20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles


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Work In Progress Submission Information

As in previous years, SOSP 20 will include a "Work in Progress" session. This session is intended to highlight the very latest, not-quite-ready-for-prime-time, research - including new approaches, new results, partial experiences, etc. WIP presentations slots will be short (5-6 minutes long including Q&A and setup time) and this limit will be vigorously enforced.

Presentations will be selected in advance, based on an extended 1-page abstract describing the main points to be covered in the presentation. The WIP review committee will evaluate submissions according to the following criteria:

  • Contains new, interesting work, not previously presented.
  • Represents early work that is not yet ready for submission to a refereed conference or journal.
  • Student submissions meeting the above criteria will be explicitly favoured; however, submissions are not limited to just students.

In 2005, submissions will be accepted in two groups.  A first set of submissions will be considered on July 1, 2005 with decisions two weeks later.  A second group of submissions will be considered immediately prior to the conference.  Please do not resubmit a rejected WIP abstract; resubmitted work will be rejected without consideration.  Our hope is that this process will help researchers who need some form of accepted submission to get permission for travel, while also keeping the doors open to work undertaken over the summer.

A single piece of work can be submitted to both the poster and the WIP session.  However, decisions will be made independently, and acceptance in one session does not imply acceptance in the other.

Accepted WIP abstracts will be published separately from the SOSP proceedings.  They will be available from the SOSP-20 web site and will also be printed as for distribution to conference attendees.

To submit please:

  • Write a 1-page extended abstract of the research to be described by the WIP presentation;
    All submissions should begin with the following information:
       Title: (title of proposed presentation)
       Name: (your name)
       E-mail: (your e-mail address)
       Student: (are you a student? yes/no)
  • Place the abstract on the web as a ASCII, HTML, postscript or PDF format document
  • Mail the URL for the document's location to the WIP Session Chair, Liuba Shrira (and please mention "SOSP WIP" in the subject).

If you are do not have access to a web server on which to post your abstract, you may email your abstract as an attachment directly to the WIP Session chair, Liuba Shrira.

Important Dates:

Deadline for first-round WIP submissions (extended abstract) July 1, 2005
Notification of first-round decisions July 15, 2005
Deadline for second-round WIP submissions (extended abstract) September 22, 2005
Notification of second-round decisions October 8, 2005
Conference October 23-26, 2005

Send any questions about the Work in Progress session to the WIP Session Chair, Liuba Shrira.