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Operating Systems Review (OSR) is a publication of the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS), whose scope of interest includes: computer operating systems and architecture for multiprogramming, multiprocessing, and time sharing; resource management; evaluation and simulation; reliability, integrity, and security of data; communications among computing processors; and computer system modeling and analysis.

Editors: Jeanna Matthews (Clarkson University) and Thomas Bressoud (Denison University)

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Operating Systems Review (OSR) is a publication of the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS), whose scope of interest includes: computer operating systems and architecture for multiprogramming, multiprocessing, and time sharing; resource management; evaluation and simulation; reliability, integrity, and security of data; communications among computing processors; and computer system modeling and analysis.

Archives of OSR are available from the ACM Digital Library.

Contributions to OSR

With the January 2006 issue, the publication policy of the OSR is changing. In particular, each issue will be organized around a theme and submissions will be solicited for that theme. Guest editors will often be chosen to solicit and review submissions for a special topics issue. We are interested in having a broad range of special topics reflecting both academic and industrial interests. If you would like to suggest a topic or volunteer to serve as a guest editor, please contact the OSR editor, Jeanna Matthews (jnm@acm.org).

In addition to the special topics content, individual submissions will also be considered. Individual submissions may be collected together into a single issue or included in a seperately designated section of a special topics issue. We encourage submitters to contact the OSR editor to propose a particular individual submission and to discuss possible publication dates. We would especially like to encourage individual submissions in the following categories:

  • Polemics: Seek out points of difference and encourage both sides to write their side of the story. Such articles could revisit debates from recent conferences. This could also include counter arguements or responses to recently published works.
  • Works in Progress: Descriptions of on-going work in operating systems especially work for which feedback is desired from the community.
  • Results of Repeated Research: Describe experience with and results from independent trials of previously published work. (See "The Case for Repeated Research In Operating Systems" in OSR, Volume 38, Number 2, April 2004.)
  • Memorials or Historical Accounts: ACM as a whole is working to preserve its history and has asked each of the SIGS to collect descriptions of the early days of its community. OSR would be an excellent place to publish such accounts.
  • Novel Approaches to Operating Systems Education: Describe particularly effective assignments and teaching techniques in operating systems.
  • Tutorials: Provide a clear explanation or survey of a topic of interest to the OS community. Anyone interested in submitting an individual article should submit a proposal to the OSR editor. This proposal should briefly describe the proposed submission (1-2 paragraphs), estimate the page count of the final submission and identify it as an example of one the categories listed above if applicable. If the proposed article is already complete, please indicate this in the proposal.

Recent/Upcoming Special Topics

Issue Topic Guest Editor Submission Deadline/
Call For Participation
January 2013 Best Papers From LADIS 2012

Robbert van Renesse (Cornell), Dahlia Malkhi (Microsoft Research)

 
July 2013 Extended Papers from the 1st International Workshop on Dependability Issues in Cloud Computing (DISCCO) Miguel Correia(INESC-ID/Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Neeraj Mittal (U. Texas Dallas)  
December 2013 Extended Papers from Green and Cloud Middleware Workshop Noel De Palma (University Joseph Fourier, France), Daniel Hagimont (University of Toulouse, France)  
January 2014 Extended papers from Brazilian Symposium on Computer System Engineering

Selected papers from SOSP 2013

HotDep 2013 proceedings

HotPower 2013 proceedings
Thomas Bressoud (Denison University)  
April 2014 Extended Papers from the 2nd International Workshop on Dependability Issues in Cloud Computing (DISCCO) Miguel Correia(INESC-ID/Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Neeraj Mittal (U. Texas Dallas)  
January 2015 Repeatability and Sharing of Experimental Artifacts Eric Eide (University of Utah) September 26, 2014

Past Special Topics

Issue Topic Guest Editor Original Call For Participation
January 2006 PlanetLab Marc Fiuczynski (Princeton) November 1/November 15 2005
April 2006 Operating and Runtime Systems for High-end Computing Systems Barney Maccabe (University of New Mexico)
Patrick Bridges (University of New Mexico)
Orran Krieger (IBM)
February 1/February 15 2005
July 2006 Self-Organizing Systems Emin Gün Sirer (Cornell) May 1/May 15 2006
October 2006 Eurosys 2006 Proceedings    
December 2006 ASPLOS 2006 Proceedings    
January 2007 File and Storage Systems Erik Riedel (Seagate) November 1/November 15 2006
April 2007 Systems work at Microsoft Research Mike Schroeder (Microsoft Research)  
June 2007 Eurosys 2007 Proceedings    
July 2007 Secure Small-Kernel Systems Michael Hohmutd (Technische Universität Dresden) April 8 2007
October 2007 Gossip-Based Networking Anne-Marie Kermarrec(INRIA/IRISA) and Maarten Van Steen (Vrije Universiteit)  
December 2007 SOSP 2007 Proceedings    
January 2008 Systems Work at IBM Research Dilma Da Silva, Robert Wisniewski (IBM TJ Watson Research Center)  
March 2008 ASPLOS Proceedings    
April 2008 Computer Forensics Ewa Huebner (University of Western Sydney) and Frans Henskens (University of Newcastle) December 1 2007
May 2008 Eurosys 2008 Proceedings    
July 2008 Research and Developments in the Linux Kernel Muli Ben-Yehuda, Eric Van Hensbergen (IBM), Marc Fiuczynski (Princeton) March 29 2008
October 2008 Best papers from Storage and I/O Virtualization, Performance, Energy, Evaluation and Dependability (SPEED08)

Best papers from the Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems
Peter Varman (Rice University) and Jun Wang (University of Central Florida)

Dilma Da Silva (IBM) and Antonio Frohlich (Federal Univ. of Santa Catarina)
 
January 2009 Computer Systems Research at HP Labs Jay Wylie, Jeff Mogul (HP Labs)  
April 2009 Interaction of Operating Systems and Multicore Chips Mohamed Zahran (City University of New York),
Kim Hazelwood (University of Virginia)
November 1 2008
July 2009 Best papers from VEE and Best papers from WIOV
David F. Bacon (IBM Research), Orran Krieger (VMware)
Muli Ben-Yehuda (IBM Haifa Research Lab), Alan Cox, Scott Rixner (Rice University)
 
December 2009 SOSP 2009 Workshops Marc Fiuczynski (Princeton) and Jeanna Matthews (Clarkson University)  
January 2010 HotStorage09

Best papers from the Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems
Erik Riedel (EMC), Eno Thereska, Dushyanth Narayanan (MSR Cambridge)

Antonio Frohlich (Federal Univ. of Santa Catarina)
 
April 2010 LADIS  
July 2010 Akamai Special Section

Best Papers from Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID 2010)
David Belson, Erik Nygren (Akamai)

Sara Bouchenak (Grenoble University), Eric Rutten (INRIA Grenoble)
 
December 2010 Systems Work at VMware Steve Herrod, Ben Verghese, Julia Austin, Orran Krieger, Sharon Weber (VMware)  
January 2011 Systems Work at Intel Michael Kaminsky, Scott Hahn (Intel)  
July 2011 Best Papers from 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking ( ICDCN 2011 ) Marcus Aguilera (Microsoft Research), Haifeng Yu (National University of Singapore)  
December 2011 Best papers from SOSP 2011 Workshops  
January 2012 Best papers from LADIS 2011

Best papers from Symposium on Computing Systems Engineering (Brazilian Computing Society)
Luis Rodrigues (INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa), Divyakant Agrawal (UC Santa Barbara)

Dilma Da Silva (IBM) and Antonio Frohlich (Federal Univ. of Santa Catarina)
 
July 2012 Best papers from 1st European Workshop on Dependable Cloud Computing (EWDCC 2012)

Extended Papers from 2nd International Workshop on Green Computing Middleware (GCM'2011)
Rüdiger Kapitza (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE), Alysson Bessani (Universidade de Lisboa)

Daniel Hagimont (University of Toulouse, France), Noel De Palma (University Joseph Fourier, France)
 
December 2012 Systems Work at NetApp John Strunk (NetApp)  

Submission Directions

Final submissions to OSR should be sent via email to the OSR editor, Jeanna Matthews (jnm@acm.org), or to a special topics guest editor as directed. Final submissions to OSR should include both an Acrobat PDF file and the original source following the ACM Proceedings format. If you do not use an official ACM Proceedings template, please do adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Document must be exactly 8.5" x 11"
  • No headers, footers, or page numbers.
  • Use a two-column format with a 0.75-inch margin everywhere.
  • For the basic text content, use a 9-point font size.
  • All fonts must be Type 1 or 3 PostScript fonts from the Latin 1 Fontset.
  • Do not use TrueType, bitmapped, or Ryumin fonts.
  • No superfluous white-space.
  • Use appropriately sized images that will print well in black and white (clearly legible, and no larger than necessary).

Beginning in 2009, SIGOPS conference proceedings will no longer be mailed as an issue of OSR. SIGOPS members may chose an optional proceedings package if they wish to receive SOSP, ASPLOS and Eurosys conference proceedings in the mail.

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