SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (11/02/2008)


  1. Announcements:
    * DEADLINE EXTENSION ACM SIGOPS OSR special issue2008-11-08
    * ACM SIGMETRICS / Performance 20092008-11-17
    MobiSys 20092008-11-26
    * WASL 2008 (Call for Participation)2008-12-07
    * SOSP 2009 Workshops Call for Proposals2008-12-18
    EuroSysDW 20092009-01-05
    IPTPS '092009-01-09
    SYSTOR 20092009-01-26
    JSSPP 20092009-02-13
    SOSP 20092009-03-02
    * ASPLOS 2009 (Call for Participation)2009-03-07
    * PACT 20092009-03-20

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  3. Special Announcements:
    Student Scholarships Available for Diversity '08

  4. About SIGOPS Announce mailing list
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Title:European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'09)
Abstract Deadline:2008-10-31
Submission Deadline:2008-11-07
Dates:March 30-April 3, 2009
Location:Nuremberg, Germany
EuroSys'09, the European Conference on Computer Systems, seeks papers on all aspects of computer systems - especially ones that bridge multiple areas. We're looking for papers that report on the design, implementation, evaluation and deployment of systems or research work. We also actively encourage papers about negative results, repetition or refutation of prior results, new ideas, and experiences with ideas or systems. We'll have both regular papers and short ones. We welcome submissions and attendance from all over the world.



Title:The Interaction among the OS, the Compiler, and Multicore Processors
Submission Deadline:2008-11-08
Deadline extension of ACM SIGOPS OSR special issue on "The Interaction among the OS, the Compiler, and Multicore Processors" The new deadline is Nov 8th, 2008


ACM SIGMETRICS / Performance 2009

Title:Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-11-17
Dates:June, 15-19, 2009
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
The joint ACM SIGMETRICS / Performance conference solicits papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. Of particular interest is work that presents new performance evaluation methods, or those that creatively apply previously developed methods to understand or to gain important insights into key design trade-offs in computer or network systems. Performance is broadly construed, including considerations of speed and scalability as well as reliability, availability, and manageability of systems. We particularly encourage submissions including real world empirical studies and focusing on implementation and experimental issues.

MobiSys 2009

Title:7th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys)
Abstract Deadline:2008-11-26
Submission Deadline:2008-12-03
Dates:22-25 June, 2009
Location:Krakow, Poland
Overview MobiSys 2009 seeks to present innovative and significant research on the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services. This conference, jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and USENIX, builds on the success of the previous six conferences. Submission Guidelines MobiSys 2009 seeks papers that take a broad systems perspective rather than focus narrowly on low-level components. The conference values results and insights obtained from working implementations more highly than those obtained solely from simulations. If you have any questions regarding relevance or other submission-related issues, please contact the program chairs at


WASL 2008 (Call for Participation)

Title:Call for Participation - Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs
Submission Deadline:2008-12-07
Dates:December 7th, 2008
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
System logs are a rich information source for analyzing and diagnosing system problems and predicting future events. However, most of this information is wasted due to their lack of organization or cross-vendor semantic consistency. This workshop focuses on novel techniques for extracting operationally useful information from existing logs and methods to improve the information content of future logs. Topics: Reports on publicly available log sources Log anonymization Log feature detection and extraction Prediction of malfunction or misuse Statistical log characterization Log compression/comparison Methods to enhance and standardize log semantics Diagnostic techniques Log visualization Analysis of services (problem ticket) logs


SOSP 2009 Workshops Call for Proposals

Title:SOSP 2009 Workshops Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline:2008-12-18
Dates:October 10th 2009
Location:Big Sky, MT
SOSP 2009 will officially host workshops at the Big Sky venue in Montana next October 2009. 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 workshops with the intent to draw upon the collective experience, interests and opinions of all SOSP attendees. For more information please visit the Workshops Call for Proposals web page: Important dates: Workshop proposals due: December 18th 2008 Notiļ¬cation of acceptance: January 9th 2009 Date of Workshop: October 10th 2009

EuroSysDW 2009

Title:The 3rd EuroSys Doctoral Workshop
Submission Deadline:2009-01-05
Dates:March 31, 2009
Location:Nuremberg, Germany
This full-day doctoral workshop, held on the day before the main EuroSys 2009 program, will provide a forum for students to present their PhD work and receive constructive feedback and general advice from experts in the field as well as peers. Invited speakers and panel discussions will address common challenges and general advice for PhD students.


Title:8th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS '09)
Submission Deadline:2009-01-09
Dates:April 21, 2009
Location:Boston, MA, USA
The 8th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS '09) provides a forum for researchers to engage in a lively discussion of current and future trends in peer-to-peer systems. The workshop provides a venue to present and discuss peer-to-peer technologies, applications, and systems, and to identify key research issues and challenges that lie ahead.


Title:The Israeli Experimental Systems Conference
Submission Deadline:2009-01-26
Dates:May 4-6, 2009
Location:Haifa, Israel
BM labs, in collaboration with Israeli academia, are organizing SYSTOR 2009, the first Israeli experimental systems conference. The goal of the conference is to promote systems research and to foster stronger ties between the Israeli and worldwide systems research communities and industry. SYSTOR 2009 will be a three-day conference combining academic and industrial sessions. Each day will include a keynote by a well-known international researcher on one of the conference topics. Papers of a practical and experimental nature are solicited for the academic and industrial tracks. The conference is open to all systems research topics, including storage and distributed systems.

JSSPP 2009

Submission Deadline:2009-02-13
Dates:May 29, 2009
Location:Rome, Italy
he JSSPP workshop, regularly ranked in the top 10% of Citeseer's impact lists, addresses most aspects of parallel scheduling. More than ever, this topic has grown in relevance and scope, and includes not only traditional supercomputers and clusters, but also emerging platforms and paradigms, such as multi-core and many-core systems, virtualization, Grids, and cloud computing. Please see website ( for more details.

SOSP 2009

Title:22nd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-02
Submission Deadline:2009-03-09
Dates:October 11-14, 2009
Location:Big Sky, Montana
Contact Email:Jeanna Matthews <>
We are pleased to announce that the 22cd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP09) will be held October 11-14, 2009 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. SOSP is the world's premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, vendors and teachers of operating system technology. 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, mobility, security, embedded systems, fault tolerance, system management, peer to peer systems, and virtualization. We also welcome work that explores the interface to related areas such as computer architecture, networking, programming languages and databases. In keeping with SOSP tradition, we will favor work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialog, or reflects on experience with or measurements of state of the art implementations. Full call for papers available at


ASPLOS 2009 (Call for Participation)

Title:International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems Workshops and Tutorials
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-07
Submission Deadline:2009-03-08
Dates:March, 7-8, 2009
Location:Washington, DC
ASPLOS 2009 Workshops and Tutorials are posted on the conference website.


PACT 2009

Title:The Eighteenth International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-20
Submission Deadline:2009-03-27
Dates:September, 12-16, 2009
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina, US
PACT is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers from the hardware and software areas to present ground-breaking research related to parallel systems ranging across instruction-level parallelism, thread-level parallelism, multiprocessor parallelism and large scale systems.


EuroSys, European chapter of ACM SIGOPS


EuroSys, the European Chapter of ACM SIGOPS, has established an annual
prize to be awarded to a PhD student from a European University whose
thesis is regarded to be an exceptional, innovative contribution to
knowledge in the systems area. The "Systems" area of computer science is
the study of software platforms supporting a large spectrum of
applications. It includes operating systems, distributed systems, real-time
systems, systems aspects of databases, language runtimes, embedded systems,
computer networks etc., and intersects a large number of application areas.

The award will be judged by a committee appointed by EuroSys. The winner
will receive 2000 euros, which will be awarded at the EuroSys conference,
where the winner will be invited to deliver a short presentation based on
the thesis.

Theses should be nominated for the award by the student's PhD
supervisor(s). More information on rules and on the documents to be sent
can be found on the website:

The submission deadline is 12 December 2008, and PhD's defended after 1
September 2007 can be submitted.

Criteria for selection of the prize winner are the overall contribution to
systems research in terms of scientific originality, scientific
significance, scientific rigor, quality of the presentation and potential
for practical application.

In case a thesis is written in another language than English, it may be
accompanied by publications in English, describing the same research as
that described in the thesis.

The prize is awarded by EuroSys on the sole basis of merit. The prize money
is generously donated by Microsoft Research Cambridge.

Title:Student Scholarships Available for Diversity '08
Student Scholarships Available for Workshop on Supporting Diversity in
Systems Research (Diversity '08) 

Part of OSDI'08
December 7, 2008, San Diego, CA

The first Workshop on Supporting Diversity in Systems Research is a
community-building event, serving both to educate women and
under-represented minorities about the opportunities in systems research
and to support researchers who are already working in the field. The
workshop will include a range of panel sessions and presentations by
leading researchers from academia and industrial labs.  The program will
focus on information and advice specific to systems research, covering
topics in crafting a successful research career, from identifying important
problems to building a successful career in academia or in an industrial
research lab. Presentations will target early-career researchers and
under-represented minority and women students at the graduate and senior
undergraduate levels who have interests in systems research. The workshop
will also serve as a friendly networking opportunity or members of the
community to meet each other before attending the OSDI '08 conference.

A significant number of scholarship award for graduate and senior
undergraduate students are still available for travel, hotel and workshop
attendance and will be processed on a rolling basis with a deadline of
11/17.  Applications received after this deadline will be processed, but
may have difficulty with hotel availability.

The purpose of this posting in multifold. First, we want the greater
systems community to be aware of the Diversity Workshop and encourage
support and participation. Second, for graduate and senior undergraduate
students, we invite and encourage you to attend. The first step is to apply
for one of these scholarships. Third is a request for help from the faculty
mentors out there.  We ask you to get in touch with your students who may
benefit from this opportunity and get them to apply for scholarships and
attend this workshop.

Please see for both a link to the
workshop description and tentative program as well as a link to the
scholarship application procedures.


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