SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (05/02/2016)


  1. Announcements:
    * NETWORKS 20162016-05-02
    WISTP 20162016-05-03
    ROME 20162016-05-06
    ISSRE 20162016-05-06
    * PT|UT Summer School 20162016-05-09
    APSys 20162016-05-13
    DCCL 20162016-05-15
    SoCC 20162016-05-17
    OSPERT 20162016-05-19
    * WiNTECH 20162016-05-22
    CCS 20162016-05-23
    SENSEAPP 20162016-05-23
    PPPJ 20162016-06-02
    CPA 20162016-06-06
    SecureComm 20162016-06-15
    * SBESC 20152016-07-04
    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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Title:NETWORKS 2016, 17th International Network Strategy and Planning Symposium
Submission Deadline:2016-05-02
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.

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.

ISSRE 2016

Title:The 27th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering
Abstract Deadline:2016-05-06
Submission Deadline:2016-05-13
Dates:October 23rd - 27th, 2016
Location:Ottawa, Canada
The 27th annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering invites you to attend and contribute to the leading conference in its field. ISSRE focuses on innovative, high-impact techniques and tools for assessing, predicting, and improving the reliability, safety, and security of software products. Our central objective is to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer as well as discussions about concerns, among practitioners and investigators from Academia and Industry. ISSRE emphasizes industrial relevance and rigorous empirical studies, combining them with theoretical excellence across presentations, tutorials, and workshops.


PT|UT Summer School 2016

Title:2nd Portugal|UT Austin summer school in systems and networking
Submission Deadline:2016-05-09
Dates:June 2-3, 2016
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
We invite doctoral and senior undergraduate/master's students to participate in the Portugal | UT Austin Summer School in systems and networking. The school will consist of two days of lectures by renowned researchers on selected topics in the broad area of systems and networking. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present a poster about their research and ample time to engage in discussion with all the participants. The summer school will take place in Costa da Caparica, a beach located a few kilometers south of Lisbon, easily reachable by taxi from the Lisbon airport. Students interested in participating in the summer school should send a short cv and a 1-page abstract of the research problem they are either working on or interested in addressing to

APSys 2016

Title:7th ACM SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems
Abstract Deadline:2016-05-13
Submission Deadline:2016-05-20
Dates:August, 4-5, 2016
Location:Hong Kong, China
Building on the success of its 2010-2015 predecessors in New Delhi, India; Shanghai, China; Seoul, South Korea; Singapore, Beijing, China, and Tokyo, Japan. APSys 2016 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 such as: - Operating systems, their interaction with hardware architecture and programming languages, and vice versa - Virtualization, including its novel applications - File and storage systems - Network systems including both wired and wireless networks - Mobile, embedded and pervasive systems - Cloud computing and data center management - Systems for Big Data Analytics - Distributed systems - Internet of Things - System energy characterization and optimization - Testing and verification of computer systems - Measurement, monitoring, and modeling - Reliability, scalability, and fault tolerance - Security and privacy - Experience with deployed systems - Application of interesting research ideas to computer systems, such as machine learning, stochastic modeling, new algorithms. The workshop favors works with an experimental flavor such as measurement and prototyping.

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, 5-7, 2016
Location:Santa Clara, 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.


Title:12th annual workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time applications
Submission Deadline:2016-05-19
Dates:July, 5, 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


WiNTECH 2016

Title:10th ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization
Abstract Deadline:2016-05-22
Submission Deadline:2016-05-26
Dates:October 3, 2016
Location:New York City, USA
WiNTECH will bring together researchers working in the broad area of experimental wireless networking. This workshop will serve as a forum to share new ideas and experiences gathered across all experimental aspects of wireless networks and systems, and facilitate discussions of key unresolved challenges in this area. We are seeking original, previously unpublished papers empirically addressing key issues and challenges in wireless networking. All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. Finally, one paper from its past five editions (2006-2010) will receive the Test of Time Award, recognizing its high impact on the experimental wireless networking research.

CCS 2016

Title:23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security
Submission Deadline:2016-05-23
Dates:October, 24-28, 2016
Location:Vienna, Austria
The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) is the flagship annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The conference brings together information security researchers, practitioners, developers, and users from all over the world to explore cutting-edge ideas and results. It provides an environment to conduct intellectual discussions. From its inception, CCS has established itself as a high standard research conference in its area. The 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security will be held in Vienna, Austria from October 24, 2016 to October 28, 2016.


Title:11th IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications
Submission Deadline:2016-05-23
Dates:November, 7-10, 2016
Location:Dubai, UAE
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from both academia and industry to showcase their work and obtain feedback. It serves as a forum for the sensing network research communities working on embedded sensing systems to discuss open issues, novel solutions, and the future development of wireless sensing in general. We encourage contributions describing innovative work in the realms of wireless sensor networks, cyber-physical systems, smart spaces, and all related disciplines.

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.

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.


SBESC 2015

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.


Title:SENSORNETS'17: 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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