshops with the intent to draw upon the collective experience, interests, and opinions of all SOSP attendees.

ROSS 2017

Title:International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers
Submission Deadline:2017-03-31
Dates:June, 27, 2017
Location:Washington, D.C., USA
The ROSS workshop will be held as a full-day meeting at the HPDC 2017 conference, in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC. Topics of interest: OS and runtime system scalability on many-node and multi/many-core systems; management of heterogeneous and reconfigurable compute resources, including FPGAs, GPUs, etc.; distributed/hybrid/partitioned OSes and runtime systems for Supercomputing; 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; memory management and emerging memory technologies; the role of OS and runtime system in minimizing power usage.


CLEEN 2017

Title:5th International Workshop on Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks
Submission Deadline:2017-03-31
Dates:June 22, 2017
Location:Turin, Italy
This workshop explores novel concepts to allow for flexibly centralised radio access networks using cloud-processing based on open IT platforms, in coordination with network functions virtualization technologies and MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing), that are recognized as key enablers for the definition of future 5G systems. The aim is to allow for a guaranteed high quality of experience for mobile access to cloud-processing resources and services, and to allow a future network evolution focused on energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.


MAPL 2017

Title:1st Workshop on Machine Learning and Programming Languages
Submission Deadline:2017-04-03
Dates:June, 18, 2017
Location:Barcelona, Spain
Due to recent algorithmic and computational advances, machine learning has seen a surge of interest in both research and practice. From natural language processing to self-driving cars, machine learning is creating new possibilities that are changing the way we live and interact with computers. MAPL seeks to bring together programming language and machine learning communities to encourage collaboration and exploration in cross disciplinary research. The workshop will include a combination of peer-reviewed papers and invited events, such as invited talks, panels and/or town hall discussions. 


SHCIS 2017

Title:4th Workshop on Security in highly connected IT systems
Submission Deadline:2017-04-04
Dates:06, 19-22, 2017
Location:Neuchâtel, Switzerland
SHCIS’17 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners active in the field of highly connected IT systems, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary aspects. Topics of SHCIS'17 include security for distributed, mobile, embedded and cloud-based systems, code obfuscation, digital forensics, IDM, privacy, online trust and virtualization-based security approaches. SHCIS takes place co-located with the DISCOTEC conferences (DAIS, FORTE and COORDINATION).


Title:The 25th IEEE International Symposium on the Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems
Abstract Deadline:2017-04-04
Submission Deadline:2017-04-11
Dates:September 20-22, 2017
Location:Banff, Alberta, Canada
The MASCOTS conference encourages original submissions describing state-of-the-art research in the areas of the performance evaluation of computer systems and networks. Papers describing results of theoretic and/or practical significance are solicited. Experimental, modeling, and simulation studies are all in the scope of the conference. Work presenting novel performance evaluation methods or providing insights on design and runtime management tradeoffs are particularly encouraged.

CNS 2017

Title:5th IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
Submission Deadline:2017-04-14
Dates:October, 9-11, 2017
Location:Las Vegas, NV, USA
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a premier 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. The 5th IEEE CNS will be held in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada from October 9, 2017 to October 11, 2017. The conference seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research results in all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security.


SOSP 2017

Title:26th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2017-04-14
Submission Deadline:2017-04-21
Dates:October 29-31, 2017
Location:Shanghai, China
The 26th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles seeks to present exciting, innovative research related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of computer systems software. SOSP takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, cloud systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, dependable systems, system management, and virtualization. We also welcome work that explores the interface to related areas such as computer architecture, networking, programming languages, and databases.

ECBS 2017

Title:5th European Conference on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems
Abstract Deadline:2017-04-24
Submission Deadline:2017-05-01
Dates:August, 31st - September, 1st, 2017
Location:Larnaca, Cyprus
ECBS 2017 is a formal meeting dedicated to engineering of computer-based systems. The conference is devoted to the design, development, deployment, and analysis of the complex systems whose behavior is largely determined or controlled by computers. Such systems are characterized by functional, performance, and reliability requirements that mandate the tight integration of information processing and physical processes. ECBS integrates software, hardware, and communication perspective of system engineering through its many facets that include system modeling, requirements specification, simulation, architectures, safety, security, reliability, human–computer interaction, system integration, verification and validation, high performance/parallel computing, cloud-based technologies, and project management.


ICAC 2017

Title:14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Submission Deadline:2017-04-28
Dates:July, 17-21, 2017
Location:Columbus, OH, USA
ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing, its foundations, principles, engineering, technologies, and applications. Nowadays, complex systems of all types, like large-scale data centers, cloud computing infrastructures, cyber-physical systems, the internet of things, self-organizing systems, organic computing systems, cognitive computing systems, or self-aware computing systems, involve many active, interconnected components that require careful coordination. Being impossible for a human to manage such systems, the autonomic computing paradigm with its support for self-management capabilities is increasingly indispensable for the components of our IT world. ICAC 2017 seeks the latest research advances on science and engineering concerning all aspects of autonomic computing.

SoCC 2017

Title:ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2017
Abstract Deadline:2017-04-28
Submission Deadline:2017-05-05
Dates:Sep 25-27, 2017
Location:Santa Clara, California, USA
The annual ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC'17) brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. ACM SoCC'17 is the 8th edition of the premier conference on cloud computing; it is the only conference co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and on Operating Systems (SIGOPS). SoCC will be held in Silicon Valley, to foster connections between the academic and industrial communities operating in the cloud space. 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.

DeepSpec 2017

Title:1st DeepSpec Summer School on Verified Systems
Submission Deadline:2017-07-13
Dates:July, 13-28, 2017
Location:Philadelphia, USA
Can critical systems be built with no bugs in hardware, operating systems, compilers, crypto, and other key components? It may seem a pipe dream, but the past decade has seen explosive advances in the technology required to realize it. This summer school aims to give participants a wide-ranging overview of several ambitious projects currently underway in this space. Participants will complete the summer school with a thorough understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of these projects plus considerable hands-on experience with state-of-the-art tools for building verified systems.


Title:ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Dissertation Award

Nomination deadline: 1 March 2017

The Paul Caspi Dissertation Award is a new ACM SIGBED award established in 2013. The award will recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations that significantly advance the state of the art in the science of embedded systems, in the spirit and legacy of Dr. Paul Caspi's work.

The ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Dissertation Award will be presented annually to the author of an outstanding dissertation in the area of Embedded Systems. The author of the winning dissertation will be invited to publish a dissertation summary in the ACM SIGBED Newsletter and to submit their work to the journal ACM TECS (Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems) for possible publication, after the normal peer-review process. The award will include an award certificate for the author and an honorarium of 2000 USD. A public citation for the award paper will be placed on the SIGBED web site.

The nomination should be submitted via EasyChair at


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