The steering committee has selected Koblenz, Germany to host SOSP 2021. The local organizing team will be Antoine Kaufmann, Keon Jang, and Peter Druschel.
Koblenz is a small city of 100,000 and has more than 2000 years of history at the confluence of the rivers Rhein and Mosel. The city is located in Germany, half-way between Frankfurt and Cologne. You can fly into Frankfurt airport, a major European hub with direct connections to most major international airports.
From Frankfurt airport it is a 1h15 minute train ride along the Rhine to get to Koblenz. The train ride first passes through the small but beautiful Rheingau wine region. After that the rest of the train ride goes through the upper middle Rhine valley or Rhine gorge. Koblenz is located at the confluence of the Mosel and the Rhine, also making it the northern end of the world famous mosel wine region.
The train runs directly on the left side of the Rhine, through many small towns and provides spectacular views of both sides of the Rhine valley, including castles and fortresses.
The conference will take place the modern Rhein-Mosel-Halle, close to Koblenz’s old town. It comfortably seats 700 attendees even in a configuration with tables. There is a large open atrium for poster sessions and breaks, as well as a number of modular conference rooms that can be subdivided to accommodate parallel workshops of different sizes.