The ACM Special Interest Group in Operating Systems

News & Noteworthy


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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SOSP 2017

The biennial ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles is the world’s premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, and teachers of computer systems technology. Academic and industrial participants present research and experience papers that cover the full range of theory and practice of computer systems software. SOSP 2017 will be held during October 29–31, 2017 in Shanghai, China.

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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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The Mark Weiser Award 2016

The 2016 Mark Weiser Award winner is Antony Rowstron. The award was announced at the OSDI ’16 Symposium Luncheon on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

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