The Hall of Fame Award 2020

The SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (HoF) was instituted in 2005 to recognize the most influential Operating Systems papers that were published at least ten years in the past. The selection committee for 2020 consisted of Tom Anderson, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, and Brad Chen.

The following two papers were selected.

The 2020 SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award goes to

William Enck, Peter Gilbert, Byung-Gon Chun, Landon P. Cox, Jaeyeon Jung, Patrick McDaniel, and Anmol N. Sheth

For their paper

TaintDroid: An Information-Flow Tracking System for Realtime Privacy Monitoring on Smartphones

In
OSDI’10: Proceedings of the 9th USENIX conference on Operating systems design and implementation

“This paper was instrumental in demonstrating that taint tracking could be made both efficient and fine-grained. For unmodified smartphone applications, with minimal monitoring overhead, the authors found dozens of potential leaks of sensitive and private information. This work sparked an important research agenda on smartphone privacy that continues to this day.”

The Award Committee
The 2020 SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award goes to

Andrew Baumann, Paul Barham, Pierre-Evariste Dagand, Tim Harris, Rebecca Isaacs, Simon Peter, Timothy Roscoe, Adrian Schüpbach, and Akhilesh Singhania

For their paper

The Multikernel: A New OS Architecture for Scalable Multicore Systems

In
 SOSP ’09: Proceedings of the ACM SIGOPS 22nd symposium on Operating systems principles

“This paper synthesized a number of ideas from microkernels to build a highly scalable multiprocessor operating system. Barrelfish motivated the need for designing a single machine operating system as a distributed system, with shared memory message queues for communication between applications, per-core kernels, and scalable, user-level services.”

The Award Committee

The awards were announced Tuesday, November 5th, in the ACM SIGOPS Award Ceremony at OSDI 2020.