SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (09/02/2015)


  1. Announcements:
    * PPoPP 20162015-09-04
    MICRO Test of Time Award2015-09-15
    EWSN 20162015-09-21
    EuroSys 20162015-10-16
    EuroSys 2016 Shadow PC2016-09-25

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    SOSP Early Registration Deadline, SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award, GENI

  4. About SIGOPS Announce mailing list
    How to unsubscribe, subscribe, and submit requests for announcements.



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.

MICRO Test of Time Award

Title:MICRO Test of Time Award -- Call for Nominations
Submission Deadline:2015-09-15
The MICRO Test of Time (ToT) Award Committee is soliciting nominations for the second MICRO ToT Award to be given at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture in December 2015, to be held in Hawaii. This award recognizes the most influential papers published in past MICRO conferences that have had significant impact in the field. The award will recognize a MICRO paper whose influence is still felt 18-22 years after its initial publication. Only papers published at MICRO conferences held in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 are eligible. Please submit nominations via email to (nomination instructions: (Eligible papers:

EWSN 2016

Title:International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks
Submission Deadline:2015-09-21
Dates:February, 15-17, 2016
Location:Graz, Austria
The International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) is a highly selective single-track international conference focussing on premier research results at the intersection of embedded systems and wireless networking - an area of highest relevance for visionary technologies such as the Internet of Things or Cyber-Physical Systems and application domains such as Smart Production, Smart Cities, or Connected Cars. The featured topic of the 2016 edition of EWSN is "Dependability" and we specifically welcome contributions that aim at making networked embedded systems more reliable, predictable, safe, and secure in order to enable critical applications that require guaranteed performance.

EuroSys 2016

Title:EuroSys 2016
Abstract Deadline:2015-10-16
Submission Deadline:2015-10-23
Dates:April, 18-21, 2016
Location:London, United Kingdom
EuroSys 2016 seeks papers on all areas of computer systems research, including, but not limited to: Big data analytics frameworks; Cloud computing and data center systems; Database systems; Dependable systems; Distributed systems; File and storage systems; Language support and runtime systems; Mobile and pervasive systems; Networked systems; Operating systems; Parallelism, concurrency, and multicore systems; Real-time, embedded, and cyber-physical systems; Secure systems, privacy and anonymity preserving systems; Tracing, analysis, and transformation of systems; Virtualization systems. Abstract submission deadline is October 16, 2015; Full paper submission deadline is October 23, 2015; Notification to authors is on January 29, 2016.

EuroSys 2016 Shadow PC

Title:EuroSys 2016 Call for Shadow PC
Submission Deadline:2016-09-25
Dates:January, 25-29, 2016
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
A shadow program committee for the Eurosys 2016 conference is being organized under the sponsorship of Eurosys. Shadow PC members are expected to write their own detailed and rigorous reviews for assigned papers --- we expect a review load of 15-20 papers. Members --- especially those based in Europe --- are expected to attend a one-day shadow PC meeting in person. We are also planning a one-day workshop in Lisbon to which both shadow and main PC members are invited. If you are interested in participating or have any queries, please send e-mail to before September 25th 2015.


Title:SOSP, SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award, GENI
Call for Participation in SOSP 2015, SOSP History Day, and associated workshops

****** SOSP Early Registration Deadline on September 3rd ******
*** Conference-rate Hotel Reservation Deadline on September 3rd ***

On behalf of the Organizing Committees for SOSP 2015, SOSP History Day, 
and SOSP-associated workshops, we invite you to attend the 25th Symposium on 
Operating Systems Principles in Monterey, California, from October 4-7.  

We have a full day of workshops on Sunday, October 4th, and a strong program of
SOSP papers from October 5-7.  Because this is the 25th SOSP, we also have a 
special retrospective workshop, SOSP History Day, on October 4th.  
Of course, we also have social events planned: an opening reception Sunday 
evening, banquet Monday evening, and party on the beach in Monterey Tuesday 

The deadline for early registration for SOSP, September 3rd, is fast 
approaching.  This is also the deadline to make hotel reservations at the 
Portola Inn at the conference rate.

Complete information on the conference and accommodations is available at the 
SOSP website,

We expect this to be an exciting and historic SOSP, and look forward to having 
you join us in Monterey October 4-7!

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 9th, 2015.  Please see
for detailed nomination procedures, a list of previous
award winners, and a list of award-committee members.


The National Science Foundation (NSF), Computing Community Consortium (CCC), 
and GENI project office (GPO) are seeking community input to plan the future 
governance and direction of the Global Environment for Network Innovations 
(GENI). During the period from Fall 2015 through Fall 2017, the community 
(to include academia, industry, and government stakeholders, including NSF)
will establish governance, administrative, and operations resources and 
procedures to meet the following goals:

1. Continue and expand GENI's success as a platform for research and education;
2. Identify and recommend research investment opportunities in support of 
future GENI operations and capabilities; and
3. Maximize the contribution of existing cyberinfrastructure, design, and 
community to future research cyberinfrastructure projects.

Submissions are invited via email to by August 15. 
For background information and full details, see this CCC blog post:


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