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News & Noteworthy

Grand Challenges in Computer Systems Research

NSF is sponsoring a community visioning workshop on Grand Challenges in Computer Systems Research on a 10-15 year horizon. This workshop will focus on architecture, operating systems, and programming systems, and be co-located with ASPLOS.

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The 1st ACM SIGOPS Summer School on Advanced Topics in System (SATIS)

ACM SIGOPS is sponsoring a series of summer schools on Advanced Topics in Systems to be held once every two years. This first summer school will focus on advanced topics in Distributed Systems and will be held 14-17 August 2018 on the picturesque and secluded island of Sommarøy located in a Norwegian fjord 300 km (200 miles) north of the Arctic circle.

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APSys 2017: September 2-3, 2017

Building on the success of its predecessors, APSys 2017 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. APSys 2017 will be held September 2-3 in Mumbai, India.

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Turing Award Celebration

During the next several months, ACM will celebrate 50 years of the Turing Award and the visionaries who have received it. Our aim is to highlight the significant impact of the contributions of the Turing Laureates on computing and society, to look ahead to the future of technology and innovation, and to help inspire the next generation of computer scientists to invent and dream.

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Recent Awards

The Hall of Fame Award 2017

The 2017 SIGOPS Hall-of-Fame awards goes to (1) Mike Burrows, for his paper “The Chubby lock service for loosely-coupled distributed systems”; and to (2) Giuseppe DeCandia, Deniz Hastorun, Madan Jampani, Gunavardhan Kakulapati, Avinash Lakshman, Alex Pilchin, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Peter Vosshall, and Werner Vogels for their paper “Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key-value Store”.

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