SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (11/01/2013)


  1. Announcements:
    * SOSP'13 2013-11-03
    L@S 20142013-11-08
    * CCGRID 20142013-11-11
    VEE 20142013-11-14
    * ASPLOS 2014 2013-11-22
    * ICDCS 2014.2013-11-22
    ACM E-Energy 20142014-01-15
    * SEC 20142014-01-20
    * DAIS 20142014-02-01

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    SOSP '13 registration, PRObE, EuroSys jobs page, Berkeley programmer job opening

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Title:IEEE Internet Computing CFP: Special issue on Web-Scale Data Centers
Abstract Deadline:2013-10-15
Submission Deadline:2013-11-01
Contact Email:
IEEE Internet Computing will publish a special issue on "web-scale data centers" in mid 2014. Details regarding possible topics are at the associated web page. Information about submission requirements are at



Title:24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'13)
Submission Deadline:2013-11-03
Dates:Nov., 3-6, 2013
Location:Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA
This is a friendly reminder to register for SOSP'2013, we are just a month away from the conference. We are excited to bring you a great set of workshops and papers at the conference. Please check out the program and papers at

L@S 2014

Title:First ACM Conference on Learning at Scale
Submission Deadline:2013-11-08
Dates:March, 4-5, 2014
Location:Atlanta, GA, USA
"Learning at Scale" refers to new approaches for students to learn and for teachers to teach, when engaging large numbers of students, either in a face-to-face setting or remotely, whether synchronous or asynchronous, with the requirement that the techniques involve large numbers of students (where "large" is preferably thousands of students, but can also apply to hundreds in in-person settings). Topics include Usability Studies, Tools for Automated Feedback and Grading, Learning Analytics, Analysis of Log Data, Studies of Application of Existing Learning Theory, Investigation of Student Behavior and Correlation with Learning Outcomes, New Learning and Teaching Techniques at Scale.



Title:14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing
Submission Deadline:2013-11-11
Dates:May 26-29, 2014
Location:Chicago, IL, USA
Rapid advances in architectures, networks, and systems and middleware technologies are leading to new concepts and platforms for computing, ranging from Clusters and Grids to Clouds and Datacenters. The 14th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2014) is a forum bringing together international researchers, developers, and practitioners to present leading research activities and results on a broad range of topics related to these concepts and platforms, and their applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, workshops, tutorials, and posters, as well as the SCALE challenge featuring live demonstrations.

VEE 2014

Title:10th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE'14)
Submission Deadline:2013-11-14
Dates:March, 1-2, 2014
Location:Salt Lake City, UT, USA
VEE'14, co-located with ASPLOS'14, invites authors to submit original papers related to virtualization, encompassing all layers from the microarchitectural level and throughout the entire software stack. Topics of interest include: virtualization support for programs and programmers; architecture support for virtualization; operating system support for virtualization; compiler and programming language support for virtualization; runtime system support for virtualization; virtual I/O, storage, and networking; memory management; management technologies for virtual environments; performance analysis and debugging for virtual environments; and virtualization technologies applied to specific problem domains such as cloud, HPC, realtime, power management, and security.



Title:19th Annual International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Submission Deadline:2013-11-22
Dates:March, 1-5, 2014
Location:Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Call for Tutorial Proposals for ASPLOS. Please see submission format details at: Proposals to be submitted via e-mail to Ioana Baldini ( and Livio Soares (, with the subject "ASPLOS 2014 Tutorial Proposal". Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail. Important Dates Submission deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013 Notification: Monday, December 02, 2013


ICDCS 2014.

Title:34th Int. Conf. on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2014)
Abstract Deadline:2013-11-22
Submission Deadline:2013-11-29
Dates:June, 30-July,3, 2014
Location:Madrid, Spain
The conference provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present their latest research findings in any aspects of distributed computing. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to: - Big Data, Data Management and Analytics - Cloud Computing and Data Center Systems - Distributed OS and Middleware - Algorithms and Theory - Fault Tolerance and Dependability - Security and Privacy - Social Networks, Crowdsourcing, and P2P systems - Energy Management and Green Computing - Sensor Networks and Systems - Mobile and Wireless Computing - File and Storage Systems

ACM E-Energy 2014

Title:The Fifth International Conference on Future Energy Systems
Submission Deadline:2014-01-15
Dates:June 11-13 2014
Location:Cambridge, England
The fifth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy), to be held in Cambridge, UK in June 2014, aims to be the premier venue for researchers working in the broad areas of computing and communication for smart energy systems (including the smart grid), and in energy-efficient computing and communication systems. By bringing together researchers in a high-quality single-track conference with significant opportunities for individual and small-group interaction, it will serve as a major forum for presentations and discussions that will shape the future of this area.


SEC 2014

Title:29th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2014 International Conference ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection
Submission Deadline:2014-01-20
Dates:June, 2-4, 2014
Location:Marrakech, Morocco
This conference is the flagship event of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems (TC-11, Previous SEC conferences were held in: Auckland (New Zealand) 2013, Heraklion (Greece) 2012, Lucerne (Switzerland) 2011, Brisbane (Australia) 2010.


DAIS 2014

Title:14th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2014)
Abstract Deadline:2014-02-01
Submission Deadline:2014-02-07
Dates:June, 3-6, 2014
Location:Berlin, Germany
The DAIS 2014 conference, part of the IFIP Distributed Computing Techniques (DisCoTec) series of federated conferences, is one of the leading international venues to discuss all aspects of distributed applications and systems, throughout their lifecycle. This includes the design, architecture, implementation and operation of distributed computing systems, their supporting middleware, appropriate software engineering methods and tools, as well as experimental studies and practical reports. Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 14th International DAIS conference will provide a forum for researchers and industry practitioners, to discuss and learn about new technologies, concepts and experiences in distributed computing.


Title:SOSP '13 registration, PRObE, EuroSys jobs page, Berkeley programmer job opening
SOSP'13 Registration Is Open

Please join us in Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Pennsylvania, USA, for
the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles. The ACM
Symposium on Operating Systems Principles is the world's premier forum
for professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds to present
and discuss innovative and exciting research in computer systems.

Here are the important dates and links:

  Standard registration ends on October 27th, 2013:

  SOSP will also be hosting a broad range of co-located
  workshops(Diversity, HotDep, HotPower, INFLOW, LADIS, PLOS, TRIOS):

You can find other details including a tentative program at:

Call for Proposals: Availability of 1000 Nodes for Systems Research

NSF's PRObE ( operates four clusters to support
systems research at scale.  The largest is Kodiak
(, which is 1000 nodes
(two core x86, 8GB DRAM, two 1TB disks, 1GE and 8Gbps IB) donated by
Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Today Kodiak is hosting researchers from Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon
and Los Alamos.  Princeton researchers have published results from
Kodiak at the most recent NSDI (Wyatt Lloyd, "Stronger Semantics for
Low-Latency Geo-Replicated Storage", NSDI 2013).  On PRObE staging
clusters are researchers from U Central Florida, UT Austin, Georgia
Tech and Carnegie Mellon.

PRObE resources are intended for (infrastructure) systems researchers
committed to public release of their research results, typically
publishing in distributed systems (eg. OSDI or SOSP), cloud computing
(e.g. SOCC), supercomputing (e.g. SC or HPDC), storage (e.g. FAST), or
networking (e.g. NSDI).

PRObE resources are managed by Emulab ( a cluster
manager for allocating physical nodes that has been in use for systems
research for over a decade (Brian White, "An Experimental Environment
for Distributed Systems and Networks," OSDI 2002).  Users start by
porting and demonstrating their code on a 100-node staging cluster
such as Denali built from the same equipment donation from Los Alamos.
With demonstrated success on a staging cluster, and a compelling
research goal, Kodiak can be requested and allocated, possibly
exclusively, for hours to days.

To start using PRObE resources:
- visit to learn about the resources
- visit to request a PRObE-specific Emulab
- have a research leader or faculty member get an account and define a
  project on
- use Portal to get onto Denali, to allocate a single node experiment,
  login into that node to customize and resave the OS image for your
  project, then launch a multi-node experiment to demonstrate your
  system at less than 100 node scale
- use to request a large allocation
  on Kodiak (this is a HotCRP paper review web site, where your paper
  is a short justification for your research, your preparedness for
  using Kodiak, and your credientials and appropriateness for using
  NSF resources)
- PRObE managers will review, approve and schedule your use of large
  allocations of Kodiak time

In a matter of weeks another style of large PRObE resource will come
online.  Susitna is 34 nodes of 64 core x86 processors, for a total of
more than 2000 x86 cores.  Susitna also has NVidia donated K20 GPU
coprocessors with 2496 cuda cores each, for a total of 84,864 cuda
cores.  With 128 GB DRAM, a hard disk and an SSD each, Susitna nodes
are interconnected by 40Gbps ethernet, 40 Gbps infiniband and 1Gbps

NSF PRObE resources will be available for at least the next two years.

All uses of PRObE resources are obligated to publish their results,
either in conferences or one their web sites, and acknowledge NSF
PRObE resources used in these publications.

See also our PRObE introduction article in the June 2013 USENIX
;login: vol 38, no 3, 2013

The EuroSys jobs page: A resource for the whole systems community

If you are searching for a position in the Systems area, take a look
at New announcements are posted every day, in
several categories: internships, PhD grants and doctoral programs,
post-docs and permanent positions.

If you want to advertise for systems people, go to, and click on the appropriate "Advertise" link.
YOu will be asked to fill in a small form, with a 10-word description
of the job offer, the URL of your lab and the URL of a more detailed

The EuroSys jobs page gets around 10,000 hits a month.

UC Berkeley is looking for a great programmer
Dear academic & professional colleagues:

If you have an MS-or-better student finishing up this semester who's 
looking to stay in academia for a bit but doesn't want to jump right 
into a PhD, or a great programmer who's been around the block a 
couple of times and is looking to do something in the Bay Area for 
a few years, the ASPIRE project at UC Berkeley (agile co-design of 
hardware and software for high performance and energy efficiency) 
is looking for a full time programmer.

Technically, someone who knows something about languages and language
 engineering and has great software engineering practices; socially, 
someone who's interesting to be around and (ideally) even has some 
experience in an academic or R&D setting.

Nominally a career position, solid salary, great benefits and work 
with fun people - not just the Berkeley crowd but the many, many 
companies we have close relationships with (Intel, Google, Nokia, 
NVidia, Oracle, many others), and the chance to work with truly 
great students in a variety of settings.

for more details and/or email Armando Fox <> 
if any questions!


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