SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (05/01/2015)


  1. Announcements:
    * IS3C20152015-05-04
    * HOTI 20152015-05-04
    * CAC 20152015-05-08
    * IEEE CloudNA 20152015-05-09
    * Middleware2015-05-15http://
    ROME 20152015-05-22
    * TRIOS 20152015-05-26
    * Elsevier PHYCOM journal2015-05-31
    Mobiwac 20152015-06-12
    IoTaaS 20152015-06-15
    * STM 20152015-06-16
    C&TC 20152015-06-23
    * PLOS'152015-07-03
    ICMC 20152015-07-16
    ICISS 20152015-07-29
    * PPoPP 20162015-09-04
    CloudDP 20152015-10-02
    MMSys 20152015-10-17

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    SIGOPS HoF and Mark Weiser Awards, FCRC

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Title:6th ACM SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys 2015)
Abstract Deadline:2015-05-03
Submission Deadline:2015-05-08
Dates:July, 27-28, 2015
Location:Tokyo, Japan
Building on the success of its 2010-2014 predecessors, APSys 2015 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. More details can be found on our web-site. (Submission deadline was extended to May 3rd and May 8th)



Title:International Summer School on Smart Cars 2015
Submission Deadline:2015-05-04
Dates:September, 06-12, 2015
Location:Graz, Austria
International Summer School on Smart Cars 2015 Location and Date: Graz, Austria, Sept 6 - 12, 2015 We also encourage participants to not only attend the lectures from international experts, but to also present their own work during seminar modules.For participants successfully completing the summerschool, 3.5 ECTS credit points will be awarded. For more details, check the website:


HOTI 2015

Title:23rd International Symposium on High Performance Interconnects 2015
Abstract Deadline:2015-05-04
Submission Deadline:2015-05-11
Dates:August 26-28, 2015
Location:Santa Clara, CA
Hot Interconnects is the premier international forum for researchers and developers of state-of-the-art hardware and software architectures and implementations for interconnection networks of all scales, ranging from multi-core on-chip interconnects to those within systems, clusters, data centers, and clouds. Themes include cross-cutting issues spanning computer systems, networking technologies, and communication protocols for high-performance interconnection networks. This conference is directed particularly at new and exciting technology and product innovations in these areas. Contributions should focus on real experimental systems, prototypes, or leading-edge products and their performance evaluation. This year's best papers on interconnect microarchitecture will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special edition of IEEE Micro.


CAC 2015

Title:IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC 2015)
Abstract Deadline:2015-05-08
Submission Deadline:2015-05-15
Dates:September 21-25, 2015
Location:Cambridge, MA, USA
Enterprise-scale cloud platforms and services systems, present common and cross-cutting challenges in maximizing power efficiency and performance while maintaining predictable and reliable behavior, and at the same time responding appropriately to environmental and system changes such as hardware failures and varying workloads. Autonomic computing systems address the challenges in managing these environments by integrating monitoring, decision-processing and actuation capabilities to autonomously manage resources and applications based on high-level policies. Research in cloud and autonomic computing spans a variety of areas, from computer systems, architecture, middleware services, databases and data-stores, and networks to machine learning and control theory.


IEEE CloudNA 2015

Title:IEEE International Workshop on Cloud-based Networks and Applications
Submission Deadline:2015-05-09
Dates:October 26-29, 2015
Location:Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
This workshop solicits unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions and techniques pertaining to networking within the cloud datacenter and to the efficient and effective cloud deployment and hosting of the various emerging applications and services. The IEEE CloudNA 2015 will be a one-day workshop and will include a keynote speech. The workshop be held in conjunction with the 40th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks.



Title:16th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference
Abstract Deadline:2015-05-15
Submission Deadline:2015-05-20
Dates:8-11 December, 2015
Location:Vancouver, Canada
The annual ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and use of middleware systems. 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. General co-chairs: Rodger Lea and Sathish Gopalakrishnan, UBC Program committee co-chairs: Amy Murphy, FBK-IRST Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech

ROME 2015

Title:3rd Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era
Submission Deadline:2015-05-22
Dates:August, 24-25, 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.


TRIOS 2015

Title:3rd Conference On Timely Results in Operating Systems (TRIOS)
Submission Deadline:2015-05-26 (direct submissions) or 2015-06-08 (SOSP transfers)
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:6/8). 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.


Elsevier PHYCOM journal

Title:CFP: Elsevier PHYCOM Special issue on D2D-based Offloading Techniques
Submission Deadline:2015-05-31
Dates:December 2015
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: - 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.

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.

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.


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.



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.

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.

CloudDP 2015

Title:5th International Workshop on Cloud Data and Platforms
Submission Deadline:2015-10-02
Dates:April, 21, 2015
Location:Bordeaux, France
The International Workshop on Cloud Data and Platforms 2015 (CloudDP 2015) will be the fifth in a series of workshops that bring together researchers interested in cloud-based platforms for data management and high-velocity, big data processing. CloudDP 2015 will be hosted together with EuroSys 2015, a premier forum for discussing issues of systems software research and development.

MMSys 2015

Title:ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys)
Submission Deadline:2015-10-17
Dates:March, 18-20, 2015
Location:Portland, OR
The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and the interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types.


Title:SIGOPS HoF and Mark Weiser Awards, FCRC
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
FCRC 2015 will be held in Portland Oregon from June 12-20. Chaired by 
Rajiv Gupta of UC Riverside, the conference will assemble a spectrum of 
affiliated research conferences into a week-long coordinated meeting. 
The technical program for each affiliated conference will be independently 
administered, with each responsible for its own meeting's structure, content 
and proceedings. To the extent facilities allow attendees are free to attend 
technical sessions of other affiliated conferences being held at the same time 
as their home conference. Conferences include:
 CRA-W 2015: Career Mentoring Workshop
 EC 2015: The 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation
 HPDC 2015: The 24th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing
 CCC: Computational Complexity Conference 
 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
 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


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