The SIGOPS Blog

Editors:
Tianyin Xu, Akshitha Sriraman, Zhaoguo Wang, and Baris Kasikci

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Should conferences have a rebuttal phase?

Many CS systems and architecture conferences have a rebuttal phase or an author response period, where authors can respond to the questions asked by reviewers, and correct misunderstandings by reviewers. We discuss the pros and cons of this phase, and whether it is a net positive or negative for the community.  The author response phase

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Cross-posted from SIGARCH

Response to Change in the ASPLOS Conference Submission Process

In late November, the ASPLOS Steering Committee published a proposal to change the paper submission process for ASPLOS by introducing three deadlines per year and the possibility of resubmitting a paper. The Steering Committee asked the ASPLOS community for its opinion of the changes and suggestions for improvement.  64 people responded, and an overwhelming majority strongly

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Artifacts

Reproducible Experiments for Useful Internet Systems

Editor’s note: This is 3rd episode of the “How Are Award-winning Systems Research Artifacts Prepared” series. We invited Frank Cangialosi and Akshay Narayan to write about their practices of developing research artifacts for Internet systems and maintaining its reproducibility despite the dynamics of the Internet. Their artifacts won the Best Artifact Award at EuroSys 2021

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In Memoriam of Gilles Muller

We are deeply saddened to share the passing of our friend, Gilles Muller, aged 59 years. Supported by his loving family, he passed away at Rennes on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, after three years of battling cancer.

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A New ASPLOS Conference Submission Process

TL;DR The ASPLOS Steering Committee is considering two changes to the ASPLOS submission process: 1) three submission deadlines spread over the year, and 2) the possibility for papers near acceptance to be revised and resubmitted. This proposal outlines these changes. The steering committee welcomes comments and suggestions for improvement (please read the whole thing first)

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The Return of the Unix Shell

With about half a century of life, the Unix shell is pervasive and entrenched in our computing infrastructure—with recent virtualization and containerization trends only propelling its use. A fresh surge of academic research highlights show potential for tackling long-standing open problems that are central to the shell and enable further progress. A recent  panel discussion

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